Dislike your Parents?

Is it “Haram” to dislike your father to the extent that you do not participate in his janaza intentionaly for personal and unforgiving reasons? _____________________________________________________ Dishonoring parents is perceived to be a major sin. Allah SWT has mentioned the obedience to the parents in parallel with his Tawheed. Allah says in Surat Al-Isra’, verse 20: “Thy Lord hath decreed that […]

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Couple not having children?

I have couple of questions and if you can guide me in the right direction: If a couple are not able to have kids due to medical reasons what is permissible in Islam. They have been together for 6 years and because of this issue there are lot of conflicts in their relationship. What are their options? Having children is […]

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Can a father become Non-Mahram to his Daughter?

Are there any conditions in which a father becomes non-mahram to his daughter? Allah says in Surat An-Nisa’ , verse 23: “Prohibited to you (for marriage) are: your mothers, daughters, sisters; father’s sisters, mother’s sisters; brother’s daughters, sister’s daughters; foster-mothers (who gave you suck), foster-sisters; your wives’ mothers; your step-daughters under your guardianship, born of your wives to whom ye […]

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Shaking hands with Opposite Sex?

What is the sunnah or legal way to shake hands with someone? Should a person shake using one hand or two? Also, in the North American workplace, co-workers of the opposite gender often attempt to shake your hand. How should one respond to non-muslims in this regard?   There is no sound and authentic report indicating that two hands should […]

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How to express your interest in Marriage?

Recently i let a sister know,through intermediaries, that im interested in marriage with her. was what i did haram or makrooh?   Normally, you would talk to your parents and take them to pay the sister’s parents a visit. If agreed, you could talk to her in the presence of a male Chaperon (Mahram). If there is a mutual understanding […]

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Wearing the Hijab

I am a sister very keen to learn more about the hijab. I was wondering about the surahs that state the wearing of the hijab. I have heard sooo many different things about the hijab, so I am a little bit confused. No one in my family has ever put on the hijab before, but I am quite keen and […]

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How to be patient?

I wanted to know the ways in which we can increase in patience in our everyday lives, during times of distress, and when faced with trials. Trials are one of the Sunnas of Allah in this universe. Allah put the believers under trials really to purify them. The more Allah loves a person, the greater the trial as it was […]

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What are the Dua’s for Unborn Children?

I am pregnant with my first child and I pray to Allah to bless him/her with the best of health. Are there any specific Surahs or Duaas that are particularly good for me to recite during my pregnancy? May Allah grant you a pious and righteous child. There is no specific dua’a, but there quite few supplications from the Quran […]

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Is the Husband allowed in the Delivery Room?

Is the presence of a husband allowed inside the labour room at the time of delivery? Normally hospitals allow husbands to be present during the labour. Islamically, there is nothing wrong with that either.   And Allah knows best Sh. Riad Ouarzazi

Is it allowed to Find the Gender before Birth?

Is it Allowed to find the Gender before Birth? Most scholars are of the opinion that it is permissible through the ultrasound to know the sex of the baby.   And Allah knows best Sh. Riad Ouarzazi