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

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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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Is it allowed in Islam to touch the feet of elders?

I would like to know if touching the feet of elders is allowed in Islam. Some people, even elders who have performed Hajj and pray five times a day, believe that children should touch the feet of ...
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Celebration of Eid ul Adha for a vegan muslim

As you already know during the day of Eid ul Adha, muslims sacrifice an animal (sheep,cow ...) as Ibrahim (pbuh) did in name of God. I'm muslim so I absolutely respect my religion but I'm also vegan ...
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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"?
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Can a Muslim be actor?

If a Muslim can be actor, is there anything about acting that a Muslim must avoid to do? Can males and females act in the same stage together? In what situations they're allowed and in what ...
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What is the difference between Muslim , Mumin, and Muhsin?

Asslamu allikum What is the difference between Muslim, Mumin, and Muhsin? Jazak Allah Khair
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What should a Muslim do if the company he works for uses pirated software?

AoA, I have read the posts on this page, Is using pirated software allowed?. My question is, if you work for a company which uses pirated software, what do you do? I've seen many situations where the ...
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Sitting in front of a person praying namaz (salah)

Consider the scenario: I am sitting on my bed in a room. Now some person enters the room and starts praying namaz (salah) on the floor. His position while praying is such that he is facing me. Should ...
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How to give in charity on behalf of one's late father?

My father passed away recently. So I am willing to feed the poor and give money to the poor people on behalf of my father. I want to know how to do it. Do I have to tell them it is on behalf of my ...
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Should a Muslim not conceal being a Muslim from others?

Citing the Quran 2:42: And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it]. Q: Does this imply a Muslim should not conceal being a Muslim from others? I could imagine ...
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Are earnings from Google AdSense halal?

Any website can connect with Google AdSense and can publish advertisement through it; in this way the website owners can earn money (Google collects the money from the advertisement publisher and ...
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How to run a online business without breaking the principles of Islam?

As-Salam-o-Alaikum, Just wondering, how to take care of every small element when doing online business. And how to beat competitors while doing that... I am talking about a business scenario in ...
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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 $9....
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Why SAAW(ṣall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam) is more common after Prophet Muhammad's name than SWT(Subhanahu wa ta'ala) after Allah's name?

Everywhere in Islamic gatherings or events, the translation of the Quran, and Islamic literatures, I see SAAW very commonly used after the Prophet Muhammad's name. However, I don't see SWT with the ...
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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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Is creating an app of a drinking game prohibited?

Assalam o Alaikum, I am an iPhone app developer. Recently, I was assigned to create an app of a drinking game (namely Beer Pong). When I searched about it, I found that it is a drinking game. It is ...
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Gelatin capsules from pig ash or its bone

We read in the quran that the flesh of swine is impermissible(occurs four times elsewhere in Quran) “He has forbidden you only the Maytah (dead animals), and blood, and the flesh of swine, ...” [al-...
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What does Islam says about the praying of crippled person? [duplicate]

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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Is it appropriate to question a girl about her virginity before marriage?

Is it right to question a girl about her virginity if someone is determined to get married to her. Or is it haram from an Islamic point of view?
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Can a person take individual opinions from any of the four schools or is it mandatory to follow only one throughout your life?

I don't see a problem in following a ruling which for me holds more weight according to the authentic hadith and Quran over the rulings which were just opinions from people, presumably from Quran and ...
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Why do Shias do things differently?

What I understand the reason for separation was a dispute over the succession of the Caliphate (I could be wrong), how did this turn into Shias doing things (praying, adhan etc.) that differ from ...
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Are Fajr & Isha the Nautical Twilights?

For those of you who don't know what it is, consider going through this page or this is good too. The main concern is with morning fajr/Dawn prayer. People say the white thread - black thread, ...
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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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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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Is the combined salat different from the normal salat?

In the sunnah of the prophet, it is known that he would on occasion combine his salawat, especially when not doing so would cause hardship (e.g., travelling). For example, the following practice was ...
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Is it compulsory for Imam of a masjid/mosque to have a beard?

