Questions tagged [practical-islam]

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

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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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Why are we not allowed intercourse with Mahram while children of Adam were allowed to marry them?

I want to ask about sexual relations and marriages with mahrams e.g siblings because I read that at time of Hazrat Adam their children had intercourse with each other and so why can't we do it now if ...
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Ruling on wearing clothes that represents the devil

I have an asu shirt and pants with a pitchfork representing sun devils on it. Can I wear this? If I can't, can I take off the symbols and wear it then?
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Why do we remain silent when praying asr and dhuhr? [duplicate]

Assalamu alaikum I want ask about salah dhuhr and 'asr Why when we salah 'asr and dhuhr always not speak like other like salah maghrib and 'isha' ?
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Female doctor- no handshake, but ok with medical touch during examination

I (obviously male body, though I actually identify as genderqueer) recently visited my doctor for the first time. She declined to shake hands during intros "for religious reasons", and even dodged ...
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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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jokes against Allah - trying best not to smile

Asalamualaykum, if a friend tells a haram joke against Allah, I feel like I am about to smile at that joke, but I try my best to stop myself and ignore him. How do I prevent myself from smiling at ...
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Question about jokes (I don't know if I am an apostate- help) [closed]

Asallahmualaykum warahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I have a few questions about 3 situations about jokes, and whether I am an apostate for each of them. 1) I don't remember whether I smiled or not at a ...
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How should we respond to the Jewish expression “Shabbat Shalom”?

What should we answer to a Jew, when he tells us: "שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם (Shabbat Shalom)"?
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Is it allowed for a married woman cooks for her boss at work without husband's consent?

In Islam, is it allowed for a married woman to cook food for her ex boss at work if he ask her to, while her husband dont know about it? When the husband confronted her about the food, she told him ...
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May a married woman let her Ex boyfriend visit her while her husband is not around

Is it right to let my ex boyfriend to visit me while my husband is not aware of it? .then i later told him
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How should one pray two by two rak'ats of naafil?

As-Salamu alaikum brothers and sisters, i heard that Duma should be prayed two by two, that's saying the Salam in each second rakah, does that mean that (1) you have to announce (by heart) the ...
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Looking for some help in clarifying Chapter 2 verse 54 from Surat Al Bakarah

I picked up an english translation of the Qu'ran yesterday and began reading it. I have a question from The Bakarah 2:54 And recall when (on returning with this favour) Moses said to his people: “My ...
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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 extra money out of love or fine over a loan regarded as Riba?

I am trying to find the answer for the below two scenarios. Let's assume someone has given a loan of $10000 for a period of 2 months. Scenario 1: The lender and borrower decide that for every extra ...
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Do you pray Sunnah and Fard separately?

Ok, it is a bit complex for me. Suppose you are praying for Fajr and you have got 2 rakat sunnah and 2 fard. How do you pray them? All in one go or do you pray sunnah first by making Niyah and in the ...
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Is there any islamic reason for wearing niqaab (veiling of the face)? [duplicate]

Culture has begun to mingle with tradition and religion until people assume they are one and the same. In a new course I have signed up to, we are required to wear niqab (veil our faces) in front of ...
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Places where a husband is allowed to have sex with his wives

Can a husband have sex with his wives in any room in his home, or is this permitted only in his wives' bedrooms? Is this allowed in a hotel? Where is it allowed to beggars?
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Significance of tasbeeh after prayer

I am getting good in regular prayers (Alhamdulillah), I follow app and it has dua in it for every thing. So after Prayer it has mention of Dua of reciting 33 SubhanAllah 33 Alhamdulillah 34 allah ...
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Hadith about Licking others fingers after eating?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, Regarding etiquettes of eating : It was narrated from Ibn ‘Abbas that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: “When one of you eats food, let him not wipe his hand until he has ...
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How were khutbahs given before invention of microphone?

How exactly did the Imam read the Qirat or deliver a Khutbah in the past before the invention of the microphone so as to make a group of 1000 - 2000 people hear him? In some case the population ...
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Is Al-Kafa'a (Compatibility) for Nikah in fact Racism and Casteism?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, I found myself a bit queasy reading what the Great Imams and Scholars of Fiqh had to say regarding Al-Kafa'a. Here are some of their views, Imaam Abu Haneefah (RA) ...
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Why muslims aren't allowed to be a part of christmas gathering?

One thing I don't understand is why do they advise muslims not be a part of the gathering? When in the end Allah knows best. My intention is never going to be to accept what the gathering is about. ...
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Why lying on the belly is forbidden in Islam?

