I have been noticing that my money is getting stolen from my house I was confused and started blaming my family about it but one day I saw the maid who has been working in our house for more than 7 years stealing the money from my bag I was shocked at that moment and didnt say anything to her but after few days I noticed that some amount has again been stolen from the bag. I called my maid and asked her about it, she got really hyper and started cursing me. I told her that I have seen her stealing money from my bag but she refused to admit and in that chaos I asked her to put her hand on Qur’an and swear that you havent stolen a single amount. I was very hyped at the time that I didnt realised what I was saying. The maid put her hand on the Qur'an and swore falsely. Then she asked me to put my hand on Qur’an and to swear if I have seen her stealing from the bag. I didnt swear on Qur’an as I knew that Qur’an is a holy book and even if I have seen her stealing I didnt do it. Then she started shouting on me and told me that I was lying as I didnt swear by putting hand on Qur’an. She left the job then. Now as I am completely in my senses I am regretting that I shouldnt have bring Quran in the talk. Can you suggest me what should I do?
Does the practice of blowing on water after reading certain duas contradict with the hadith of not blowing into one’s drink or the utensil?
I have a deviated septum ( my nose is bent out of shape). I also have a high dorsal hump. In my youth i experienced a burn mark on the dorsal hump. Which has melted a layer off my skin leaving the dorsal hump very prominent so much so that it sticks out from the front. I would like to know if its permissible to undergo surgery to remove this defect? I would like to mention that this really makes me self conscious therefore whenever I'm in public i like to avoid people because i don't want them pay attention to my dump. A nose is the strongest feature of the face. I don't wish to change the creation of Allah or reduce the size. I just want to make it level with my face by straightening it.
1) Where I live it’s near a small town. It’s not exactly very dangerous although crime is slightly increasing and I think it’s best to keep a dog as a lookout like to keep watch to look after the house etc. although our house has not been burgled nor me or my family been mugged. Is it allowed in this case to keep a dog as a precaution?
2) Also, where I live it’s illegal to keep a dog outside in the front garden even in a doghouse because it’s seen as too intimidating for people who knock on the door. Is it ok to keep the dog in the back garden provided he has a doghouse and has food and water?
3) Is it allowed to take it for a walk as they need to be exercised or would this come under it being as a pet? Also can he pass through the house like go through the back door and he walks through the house to go out the front door so he can go for a walk?
At the moment I am sixteen years of age nearly seven teen. I was asked to go to my friends party, only that alcohol is present. I'm not sure if it is right. Should I go? I am quite strict in my beliefs and would never drink alcohol. A few weeks ago I was questioned by the same friend about alcohol. They asked: “How come as a Muslim you do not drink alcohol, yet you believe in Jesus, a prophet, who made and drank wine?” I know alcohol is haram.
In Islam as you would be well aware of, there are numerous nawafilactions that promise specific rewards for their performance. Examples include TahiyatulWudu and Jannah, reciting surah Mulk every day and being shielded from the punishment of the grave, Tahajjud and Jannah, reciting certain dua daily and receiving specific rewards etc. My question is, what is the MINIMAL amount that these actions need to be performed to qualify for its reward? Is there a minimum threshold that must be achieved in order to be considered amongst those that are performers of this action, eg: Is there a minimum amount of regularity in praying tahajud to be considered amongst that pray tahajjud......
I am in a situation where I am kind to my family but they are not to me. I came across this hadith; however I do not understand. Would you please be able to explain this hadith to me?
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: A man said to Messenger of Allah (PBUH): "I have relatives with whom I try to keep the ties of relationship but they sever relations with me; and whom I treat kindly but they treat me badly, I am gentle with them but they are rough to me.'' He (PBUH) replied, "If you are as you say, it is as if you are feeding them hot ashes, and you will be with a supporter against them from Allah as long as you continue to do so". [Muslim]. (from Radiyul saliheen)
It sounds like the man in question is the one doing the wrong thing here if he is the one feeding hot ashes to his family?
