Islam believes in the unseen. We don't believe in ghosts.
Let me specify. What is a "ghost?" Typically, this means "the soul or spirit of a dead person who haunts the world of the living." This definition contradicts Islam; once a soul leaves, it never returns until the Day of Resurrection.
There are many ayaat and ahadith that talk about what happens to a ...
I have several doubts regarding your question. However, I understand that it broadly means how is the texts (primary and secondary sources) handled in Islam and how explanations are made. I will give a brief explanation and I hope I answer your question as well, Insha Allah.
Qur'an: As for the text of the Qur'an itself, it is preserved as it was revealed. ...
Etiquettes of Drinking Zam-Zam Water
Ibn Abbas reported: I served. (water of) zamzam to Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him), and he drank it while standing.
-Sahih Muslim [Book #023, Hadith #5023]
Ibn 'Abbas reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) drank (water) from zamzam in a bucket while he was standing.
If you have a nightmares if you wake up you should blow thrice on his left
The Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, "A good vision
(dream) is from Allah and a bad dream is from the Satan. He who sees
something in a dream that he dislikes, should blow thrice on his left,
must seek Allah's Refuge from the evil of the Satan (i.e., by saying:
Yes, whatever the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم has forbade is same as what Allah has forbade. The Saheeh Sunnah of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم is nothing but wahy from Allah himself. There are several evidences in Qur'an and Sunnah for it.
“Verily I have been given the Qur’an and something similar to it along
with it. But soon there will be a time ...
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 ...
Wa Alaikum Assalam
Wikipedia has some good explanation here and here.
Please note that there is a Hadith that requires you to return Salam same or better. That means if someone said:
Assalam-o-Alaikum Wa Rahmat-ul-Allah
You should say one of these:
- Wa Alaikum Assalam Wa Rahmat-ul-Allah
- Wa Alaikum Assalam Wa Rahmat-ul-Allah Wa Barakatuhu
There's no age difference recommended in the shariah. Only thing that's obligated is that the marriage must be done properly with the consent of the two individuals.
The issue of age old and young is a cultural matter and not religious.
No, it isn't Sunnah
Shaking hands is something that is encouraged in sharia, and it is a cause of sins being forgiven.
It was narrated that al-Bara’ ibn ‘Aazib (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“There are no two Muslims who meet and shake hands, but they will be forgiven ...
Sunnah is derived from the word sanna (سن), which literally means a clear, well-trodden path. It is used to describe the practices of Prophet Muhammad (S), and is usually practiced by a Sunni Muslim.
A Sunni Muslim is one who practices these usages of the Prophet's (S) sunnah.
What did the Prophet (S) say about Sunnah?
In Rasulallah's (S) ...
This has many views, but apparently the strongest view is this:
the majority of the scholars (jumhur) are of the opinion that Walima is a meal that is prepared after the marriage has been consummated. This was the practice of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace), as explicitly mentioned in one narration.
Sayyiduna Anas ...
Some scholars say that *Wearing any ring is not Sunnah since the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) used to wear a ring for signing letters sent to other kings. Because they told him that kings would not accept any letter that has not been signed. Hence, Scholars say it is Sunnah for those who use it to sign papers and documents. And some say it is Sunnah even ...
The month of Sha’ban is the eighth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. The fifteenth night of this month is known as Laylatul Bara’ah or Laylatun Nisfe min Sha’ban in the Arab world. In India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Afghanistan, etc., it is known as Shab-e-barat.
THE BELIEVES ABOUT THIS DAY:
Some people believe that in Surah al-Dukhan (...
I seriously doubt if there is a hadith like that. Because whistling in general is considered a bad manner. It is linguistically called: Al-Muka' which is one of pre-Islamic customs and is considered a bad manner. According to some scholars, whistling is not even permissible generally.
Their Salât (prayer) at the House (of Allâh, i.e. the Ka‘bah at
It is obligatory to attend prayers in congregation at a Mosque as can be seen from the following hadith:
It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him)
that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon
him) said: “By the One in Whose hand is my soul, I was thinking of
ordering that wood be gathered, then I would ...
