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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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Are pictures of pigs OK?

If we had an icon on a software GUI that looked like a piggy bank would that be OK or is there a risk that some people would be offended by it?
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Where and to whom can I ask for answers to my questions and doubts?

AsslamuAlaikum. When searching for specific questions online, you come across so many islamic Q and A sites where it seems like some guy asked a question which was answered by a knowledgeable islamic ...
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How to maneuver one person to the right of Imam during Salat?

While during salat there are only two persons (an imam and a jamaat) and the jamaat initially stand to the left of the imam (the correct one should be on the right & the Imam already in Salah ...
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Should Muslim women observe the hijab if it is safer for them not to?

Quran 33:59 “ O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves [part] of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be ...
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Chinese Muslims are suffering in china [on hold]

Muslims in china are suffering but world is silence about credible accounts of relentless brainwashing, systematic sexual abuse and extensive physical punishments, like rape,fingernails ripped out ...
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Niyat for jummah fard Arabic intention

Can someone tell me the niyat in Arabic for jummah? Like fajr fard is nayatun ossalaliyah lilala he... etc I know it’s supposed to be said in the heart but us bengalis verbalize it in Arabic
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What does Islam says about the praying of crippled person?

In our daily life there are a number of people who have health issues and some are also disabled. They are having difficulties in walking, sitting or in some cases standing. As a Muslim we know that ...
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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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Is writting fiction novel Haram in Islam?what about writting romance genre?

I intend to write a dark,you know,a tragedy story.Therfore there will be for sure bad guys in my story.There will be violence and bad language used.A lot of bad things will happen to the MC(main ...
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Doing salah in a hurry as if the departure train has arrived. Are we punished for acts of worship that we do with bad quality?

Salaam alejkum. We know that we are punished for sins like shirk, gambling, theft, adultery, backbiting, usury etc... because there are overwhelming arguments from the quran and sunnah. But the big ...
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Do not give Sajde e sahoo because of Fear?

When i am in prayer And sadje e sahoo is mandatory but i am not give sajde e sahoo beacause of fear That what people think about me... Now please tell how get rid from (Riya)
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Forced marriage

Assalamu alaikum I said yes to a proposal from a guy a couple of months ago. He is deendar prays and appeared to be of good character. We are supposed to get married next month. We started chatting ...
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Where should i pray Sunnah rakat? at Home or at Mosque? [duplicate]

I know it's not compulsory, but i want to do it as prophet Mohammad(SAW) used to do. If i should pray Sunnah at home, what is the benefit of praying Sunnah at home than mosque? Should I Pray only Fard ...
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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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Applying medicine in mouth will invalidate the fast?

If someone have mouth infection and apply medicine in mouth and throw that medicine outside than it will invalidate fast?
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Praying sitting down

Salam alykum, I am an over the road truck driver which means I’m inside my truck 4 to 5 days a week. My question is can I pray sitting down inside my truck? My truck has a low roof and I can’t stand ...
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How to give loan to Allah?

In holy Quran there is a verse in Surat Al-Ĥadīd (The Iron) - سورة الحديد about giving loan to Allah. Surat Al-Ĥadīd (ayah 11. ) Sahih International Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan ...
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Can I create a fantasy story about Muslims on other planets?

I'm trying to make a fantasy story with Islamic teachings in it. It involves many planets populated with Muslims... however the Qiblah (Direction of where the Ka'bah is) is still the same. So as in, ...
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Do i need to pay debt i loaned as a kid

When i was a kid, about 10 years and didn't know about islam and about debt I was buying something and I didn't have enough money, I needed about 0.50$ so I asked to buy a thing and then I will give ...
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Is it haram for women to use steel blades to shave hair?

There is a concept among muslim women that they cannot use steel blades for removing hair, some might say it is haram. So even removing hair is painful e.g through waxing is it fine unless it is not ...
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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 ...
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Confusion on Imam leading the prayer

Salam, I am a 2nd yr HS student in the US. In my school, we have this place of prayer where we all gather around to Pray. It led by one of our students who takes the role of the Imam. Usually in ...
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Cleaning after urination?

After urinating I clean my penis with toilet paper and wash it with water. Recently I noticed that after cleaning it with toilet paper small amount of urine appears at the top of it, it is so small ...
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What are the names of sahabas who were ashra-mubashra [duplicate]

I want to know the complete names of sahabas who were known as ashra-mubashra. Anyone who knows about it can tell here. Thank you
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Are corporate doctors sinful?

