Performing five daily prayers on time is an essential duty in Islam and every individual Muslim who reached puberty is supposed to pray five times in a day. In the Qur’an and Sunnah there are many religious texts that emphasize on performing five daily prayers on time with utmost care. Islam is a religion which … Continue reading In very short days in winter, can we merge noon and afternoon prayers at home due to school related constraints?
Anas reported the Messenger of Allah (saws) as saying, “Among the things of this world, I love women and perfume, and the coolness of my eyes is prayer.” Related by Ahmad and an-Nasa’i. Abu Hurairah reported that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said, “If someone offers perfume, do not reject it, for it is … Continue reading Can we pray with perfume and deodorant on?
It is the general consensus among the Muslims that a Muslim woman is required to cover her head leaving only her face showing as part of an overall dress code and behaviour which Islam prescribes. It is therefore part of the social system of Islam, and a manifestation of important general Islamic principles. Firstly, an … Continue reading Why do girls need to get covered?
Ramadan fasting starts when the crescent is seen and it is finished when the new crescent is seen. According to majority of schools of law when the moon is seen anywhere in the world all Muslims have to start observing the fasting. However, the shafii school of law argues that the moon needs to be … Continue reading When is the Eid of Ramadan this year? Some say 5 of july, some say 6 of july, some even say 7 of july? Which one should we follow?
The definition of fasting in Islam is abstaining from eating, drinking and sexual relations with the intention of worship from dawn to sunset. It is not permitted to eat or swallow anything while fasting, thus tasting something does not invalidate fasting. However, it is not a proper conduct to taste food without having a valid … Continue reading Is it ok to brush our teeth with a toothpaste while fasting?
Islam is a religion which designs every aspects of our life. It teaches us what is lawful and what is unlawful. The scholars worked very hard to deduce rulings from the Qur’an and Sunnah with regards to our lives/ The Primary sources of Islam are the Qur’an and Sunnah and the secondary ones are ijma … Continue reading Why is it so bad to go to my high school prom? I feel so left out if I don’t go, and I feel very guilty for wanting to go…..
The pig and its all kinds of products are haram in Islam thus must be avoided. It is not permissible to use any piece of pig when producing something. However, we live in a global world which is very difficult to avoid doubtful things. After chemical process and mixing in other elements the pig products … Continue reading Is it OK to use products made from pig skin (shoes, jackets, etc)? does it make any difference if a little pig skin is used as a decoration on the product (or inside liner in a shoe)? What happens if somebody touches the processed pig skin?
Islam provides easiness when conditions harden, in this regard, it is not necessary to remove bondage or other aid strips when making ablution until the person becomes healthy again. The bondage area is wiped in wudu, if the wiping would harm then it is omitted as well.
How can I pray on the plane if I am travelling oversees? There is no specific answer for this question nevertheless I would say that if the conditions is good in the plane it is better to pray standing but it is not required to face Qibla. Maybe when starting the prayer the person faces … Continue reading How should we pray when we are travelling?
One of the sources of Islamic Law is Urf (custom) and Islam accepts customs which do not contradict Islamic essentials (Usul al-Din). There is nothing wrong to celebrate mothers day as long as the celebration does not contain in itself unlawful elements such as alcohol or any other haram items.