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In the wake of a recent court decision1, The issue of Wali’s2consent in marriage has become a vexed question.
Some important aspects of the issue are discussed here.3
1. ‘No Nikah [marriage] without Wali’s consent’, a statement attributed to the Prophet (sws) and take
QUESTION: What is the status of Khatm-i- Qur’an in Islam as a means of obtaining the protection of Allah?
ANSWER: Recitation of the whole of the Qur’anin a ceremonial gathering for the purpose of obtaining the blessings of God in order to protect ourselves or our loved ones against harm
QUESTION: What option does Islam give to a man and a woman who intend to marry one another against the wishes of their parents?
ANSWER: Before the question is answered a basic guideline provided by Islam in social affairs must be clearly understood: Islam regards the institution of family as the
Is it an investment
On which a handsome interest is earned?
Does the hand that rocks the cradle
Seek it too?
That the return be turned
Into a golden crown
And worn over a head
Always held high
Where can that love be found
Which seeks no return
[Lord! Give me faith, which gives a man...]
The strength to be weak -- [for thine sake]
to see himself
The poise and balance of a society heavily depends on the poise and balance of the attitudes and tendencies of its people. Whenever human attitudes cross their natural limits disorder and discord result. In particular, the stability of a society is threatened with dire consequences if people vested wit
Surah Nuhforms a pair with Surah Jinnthe succeeding surahwith regard to the subject discussed in them. Surah Nuhportrays the indharof the Qur’anand its consequences by narrating the account of the people of the Prophet Nuh(sws), while Surah Jinnpresents the testimony of