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Clarification Regarding question 190

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السلام علیکم و رحمت اللہ و برکاتہ  I was going through the questions and answers in this site.  I came across question id 190. I am not convinced with the answer for following reasons: Islamic finder has both settings for Shafi and Hanafi Maslak timings.  The exact reason why that Masjid/Musallah adds 1 hour to… read more »

Woman in menses reciting Quran

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(1) Is it permissible for women in menses to recite the Qurʾān? Please outline the views of the four schools of thought. (2) Is it permissible for a woman in menses to recite verses of the Qurʾān as a supplication such as those in duʿā books? Please outline the views of the four schools of… read more »

Witr Salah in Makkah and Madinah

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When we visit Makkah and Madīnah in Ramaḍān, should we perform Witr Ṣalāh behind the Imam who does Salām after the second Rakʿah? بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer According to the Ḥanafī school of thought, Witr Ṣalāh consists of three Rakʿah with one set of Salām at the end of the third Rakʿah. However, according… read more »

Use of title Mawlana for scholars

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Can we use the title Mawlānā for scholars despite the following ḥadīth of Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim  ولا يقل العبد لسيده مولاي prohibiting us from it? بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Answer The use of the title Mawlānā when referring to scholars is undoubtedly permissible. The phrase Mawlā has over twenty meanings in the Arabic language, and the term… read more »

Turning the pages of the Quran with saliva on the finger

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What is the Islamic perspective on turning the pages of the Qurʾān with saliva on the finger? بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer Several jurists from the different schools of thought have cautioned against this. One should therefore exercise caution and avoid this. قال الله تعالی: ومن یعظم شعائر الله فإنها من تقوی القلوب۔ أقوال الحنفیة:… read more »

Six Fasts of Shawwal

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What is the reality of the six fasts of the month of Shawwāl? Answer بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم The six fasts should be kept anytime after the day of Eid in the month of Shawwāl continuously or separately and this is mustaḥab (recommended) according to the majority of scholars including the Ḥanafī, Shāfiʿī and Ḥanbalī… read more »