There is authentic evidence that the Prophet (peace be upon him) had long hair.(length of his hair was till his Earlobe)(according to: http://en.islamtoday.net/node/1126)
Long hair for men is allowed (actually short hair is better for men, although long hair is allowed too but they should take care of their hair).
Our actions are only by our intention. If ...
As Ahl as-Sunnah wa al-Jama'ah we affirm the Attributes of Allah that reach us through authentic narrations without attempting to understand their "how"ness. First I will quote what the scholars say about nuzul, then get to your question with that context in mind.
Al-Lalikai records Imam Ahmad as saying "He descends as He wills, according to His Knowledge ...
Yes nothing special about this days and all Hadiths are fabricated (موضوع).
At the IslamQA They answer that
Ibn Baz said
Celebrating the night of the fifteenth of Sha’baan (Laylat al-Nusf min
Sha’baan) by praying etc, or singling out this day for fasting, is a
reprehensible bid’ah (innovation) according to the majority of
scholars, and there ...
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 ...
Note: This is a controversial topic.
When Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said his companions to do something, by that he meant it. Which means there is no other go for the followers. And that is Fard. But, Sunnah is either what deduced from the behaviour of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) or if he has explicitly said that it is 'voluntary upon one if he performs so and so ...
At the time of the Prophet there was one adan before Imam comes to Menbar
The person who increased the number of Adhans for the Jumua prayers to
three was Uthman binAffan and it was when the number of the
(Muslim) people of Medina had increased. In the lifetime of the
Prophet there was only one Mu'adh-dhin and the Adhan used to be
pronounced only ...
The best model for marriage and wedding according to Sunnah is the marriage the Prophet made for his daughter Fatima Zahra S.A. All parts of this marriage and wedding were managed by the Prophet and because the groom (i.e. Imam Ali S.A. and cousin of the Prophet) was an orphan from childhood, and was raised and trained by the Prophet and, in fact the Prophet ...
To cut, trim, shave the beard in any way for whatever reason is haram and clear disobedience of the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him). As was pointed out, to have the beard grow, and to trim the mustache short is of human nature, Source. So to do something against that nature because some disbelievers are on that nature, is absurd. The point is, ...
There is no concept of a ghost in Islam. However, there are two concepts that are somewhat similar.
The soul, or ruh. Muslims believe that while a body may die, the soul of a person goes on living. Most scholars agree that the dead are aware of what happens in the living world, and there is a major section that believe that the souls of especially ...
Dead souls may not return to the world of livings.
According to Qur'an:
سورة المؤمنون، الآيات 99 و100
[For such is the state of the disbelievers], until, when death comes to one of them, he says, "My Lord, send me back
That I might do righteousness in that which I left behind." No! It is only a word he is saying; and behind them is a ...
The quran simply says to follow the prophets example, it dosent say to exclude any certain point of time such as the time before he became a prophet
Say, [O Muhammad], "O mankind, indeed I am the Messenger of Allah to you all, [from Him] to whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. There is no deity except Him; He gives life and causes death....
There are some reasons why one should not pray while hungry, the one that I know of is because when you pray and you are hungry than you can not concentrate in the salat properly. The Prophet (Peace be Upon Him) said that one should hasten to break their fast as the following Hadith tells us (from Sahih Bukari ) :
Narrated Sahl bin Sa`d:
According to the Maliki school:
only one salam (Tasleemah تسليمة) is wajib (obligatory - required). And they rely on this Hadith as a proof that only one single tasleemah is required:
"Allah's Messenger would say one Taslim for the Salat while facing forward and turning to his right side a little."
عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ ...
Manners of Eating and Drinking in Islam and its advantages:
"...eat and drink, but do not be wasteful, for God does not like the prodigals." [7:31].
The Holy Prophet (saww) said:
“Eat when you feel hungry, drink when you feel thirsty ... " (1)
He (saww) also said:
“Whoever eats little, will have a sound body and a pure heart, and whoever ...