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Questions About Prayer

| December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

People have many questions about salaat or namaz, the Islamic form of prayer. Some of them are: What is adhan or azan (the call to prayer)? What is its significance? Why does one direct his or her face towards the Kaaba while praying? What is the purpose of intention (niyyah or niyyat) in prayer? Is […]

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Basic Purpose of Worship or Prayer

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q: What is the basic purpose of worship or prayer from the Islamic perspective? Answered by Waris Mazhari God made this beautiful planet Earth and settled human beings on it as His heirs. Scientific research tells us that it took millions of years for the Earth to become habitable for plant, animal and human life. […]

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Is Life Insurance Halaal?

| August 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. Is it okay to go for life insurance? What is the Islamic position on this? Could the life be insured? – Sana Sultan, Bangalore Editor replies: Life is of course God-given and it is He who withdraws it. The time of death is not known except to God himself. So what emerges from it […]

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Are Islamic Schools Necessary?

| August 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q: What do you think of the growing number of ‘Islamic schools’—schools that provide students general as well as Islamic education? On the one hand, they provide students with religious education and what they regard as a religious environment, which is something that their parents value. On the other hand, since such schools are attended […]

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Alternate System of Schooling

| August 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q: Given that spirituality is hardly, if at all, addressed in the present ‘modern’ educational system, would you suggest an alternate system of schooling, or would you suggest reforms within the present system? Answered by Maulana Wahiduddin Khan A: I do not believe in reform of the education system. Today, the system of education is […]

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Spirituality and ‘Modern’ Education

| August 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q: ‘Modern’ schools, by and large, are geared to preparing students for material ‘success’, and not to making them better, God-conscious, kinder, more compassionate and caring human beings. They generally have little or no room for spirituality. Partly as a result of this sort of mis-education, many students grow up to think that becoming materially […]

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Gift & Charities by Sharia Flaunting Company

| July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q: Sir, A trading company is mobilizing investment in the name of Halal business, promising the investors huge returns. It is also seen making a lot of charities, setting up computer labs, distributing computer tablets among journalists of Urdu newspapers, funding construction in madrassas, distributing scholarships and adopting schools. It is also seen sponsoring recitation […]

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Low Representation in Govt. Employment

| July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q: Sir, Could you please reply my question? Muslim representation in Government departments, semi-Government institutions and in corporate sector is negligible. According to Sachar Committee, the community’s representation in Civil services is three per cent and in the Railways 4.5 per cent, though Muslims are 14 per cent of India’s population. Are the Muslims incompetent, […]

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Islamic Belief in Angels and Their Attributes

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q: My non-Muslim friends ask me about the Islamic belief in angels. Can you please explain the concept of belief in angels so that I can impart authentic knowledge to them about this? Answered by:Shaikh Salih Bin Fawzan A: The belief in the angels is one of the pillars of faith (Iman). What belief in […]

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Feeling Depressed and Suicidal

| November 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q: I have spent a depressed life since my childhood as my parents separated and I was brought up by my mother only. Now I have been suffering due to the obstacles to get married, even though a lot of efforts were made by my mother to find a suitable proposal for me. I am […]

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