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Her husband died and she has some questions about her children, their inheritance and maintenance, and can she remain a widow?

November 26, 2013

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Q. I am 24 yrs old and my husband was 28 yrs old. He died in a car accident couple months ago; Allah yarhama wa sakina to the highest stage of heavens inshAllah. I am very very depressed cuz we are too young and have 2 boys. Before my husband died he bought us a […]

The virtue of observing a lot of naafil fasts in the month of Muharram

November 18, 2013

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Q. Is it Sunnah to observe a lot of naafil [supererogatory] fasts in the month of Muharram? Is there anything special about this month compared with other months?. A. Praise be to Allah The month of Muharram is the first month of the Arabic year, and it is one of the four sacred months of […]

Is faith in the heart sufficient for a person to be a Muslim?

November 15, 2013

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Q. Is faith in the heart sufficient for a person to be a Muslim, without praying, fasting or paying zakaah?. A. Praise be to Allaah.Faith in the heart is not sufficient without prayer etc. Rather it is obligatory to believe in one’s heart that Allah is One, with no partner or associate, and that He is one’s Lord and […]

Ruling on dealing with mortgages in a non-Muslim country

November 15, 2013

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Q. Perhaps my question has been asked many times before. It is about mortgages in non-Muslim countries. We live in a western society and we live in rented accommodation so as to avoid riba. Recently we found out that there are no houses for rent, and 96% of the market is based on mortgages. All […]

Dhikr and the Muslim Child

November 15, 2013

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Q. How can we teach our children the adhkaar (words of remembrance) to be recited every day and night? A. Praise be to Allaah. A child can be taught, from the age of three or four, the adhkaar to be recited in the morning and evening, and when going to sleep, eating and drinking. If a child […]

The Importance of being Truthful

November 15, 2013

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ar – en – es – fr – zh – ru Q. What is the importance of being truthful, both in personal and business relationships, in Islam? Is lying ever considered and “acceptable” action? A. Praise be to Allaah. Being truthful means speaking the truth and also saying things that reflect reality. Being truthful is one of the necessities of a human society, one of the […]

How can she introduce Islam to her young children and make them love it?

November 15, 2013

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ar – zh – id – en Q. I have embraced Islam – praise be to Allah – and I have three children; I come from a Christian family that is tolerant of my being Muslim. My question is: how can I introduce Islam to my children, one of whom is eleven years old, the other is eight years old, and […]