Can I Buy A Mystery Box?

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Question: What's the ruling on buying mystery boxes online? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. APrincipleOfShari’ah: It is a pre-requisite for the validity of a transaction that merchandise be known and identified. Shari’ah does not permit “jahālah fāhishah”, obscurity in core components of a transaction which may result in discord … [Read more...]

Talaaq Explained

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Talaaq Explained, In spite of the numerous articles, lectures and programs on Talaaq, it seems that the Muslim public has not come to grips with the concept of Talaaq, its proper implementation or its disastrous consequences if abused. In light of this, we attempt to present “Talaaq” before you in as simple a manner as possible. What is Talaaq? Talaaq is the act of issuing divorce, whether in word or in writing. What is the Islamic status of … [Read more...]

Leaving the Masjid after the Adhan has been Pronounced

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What is the Hukm related to hearing the azan. If you are passing a mosque and you hear the azan does it become fard for you to pray in the mosque. What if you are leaving a mosque and the azan goes do you have to stay and pray??? ANSWER In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Sayyiduna Abu al-Sha’tha (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that: “We were sitting in the Masjid with Sayyiduna Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased … [Read more...]

Will I Have a Bad Child Because I Was Bad With My Mother?

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Question: Assalam alaykum, I am a 14 year old girl who has given my mother a very hard time. I was just very cruel to her. She has forgiven me every time and we’ve moved on, however, she said the one thing that will stay forever is the fact that Allah will give me a child just like myself. How can I fix this? Answer: Wa alaykum salam May Allah reward you for your question. Obedience to one’s parents is an obligation second to belief … [Read more...]

Growing A Beard 000

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The Long And Short Of Growing A Beard Question.) I have heard different opinions about beard. Can you elaborate its real status and importance in Islam? Is shaving the beard a minor or a major sin? Or was it just a cultural issue that no more needs any discussion as so many neo-intellectuals in Islam shave? Please elaborate. [Nasar] Answer.) In all schools of Islamic Law, it is considered wajib (mandatory) for a Muslim male to grow a … [Read more...]

Rules Concerning Hair

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Rules Concerning Hair   1. It is sunnah to grow one’s hair on the entire head till the ear lobes or slightly below them. If a person wishes to shave his head, it is sunnah to shave the entire head. It is also permissible to merely clip the hair. However, it is not permissible to clip all the hair and leave the front portion long, as is the fashion today. Similarly, it is also not permissible to shave a portion and leave another portion … [Read more...]