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Islamic Duties / Re: Wudu - wiping hands over socks
« on: May 14, 2012, 08:28:18 PM »
Agree totally

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Islamic Duties / Bidah
« on: May 14, 2012, 08:26:39 PM »
Salaam,

As you know there is much controversy around the term bidah. It appears to be much quoted yet appears to be implemented to either extremes. Either almost everything is a bidah or any strange practice is added. Sometimes you think we may as well be 'riding camels'..!

What is the Quranic context of bidah?


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Islamic Duties / missed prayers
« on: April 28, 2012, 02:37:51 PM »
Salaam,

Please see below:

Q. Is it obligatory to make up missed prayers? Or can an individual give Kaffara (atonement) for their missed prayers?

A. There is NO quick fix solution. As a result, it is obligatory to make up ALL missed "obligatory prayers" of previous years from the moment an individual became a mukallaf (religiously accountable). In this sense, Kaffara cannot be given as a substitute for any missed obligatory prayers. This is the ruling according to all Shi'ite jurists, and genereally the Sunni madhabs.
It is, however, according to the Shi'ite jurists, permissible when one has died for the eldest son to make up any missed "obligatory prayers"...

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Quran's perspective?

Regards,

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Islamic Duties / 'Wajib'
« on: April 26, 2012, 11:15:40 PM »
Salaam,

The concept of 'wajib', any Quranic reference?

Regards,

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Islamic Duties / Witr prayer
« on: April 26, 2012, 11:13:04 PM »
Salaam,

Can anyone explain the witr prayer please? Is this something specifically stated, or would be just another 'supererogatory' prayer?

Regards,

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Islamic Duties / Wudu - wiping hands over socks
« on: April 25, 2012, 11:15:46 AM »
Salaam,

I know this comes from hadith, and also to me makes sense in times where it may not be easy to wash your feet each time for wudu. Would this be permissible from the Quran's perspective?

Regards,

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Discussions / Re: Islamic Secondary Sources
« on: February 27, 2012, 04:29:27 PM »
OK I just realised the narration is the article underneath...I was too busy caught up in the humour..!

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Discussions / Re: Islamic Secondary Sources
« on: February 27, 2012, 04:28:04 PM »
Salaam,

I was just reading your article regarding 'Stoning for Adultery', and although I was finding it very informative and engrossing I could not help but break out in laughter where it reached the point:

How was it lost?

A goat possibly ate it.

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This is really funny!!! If you do have that reference please share it!!  ;)

Regards,

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Resources and Information Portal / Re: Learning Arabic
« on: February 26, 2012, 09:22:45 PM »
Salaam,

This appears to be a good website also:

http://corpus.quran.com/

Additionally, I would recommend 'Ibn Jabal' courses as they are quite in depth, intense and they teach very well:

http://www.ibnjabal.com/home/

Regards,

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Prophets and Messengers / Points from a Sunni Mawlid an nabee
« on: February 20, 2012, 12:28:14 AM »
Salaam,

I recently went to a sunni wal jamaa 'mawlid an nabee', and learnt of some very new and interesting beliefs some of which I was not aware of. Some of the points brought up:

- Prophet Ibrahim made dua to ask that Muhammad was of his lineage.
- Your umrah/ hajj is not complete until you visit makaamam Ibrahim and u must run safa and marwa as an honour to them
- Fahisha- and it's word forms- as to what it refers to, which can be either for adultery or sins in general.
- Um salamah would keep a hair of the prophet and use it as shifaa by dipping it in water.
- The Prophet had a dream which led to the marriage of Aisha
- There are hadiths which state that Khadija was the 'favourite' wife of the Prophet. From what I am aware of their is also hadith to say that Aisha was the 'favourite'.
- There was a story that Salman Farsi was instructed by a priest to search for the signs of a Prophet.
- One extraordinary point made was that there are evidences to state that the Prophet prayed to God to revive his parents so that they could accept Islam.

Just some interesting points I thought you may be interested in.

Regards,

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Prophets and Messengers / Re: Dhul Qarnain
« on: February 11, 2012, 08:09:59 PM »
Thank you for the info :o)

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Islamic Duties / Wudhu
« on: February 06, 2012, 12:57:32 PM »
Salaam all,

In light of this verse:

'O you who believe, do not approach the Salat while you are intoxicated, until you know what you are saying. Nor if you have had intercourse, unless traveling, until you bathe. And if you are ill, or traveling, or one of you has excreted feces, or you had sexual contact with the women, and could not find water, then you shall select from the clean soil; you shall wipe your faces and hands. God is Pardoning, Forgiving.' (Qur'an 4:43)

...it is quite commonly found that other factors are said to 'nullify' purity where wudhu has to be performed as a prerequisite for prayer. E.g. passing wind, whistling, listening to music, a man seeing a woman who isn't in hijab nullifies the purity of the woman...

Is there anything to warrant these claims?

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Islamic Duties / Re: Tajweed
« on: February 02, 2012, 11:32:18 PM »
I was once told that learning Tajweed is more important than actual Arabic, as to learn Arabic itself is not prescribed in the Quran (or secondary sources). But I would see that if you are to study the Quran you would do better by understanding Arabic. So as it is not mentioned in the Quran is it upon us to do so?

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Prophets and Messengers / Prophet Jesus- Peace be upon him
« on: February 02, 2012, 11:28:01 PM »
Salaam,

I have always been intrigued with regards to Jesus' crucifixion and I'm not too sure why. I have read the article and found it very interesting, however, I would like to know what your thoughts are regarding this. What was the point of this whole episode? Why did he suffer so much? Why would he not have been crucified according to common Islamic thought? What does common islamic viewpoint seek to prove by stating he was not crucified and was 'swapped' by someone else?

I have always thought that actual crucifixion would make more sense as it simply proves he was NOT God, as it would not be fitting for God to 'kill' himself.

This would appear to be of high importance as this is a point where Christians tend to be confused (as well as Muslims!).

Your views please.

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Prophets and Messengers / Dhul Qarnain
« on: February 02, 2012, 11:20:46 PM »
Salaam upon my people,

There are statements that suggest Dhul Qarnain was Alexander the Great, how consistent is this with Quranic narratives?

Regards,

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