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Bukhari, Muslim and Abu Daw'ud reported that 'Umar approached the Black Stone and kissed it. Then he said: "I know that you are a mere stone that can neither harm nor do any good. If I had not seen the Prophet (peace be upon him) kissing you, I would have never kissed you." So basically, it's ONLY done because the Prophet did it.


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It is Haram (prohibited) for a patient to hasten their death, whether by committing suicide or by taking medication to kill themselves. It is also Haram for a doctor, a nurse, or any other person to carry out the patient’s request, even if their disease is incurable. Anyone who assists in this shares in the sin, because they intentionally kill a human, whose ...


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It is important to note that a tax refund is exactly that: a refund. This isn't a case of the government giving you money, or reducing your zakat donations, this is just the government returning your own money back to you. The way income taxes work, at least in my country (i.e. Canada), is that the government takes a portion of every paycheque as advance ...


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No, it doesn't. Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "If somebody eats or drinks forgetfully then he should complete his fast, for what he has eaten or drunk, has been given to him by Allah." Narrated 'Amir bin Rabi'a, "I saw the Prophet cleaning his teeth with Siwak while he was fasting so many times as I can't count." And narrated Abu Huraira, "...


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1) Fasting on the day of 'Ashura is recommended by Sunni scholars (not just some Sunnis, but all) due to the following hadith: Narrated `Aisha: Allah's Apostle ordered (the Muslims) to fast on the day of 'Ashura', and when fasting in the month of Ramadan was prescribed, it became optional for one to fast on that day ('Ashura') or not. Link to hadith ...


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Quran 5/2: but do not help one another in sin and transgression [al-Maa’idah 5:2] Fatwa about erotic stories here.


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First I will correct some notable mistakes in the question itself: Also it should be mentioned in Islam fasting is a symbol of celebration Not really, please cite this if you have any reference, fasting is either Fardh or Sunnah, and is a kind of worship, not celebration. Fasting is Haraam in Eid Qurban and Fitr. But, it is Mustahab in Eid Mabath (...


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This question is likely to draw a number of opinions on the matter. I will try to document the arguments I have come across in chat rooms and debate forums, and leave the judgment to the individual reader. I am trying to respond with extreme caution, and based on my personal observations, with no intention of offending any differing opinions. Islam Q&A ...


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The statement is neither hadith nor Qur'an, but one could call it words of wisdom and it will be hard to find a definite source, as there are indeed some similar statements referred to some sophisticated people and scholars. But it certainly goes along with the teaching of Islam. We learn to be honest if asked about knowledge in different verses of the Qur'...


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There is no clear-cut answer to this issue. It is told that Omar Ibn ElKhattab asked his daughter (and possibly other women) on how long a woman can wait for her husband, and she answered "4-6 months", so he decided that soldiers should spend at most 6 months in duty. However, this is not a final rule, and the ruling is subject to the wife's needs. Some ...


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Narrated Abu Mas`ud: The Prophet prohibited taking the price of a dog, the earnings of a soothsayer and the money earned by prostitution. حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، عَنِ الزُّهْرِيِّ، عَنْ أَبِي بَكْرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ، عَنْ أَبِي مَسْعُودٍ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ قَالَ نَهَى النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ...


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If you have read about the incident of Hadrat Umar (RTA) before he accepted Islam, we see that his sister did not let him read the Holy Quran because he was impure and asked him to take a bath first. He took a bath and it was only then his sister let him read the Quran and after that he visited Prophet Muhammad pbuh and accepted Islam. No fatwa here, just ...


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ANSWER SIMPLIFIED EVEN FURTHER: Both husband and wife work This has nothing to do with paying zakaat. and the wife owns jewellery. This is where zakaat does come in! Does the responsibility to pay Zakat fall on the husband. No, but he can pay for it if he wishes to do so, AND as long as the wife gives him permission to pay for it. If he doesn't ...


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No it does not. Because saliva is produced within the body itself and is not something that we put in from outside. It does not cause nourishment and is the body's natural process. Similarly if he sticks out his tongue with saliva on it, then brings it back in and swallows what is on it (of saliva), that does not break his fast according to the more ...


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Here is a good answer to this question, in Arabic: http://fatwa.islamweb.net/fatwa/index.php?page=showfatwa&Option=FatwaId&Id=96231 To make it short: There was never a Hadith with such meaning. The word (given fatwa "opinion") in English is just one word in Arabic: (أفتى) which might have been mis-translated. In the Arabic context: the person ...


