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...]

Will I Have a Bad Child Because I Was Bad With My Mother?

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Question: Assalam alaykum, I am a 14 year old girl who has given my mother a very hard time. I was just very cruel to her. She has forgiven me every time and we’ve moved on, however, she said the one thing that will stay forever is the fact that Allah will give me a child just like myself. How can I fix this? Answer: Wa alaykum salam May Allah reward you for your question. Obedience to one’s parents is an obligation second to belief … [Read more...]

Growing A Beard 000

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The Long And Short Of Growing A Beard Question.) I have heard different opinions about beard. Can you elaborate its real status and importance in Islam? Is shaving the beard a minor or a major sin? Or was it just a cultural issue that no more needs any discussion as so many neo-intellectuals in Islam shave? Please elaborate. [Nasar] Answer.) In all schools of Islamic Law, it is considered wajib (mandatory) for a Muslim male to grow a … [Read more...]

Rules Concerning Hair

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Rules Concerning Hair   1. It is sunnah to grow one’s hair on the entire head till the ear lobes or slightly below them. If a person wishes to shave his head, it is sunnah to shave the entire head. It is also permissible to merely clip the hair. However, it is not permissible to clip all the hair and leave the front portion long, as is the fashion today. Similarly, it is also not permissible to shave a portion and leave another portion … [Read more...]

Rules Concerning Hair

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Rules Concerning Hair   by Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (ra) 1. It is sunnah to grow one’s hair on the entire head till the ear lobes or slightly below them. If a person wishes to shave his head, it is sunnah to shave the entire head. It is also permissible to merely clip the hair. However, it is not permissible to clip all the hair and leave the front portion long, as is the fashion today. Similarly, it is also not permissible to shave a … [Read more...]

Following One’s Whims And Fancies

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The Taqleed Of An Individual And Following One's Whims And Fancies When the level of moral integrity and compliance with the spirit of the Quran and Sunnah deteriorated, scholars issued a Fatwa confining Taqleed to an individual only. The attitude, which the scholars hoped to curb with this Fatwa, was abuse of ambiguous issues in the name of Islam and Islamic legislation. Today, the whole Muslim world is in a frenzy of this kind of … [Read more...]