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Appropriate dowry for prospective bride?

I am trying to learn what dowry is customary or recommended according to Islamic faith, customs, or tradition. Our prophet's cousin and first male Muslim revert, Ali ibn Abu Talib (ruh), was said to ...
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Infertility=Useless?

I’ve read on this sight that it is a requirement that all people are to have children to keep our communities flowing. But what if one is incapable of conceiving for whatever reasons aside from using ...
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Upholding ties of kinship with deviant relatives

Is it allowed to give salam or to respond to the salam of my family members who follow a deviant sufi sect? If I don't say salam my family members get suspicious and angry at me because I always used ...
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Can I pray for a non muslim relative? [duplicate]

I’m a born muslim, both my parents are muslims but my mom is european so she was born a christian and my family from her side are all christians. My grandmother from my moms side passed away and I ...
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DISOBEYING FATHER FOR NOT DOING HARAM JOB

Asslamualikum! I was a finance student back 2 years ago. You know that doing job in a bank is haram as it involves Interest so due to this reason my aim was to do a job in a company as they aren't ...
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Is hiding knowledge haram if the people already know it? [duplicate]

Is it haram if i get some knowledge and i don’t tell anyone because they already know that knowledge?
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what if I ask my husband that I don't want to stay with my in-laws as he is abroad? can I go and stay with my mother?

Its been about 4 months for our marriage. I am staying with my In-laws, I am not allow to go outside with my father-in-laws permission not even to my mothers place and do anything. He verbally abuse ...
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If a girl and a boy decided to stop being in a relationship and wait until allah brings them together ..is it permissible?

I've had a crush on a boy when I was small cause of his character,personality and everything.but I never told anyone about it and prayed to allah daily for his goodness,health and everything.i didnt ...
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What is the drive for male-female interraction in Islam?

Is it solely the creation and upbringing of children? That is to say the two subgroups are consistently separated, aside from within family, and family has been historically an institution to bring up ...
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Is it ok to cut ties with a sexually abusive father?

My father had been molesting me ever since I was a child and stopped after I revealed to my family what he was doing. But still to this day he makes some inappropriate comments, it is clear he doesn’t ...
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Is it haram to let my wifes parents visit with their dog?

Assalamualeikum. Is it haram to let my wifes family visit us with their dog(pet). (Her father is a nonmuslim) and they cant visit without The dog (because they cannot let it stay Home alone). It is my ...
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Wife refuses to visit husbands parents house

I have been married for 3 years and me and my wife live separate to parents. I allow her to visit her parents anytime she likes. However I do not attend her parents house due to tension and negative ...
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Is it okay for a girl child to have her fathers first name instead of the last/family name?

My mother said it is sunnah that a girl child should have her fathers first name instead of last. She said it is a sunnah to have the first name. Is it written anywhere that it is sunnah? If so could ...
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Is it haram to read fan fictions that mention sex to learn, how to do it but never use it except for the halal sex with my wife? [duplicate]

Learning to please my wife. Please tell a modest answer with facts. I have scoured the internet for every halal site I can but cannot find anything.
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What does “spend according to your means” mean in islam

The statement "let the rich man spend according to his means; and the man whose resources are restricted, let him spend according to what Allah has given him" (65:7) isn't quite clear to ...
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Are individuals sold into European Atlantic slavery and their slave descendents to be considered slaves or captives?

This is a question for those who take it upon themselves to find who who their fathers are, i.e, doing genealogy research. For those captured and sold into slavery, and then their descendents who ...
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Family exposing the sins of other family members

Assalamu Alaikum, I have a question about what the view of Islam is on exposing the sins of others in order to humilate them and destroy their good image. Also, about cutting ties with immediate ...
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how often should I contact relatives

Is there any ruling how often we must contact with our relatives in order to uphold ties of kinship? Please help someone.
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Is it required to uphold ties of kinship with non-mahrams?

I know it is obligatory to keep relationships with our relatives which are blood related. So is it obligatory for me to keep relationships with my uncle’s wife or aunt’s husband because they are not ...
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Can i sleep in my boxer shirts? Is it haram if my sister see me in my underwear?

I live in Asia. I am a Muslim and it is very hot in our country. I sleep in my boxer shorts everyday. I also roam around like this in the daylight . My mom and my sister are comfortable they don't ...
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is not being patient in hardship means you have failed the test?

We all know that Allah tests humans with various things. And my father yells at me for no reason. And he also yells at other members of my family. I yell at him back. But I saw some YouTube video ...
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Saying Wallahi when having bad thoughts about family members

Aoa Sometimes I get bad thoughts in my head about my family members, for example "Wallahi (I swear to Allah) I hope that something bad happens to them." I do not mean anything like this and ...
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Reading duas again and again

Aoa I have begun to have mild OCD for the past few months and struggle whenever I am reading duas. For example, I read a dua to seek protection from trials and tribulations, which you read when you ...
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Can I end relations with my family? [duplicate]

My family are not good people. They don't pay zakat and don't fast. My father doesn't let me fast. All the men in my family are domestic abusers. My uncle commits fraud. Everyone in my family lies, ...
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Dealing with elder siblings [closed]

I am an 18yr old Muslim boy. My elder sister always feels she can boss me around. She's just 2 years older than me. Does an elder siblings have any power over a younger sibling?
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Respecting parents who aren't deserving of the respect

Islam says our parents have the right to be respected. What if they don't deserve it? Does "respect" in this context mean that we should not disrespect them or does it mean that we must respect them?
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Islam says we must obey our parents. What about when they ask us to do ridiculous things?

