Questions tagged [practical-islam]

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

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Why is Interest such a bad thing according to Islam?

Source of quoted texts: islamqa.com. "Those who eat Ribaa will not stand (on the Day of Resurrection) except like the standing of a person beaten by Shaytaan (Satan) leading him to insanity. ...
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Is Bitcoin a halal investment instrument?

Is the Bitcoin internet currency halal, considering the fact that it has no intrinsic value and is almost randomly mined? There is chance (?) and hence could be interpreted as gambling. Excessive ...
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How to cope with interest payed by banks?

People have saving accounts in bank to save money in a secure place. And Salary accounts are also a kind of Saving account. Banks usually pay a small amount of interest after particular interval. My ...
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How to stop a toddler from masturbating?

I've been bought up in a culture where masturbation is a dirty disgusting thing, something which you never do, never talk about, and never even think about, and I have always thought that islam ...
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Is making an “equivalent value” loan in accord with Islam?

In much of the modern world, currency is defined according to a "floating exchange rate." To the best of my knowledge, such an innovation was unknown during the time of the prophet, where the economy ...
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Why is pork forbidden in Islam?

Is there a reason behind pig/pork/boar being forbidden in Islam? What is this reason? How is it justified, and what are the benefits of it in day-to-day life?
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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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Sex Education for Muslims children? Who's responsibility is it?

This is a sensitive topic and I am sure many of us (including me) were never educated about sex, puberty, adolescence etc. In fact in Muslim society, anything slighly related to the opposite gender (...
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Teachers hitting children?

Are teachers allowed to hit children according to Islam? In the passed, when I was very little, my parents used to send me to Quranic class. I noticed that teachers would hit the students for many ...
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Is it haram to use the human voice to imitate the sound of musical instruments?

Music is generally haram (but with exceptions). However, I was introduced to the idea that one is allowed to use voice as an instrument, and thereby produce sound that almost exactly like a sound ...
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Does magic exist in reality?

I hear and read a lot about magic in islam, but I've never known anyone who knows how to do it? Does Islam have some sample magic that one can try out? For example, I was given a Quranic cures book ...
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Is directly invoking anyone other than Allah swt justifiable, or is it shirk?

(as translated by Shakir) [72:18] And that the mosques are Allah's, therefore call not upon any one with Allah: [72:19] And that when the servant of Allah stood up calling upon Him, they wellnigh ...
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What's the best time to sleep after Fajr?

I know it's better to avoid sleeping in the morning, but if I had to sleep(due to late night work), what would be the best time to sleep after Fajr? Is it after sunrise or after Ishraq? Basically, I ...
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Can a muslim practice yoga?

Considering the origins and the foundations of the yoga, can a muslim practice yoga as body activity instead as a set of tenets and beliefs?
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Is Tawassol (recourse) allowed in Islam? (Shia view)

Allah, the exalted, says in the Noble Quran as such: وَالَّذِي هُوَ يُطْعِمُنِي وَيَسْقِينِ ﴿٧٩﴾ وَإِذَا مَرِ‌ضْتُ فَهُوَ يَشْفِينِ ﴿٨٠ "And it is He who feeds me and gives me drink; and ...
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How much Sales Profit is acceptable in Islam?

I've heard that selling something for more than its worth is a sin according to the Quran. I would like to know, by how much can you mark up your items? Is there a limit to the amount of profit you ...
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Do left-handed converts need to start eating with their right hand?

Many people in this world are left handed: "Studies suggest that 88–92% of the world population is right-handed." -- Handedness, Wikipedia. Presumably, somewhere around 10% of Muslim converts are ...
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Teaching daughters to be self reliant?

Very often I see daughters who are not taught to look after themselves and/or how to provide for themselves, i.e. to be self reliant. I'm not sure if this is a cultural thing or an Islamic thing, but ...
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What does being an obedient wife really mean? [duplicate]

As I understand, Muslim wives are required to be obedient: ... So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband's] absence what Allah would have them guard. ... -- Qur'an 4:34 ...
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Should / Can a Muslim make arrangements for his grave before dying?

As a Muslim, is it your own responsibility to make arrangements for your grave? Or can and should you leave it to others to sort out after you've passed away? For example, what if you live in a ...
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Which Islamic school should a non-Muslim convert to first? [closed]

There are various schools of Islam including the main ones: Sunni, Shiism, Sufism, Wahhabism. Which Islamic school should a non-Muslim convert to first?
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What is the proper way to shake hands?

What is the proven (via quran/hadith) method of greeting Muslims? I have seen some people who handshake with: …1 hand. …2 hands. …1 hand, followed by putting their hand on their ...
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Going to a wedding involving haram activities?

"…and he who refuses to accept an invitation to a marriage feast, verily disobeys Allah and His Prophet”. (Ahmad & Abu Dawood)" I've been invited to a wedding where I know there will be free ...
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Is there “CHANCE (LUCK)” in Islam, or that is DESTINY which is used in wrong idiom?

Many of times, you can hear that plenty of people use the word 'Chance' in their talking, even in their believing. For example if a person won an award in a bank or lottery, afterwards other people ...
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Where should we look during Salah?

