Calculating Iddat (period of waiting) after death

Calculating ʿIddat (period of waiting) after death

Question

Someone’s husband died on 28 November 2016 at 6am. When does her ʿIddat (period of waiting) end? Does it end today (6 April 2017) or tomorrow (7 April 2017)?

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Evidence of Hanafis permitting marriage during Ihram

Evidence of permissibility of marriage during Iḥrām

Question

I understand that according to the Ḥanafī school of thought, it is permissible to get married in the state of Iḥrām. Is there any evidence for this?

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Authenticity of the story regarding the son of Umar fornicating

Authenticity of the story regarding the son of ʿUmar (may Allah be pleased with him) fornicating

Question

There is a story that is regularly mentioned in the context of the justice of Sayyidunā ʿUmar (may Allah be pleased with him). The story is that his son fornicated with a woman and a child was born as a result. Continue reading

Eid Salah and Jumuah Salah on the same day

Eid Ṣalāh and Jumuʿah Ṣalāh on the same day

Question

There is some confusion in relation to performing Jumuʿah Ṣalāh this Friday 1st September 2017 as it is also Eid al-Adha on the same day. There are some messages circulating that it is against the Sunnah to perform Jumuʿah Ṣalāh if Friday conincides with the day of Eid. Please can you clarify the issue and outline the views of all four schools of thought in this regard.

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Person travels to Jeddah for work then wishes to do Umrah

The following is a brief Arabic document in relation to a person who travels to Jeddah (or similar location in between Miqat and Haram) for work purposes and thereafter has the opportunity to perform Umrah, he can enter into the state of Ihram in Jeddah and proceed to the blessed city of Makkah. He does not have to return to Miqat or give any penalty.

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