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Fasting Six Days in Shawwal – Voluntary Fasting

| July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q: Now that Ramadan is over and Muslims have fasted the whole month, is voluntary fasting also rewarded by God? A: Now that Ramadan is over, a unique season of worship has come to an end. For a whole month we have been fasting from dawn to dusk, willingly depriving ourselves of eating and drinking. […]

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Conflict and Fanaticism

| October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q : We see that all over the Muslim world, two rival groups are always in conflict: One attracts highly educated people who believe in reason and logic, but care little for religion, while the other consists of largely uneducated people who hold fanatically to certain beliefs and try to impose them on others. How […]

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Shares in Property

| October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q: My father died eight years ago leaving behind his wife, two sons, three daughters, one brother and two sisters. Both his parents died long time ago. His estate is mainly a house valued today at around 1.8 million rupees. How is his property to be shared out? If the two sons want to have […]

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No Compulsion in Religion

| March 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q: Are Muslims compelled to force people from other faiths to convert to Islam? A: There is no compulsion where the religion is concerned. Right guidance has become clearly distinct from error. Anyone who rejects false deities and believes in Allah has grasped the Firmest Handhold, which will never give way. Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. […]

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Muslim Women and Leadership

| March 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q: Can Women be Leaders according to the Qur’an? A: According to the Qur’an, women can be leaders and administrators and judges. Allah creates His servants to be equal. Women and men are equal in Islam. Superiority lies not in whether one is a man or a woman, but in one’s piety. Indeed, women are […]

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Conflict and Fanaticism

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q : We see that all over the Muslim world, two rival groups are always in conflict: One attracts highly educated people who believe in reason and logic, but care little for religion, while the other consists of largely uneducated people who hold fanatically to certain beliefs and try to impose them on others. How […]

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The Purpose of our Birth

| December 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q: Is anything mentioned in the Qur’an regarding the purpose of our birth? It seems that we are born to eat, work, sleep and get married, and perhaps pray, but to create problems for others as well. Are we, Muslims, doing anything good for the benefit of human beings, as the West is doing? It […]

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Day of Judgment: Signs and Indications

| December 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q: Are there any signs and indications of the approach of the day of judgment? Could you please outline them? A: There are very clear statements in the Qur’an concerning the day of resurrection. The first is that its timing is known only to God who keeps it to Himself: “They question you concerning the […]

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Change came about, but how?

| December 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q: I was a person who cared very little about religion. I almost ridiculed religion and those who were religious. I have even rejected the existence of God and demonstrated that rejection in an outrageous manner. Yet, one day in November last year, it all changed. Waking up one morning, I started crying and kept […]

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Practising Patience in adversity

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q: In our everyday lives, we face so many problems and at times we get so tired that we keep wondering, ‘where’s God’, we lose hope, we simply want everything to end. As a Muslim, please tell me, how does one handle these problematic situations? A: If we look at the obstacles in life, we […]

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