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Procedures to embrace Islam
Converting to Islam is a very easy matter and it does not stipulate a certain age category. One can embrace Islam and become a Muslim at any age. The history of Islam is replete with examples of people, who embraced Isla ...
Is it permissible to fast based on the sighting of the new moon in a country other than the country in which one currently lives?
Residents of a given country should not begin or end their fast based on a moon sighting that differs from that of their country because this inconsistency divides the unity of Muslims and sows discord and division among ...
Is it permissible for me to eat suhur before I sleep and not right before dawn prayer?
There is no prescribed time for suhur [the pre-dawn meal in preparation for fasting]. However, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) recommended that we delay this meal to just before dawn when the fast begins. N ...
When does the fasting hours start?
God has defined the start of the fasting hours by saying in the Quran: "Eat and drink until you can see the white streak of dawn against the blackness of the night. Then resume the fast till nightfall" [2: 187] ...
Vowing to fast every Monday: what should I do when I get ill?
I am not clear what you mean by "intended" because the relevant word in Arabic is used differently in different places. In some Muslim countries, the word is used to express an actual ‘vow’ which is ...
Is fasting on Fridays, other than in Ramadan, considered incorrect?
What is discouraged in voluntary acts of worship, including prayer and voluntary fasting, is to single out Fridays for that purpose. Consequently, it is discouraged to perform a voluntary fast on a Friday, unless you fas ...
What is the significance of fasting on 9th and 10th of Muharram?
When the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) settled in Madinah, there was a large Jewish community there. He noticed that the Jews fasted on 10th of Muharram. When he asked them about the purpose of their fast, th ...
What is the ruling for some professional soccer players who refrain from fasting in Ramadan?
A player under a contract with a club is considered a hired worker who is obligated to perform his work. It is permissible for such a person to take the dispensation to refrain from fasting if the work under the terms of ...
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 ...
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