Questions tagged [practical-islam]

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

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Can we use Dzikir instead of mantras to make meditation more Islamic?

I use meditation for reaching the very productive and creative 4th state of consciousness (body fully at deep rest with slow deep breathing but mind fully alert). I had been using Sanskrit mantras as ...
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How Islam allow or disallow new innovation and technology?

Any our of our (Muslim) activities are referenced to Prophet's SAWW sunnah and Quran. I am curious to find out, How Modern technology is supported or discouraged in Islam, because it cannot be linked ...
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Is it haram to showcase a wine project on a website for work?

My current company has given me a project to showcase a wine project on their website. I have not created the site but I am putting it on their website's showcase (Since its done by the company). Will ...
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Is hair transplantation allowed in islam

Assalamu alaikum, My question is as in the subject, is hair transplant allowed in islam? Can we go through the process of adding new hair from other area of the head where there is more growth of hair....
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Qada' of nafl/sunna prayers

In this post there's a quote of a maliki point of view regarding how to make up at least fajr prayer (malikis distinct between the sunna and fard of fajr by calling the fard sobh). I also know that ...
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Is 8 Ball Pool from Miniclip Legal According To Islamic Teachings

As-salamu alaykum my Brothers and Sisters in Islam. I have a question that Is 8 Ball Pool from Miniclip Legal According To Islamic Teachings. Its a online game i play and one day a close relative ...
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What is debt in islam?

Is debt just a money or it is any object we took from someone? For example when I was kid about 11 years old, sometimes I took from my friends games. Now I have some games which are not mine but I don'...
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Can I become a Muslim Comic artist

I love drawing comics, they are my lively hood and I hope I can be one amidst all the logical careers I have to choose from. I know that drawing a person isn't good, but is okay if they are not ...
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Is communication with non-mahram via sms, email, facebook, and social gatherings allowed?

I know we can't talk with non-Mahram, but the fact is when we are studying at a college it's impossible, so we are advised limit the communication to only what is important and other things like ...
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Is there a halal sex guide for Muslims?

Are there any books in English which describe in detail sexual techniques and positions without compromising the religion in terms of nudity etc.? Muslim doctors are allowed to look at all parts of ...
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Is drinking water while standing haram?

What does Islam say about drinking water while standing? Is it haram or simply not liked ?
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How to take care of one's brain?

We have been ordered to take care of our bodies because they are given to us by Allah and we shall return them (after death) in the best shape possible. We do sports, work out, swim, run, etc., and ...
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Can a Muslim woman leave her burqa in the West?

It has been noted that Muslim women who wear garments that cover from head to toe may suffer from Vitamin D deficiency and obesity. Now, suppose a Muslim girl and her family moves to a Western country....
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Why are the Saudi scholars against females driving?

Saudi scholars claim that it is against the Sharia for women to drive. What are their evidences and reasoning?
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What should a Muslim woman look for in a burkini?

A burkini... is a type of modesty swimsuit for women... the suit covers the whole body except the face, the hands and the feet, while being light enough for swimming. -- Wikipedia Looking online, ...
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Listening or read Quran while naked

Is listening to Quran while naked allowed? Is reading Quran while naked allowed? Naked in this case, means, at least there is underwear on. Please cite authentic reference with answer.
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What should I do if sleeping medication affects my ability to wake for fajr?

I am currently on a sleeping medication, prescribed by my doctor, to aid my insomnia. The problem is that when I take it straight after isha to sleep it is impossible to wake for fajr, as the effects ...
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Parents apologising to their own children?

What does Islam say about parents apologising to children. I posted a thread previously about differences in cultures. Again, I am part of 2 cultures, and based on 1 of them, parents apologising to ...
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Huge difference between timing of Azan-e-Fajir in normal days and in Ramadan?

As we usually see in Pakistan that In normal days Azan-e-Fajir is recited about 4:30am-5:00am in summers and in winters it ranging 5:45am - 6:00am depending upon the location. But when Ramadan comes, ...
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Is it permissible to pause salah and do personal work and continue where you left?

Here is the link:- http://raleighmasjid.org/how-to-pray/invalidate.htm It says: If any emergency arises during prayer and you must leave prayer you should make one Tasleem to the right side only, ...
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Should I make Qasar & jamma' if I move in-between city or islands in the same country?

I do know that when travelling more than a said distance it is permissible to perform Jammu(combining 2 prayers) and Qasar(shortening prayers) accordingly as per the guidance. But what I would like to ...
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Should I perform travel prayer after moving to a new city while regularly returning to my old city?

I live in a city called Lahore and I was able to find a job in another city called Mianwali (430 Kms away). After moving there, I visit my family weekly or fortnightly (12 ~ 13 days). Should I make ...
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Will it possible to have in Jannah your own galaxy or universe?

It came my mind and I want ask that it is possible to wish or have your own galaxy or even your own universe in Jannah? as it possible that Jannah is located one multiverse or parallel universe? As ...
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Is it permissible to soak slaughtered chicken in hot water to ease plucking?