When leaving from a gathering or meeting, is it sunnah to only give salam to the people or to make musaafaha (hand shake) too?
1)Kindly give details of the sunnah hairstyle and combing.
2) What is the sunnah method of keeping the lower garment above the ankles (i.e. just above the bones or significantly far above the bones?) What is meant by the ankle?
I have a concern that I'm not certain or sure of. In the Quran Allah swt has said on many occasions that those who turn in repentance towards their creator for the wrong they do in life surely their creator will forgive them of their wrong doing. The question I have is Allah swt also says that we all will be questioned about our time in this life and it will give account. If we repented for all the sins we committed in life and our creator has forgiven us will we still have to answer for them in front of mankind?
I am making intention of keeping sunnah beard but due to unequal growth I end up trimming it much less than one fist length. My question is can I shave it twice or thrice with intention to have equal growth on both sides and then have sunnah beard InshaALLAH.
In the hereafter, if my father is in a higher level of jannah than me, will he be able to ask Allah Ta'ala to raise my level to that of his, so that we can be together?
Is there any dua for stopping my parents from fighting and quarreling with each other? I am a student and I live in another state, far away from my parents. Today I got call from my mother saying that they both fought again and she was crying. Please send me a dua so that they both stay together happy.
What is the ruling in Shariah regarding a person who pays allegiance to his king by bowing before him? Is he a Muslim? Is his salat and fasting accepted by Allah?
Is it permissible to make the Australian citizenship pledge in order to be granted Australian citizenship?
Someone was moving home, he got Tafseer Ibn Kathir, which was in bad condition. He left it outside and because of rain it got wet and it is not really in good condition to read from. Secondly, when I take islamic newspapers, calendars and other material I do not throw them in recycle bin as I fear there might be words of Allah swt, ayat or hadith and I might become sinful if I throw them, now what is the right way to dispose them off?
We know that pious children are a form of sadaqah jaariyah for the parents. Does this mean that whatever good deed a child does (even after becoming an adult) goes to the parents' accounts regardless of them sending it to the parents' account (i.e. after the parent/s pass away, as a bakshish)?
Or does a child still have to send whatever nawaafil he/she does to the parents' accounts in order for it to be part of the parents' book of good deeds.
Some people say that in the presence of Islamic schools here in Australia, it is haram to put our children in a state school? Is it haram, as the Islamic schools are sometimes not affordable or are a bit far or do not have enough capacity?
_I sometimes find some nails around my house. They seem like properly cut human nails and no family member knows anything about it. Though I am not the kind of person who puts everything to jinns or magic, but can it be related to it in any way? If so, what should I do for protection? Jazakallah Khairan
_Does black magic exist? If a learned person who has control of jinns says that someone has done black magic on your family, should we believe it? If so, how should one react, as everything is in Allah's control? Should one follow the advise of such a person?
_In regards to i'tikaf during Ramadan, is it compulsory that the i'tikaf is done in the masjid? Can people in i'tikaf stay in the maktab area, where jamat brothers come and stay?
_A few years ago, I made a vow of giving my phone to the masjid as donation if a particular problem of mine was resolved. Later, that particular problem was resolved. However, I kept delaying giving my phone to the masjid as donation till my phone stopped functioning. Now what should I do?
_I'm a Sri lankan residing in Qatar for the past 10 years..mashallah. I live here with my husband and 2 children. Alhamdullilah my husband is very pious, understanding and very kind. But my mother who is living in sri lanka is very mean to me....She is causing problems for me and my family... My husband suggests that I should not be in touch with my mother because of the problems she has been causing...What should I do?
_A few people have told me if the child start teething his/her upper jaw first then it is a sign of bad luck, especially for the maternal uncles. Please advise if there is any dua or sadqa or something else which we can do to avoid the bad luck.
_ What should Muslim men do when their wives or other Muslim women are being mistreated on the streets? For example, if someone makes a derogatory comment about a man's wife or if someone pulls of her hijab. How should men/husbands react to these kinds of situation?
