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This answer was indexed from Qibla.com, which used to have a repository of Islamic Q&A answered by various scholars. The website is no longer in existence. It has now been transformed into a learning portal with paid Islamic course offering under the brand of Kiflayn.

Are STDs a curse from Allah? 

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani I would like to know WHAT is the position of Islam regarding the people who get STD (sexual transmitted diseases)? Does STD consider as curse from Allah or consider as punishments? Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, There are two issues: 1.       Looking at the bigger picture; 2.       Looking at the… read more »

Is it okay for brothers and sisters to chat online?

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Answered by Shaykh Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf Mangera Is it okay for brothers and sisters to chat online? Answer: Assalamu alaykum In the name of Allah, Most Gracious Most Merciful. Islam has set down principles for the prosperity of mankind in this world and for their salvation in the hereafter. The early Muslims used to say,… read more »

Is taking intimate pictures of my spouse permissible?

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Answered by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari Is taking pornographic pictures or videos of my spouse permissible? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Regardless of the difference of opinion between the contemporary scholars about the ruling on photography, (even though, the position taken by virtually all scholars of the Indian Subcontinent… read more »

Logo on shirt and glasses

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani I have Ralph Lauren glasses and it has the horse logo on the nose support (the plastic that touches the nose). Can I wear the glasses when I am praying? Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, It is permitted to wear such items, and prayer in them is valid. However, it… read more »

The Fiqh of Working for a Bank 

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Answered by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari I am currently working for a bank, and I know at a basic level that you’re not allowed to work in bank due to Interest. This is not an Islamic bank.All that I am doing is checking if the customer has filled in the form right and sending… read more »

What about multi-faith prayer rooms?

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani I was at an airport a while back, and it became time for isha. As such, I found that the airport actually had a prayer room for all traditions. However, on one side (not towards the qibla) there was a cross and a picture. In such a scenario, is it… read more »

Selling items with images and the like…

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Answered by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari Is it Halal to sell items such as ornament of animals or people, or household items with pictures of animals or people to non Muslims? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, If the picture of a human or animal is clearly visible with all… read more »

The Rules of Backbiting

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Answered by Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad Al-Ghazali I want to know what exactly constitutes ‘gheebat’ or gossiping in Islam… I mean if someone’s actions directly affect you and you discuss the problem with others is that gheebat? secondly, can you tell me for instance, if I advise somebody and explain by referring to some one’s… read more »

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