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.
From Islamic point of view it is now lawful, because according to Islamic principles, the buyer has three days to return the item if he detects some defect in it. However, if there is no defect in the merchandise item he cannot return it after separating from the transaction place.
PRAYERS BEFORE SLEEPING It is highly emphasized to do Ablutions /Wudhoo before going to sleep . A person sleeping in the state of having performed Wudhoo gets the reward of having done worship for the whole night. It is recommended to lie down on the right side and put the hand under the cheek & keep the face towards the Kaaba … Continue reading What are the recommended bedtime and nighttime prayers?
A Sacred Phase of Time: The Blessed Three Months The blessed three months are Rajab, Sha’ban, and Ramadan (the seventh, eighth, and ninth months) in the Islamic hijri calendar1; these months are distinguished from the rest of the year with a special taste and atmosphere that each possesses. Every month comes along with a beauty … Continue reading The Blessed Three Months