_ Do Intrusive thoughts if they enter a persons mind because of a mental disorder such as OCD,STRESS,DEPRESSION, and the concerned person cant control them is he blameable? And also waswas which could be causing thoughts about uncleanliness, evil thoughts aboout greater impurities that are excreted by the human body... Its not like the person wants to do these things and in reality doesnt intend to do any sort of evil. Are there any prayers like ruqiya prayers for curing OCD, and such other psychological diseases?
_ Can women wear clothing, shoes, and jewellery that have fake animal fur or prints/designs that resemble wild animals such as leopards, tigers, zebras etc or best to refrain from wearing such garments?
_ I had heard that it is not permissable to eat/drink from a bowl/plate/glass that has a broken portion. Is this true? Also, what if the bowl is only slightly chipped on its side? Will it be impermissable to use that?
_1) Is it permissible to vomit into the toilet?
2) Is it permissible to wipe your nose on tissue and throw this tissue into the toilet?
3) Is it permissible to spit into the toilet?
1) Is it permissible to keep one's son's/daughter’s photo as the desktop background of one's computer or mobile phone? 2) What is the Shariah ruling on webcam?
I would like to ask that when i used to study in university I did not have the religious way of living and my group of friends had also 2 boys in it, but Alhumdulillah after Allah blessed me to live in a religious way I now dont meet them or have any contact with them anymore since last 6 years. My friends used to have the combined email and in that they also email to those 2 boys whereas when I reply I delete their names. They get irritated on me. Can you please advise how should I tell them with hikmat about justification of my action. I know by taufeeq of Allah im doing right but how to tackle my female friends over it. They ask me are not they your Muslim brothers? They are hurt by your attitude does Islam allow to hurt the Muslim brother?
I've read in a Islamic website, that the coming of Imam Mahdi could possibly, most likely be in 2014 or 2015. Could this be so?
Fazail-E-Sadaqat by Maulana Zakaria RA has many examples of sadaqah on behalf of deceaseds (Esale Sawab). Can we also give Sadaqah on behalf of living families who are sick, disabled, stressed, or going astray ? Intention is to seeks Allah's help.
Can you please tell me the meaning of these names: 1) Muhammad Haris 2) Muhammad Nabeel 3) Muhammad Hashim. Are these proper Muslim names?
I am a father of two children: a boy and a girl. Both my children are sensitive to the environment. Whenever I take them out or people visit our house, after they leave my children fall sick. They either don't sleep well or don't take food properly. Kindly advice me if there is a dua which I could recite & will help me out. I do keep on reciting the "Qul" surahs, Surah-Yaseen, Surah-Rahman & Surah Mohammad. May Allah reward you.
I would like to know if gastroplastic surgery (the surgery where the stomach is cut in order to loose weight) is permissible.
In regards to copyright with relation to books which are used as study material: Can such books be copied without any profit being made from it?
1- It has been mentioned in the Quran Shareef that the width of Jannah is according to the heaven and earth,and in hadeeth it mentions that the last person to enter Jannah will get Jannah ten times bigger then the whole world. Could you please explain in detail because a freind was saying that how can a person get Jannah ten times bigger then the whole world when the width of Jannah is only the size of the heaven and the earth?
2-After a person dies does the soul of the pious stay in Illiyeen ,b- what does the souls do there c-Are they returned back to the bodys or do they stay in Illiyeen?
3-The souls of the Shaheed they stay inside a green bird,a-Are the souls of the Shaheed questioned in the grave b-Are the souls put back in the bodies in the grave c-Will the have to give accounts in the here after?
4-The bad souls in Sijjin, a-What is Sijjin b- What happens to the souls in Sijjin c-Are the bad souls returned back to the body?
5-In the here after after raising from the graves which place (Country etc ) will hisab take place,and will every one walk towards that place?
We are encouraged to do Amr-bil-Maa'roof and Nahi anil Munkar, i.e. calling towards good and stopping from bad. How do we do the latter?
