Ruling on putting one’s hands behind one’s back when walkingWhen I go with my wife to do some errands or go for a walk, I sometimes put my hands behind my back whilst walking, but she says to me: Do not walk with your hands behind your back, because the Messenger of Allah forbade that. I have not heard any hadith about this, but I do not do that in imitation of anyone; I only do it because it feels somewhat comfortable to me. My question is: what is the Islamic ruling on putting one’s hands behind one’s back whilst walking, with the right hand holding the left, and placing them at waist level? Is there a sahih hadith regarding this matter? May Allah reward you with good on our behalf.
One of his acquaintances asked him to delete their chat historyOne of my acquaintances recently asked me to delete our chat history. Does he have the right to ask me to do that? Does the sender of a message have the right to choose the recipient?
She lives with her mother and her sister. Is it okay for her brothers to come in at any time on the grounds that this is the house of their deceased father?We live in a rented house, me, my sister and my mother. My father has passed away and I have married brothers who live in rented houses and they work, as well as four sisters who are married. We have a monthly income of approximately 8 thousand from rents, and we are paying off my father’s debt. We will not divide the estate until the debt is paid off. My question is: do my married brothers have the right to come in the house where we live, me, my mother and my sister? Because they say that it is their father’s house and they have a right to it, so they come at any time they want, and behave freely in the house without paying attention to my privacy or my sister’s privacy. My sister, my mother and I have nothing that we can claim as ours. Please note that my father (may Allah have mercy on him) did not fall short with my brothers, as he bought them furniture and cars, while my mother, my sister and I do not have a car to do our errands, and if we need to go out we have to ask their permission, and that depends on their free time. They are enjoying their privacy at home, but we have no privacy in our home. I hope you can clarify this matter.
Ruling on making someone get up from his seatI would like to know the text of the hadith in which it says that if someone makes a Muslim get up from his seat, he will be deprived of his seat in Paradise.
Thinking in IslamI have read on some atheist websites that Islam does not allow thinking. I hope that you can respond to this specious argument.
Playing [a recording of] Qur’an in an unclean (najis) placeThe television is in my father and mother’s bedroom, and I want to play Qur’an on the television, but because my father is elderly, he urinates in a bottle and leaves it in the room. Is it permissible for me to turn on the television and tune into the Qur’an channels, knowing that the place is regarded as unclean or impure (najis)?
Guidelines on seeking permission to enterWe are asking if you could clarify the correct understanding and implementation of seeking permission to enter homes and properties in accordance with the orders of Allah and the sunnah of His Messenger صَلَى الله عليهِ وسَلَّم and if this differs according to Urf or local custom or is the same for all of the Muslims. In Surah Al-Nur 27-29 Allah mentions how to seek permission and enter the homes, and the exceptions. We are asking if you can explain these ayat and regarding two points in specific. One being what are the places or homes that are "not lived in" and what are the rules or limits of entering them when they have owners who are known. There are homes that some may only use in certain seasons or times of the year like the summers or winters, or only for special occasions, like family gatherings or weddings. Also what about land like farm land or homes which are under construction and that are not yet lived in, or warehouses equipment or livestock? Can these properties be entered without the permission of the caretakers, guards, or owners simply because they are not used daily or lived in by families, or must the people still seek permission from the owners or caretakers to enter them?Also some have said that by custom if the gate or door to a property or home is left open, for some reason, that no permission is needed to enter, is this a correct understanding according to either local custom or Islamicly ?
Reciting Surah al-‘Asr Before Leaving a GatheringDid the Sahaba (Prophet Muhammad’s companions) read the famous du’a (supplication) known as (supplication for leaving a gathering) as well as Surah al-‘Asr? I have searched but I did not find any hadeeth that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Alah be upon him) used to recite Surah al-‘Asr before leaving a gathering. Is it an innovation?
