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Questions tagged [practical-islam]

'Practical Islam' is putting Islam to practice, and applying it in everyday life.

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How can I deal with me?

If I meritorious when I was kid, after my dad's sudden accident(I crane hit him in his back), my result life started falling apart? I lose my girl, my result. But somehow my I tried to recover and put ...
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Can I eat non-halal chicken in a restaurant in the UK?

I am going to Nando's with a group of non-muslim friends. However, as I live in a small town where there aren't a lot of muslims (those who are dofn't mind eating non halal as long as they say '...
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How to use Turkish style toilet to wash front parts for istinja? [on hold]

In Turkey they have the western style sit down commode with a nozzle at the back. You turn the tap to control a water jet to wash your backside. In Islam though you are to wash after urination too the ...
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Is it kufr to befriend a non-Muslim who makes Islamaphobic jokes with the intention of calling him to Islam?

What I want to say is whether befriending such non-Muslims makes you kufr, and I've read this: Allah only forbids you with regard to those who fight you for your faith, and drive you out of your ...
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Is slavery allowed in islam? [duplicate]

Is slavery allowed in Islam if yes,can I own a slave today? Please explain me in detailed. Explain why this is the case also:Why islam didn't ban slavery even if it is a very bad system?
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How should I conduct myself in prayer [duplicate]

I wanted to know in prayer how should I behave?.Should I be fearing ,loving or imagining god .Or Should I concentrate on the words am saying and say them with belief.
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What kind of prayers one can read on shab-e-mehraj

Being a important when prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was ascended on heaven and any what and how prayers can one pray on night such as shab-e-mehraj
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The life of Jesus in the Quran [duplicate]

Jesus in the Quran was not crucified and lived to be a very old man before he died. Does The Holy Quran or the hadiths reveal that the Muslim Jesus took a wife or had children?
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Purity for astaghfaar and obtaining taqwa for Allah

I am doing astaghfaar and then it comes to my mind that I am doing astaghfaar or taqwa for worldly things only. If even we accept this notion what should i do to make it 100% clean and make the taqwa ...
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I want to know, directly related with Islam, the importance of the 1,001 Arabian Nights:

As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh! May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you! What can we learn from 1,001 Arabian Nights about Islam, its importance, and any spiritual ...
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In Shia's Islam, is it possible to make Nikkah again with that person from we recently take divorce?

When a man had given divorce to his wife, recite all seegay ( that specific words by which divorce become properly valid ) and spent 3 months which gave the time for thinking "Is the decision of ...
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Is a Muslim man extreme if he lowers his gaze with every woman?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, Is it Ghuloo (Exaggeration) if a 27 year old unmarried man lowers his gaze in front of every non mahram woman even if she is an old lady / mother of many kids? His ...
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Can a person offer Fajar prayer when the sky become blue? [closed]

I want to ask that in that area where I live the timing of fajar prayer is 04:49 am but I got up when the whole sky become clear and blue it means that all stars are disappear. In this case, can I ...
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Promise made to allah

Assalamu alaikum I don't know I made a promise to allah or not when I was suffered some serious waswas problems . I thought may be leather used in my country are from pigs so I'm worried and ...
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what is the commandment about beggars in Islam?

I have read rules and orders about beggars in Islam but I'm still confused. In our daily life we interact with a number of beggars, some of them are in a very miserable condition while some are ...
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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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Are we rewarded for dhikr in the mind only without uttering a single word?

Are we rewarded for dhikr in the mind of the type of saying 1000 times estagfirullah, la ilahe ilallah, Alhamdulilah, ja mukal libel kulubi thebit kalbi ala dinik in the mind only without uttering a ...
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Why are we not allowed intercourse with Mahram while children of Adam were allowed to marry them?

I want to ask about sexual relations and marriages with mahrams e.g siblings because I read that at time of Hazrat Adam their children had intercourse with each other and so why can't we do it now if ...
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Ruling on wearing clothes that represents the devil

I have an asu shirt and pants with a pitchfork representing sun devils on it. Can I wear this? If I can't, can I take off the symbols and wear it then?
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Why do we remain silent when praying asr and dhuhr? [duplicate]

Assalamu alaikum I want ask about salah dhuhr and 'asr Why when we salah 'asr and dhuhr always not speak like other like salah maghrib and 'isha' ?
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Female doctor- no handshake, but ok with medical touch during examination

I (obviously male body, though I actually identify as genderqueer) recently visited my doctor for the first time. She declined to shake hands during intros "for religious reasons", and even dodged ...
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Are there different positions or manners to raise hands for du'a depending on the situation?

My question is about the fiqh of du'a: In the sunnah we read: Anas b. Malik reported that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) prayed for rain pointing the back of his hands to the sky. (Sahih Muslim) The ...
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What are the benefits of cutting nails according to sunnah?

What are the benefits of cutting nails according to sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in cutting nails of hand and foot toes?
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jokes against Allah - trying best not to smile

Asalamualaykum, if a friend tells a haram joke against Allah, I feel like I am about to smile at that joke, but I try my best to stop myself and ignore him. How do I prevent myself from smiling at ...
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Do we pray Fajr quietly or out aloud? [duplicate]

I have read that Zuhr and Asr should be prayed quietly and Maghrib and Isha a bit more loud. If so what about Fajr
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Question about jokes (I don't know if I am an apostate- help) [closed]

Asallahmualaykum warahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I have a few questions about 3 situations about jokes, and whether I am an apostate for each of them. 1) I don't remember whether I smiled or not at a ...
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How should we respond to the Jewish expression “Shabbat Shalom”?

