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Many people will talk about diseases and medical research and all that sort of thing, but the simple fact is that we were never given a reason. Like many things, Muslims are expected to submit to Allah's will in this matter, after all the word Islam means "submission".


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Why is Interest so bad? Riba has the potential to corrupt a society in a way that zina and other crimes can never do. Many religious figures and philosophers have commented about the evil nature of usury (interest): "To take usury for money lent is unjust in itself, because this is to sell what does not exist, and this evidently leads to inequality which ...


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There's no doubt that this interest is ribaa which is prohibited by Islam as a form of thulm (wrongdoing). So the question is, how do you deal with it? Who's money is it, anyway? There are two opinions of the scholars on this (source: Islamic finance class, don't have AMJA fatwa or anything like that on me): Don't touch it: It's interest. Just leave it in ...


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To become / convert a Muslim the person has to accept The Declaration of the Testimony also known as Shahada For a Muslim, every action begins with your intention. You must put it in your heart that you want to strictly follow Islam and its rules. It is not necessary to say in front of a crowd. You can quietly, to yourself, make the intention to embrace ...


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Is magic really real? Yes it is, and real magic, not just some trick like making a coin disappear but really it is under your hand, or making a pencil go up an down making it seem it is bending, no I am not talking about this. Magic is real, it is a fact just like the evil eye. And to put more emphasis on it's realness/reality, it had affected the ...


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Take a look at these facts: receiving interest means you get money for literally doing nothing paying interest means you need to come up with money regardless of whether your business is even making money interest accumulates over time and often surpasses the original sum you lent for example: at a rate of 8% over 10 years the interest sums up to 115% of ...


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Does Islam permit child marriages? I will explain the Hanafi law, as I don't know the other ones. Basically, marriage is legal at any age. So, yes, child marriages are allowed. However, sexual intercource between the husband and the wife happens after the girl reaches puberty, not before. Source: A website which belongs to Hanafi scholars: http://www....


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Yes, you can use miswaak while fasting. Amir Ibn Rabia narrates: “I saw Hz. Muhammad (PBUH) using a miswak while fasting more times than I can count.” -Sahih Bukhari Volume 003, Book 031, Hadith Number 154. It is not makrooh when a fasting person uses a miswak or a toothbrush dampened with water according to scholars. Imam Nawawi RA, who was one of ...


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Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: A man asked: "O Messenger of Allah! When a man meets a brother or a friend, should he bow to him?" He said, "No." The man asked whether he should embrace and kiss him? The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) replied, "No." He asked whether he should hold his hand and shake it? The Messenger ...


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You can not touch a non-mahram. ولا يحل له أن يمس وجهها ولا كفيها وإن كان يأمن الشهوة It is not permitted to (even) touch the face or the hand (of a non-mahram) even when there is safety from lust — الهداية في شرح بداية المبتدي [English] This is because Allah has forbidden even looking at them and touching is more intimate than looking. فاسألوهن من وراء ...


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Yes, this suffix is added to Mary The Virgin (Mariam مريم), the mother of the Prophet Jesus, peace be upon both of them. It's not added the mother of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). That is not an exclusion, there might be other women who have that suffix, but I'm not sure about them so I'll try to research and update the answer.


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We as Muslims barely do anything to spread Islam. May be a Quran distribution program or a signature campaign for a mosque etc. But on the whole we do very little as compared to what we should be doing. Many conspiracy theorist will blame "out breeding", "anti-apostasy law", "forced conversions" but unfortunately for them, our converts are mainly in non-...


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If you are an Arabic reader you can check a detailed explanation for the Hadith That was a conversation between the Prophet PBUH and a foreign Arab who came to ask about Islam, Iman, and Ihsan. The difference between these three is the following: Islam is to certify that there is one God, pray 5 prayers per day, fast Ramadan, pay zakat, and go to Hajj for ...


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It's not just in Islamic Finance that interest is seen as problematic; the same holds for Christian Finance. For example in the Shakespearean play, A Merchant of Venice, Shylock 'hates' Antonio, a Christian who lends out money gratis (freely) as his religion does not allow usury (interest). Of course this is some time ago. The secular & commercial Europe ...


