According to a hadeeth narrated by Imaam Muslim in his Saheeh from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him), the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Do not initiate the greeting of salaam with the Jews and Christians, and if you meet one of them on the road • Read More »
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Is there any hadeethth which shows that we have to give salaam when we part from our gathering? We know that we have to give salaam when we meet, but when we part do we have to give salaam too? Is there any hadeeth with regards to this?. Praise be to Allaah. If a • Read More »
Is it permissible for me to return the salaams of a woman who is a stranger to me, i.e., a non-mahram?. Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: Allaah has commanded us to spread the greeting of salaam, and has enjoined us to return the greeting to all Muslims. He has made the greeting of • Read More »
Is it permissible to give Salam while you are eating? Praise be to Allaah. It is permissible to give salaam whilst eating, and there is nothing in the Sunnah to indicate that it is not allowed. The wide spread saying that there is no salaam whilst eating (“la salaam ‘ala ta‘aam”) has no basis • Read More »
Shirk in respect confuses me a lot! There is a tradition in my relatives that they bow a little in front of their elders, their elders keep their hand on their heads out of love, however, the young ones dont bow as much as one bows in Ruku. I have seen almost all people. Praise • Read More »
Recently i got a job and work amongst alot of jewish people. As i have to attend meetings with these people i often end up shaking hands of jewish men is this allowed?? Some jewish men know i am muslim and therfore at times dont shake my hand and at those times i am happy.. • Read More »
Did the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) warn against germs and did he use soap or lotus leaves? Doctors nowadays tell us that we should wash our hands often and use soap and water. But soap at the time of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) was • Read More »
What is the ruling on books, websites and courses that speak about sexual education? Please note that the websites I am talking about – which I have seen myself – are in Arabic and are used Muslim women, and they are only for women; no men are allowed to see them at all. They talk • Read More »
The limits within which a married couple may enjoy intimacy with one another, and the ruling on a man suckling from his wifeAugust 18, 2014 | By | No Comments | Filed in: Kind Treatment of Spouses.
Is it permissible for a man to suck on his wife’s breasts during intercourse?. Praise be to Allaah. The husband may enjoy intimacy with his wife in whatever way he wishes; the only thing that is forbidden is anal intercourse and intercourse during the wife’s menstrual period or nifaas (post-partum bleeding). Apart from that, • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. A woman’s jealousy towards her co-wives is something that is entirely natural, and it is not something that only some woman feel and not others. Hence she will not be called to account for it unless she transgresses the limits and lets it lead to wronging her sister, which is something • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: It is haraam to have intercourse with one’s wife in her back passage, and the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said that the one who does that is cursed. We have quoted the evidence from the Qur’aan and Sunnah to show that it is haraam, as • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: If your cousin is righteous and adheres to his religion, prays regularly and is of good character, then do not hasten to seek a separation. Many minor differences can be dealt with and an understanding can be reached. It may need some time in order to get used to one • Read More »
Ruling on her going out of the house without her husband’s permission and travelling without a mahramAugust 18, 2014 | By | No Comments | Filed in: Kind Treatment of Spouses.
Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: The husband should uphold ties with his wife’s family and treat them well. This is part of treating his wife kindly, because doing that makes her happy and earns him respect in her eyes, and increases the love and affection between them. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “and live • Read More »
She screamed in her husband’s face although she had made a promise to Allaah that she would stop doing thatAugust 18, 2014 | By | No Comments | Filed in: Kind Treatment of Spouses.
Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: We ask Allaah to bless you with patience, calmness and a good attitude, and to increase the love that exists between you and your husband. Secondly: What is prescribed in Islam is for the spouses to interact in a manner that will create love and strengthen the marital bond; each • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: It is not permissible to take lightly the matter of living in a kaafir land, because that has bad effects on the Muslim’s religious commitment and beliefs (‘aqeedah). Hence the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) warned us against settling among the kuffaar, and he said: • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. It was said that gheelah means having intercourse with a wife who is breastfeeding, or it was said that it means a pregnant woman breastfeeding her child. It is reported in Saheeh Muslim (1442) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “I had thought • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. Prohibition (tahreem) is an Islamic ruling which cannot be attributed to sharee’ah without sound shar’i evidence that is proven from the Book of Allaah or the Sunnah of His Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). The majority of Hanafi, Shaafa’i and Maaliki scholars are of the view that • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: Please note that you will never be able to live your life without sins and mistakes. This is the nature of man. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Every son of Adam commits sin, and the best of those who commit sin are those who • Read More »
Does a wife have the right to refuse intimacy with her husband during Ramadaan for the purpose of worship?August 18, 2014 | By | No Comments | Filed in: Kind Treatment of Spouses.
Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: The month of Ramadaan is an important occasion for worshippers to increase their worship and for sinners to give up their ways and reconcile themselves with their Lord by giving up their sin and doing more acts of worship and obedience, so that they may turn over a new leaf • Read More »
He “divorced” his wife by zihaar and swore that he would not have intercourse with her until he was pleased with herAugust 18, 2014 | By | No Comments | Filed in: Kind Treatment of Spouses.
Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: If you swore that you would not have intercourse with your wife until you were pleased with her, and indeed you did not have intercourse with her until you were pleased with her, then there is no sin on you for this oath, because you did not break it. Secondly: • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: The fuqaha’ are agreed that it is haraam to have intercourse with a menstruating woman in her vagina, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “keep away from women during menses and go not unto them till they are purified (from menses and have taken a bath).” [al-Baqarah 2:222] And • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: In your question you said that your father married a Hindu woman and made her become Muslim. If the marriage contract was done when she was a Hindu, and she became a Muslim after that, then the marriage is invalid, and your father should do a new marriage contract, because • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. What this man is doing is something that the scholars have stated is haraam, because even if he is only having intercourse with his wife, he is imagining himself committing zina and feeling pleasure as a result. Ibn al-Haaj al-Maaliki (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: A man should stay • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: If the matter is as you describe, and you waste your time on the internet with things that are of no benefit, and that lead you to sin, by watching promiscuous programs and talking to non-mahram women, and sleeping and missing obligatory prayers, and neglecting your work, there is no • Read More »
His wife’s family stipulated that he has to become rich before they will send his wife and children back to himAugust 18, 2014 | By | No Comments | Filed in: Kind Treatment of Spouses.
Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: The wife has no right to go out of her husband’s house without his permission, and her family have no right to help her or encourage her to do that, because her leaving and not returning constitute disobedience towards her husband and rebellion against him which makes her guilty of • Read More »