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Righteous deeds in Makkah are better than those done elsewhere, but we do not know to what degree they are better, except in the case of prayer

December 7, 2017

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Q. “Fasting Ramadan in Makkah is equivalent to fasting one thousand months elsewhere.” Is this a saheeh hadith? A. Praise be to Allah. It is not saheeh; it is a da‘eef (weak) hadith that is not soundly narrated. Rather what is proven mentions the prayer only; one prayer in al-Masjid al-Haraam is equivalent to one hundred […]

If there is an error in the moon sighting, and it is proven that we did not fast on one day of Ramadan, do we have to make it up?

December 7, 2017

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Q. What should we do if the state made a mistake with regard to the beginning and end of Ramadan, and it is proven that we missed one day of Ramadan – do we have to make it up, or what? A. Praise be to Allah If it is proven by shar‘i methods that the […]

Someone believes that the awliya’ are our protectors, and he quotes a verse from the Qur’an as evidence

December 7, 2017

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Q. I have a friend who believes that the Messenger of Allah and pious people, whom he calls Awliya like Abdul Qadir Jeelani,are our protectors and helpers in this world besides Allah.He quotes ayah no.55 of Surah Al-Maidah in support of his belief. Kindly clarify the actual meaning of the Ayah. A. Praise be to Allah […]

How can I advise my son who is going to start school, about the dangers he may face, without causing him anxiety or making him afraid?

December 7, 2017

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Q. My son is going to start first grade (first year of primary education). How can I make him aware of some issues and advise him without making him feel afraid? A. Praise be to Allah Advising and making a child aware of some issues at this young age should be done by setting out simple […]