Son in Law as Mahram

Q: Is it possible for a woman to do umrah with her son-in-law? Is the son-in-law a mahram if he is not her nephew? A. Although a father-in-law or mother-in-law is considered Mahram for the daughter-in-law or son-in-law in terms of Shari’ah, but if the age gap between the two is not big then they […]

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Using Utensils of Non Muslims

Q: I know its a general rule that Muslims do not eat from the pots of non-Muslims, but still use there plates, forks etc. Is this acceptable or is the use of any utensils of non-Muslims haraam/makrooh? A: The actual ruling is that all utensils AND cutlery used by non-Muslims must be washed at least […]

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Men Shaving Chest

Q: Is trimming or shaving of chest hair allowed for Muslim men? A: It is permissible for men to shave or trim the hair on the chest. However, it is preferred not to do so, as some Books of Fiqh mention. In other words, if one does it there is no sin at all.

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Status of the Green Dome

Q: What is the Islamic ruling regarding the green dome above the blessed grave of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam in Madinah? A: Your query refers. When Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam (May our lives and the lives of our children and parents be sacrificed for him!) passed away he was buried right at the […]

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Crying at Time of Tribulation

Q: I just wanted to clarify a bit of doubt that I have regarding trials and tribulations. I know that everything comes from Allah and that a Muslim is such that he is happy in all conditions, but sometimes it is hard to practice on that. Is crying because of a trial you have been […]

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Athaan for Newborn

Q: I have a question with regard to reciting the athaan and iqaama into the baby’s ear. In the moden day and according to my understanding, when a baby is born, the nurses wash the baby and thereafter take the baby to be examined before giving the baby to the parents. According to my understanding […]

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Bleeding in the Clean Period

Q: A female’s cycle can begin early or later every month. What I’d like to know is, if she got her menses for 15 days last month (shafiee) and her menses started 3 days earlier this month (it falls within the 15 days of purity) does she take it as istihaadah or as a new […]

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Sunnah Practices for Newborn

Q: What are the sunnah practices I can follow for my new born baby girl? A: The following are sunnah practices: 1) Athaan in right ear and iqaamah in left ear (in normal voice, not shouting)2) Tahneek: a pious person or aalim to put honey or chewed dates in baby’s mouth3) On 7th day — […]

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White Discharge and Ghusl

Q: In the morning when I wake and I found a stain of dry white substance/dry white spot of fluid on my clothes not due to desire of sex, orgasm, and with no other sexual feelings. Is ghusl (bath) fardh (compulsory)? If after I urinate a thick white discharge falls on the clothes is wudhu […]

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