There is no Harm in Joking as long as it is TruthfulAssalamu alaikumWhat is the ruling concerning joking? Is it considered useless and vain speech? Note that it does not contain any ridiculing of the religion. Jazakum allah alf Khair
Is it prescribed to say Bismillah fi awwalihi wa aakhirihi if you did not say Bismillah when beginning an action?Can i say BISMILLAAHI FEE AWWALIHI WA AAKHIRIH in between of task if i didnot say in the beginning? However it was not out of forgetfulness that i missed saying BISMILLAAH in the beginning, but because i was doing another zikar at that time when started thay task, like wearing clothes or shoes or cooking or cleaning etc.
Ruling on using a water purification system that wastes a lot of waterI have a question regarding the usage or installation of RO. Water purifier at home. I was searching for best purifier in the market and I came to know that RO+UV is the good technique for water purification for drinking. I also came to know that in RO after purifying the water 50% of water goes waste.. Please let me know whether we can use that RO.
It is permissible to consult women and for women to express their opinion in the light of what they think is correctAre women not allowed to voice their opinion in Islam? Are they required to quietly obey and follow everything a man says? Are women not allowed to question if we see something better can be done? This is regarding working in islamic organizations where sometimes the leadership of the man is questionable but then women are told to stay silent and do not question leadership. I understand women are not in the position to lead in Islam, but sometimes the men are doing a bad job at it and refuse to listen to our opinion, saying it is against Islam to question. Therefore, please explain if a woman is not allowed to question.
Authenticity of Du’a When Looking at the MirrorWhat is the supplication for looking in the mirror? Is it “O Allah, You have made my physical appearance good, so make my manners and attitude good”?
The younger brother has to respect and obey his older brother who is of sound mindDo I have to obey my eldest brother? There is me, my mother, my father and my eldest brother. My mother is living with us and my father is working abroad (so he is not with us). If my eldest brother commands me to do things such as "clean up" or he will question me like "What are you doing in your studies?" and when I refuse to answer he will say "you have to (islamically) I am the eldest" - even though my mother is the eldest one living with us. So my question is this - Is it FARD to obey my eldest brothers commands or questions i.e. "what are you doing? Where are you going?" or "clean up the kitchen" So is it fard in this particular situation to obey his commands AND answer his questions? reconciliation with him did not work when I tried it. Also if my father was here - would it be fard in that situation? I obey my parents - I just dont obey him to avoid argueing and sinning.
If a Christian congratulates a Muslim on special occasions, how should he respond?How should we respond to the Christians or non-Muslims in general if they congratulate us on our festivals? If one of them says to us “Kull sanah wa anta tayyib [lit. ‘Every year may you be well’ – a traditional greeting on Eid]”, how should we respond to him? Is it permissible for us to respond to him in kind? Also, some of them congratulate us on other occasions, such as promotion, achieving some success, getting married, and the like, so they say to us, “Congratulations on your promotion/success/marriage” and so on. What should we say to them?
Ruling on saying “good luck” or “bad luck”Is it permissible to say “good luck” or “bad luck”?
Is it prescribed to praise Allah after burping and to seek refuge with Him after yawning?I noticed that some people ask Allah for forgiveness or praise Allah after burping. Is that Sunnah or is it an innovation (bid‘ah) that should be avoided?
How should she react to her friends and the gifts that they offer her on her birthday?I have a problem; I am not quite sure about the ruling on celebrating birthdays. Is it in innovation (bid‘ah) that is tantamount to disbelief (kufr)? I am hoping for clarification from you, because I heard that celebrating birthdays is a type of innovation, but I may find myself with no option but to accept some congratulations from some of my friends, or even accept some gifts as well on my birthday. In this case, I have no choice but to respond politely to this kindness, according to etiquette, meaning that I should say some words of thanks and appreciation to the one who gives me a gift or congratulates me. Of course I do not intend by doing that to introduce anything into the religion, because I know that this is an innovation, but I have been compelled to deal with this matter against my wishes. Does this mean that all my righteous deeds in the future will never be accepted?
Is it Sunnah to wash new clothes before wearing them?I heard that it is Sunnah to wash new clothes before putting them on for the first time. Is this true?
Is he sinning if he rides the bus standing, because the rules do not allow that?The transit laws in our city do not allow buses to carry more than fifty passengers, but sometimes people break the law, and I am among the passengers who end up standing. Is there any sin on me?