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The Hanafi Stance on Combining Prayers During Travel The Hanafi Stance on Combining Prayers During Travel

By Mufti Abdur Rahman ibn Yusuf
Question:
Why don’t Hanafis combine prayers, when there are authentic hadiths about it?
Answer:
In the Name of Allah the Inspirer of truth.

The Ruling on Istighathah The Ruling on Istighathah

By Allamah Zafar Ahmad al-Uthmani
Seeking help from other than Allah is unanimously allowed in some situations, like asking for help from able-bodied living persons in matters ordinarily in their control, with the belief that …

What is the Status of One Who Considers Homosexuality to be Permissible? What is the Status of One Who Considers Homosexuality to be Permissible?

By Mufti Muhammad Zubair Butt
Question:
If a person practices homosexuality, and believes that this is acceptable [and not forbidden], does this person still remain a Muslim? The person says that the verses in the Qur’an are …

Is the Friday Prayer Obligatory After the Eid Prayer? Is the Friday Prayer Obligatory After the Eid Prayer?

By ‘Allamah Ibn Rushd al-Qurtubi
Translated by Shaykh Hamzah Wald Maqbul

A Translation From the Bidayat al-Mujtahid of Ibn Rushd al-Hafid al-Qurtubi, An Authoritative Manual on the Fiqh of the Four Madhhabs and the People of …

Three Stages to Tahajjud Three Stages to Tahajjud

By Mawlana Khalid Abdul Sattar
One of the most virtuous of the nawāfil acts of worship is waking up in the middle of the night for tahajjud prayer.  This is that special time when the doors …

Guidance Regarding the Celebration of Lailat-ul-Mi’raj on the 27th of Rajab Guidance Regarding the Celebration of Lailat-ul-Mi’raj on the 27th of Rajab

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani (db)
Extracted from The Month of Rajab, Part 1 & Part 2
Rajab is the seventh month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This month was regarded as one of the sacred months …

Wearing a Watch: Which Hand? Wearing a Watch: Which Hand?

Question:
I just wanted to know in which hand would it be considered Sunna or recommended to wear the wrist-watch.
Answer:
In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,
Obviously, it is not possible to find a specific …

Is a Contract Termination Fee Riba? Is a Contract Termination Fee Riba?

Question:

I have signed a housing contract. The terms stipulate that if I wish to vacate the property before the contract period finishes, I will be charged a monetary penalty. If I withdraw from the contract …

When Does the Soul Enter the Fetus? When Does the Soul Enter the Fetus?

By Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
Question:
What grounds do we have to say that life starts at 120 days? The verse of the Qur’an (Surah Mu’minun, 14) seemingly says that life is breathed into the body …

Is it Shameful for the Woman’s Family to Propose Marriage? Is it Shameful for the Woman’s Family to Propose Marriage?

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
Question:
In my culture, it is often considered offensive for a woman’s family to propose marriage. I just wanted to know if there was anything wrong in Islam with a …