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sunan abu dawud

How did Allah produce and bring about the world?

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful. Answer ‘And He it is who created the heavens and the earth in six days and His throne was on water, that He might try you, which of you is the best in deeds.’ (Surah Hud, V7). The above verse dispenses the...

Giving salaam to non-Mahram women

I am working in organisation, where ladies (Muslim) also works, while interacting with them should we say Assalamwalaikum or not and when they say Assalamuwalaikum should we reply to them with walaikumassalam or any other word or keep quite? In the name of Allah, the...

Eid Cards

  Eid Cards    In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.   Answer   The sending of Eid cards to friends and relatives is a custom, which is taken from the practice of non-Muslims (e.g. Christmas cards).   In a Hadith related by Imam Abu Dawud in...

Dye

  DO YOU HAVE TO HAVE A REASON TO DYE YOUR HAIR WITH MEHNDHI. EVEN IF YOU ARE YOUNG OR CAN YOU APPLY IT WITHOUT A REASON. DO YOU HAVE TO BE OLD TO APPLY IT OR CAN YOU APPLY IT WITHOUT A REASON. I AM 17 YEARS OF AGE. DO I NEED AN REASON TO APPLY IT TO MY HAIR. I DO NOT...

Duas at Iftar time

Duas at Iftar time In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful. Answer Allahumma laka sumto wa alaa rizqika aftartu (O Allah! I have fasted for you, and with the sustenance given by you I break my fast.) (Sunan Abu Dawud p.328 v.1) Saaiduna Umar...

Custody of a child in UK

  According to Shariah Law the child (male) goes to the father at the age of seven. However, we contacted solicitors who have advised us that Shariah Law is not recognised and does not apply here and that we should follow the law of this country. The law states that...

Custody for a sixteen month child

Custody for a sixteen month child  In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful. Answer In a situation where children are involved, divorce should definitely be avoided as much as possible, as this will inevitably affect the welfare and upbringing of a...

Contraception and Birth Control

Assalam mufti sahab. Can any married person during intercourse with his wife ejaculate his semen outside of her vagina to avoid pregnancy? Is it compulsory to ejaculate inside the vagina of a woman? In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.  ...

Conceiving a child

Salaam I have wanted to have a baby for so long but my husband does not.  He has been forcing me to take contraception and I do not want to anymore. We are both working so money is coming in and if I had to I could support the baby by myself.  When I talk to him about...