Meaning of hadith: Brother in law is death

Meaning of ḥadīth: Brother in law is death

Question

(1) Please can you explain the meaning of the ḥadīth, “Brother in law is death.” Does this include the husband’s brother as well as sister’s husband?

(2) Is it correct to use this ḥadīth to justify preventing the sister’s husband from coming to the parent’s house? Some people use it in this manner whilst being relaxed about ḥijāb with the husband’s brother.

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Kissing the face of the deceased or uncovering it

Kissing the face of the deceased or uncovering it

Question

Is it permissible to kiss the face of the deceased? What is the ruling on uncovering the face of the deceased for people to look at?

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Adoption and Hijab

Adoption and Hijab

Question

There are many Muslim children who require adoption because of family breakdowns and more recently due to the Syrian refugee crisis. I am aware that Islam does not recognise adopted children as the children of the adopter in terms of establishing a Maḥram relationship, inheritance and so forth. However, my question is in relation to Ḥijāb and interaction between the adopted child and the family once the adopted child grows up. Continue reading

Women Wear the Veil because it says so in the Quran

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Those who wear the veil are doing it for religious NOT cultural reasons says a Muslim organisation.

The Lancashire Council of Mosques today released a statement which included a passage from the Quran which they said would clarify the issue after recent debates.

The statement is signed by 50 local scholars and community representatives.

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Ruling and Meaning of Hijab

Ruling and meaning of Ḥijāb

Question

Can you please clarify the meaning and ruling of Ḥijāb for women? Is it just a cultural practice or is it an Islamic practice?

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