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Question: It is a common religious practice among the Muslims of our society to arrange a collective recitation of the Quran for the benefit of a recently departed soul. Is it proper to do so?
Answer: Any religious practice which has no real basis in the Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet, may Allah be plea
In the end, the shares of kalaalah relatives have been stated:
"If a man or a woman is made an heir on account of his [or her] kalaalah relationship [with the deceased] and he [or she] has one brother or sister, the brother and sister each shall recieve a sixth, and if they be more than two, t
More than a fourth of the Quranic Surahs begin with certain abbreviated letters (huroof-i-muqatta`aat). These are actually the names of the respective surahs, as is evident from the Quran. Many traditions as well as the pre-Islamic Arabic literature endorse this fact. There, however, remains the q
Among many other misconceptions is the notion that Islam gives sanction to slavery and permits its followers to enslave prisoners of war, particularly women and establish extra-marital relations with them. We strongly affirm that Islam has not the slightest link with slavery and concubinage. On the contrary, it completely forbid