In today's capitalistic world, many professionals work in a corporate setting where the bottom line is to make more profit for the shareholders. In the medical field, we have many corporate ...
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Is the “PBUH” suffix used for any women?

I've seen PBUH (Peace Be Upon Him) added as a suffix to many prominent males who are highly respected in Islam, e.g. Muhammad, Jesus, etc. My question is whether there are any women who have Peace Be ...
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What age to bring kids to graveyard

My son grandma passed away and he is 3 years old. I wanted to ask what age should we bring kid to grave yard as there is a dispute in my family and I know that 3-4 is too small to bring them here. ...
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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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Rewarding the person who helps catch a thief, Islamic or not?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, In a scenario where a Muslim has something of his stolen, and another Muslim brother comes along and informs him of the thief and his whereabouts and gives a ...
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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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what hairstyle for wadhu on long hair?

Salam to all* I really wish to know if hairstyle matters for whudu especially for long hair.I wear my hair up in a bun usually for wadhu. Should the hair be in a braid/ponytail easier for wadhu? ...
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If i miss congregation salah?

Assalamuallaykum. I use to miss my congregation salah of zohar. I leave my collage and reach masjid to attend my zohar salah with jamat (in congregation) but the time for traveling is so long that i ...
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Filling gaps in rows once namaz has commenced

Can someone please shed some light on what should be done if space becomes free in front of you once namaaz has commenced. I have noticed ,especially in tarawee prayer gaps/space in the front rows ...
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What is the correct method of wiping the body after reading the last 3 surahs?

Aishah [R.A] reported that the Messenger of Allah [S.A.W] used to recite "Qul huwallahu ahad", "Qul a'oothu birrabilfalaq" and "Qul a'oothu birrabinnaas" every night when he went to sleep, then wiped ...
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Does grave sand eating gives sense of calm?

Today I was with my wife at her mother grave, as it’s been less than a week my wife cries a lot but while we were at her mother grave and crying, her neighbor told her to eat the sand/clay from the ...
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Are girls/women mahrams of/to each other?

I want to know are all the girls/women mahrams of/to each other? If yes, then can a group of girls travel on their own without a male-mahram?
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Is blowing the foods Makruh? (Shia view)

It is said that it is better not to blow the foods. In other word, it is said that blowing the foods is considered as a makruh practice. So, I was wondering if this is counted as a correct issue or ...
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How to recite long surah in namaz (prayer)

I want to learn surah Rahman and recite it while I pray. but I do not know how to break down the surah and pray.please help and advise what is the procedure to read long surah in prayer Jazakallah
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Can I exchange notes to coins but for a lower amount?

There are situations when we are need of coins. At times, some touts like to take advantage of the situation and take a fee to the exchange from us. For example: For a bill of $10, they return only $...
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Is Etoro Halal?

They have an Islamic account as well : https://www.etoro.com/customer-service/islamic-account/ My doubt is mainly around CFDs (contract for differences).
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What are the boundaries of obeying parents?

If one's parents are sinners, how can that person obey them ? What are the boundaries of obeying parents ?
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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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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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If someone spent some money from amanat (trust)?

Suppose a person, have amanat (money) of another person. Now, what is the islamic ruling regarding "if he/she spent some money from it, considering if the one whose amanat he/she has, asks for that, ...
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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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Dhikr isn't giving me dramatic improvement in all spheres of life. Why not?

I have tried many kind of dhikrs with the exception of reading Quran in Arabic because I don't know the language. I have said thousands of times estagfirullah, la ilahe ilallah etc. Sometimes I feel ...
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Why do we use left feet to enter washroom?

Did we have washrooms/toilets 1400 years ago in Arabia? If not, how is this sunnah applicable for open air defecation?
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What is the dress that Islam has mentioned for males?

For every country, people believe their national dress is what is an islamic dress, so in Pakistan, people believe Shalwar Kameez is a dress that is right with Islamic custom and Saudia and other ...
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Is this bid'ah? Is this allowed [duplicate]

Selam alejkum. One individual wants to make every single day 1000 dhikrs with the thought that it is practical and will be helpful to him in the afterlife and this world. For this reason every single ...
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How to wash feet for Ablution at a workplace? Is Prayer valid without washing feet?

I want to offer prayers regularly but my office infrastructure does not have any wudu (ablution) arrangements. I can't wash my feet and that is my main doubt. Is my prayer valid without washing my ...