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Recognizing Individual Differences Between Children

December 13, 2017

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Q. There is no doubt that each individual has his own character that Allah has given to him. Although there are characteristics that are common to all human beings, people vary with regard to the way those characteristics are combined. My question is with regard to children: how can a father deal fairly with those differences […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The virtue of remembering Allah (dhikr), may He be exalted; is everyone who remembers Allah little a hypocrite?

May 25, 2017

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Q.  “and they do not remember Allah but little” [an-Nisa’ 4:142] – this phrase is from a verse which speaks of the hypocrites. My question is: is remembering Allah (dhikr) obligatory? If I do not remember Allah, but I pray and do all the obligatory duties, am I a hypocrite? Is everyone who remembers Allah […]

Marriage Case: A Christian Woman had a Civil Marriage, and she wants to have an Islamic Marriage with another man without the first husband having divorced her

February 13, 2017

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Q. I know an orthodox Christian girl who got married to a Muslim man in court. They got married about two and a half year ago and then she got separated from him about five months ago. She now contacted her church and the priest told her that her marriage was not valid in the […]

[The Three Principles] Second Principle – Knowledge of the Religion of Islam with Proofs – Third Level of Islam

April 23, 2014

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The Third Level: Ihsan Ihsan is a single pillar and it is that you worship Allah as though you see Him, and even though you do not see Him, He sees you. Proof of Ihsan is the Saying of Allah, “Truly, Allah is with those who fear Him and those who are Muhsinoon (sing. Muhsin: […]