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    Are we (Muslims) allowed to draw anime?

    Wa aleykum assalaam, Sister, you will have to speak with your course tutor and explain the situation to them. Although you were unaware that it is impermissible to make images of animals at the time, you are aware of it now, so they will have to be destroyed. Your future will be decided by...
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    help, question about Salaah

    Wa alaikum assalam, Just a short reminder that if we do make a mistake in our salaah then we must always pray for forgiveness. We must acknowledge our sin, resolve that we will try not to repeat it, apologise to Allah subhana wa ta'alaa and ask for His forgiveness.
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    Lowering the Gaze

    Wa aleikum as salaam, We are commanded to lower the gaze, but the most important thing is that there is no element of lust present. Why is he struggling? I assume it is not because he is tempted. Why can't he just do it?
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    Problem Fiancée cheated

    Wa aleikum as salaam, Sister, As you say the answer is obvious. You did not want to marry him in the first place, he then cheated on you with an ex girlfriend and even tried to blame it on you! You sound like a lovely sister, who deserves so much better. You have prayed istikharah and got your...
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    Anyone want to learn Tajweed for free in east London

    As-salamu aleykum, Would you be willing to teach my teenage son?
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    News New Islamic law in Indonesia

    Islam addresses all aspects of life including inequality, injustice and poverty and these are frequently discussed. Shariah provides the legal framework for this and, yes, it does include prescribed punishments, but these are seen as generous gifts from Allah swt to help preserve a safe society.
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    News New Islamic law in Indonesia

    Asalaam Aleykum, Aceh has made great strides in introducing Shariah alhumdulillah! It is a Muslim province and it is only right that everyone should have to obey the law. You cannot have non-Muslims flouting the law. There will always be those that criticise when they see Shariah being applied...
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    Question: If prayers can change anything or anybody, why then must we punish people in Islam?

    Assalam aleikum sister, Please refer to Qur'an, Sura 24 (An-Nur), ayat 2: "The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication,- flog each of them with a hundred stripes: Let not compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day...
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    Question: If prayers can change anything or anybody, why then must we punish people in Islam?

    Assalam aleikum, Allah subhanahu wa ta'alaa has provided us through Qu'ran and sunnah with incredibly comprehensive guidance about how we must live our lives, alhumdulillah. He has set out clear limits in the form of the shariah about how we must behave in order to ensure a peaceful and just...
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    Their days

    Wa alaikum assalam, Sister Herb Ameen to your nice dua. Yes, our children must learn to live peacefully in the society in which they are raised and above all follow Islam and respect its limits. If I come across as strict for laying down the law with my kids when they want to celebrate...
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    Their days

    Yes, they are taught to respect those that do not follow our Deen, but I do not wish my kids to have anything to do with such unIslamic activities as Christmas. I believe that such celebrations can be alluring and tempting for children, which is why I am quite strict with them about it. Living...
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    Their days

    Wa aleykum as salaam sis, JazakAllah Khayran for the reminder. In our house we are very strict with the kids that there will be no celebration of anything to do with Christmas. They have been taught to love Prophet Isa (peace be unto him), but they know that if they ask for anything to do with...
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    Well, it certainly pays to be punctual with salat.
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    Question: what is the philosophy of cutting hands in Islam?

    My understanding is that the wound was cauterised to prevent the blood loss you speak of. Your description certainly makes a distressing vision, but then that is the whole point - it is designed to strike fear into everyone who witnesses it or even hears about it, so that they resolve never...
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    Question: what is the philosophy of cutting hands in Islam?

    Assalam aleykum sis, Sorry but this interpretation does not stack up with the tradition of the Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). There are numerous narrations about this. Even the hand of the Makhzumi woman was cut off by order of the Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). There is a...
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    Question: what is the philosophy of cutting hands in Islam?

    Assalam aleykum, Islam provides for people in poverty through zakat so there really is no excuse. In times of famine and drought the punishment does not apply either. It is only carried out if very clear conditions are met. Masha'allah, I fully agree with that.
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    Question: what is the philosophy of cutting hands in Islam?

    Whatever our personal opinions are about the rights and wrongs of this punishment may be - and yes it may seem severe and even horrific to some - we should not forget that it is from the Qu'ran, was practiced by the Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and is there as a small part of a much...
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    Question: Difficulty faced by a Non Muslim sister

    Wa aleykum assalam, I think she should be proud to have embraced Islam alhumdulillah and should tell her family immediately. Then she can start wearing hijab and start practicing fully. She is indeed blessed to have an opportunity for a good job where there is a prayer room alhumdulillah. I...
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    10 Reasons We Should Memorise the Qur'an

    JazakAllah Khayr for this very beneficial reminder. What a wonderful post to read.
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    Question: what is the philosophy of cutting hands in Islam?

    Wa aleykum as salaam, The punishment is there to protect society as a whole, which it does very effectively through its deterrent effect alhumdulillah. The thief is not a victim, he has brought it on himself and deserves what comes to him. In Islam our sympathy is for the victims of crime rather...