'Practical Islam' is putting Islam to practice, and applying it in everyday life. Note that Islam came as a practical, applicable religion for all times, places, and peoples .

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Is High profit returns allowed in Islam?

My question is wether trading in companies that give you about 1000% profit in just matter of days like qatarinvestment.org is haram or halal? It does not talk anything about lost, only profit.
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Is `13` unlucky in Islam

I found that in some cultures or religions people think that the number 13 is an unlucky number, I'm wondering if this is accepted in Islam or not? and why?
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Does reciting fatiah and gifting rewards to the dead actually help them?

Does reciting Surah Fatiha once and Surah Tauheed three times and after that gifting thawab to dead people, actually help the dead in hereafter? I want to know the hadiths in favour of this custom. ...
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Can a mother give zakat to her unemployed and poor son?

My grandmother has four sons and three sisters. One of them is very poor and unemployed. He has a family. Can his mother and sisters give him zakat? Is it allowed in Islam?
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Definition of friendship in Islam [closed]

Is there a solid definition of friendship in Islam, and way of making friends in Islam? Are there specific references that we are abid to for making friends? Please referencing Quran and Hadith ...
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Islamic way of sex

I am a woman and me and my husband want children. I wanted to inquire is there a correct way to have sex. I have heard that one needs to do wudoo first then 2 rakaat nafil namaz to ask for allah's ...
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What is the stance of Islam on blood transfusion

What is the stance of Islam on blood transfusion? Can a Muslim receive blood from a non-Muslim who might not have been living a Muslim life, e.g. eating pork?
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Is it allowed to watch animated cartoons?

According to islam, what is the ruling on watching animated cartoons? If the cartoon has a animated scene of kissing, can I watch it? Should my kids be allowed to watch cartoons? I know that making ...
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Kissing thumbs and then touching eyes after Muhammad name [duplicate]

I have seen many people in Friday prayer in khutbah when Muhammad (pbuh) is mention,that they would kiss there thumbs and then touch those to there closed eyes. Is there any reference to that in Quran ...
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Should medical conditions be made known to a prospective spouse?

Is having a fibroid something I need to let a prospective spouse know about?
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How is the Gregorian week and the Islamic week aligned?

In Arabic dates off the week are numbered 1-7. In English and other similar languages, they are named after 'gods' and 'goddesses'. But hoe it's or that the Friday of one week matches the equivalent ...
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Why does the Hijri calendar continue indefinitely?

assalaamu `alaykum, raHmat Allah wa-barakaatuhu In the Hebrew calendrical reckoning, there is a concept know as `ibbur (lit., "impregnation") whereby a month is added every so often in order to keep ...
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When to be harsh and when to be forgiving?

The holy and noble quran tell us that we should combat injustice, corruption...etc but we should be just. or let's say that there's someone who goes against law to gain more money (even if it's a ...
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Does Islam support pedophilia or child marriages?

Everyone know that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) married Ayesha (RA) when she was 6 and consummated when she was 9. So, does it mean Islam supports child marriages? If at all muslims consider ...
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what are the rights of un-married girls to choose husband in Islam?

please provide the answer and if possible the reference 1 : what rights does a girl has to choose her husband by her self ?? 2 : up to what limit and what right her parents have over her will ?? 3 ...
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YOGA IN ISLAM - is it allowed or not?

We have compulsory yoga classes at our school once in every week.It has been included in our curriculum to help students with their academics as it has got a lot of benefits. Boys and girls have ...
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Is working as a recruitment consultant within financial services halal or haram?

I work as an IT Recruitment Consultant within the financial services community. I take a job request from a banking type firm and then i find someone who can do that job. If the bank hires the person ...
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Ruling on celebration of birth; Is the term 'Bidah' applicable here?

There is a word Bid'ah in Islam and it means innovation in religious matters. Some Islamic scholars says that birthday is Bid'ah as it was not celebrated by any of the prophets, apostles and their ...
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Is it permissible to celebrate or participate in other religion festivals?

Is it permissible to celebrate or participate in other religion festivals like Christmas (Christian), Diwali Puja (Hindu)? EDIT: Does it, in any way, impose that participating in a puja (worship) of ...
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Does Islam promote, and or enforce stereotypes on males and females?

Does Islam promote, and or enforce stereotypes on males and females? Two examples are (but not limited to): Females should or must lack a university level education, and focus on housework. Males ...
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Seeking help/thoughts on career in finance (investment banking, etc.)

Salaams. I am a Muslim undergraduate student in the US who is contemplating career options and thinking about the finance track that a lot of undergrads gravitate towards (positions in investment ...
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Is deleting the Qu'ran from a computer prohibited?

I am new to this website and quite new to learning about Islam and have many questions of the differing ambiguities which I find confusing, although I hope you can help me answer them. I know it is ...
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Celebration of Eid ul Adha for a vegan muslim

As you already know during the day of Eid ul Adha, muslims sacrifice an animal (sheep,cow ...) as Ibrahim (pbuh) did in name of God. I'm muslim so I absolutely respect my religion but I'm also vegan ...
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Is it necessary for a woman to marry?

Is it necessary for a woman to marry once in her life? is there any punishment for her if she doesn't marry anyone? I heard from some one that it is asked not to offer that woman's funeral who doesn't ...
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No relationship between husband and wife from three years

what if there is no relationship from consecutive 3 years between a husband and wife and they have intention to divorce each other but did not do this because of family pressure? What is the status of ...
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Are non-Muslims discouraged from wearing traditional Muslim clothes?

