25 Dhu-al-Qi'dah 1437
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Personification of the Prophets and Messengers in movies
Islam allows purposeful respectful forms of art The religion of Islam respects human innate talents and encourages creativity. God created us for a sublime purpose; namely, to worship Him, construct the earth and p ...
Why didn’t Islam abolish slavery immediately?
Islam came to find slavery existing in every part of the world. At that time, slavery was practiced through different means; people were enslaved through kidnapping and abductions, wars, and debts. Islam abolished all of ...
I am a young divorcee still in college and pregnant, can I have an abortion?
It is permissible for you to conduct an abortion on the following conditions: - If it is [medically] decided that the continuation of pregnancy poses risks to your health. - If the fetus has been deformed due to the ...
Why Muslims connect the testimony of the oneness of God with Prophet Muhammad?
The meaning of connecting “There is no god but God,” and “Muhammad is the Messenger of God,” is to make clear the accepted manner of worship. The phrase, “There is no god but God,” mea ...
The ruling on gender selection
Allah has created man in balanced proportions by creating him in pairs — male and female. He further distinguished each with characteristics suitable to the functions He created them for and revealed the necessit ...
What is the ruling concerning Music?
The word “music” comes from ancient Greece and is a reference to the “art of combining sounds in a certain order for aesthetic effect.” Music is also concerned with combining these sounds in a h ...
The ruling on shabka in the event of khul'
It is established in Islamic law that a woman is entitled to receive half of the dowry by virtue of the marriage contract and the full dowry after the consummation of marriage. According to customs, the shabka (what a ma ...
A neighbor's right of preemption
The majority of scholars agree that preemption is restrictive and not comprehensive since it contravenes the established principle that one may dispose of his property as he wishes. According to them, a partner and not a ...
Purchasing an apartment through a bank
In our present times, new transactions such as purchasing an apartment through a bank, have appeared. The buyer makes a down payment and the bank pays the rest of the price on his behalf ...
Following the motions of the imam through a loudspeaker
Fasting in countries where the nights are short
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