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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 a Muslim rid himself of Bad Attitude and acquire Good Attitude?

November 22, 2017

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Q. I have a very bad attitude; I am disobedient and defiant towards my mother and I often make her angry. Sometimes my manners and attitude are good, but most of the time they are bad. How can I improve my attitude and my manners? What are the things that will help me to be kind […]

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 […]

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 […]