Recently an acquaintance of mine was refused for being the imam of a mosque, just on the ground that he does'nt had a beard. He is a admirable and pious man with a sound knowledge of Quran. He is also ...
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Test Tube babies

There are various methods in Assisted reproductive technology i.e. IUI, IVF, ICSI and further variances of ICSI. It is stated here that The Islamic community, after the fatwa on ART by Gad El-Hak ...
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Does having a burdensome job affect the need to fast?

Assalaamu Alaykum, Many people in my neighborhood do not fast (Sawm) giving reasons such as, they have burdensome jobs they must complete everyday. Whether people who have these jobs such as coal ...
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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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Looking for a statement attributed to 'Omar ibn al-Khattab about how to really know a person

I've at least once heard from Sheikh 'Omar 'Abdulkafi a story he attributed to 'Omar ibn al-Khattab. As it is long ago I've already forgotten the details, but I hopefully can provide enough ...
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What do Islamic scholars recommend for male students in schools where female students and teachers do not wear hijab?

In school, there are uncovered non-mahram female teachers and classmates. In this scenario, with mental strength one might refrain himself from looking at fellow classmates of the opposite gender, but ...
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If statues are haram, why are there statues in Muslim-majority cities? [closed]

I'm in Tehran at the moment; when I walk down the street, I see many statues of animals and humans. For example, here's a photo I took of the inside of a shop in Tehran: This seems surprising, since ...
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Doubt about the Prophethood of Mohammad because of his marriages

I have doubts about Mohammad being a messenger from Allah. I am troubled by him having 13 wives and his marriage to Aisha at the young age of 9. Can someone explain these to me and help resolve my ...
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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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Allowable Entertainment in Islam

What are the valid forms of personal and group Entertainment allowable in Islam. Does Islam forbid all forms of Entertainment ? Of course the answer to this question should begin with the Islamic ...
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Can I reciprocate with gifts at christmas?

Since converting to Islam I've always attended my (atheist) family's Christmas celebrations (though they are not celebrated in a religious way). My parents expect me to give gifts to my family, and I ...
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Is it a recommended in the Quran to marry a beautiful woman?

Assalamu Alaikum, My family is looking for proposals and the men used to get invited to home for seeing the women, only after liking the women, the marriage is forwarded. if the guy didn't like the ...
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How does Islam balance worship with other activities?

Is there a balance in how Muslims are encouraged to live their lives between worship and other pursuits? I am looking for answers that cover the following points: The relationship between worship, ...
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What is the role of the brother in the family once the father is dead?

Backstory: Until fairly recently, my family used to be a very good one; an example to society of what a good functioning muslim family looks like. Me and my sister were doing extremely well in school ...
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Is it acceptable to perform istakhara in English? If so, how?

I am not good at learning and speaking Arabic and few matters has arisen in life, where I need guidance from Allah. Is it possible to do istakhara in English or just listen to the dua for istakhara? ...
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What would be the practical steps towards helping a friend taking a decision to become a Muslim

Al Salam Alikum, I have a Christian friend who has a genuine interest in Islam, I would like to know what are the steps I can take in order to help her feel more secure regarding Islam, and ...
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What is the Islamic definition of 'trading' - Sunni view?

What is the Islamic definition of trade? I understand that Zakaat is not paid on Diamond jewelry, as long as the diamonds are not bought for trading purposes: Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may Allaah have ...
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Is Being Judgemental based on Quran Hadith Allowed?

A Muslim judging between right and wrong is not the same as Allah’s judgement and both should be kept separate from each other. Allah knows what people think and what their intentions are. We don’t. ...
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In Shia's Islam, is it possible to make Nikkah again with that person from we recently take divorce?

When a man had given divorce to his wife, recite all seegay ( that specific words by which divorce become properly valid ) and spent 3 months which gave the time for thinking "Is the decision of ...
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Should we give money to street beggar? [closed]

Assalamu'alaikum, In our area here are lots of street beggar. Whenever I go outside, I face at-least 15 beggars a day. I noticed that whenever they ask money to have food, then if I or anyone want to ...
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What is the significance of raising the index finger in Islam, apart from the daily prayers?

I am not Muslim, but I have noticed in the media that the index finger is often raised by some Muslims when speaking and this seems to have more significance than just emphasising the point, as ...
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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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