Are women being forbidden to pray in the Masjid and why?

Question: Why have women been prohibited or disliked to offer congregational Salah in a Masjid? The importance of the veil is a strong issue in Islamic law. During the apparent lifetime of the Beloved and Blessed Prophet, women attended the Masjid for congregational Salah, but the later honourable scholars prohibited this due to changes in circumstances. This was prohibited despite the fact that women used to stand in the last row of the Masjid. The respected jurists stated: If men, children, eunuchs and women [...]

By |2018-01-29T02:15:57+00:00June 26th, 2017|General Topics|

Paying Zakat Al-Fitr for a Non-Muslim wife

Question: Dear scholars, Assalamu`Alaykum. Is paying Zakat Al-Fitr for a Non-Muslim wife a good thing to do? If a Muslim man is married to a Christian woman and they have children, should he pay Zakat Al-Fitr for her? Jazakum Allah khairan. Wa `Alaykum Salam wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatu. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger ﷺ. A Muslim husband does not need to pay Zakat Al-Fitr on [...]

By |2018-02-17T07:48:17+00:00June 19th, 2017|Fasting and Ramadan|

Benefits of reciting Surah al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage)

Surah al-Hajj contains 78 ayaat and it was revealed in Makkah. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) has said that reciting Surah al-Hajj carries the reward equal to the number of pilgrims who have been for Hajj and those who will go for Hajj in the future. Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq has said that whoever recites this surah once in every three days will get the opportunity of going for Hajj in the same year, and if he dies on the way, he will be granted Jannah. Someone [...]

By |2018-02-18T05:46:31+00:00June 16th, 2017|Quran and Hadith|

Taking Birth Control Pills in Ramadan

Question: Can I take Birth Control Pills in Ramadan? I am a married female with some medical condition for which my doctors have ordered me to be on birth control pills. I have been taking them for the past 3 months and their timing is very strict; in other words, I have to take them at the exact time every day! I have been taking them at 4 p.m. and with Ramadan starting I do not know what to do. Please advise! Answer: Fasting in Ramadan [...]

By |2018-02-17T07:48:42+00:00June 15th, 2017|Fasting and Ramadan|

couple sleeping on one bed in Ramadan

Question: Dear scholars,  Assalamu Alaikum. Is a fasting wife allowed to sleep next to her fasting husband without the intention of sexual intercourse? Jazakum Allah khayran. Wa`alaykum as-salamu warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. There is nothing wrong with husband and wife sharing a bed while both of them are fasting if they have no fear of being carried away by their desires [...]

By |2018-02-17T07:59:40+00:00June 10th, 2017|Fasting and Ramadan, Friendship, Love & Relationships|

Having Premarital Relationship during Ramadan

Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Is it ok to make love with my boyfriend during Ramadan; that is after we break the fast? Jazakum Allahu khayran. Answer by Sheikh Ahmad Kutty Wa `alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. It should be stressed that having a premarital relationship is definitely prohibited whether during Ramadan or after it. So, it is our [...]

By |2018-02-17T07:49:12+00:00June 8th, 2017|Fasting and Ramadan|

Benefits of reciting Surah an-Naml (The Ant)

Surah an-Naml is a ‘makki’ surah and it contains 93 verses. It tells stories of the prophets Moses, Solomon, Salih, and Lot to emphasize the message of tawhid in Jewish and Arabian prophets. The miracles of Moses, described in the Book of Exodus, are mentioned in opposition to the arrogance and kufr of Pharaoh. The story of Solomon is most detailed: Solomon converted Bilqis to the "true religion" after a hoopoe reported to him that she was a sun-worshipping queen. This sura was likely revealed to address the role of the "Children of Israel" among the believers in Mecca, to emphasize [...]

By |2018-02-18T05:46:34+00:00June 3rd, 2017|Quran and Hadith|

5 good benefits of reciting Surah al-Quraysh

Surah al-Quraysh (Arabic: سورة قريش‎, "The Quraysh") is the 106th chapter of the Qur'an. It is a Meccan sura consisting of 4 ayat. The Surah has been so entitled after the word Quraish in the first verse. It urges the Quraysh tribe who dominated Mecca to serve God, who had protected them, for the sake of their own future. It is one of two suras containing 4 ayat; the other is Al-Ikhlas. It forms a pair with the preceding sura, al-Fil, reminding the Quraysh of the favors that God had bestowed on them. The Kaaba was central to [...]

By |2018-02-18T05:46:37+00:00June 3rd, 2017|Quran and Hadith|
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