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  1. ShahnazZ

    Role in Domestic Violence Dispute

    Salam alaikum wa rahmatullah, If you see a family member engaging in domestic violence with his wife and children, is it your responsibility to tell them to stop? Will you be accountable for not having done so before Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala on the Day of Judgment? Or can you desist from...
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    Despair Not if Response to Your Dua is Delayed 'Why is my supplication (du‘ā’) not being answered?' is a common complaint that some Muslims make. If we put aside the obvious gremlins (lack of sincerity in making du‘ā’, impatience with the response, asking...
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    Need Some Clarification on Janazah rituals

    Salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu, I hope you're all in the best state of health and iman. Last week, I attended my grandfather's janazah. Naturally, my mother's family had come together during this time and spent much of it in ibaadah. However, I could not help but feel frustrated...
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    British soldier beheaded by attackers shouting ‘Allahu Akhbar’ DALLAS, May 22nd, 2013 – A British soldier was allegedly beheaded by Islamic terrorists in the broad daylight of South London today. The incident occurred near...
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    What does it mean to SUBMIT to Allah?

    :salam2:, I hope you're all in the best state of health and iman inshAllah. I've been focusing on this question alot lately and recent events on the forum have inspired me to post my question to all of you in an actual thread. Islam means submission. Muslims are those who submit to the One...
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    Tequila Ummah?!

    The "Tequila Ummah". Astaghfirullah. Seriously humiliating. Alcohol in the Muslim world NOBODY knows exactly when Islamic scholars decided that booze was sinful. In the 1970s political Islam led some countries...
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    Grad School Dilemma

    Hope everyone's in the best state of health and iman. I've been kind of MIA from the forum for awhile because I've been in grad school but that's where my current dilemma springs from. *DISCLAIMER: For those that feel compelled to give me some "tough love", I'm really not in the best place...
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    Hassad procedure validity?

    :salam2:, I hope you're all in the best of health and iman. Regarding those that are victims of hassad and/or the evil eye, I've heard of a "procedure" where an 'alim will use an article of clothing belonging to an individual to "assess" if there is something attached to that person. I'm not...
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    Rep power?

    :salam2:, I'm seeing this under the members' names. What is it and what does it mean?
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    Disturbed By All the Different Quran Translations

    :salam2: I hope you're all in the best state of health and iman and enjoying this very last day of our beloved Ramadan :(. This one may ruffle a few feathers so please ascertain that I'm coming from a place of genuine concern and not sheer criticism. I've been extremely disturbed over...
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    Hurricane Irene marks 1st big US threat in years

    :salam2:, I hope you're all in the best state of health and iman. Hurricane Irene is due to hit the Northeast tomorrow morning and this is most likely the biggest threat we've had in terms of national disasters. New York City is in extreme danger as it will be in the eye of the storm. Many of...
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    Zakah for Muslim prisoners?

    :salam2:, I hope you're all in the best state of health and iman as well as enjoying their Ramadan. It's that time of the month again when people usually scramble to give their Zakah during this blessed month, where our every deed is multiplied two-fold. My question is can we give zakah to...
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    Suhoor ideas

    :salam2: I hope everyone's having a blessed Ramadan so far. Does anyone have any ideas for quick and nutritious suhoors? Unfortunately, in my house everything's deep-fried in oil. :(
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    'Christian terrorist'? Norway case strikes debate

    Oh Pooootttttt! Come meet Kettle :) 'Christian terrorist'? Norway case strikes debate When the "enemy" is different, an outsider, it's easier to draw quick conclusions, to develop stereotypes. It's simply human nature: There is "us," and there is "them." But what happens when the enemy...
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    Not completing the Quran in Ramadan?

    :salam2: and Ramadan Mubarak to everyone, Quick question. The masjid near my house where we pray our Taraweeh prayers just recently decided to undertake a significant change to the Taraweeh prayers because of how late Isha has been lately and how it would take awhile to complete Taraweeh...
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    Superstition or fact?

    :salam2:, I hope you're all in the best state of health and iman. I would like your insight on a matter. My mother has this belief that people should always say good and positive things about themselves and avoid uttering bad and negative things about themselves as there is a single moment...
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    Muslim 9/11 hate crime victim tries to save attacker's life

    SubhanAllah, this is a beautiful example of the true teachings of Islam and how your average everyday Muslim CAN indeed make a difference in a world full of hatred and violence. Although I can't say I would have taken the same path as him, I will definitely acknowledge that this man's decision...
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    Sexual Harassment: A Muslim Problem?

    :salam2:, Here's journalism at it's finest, highlighting a very serious issue in our Ummah that is passed over as a mere hindrance. We need to do more not only to speak out against sexual harassment, but to come together and firmly affirm that it is a CRIME, against humanity and against...
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    Am I obligated to conceal THIS sin?

    :salam2:, I hope everyone is in the best state of health and iman. So I've been conflicted about this for awhile. A few months ago I received anonymous texts from someone that were of a very flirtatious and sexual nature. They were implying things along the lines of wanting to see me without...
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    US knew Guantanamo detainees were innocent: WikiLeaks

    Raise your hand if you're seriously surprised. US knew Guantanamo detainees were innocent: WikiLeaks WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States held hundreds of inmates who were either totally innocent or low-risk for years and...