Category Archives: Featured

Is using very cold water disliked?

Question: Asslamu alaikum, Is it disliked (makruh) to use very cold water for wudu and ghusl?

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Is a Woman’s Voice Part of Her Awrah?

Question: Assalamualikum, Is a woman’s voice part of her ‘awrah?

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Abu Dawud’s Hadith and Wilayat al-Ijbar

Question: as salaamu alaykum. In Reliance of the Traveler, guardians are two: those who can compel a virgin to marry and those who cannot. The ones can are the father and the grandfather. Doesn’t this ruling contradict the story of … Continue reading

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Performing the Friday Prayer Before Zawal

Question: Assalamu Alaikum, Many of the masjids in my area perform the Friday prayer before the time of zuhr. For example, during Friday the time of zuhr is 1:00 PM. The masjid has two Jumah salahs. The 1st is at … Continue reading

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Does a modern toothbrush suffice for a miswak?

Question: Can a toothbrush suffice for doing miswak? Country: United States Answer: Wa alaykum salam wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuHu, Anything that eliminates unpleasant odor from the mouth, and removes plaque and tarter from the teeth, will suffice. (Sharh al-Muhadhdhab v. … Continue reading

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Should Jumuah or Janazah be made first?

Question: If a person passes away on Friday, is it better to bury him after Jumuah or before Jumuah?

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A question on a man teaching women

Question: My wife teaches in an Islamic evening school. The institute is formed of a management committee which is made up of two scholars and one mufti. Most recently, the management decided that they felt, for reasons unknown to anyone, … Continue reading

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Products Containing Bird Feathers of Unknown Source

Question: Assalamu alaikum, My question is regarding using products (e.g. pillows, cushions and clothing ) that contain bird or duck feathers that are sourced from non-Muslim countries. There are two ways of plucking feathers. The first way is whilst the … Continue reading

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Abu Mahdhurah’s (Rady Allahu ‘anhu) Adhan

Question: Asalaamualaykum, I came across a hadith in Sahih Muslim narrated by Abu Mahdura, and was told by one of my teachers that it is the adhan of the Shafii Madhab. I was curious to know if this is the … Continue reading

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Performing the Fasts of Mon and Thurs with a Make-Up

Question: Can one perform make-up fasts along with the fasts of Monday and Thursday?

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