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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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Why is salah performed in a melodious way sometimes?

Why do I hear some Muslims performing salah in a melodious way (like singing) sometimes and sometimes just spoken? Is there a difference?
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can a muslim marry a woman and her daughter at same time? [duplicate]

How about in Marie Claire, a mother and daughter share a husband. Question: Can a Muslim merry a woman and her daughter at the same time?
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If one was bullied their whole life by all kinds of people, and has developed hatred towards those people, does Allah still blame him/her?

If someone is really shy or quiet they are easy to get picked on by others. So if someone or a bunch of people who belittes you constantly for their own sense of humour amongst their friends, or ...
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Standing in salah with chest a little forward incorrect?

In Qiyam, I stand with a straight back and eyes looking at the place of prostration however I've seen some (elderly) brothers who stand with their upper body a little forward so it's not vertical. ...
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Islam spiritual [duplicate]

i dont know how true it is but i have looked on many sites i converted to Islam 4 years ago been married for 3 years my husband is a Muslim and have said that something have entered his body a woman ...
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Can a person who does not know to pray and what do the recitations reading off their phone/device?

If a person does not know how to pray and or is trying to learn a new Surah do so reading it off their phone during salat. For example, if the person puts on a complete Salat tutorial with ...
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I sinned what should I do?

I am a Muslim female. In the past I was very insecure and used photos of other girls and I claimed that those were photos of me when I sent it to other guys I was talking to online when they would ask,...
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What to do with aqeeqah hair?

Narrated Samurah ibn Jundub: The Prophet (ﷺ) said: A boy is in pledge for his Aqiqah, Sacrifice is made for him on the seventh day, his head is shaved and he is given name. Abu Dawud ...
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How do I own a cat if Islam forbids it's sale?

I was recently made aware that Islam forbids the buying and selling of cats and dogs. lt was narrated from Abu Az-Zubair that Jabir said: "The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) forbade the price of a cat." ...
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Can a person burden himself more than what it can take? [on hold]

I know very well that nothing happens except by the will of Allah. I also know sometimes we have to face the consequence of our sins. I also know according to Quran: لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا ...
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Is it wrong to tell someone “Allah will judge me”

I've been in few conversations with Muslims who are clearly doing haram but they fail to acknowledge it or just reply back "Allah will judge me so you don't have to worry about me". For example they ...
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As a muslim man are you allowed to marry a “step-niece”?

I've skimmed the following page but it doesn't have the answer I'm looking for. Let me explain the situation. Let's say a person has a stepmum and a biological father and after a long period of time ...
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Except with the rectiation of the qur'an do we need to seek refuge from satan when quoting/reading verses?

Allah the almighty told us in the Qur'an: So when you recite the Qur'an, [first] seek refuge in Allah from Satan, the expelled [from His mercy]. (16:98) If taken literally we only need to do the ...
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Does Islam consider present day Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh as part of “Hind”?

With respect to below question: What is Ghazwa-e-Hind? and Hadith: It was narrated that Thawban, the freed slave of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), said: "The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: 'There ...
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Why do some mothers from the sub continent spent the first 40 days after child birth at their mother's place?

Why do some mothers from the sub continent spent the first 40 days after child birth at their mother's place? I was also told they are allowed to miss their prayers and fasts because of 'Nifaas' - ...
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Is it permissible to get paid from money someone owned as haram?

About a month ago I've been assigned a task by someone, in which I get some money back for. Later he told me that he got his money through mining Bitcoin on some website he owns without visitor's ...
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What exactly happened in this part of the Hadith?

Rifa'a divorced his wife whereupon 'AbdurRahman bin Az-Zubair Al-Qurazi married her. 'Aisha said that the lady (came), wearing a green veil (and complained to her (Aisha) of her husband and showed her ...
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Can a grown male interact and play with his cousin's young daughter?

Assam o Alaikum to my Muslim brothers. My cousin has a very young daughter Masha Allah! She's barely 6 Masha Allah. Can I interact with her and lift her up and pinch her checks with affection just ...
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How did Muslims in the past wake up for fajr?

I hope this question is relevant enough for this section of StackExchange, as it's more towards history rather than Islam itself. Nowadays, people depend on alarm clocks or the loud sound of athan ...
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Is a marriage without a written contract and a late dowry valid?

One year ago i married my lovely husband without a marriage contract but in front of about 20-30 witnesses from my husbands family in morocco and a lovely iman who came and blessed our marriage. ...
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Is it rewardable for the newlywed wife to be treated like a Princess?

Is there anything in the Sunnah where the new wife say for a time (a year perhaps) didn't have to do any house work? I know some families in some Muslim countries who are well off and have a higher ...
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Islamic marriage

What will happen to a marriage of a catholic couple if the man suddenly converts to muslim? Can he legally marry another non-Muslim woman without having sued by the non-Muslim wife?
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Why do we need to remove/cover any photos figurines of animals or humans for Salaah? [duplicate]

Can you please answer from a non Muslim perspective. Why does a Muslim have to remove or cover any object representation (picture, photo, figurine, statue) of animate beings such as animals and humans ...
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Do i have to wash the undergarment? (Super urgent)

Do i have to watch my undergarments in washing machine if a little drop of urine comes on it? I was praying suddenly felt a tiny drop of urine came in my underwear, its common and i cant control it. ...
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Unable to pray because of impurity problem

I have a problem which I haven’t told to doctor as it is a odd problem. Basically when I urinate and empty my bladder I am always having dropped dripped off in my under garments when standing up. I ...
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Does Qur'an 16:66 say's raw milk that comes from a cow's stomach is clean for the point where people could drink it?

