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Month: April 2018

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Advising one who left off practicing Islam

Question: How should we deal with our friend if she stopped practicing Islam? Should we search a way in order to try for her to return to the religion or

Memorizing Quran only or gaining other knowledge

Question: I am 47 years and I have been memorizing Quran for the past year. I also learn the rules of recitation (tajweed) and correct pronunciation of the letters there.

Permissibility to teach others after gaining some Islamic knowledge

Question: I studied Fundamentals of Islam for one year, then I started attending classes of explanation of the Quran regularly through Quran classes and videos. Presently, I’m learning aqeedah and

What shall I teach to a new Muslim?

Question: A woman asked me what she should focus on first being a new Muslim, what should be her priority now? Zaynab El-Kateb: Learning Aqeedah is most important but learning

Ruling on working in banking sector

Question: Is there anything like permissible and impermissible work to do in banking sector for Muslims? Do all bank jobs come under haraam? If my disbelievers parent ask me (I

Kissing the mushaf after accidently dropping it

Question: If one accidentally drops a Mushaf, is it an etiquette to take it and kiss it showing our apologies? This is prevalent in our place, sometimes the Mushaf is

No salafi tajweed teacher in my area

Question: I am learning the arabic language at home from madinah arabic books almost everyday. I can read the Quran a little now but I don’t understand every word but

Hanging verses of the Quran on desks or walls

Question: Is it permissible for the sake of the remembrance of Allah, to stick verses of the Quran in front of my desk in order to help me and remind

Reading Quran without wudu from a mobilephone

Question: Is it allowed to read Quran from a mobile app without wudu? Umm Abdel-Malik: Some Scholars said that having wudu while reading Quran is Sunnah but not obligatory, even

A widow slaughtering

Question: Is it obligatory for a widow woman to slaughter an animal? Zaynab El-Kateb: If she can afford the qurbani (sacrifice) and lives in her own house independently, then it