1. What is the difference between an Mu'min and a Muslim?
2.Toothpaste - Are there any ingredients in the toothpaste which we must check for before using the toothpaste? Does the rule of haraam and halaal also apply to toothpaste as well?
3.I heard some Shaykh in our area saying that it is permissible to look at women at times of need without any desire?Is this correct?
4. Where exactly are the seven heavens and the seven earth? We have heard it quite often and do believe in it but would like to know more in detail.
I am a computer science engineer. But now I want to be alim or mufti and sacrifice my whole life only for islam. But my parents want me to be addicted to this worldly life, earn lot of money even in haram way. They are not giving permission to study in madrasa. They are not dependent on me anyhow because they are already rich and I have an elder brother as well to care them. I already know that I can learn compulsory knowledge without their permission.
Can I be an alim or mufti without their permission? If I have to leave my town, is it permissible?
Were Surahs or sections of the Quran revealed in previous books? Also as the Quran is in Arabic, what language was the Torah revealed in and what language was surah al-Mulk in when revealed in the Torah?
I’m 21 year old unmarried male. I love a girl and she loves me. We stopped talking on the phone but we can’t stop chatting. We intend to marry but I can’t approach her family now because we are too young to be married in our society because of our studies. How can we manage our situation considering we cannot stop chatting? How much sin is it to chat?
I am a tutor. I was supervising an exam. After the end of the exam, I found out that a student have forgotten her calculator. I had to put up a notice on the notice board for the student to come and collect her calculator. I got busy with work and forgot to put up the notice. I do not know which student it was and how to return the calculator to that person. Please advise me what I should do in this situation. I am feeling very guilty of keeping it and not putting up the notice on time if anyone has lost their calculator, should come and collect it from me. A new trimester has begun and I am quite sure that that student may not be around. What do I do with the calculator?
It is said that we should not imitate the creation of Allah. Therefore, is it ok to make drawings of flowers and plants? What about jewellery that has shapes of flowers or plants?
I recently heard that Durood is presented to the Nabi of Allah (SAW) in 10 formats. Is this correct?
1. Houses these days usually have ensuites in which there is a toilet and a bathroom sink in the same area. When using such an ensuite when should the dua of entering the toilet or exiting the toilet be read? Also if a person is to make wudu at a bathroom sink located in such an ensuite can he/she recite the masnoon duas read during wudu? And if this bathroom sink is not regarded as part of the toilet can a person use it with his/her head uncovered?
2. When children are young they are taught to read the Quran using the Noorani Qaida or the Iqra books. Can children carry and touch the Quranic verses in these books withoutwudu? If they can, can you please specify from which age they must have wudu.
3. If a person is praying salat with jamaat and his/her wudu happens to break, can he/sheleave the jamaat and break through the rows behind to make it to the wudu area or should he/she wait till jamat is finished and then leave and in the process miss their salat withjamaat? Or does this depend on an individuals situation, if they are right at the front then they wait till the jamaat is over and if they are towards the back (but not exactly in the last row) they can break a few rows and make it to the wudu area?
I have also lot of waswasa on my state as a believer i.e. I have doubt whether I have committed shirk by thinking evil thoughts, and also when I bend or crouch I get under tension due to fear of committing shirk. What should be my approach?
My friends often say or text "Salam" instead of "Assalamu alaikum". Is it ok to say "salam" only? Do we have to reply if someone says "salam" only?
1) Can we use perfume with denatured alcohol in it? 2) Do we have to pay zakat on sterling silver? Jazakallah
One of my friends said, "I am a Christian". On another occasion he said, "Zina is halal". But he said this jokingly and playfully without intending to commit kufr (disbelief) and leaving Islam. He doesn't believe in what he said and he doesn't know that saying what he said is kufr. Is this kufr in this case? Is it compulsory on him to renew his iman (faith) and nikah (marriage) and to repent?
Can Muslims wish "Happy Diwali" or "Merry Christmas or "Happy new year" to their non-Muslim friends?
