Virtues of the Day of Arafaah

What are the Virtues of the Day of Arafaah?

Praise be to Allaah.  1.  It is the day on which the religion was perfected and Allaah’s Favour was completed. In Al-Saheehayn it was reported from ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allaah be pleased with him) that a Jewish man said to him, “O Ameer al-Mu’mineen, ... Continue Reading

How to serve Islam

I want to serve my Religion, what should I do?

Praise be to Allaah.  1 – You can serve Islam by having a correct resolve and sincere intention, for Allaah the Almighty blesses an action that is done sincerely for His sake alone, even if it is little. Sincere devotion, if it becomes a constant feature of acts of worship and obedience, ... Continue Reading

Reading Qur’aan from the computer

Is it valid to read Qur’aan from the computer instead of from the Mushaf ?
In other words, reading from websites on the Internet or from text files that contain the entire Qur’aan, which is displayed on the computer screen. I work in a company and during my breaks I read Qur’aan on the computer.
Is it necessary to have wudoo’ for this kind of reading, as is the case when reading from the Mushaf?.

Praise be to Allaah.There is no difference between reading Qur’aan from the Mushaf or reading from an electronic Mushaf, or from pages on the Internet, or from the screen of a mobile phone. What counts is reading, moving the lips and looking at the written words of Allah, may He be exalted, ... Continue Reading

Is Purity essential for reading Qur’aan from one’s mobile phone?

Some mobile phones have a Quraan programs which enable one to read the Quraan anytime on the mobile’s screen. Is Taharah (Purity) a condition before one starts reciting?.

Praise be to Allaah.These mobile phones in which Qur’aan is put in written or recorded form do not come under the same ruling as the Mus-haf, so it is permissible to touch them without having purified oneself and it is permissible to take them into the washroom with one, because writing ... Continue Reading

The Rate of Zakaat al-Fitr

What is the rate of Zakaat al-Fitr? Is it permissible to give it after the Eid Prayer? Is it permissible to give Zakaat al-Fitr in cash?

Praise be to Allaah.  It was narrated that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) enjoined zakaat al-fitr upon the Muslims at a rate of one saa’ of dates or one saa’ of barley, and he commanded that it should be given before the people went out to pray ... Continue Reading

Is it permissible to wear another piece of cloth inside the ihram that is not tailored to fit the body?

I bought the ihram garments, and the set came with three pieces, two pieces like towels, one for the upper part of the body and the other for the lower part. As for the third piece, it is to be used as a kind of underwear on the lower part. The three pieces are not stitched, but they have two metal snap fasteners for securing the garments.
Does the fact that it has two metal snap fasteners to secure it make these garments unacceptable according to sharee‘ah? I heard that it is not permissible to wear the third piece that is described above – is that correct?

Praise be to Allah The piece of cloth that is worn as a kind of underwear for the lower part of the body, as mentioned in the question, is not one of the things that are prohibited when in ihram, because what is prohibited is wearing pants and, similarly, underpants that people ordinarily ... Continue Reading

A menstruating woman entered ihram for ‘umrah and did sa‘i, then she did tawaaf after she purified herself

When I went to do ‘umrah, I was menstruating, so I did sa‘i and cut my hair, and I exited ihram and put on niqab. I waited until I became pure, then I did tawaaf at the Ka‘bah. I did this based on the ruling on Hajj, which says that the menstruating woman should do everything except tawaaf. Please note that I am not married. What is your opinion, may Allah bless you?

Praise be to Allah You did the right thing by entering ihram at the miqaat when you were menstruating. The evidence that it is correct to enter ihram when menstruating or bleeding following childbirth is the report which says that Asma’ bint ‘Umays (may Allah be pleased with her) ... Continue Reading

Does diarrhoea make it permissible for the fasting person to break his fast?

Does diarrhoea make it permissible for the fasting person to break his fast?

Praise be to Allah.Allah, may He be exalted, has granted a concession allowing the sick person for whom it is difficult to fast to break his fast and make up the days when he did not fast. Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning):“and whoever is ill or on a journey, the ... Continue Reading

Is it permissible to pray in a mosque where the ground floor is controlled by the Shi‘ah and the Sunnis control the upper floor?

Is it permissible to pray in a mosque where the ground floor is controlled by the Shi‘ah and the Sunnis control the upper floor?

Here in Azerbaijan there is a city in which there is only one mosque. This mosque was built at the end of the nineteenth century, and as you know, the majority in Azerbaijan are Shi‘ah, and that is also the case in this city.We found out that the mosque in this city was built by six people, ... Continue Reading

He masturbated during the day in Ramadan in order to provide a sample of semen for testing in the case of infertility; what are the consequences of that action?

He masturbated during the day in Ramadan in order to provide a sample of semen for testing in the case of infertility; what are the consequences of that action?

Praise be to AllahIn the answer to question no. 2571, we stated that it is prohibited to masturbate during the day in Ramadan, and if a person masturbates and emits maniy, then his fast is invalidated. You should have delayed that until nighttime – if possible – so that you would ... Continue Reading

Will the seven whom Allah will shade with His shade on the Day of Resurrection be brought to account?

Is that the seven types of people who will be shaded by Allah will they also go paradise without account?

Praise be to Allah.It was narrated that 'Imraan ibn Husayn (may Allah be pleased with him) said: "The Prophet of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: «Seventy thousand of my ummah will enter Paradise without being brought to account», They said: ... Continue Reading

There is nothing wrong with gathering to recite the Holy Qur'an

My friends and I get together one night a week to recite a few verses of the Book of Allah, so as to learn how to recite the Qur'an, then after that we talk about various things. But we heard that it is not permissible to gather to recite Qur'an and that is only permissible for the purpose of memorization. Is this true?

Praise be to Allah.There is nothing wrong with gathering to recite and study the Qur'an and to memorize it and to learn about Islam, because the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: «No people gather in one of the houses of Allah, reciting the Book of Allah and ... Continue Reading
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