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Why women were/are being forbidden to enter or pray in a Masjid

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 …

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Benefits of reciting Surah al-Alaq

Benefits of reciting Surah al-Alaq (The Clot) – Iqra

There are 19 ayaat in Surah al-Alaq and it was revealed in Makkah. Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) said that whoever recites this surah in the daytime or at night and then passes away, he will be counted amongst the martyrs who died while fighting on the side of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) See Also: Benefits …

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Cooking food for my husband who isn’t fasting in Ramadan?

Dear scholars, Assalamu’Alaykum. My questions are as follows: My husband is not fasting, Is it my duty to cook and serve food for him when he doesn’t fast during the day? He takes medication that is not prescribed by the doctor, and I am sure he does not need to take it three times a …

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Benefits of reciting Surah al-Ghashiyah (The Overwhelming Calamity)

  This is a ‘makki’ surah and it has 26 ayaat. It is narrated from the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) that the one who recites this surah will not face difficulty in the accounting of deeds on the Day of Judgement and Allah (s.w.t.) will show Mercy to him and save him from Jahannam. See also: …

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Should a Muslim Pay Zakat Al-Fitr for His Christian or Jewish Wife or a Non-Muslim?

Question: Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. If a Muslim man is married to a Christian woman and they have children, should he pay Zakat Al-Fitr for her? Jazakum Allah khayran. Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace …

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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. See Also: Benefits of reciting Surah an-Nahl (The Bee)  Imam Ja’far …

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Taking Medication (Birth Control Pills) in the Daytime of Ramadan

Question: I am an unmarried 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 …

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Can a couple have Sexual Intercourse while Observing Optional Fast?

Question: As-salamu `alaykum. If someone fasted Sunnah and had sexual intercourse with his spouse at the daytime, is he obliged to make kaffarah or is there any expiation for that? Thank you. Answer by Dr. Wael Shihab Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise …

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