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He prayed in a direction opposite to the Qiblah out of ignorance

October 15, 2017

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Q. I am a young man working in Makkah, and my family is in Jeddah. I used to stay in Makkah from Saturday till Wednesday, and on Thursday and Friday I would go to my family in Jeddah. One week I went to Jeddah, and found that my father had changed the design of the room […]

Will there be any good left at times of tribulation? And how can one protect oneself from tribulations?

October 2, 2017

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Q. Will there be any good left in this world at times of tribulations? If the answer is yes, I want proof of that, and if the answer is no, I want proof. How can I protect myself from tribulations at such times? A. Praise be to Allah You should know – may Allah guide you […]

Khushoo‘ (proper Focus and Humility) in Prayer

October 1, 2017

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Q. Is it true that if a prayer is lacking in complete khushoo‘ (focus of mind and humility before Allah), He will not accept it from us, or not? A. Praise be to Allah What is required of the worshipper is to show humility [khushoo‘] in his prayer and to have complete focus of mind, because […]

Definition of Udhiyah (sacrifice) and the Ruling thereon

August 24, 2017

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Q. What is meant by udhiyah (sacrifice)? Is it obligatory or Sunnah?. A. Praise be to Allaah.   The word udhiyah means an animal of the ‘an’aam class (i.e., camel, cow, sheep or goat) that is slaughtered during the days of Eid al-Adha because of the Eid and as an act of worship, intending to draw […]

Virtues of the First Ten Days of Dhu’l-Hijjah

August 24, 2017

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Q. Are the first ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah more special than other days? What are the righteous deeds that it is recommended to do a lot of during these ten days?. A. Praise be to Allaah.Among the great seasons of worship are the first ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah, which Allaah has favoured over other days. It […]

The Virtue of Fasting Six Days of Shawwaal

July 13, 2017

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Q. What is the ruling on fasting six days of Shawwaal? Is it waajib (obligatory)? A. Praise be to Allaah. Fasting six days of Shawwaal after the obligatory fast of Ramadaan is Sunnah Mustahabbah, not waajib. It is recommended for the Muslim to fast six days of Shawwaal, and in this there is great virtue and an […]

None of the Narrations (Ahadith) about the Timing of Cupping (Hijaamah) are Authentic (Saheeh)

July 9, 2017

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Q. Is cupping on Saturday or Friday makrooh if it happens to be the 17th, 19th or 21st, as mentioned in the hadith “Do not do cupping on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays”? This has become something that is regarded as important among the Muslims in Britain. I hope that you can explain: are these hadiths […]