Question: Is the intention obligatory, meaning that when a person intends to wear socks or shoes, should he have the intention that he will also wipe over them when doing Wudhoo' (ablution)? Likewise, should he have the intention that he is going to wipe over them as a resident or a traveller, or is the intention non obligatory?
Answer: The intention.. More
Question 1 What is the ruling of wiping over the socks, and what is the evidence for that from the Quran and Sunnah (prophetic tradition)?
A. Wiping over the socks is a Sunnah which has come to us from the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, and it is better for the one wearing socks to wipe over them, rather than taking them off to wash.. More
Tafseer of the Quran by Athar (explanations of the Sahabah)
Whenever the Sahabah (companions of Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) could not find the Tafseer (exegesis) of a passage in the Quran itself or in the Sunnah (Prophetic narrations), they would use their own reasoning based on their knowledge of the contexts of the verses.. More
'Sunnah' (optional) Acts of Ablution:
The following acts are not obligatory, yet, once done, are rewarded for since they constitute the way the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam used to perform ablution:
Reciting 'Bismillah' (saying: 'Bismillahir-rahmaanir-raheem', which means: 'In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate)... More
Beauty is another important characteristic to be looked for in a spouse. It has a certain role to play since one of the purposes of marriage is to keep both mates from sin. The best way to achieve this is if there is a strong attraction between the husband and wife.Although this will surely grow over time, initial impressions can in.. More
Question: What is your stance on the saying of Ibn 'Abbaas, may Allah be pleased with him: “The Messenger sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam did not wipe [over his Khuffs (leather socks)] after (the revelation) of Soorah (Quranic chapter) Al- Maa’idah” and that what is related from 'Ali may Allah be pleased with him preceded this revelation?.. More
Literally, the Arabic word Tayammum means an 'aim or purpose'. In Islamic Law, it refers to: 'Aiming for or seeking soil to wipe one's face and hands with the intention of preparing oneself for prayer, and so on."
This way of purification is resorted to only in limited cases, such as lack of water, difficulty in using it for one reason.. More
Making sure that Muslims are well-matched in marriage is one of the most important and potentially difficult functions in Muslim society.The individual seeking marriage must have his/her priorities straight and be clear about which characteristics are most important in a spouse in order to have a successful marriage.There are many characteristics.. More
When Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, became the Caliph in 632 CE, the Islamic State was threatened with disunity and chaos. Within a year, Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, was strong enough to attack the Persian Empire in the north-east and the Byzantine Empire in the north-west. There were legitimate purposes for this conquest:
Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, became the Caliph on June 8, 632 CE and he died on August 23, 634 CE. The period of his Caliphate covers two years, two months and fifteen days only. Judged by the usual standards, this period was too short to make an impact on history. However, the Caliphate of Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, did.. More
Abu ‘Ayyoob Al-Ansaari leads the Prayer
In the wake of his inability to come to the mosque, the Caliph appointed Abu ‘Ayyoob Al-Ansaari, may Allah be pleased with him, to do the job. However, after a few days, Al-Ghaafiqi bin Harb, the chief of the rioters, started leading the prayers. Like Muhammad bin Abu Bakr, the governor of Egypt,.. More
Edict of Uthmaan, 34 AH
On the occasion of Hajj, 'Uthmaan bin 'Affaan, may Allah be pleased with him, announced his readiness to listen to complaints among the governors. Thus, following his orders, all the governors reached Makkah. In accordance with 'Abdullaah bin Saba’s scheme, his followers too set out from every province and center but.. More
Evolutionists assume that the sea invertebrates that appear in the Cambrian stratum somehow evolved into fish in tens of million years. However, just as Cambrian invertebrates have no ancestors, there are no transitional links indicating that an evolution occurred between these invertebrates and fish. It should be noted that invertebrates and.. More
When we look at the Western media carefully, we frequently come across news dwelling on the theory of evolution. Leading media organisations, and well-known and “respectable” magazines periodically bring this subject up. When their approach is examined, one gets the impression that this theory is an absolutely proven fact leaving no room for.. More
The queen summoned a few wet nurses to suckle baby Moosaa (Moses), may Allah exalt his mention, but he would not take any of their breasts. The queen was distressed and sent for more wet nurses. Moosaa’s sister was also worried, as her baby brother had gone without milk for a long time. Seeing the queen's anxiety, she blurted that.. More
One of the most important manifestations of solidarity which Islam is keen to instill in our communities is how to treat the elderly and take care of them, starting with one’s parents, acting upon...More