Kissing lustfully while fasting

During the fast, eating, drinking and having intercourse are forbidden. The Almighty God lists the forbidden acts im verse 2:187, and then decrees: “These are the bounds set by God….

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Are Angels Male or Female?

The Arabic word “malaa’ikat = مَلاَئِكَة” , which is translated as “angels”, means “messengers” (Mufradat, art. الك). “Jinn” is a common noun used for “beings hidden from perceptions”. The word…

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Eyebrow Plucking or Threading

There is a hadith narrating that the Messenger of God Muhammad (pbuh) cursed the women practiced tattooing and  the women who removed hair from their faces. (Bukhari, Libas, 84; Muslim, Libas, 120)…

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Islamic Slaughter – Halaal Meat

The Almighty God has decreed: “He (God) has forbidden to you only what died itself (having not been slaughtered before it died), as well as drained blood, swine flesh, and that over which any…

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What is fasting?

In verse 187 of Chapter Baqarah, the Almighty God tells the believers that they are allowed to have intercourse with their wives, and to eat and drink in the evening,…

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IDLIB MASSACRE

Muslims are bound to experience many more massacres if they continue to distort the Quran to their desires, and they will have to account for their deeds to God.  The Almighty…

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Spouses of Different Religions

According to traditional schools of Islamic law, a marriage between a Muslim and a non-Muslim is null; they should immediately separate.  The following verse is their profound evidence on this…

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Fish and Seafood Caught by Non-Muslims

Eating fish and seafood, whether they are caught by Muslims or non-Muslims, is lawful  without exceptions.  The Almighty God commands about the aquatic (water) animals, in contrast to terrestrial (land)…

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Being in Awe in Prayer

The complete verse mentioned in the question is: “Ask for help through patience and keeping the prayer up. Indeed, this is found difficult, except by those who venerate God.” (Al-Baqarah/The Bull;…

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Fidyah of the Ramadan Fast

SUMMARY: This research sheds light on the sadaqat al-fitr (fidya) that is given in Ramadan, corrects a widespread misconception about verse 2:184, and answers the following questions: – Who needs…

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Half siblings

From the marriage point of view, there is no difference between a half and a full sibling as brother. A woman is eternally forbidden from marrying a half brother from…

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Is drinking kombucha permissible?

Kombucha is any of a variety of fermented, lightly effervescent sweetened black or green tea drinks that are commonly intended as functional beverages for their supposed health benefits. Kombucha is…

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Every Human Being Knows the God

A-lastu bi-rabbikum’ – Am I not Your Master? A newborn has no knowledge. The Almighty God decrees: وَاللّهُأَخْرَجَكُم مِّن بُطُونِ أُمَّهَاتِكُمْ لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ شَيْئًا وَجَعَلَلَكُمُ الْسَّمْعَ وَالأَبْصَارَ وَالأَفْئِدَةَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُون…

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Is Human the Successor (Khalifa) of God?

IS HUMAN THE SUCCESSOR (KHALIFA) OF GOD? (The Issue of Successor and Predecessor)             God the Almighty commands: وَإِذْ قَالَ رَبُّكَ لِلْمَلَائِكَةِ إِنِّي جَاعِلٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ خَلِيفَةً قَالُوا أَتَجْعَلُ فِيهَا…

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Effort in the name of parents

Your praying and wishing goodness for your parents is a good deed. However, Allah the Almighty takes everyone to account for his/her own self. Your parents must fulfill their duties…

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Praise And Thanksgiving

Hamd (حمد) is ‘praising someone because of something good he/she did’. Praising someone when that good thing was made for you is ‘shukr (شكر)’. In English, this is called ‘thanksgiving’….

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Christianity Today

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had said: “You surely would follow the path of those (who lived) before you, yard by yard step by step; to the extent that even if they…

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Muslims Today

After the pass away of Prophet Muhammad, during the Companions Period, a chaotic environment; and eventually different sects emerged. Negligence of the sects opened a door to joining others with…

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Deifying The Prophets

Christians deified Prophet Jesus (p.b.u.h.). According to them; had Jesus not existed, the universe wouldn’t have been created. Whatever visible and invisible on the earth and in the skies; thrones,…

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Paying off debts by loaning

Do not resort once again to the forbidden (haraam) in order to pay your debts. A mistake cannot be corrected by another mistake. Otherwise, your debt can turn into a…

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Basmala

“Bismi Allahi alrrahmani alrraheemi”, known as the Basmala, has various translations in English. Differences arise from the words ‘Rahman’ and ‘Raheem’. The root of both words is ‘rahmat’. ‘Rahmat’, commonly…

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What is sanity?

