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Islamic Ruling on limiting having children because of poverty

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL Allaah says (interpretation of the meanings) “And no moving (living) creature is there on earth but its provision is due from Allaah” [Hood 11:6]  “And so many a moving (living) creature carries not its own provision! Allah provides for it and […]

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Ruling on marriage for a woman who has a genetic defect and on contraception because of the possibility of children being born with a deformity

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL Firstly: There is nothing wrong with undergoing genetic testing to find out what the problem is and the likelihood of it being passed on to children or causing other problems, because that serves an interest and wards off harm. Taking measures […]

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Ruling on Salat al-Tasbeeh

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL The scholars (may Allah have mercy on them) differed as to whether Salat al-Tasbeeh is prescribed in Islam. The reason for this difference of opinion concerning it is the difference of opinion concerning the soundness of the hadeeth which speaks of […]

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Ruling on Women wearing rings of metals other than gold and silver

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL It is permissible for women to wear rings of gold or silver with diamonds or other precious stones such as emeralds, rubies and carnelians, or of iron if they wish, because the basic principle is that they are permissible and there […]

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Islamic Ruling on taking boyfriends or girlfriends

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “… Wed them with the permission of their own folk and give them their mahr (dowry) according to what is reasonable; they should be chaste, not adulterous, nor taking boyfriends…” [al-Nisaa’ 4:25] In his commentary […]

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Is falling in love allowed in Islam?

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL Note that correspondence and contact between the sexes is one of the doors that lead to fitnah (temptation). Sharee’ah is filled with evidence which indicates that it is essential to beware of falling into the traps of the shaytaan in this […]

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Is it acceptable for a rebellious sinner to lead the sallat prayer?

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL This is the issue of praying behind a rebellious sinner (faasiq). The faasiq is one who disobeys Allah by committing one of the major sins (kabeerah) or persisting in committing a minor sin (sagheerah). According to what was said in your […]