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As a muslim, the only person whom you choose to follow is Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and, of course, Allah. Whether to follow any other person totally depends on you. All the imam's are highly respectable persons and have dedicated their lives with exceptional work. But they are human and thus, as human, can make mistakes. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has fully ...


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This is based from country which I resides: In Malaysia, Fatwa Council has declared that yoga is haram (prohibited) in Islam and Muslims are banned from practising it because incorporate physical movements, religious elements together with chants and worshipping. However merely doing the physical movements of yoga without the worshipping and chanting not ...


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Edit note: This question was merged here but was originally an answer to anoher more specific question. Of course it is the duty of every Muslim to support the side of truth, especially when it is being oppressed. The question is then, how does one extend that support. With a lot of people who want to "do something" - the question they should ask ...


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Question 1: Wrong. It should be: "Assalaamu 'Alaikum" (May Peace be Upon you). It is recommended that you extend the greeting to "Assalaamu 'Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah" (May Peace and Mercy of Allah be upon You.), or even better to extend it further to "Assalaamu 'Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh" (May Peace and Mercy and ...


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The harder you find it to fast the more reward you will get. You have approximately 6 hours of rest and you should think of the most efficient way to use your time. Most countries do not give holidays during Ramadan and you should continue your life with your normal daily activities. Instead of thinking about how hard Ramadan is, you should think about ...


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Some options: Speak to your manager about rearranging working time over this month. Is working from home an option? Reserve some holiday to spend in the way of Allah - use some of your annual leave over Ramadan.(consider working half days for some days during the week etc) May Allah make it easy for you.


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The answer is that Pigs are, by nature, scavengers. This means they eat what they can find, be it fresh or old. Because they have evolved to eat this sort of food they can handle the toxins and bacteria that come along with that diet. However much an animal is domesticated and fed clean processed food it is still able and inclined to scavenge, so there can ...


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There is general rule in islam, that we should Never Ever imitate Kuffar in any way. And touching the feet is integral part of hinduism. So based on the hadith of not imitating Kuffar we have to abstain from touching feet of elders by all means. 2nd view is that we have to do, what prophet Muhammad told us to do, otherwise everything added new to islam is ...


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As Medi1Saif said in the comments. Washing the feet is an essential part of Wudu: Quran 5:6 O you who have believed, when you rise to [perform] prayer, wash your faces and your forearms to the elbows and wipe over your heads and wash your feet to the ankles. And if you are in a state of janabah, then purify yourselves ... And most people use a sink ...


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A man can see any part of his wife, yes. However, most women feel insecure about their bodies regardless of what part of the world they are from. A good husband would work on getting his wife to feel comfortable enough and at ease to want to show her body to her husband. A bad husband would get "frustrated" and start thinking of other women. "maybe her ...


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Dates, the preferred fruit of the prophet As Muslims, I believe we should turn to the sunnah and example of the prophet to answer such questions. Anas b. Mâik narrates that Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) used to break his fast with fresh dates before going to prayer. When fresh dates were unavailable, he would break his fast with dried dates. When ...


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The answer is option 2: you pray four first, complete and end it with salaam, and then begin and end another four. This is what is meant by combining prayers. It is permitted to have a short delay between the two since there is a hadith that the Prophet (saws) did that. Reference: Fatwa by Shaykh ibn Baz


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I have always been told a variation of the below: Because it says so in the Quran Because pigs are seen to be dirty animals (often eating their own excrement) Because they don't have a proper neck, therefore cannot be made Halal Because their DNA structure is very similar to that of a human being, Islamically, we cannot eat another human being so the ...


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According to the previous verses of Surat Al-Hadid, this loan means infaq (إنفاق). And infaq is an Arabic word meaning charity simply to please God without asking for any favor. It is different from Zakat, which is obligatory on Muslims or Sadaqah which is charity for obtaining specific return or protection from some adverse event. Infaq is a very important ...


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Nothing forbids it! Here's a fatwa. Although it's preferred to sit till sunrise and say Morning's Azkar, Quran, .. etc. As far as a person’s sleeping after praying Fajr is concerned, no text (of Qur’aan or hadeeth) has been reported to indicate that this is prohibited, so the general principle applies (i.e., everything is permitted except that which has ...


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