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  • Our customs must be taken from Sharee‘ah and not from non-Muslim traditions Date: 12-11-2007

    What is the ruling on standing up when a national anthem is sung? What is the evidence on this, if any? .. More

  • Ruling on sun gazing Date: 4-11-2007

    assalaam walekum i would like to know about sungazing, is it shirk or haram. Sungazing is a kind of execrise which has many benefits. It involves looking at the sun during the safe hours ie. within 1 hour before sunset or after sunrise. However it does not involve any mantra or scripture that you recite, it a simple practise of gazing at the sun... More

  • Visiting non-Muslim mother on Christmas day Date: 2-10-2007

    assalamu alaykum i am a revert and my family are non-muslim. i understand that it is forbidden for me to participate in christmas celebrations, but if my mother invites me to visit on christmas day do i have to go? jazzakAllah khiren.. More

  • Raising funds during “Good Friday” Date: 20-9-2007

    Assalamu 3alaykum Here in Melbourne, Australia, on Good Friday, the community gets together to raise funds for the Royal Children's Hospital. This is a tradition that is held on a yearly basis, and has been going on for years. What I would like to know is although it is a religious day for the non-Muslims, would it be allowed for us Muslims to hold.. More

  • Taking part in the Indian festival ‘Holy’ Date: 20-3-2007

    assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barkathuhu. my question is what is regarding the festival holy, many people say its about prophet ibrahim. something relating to prophet ibrahim..and i have heard from many ppl saying holy relates to the story of ibrahim. n they say to enjoy holy is a biggest sin. so please let me know, thank you.. More

  • Celebrating one's birthday under specific circumstances Date: 20-12-2006

    I have already submitted this question under reference # 2136010. Please avoid that question as I am submitting the same with correction. What Islam teaches about celebrating birthdays? Secondly some people think that therer is no harm if birthday is celebrated without cake cutting ceremony or the day other then birthday i.e. one or two days before/after... More

  • Greeting non-Muslims on their festivals Date: 6-12-2006

    Asslamualaikum Please reply this at the earliest. We have many Christian friends and colleagues at our work place. It looks rude if we dont greet them or send a greeting card to them on their festivals. My question is if we are doing this just to keep a good relationship with them , then is it not right?.. More

  • Celebrating Independence Day according to the Islamic Calendar Date: 31-8-2006

    ASSALMOALAIKUM.MY QUESTION IS ABOUT ISLAMIC AND CHRISTIAN CALENDER.I WANT TO KNOW THAT IS IT OK IF CELEBRATE OUR PAKIATANI INDEPENDENC DAY ON 14 AUGUST AND ON NOT ON 27 RAMADAN WHICH IS ALSO THE DATE OF OUR COUNTRY'S INDEPENDENCE. REPLY PLEASE IN THE LIGHT OF QURAN AND HADITH... More

  • Giving and receiving Christmas presents Date: 14-5-2006

    I recently heard it is Shirk to give Christmas presents, but is it also Shirk to accept Christmas presents, I work in a school and receive many presents. .. More

  • Birthday gifts sent by non-Muslim mother Date: 4-5-2006

    As-Salaamu Alaikum, My non-Muslim mother sent birthday presents to my son, even though she knows we don't celebrate birthdays. Is it okay to accept her presents? Thank you, Salaams.. More

  • Selling dolls and Christmas items Date: 28-12-2005

    We have a company of toys we sell dolls and something for Christmas and the doll like a tiger and some animals and small cars is what we sell Haraam and is Tehreb (to get something in the country without to pay on it here in our country ) is this Haraam? .. More

  • Wedding anniversaries Date: 15-6-2005

    Dear Brothers in Islam, I do not know the stand point of what Islam says about having an anniversary party for those who have been married for such and such years. Is it okay to celebrate it with other people who are not family members, such as making a big party for them? Or is it better for it to be celebrated between the husband and wife?.. More

  • Acting similar to Hindus during their festivals Date: 28-4-2005

    If Muslims just play with colours like holy but not offer the rites of Hindu festival holy. Is it right? Can we just put colours on each other just like a water fight? .. More

  • As a student she became overly involved in un-Islamic activities Date: 2-3-2005

    I'm an expatriate in Kuwait and I study in a co-ed school where are students from different nationalities as well as different religions. So we get together often. But my doubt is that are we permitted per Islamic law to perform in certain functions like Christmas carol or so like in coir. I was last year in coir. But since I had the doubt.. More

  • Accepting gifts on Valentine's Day or birthdays Date: 9-2-2005

    My question is: Am I allowed accepting gifts from Muslim and non-Muslim friends, if they give on valentines day and on my birthday? .. More