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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?

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?

Is it ok to brush our teeth with a toothpaste while fasting?

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?

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…..

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…..

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?

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?

I am planning to buy a large screen TV to watch World Cup with intention to return it. Since in the aggrement clearly states that we can return without presenting any reason, it is ok for islamic sharia to buy and return to the store?

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.

What are the recommended bedtime and nighttime prayers?

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?