Questions tagged [practical-islam]

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

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Accommodation for guests obligated on host for 3 days

In Jumu'ah prayer today, the imam said something along the lines of: One is obliged to look after their guests for 3 days, and it's morally discouraged for a guest to stay for more than 3 days. ...
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Can an arbitrator for domestic disputes in Qur'an 4:35 be a non-Muslim?

And if you fear dissension between the two, send an arbitrator from his people and an arbitrator from her people. If they both desire reconciliation, Allah will cause it between them. Indeed, Allah is ...
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Would touching the private parts of our kids also invalid our wudu'?

As far as I know part of the things that might invalid wudu' is touching oneself on the private parts. As yesterday when i helped my little 3 years old son to sit on the toilet or a pisspot I needed ...
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How to repent for apostasy?

I have committed apostasy several years ago, but in secret. Then I reintroduced myself back to Islam. But I didn't know that I should've repented in 3 days, now I do know that ruling. I still haven't ...
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Parents vs Wife — how to satisfy both of them

Assalamualaikum. Hello brothers and sisters in Islam. Last year I have come to UK for MS studies, it is a one year course, Insallah only three months have left for the course completion. I am ...
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How to deal with droplet issue with prayer?

I want to ask a common man question: if a person having droplets throughout the day, can he offer his prayer? If not, then how to get rid of this thing to perform his prayer?
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Can a son use his own salary without his father's permission?

I am eager to know, can a son use his own salary without his father's permission. Does the father, who is head of the house, has the right to stop his son from spending the money the way he wants to....
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Bitting of nails during fast

I have a habit of bitting nails.I listen that during fasting is a person bite nail, the fast breaks. is it correct or not?
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The laws of retribution in Islam

The following ayah says you could kill whoever killed you type of thing. But I am confused since if a man killed your wife you can kill the man, right? But then what does it mean by a female for ...
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If the food at the host's house is bad, what is the sunnah regarding this case?

I have seen lot of people when they are as guests and are served food at the house of host, and if that food tastes bad, some of the men talk rude/bad things behind, about the food. What is the Sunnah ...
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Can I pray tahajjud with only sura Fatiha, and sura Ikhlas?

I'm confused about the exact procedure of this prayer. I read in some places that there is no mandatory rules for tahajjud, and found somewhere that in every rakat we can recite sura Fatiha then 3 ...
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From the Islamic perspective, how can a Christian pray to Allah?

According to Dr. Zakir Naik, if you are a True Christian, then you can still go to Jannah. And to be a true Christian, you have to meet some conditions: You have to believe in one God (no trinity) ...
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Can I fast without suhoor (not during Ramadan)?

Can I fast without suhur(not during Ramadan)? The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said : <"Eat Suhur(pre dawn meal).Surely there is a blessing in Suhur.">
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Shall we stop (or delay) our jobs when someone sneezes?

Some people believe that you ought to stop you works(acts) whenever you or somebody else sneezes. For instance this matter has mentioned in the following site as well. (www.asriran.com ) (Of course ...
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Why the women should be covered when praying?

As far as I know, the women should be covered (متحجبة) when praying, I understand that the women should be covered when meeting other people, but when she is "meeting" God, does that make sense? God ...
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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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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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In what cases (if any) is it allowed to pray during a congregation in front of an Imam?

If we pray in the masjid al-Haram, we may face the situation that we could face the Imam during the congregation prayer or even pray in front of him (the Imam prays behind us). This might be a single ...
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Ruling on being friend with a Muslim who does not pray

What is the ruling in Islam for being friend with a Muslim who does not pray and/or is habituated in lying and deceiving people. Which Muslims can we take as friends and whom we can not? Reference ...
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What if a girl is not happy with her parents' decision for her husband due to caste?

What does Islam say if a girl is not happy with the guy which her family found her, because of caste issues? The guy she likes keeps sending his proposal in the right way through the parents. And ...
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Can my parents force me to wear the niqaab islamically? If I don't wear it am I sinning?

Salaam I'm a 15 year old girl who goes to an islamic private school. Because of my mum constantly urging me to wear the niqaab I decided to wear it a year back. My older sister also started to wear ...
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How does one “repel evil by good” in everyday life?

The Qur'an says: Repel, by [means of] what is best, [their] evil. We are most knowing of what they describe. -- Qur'an 23:96 Those will be given their reward twice for what they patiently ...
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In Islam, is sexual intercourse compulsory on the wedding night and does the nikah become void if it does not happen?

In islam if two individuals are getting married by choice but live in different countries and are very shy by personality and both decide that they just want to spend time with each other and get more ...
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What is the implications of auto-brewery syndrome in Islam?

What is the implications of auto-brewery syndrome in Islam? I know one cannot pray intoxicated. (Surah An-Nisā' 4:43) However does the person suffering from auto-brewery syndrome have to adhere to ...
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Do we have to lower our gaze towards female characters in books, animation, etc.?

Do we have to lower our gaze towards towards female characters in animations, games and books? Or just in real life?
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How much and to whom should I give Zakah?

