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  • Meeting regularly as a group to recite Du'aa, Quranic verses, etc. Date: 9-6-2005

    Many of our female family members, including my sisters, cousins and others meet on every Monday evening and together we recite Du'a, Surah Ya-Sin, etc. as well prayers for the Prophet Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ). Our main aim is to remember God by reciting Du'a, etc. but at the same time it also helps by bringing most of our family.. More

  • Making collective Du'a for wishes/desires and dining together afterwards Date: 22-3-2005

    In most parts of India there is a practice of putting up some wishes and desires with Allaah and invite some near and dear people to their home and recite the Ayah 21:87 for 125000 times collectively and pray for the wish to be fulfilled and end up having dinner or so. Is there any wrong doing in this? .. More

  • Rubbing both hands before raising them to make Du'a Date: 20-2-2005

    In the mosque, some people before raising their hands for making Du'a, rub both their hands against each other, is this Sunnah? .. More

  • Al-Faatihah after a supplication or after making a remembrance Date: 18-11-2004

    I heard many Muslims read Surah Al-Faatihah after the Tasbeeh and Du'a' (asking Allaah for their needs) which follows the Salaat (pray). That is they say Allaahumma Ghfir (bless) Lil-Muslimeena wa-Al-Muslimaat, wa Al-mu'mineena wa Al-mu'mineenath, who are dead or alive then they read Surah al-Faatihah. Some times those who visit.. More

  • Asking blessings upon the Mahdi Date: 14-9-2004

    Why is it that the Mahdi is called "alayhi as-salaam" even though he is not a prophet? Abu Bakr, 'Umar, 'Uthmaan and 'Ali are not called "peace be upon them" but Al-Mahdi is said as I hear many times "peace be upon him"?Why is it only the Mahdi? .. More

  • Burdah gatherings are an innovation Date: 7-3-2004

    Can you tell me what is Burdah? People tell me that they attend every Thursday from evening till late. They read Qur’an and sing praises commemorating Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam). Only Men are allowed to attend though women do go but in secluded corners. They say Kanzus are a must- we all have to wear them on every Thursday. It.. More

  • Performing Ghusl and Saying Some Specific Supplications Date: 19-4-2003

    When making Ghusl, I know one must make Dua' for whichever Ghusl one is performing, e.g. end of menses or Nifaas. However I have been told that one must fill a bucket with water and make the Dua' and then blow in the bucket of water, after which that water must be used to bathe with, otherwise Ghusl is not completed. This means I cannot make Ghusl in.. More

  • Questionable religious practices Date: 9-3-2003

    I heard that if during forty days I perform some special ibaa'dah continuously (for example saying tasbih "subhanallah va bihamdih" one hundred times every morning and evening), it becomes wajib for me, and that I can't quit it after forty days. Is that true?.. More

  • Using Prayer Beads Date: 9-6-2002

    What do you say about prayer beads? .. More

  • Du'a for special problems Date: 14-4-2002

    We have a very common practice in our society for making Du'a for a special problem or what ever, by reciting a particular verse or Surah or a Du'a at a particular time for some period or number of days, is it a right Sunnah?.. More

  • Invoking blessings upon Prophet before Azan and Iqamah Date: 2-3-2002

    A friend of mine told me that it was the practice of Bilal (R.A) to recite Salat and Salaam before Azan (call to prayer). Could you please tell me in the light of the Qur'an and Sunnah if this is a Bidah or a Sunnah?.. More

  • Rituals of purification and Du'a Date: 5-2-2002

    1) What are the proper ablution rituals to perform after a man or woman has sex and after a woman stops menstruating? Also, are there certain Dua' that one should recite in these circumstances?2) I've heard of many stories (possible Ahadith?) saying that if you say a certain Dua' or Surah a certain number of times then you will be rewarded in a certain.. More

  • Sending blessings on the Prophet when forgetting something Date: 28-8-2001

    Can I say: "O Allah send our greetings to our Prophet and bless him" whenever I forget something... More

  • Du'a in gathering Date: 21-2-2001

    After a Qur'an recitation class or lesson is it Sunnah for all the people present in the class to raise their hands and make Du'a asking Allah (S.W.T) for general things of this life and Akhira after a gathering? Can the person who is giving the lecture say this Du'a Subhanka Allah humma wa bihamdika nashhadu an la ilaha illa anta wa nastagfiruka wa.. More

  • Majlis Mahboob Subhani Date: 2-9-2000

    Aas salamalaikum! I have been living in Gulf for last 7years, and I learnted in this period true Islam, I have tried my best to conveyid to my parents & others in India. Inspite of all this they practice Bidah after my return to Gulf, such as performing of Majlis Mahboob subhani by reading a book 11 Majalis. He is buried in Iraq as for as my knowledge... More