In the chicken slaughter houses all over my country, you have the option to soak slaughtered chicken in hot water to ease plucking, or have them skinned without soaking and plucking. The butcher will ...
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It is allowed in Islam for women to remove unnecessary hairs from face like beard?

some women have beard on there faces due to any hormonal problem or reaction of a medicine. so is it allowed in Islam to remove that unnecessary hairs from face or not?
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How is the Tahiyatul Masjid salah performed and what is the additional rakka some people perform?

I am new to the Muslim world and I am still learning how to perform Salah correctly. So I have a few questions: When entering the mosque, I should do Tahiyatul Masjid. 2 rakkats, finished with "...
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Is hajj outside of Dhul'Hijjah better than nothing?

As I know, around 2million people is on the Hajj every year. There are around 1.5billion Muslims on the world. Half of them are male, which is 750million. If they live 70 years long, then 140million ...
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Is it ok to buy a vehicle via an equated monthly installment (EMI)?

Is it ok to buy something via an equated monthly installment (EMI)? For example, I am planning to buy a vehicle which is of cost around 50,000(INR). If I can't afford 50,000 outright, I have other ...
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Does islam require burial of the dead?

Does islam require burial of the dead? What verses/hadiths mandate that? Can grave sites be reused after some time (e.g. 200 years) ? I am asking this because the practice of burying the dead in ...
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What should I do being unable to pray at school?

In school I can't pray dhuhr and sometimes asr prayer also because I stay back late so what should I do? I'm afraid it's not acceptable to pray these prayers late all the time. My school is run by a ...
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Is a contagious Muslim exempt from Haj?

It seems that Saudi Arabia is denying men from Ebola-infected areas entry: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2014/08/guinea-west-africa-ebola-havoc-worst-hit-death-toll-dis-2014817221533942276....
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What is adornment in 24:60 [closed]

(As for women past child-bearing, who have no hope of marriage) and do not need to get married, (it is no sin for them) for such women (if they discard their (outer) clothing) in front of strange ...
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Allah's guidance for non-Muslims up to the age of 40

I heard from the older folks in my community that, Allah's guidance for non-Muslims will be till the age of 40. Which means, Allah will show them all the signs for them to convert until they reach the ...
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Should I break the fast?

We have a lunch meeting and I am fasting. I am the only Muslim among the attendees. It becomes somewhat inappropriate that everyone eats while you avoid eating and target yourself. May be it is not ...
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Obligation for Prostration on hard surface in Salah

Is it allowed to pray on soft surface and on cloth or carpet? I read somewhere from TabarAni(needs verification) that Abdullah ibn Masood refused to pray or prostrate on anything but the earth ...
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What age to bring kids to graveyard

My son grandma passed away and he is 3 years old. I wanted to ask what age should we bring kid to grave yard as there is a dispute in my family and I know that 3-4 is too small to bring them here. ...
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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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Why do some mothers from the sub continent spent the first 40 days after child birth at their mother's place?

Why do some mothers from the sub continent spent the first 40 days after child birth at their mother's place? I was also told they are allowed to miss their prayers and fasts because of 'Nifaas' - ...
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Is Salaat an-Nabi (Darood) acceptable before Adhaan?

Some Muslims do this practice of reciting the Salaat an-Nabi or "Darood Sharif" as it is called in the Indian subcontinent. Is this halaal according to the Book of Allah (the Qur'an) and the Sunnah ...
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How does a Christian begin to embrace Islam?

Where can I search proper knowledge about Islam, and what are the first steps to do, to be Muslim? Can I still wear my Christian clothes after converting?
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Are there any rules of ghusl al mayit if the person died in a dry area?

We know that in Islam once we have no water present and we did effort to search for it, we are allowed to do tayamum instead of wudu' (ritual purification) for prayer or even ghusl al-janabah (bathing/...
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Keep from dying

I am not a Muslim but I do have a question. If a (faux) Muslim decides that a person should die according to the Koran, what can the victim say that will make the Muslim stop and think? This might ...
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Is `13` unlucky in Islam

I found that in some cultures or religions people think that the number 13 is an unlucky number, I'm wondering if this is accepted in Islam or not? and why?
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What are the rights of un-married girls to choose husband in Islam?

please provide the answer and if possible the reference 1 : what rights does a girl has to choose her husband by her self ?? 2 : up to what limit and what right her parents have over her will ?? 3 ...
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Why is ablution specifically mentioned to use 3 and not 6 handsfull of water?

Why is it explicitly mentioned to not use 6 handfuls of water? aljamaat Then perform ablution in a manner, as described for the Salat. (Saheeh Bukhari), that is: Thrice do the gargling in the ...
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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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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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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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I sinned what should I do?

I am a Muslim female. In the past I was very insecure and used photos of other girls and I claimed that those were photos of me when I sent it to other guys I was talking to online when they would ask,...
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Is it permissible to offer Salah if you have nail polish on?

I wanted to know that if it is allowed to offer Salah while having your nail color on. My question is specific to the permissibility of performing wudu while having nail color on.