I have noticed that different people look at different places when praying. Does it matter where we look when we pray and where should we really be looking at during each step?
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What should be the behaviour of a Muslim towards a non-Muslim?

In Islam, are Muslims commanded to hate non-Muslim or hate their acts (such as shirk) or both? Please enlighten me on this topic & provide references for your answer from authentic books only.
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Interested in learning more about Islam — is there a podcast that goes over the history, basic principles, etc?

I know that this community is meant for those more well versed in Islam, but I have sincere desires to know more about the history of Islam and about the basic precepts. And truth be told, I actually ...
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Ramadan: is there a solution to long summer days?

The current fasting times in the England are from 2:30am until 9:40pm. I have a full time job, a pregnant wife and a 15 month old child. My wife and I go to sleep at 10 as our daughter is up at 6:30 (...
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How does one convert to Islam from another religion?

If one person decides to convert to Islam from another religion, can that person declare himself as Muslim, and be Muslim, or Is there specific rituals/ways when converting to Islam?
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Can I use a miswaak while fasting?

Some brothers told me not to use miswaak after Zuhar up to Ifthar. But, some brothers told that it is permissible to use. Can I use a miswaak while fasting?
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Why are tattoos not allowed in Islam?

I heard that Muslims are not allowed permanent tattoos on the body because it hinders water from reaching the skin. Hence making the Wudhu and Ghusl never valid. Please quote some references in your ...
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Is it right or wrong - “Assalamualaikum”?

Some days ago, I came to know that "Inshallah" is wrong and the correct one is "In shaa Allah". Similarly, Are these right or wrong? Assalamualaikum. Jazak Allahu Khairun. Alhamdulillah. Subhan ...
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Is the brother in law (sister's husband) a mahram in Islam?

I recently came upon mahrams in Islam. I know that some of the mahrams are clearly mentioned in the Quran as Allah says in Surat al-Noor (24:31): Sahih International And tell the believing ...
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Can I use pictures on a website?

We do online business and sell products and services online. We do not put any photos, pictures or videos on our website (as photos are haram in Islam). By not adding any photos I mean not even ...
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How to positively and politely avoid eye contact with the opposite sex in non-Muslim societies?

I live in Jordan (Arabic and Muslim country) and I'm traveling to USA. There's one issue to me that people there expects eye contact during conversation, which is something I don't do - as part of ...
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Red color clothes for men in Islam

I heard in a bayan that Red colour clothes are only permitted for women and not for men in Islam. Is it correct? If yes, I need hadith source for this. What about Pink, Rose, light and dark ...
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How can Muslims be “forceful” and “merciful” at the same time?

Allah, the exalted, says in the Quran: مُّحَمَّدٌ رَّسُولُ اللَّـهِ ۚ وَالَّذِينَ مَعَهُ أَشِدَّاءُ عَلَى الْكُفَّارِ رُحَمَاءُ بَيْنَهُمْ ۖ [الفتح-48] Sahih International Translation: ...
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Speaking truth or doing good? What is the more important in Islam?

I remember, I read that once a person came to Muslims in either Macca or Madina and they had to make arrangements for his stay so they decided to give the honor to one of the men. When they both went ...
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Is hijab obligatory in Islam? [closed]

Is hijab an obligation(wajib) in Islam? And is it obligatory on upon governments to propagate and enforce it?
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Does Islam support pedophilia or child marriages?

Everyone know that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) married Ayesha (RA) when she was 6 and consummated when she was 9. So, does it mean Islam supports child marriages? If at all muslims consider ...
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How do Muslims proselytize* in non-Muslim areas?

*First off, I realize that in many Mulsim countries proselytize is contentious term. In many Muslim countries, for example, it is illegal for Christians to "proselytize," by which it is believed that ...
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How one can go close to stranger with intention of marriage?

As looking/meeting stranger females is haram and one cannot go for relation with any unmarried. If one's parents are not serious about child's marriage. How can one search and come close to a suitable ...
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How can people pray in space?

I have been wondering about the interpretation of scholars regarding praying in an environment rather then earth. For example today there already astronauts living on the space station for months. Or ...
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What happens to the salat when the Imam dies or any other thing that Invalidates the salat?

Suppose we have a situation that invalidate Imam's salat, like flatulence, or, death or any other thing during the salat. What should we do in that case?
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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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Is it permissible to donate blood?

Is it permissible to donate blood as a Muslim? I wish to donate blood but I don't know if this is acceptable in islam.
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How to perform funeral if the body is not found?

We wash the dead body, perform funeral (janazah) prayer, bury the dead body in a grave and throw three fistful of soil and then fill the grave. But what is the funeral procedure like if the body is ...
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Does the shaytaan know the thoughts and intentions of man to corrupt it?

Does the shaytaan know what crosses our minds of ideas which no one knows except Allah and thus whisper to us what is in accordance with our thoughts to instigate us in harboring negative thoughts and ...
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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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How should I reply to “Assalamu Alaikum”?

What is the difference between responding with "Alaikum Salaam/علیکم السلام" and responding with "Walaikum Salaam/وعلیکم السلام"? Is it wrong to say "Alaikum Salaam" in reply to "Assalamu Alaikum"?