Halal & Haram



The licit and forbidden according to the regulations prescribed by Divine Law, Shari`ah, in daily life to the individual, family, society and nation, including the observance of worship rituals, morals and social legislation in Islam.


Why Follow an Imam?

This can be answered by posing a counter-question: “Do you know all the various laws of deen, religion? Are you capable of extracting and deriving the laws pertaining to wudu, salah, zakat, etc. directly from the Qur’an and Hadith? Continue reading

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Taqleed, Following a School of Thought

“To follow”, ittib`a, simply refers to the practice of an unqualified, lay person (in a specific field of specialization) submitting to and accepting the authority of an expert in that field, without demanding proof and justification for every view, opinion or verdict. Continue reading

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Requirements for Women Fasting Ramadan

Q: Please provide some guidelines on the requirements of women fasting during Ramadan.

A: … Allah grants special mercy for women, and requirements of worship are less stringent for them than for men… Continue reading

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Differences in Times of Imsak

…I just wanted some background on the issue of why there seems to be so much disparity on the time for when suhur ends and fajr starts… Continue reading

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Kissing the Qur’an

Question: Is it Bid’ah to kiss the Holy Qur’an when opening and closing it? Answer: No, it is not a Bid’ah. Imam an-Nawawi reported that when `Ikrimah (may Allah be pleased with him) used to see the Holy Qur’an, he … Continue reading

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Levels of sin?

Question: Is there a difference between sins? Is telling a white lie the same as murder and /or rape, and so on? Answer: Yes, there is a great difference. The latter two are enormities (kaba’ir). Telling a small lie is … Continue reading

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