Is there any dua for taming an extremely naughty 2 year old boy. Infact i understand that it is their age for notorious stuff, but he is just so hyper that it makes it hard to control sometimes... Please advise.
Is there or any hadith or mention if us normal people can possibly reach Jannat al Firdows?? It seems almost impossible.
Also, what is higher, Jannat al Firdows or illuon (cant spell it in english), apparently illuon is the highest too? or are they the same thing?
Is there a ruling stating that it is disliked or makruh for men to wear the colour red? In terms of clothing for men, what are the permissibilities and impermissibilities (e.g. against Sunnah)? What is the most appropriate/preferred? Jazakumullah Khayr.
What is the Islamic stance on plastic surgery if someone has an organ which is disproportionate to his face (eg. too big), particularly if this is causing him extreme mental distress?
Did Ayesha (RadiAllahu Anha) used to chew the siwaak of Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam) before handing it to him? If so, could you please direct me to the source?
Did the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam) share his siwaak with his wives?
1) Does it go against the sanctity of the masjid to attend it wearing denim jeans and denim long sleeved shirts?
2) Can I enter and remain inside the masjid without ablution?
3) Does it go against the sanctity of the masjid to remain inside it without doing any ibaadat and instead just sit there with my eyes lowered and my mouth shut?
_ Recently, I purchased a turban which is a sky-blue colour. Whilst white or black turbans are preferable according to the Sunnah of the noble Prophet Muhammad (ṣall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam), is such blue colour permissible?
_ 1- I had a dream from Allah and it was so scary that I can not explain how scared I got I was lying down and closed my eyes and Allah was showing me that i was taken away from my family i died and i was going right threw my garage flying but it was all hell there was all fire and lava under me I was screaming ya ALLAH for give me please and still then I woke up couldn’t sleep. what can I do to become a better Muslim I have doubts on many things and have done many bad things in the past I’m so worried I wont make in to janaah I try memorizing the Quran but I cant I just go blank I get migraines when I read too much. I feel like the worst servant in the world please help me inshallah
2- Also asking another question on behalf of a friend: She is a married lady and has 2 kids mashallah but she has eloped with another man, a man she used to love in her past; and she slept with him in the month of Ramadan; she met with him on many occasions. Now this man is also married but they both cheated there spouse she has asked forgiveness from Allah has not met the man ever again and is trying to foccus on her family. What can she do to seek forgiveness what are some duas or ayaats to read can u send me in details what she should do inshallah
3- Also another question for me is can u send me a step to step sheet or file of how to pray all the duas i need to read from saying allah hu akbar to the rest inshallah it will be very appreciated
_ A few years ago before I got married I did a very bad deed: I was chatting with a non-mahram and we finally had an affair but only virtual, nothing physical. After a few months his wife found out about this and she asked me to take an oath and tell the truth. I was so scared ... Since i was still young i was afraid that if my parents find out they would scold me... So I took an oath on the Quran that I did not have anything with her husband and she believed me. Since then i feel so guilty... I do make lots of istighfar. But the question is: Do I have to tell his wife to forgive me? Or can i carry on with my istighfar? jazakAllah khair for helping me.
_ We are expecting a baby soon inshAllah. Can you please check and confirm if I can name my baby boy as "Mahad", this is one the 99 names of prophet S.A.W. Also, if this name isn't right then we have some other names in mind as below so please advise:
_ Is it permissible to attend a school gathering that calls itself by haram name (devils) and who has the motto "through the fire the spirit is forged" if the purpose is to gain knowledge and discuss world problems?
_ What is the Shari'ah ruling on Cetearyl Alcohol, Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol and Glycerine (from animal source) used in Body lotion /cream / soap?
_ I was just told by a friend of mine that the artificial gold finger rings are not allowed for women. Now my question is: what metals are not allowed for woman to wear and does it include all the jewellery like necklaces, ear rings and finger rings or is this only for fingers rings?
