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  • Months of the Islamic Calendar

    Question: I want to know the months of the Islamic calendar. Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His Slave and Messenger. The names of Islamic months are as follows: 1) Muharram 2) Safar 3) Rabi.. More

  • The battle of Karbala

    Question: I am interested in knowing what exactly happened in the battle of Karbala? I would also like to ask if there are any good books you could advise me in buying that could explain to me what happened in this battle. Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah,.. More

  • Fasting in Muharram

    Question: How many days do we fast in Muharram (‘Aashoora’)? Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger. It is recommendable to fast the whole of Allah's month Muharram,.. More

  • Getting married in Muharram or Safar

    Question: Does Islam allow getting married in the month of Muharram or Safar? Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger. Marriage is lawful at any day of the year and there is no.. More

  • No mention of Hussain for 'Aashoora'

    Question: Why is there no mention about Hzt Imam Hussain's Sacrifice in your answers about 10th and 11th Muharram? Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger. We did not talk about.. More

  • Combining the missed fast with the voluntary fast

    Question: Can we change another dress including under garments after taking ablution? Can we substitute the voluntary fast like Muharram (Sunnah) for missed fasts during the time of month of Ramadan? Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad,.. More

  • Tenth, eleventh of Muharram

    Question: Every 10th and 11th of Muharram there is a celebration in my country where people will dance in the street holding swords and act as if they are fighting.[NOTE.As if they are reviving the tragedies at KARBALA]. Your comment please. Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of.. More

  • Prophet's fasting on ninth of Muharram

    Question: Prophet Mohammad migrated to Medina and saw Jews of Medina fasting on Ashoorah. He said: if I am alive next year, I will fast 9th and 10th (or 10th and 11th?) and he died before next Muharram. Prophet Mohammad stayed 10 years in Medina after migrating from Makkah. With reference to the Hadith of fasting on Ashoorah, how do we explain the.. More

  • Making up for missing fasting on ‘Aashooraa’

    Question: I could not observe fasting on the day of ‘Aashooraa’ (10th of Muharram) due to sickness, knowing that I had the intention to fast on that day and had already fasted on the 9th of Muharram. Can I observe fasting on another day instead of ‘Aashooraa’ that I missed? Is voluntary fasting not to be made up for? May.. More

  • Explaining the Hadeeth encouraging generous spending on one’s family on ‘Aashooraa’

    Question: The 10th of Muharram is coming soon. It is a day on which Allah The Almighty saved His Prophet Moosa (Moses), may Allah exalt his mention, from Pharaoh and his people, so the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, ordered us to fast on this day. My question is about some activities that people do on this day, such as cooking.. More

  • Ruling on accepting food gifts on an innovated occasion

    Question: We live in a country where there are many Bid'ahs in the month of Muharram and my neighbors cook food on these days, especially on the days of the memory of the death of Al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, and give it to us. They make this every year. Is it permissible to eat this food? If not, should we throw it?.. More

  • Sins that are atoned by fasting ‘Arafah and the tenth of Muharram

    Question: Does fasting the Day of ‘Arafah or the tenth of Muharram atone for the grave major sins? Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger. It was narrated on the authority.. More

  • Virtue of fasting the first ten days of Muharram

    Question: Are there any Hadeeths about the virtue of fasting the first ten days of Muharram? May Allah reward you. Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger. It was narrated.. More

  • The Hadeeth on the virtue of fasting the Day of ‘Arafah and the tenth of Muharram is authentic

    Question: How authentic is the Hadeeth that states that fasting the Day of ‘Arafah atones for the sins of two years and fasting the tenth of Muharram atones for the sins of one year? Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu.. More

  • The Sacred Months - their definition and the multiplication of rewards and punishments during them

    Question: I would like you to give me a definition of the Sacred Months. What are they? Are rewards and sins multiplied during these months? Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger. Th.. More

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