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Exchanging gifts on 10th of Muharram

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Question Salaams. Do we have to give gifts to our loved ones on 10th Muharram?   Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Shariah encourages exchanging of gifts. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said, تَهَادُوا تَحَابُّوا Give gifts and… read more »

Writing Bismillah 113 times

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Question Whoever, on the first of Muharram, writes down the entire بِسْم الله الرحمن الرحيم on a piece of paper 113 times and keeps it with him, will be saved from all types of calamities and misfortunes and will be given abundance in Rizq Tried and tested. (Muftee Shafee sahab Ra Jawaahir… read more »

Committing sins in the sacred months

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Q: Different “Rasam o Riwaj” on weddings like “mehndi, band baja, bhangra, music” are sinful activities. If we performing wedding in Muharram and Safar, then the sin of these activities remain same or higher? A: The sin is the same. However, in the four sacred months (Zul Qa`dah, Zul Hijjah, Muharram and Rajab) and in sacred… read more »

Can Tahajjud become fardh on a person?

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Q: My question is about tahajjud… My mother often, not regularly, wakes up for tahajjud and offers tahajjud namaaz as she cannot do so due to her health. She offers it regularly in Ramadhaan, Shawwal, Muharram and Zil Hajj, etc. (special months). Me and my sister also offer tahajjud daily Alhamdulillah. Recently, one of my relatives… read more »