In Islam lying on the belly or lying with your belly down is forbidden. Why is that so? Why sleeping with the belly down is forbidden? What is the narration forbidding that?
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Is breastfeeding optional in Islam?

In Surah Baqarah (2) 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 ...
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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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Is wearing Christmas jumper forbidden?

Near Christmas the offices in Europe has Christmas jumper day. Is it allowed to wear something like Christmas jumper? I know it’s just a jumper but the fact it is “Christmas” and sort of participate ...
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What is the award for non-Muslim on their best deeds?

As we are Muslim Allah anounced award for our each good deeds like jannah for good people but if the non-Muslim is same and doing good deeds like he is helping others he is not telling alie he is ...
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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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Does using urinals make bathing compulsory?

I live in Europe and sometimes I use urinals, I am getting better at praying and getting to know my religion better. As the bathroom was full I had to use the urinal. My question is if one can simply ...
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Rules and regulations of property distribution in case of religious changing

If someone changed his/her religious what will be the criteria of distribution of inheritance property?? Is it will be changed according to previous religious or current religious??
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Found money on the running road …Is it Haram to use it? [duplicate]

When I was on my way to play football game towards ground in the evening ..I found some amount of money on the running road that touches our ground . I don't know who is the owner of that amount so ...
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What does “Yarhamukallah” mean?

When someone sneezes, we often say “Yarhamukallah”. What does the “Yarhamukallah” actually means? Is there any restrictions to not to say “Yarhamukallah” to someone or we always should answer this ...
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Is watching movies or dramas is haram? [duplicate]

as we watch movies or drama so in Islam it is considered as haram. I am very confused because we watch daily a drama.
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Is it Haram to work online? [closed]

Many people is working on internet working website by sitting in home on computer they earn money . Is it Haram or halal to work on internet ?
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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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Praying in front of a mirror

Is it permisible to pray salah in the room with mirrors ? as it is not allowed to pray salah in the presence of pictures than what is the ruling on pray salah in front of mirror ?
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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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In islam who is martyred between indian muslim soldiers and pakistani muslim soldiers?

There are muslim soldiers in india who are also on border and on the Pakistan border they are also muslim soldiers so who gets martyred when they fires on each other between indian muslim soldier and ...
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How to express condolence to a person stricken by calamity and how to adequatly answer?

During our lifetime we encounter usually a couple of happy and sad incidents like that of the death of a beloved person or that of a relative. And as we are informed from the sunnah: “The ...
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Magrhib & Isha Qasr

Assalamu alaikum I am a musafir, i want to know how to Qasr a Magrhib during Isha time and how many rakaat and what will be my intention Thank you
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Can women wear panjtan pak name stone ring?

My friend gifted me a stone and the names of panjtan pak (The meaning of the word “Panjtan” is “five people”, and those are meant to be Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W) , Hazrat Hassan (RA), Hazrat Hussain(RA) ...
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Facts about schizophrenia; Is the sufferer still accountable?

Are those who suffer from mental disorders such as schizophrenia no longer accountable for prayer and other obligatory duties ? Is there any hadith for satisfying the answer of this question ?
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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 I kiss or hug my friend's wife who is like a sister to me?

My wife and I have a family friend (consisting of husband, wife and two kids). My relationship with my friend's wife is very precious and I have no intention of sin. We are like sister and brother to ...
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Does A woman has a right on her husband for providing a separate house?

As from many Hadith and sunnah it is prove that man should provide a separate room to his wife.Can a woman has right on her husband that he provide him a separate house on her demand ,if he is ...
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What do Islam say about mercy killing?

i want to know what Islams says about mercy killing. Does Islam allow killing someone who is very ill, in order to stop them suffering any more pain or it is forbidden in Islam.
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How to deal with papers on which Allah's name is mentioned?

What is the sharia's ruling about personal names found in newspapers etc that include either the Prophet's name or Allah's name (Abdullah, AbdulHadi,Muhammad Qasim). How may these papers be disposed ...
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If a women strictly follows the all rules of Islam but a task is assigned to her as deliver audio lecture on social media Is it permissible?

If a women wear veil during studies but if a task is assigned to her i.e: to upload audio lecture on social media then Is it permissible that she can deliver audio lecture on social media. and If it ...
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If it is to hard for one to avoid smoking during fast than What is the expiation of it?

Many people not fast only because they cannot stop them self from smoking.what should be done in such a cases, Should they fast and pay a penalty for it?

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