My father asks me to do a lot of things that he's too lazy to do himself, and these things seem very wrong.  An example of this is him calling me from the mosque to come back home to turn on the TV ...
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What should I do with my Christian family after I have just converted to Islam?

As-salamu alaykum. Last week I converted to Islam. My wife is supportive of me doing so, but she doesn't want me to try and convert her or my children. They do haram things such as cooking and eating ...
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Dealing with a toxic father in islam

I have an overdemanding, selfish, abusive(physically and verbally), oppressive, bossy, fornicating and unreligious father. He is a Muslim but doesn't even know how to pray properly. He doesn't fully ...
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Islamically when a women gets married does her primary responsibility go to her in-laws?

Salaams, I was having a discussion the other night with my family as I am getting married soon. My father said that I will be "leaving this family" and joining another family and when I disagreed he ...
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What does the Quran say about the number of children a family should have?

Within the Muslim community, there are those who encourage Muslims to have a high number of children. I also read that "procreation in Islam is a sign of God's will and a large family is perceived as ...
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Is it enough to advise someone on stopping with a sin without telling them evidences?

Asking this because a few months ago i was watching/a fan of a tv show which i now realize is haram (few curse words, some inappropiate scenes). I'm saying “realize” because i used to watch it (and ...
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Can I get married at 16 without any job or income?

I'm currently just 16 years old and I'm interested in marrying but I'm not sure if this is right as I don't have a job yet and I'm still in school. I want to marry so as to prevent myself from zina as ...
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Conversations with vulgar words

I have some relatives and we talk nearly every single day. And they keep cursing while i keep saying not to do it. (They already know it is forbidden) I keep telling them to shut their mouth, but now ...
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My mother is forcing me not to fast during my exams

My mother thinks I'll mess up my exams if I fast. If i do fast on exam day, she might get extremely angry at me and also worried. Yesterday she explained it might affect her health if I do fast ...
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What are the commandments of Islam about Zakat to a relative?

My Uncle has a daughter and she is married. But they are so poor. Her husband didn't do any work and they have no mean of earning. Even they have no other source of livelihoods. Is it permitted in ...
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How does one make the home halal when living with a Christian guardian?

Wa salaamaleykum I am I newly converted Muslim. My family is specifically Catholic. How can I make my living area halal? Specifically, there are many photos and figurines, depicting people & ...
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What rights do I have on my biological brother and his wife and what rights do they have upon me?

I am a 28 years old woman, and by the grace of Allah, alhamdoliAllah, I earn myself and I am not dependent on any person in family monetarily. My question is that in islam, what rights do my brother, ...
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Marriage of adopted humans

Is the marriage of a child of blood with his adopted sister and / or the marriage between a daughter of blood and his adopted brother lawful? And in the case of a man adopted from a family and a woman ...
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Cutting ties with non muslim relatives?

Quran 9:23 O you who have believed, do not take your fathers or your brothers as allies if they have preferred disbelief over belief. And whoever does so among you - then it is those who are the ...
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Will Allah forgive me for mockery of my father during childhood without his knowledge?

I was a kid but not too small was not mature but at age of 12-15. when my father came to school I said to my friends that he is the driver of mine. what is the punishment of it? Will Allah forgive.
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Ties of kinship question

My mother gave me up for adoption.Her parents persuaded (or even forced) her to do it because in where she lives, it was great shame to have illegitimate child. So basically, my family rejected me to ...
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Does Islam excuse abusive parenting?

I recently learned from a well-read lecturer in my community that the Prophet (PBUH) once sat reiterating something along the lines of "Be good/obedient/dutiful to your parents" and someone asked, "...
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What does Islam say about lying to stay in the UK for a British passport? [duplicate]

I have a question regarding someone lying to stay in the UK for a British passport I know someone who came as a visitor to the UK and rather than going back abroad decided to claim asylum on domestic ...
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Is it haram to never speak to a sibling ever again?

To make a long story short I have an estranged relationship with my sister. We grew very much apart after our parents divorced. I don't want to get too much into detail but she did something so awful ...
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In what circumstance a Muslim can break the kinship?

Asalaam Alikum I want to know that in what circumstances a Muslim can break the Kinship. If a Sister leaves the home and marry against the will & in Absence of Moharram, Does the Family can ...
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Will porn close my dad's doors to Jannah?

It has been almost 6 years since I first saw my dad watching porn and I've learnt to live with it but now I've started to fear that this will close his doors to Jannah. My dad prays routinely and ...
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Is it permissible for a son-in-law to stay at his wife's parental home if invited by her parents?

Recently I was invovled in a conversation where people debated if it is a good idea for a man to stay with his wife over the weekend when she goes to visit them. Some argued for and some against. I ...
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Marriage of Muslim [duplicate]

Can Muslim marry a cousin or is it haram? What part of quran can I analyse it? I try to understand reading quran but I don't understand.
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What does Islam teach about Love?

I heard a Christian say 'all religions teach love'. Is she right? I think that many Muslims consider 'honor' to be a great virtue. If a woman brings shame to a family, her brother might kill her. ...