As a judicial term, the concept of a ‘sane person’ refers to an individual who is adequate regarding the mental abilities that serve to differentiate between good and evil, gain…

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What are ablution breakers?

Situations which break the ablution of people, are summarized in the following verse: يَاۤ اَيُّهَا الَّذ۪ينَ اٰمَنُوۤا اِذَا قُمْتُمْ اِلَى الصَّلٰوةِ فَاغْسِلُوا وُجُوهَكُمْ وَاَيْدِيَكُمْ اِلَى الْمَرَافِقِ وَامْسَحُوا بِرُؤُۧسِكُمْ وَاَرْجُلَكُمْ اِلَى…

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Value Placed on the Black Stone

The respect shown to the Black Stone is nothing to do with idols. Idol worshipers used to consider their idols as mediators between Allah and themselves, and believed that they…

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Period of zakat

There is no specific time to pay the zakat. You should determine your own period. The annual paying tradition comes from the earlier times in which most of the people…

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Questionings about Allah

Question: Like many others, I am a person who has faith in God and maintains the 5 daily prayers. Recently I started to question everything in my life. “What is…

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White vaginal discharge

Allah the Almighty commands;  “… if you are ill or on a journey or one of you comes from the place of relieving himself or you have contacted women and…

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Doubt and Faith

You might be referring to the following verse: فَبِأَيِّ آلَاء رَبِّكَ تَتَمَارَى “Then which of the favors of your Lord do you doubt?”  (An-Najm/The Star 53:55) The verse indicates that…

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Was the Devil a former angel?

Allah the Almighty commands that He created all jinns and mankind for nothing else but to serve Him (51:56); and He commands in another verse: “Never would the Messiah disdain…

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Punishment for Rape

Qur’an determines principles and measures to formulate the punishments for crimes; and then introduces exemplary solutions. Crimes are categorized according to their qualities: towards person, towards society, towards God.  Punishments…

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Marriage with grandparents

Hadiths are surely a very important resource to understand Quran. However, above argument is totally made on purpose. Because people who claim this, know very well that the word “âbâ”…

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Paris Attacks

Paris Attacks NEWS Deadly attack on satirical magazine in Paris: 12 dead At least 12 people were killed by three gunmen at Charlie Hebdo magazine. Gunmen have shot dead 12…

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Gambling for charity

No, it is not. Chance games are gambling and gambling is unlawful. According to a principle in Islamic law, “Good intentions do not make unlawful actions permissible”. Therefore it is…

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What Is Jihad?

The word ‘jihad: جهاد‎’ is from the root ‘جهد’ which means ‘striving’. ‘Jihad’ and ‘qital’, which is also explained below, are confused most of the time. Jihad is upholding and…

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Partnership on a fixed profit

  Such a partnership would not be permissible. Gained money would be “interest”. If one likes to make a partnership, he needs to buy agreed amount of shares in return…

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Sex During Pregnancy

There is no evidence that forbids sex during pregnancy. The situations where sex is forbidden are: 1- The menstruation period  of women 2- In state of  during pilgrimage 3- During…

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Inheritance

The shares of inheritance are accrued at the time of death. That means the inheritors own their shares when the person dies. Your mother is now holding your property without your approval. This is…

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Eating too much

Eating too much, which is disparaged in some narrations is a relative concept. It changes from person to person. A big meal for you may be not enough for another….

