Questions tagged [practical-islam]

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

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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 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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What is the commandment about women veil on working place?

As a student and working lady we have to interact with a number of people even men in our everyday routine. If a women veil but cannot wear gloves for whole day because of it's working situation. As ...
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How much should I pay as Sadaqah Fitr?

I know the following hadith: The Prophet (ﷺ) ordered (Muslims) to give one Sa' of dates or one Sa' of barley as Zakat-ul-Fitr. The people rewarded two Mudds of wheat as equal to that. https:/...
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Responsibilities of common muslim in spreading Islam

What are the responsibilities of common muslim to spread Islam? A common person is one that is not a scholar in Islam and does not hold any position within the government. Please give references from ...
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How does zakaat work with pension schemes?

Apparently in the UK, work based pension schemes will become obligatory in 2014. I have done a little research in this and it is possible to choose a company you want to invest in, allowing you to ...
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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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Is a baby shower permissible?

I didn't find any question regarding baby showers, so I'll first explain what a baby shower is: it is a celebration for a lady during her 5th or 7th month of pregnancy; In this function, bangles were ...
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How should I offer Friday prayers if the mosque is far way from where I live?

I have migrated from my home city, to join an engineering college as an undergrade which is a days travel from my hometown. The question I want to ask is that the college is located in an area where ...
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Can we use Dzikir instead of mantras to make meditation more Islamic?

I use meditation for reaching the very productive and creative 4th state of consciousness (body fully at deep rest with slow deep breathing but mind fully alert). I had been using Sanskrit mantras as ...
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Is it haram to showcase a wine project on a website for work?

My current company has given me a project to showcase a wine project on their website. I have not created the site but I am putting it on their website's showcase (Since its done by the company). Will ...
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Is hair transplantation allowed in islam

Assalamu alaikum, My question is as in the subject, is hair transplant allowed in islam? Can we go through the process of adding new hair from other area of the head where there is more growth of hair....
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Qada' of nafl/sunna prayers

In this post there's a quote of a maliki point of view regarding how to make up at least fajr prayer (malikis distinct between the sunna and fard of fajr by calling the fard sobh). I also know that ...
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What is debt in islam?

Is debt just a money or it is any object we took from someone? For example when I was kid about 11 years old, sometimes I took from my friends games. Now I have some games which are not mine but I don'...
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Can I become a Muslim Comic artist

I love drawing comics, they are my lively hood and I hope I can be one amidst all the logical careers I have to choose from. I know that drawing a person isn't good, but is okay if they are not ...
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Is communication with non-mahram via sms, email, facebook, and social gatherings allowed?

I know we can't talk with non-Mahram, but the fact is when we are studying at a college it's impossible, so we are advised limit the communication to only what is important and other things like ...
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Will it be haram to earn money by lying while negotiating a (buying) deal

I know it's haram to lie. My question is more complicated than just lying to earn money. What if I want to see if the other person is giving me a reasonable price and to do that I lie that I am ...
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Can a person stop the undigested wastes inside him and in that condition is it correct to offer the prayer?

Sometimes, after making wudu for salat and come from the bathroom, then suddenly I feel uncomfortable because my body wants to waste off undigested food from it. But I can not go again because I am 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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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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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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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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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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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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Rights and duties of wife when husband is abroad without her consent

Assalamoaliqum, I am a working women, mother of one married for more than an year. At the time of proposal or nikkah it was not mentioned that my husband and I will have to live seperatly and he will ...
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What portion of Sura al-Hashr should minimally be recited as post salat and dua supplication?

I am Sunni hannafi muslim and the tradition at the masjids I attend, the imam recites the last portion of ayas from sura al-Hashr (Quran:59) after the duas of the morning (Fajr) and noon (Zuhr) salats,...
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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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Is taking shoes off on home entry a Sunnah?

We take shoes off for the mosque but many also do so for their home to keep it clean. Is this a Sunnah however?
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Is paying bail classed as bribery in Islam?

