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When is a practice said to be Haraam
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God alone is the one who can decree anything as haram. But given that God's forbiddances are done through the words and actions of the prophet — the messenger of God — what the prophet ...

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What to do with interest paid by banks?
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Some scholars feel that purifying ones own wealth by donating such money directly to the masjid is a bad idea, since the masjid is a house of God and should be built and maintained using only pure ...

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Can one surah be used in FARD prayers?
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Yes. Imams often and regularly break up surat similarly when reciting in tarawih. Generally, only al-Fatihah is considered strictly necessary when reciting fard salat; beyond that you may recite ...

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What are the rulings regarding a person who can't fast
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[Al-Baqarah 184] [Fasting for] a limited number of days. So whoever among you is ill or on a journey [during them] - then an equal number of days [are to be made up]. And upon those who are able [to ...

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Why it is necessary to believe in God?
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Simple answer: Because believing in the truth is better than not believing in the truth. You might as well just ask "Why is it necessary to believe that the Earth is round?" God doesn't need our ...

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What to do if you stop to believe in Allah?
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[Al-Hujurat 14] The bedouins say, "We believe." Say [to them], "You have not believed; rather say 'We have submitted [in Islam],' for faith has not yet entered your hearts. And if you obey Allah and ...

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How come the Prophet's father name is "Abdu ellah"?
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Islam did not invent or introduce the name "Allah," rather the name was known to the Arabs beforehand. Islam merely denounced the pre-Islamic understanding of Him as shirk. Before the advent of the ...

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Zakat Calculation: Fluctuating networth
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According to the Hanafi madh'hab, as long as you have maintained the nisab for a full year, you will owe zakat on the entirety of your zakatable assets when it becomes due. So, for example, if you ...

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Zakat on Bills money?
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Zakat is incumbent on any money that is kept in your possession, so long as it has reached the nisab (which is roughly $430 CAD as of this post; the amount fluctuates with silver/gold prices) for a ...

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Does Taraweeh replace Tahajjud prayer in the Month of Ramadan?
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Tarwiha, the singular of Tarawih, refers to the period of rest between every four rakat of the prayer. Salat at-Tarawih was so-named because of these rests, which differentiated it from the normal ...

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Clean Kitchen items after that find a wound in finger
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The general ruling (according to the Hanafis) is that if there is doubt as to whether najasah is involved, it is to be disregarded. "Leave that which makes you doubt for that which does not make you ...

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Are there any female prophets in Quran?
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No, there are not; most if not all of the named prophets (Muhammad notwithstanding) in the Qur'an are associated with Biblical persons who are well-known to be male. Even of those whose biblical ...

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Can water be halal or haram?
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Pure water by itself is fundamentally halal. If there are haram impurities involved, the water would also become haram; not because of the water itself, but because of what's in it. So, for example, ...

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What does profit rate in an Islamic banking mean?
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An Islamic savings account which works under the principles of mudarabah is a form of business relationship: You provide the money, and the bank does business with it. As part of this relationship, a ...

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Who are the companions of the elephant mentioned in Surah Al-Fil?
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The companions of the elephant refer to the army of Abraha, so-called because it included a number of war elephants. He felt slighted by the Quraysh, and planned to exact revenge by destroying the ...

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Is it halal to loan out money which people save in your bank?
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Fundamentally, yes, it is halal, but considerations must be made on exactly how the "loan" is contracted; attempting to run it like a modern bank where you're handling money that has been deposited (...

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How exactly do you work out how much zakat you have to give on the gold you own?
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To my understanding, the general rule according to the Hanafi madh'hab is that gold mixed with a valueless metal is still considered "gold" for all intents and purposes so long as it contains more ...

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Are monthly payments an Islamically acceptable way to receive money for your goods?
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If the price is known and fixed, and the only difference between it and a regular transaction is that it is payed in installments rather than as one lump sum (either up front or in advance), then ...

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Propaganda, predisposition and belief
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I don't think it's fair to say it's "impossible" for someone to accept Islam just because they grew up in a distinctly unIslamic environment; God guides whosoever He wills. I doubt the situation with ...

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Are auctions permitted according to Islamic laws?
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While buying something for $100 and auctioning it at a starting bid of $1 is a highly questionable business practice (why not just start the bidding at $100?), there's no reason to believe it's ...

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He said: Muhammad said: Allah said?
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The simple answer is, they're not included as verses in the Qur'an because they're not verses of the Qur'an. Nowhere does the Qur'an claim to be a record of everything God ever said (his "COMPLETE ...

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Is Islam geared towards the poor?
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Islam isn't really geared toward the poor, at least not in the sense you're describing. Wealth, as everything else in this world, is transitive: It will not help us on the day of judgement. It can, ...

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Why are muslims sometimes called musselman?
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Etymologically, the archaic English "mussulman" is derived from the Ottoman Turkish (and earlier Persian) "mosalmun [mosælmɒn] " (look it up here) , which both mean "Muslim&...

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Is it permissible to refuse halal food?
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There is no reason to believe that you're obliged to eat anything just because it's halal, as long as you don't refuse it because you think it's unlawful (it's not). There is a relevant hadith ...

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Entering a non-Muslim place of worship
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While there is nothing in the Qur'an forbidding it, it has been reported that the prophet refused to enter the Kaa'ba before ordering the pictures therein obliterated. The Hanafi opinion is that ...

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Is it permissible to soak slaughtered chicken in hot water to ease plucking?
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According to the Hanafi school, even if the animal is slaughtered appropriately, many internal organs are still considered makruh tahrim due to the intrinsic filth of their contents (e.g. feces, urine)...

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How to read these verses in the Quran?
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The first letter of the Arabic "al-" ("ال") prefix is known as a hamzat al-wasl. This can be written either as an alif with a waslah above it "ٱ", or just as an alif by itself "ا" (e.g. with no ...

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Did Adam and Eve meet at Mount Arafat?
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There is a similar account in Jewish traditions, where Adam and Eve are separated for 130 years (not 200) after they are expelled from the Garden. This is reflected (but not explicit) in the Biblical ...

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Does the Qur'an or Sunnah directly forbid male-female interactions aside from sex?
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Zina is undoubtedly haram; by extension, any relationship which involves zina would also be haram. I don't think there's any doubt in your mind on this. However, one of the dangers of attempting to ...

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Is it a sin for our son to have "Rahim" as his name on his birth certificate?
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Rahim is not one of the names of God. Al-Rahim, on the other hand, is. Calling your child's name thus, with the definite article Al-, would be problematic; in such cases you would appropriately go ...

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