Surah 16 verse 66 says "Surely there is a lesson for you in the cattle: We provide you to drink out of that which is in their bellies between the faeces and the blood - pure milk - which is a ...
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What makes oral sex haraam? [duplicate]

It could be argued some may wish to do anal using a condom what's the problem but we have explicit text in Hadith it is haraam. So why not same for oral? Some may think it's perfectly fine and I'm ...
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Protected oral sex (with condom / dental dam) allowed?

With the objections of particularly the sexual fluids such as vaginal secretions, pre-ejaculate and semen entering the mouth and swallowing do any scholars find oral sex of the man with a (flavoured) ...
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Is it allowed to ask questions politely to the imam during his preach?

I've wondered a long time but never took my courage in both hands to ask a question. And then I just left with my questions and ask them to other muslims who couldn't give me a sufficient answer. So ...
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Can not fulfill Nazr (Vow)

If we vow for any thing and we can not complete this vow for some reason then Allah can take this thing from us towards Allah?
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Life-threatening situations

I wonder what Islam, more specifically the Quran or one of the many hadeeth have to say when it comes to life-threatening diseases. Many muslim people think they have to suffer the illness they're ...
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Quran Surah 13 verse 3 interpretation help? [duplicate]

In the Quran Surah 13 verse 3, it stated "He it is Who has stretched out the earth and has placed in it firm mountains and has caused the rivers to flow. He has made every fruit in pairs, two and two, ...
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Yet another question about Aisha's age [closed]

I'm currently interested in becoming a Muslim but I have some questions which no one at my local Mosque are able to answer sufficiently. First I have to setup the context. First I will define child ...
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Does a fast gets break when eating unintentionally? [closed]

Salaam , I was on my fast today but nobody knew it . I just kept it secretly for some specific reason . An hour before the maghrib prayer my mother phoned me and and told me to come to my aunt's house ...
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Which namaz I can done to forgiveness

Please tell me that which namaz is required to forgiveness.beacause in my mind all time negative thought is produced about my family then I ask Allah this thought is accepted or not by using yes and ...
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Is it haram to say ''Oh my lord'' or ''Oh Lord''

I am 12 years old and I said "oh my Lord" AND "OH LORD". Is this considered shirk or am I disrespecting Allah?
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As a Christian can I marry a Muslim in an Islamic Nikah w/o first having 'secular' legal wedding?

I will try to be as short as possible in looking for an answer as I asked so many people but got no clear answer. I’m a Christian and my fiancé is Muslim. We want to do the Islamic wedding. We are ...
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Can I see any part of my wife? [closed]

We have been married many years but because she is conservative and perhaps because she is from a Muslim country she isn't as free with me as I'd like. If I want to look at her breasts and privates ...
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Is triming the pubic hair instead of shaving it allowed? [duplicate]

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatahu. I am confused. This is regarding the fitrah (5). It is mentioned that men should remove their pubic hair by shaving it. My question is can we trim it with ...
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In a haircut can the man's sideburns be trimmed?

As you are commanded to grow the beard does the beard include the sideburns all the way up to the top of the ears? So then the sideburns can't be trimmed to be a bit more tidy? Please clarify.
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Does saying Shahada for first time make one a muslim or do I need to follow all the rules?

I have been learning about Islam these past few months or so and I do believe there is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. If I ever have a question I'll usually try googling it ...
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Do I have to divide my zakat?

I owned around 700 US dollar for 1 lunar year. Now as far as I know, I am obliged to pay the zakat for this 700 dollar which is 2.5% of the amount. Now how should I divide this money for the zakat? ...
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Interpretation of surah 25 verse 53

“God is the one who caused two bodies of water to flow, one palpable and sweet, the other salty and bitter. He placed a barrier between them, a partition that they are forbidden to surmount”. ( ...
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Sleeping between Isha and Tahajjud [duplicate]

If I sleep after praying maghrib (because of my busy schedule) and wake up at night, can I pray Isha and Tahajjud together? I usually try to sleep between Isha and Tahajjud but for the last few days ...
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Is it permitted to go to work after Eid salah?

Is it allowed to go to work after Eid salah or should one take at least part or the whole day off. Evidence from Qur'an and Sunnah and the scholars please. (I live in non Muslim country).
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Is the Islamic representation of God self defeating? [duplicate]

This was an argument formed by a Christian I know. He said "And The Quran is self-defeating for a few reasons: it says the word of God cannot be corrupted, and yet the Bible is, that God is ...
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What is the reason behind Muslim remove foreskin from private part.? [duplicate]

When a new Muslim kid born their parent go to the doctor for removing the foreskin of private part, what is the Islamic history behind it..??
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Extended night time salat mentioned in Quran; Isha, Subh, Layl, fard, Terewih, or Nafila?

I am confused about the night time prayers mentioned in the Quran. From Yusuf Ali's English translation: 073.002 Stand (to prayer) by night, but not all night,- 073.003 Half of it,- or a little ...
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Can we sleep on our left side?

I've heard that sleeping on the left side is haram, but I've also heard that it is just not recommended (can still be done). Please tell me what you know on this topic with authentic evidence.
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Was there ever a society that used only the Muslim calendar?

It is my impression that someone using only the Muslim calendar would find it difficult to figure out whether a given date several years in the future would be during the summer or winter, or how long ...