The definition of bail is: the temporary release of an accused person awaiting trial, sometimes on condition that a sum of money is lodged to guarantee their appearance in court. As we know, ...
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How can a new Muslim fit in when praying in a mosque in Iran?

Inshallah, I will go to Iran again in May. I intend to pray in the mosques there and I would like to fit in better with my (presumably mostly Shia) sisters when doing so. Question: How can a new ...
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Jobs with high risk of death

While earning halal money is compulsory to entertain family requirements. Does Islam allow jobs with high risk of death? As for example: Fishing fatality rate is 116/100,000 and many more. BLS ...
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Permission to write sacred names on fruit?

Most of the times, I observe sacred names like (Allah and Muhammad SAWW) are written on fruits, vegetables, snow and many more things. e.g. What does Islam says about this practice? Doesn't it bring ...
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How can a Muslim woman achieve a balance between hijab and expressing her femininity?

Women in Islam are encouraged to embrace their femininity, e.g.: Islam treats women well, determines how their relationship with men should be and establishes its systems, directives and rulings. ...
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Ihraam wearing for umra

Assalamualaikum, I am in Riyadh this week I went to Jeddah for business trip with my family our company is paying for me & my family all expances.during this trip I planned for umra.but I did not ...
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How do reverts who were models cope with online photos?

How would a (famous) model or porn star etc cope if they reverted to Islam and wore the hijaab / modest Islamic dress but had a presence on the Internet or in magazines of their previous life in ...
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How can I practically determine what “should” means?

I hear the word should used a lot and its meaning can be vague. To illustrate how many times this occurs, from the single article Forty Hadiths for Women, the word should appears in: woman should ...
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Is it permissible to wash Ihraam-towels with scented products before Hajj?

It is generally prohibited to wear perfumes and deodorants after you've worn the Ihraam, see this fatwa for example http://www.islamandquran.org/fatwas/using-perfume-deodorant-during-hajj-or-umrah....
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Ruling on shortening both sides and back of the hair more than the middle

is it prohibited for Muslim men to shorten hair from both sides and back than middle?
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Can the sum of already-contracted future debt be deducted from zakat due now?

I have paid a deposit to buy a home and an agreement of sales and purchase has been signed. But the full amount is to be paid next month and I'm calculating my zakat this month. Question: Can a ...
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Is it permissible to read romance books?

I love reading fiction books as entertainment. Unlike others, I tend to avoid watching TV, and instead read books which have numerous educational benefits. I read a variety of fiction novels, but I ...
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According to the Hanafi school, can I pray in a shirt that has a print about worshiping other gods?

I have a shirt which I got from a metal concert from a band that I enjoy. On the back of the shirt, some of the song lyrics are printed which say "We are worshipping the gods that keep twisting our ...
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Is it forbidden to approach a random girl in the street in order to get to know her?

I think i only know few girls in my social circle, and i want to expand that by knowing other girls outside my social circle. I don't want to be single forever, and i don't want to break Islam rules ...
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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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What is number of possibilities of cases in Inheritance can occur while distributing inheritance according to the Quran?

Many books have been written on Islamic rules of inheritance. I am curious to know what could be number of possibilities of cases in inheritance distribution
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Is it halal to become a plastic surgeon in the modern world?

Asslamualikum, Dear Brothers / Sisters, I am doing medical and wanted to know weather I can choose plastic surgery as my specialty. In the modern day plastic surgery can also be used to beautify ...
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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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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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Benefitting the deceased by giving charity on his behalf

My friend father died – may Allah have mercy on him – and he want to give ongoing charity on behalf of his soul so as to increase his good deeds and raise him in status before his Lord, such as ...
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why is the salah area for men and women same in makkah?

As it is prohibited in Islam for women to offer prayer in front of men then why it is allow in makkah that both men and women offer prayer in same area?
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Is zakat obligatory on divided gold?

If someone have distributed the gold into his children and children are unmarried than he is supposed to give zakat on that gold or not?