I would like to know how much amount of zakat should be given and to whom it can be given. I am an employee at a company and my salary is always at the end of the month. Can I give goods as zakat ...
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How Islam conceives overworking?

I'm working for about 12 hours a day, I don't really need so much work to live (that is two working journeys). Accordingly to Islam, is something recommended or not to someone overwork?
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Is it haram to for a sister and her brother to sit together, when both are no longer children?

Is it a sin for a brother (16 years old) and his elder sister (18 years old) to sit near to each other? Is there a hadith regarding this?
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What is the ruling regarding doing forms of worship not done by Prophet Mohammed and/or the Ahl al-Bayt?

We know that the best example on how to get to paradise has already been set for us: Quran - 33:21 Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad SAW) you have a good example to follow for him ...
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Is it right or wrong to give answer to “Azaan” while in washroom?

Today this happened to me that i was in washroom and there is a call from prayer and i don't have any knowledge about what to do now.. Is it right if i give answer to Azaan in washroom? Thanks for any ...
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Fazaail of “GHUSAL”

What is the "fazeelat" of "Ghusal". How to perform it's "fraiz"? What to do if a person don't know the is "farz" on him/her? Thanks.
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Drinking of Cold drinks/ fuzzy drinks ( coke, sprite etc) in Islam [duplicate]

As we know, alcohol is HARAAM in Islam. Their is no permission to drink at least 0.1% of alcohol because it is totally Haram and forbidden in Islam. But during manufacturing of cold drinks or fuzzy ...
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Does saying Shahada for first time make one a muslim or do I need to follow all the rules?

I have been learning about Islam these past few months or so and I do believe there is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. If I ever have a question I'll usually try googling it ...
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If this is a prison for the believer and paradise for the non believer, why even bring a child into the world? [duplicate]

I have a moral and ethical dilemma. I believe that the world is a cold and cruel place to be in. Had I myself had the option, I'd have rather my mother had me aborted so that I never experienced any ...
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How to recite long surah in namaz (prayer)

I want to learn surah Rahman and recite it while I pray. but I do not know how to break down the surah and pray.please help and advise what is the procedure to read long surah in prayer Jazakallah
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To what extent should one forgive others for the sake of Allah?

I am curious as what would be an islamic approach to this situation. You have been friends with someone since you were kids, yet one day he betrayed you. You discontinue being friends with them. 1) ...
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How can a woman get a haircut in a non-Islamic country?

In an Islamic country, such as Iran or Saudi Arabia, I presume a woman getting a haircut would be a matter of going to a women-only hairdresser. If I went to get a haircut in China (where I am now), ...
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Praying when in doubt about clothes

I travel a lot and sometimes I run out of clothes and I forget if my clothes are clean or due to some intimacy between my spouse and many times I have to use toilet roll as working in office or ...
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Was Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) a christian before the first ayah was revealed to him?

I read in a biography that before Muhammad (pbuh) became a prophet, he always prayed and fasted in the mountain of Hera. So that probably means that he knew about Allah and Jesus (pbuh) and all the ...
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Take interest and give away stuff instead [closed]

If I have 300 USD of interest in cash and a jewellery of 300 USD from halaal money, if I need cash right now, can I give the jewellery to charity instead and take the interest money?
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is the film on the story of Islam “The Message” (1976) accurate and permitted? [closed]

I believe there has only been one film "The Message" on the birth of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad (saws) and the director used the camera as the Prophet to avoid showing him with an actor. Has there ...
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How can we tell non Muslim male guests to be wary of urine drops? [closed]

In Islam, men should sit down to pass water (urinate) as this avoids urine sprinkles / droplets going on the clothes, body, seat and floor. We aren't accustomed to cleaning up urine except for small ...
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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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What to do to prevent or overcome bank interest (riba)?

I'm working abroad and my bank account is in USD currency. Nonetheless, the bank does not offer interest-free banking for some reason (said that its a system generated for each deposit I receive). ...
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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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Does reciting and listening to the Holy Quran have equal rewards? [duplicate]

If I don't know how to read Arabic language and just listen to the Holy Quran or recite the Holy Quran by following the audio. Does these these to acts have equal rewards?
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Can a Muslim cook pork?

If someone asks for my help to cook something that has pork, can I help this person? I'm not going to eat, just going to help cook the food.
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Is attaching oneself to Nationalism of a non Islamic country a big sin? [duplicate]

I came across these hadiths which perplexed me: It is narrated that, Rasulullah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “He is Not one of us who calls for asabiyyah, (tribalism/nationalism) or ...
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According to the Hanafi school, how do you complete missed rakah in congregation prayer?

How do you complete missed rakah in congregation prayer. I would like to know the rules according to the Hanafi school of thought, since it is prevalent in our region. What I am aware of is that, ...
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Must muslimah wear hijab all time at home if a guest lives there

Muslimaat wear hijab when a non mahram man enter in their home. However, if a non mahram guest come at home for a long period. Does this means, girls at home must always wear Hijab at home? Thank you.