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

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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://sunnah....
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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 it recommended to perform 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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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 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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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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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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Sujud Sahw for mistaking in a part of a surah during salah

I was the imam for a Maghrib prayer and while reciting an ayah from al-Kahf I ended it with "Muslim" instead of "walam yaj'al lahu iwaja" Then I asked my ma'mum to do Sujud Sahw, but they rejected ...
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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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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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Do reverts really need to say the shahadah in arabic?

Islamqa.info tells the shahadah can be affirmed in its meaning. https://www.google.com/amp/s/islamqa.info/amp/en/answers/239026 The following are instances in Quran & sunni corpus where people ...
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Is it Makruh to remove natural vegetation from a grave?

I came across the below today: Grass, etc. should be placed on the grave of the deceased, as long as it remains fresh it will continue to do tasbīh, it is for this reason that removing fresh grass ...
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Is it a sin to ask Allah for signs?

Is it sin to ask Allah for signs? Like for example, asking Allah to make something happen to give me a sign. Or asking Him to make “xyz” happen to let me know if what I’m doing is good or not.
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Reward for not fleeing

I heard if someone who catches the recent corona virus and does not flee from it. He gets a martyr's reward in Islam. It makes sense right?
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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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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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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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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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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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Which should be preferable. To obey the father or to fast?

I am asking this question on the bahalf of a muslim sister. She is 26 years old unmarried girl and fast regularly on Monday and Thrusday. But her father wants to limit it to one day only. If she go ...
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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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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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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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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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Can one sell or donate breast milk in Islam?

In the west, we have milk banks where many women either sell or donate their breast milk Given the fact that suckling five times makes a child mahram to the woman & also makes her own children ...
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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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Language of jummah Khutbahs

Assalamualikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Q1: Why do we find some people doing jummah Khutbahs in ARABIC ENGLISH MIX can we find anywhere from the prophet doing it or requesting it to his companion ...
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Gender interaction rules for Asexuals?

I am an asexual. Means I don't feel any attraction at all to any gender and physical intercourse seems kinda gross to me :v. Now are there any exceptions to be made in the Islamic Rules for gender ...
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What is the source for the time of Isha and Maghrib in degrees of the sun?

Ive heard people say that the time of isha is when the red glow dissapears from the western sky, Ive heard some people say this is when the sun is at 13 degrees however Ive heard other people say this ...
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Are observing all anniversaries disallowed in Islam?

From previous experiences, I understand that Celebrating Birthdays is considered Makruh by many scholars Mourning the death of someone should be restricted to three days except for the closest ...
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Do I have to repeat my Salah?

I was praying and after i did tasleem at the end (I didn’t realize it before tasleem) I realized that I might have prayed 3 rakat instead of four. Do I have to make the sajda of forgiveness or pray ...
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What is the proper way to respond if someone thanks us by saying 'Jazakallah Khair'?

What is the proper way to respond if someone thanks us by saying 'Jazakallah Khair'? Do I say wa ʾiyyākum (وَإِيَّاكُمْ‎) or do I say "wa ʾantum fa-jazākumu-llāhu khayran" (وَأَنْتُمْ ...
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What is the right way to perform corrections in the prayer?

I know about sujud sahw etc. But what is unclear to me is the correct proceeding while praying if one discovered a mistake, let me give some excamples: You stood up for the third rak'a started ...
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Is yelling or screaming while giving islamic lecture permissible?

So i know from my knowledge when imam has to give islamic lecture or khutba, he needs give it normally or nicely. but however in my country Bangladesh, not all but some of the imam or sheikhs give ...
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How can a Muslim know if they are a hypocrite or a sinner?

I have been praying and reading the Quran but I’m worried that I might be a hypocrite. I found out what that means a while ago and how bad the punishments are, and I’m scared because I fit some of its ...
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Is it sunnah to say Alhamdulillah when someone says how are you?

Is it instructed by the prophet to say Alhamdulillah When someone asks you how are you? Is it sunnah?
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