'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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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, and I just want to confirm it before I eat them?
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Can we ask another person who is more faithful than us to ask our demands from Allah ? is this Tavassol or not?(Sunni view )

There is a Hadith in Sunni sources which reads: Narrated Anas: Whenever there was drought, Umar bin Al-Khattab used to ask Allah for rain through Al-Abbas bin Abdul Muttalib, saying, "O ...
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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 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 ...
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Is my Salat not acceptable if I do not pray Jummah?

Asalam-o-Alaikum My dear brothers, In my culture people always say that prayer is not accepted at home unless in a mosque, (Astagfurlah this is Allah's decision). I currently live in a country where ...
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Is deleting something islamic okay?

I am also user here and always answer some questions if needed. I also use a site which lets me download Qur'an ayah in image format. Now I have used it for answering purpose so the purpose is ...
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Is it okay to say یا رسول الله

It is okay to say یا رسول الله. The word "یا" means "O" which only can be used if somebody is in front of you. If I say "یا الله" then it is okay because Allah is everywhere so I can say this but ...
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Is Tawassol (recourse) allowed in Islam? (shia view)

Allah, the exalted, says in the noble Quran as such: وَالَّذِي هُوَ يُطْعِمُنِي وَيَسْقِينِ ﴿٧٩﴾ وَإِذَا مَرِ‌ضْتُ فَهُوَ يَشْفِينِ ﴿٨٠ "And it is He who feeds me and gives me drink;And ...
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How should I acknowledge a new baby under Islam in western society?

My parent's neighbors are Muslim. We are not. The neighbors' daughter in law just gave birth to their first grandchild, a little girl who is named Fatima. In the US, one gives a gift for a new baby. ...
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How can people pray in space?

I have been wondering about the interpretation of scholars regarding praying in an environment rather then earth. For example today there already astronauts living on the space station for months. Or ...
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nikah before civil marriage?

I have converted to Islam 8 years ago but my husband does not hold the same religious beliefs. He is Sikh. I stopped all marital relations and it began to divide us greatly. He is rather prejudiced ...
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What does quran say about watching series?

What does Islam say about watching a series only once a day without getting addicted to it ?
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Which Salwat “صلوات” is correct?

Have you ever come across this Hadith: حدثنی سعید ابن یحیی: خدثنا ابی:حدثنا مسعر عن الحکم عن ابن ابی لیلی عن کعب ابن عجره (رضی الله عنه): قیل یا رسول الله! اما السلام علیک فقد عرفناه، فکیف ...
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May Allah let us go to the prophet Muhammad' s ( pbuh) tomb for seeking tranquility?

In Surah Baqrah , verse 248 , we read : وَقَالَ لَهُمْ نَبِيُّهُمْ إِنَّ آيَةَ مُلْكِهِ أَن يَأْتِيَكُمُ التَّابُوتُ فِيهِ سَكِينَةٌ مِّن رَّ‌بِّكُمْ وَبَقِيَّةٌ مِّمَّا تَرَ‌كَ آلُ مُوسَىٰ ...
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Who killed Usman RA [closed]

The War between Ali RA and Muawiya took place on this issue of seeking revenge on the killers of Uthman RA. The party of Muawiya asked the killers of Usman to be handed over to them. It is very ...
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What was the reason given by Ali RA to make truce with Muawiya? [closed]

This book by Ibadi Muslims who are the modern descendants of the Naharwanis(also called as Khawarijites by their opponents) assert that Ali RA was mistaken in requiring to do truce with Muawiya when ...
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are ISIS on the correct path [closed]

are ISIS doing correct way by establishing a caliphate. as they don't do any thing out of islam that is the reason why I got this doubt. is abu bakr al baghdadi in his righteous righteous way. I ...
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Is it possible for a person to become Hypocrite(Munafiq) without himself knowing so?

It is clear that in today's time all those who are Muslims irrespective of sects really believe Muhammad (pbuh) as a prophet hence they can't be the kind of Munafiq at the time of the Prophet (pbuh). ...
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Concept of Raza(permission) of Imam in Islam

Is Raza(permission) of authoritative leader \caliph\ Imam required to lead prayers in Islam? Assuming the leader \Amir exists among us.
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Ramadan: is there a solution to long summer days?

The current fasting times in the England are from 2:30am until 9:40pm. I have a full time job, a pregnant wife and a 15 month old child. My wife and I go to sleep at 10 as our daughter is up at 6:30 ...
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Is it haraam to draw an eye?

Is it haraam to draw an eye? Just an eye and no face? Answers on the internet are varying. If yes, why? I tried searching on the internet but no luck.
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Is it haraam to chat with girls on internet? [duplicate]

Is it haraam to chat with girls on internet? Once I used to play a game, in which I made friends with a person. I later found out that she was a Muslim girl, that too from Saudi Arabi. When I asked ...
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Use of embryo stem cells: Is Islam against it?