Also, if it is, what amount is allowed if it is mixed with Gold? As in Australia the gold is 9 carat which is 37.5 % gold and remaining are different metals.
And, lastly, which metal is allowed for men to wear as a finger ring? Jazakallu khairan.
I am a revert and a heart surgeon. I am told that I am not allowed to touch opposite gender; however under the circumstances I have to operate on both male and female patients. What should be my course of actions?
1) Can females visit graveyards? 2) Is it permissible to visit the graves of pious people? What about singing qawali and doing dhamaal there?
My eyesight has grown very weak. I suffer from short-sightedness. Is there any dua I should say that can cure my short short-sightedness, so that Inshallah my eyesight can return back to normal?
I have heard recently that snoring is sunnah. Is this true? Please provide evidence from hadith if so.
Many times I have heard this statement that "Income is from Wife's fate and Offspring is from Husband's fate". Is this mentioned anywhere in the Quran or Hadith? Jazakallahu Khairan.
This is more out of curiosity than anything else, but I have never come across a person named "Jibreel". Is this because it is not permissible to name a child 'Jibreel'?
Is celebrating events like Aprils Fools Day and Halloween (which are not directly linked to any religion) permissible?
In one of your answers regarding growing the beard, you mentioned only the hadith book and not the hadith itself. Please mention the words of the hadith. Jazakallah
Is it permissible for a man to remove hair from inbetween his eyebrows? What about removing stray hair from face?
I was just browsing your answers and I see that we cannot touch a Quran translation that doesn't have the Arabic text without wudu. What happens if I give an English Quran to a non-muslim, do i need to teach them wudu?
Is it permissible for me to have a TV in my house if majority of my family only watch the news, sports and Islamic channels?
An elderly woman has been having to deal with issues regarding her daughter's marriage, which is at stake at the moment, and I am a good friend of this daughter. For some reason this lady is now under the impression that I am supporting and encouraging her daughter to break her marriage off, so that she can pursue her career. The mother came to me recently and said to me, "I swear by Allah and his Rasool (SAW) you cannot tell my daughter that I have come to you, nor can you tell your parents that I have come to you, but I want you to stop communicating with my daughter as this is ruining her marriage. You also have to inform me if my daughter comes online to chat with you or sends any messages". Mufti Sahib, she did come online, but we did not communicate. But I have not told her Mother about this. Also, I have had to tell my parents about this lady coming to me, because it was causing me a lot of mental stress. Does this mean I have to give kaffarah for breaking the oath? (Even though I only nodded my head to her oath, and did not utter the words myself?)
My mother is sick. She is suffering from enlarged heart and water in her lungs. Is there any particular dua to recite so that she recovers from this sickness?
Can a Muslim use perfume containing alcohol, as it is very hard to find perfumes not containing alcohol.
Is it permissible to read the QURAN on the computer (internet / PDF versions)? Will I get the same reward as reading it directly from the HARD VERSION OF OUR HOLY QURAN ? Is it permissible to hear the mp3 version of SURAH's which helps me memorize them easily with tajweed? Should I have to be in state of WUDU before reading / hearing them on the computer ? Jazakallahu khairan.
I have just become a Muslim with my childrens' father. We got married but both our parents are non-belivers. Can our children still stay for weekends and spend time with our parents, without my husband or myself being there so long as we tell them what our children can and can not do?
I am 20, male and born Muslim. Until now I am not circumcised. Is it obligatory for me to get circumcised? I am really afraid to do this. If I do not get circumcised, what is the sin that I will be committing?
I would like to find out if it is permissible to do fishing as a sport or for leisure. May Allah reward you.
Is it permissible for men and women to wear English clothes such as trousers, shirts etc (even though these are the clothes of the non-believers)? I was watching Peace TV the other day and Dr Zakir Naik wears shirt and trousers. They state that in regards to clothing you should not wear clothes that reveal the body (only hands and face can show for women) and should not wear thin/see-through clothes and also not wear clothes of the non-believers. But isn’t pants, shirt etc clothes of the non-believers?