Photographs and Images

Photographs and Images

Question

Is it permissible to take digital photographs of people without their permission? What is the ruling regarding keeping and circulating the images of pious people who have passed away? What about selfies in front of the Kaʿbah and in Masjid Nabawī in front of the grave of the Prophet ﷺ?

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Hadith query: Wings of angels spread over Sham

Ḥadīth query: Wings of angels spread over Shām

Question

It is mentioned in a ḥadīth that the angels have their wings laid over Shām. How is this reconciled with what is currently happening in Syria? What does this ḥadīth mean? This is creating some confusion. Please clarify.

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Can a business partner take a salary or extra profit

Can a business partner take a salary or extra profit?

Question

Is it permissible for a business partner who has stake in the partnership to draw a salary for his additional work or take additional profit? Please outline the views of all four schools of thought and whether there is any flexibility in relation to this.

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Menstruating woman unable to perform Umrah due to limited stay in Saudi Arabia

Menstruating woman unable to perform ʿUmrah due to limited stay in Saudi Arabia

Question

I have read on the following link https://nawadir.org/2016/03/30/travelling-for-umrah-whilst-menstruating/ that a menstruating woman should enter into Iḥrām at Mīqāt and proceed to Makkah and perform her ʿUmrah after her menstruation finishes. However, I have a specific scenario which is quite common. If a woman plans to stay in Makkah for five days but her period will start two days before she arrives and her normal cycle is ten days, what should she do? Should she take the pill bearing in mind that the bleeding may not stop fully? What if she has no choice but to return from Makkah before her menstruation finishes?

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