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

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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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Is it possible for a person to become Hypocrite(Munafiq) without himself knowing so?

It is clear that in today's time all those who are Muslims irrespective of sects really believe Muhammad (pbuh) as a prophet hence they can't be the kind of Munafiq(Hypocrite or double-crosser) at ...
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Are you allowed to give zakat to your parents or wife?

Is it halal or haram to give zakat to your parents (mom and dad) or wife?
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Is it okay to pray the Taraweeh prayers at home? [duplicate]

This question is about the taraweeh prayers during Ramadan. My question is not about 8 or 20 rak'ahs; rather I wanted to know if it is ok to pray taraweeh prayers at home. Is it ok if I pray the ...
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What are the various positions in Prayer (Salat) called?

I would like to know what the names of all the Pillars (Arkans) that are in a Prayer(Salat). I know a few names Ruku, Sajda, etc. but I want to know the rest. Please provide a detailed explanation.
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Do my parents get ethem (bad deeds) for the way I choose to dress after tring to influence me to dress more modestly?

My mom does not like the way I dress and is enforcing a change on me. I am a 17 year old and I wear the hijab. I don't dress as modest as I'd wish to be. My mother doesn't always approve of certain ...
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How to perform mandatory ghusal while fasting?

I know that there are three parts of mandatory ghusal(ghusal after nightfall or nocturnal emission) 1)rinse water into mouth 2)taking water into nostrils 3)passing water over whole body Please let ...
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Why do we use left feet to enter washroom?

Did we have washrooms/toilets 1400 years ago in Arabia? If not, how is this sunnah applicable for open air defecation?
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Should we speak about someone (when he is bad, and I'm sure about that) to aware others?

I met an celebrity lately, and found that he is a bad person, adulterer. Then someone asked me about him today, and I told him the truth. And also made aware some other girls about his bad intentions. ...
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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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How should I deal with the difficulties I am facing regarding daily prayers?

Salam! So I am new to Islam. I took Shahada on the 30th last month. I have a question regarding prayers, mainly the daily prayers. Can I start off with learning that and then branch out into other ...
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Can you please elaborate Sûrah al-Anfâl: ayat 53?

Assalamu'alaykum Can you please elaborate Sûrah al-Anfâl: ayat 53? “For Allah will never change the grace which He has bestowed on a people until they change what is in themselves: and verily ...
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Is jihad an integral part of Islam?

After the Brussels attack, ISIS released a video that said this,"Every Muslim who is well aware of the history of Islam, knows that the holy war against infidels is an integral part of Islam, and ...
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Do disbelievers automatically go to hell?

As far as I know, If a Person is not a muslim, then He or her has not chance to go to Jannah. If the person is a disbeliever because he has never known the existence of Islam, then he can be accepted ...
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Should we use “Jazak Allah khair” instead of “Shookran” or “Thanks”?

I have heard people using the phrase "Jazak Allah khair" at times when it was appropriate to thank others and always wondered if that is something advised to do. But I've also seen some people who ...
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Does reciting fatiah and gifting rewards to the dead actually help them?

Does reciting Surah Fatiha once and Surah Tauheed three times and after that gifting thawab to dead people, actually help the dead in hereafter? I want to know the hadiths in favour of this custom. ...
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Why is taking notes in Friday-prayer sermon disallowed/prohibited/haram in Islam?

I have heard numerous times that taking note on Friday Jummah sermon is discouraged. I do not really understand the reason why? People who claim its not allowed because it will be a type of innovation....
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Calling people by their first name

Is calling people by their first name considered disrespectful in Islam? For example, I am part of 2 cultures. 1 culture considered it respectful to call people by their first name no matter who ...
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Is it better to shave or trim one's mustache?

I know that the Sunnah is to shorten one's mustache. But I want to clarify if it is better to shorten it to an extent that it no longer covers the top of the upper lip, or to remove it completely. ...
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What should be the intention and practices for Sadaqah?

I have 2 questions about the intention one should make when giving sadaqah, and hope someone here knows the answer. Is there a recommended intention one should make when giving sadaqah? Is it ...
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Are we encouraged to talk about Islam, or should we be cautious to avoid talking without knowledge?

The Qur'an warns about speaking without knowledge: And do not pursue that of which you have no knowledge. Indeed, the hearing, the sight and the heart - about all those [one] will be questioned. -- ...
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Praying during a flight: Which way of purification is correct?

