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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

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

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

Can we give Sadaqah for the reward to benefit the deceased?

Question: If someone dies in the family, can the children or spouse give sadaqa or charity with the intention of benefiting the deceased with the reward of that act? Zaynab

Taking charge of the funeral of a kaffirah mother

Question: What is the responsibility of a Muslim children of a kaafirah in regards to planning her funeral? This woman does not have Non-Muslim children or anyone else she trusts

Gathering to recite Quran when someone dies

Question: In India it is a common practice when a person passes away all his/her relatives get together and recite Quran. Also after 2, 3 or 10 days they again

Incinerating a disbeliever

Question: My mother is kaffirah and I’m her only family. She is paying an insurance of funeral which says that she will be incinerated after her death. If she dies

Writing down the inheritance for your children

Question: Can a person who has 2 sons and 8 daughters write a will to distribute his property among his children according to Islamic law 1/3 & 2/3 (like his

The proof of dua al-qunut

Question: Is there any hadeeth regarding qunoot in Ramadan on witr prayer? Zaynab El-Kateb: Yes, there is a hadeeth narrated by Al-Hassan, Ibn Ali (radya Allahu anhuma) that the Prophet

Saying amin after our own supplications

Question: May Allah reward you with good. Is it legislated that we should say ameen after saying our own supplications? For example if I say “may Allah increase your provision,