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Laughing in Public

It is not forbidden for a woman to laugh in public, but it would not be appropriate in such cases when it is done deliberately. Allah the Almighty commands: “Tell…

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The Situation Of Those Who Don’t Use Their Reason

The Glorified Allah commands: وَمَثَلُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ كَمَثَلِ الَّذِي يَنْعِقُ بِمَا لاَ يَسْمَعُ إِلاَّ دُعَاء وَنِدَاء صُمٌّ بُكْمٌ عُمْيٌ فَهُمْ لاَ يَعْقِلُونَ. “And the parable of those who conceal (kafir)…

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Human and Nature

HUMAN AND NATURE All beings have a structure. Principles and laws that form improve and change the human, animals and plants expose this structure. This structure is called ‘fitrah’, The…

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Pornography

Watching pornographic material is forbidden. It is against the commands of Allah. Allah the Almighty commands: “Tell the believing men to reduce some of their looks and guard their private parts, because that is purer…

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Meat offered by Non-Muslims

Muslims are allowed to eat the meat offered by Jews and Christians. Muslims are also allowed to eat the meat offered by other Non-Muslims as long as the animal is…

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Drinking Kefir

Kefir (kephir) is a fermented dairy product. Like all fermented products, alcohol emerges during fermentation in kefir, too. Kefir is named as sweet, medium , strong and very strong depending…

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Jockeys

There is nothing wrong to be a professional jockey in order to teach people how to ride horses. In fact, it is a good deed. The Messenger of God encouraged…

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Justifiable Homicide

In Quran, unless there is a lawful reason, it is strictly forbidden to commit homicide. God commands in the following verse: “And do not kill the soul which God has…

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Poetry and Poets

Islam approved and encouraged poetry that is not contradictory to Islam and morals. Prophet Mohammad (p.b.u.h) spoke in a hadith as the following: “Some poetry contains wisdom.” (Bukhari, Good Manners…

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Crying over the Deceased

The event which you had come to deal with is a consequence of God’s rule to test people. He tests people in the worldly life. Allah commands: “We will surely…

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Mut’a Agreement

Mut’a is an agreement that gives opportunity to men only to take advantage of women’s sexuality by giving them some sort of goods or money. With this agreement, sides are…

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Circumcision by a Non-Muslim

There is no problem for Non-Muslim doctors to circumcise Muslim boys and there is no particular prayer or a ritual to make during circumcision. Please see this link also: http://www.islamandquran.org/?p=5228

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Circumcision

Circumcision is a tradition that begins with Prophet Abraham. There are many verses in the Old Testament about circumcision. “This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and…

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Apostates: To Be Killed or Saved?

Although there is consensus on capital punishment for apostasy in Islamic tradition, it is not possible to say this according to Qur’an. The articles below cover the details of punishment…

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Punishment For Apostasy In Islam

1. Introduction There is continuity in jurisprudence. Mohammad was not the first messenger.[1] What was revealed to him was also from previous revelations.[2] All holy books affirm previous ones. Qur’an…

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Last Day

When we look at the verses, we understand that the “Last Day” will be on this earth after it was re-arranged. Allah commands: “When the skies and this earth shall…

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Having children

There are some narrations including advice on having children. Jabir ibn Abdullah reports from the Messenger of God: “Jabir! Ask Allah for children.” (Bukhari, Marriage, 122) Ma’qil ibn Yasar reports from…

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Death of a creditor

When people die, the possessions and receivables transfer to their inheritors. Someone who is in debt to the deceased then becomes indebted to his inheritors. Therefore, the debt must be…

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The purpose of religion

The main purpose of religion is to guarantee that man should serve no one but the one and only God. “Serving no one but the God” means for the man,…

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Morals

People who wondered about the morals of prophet asked his wife, Aisha about it and she responded as the following: “Don’t you ever read Quran? His morals was Quran.” (Muslim,…

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Major Sins

Major sins are called “kabair”. Some of them are: Shirk (joining others with Allah), homicide, unlawful sexual relation, slandering someone with unlawful sexual relation, fleeing from the battlefield, sorcery, seizing…

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The Book and The Wisdom

Contrary to popular belief, God granted all prophets (nabi) Book and Wisdom.  God mentions 18 prophets from Noah to Jesus [1] in Surat al-An’am verse 83 and following verses: “And…

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Intercession of prophets

No prophet has the right of intercession before God. The only one who can save people is Allah the Almighty. There is no god but He. Allah commands: “Have they…

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