I am not a follower of Islam or any other sect of Christianity or Judaism. Despite the differences in many of the ideals and teachings from these religions and what I believe, I feel that I should ...
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What is Role of Satan in Sin?

People often say that "I did this sin because Satan lead me to do" or Satan is responsible for our bad things and sins etc... My Question is. When Satan rejected to do Sajjdah to Human(Adam A.S) ...
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From a 'Sunni' perspective, would it be permissible for a 'Sunni' to pray in a 'Shia' Masjid? [duplicate]

Of course, there are various forms of Shi'ism.. with varying practices amongst them. To simplify the question, would it be allowed for me to pray in a 'Twelver Shia' Masjid? Assuming that it does not ...
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How to positively and politely avoid eye contact with the opposite sex in non-Muslim societies?

I live in Jordan (Arabic and Muslim country) and I'm traveling to USA. There's one issue to me that people there expects eye contact during conversation, which is something I don't do - as part of ...
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Why sins always seems delicious and attractive?

Why Sins always seems attractive, like its far easy to tell lie but not truth. because some time truth hurts people. Its difficult to say prayer but easy to watch movie. A person even try to ...
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Can one earn profit from act that is to do for the sake of Allah or our deen?

I heard that if someone doing something for the sake of Allah ONLY, one should not earn any worldly profit from it, while the otherwise statement as well. However, neither of them that I saw any ...
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buying a lost iphone from someone

My friend want to sell an iphone to me. He claims, he found it lost on a plane. My friend is non-muslim and he used this phone for some time now he plans to sell it I am buying it from my friend with ...
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Can I pray in this shirt?

I have a shirt which I got from a metal concert from a band that I enjoy. On the back of the shirt some of the song lyrics are printed which say "We are worshipping the gods that keep twisting our ...
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will crying increase the probability of Dua granting?

I want to know if there is any relation between crying and praying?(from the viewpoint of Islam) And will the probability of prayers granting be increased by crying?
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Importance of Qul

I have read that there is no importance to Qul/Khatam or Barsi, but people do it. When someone do Qul of a deceased one, what should one recite? I don't know Arabic Quran so what else can I do? And if ...
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Similarities between Hinduism and Islam

Hinduism and Islam are two great religions in the world. There are a lot of misconceptions about both of these religions. There have been a number of conflicts between the followers of these ...
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What is Circle “Daira” in islamic point of view

Here in our area and in some other old villages people do Circle "Daira" to find something which is missing/stolen or somebody who is missing and they says that they can know what is its condition. I ...
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What Is The Significance Of Raising The Index Finger In Islam; Not Specifically In Prayer?

I am not Muslim, but I have noticed in the media that the index finger is often raised by some Muslims when speaking and this seems to have more significance than just emphasising the point, as ...
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Are memory chargers(boosters) allowed in Islam?

Assalaamualaikum! I wanted to know if Complan with Memory Chargers(boosters) halal(allowed)? If yes, please provide supporting stances. May Allah(SWT) guide us on the right path. Amen. Waiting ...
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Is there “CHANCE (LUCK)” according to Islam?

Many of times, you can hear that plenty of people use the word 'Chance' in their talking, even in their believing. For example if a person won an award in a bank or lottery, afterwards other people ...
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What is meant by “striking one another's necks” in the hadith

What is meant by "striking one another's necks" in the following hadith: It was narrated that Salamah bin Nufail al-Kindi said: "I was sitting with the Messenger of Allah (SAW) when a man said: ...
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Is it Haram to work in Bank?

I was wondering would it be haram to work in a bank as the banks profits are a result of interest which is haram in Islam, if it is haram would that mean it would be haram even if a person acquired a ...
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Who is entitled to appoint the ruler of an Islamic government? [duplicate]

As Muslims there is no doubt that we will all be accountable for each and every one of our deeds: يا بُنَيَّ إِنَّها إِنْ تَكُ مِثْقالَ حَبَّةٍ مِنْ خَرْدَلٍ فَتَكُنْ في‏ صَخْرَةٍ أَوْ فِي ...
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Are Pringles Halal or Haram?

I just wanted to confirm whether Pringles and Knorr products are halal or Haram, because recently a friend told me that they were Haram because in pringles used e471 so I just want to confirm it that ...
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Do we have to pray as soon as the time for prayer comes?

Do we have to pray as soon as it is a valid time to do so or we have the whole time between two prayers (lets say for example its time to pray Duhr but I prayed befor Asr starts in 30 mins). Another ...
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Is bathing/swimming without covering the whole body permitted for women?

I know that in many cultures it's normal, for women, to cover up your whole body when you want to swim indoors, outdoors or just want to use the bathtub. What I'm wondering about is if there's ...
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Is a contagious Muslim exempt from Haj?

It seems that Saudi Arabia is denying men from Ebola-infected areas entry: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2014/08/guinea-west-africa-ebola-havoc-worst-hit-death-toll-dis-2014817221533942276.html ...
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Do we have to lower our gaze towards female charaters in books,animation,etc.?

Do we have to lower our gaze towards towards female characters in animations,games and books? Or just in real life?
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How to be a proper Imam in a congregation of fardhu correctly? (Leading of Prayers)

Assalamu Alaikum all I'm new here and I can't find any questions that is related to "How to be an Imam." Just would like to establish that my question is here for my own setting (and hopefully for ...
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Inappropriate behaviour, using the internet [closed]

My daughter has recently reverted to Islam. She is using 'Skype' to talk to a Muslim man who lives in another country, she calls him her 'boyfriend', and says they are in love. She has told me they ...