I think my question is somewhat related to:What should be done regarding Salat on a long flight? However I'd like to know what is the most correct choice for the purification during a flight (if one ...
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Should I ignore company of these people who are doing some particular sins, but not an extremist?

Assalau'alaykum, I often get confused about the thing that should I ignore company of these people who are doing some particular sins, but not an extremist? As example, I dislike a close cousin of ...
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Is it permissible to read books in which the Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) is reviled/berated?

I wonder if it's permissible to read a book in which Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) is reviled or depicted as someone bad, not directly but indirectly. A well known example is The Satanic Verses by Salman ...
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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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What is the consequence for breaking a promise made in the name of Allah?

I sometimes find myself wasting time on the computer, or watching movies when I have work to do. What I do then is swear in Allah's name that until a task is done (some tasks take a few months) that I ...
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How to avoid zina?

It is clearly haraam to approach zina. There is a good response on the definition of zina. However, it seems very difficult and impractical to completely block off every sense from the opposite sex. ...
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How to ratio passion for profession and passion for Islam?

Sometimes I get passionate about religion and sometimes about my profession. It's hard to maintain a balance, sometimes I am totally religious and I am left with little interest in my work and money. ...
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What is a Muslim obliged to donate while earning an income?

I have had a bitter career which lots of job being lost but now I am in new job which has let me to ask myself what do I need to give in name of Allah, how much donation/charity or what I am eligible ...
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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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Why is learning Islam on your own from books/youtube traditionally forbidden?

Why has it been traditionally forbidden to study Islam on your own, and do the reasons apply today? My thinking is that the only reasons are that you could be misled into false interpretations, ...
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Can I give Zakat in the form of clothes?

It is a practice of many ladies to give away their clothes converting their value into Zakat. Please guide me in the following matter: I have some new and slightly used stitched clothes which I am ...
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Is it permissible to donate ones body organs? [duplicate]

We have the technology and practices that can successfully transplant organs from one human to another. This practice saves thousands of lives, but the problem is the lack of resources; organs. There ...
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Why do sins always seem delicious and attractive?

Why do Sins always seem attractive, like its far easy to tell lie but not truth. because some time truth hurts people. It's difficult to say prayer but easy to watch movie. A person even try to ...
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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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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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Islamic way of sex

I am a woman and me and my husband want children. I wanted to inquire is there a correct way to have sex. I have heard that one needs to do wudoo first then 2 rakaat nafil namaz to ask for allah's ...
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Covering Face In The House

There have been great debates on covering face in Islam. As per my knowledge, two great Sahaba, Abdullah Ibne Maso'od and Abdullah Ibne Abbas, have difference of opinion on the subject. Some people ...
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Is it okay to say یا رسول الله

It is okay to say یا رسول الله. The word "یا" means "O" which only can be used if somebody is in front of you. If I say "یا الله" then it is okay because Allah is everywhere so I can say this but ...
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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 I get my 5-a-day during Ramadan?

I find it difficult to eat plenty of fresh fruit, and veggies during the month of Ramadan. I normally eat plenty of fruit during the day and have vegetables with my meal in the evening. However during ...
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What to do when my parents forbid me from marrying a girl due to caste?

I am trying to get married to someone I really like, and I have talked to her for 3 months now, not about anything bad but I know this is not the appropriate thing to do. I was not the best Muslim ...
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How should a Muslim react to oppression toward other Muslims?

If a muslim believes that other Muslims in their domestic country or outside of their borders are oppressed phsyically or mentally by, how should Muslims react to it?
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Is your book of deeds closed upon death?

Each soul accumulates hayir (good deeds) and sher (bad deeds) throughout the trial of life that are recorded in our levi makfuz (book of deeds) by the 2 assigned angels for each. Hayir are recorded ...
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What should I do if Canadian law and Sharia law are incompatible?

Living in Canada, If I find myself in a situation where Sharia law and Canadian law are incompatible, which should I follow? For example, I would like to practice polygyny. I would like 3 more wives,...
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As a non-Arabic-speaking Muslim, is it important to own a physical copy of the Qur'an?

Arising in the comments to the question As a Muslim, is it appropriate to buy a friend a Bible? was the fact that I don't own a Qur'an. (Maybe I should be embarrassed about this.) The contents of ...
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Why does the Hijri calendar continue indefinitely?

assalaamu `alaykum, raHmat Allah wa-barakaatuhu In the Hebrew calendrical reckoning, there is a concept know as `ibbur (lit., "impregnation") whereby a month is added every so often in order to keep ...