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In Islam nobody is infallible unless Allah has told us so. In the sunni perspective only Messengers and prophets () are infallible in what ever they need to transfer the message of Allah, but as humans they might be fallible. When it comes to justice and verdicts we are often told and asked in Qur'an to apply justice no matter what comes, read for example: ...


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This is a matter on which there is a difference of opinion (as is the matter of praying in the abnormal zones as a whole), and there is no single "right" definition; the simplest answer would be to pray according to the times of your local Islamic community, by whichever understanding they choose to follow. The timings of the five daily salawat by the sun ...


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I think this question is something like: Is knife Haram? Having most of objects themselves is not Haram. Our usage of them can be Halal or Haram. If we want knife to eat fruits or kitchen work, it's Halal, but if we desire to injure some innocent, it's Haram. Auto-tuner can be used to play Quran, Halal music or Haram music. Having it is not Haram, but the ...


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It is important to know that a fatwa in Islam is a legal ruling. During the time of the Prophet ﷺ, seeking a fatwa was addressed directly through revelation, as in the case when the Prophet ﷺ was approached about a ruling on inheritance: يَسْتَفْتُونَكَ قُلِ اللَّهُ يُفْتِيكُمْ فِي الْكَلَالَةِ They request from you a [legal] ruling. Say, "Allah ...


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According to the Ahlus Sunnah, no humans other than the Prophets are infallible: ياأيها الذين آمنوا أطيعوا الله وأطيعوا الرسول وأولي الأمر منكم فإن تنازعتم في شيء فردوه إلى الله والرسول O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger. ...


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As in all former posts there's no clear cut and there seem to be a mixing between the terms fatwa, shari'a and fiqh I'd like to start by explaining the first: (as for a distinction between fiqh and shari'a you may refer to this meta post) What is a fatwa? And when a verdict is binding crucial? A fatwa in Arabic language means giving guidance and showing ...


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No, It is not permissible to use silk for bed throws, because it is one kind of using silk, which is clearly prohibited. Al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar (may Allah have mercy on him) said: The words and to sit on them are strong proof for those who say that it is not allowed to sit on silk, which is the view of the majority. Ibn Wahb narrated in his Jaami from the ...


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Worshipping anything but Allah is shirk, but kissing and touching and etc. aren't shirk, as kissing and touching are not among the worshipping behaviors. Also the black-stone is not what is thought about, it is believed according to Shia Ahadith that the black stone was indeed a white stone from Heaven which turned into black due to wrongdoings of Adam's ...


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I was not able to exactly found the Hadith pertaining to allowing any time gap between steps in the wudu', but heard in many bayaans, and read it several times in books that wudu' should be performed at once i.e. without any time gap between the steps. This link has the following Q) What are the conditions for the validity of Wudhu? ... (10) The ...


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IMO, not kafer, see this for more definition of kufr. So as you state, if you don't agree with it, that's not kufr. والحاصل : أن مجرد قراءة هذه القصص ليس كفرا مخرجا من الملة ، ما لم يكن ذلك بقصد تعلم السحر والعمل به ، وإن كان الواجب التحذير من كتب السحر بصفة عامة ، والسعي في إتلافها وإعدامها ، بحسب القدرة ، والحذر من قراءتها أو الترويج لها . (the ...


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In Shi3a ithna `Ashari fiqh, it's a unanimous ruling that unless some form of contract was entered into at the time of nikaH or the wife herself permits, a husband cannot refuse sexual intercourse with his wife beyond four months. The following is by Sayyid al-Sistani: 2427 It is not permissible for the husband to abandon sexual intercourse with his ...


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Mathematics has ten digits: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Other numbers are derived from this set, the perfect and independent set !!! Out of these numbers, if I ask you to find a combination of numbers which when added together gives 17, the answers are unlimited. 1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1 1+9+7 5+7+5 etc. Some trickster among us may just ...


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A national anthem is a hymn or song of praise and love for one's nation. And all praise is for Allah Alone. So I don't think it is appropriate for a Muslim to sing the national anthem. Allow me to explain. Praising someone or something per se is not haraam. ("My wife is a great cook," or "My country is beautiful.") But making a ritual out of it for anything ...


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No it is not a sin, as they are not suitable to marry each other. Here is a quote from the Quran indicating that women do not have to cover themselves around their brothers: And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to ...


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One of the ways zakat CAN be used is as a compensation of the service to the person collecting the zakat. Just like any other job, it will be considered as a payment. In some countries, it is institutionalized. This will make the institution self-sustaining and withstand coercion from other government departments. A rich person can choose to provide this ...


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