Leaving the Masjid after the Adhan has been Pronounced

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What is the Hukm related to hearing the azan. If you are passing a mosque and you hear the azan does it become fard for you to pray in the mosque. What if you are leaving a mosque and the azan goes do you have to stay and pray??? ANSWER In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Sayyiduna Abu al-Sha’tha (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that: “We were sitting in the Masjid with Sayyiduna Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased … [Read more...]

Using very bad language

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Mahmud was a very pious man, but he was not very attractive looking. One day, he was walking along the road, minding his own business, when a lady came up to him, and started calling him names and abusing him. This lady kept saying all kinds of nasty things, and Mahmud just listened to her patiently. Finally, when she was finished calling him names and abusing him, Mahmud just greeted her, smiled, and said "and a nice day to you," and … [Read more...]

What is Ikhlaas?

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Ikhlaas is an Arabic word  for sincerity. There is a Surah (chapter), Number 112, named  "Ikhlaas" in the Qur'an. It is also called "Tawhid." What is Sincerity? The meaning of sincerity is that what the person says and his/her deeds and actions should be for the sake of Allah (SWT) and not to show to the people or to be proud of himself or herself with them. Acceptance of deeds depends on sincerity. Sincerity to Allah (SWT) is a sign of the … [Read more...]

DUA, Supplication

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The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, "Had this world been worth a mosquito wing in the Sight of Allah, He would not have given a disbeliever from it a sip of water." Linguistically, Ad-Du‘â’ [the Arabic word for supplication, invocation, prayer….] is a call, and it has more than a denotation. With respect to humans, if addressed from a superior to an inferior it would be a command: as when the boss asks his … [Read more...]

Smoking in Islam

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  Most Muslims are aware of and try to avoid the major sins in Islam - murder, suicide, adultery, alcohol, gambling, usury, etc. Muslims are forbidden to harm themselves or others. Yet millions of Muslims all over the world are doing just that - harming, even killing themselves and their families. Islamic scholars have historically had mixed views about tobacco, and until recently, cigarette smoking has not been unanimously forbidden or … [Read more...]

The Woman Who Was The Master Of Bayazid Bestami (ra)

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It is said that when Bayazid Bestami was asked who his master was, he explained: She was an old woman. One day, I was possessed by such ecstasy and yearning and sense of unity that not even a hair of anything else could be found in me. In this selfless mood, I went for a stroll in the desert, where I happened to meet an elderly lady burdened with a bag of flour. She asked me to carry the flour for her, but I was incapable of taking it, so … [Read more...]