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  • Performing Hajj before one's parents do

    Question: One of my friends told me that we cannot perform Hajj if one or both of our parents are alive and they have not performed it yet. If our parents are alive, they must perform Hajj before we do so. Otherwise, we can perform Hajj if both of our parents have died. Is it true? Personally, I don't believe this. Please advise as per the Islamic.. More

  • Choice to invalidate the sale contract conducted via Internet

    Question: I am buying online on "eBay", and after I agreed with the seller on the price of a merchandize I faced some problem with delivery. Then I checked the price with another seller I found it cheaper by $30. In this case can I leave the first seller or I have to stick with him? I mean is it considered as a bounding contract with which.. More

  • Impact of Zakat on the Muslim

    Question: What effects does Zakat have on a Muslim? Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad , sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger. There is no doubt that Zakat (obligatory charity) has a great impact on both the person.. More

  • Medicine derived from the swine

    Question: For the treatment of disorder of my pancreas a doctor has prescribed a drug containing pancreatin from the pancreas of swine and there appear to be no substitute available here in Rome. Being a Muslim I must avoid that but considering the medical condition I thought of seeking Islam's view in such situation. Fatwa: All perfect praise.. More

  • Invoking blessings on the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, in first Tashahhud

    Question: Does Tashahhud mean the at Tahiyyaat and darood (invoking blessings on the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)have to be recited or only at Tahiyyaat. Ex: while praying 4 Rak'ahs, during the 2nd Rak'ah when we sit for Tashahhud do we recite at Tahiyyaat and darood or only at Tahiyyaat? Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord.. More

  • Seeking worldly education before religious knowledge

    Question: I'm 23 and studying cost and management accountancy. I frequently think my education is not according to Islam, because, this education won't help us on the Day of Judgment. Is it correct to say that we should learn Quran and Sharee'ah law first and then learn other knowledge? If it is correct, then are we committing sin by studying worldly.. More

  • Greet other Muslims whether or not you know them

    Question: Dear Sheikh.I used to go to pray in a small mosque whereI live, the problem is that the people who pray there have no respect whatsoever towards you. If they don't know you andyou say Assalaamu Alaikum, they turn their face to the other side, but if they know you they smile at your face, talk to you, greet you and as soon as we finish the.. More

  • Paying one's debt comes in priority over performing Hajj

    Question: My husband has a student loan about 8 thousand dollars. He is paying a monthly payment of one hundred dollars to finish the amount. We have in our savings 8 thousand dollars that my husband wants to use for Hajj. Now my husband is not working and in this case he stops paying the monthly payments for student loans. My question is shall we.. More

  • Wants to perform Umrah but wife expects menses

    Question: I am traveling to Pakistan with my wife. On the way we thought of performing Umrah and we have booked tickets. However, during our stay at Makkah, my wife expect her period days. Now I am confused and what to do? Please advice me in the light of Quran and Sunnah. Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify.. More

  • Duties of angels

    Question: I read a Hadith saying that there are two groups of angles who follow you in the morning and the evening. Do the angles protect you or do they just stay with you until they go back to Allah and tell Allah about you? Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except.. More

  • Fasting in Shawwaal before fasting the missed days in Ramadan

    Question: I was told that I can fast 6 days in Shawwaal, and later fast the days I missed in Ramadan. Is this permissible? Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger. The Prophet, sallallaahu.. More

  • Zakat on money assigned for performing Hajj

    Question: I am from Bangladesh. This year me, my wife & 8 years old daughter have planned to perform Hajj, Inshaa Allah. For this purpose from my property worth about 10,00,000.00. I have to spend near about 7,00,000.00 taka (to give Hajj Agency). Remaining money is gold & interest gained from Bank. How much money I have to pay for Zakat this.. More

  • Opportunities for women to learn her religion

    Question: Why is it difficult for women to study their own religion in a Muslim country and it is easy for brothers? I mean it should be easy for every Muslim, so that people could have a knowledge about their religion. Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah,.. More

  • Prayers of a woman whose menses repeat every seven days

    Question: My friend is in problem. She is to face the menstrual period abnormality. Actually her menstrual cycle repeats after every seven days instead of one month or 28 days. Doctors say that it is hormonal imbalance and has no proper cure. Now the question is that whether she can offer her prayers or not? I mean she feels that she must offer her.. More

  • Benefiting from a car bought by a usurious loan

    Question: I am writing this e-mail, hoping that you will answer my concern regarding an issue that has taken away my peace of mind. I recently bought a car. I mean financed thru a bank that is interest based bank. At a time, I didn’t have enough money to buy this car, and I was in need of a car so that I can go work, support my family and myself... More