What should we answer to a Jew, when he tells us: "שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם (Shabbat Shalom)"?
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Is it allowed for a married woman cooks for her boss at work without husband's consent?

In Islam, is it allowed for a married woman to cook food for her ex boss at work if he ask her to, while her husband dont know about it? When the husband confronted her about the food, she told him ...
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Who are the Christians and who are the Jews? [duplicate]

There are several groups of people who claim to be Christians. Some people in these groups say that people from other groups claiming to be Christians are not Christians. But, as we know from Islam, ...
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May a married woman let her Ex boyfriend visit her while her husband is not around

Is it right to let my ex boyfriend to visit me while my husband is not aware of it? .then i later told him
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How should one pray two by two rak'ats of naafil?

As-Salamu alaikum brothers and sisters, i heard that Duma should be prayed two by two, that's saying the Salam in each second rakah, does that mean that (1) you have to announce (by heart) the ...
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Looking for some help in clarifying Chapter 2 verse 54 from Surat Al Bakarah

I picked up an english translation of the Qu'ran yesterday and began reading it. I have a question from The Bakarah 2:54 And recall when (on returning with this favour) Moses said to his people: “My ...
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Mother says no to marriage

I am an 18 year old, I love a 24 year old, her mother refuses for marriage because it will be another 5 years till I'm earning, we both love each other and are both pious. The mother says no for ...
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Praying Namaz (Salah) & Durood e Ibrahimi

As-Asalamu Alaykum, I wanted to clarify when praying Farz Namaz (Fard Salat) when to recite durood e Ibrahim. I am asking since I want to clarify someone’s conept. Example: (for this example I am ...
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What to feed people when giving Kaffarah? [closed]

So i broke a promise to allah and want ro give kaffarah It is to feed 10 people. Is it ok if i gave a person 1 kg of uncooked rice, 1 pack of flour and a small pack of bread? And do we have to give ...
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Is extra money out of love or fine over a loan regarded as Riba?

I am trying to find the answer for the below two scenarios. Let's assume someone has given a loan of $10000 for a period of 2 months. Scenario 1: The lender and borrower decide that for every extra ...
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Do you pray Sunnah and Fard separately?

Ok, it is a bit complex for me. Suppose you are praying for Fajr and you have got 2 rakat sunnah and 2 fard. How do you pray them? All in one go or do you pray sunnah first by making Niyah and in the ...
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Is there any islamic reason for wearing niqaab (veiling of the face)? [duplicate]

Culture has begun to mingle with tradition and religion until people assume they are one and the same. In a new course I have signed up to, we are required to wear niqab (veil our faces) in front of ...
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Places where a husband is allowed to have sex with his wives

Can a husband have sex with his wives in any room in his home, or is this permitted only in his wives' bedrooms? Is this allowed in a hotel? Where is it allowed to beggars?
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Significance of tasbeeh after prayer

I am getting good in regular prayers (Alhamdulillah), I follow app and it has dua in it for every thing. So after Prayer it has mention of Dua of reciting 33 SubhanAllah 33 Alhamdulillah 34 allah ...
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Hadith about Licking others fingers after eating?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, Regarding etiquettes of eating : It was narrated from Ibn ‘Abbas that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: “When one of you eats food, let him not wipe his hand until he has ...
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How were khutbahs given before invention of microphone?

How exactly did the Imam read the Qirat or deliver a Khutbah in the past before the invention of the microphone so as to make a group of 1000 - 2000 people hear him? In some case the population ...
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Is Al-Kafa'a (Compatibility) for Nikah in fact Racism and Casteism?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, I found myself a bit queasy reading what the Great Imams and Scholars of Fiqh had to say regarding Al-Kafa'a. Here are some of their views, Imaam Abu ...
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Why muslims aren't allowed to be a part of christmas gathering?

One thing I don't understand is why do they advise muslims not be a part of the gathering? When in the end Allah knows best. My intention is never going to be to accept what the gathering is about. ...
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Why lying on the belly is forbidden in Islam?

In Islam lying on the belly or lying with your belly down is forbidden. Why is that so? Why sleeping with the belly down is forbidden? What is the narration forbidding that?
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Is breastfeeding optional in Islam?

In Surah Baqarah Allah says: Mothers may breastfeed their children two complete years for whoever wishes to complete the nursing [period]. Upon the father is the mothers' provision and their ...
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How does one have true faith?

I am having many doubts regarding Islam, but I want to have true faith. How does one know when he has true faith? Is certainty necessary for it?
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Is wearing Christmas jumper forbidden?

Near Christmas the offices in Europe has Christmas jumper day. Is it allowed to wear something like Christmas jumper? I know it’s just a jumper but the fact it is “Christmas” and sort of participate ...
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What is the award for non-Muslim on their best deeds?

As we are Muslim Allah anounced award for our each good deeds like jannah for good people but if the non-Muslim is same and doing good deeds like he is helping others he is not telling alie he is ...
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is our sadaqa accepted if we gave our sadaqa to professional beggers?

we live in a society where we have some time no idea about actually needy people and gave our sadaqa to some time professionl beggers as my concern I gave them my sadaqa to any begger because of ...