[New Book Release] An Expositive Treatise on the Six Fasts of Shawwal

THE BOOK

A critical study on the controversy surrounding the six fasts of Shawwāl from a ḥadīth and jurisprudential perspective. The treatise highlights the authentication of the ḥadīth transmitted in Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim by more than twenty experts and the endorsement of the practice by more than fifty scholars. Continue reading

Women performing Salah in congregation adjacent to men and the validity of the men’s Salah

Women performing Ṣalāh in congregation adjacent to men and the validity of the men’s Ṣalāh

Question

We have a mosque attended by people who follow various different schools of thought. The mosque is attended by males and females and there are appropriate safeguards in place. The mosque is small and comprises of two rooms that are next to each other with a permanent brick wall in between. Thus, the second row of men is indirectly behind the first row of women. There is no other option as the building is small. The entrance to each room is separate. If the women perform Ṣalāḥ in congregation, will the Ṣalāh of the men and women be valid from a Ḥanafī perspective? Please can you provide the Arabic references as this is creating some confusion.

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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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Alcohol in Jus-Rol Puff Pastry

Alcohol in Jus-Rol Puff Pastry

Question

The ingredients of Jus-Rol Puff Pastry include alcohol. Is this Ḥalāl?

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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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