Assalamualaikum, I'm involved in a personal work in which I have to do a presentation on tissue regeneration using embryo cells. In the presentation there are a part of biology and a second part of ...
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Haram property of others, like alcohol or .. in your hand!

I wanted to know if there is any responsibility over you if by accident you encounter a Haram material which belongs to others but you can destroy it or have the ability to destroy it. This can be ...
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Parents vs Wife — how to satisfy both of them

Assalamualaikum. Hello brothers and sisters in Islam. Last year I have come to UK for MS studies, it is a one year course, Insallah only three months have left for the course completion. I am ...
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In states that have welfare funded through taxation is Zakat still obligatory?

Zakat, as I understand it is for funding charity to the poor in the Ummah. If one however lives in a state which has welfare funded through taxation, and one is a tax-payer, is it still neccessary to ...
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Is God testing me now in compensation for my sins?

Ever since I asked Allah to forgive all of my past, present, and future sins, I'm enduring more hardship and feeling more unhappy. I read that God would test us in compensation for our sins. If that's ...
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Is it right or wrong - “Assalamualaikum”?

Some days ago, I came to know that "Inshallah" is wrong and the correct one is "In shaa Allah". Similarly, Are these right or wrong? Assalamualaikum. Jazak Allahu Khairun. Alhamdulillah. Subhan ...
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Should I make Qasar & jamma' if I move in-between city or islands in the same country?

I do know that when travelling more than a said distance it is permissible to perform Jammu(combining 2 prayers) and Qasar(shortening prayers) accordingly as per the guidance. But what I would like to ...
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Non-Mahram communication via sms, email, facebook, social gatherings

Assalamu Alaikum, I know we cant talk with non-mahram but the fact is when we are studying at a college its however impossible so we are advised limit the communication to only what is important and ...
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Question regarding Qasr(shortening the prayers) for someone working in another city

I live in a city called Lahore and I was able to find a job in another city called Mianwali (430 Kms away). After moving there, I used to visit my family weekly or fortnightly (12 ~ 13 days). Should I ...
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Picture of engaged spouse

Is it allowed in islam to keep a photo of engaged spouse and look at it whenever groom likes? i know there is no concept called engagement but somehow in our case this has happened, so wondering is it ...
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Speaking during sex

Is it allowed to talk with spouse during the sexual intercourse ? i have heard as its not good to talk. and is there any dua (invocation) to be recited before having intercourse every time and any ...
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How much and to whom I should give I Zakah ?

I would like to know how much amount of zakath should be given and to whom it can be given. I am an employee at a company and my salar is always at the end of the month. Can I give goods as zakah ...
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Why in Islam there are prescriptions regarding health? but not Penicillin?

There are rules in Islam like brushing teeth, being clean, avoiding dead animals and taking bath regularly and not fasting when it's harmful. Am I right to assume that such things exists in Islam ...
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How can the muslims be “forceful” and “merciful” according to the noble Quran considering the present situation of the world?

Allah, the exalted, says in the noble Quran as such: مُّحَمَّدٌ رَّسُولُ اللَّـهِ ۚ وَالَّذِينَ مَعَهُ أَشِدَّاءُ عَلَى الْكُفَّارِ رُحَمَاءُ بَيْنَهُمْ ۖ [الفتح-48] Sahih ...
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What is adornment in 24:60

(As for women past child-bearing, who have no hope of marriage) and do not need to get married, (it is no sin for them) for such women (if they discard their (outer) clothing) in front of ...
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Why we should not sleep after Asr?

I've heard that it's sunnah not to sleep or nap after asr but nobody can tell me why…
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Sex Education for Muslims children? Who's responsibility is it?

This is a sensitive topic and I am sure many of us (including me) were never educated about sex, puberty, adolescence etc. In fact in Muslim society, anything slighly related to the opposite gender ...
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is life insurance halal in Islam which is based on Takaful method?

i know normal life insurance is haram which is provided by traditional interest/riba/gambling based banking company. but if life insurance provided by any Islamic bank then will it be halal where ...
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is google adsense earning halal in Islam?

you know any website can connect with google adsense and can publish advertisement through google adsense. and in this way website owner can earn money(google takes money from advertisement ...
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How much Sales Profit is acceptable in Islam?

I've heard about how selling something more than what it really values is a sin in Quran, but I wanted to ask then how much you can get more money from what you buy and sell (trading fee) to someone ...
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How one can go close to stranger with intention of marriage?

As looking/meeting stranger females is haram and one cannot go for relation with any unmarried. If one's parents are not serious about child's marriage. How can one search and come close to a suitable ...
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Piracy in the work place?

AoA, I have read the posts on this page, Is using pirated software allowed?. My question is, if you work for a company which uses pirated software, what do you do? I've seen many situations where the ...