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Rules on swallowing acid stuff from stomach while fasting

Question 208:  A brother asked me that if he swallowed that acid stuff which comes from the stomach, and when he swallowed it, he had an idea that it might break his fast but he wasnt sure…he has to give qadha but is that considered jahl taqseeri due to him not knowing for sure but he couldve avoided it by precaution and check if he felt it was maybe a fast breaker or is dhann sufficient to be jahl qasoori and one must have yaqeen that it breaks his fast for him to give kafarat, example, I swallow the acid liquid from my stomach with yaqeen it doesnt break my fast, then i find out, im fine but if i swallow it ,knowing theres a good chance that it might break my fast, isnt that unpardonable ignorance due to me being able to refrain from that and check cause i had an idea that it might break my fast. Generally what is the Rules on swallowing acid stuff from stomach while fasting?

Answer 208: If one who is fasting belches out something and it comes into the mouth, if he swallows it again, it will invalidate his fast no matter how little it is and he has to make up for it and also make kaffarah (either fast 60 days or feed 60 poor people the way mentioned in related books). Also, if what he has swallowed is something that is haram to eat, such as blood, he will have to do kaffarah jam’ (meaning that he has to both fast 60 days and feed 60 poor people).[1] All if this is if he swallowed it intentionally. None of what was mentioned applies if it was unintentional though and the fast is valid. Read More

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Ruling on celebrating non-Muslim holidays

Question 206: What is the ruling on celebrating non-Muslim holidays like Christmas or any other Kuffar holidays? Just curious.

Answer 206: Such celebrating like birthdays is not a part of the Islamic traditions; the Islamic doctrines have not persuaded or recommended us to celebrate our birthdays. Allah, the Glorified, has not referred to any of the prophets’ births except in two cases. The first refers to divine grace in connection with Prophet Moses’ birth. God reminds us of His grace and favor to Moses for saving him from Pharaoh and letting him grow up in his house. The Quran says: Read More

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Signs for bulugh in male and female

Question 414: Assalamun aleikum. What are the Signs for bulugh in male and female according to Shia and Sunni and other sects? How old for a boy to become baligh? Prayers and fasting to be wajib (obligations) for him? Is it 15 years?

Answer 414: According to Maraja’ (ha), the signs for bulugh are one of three things: a) Growth of coarse hair beneath the belly and above the reproductive organ. b) Seminal discharge c) The end of fifteen lunar years for males and nine lunar years for females.[1] Read More

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Rules of Mut’ah (temporary marriage) in Islam

Question 079:  What is the rules of Mut’ah (temporary marriage) in Islam? My husband told me that its not allowed for single women ( whom never been married which consider as virgin) to enter mutah marriage? The reason im asking this in this forum because I’m tired to hear many of Sunni ‘s Muslim disrespect Shia Muslim. Thanks

Answer 079: Before beginning this debate, two points need to be mentioned:

1) This issue is a fiqhi one, therefore it originally needs to be analyzed in the right place by Sunni and Shia fiqh experts (fuqaha’) along with Quranic and hadithic reasoning and without any negative propaganda and making noise or insult by any of the two sides. Read More

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Rules on eating Sea Creatures: Shrimp and Prawns are Halal

Question 647: Salaam. Are prawns and shrimp same or different? Which one is halal? I want to know the rules on eating Sea Creatures and made sure if Shrimp and Prawns are Halal?

Answer 647: It is not permissible to eat from marine animals anything except fish that has scale; shrimp is considered from that category [of permissible sea animals]. But other than fish that does not have scale is forbidden. Read More

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Rules concerning a menstruating woman

Question 646: What are the rules concerning a menstruating woman, according to Islamic Fiqh?

Answer 646: The follwoings are some rules concerning a menstruating woman.

Firstly: It is not permissible for a menstruating woman to offer prayers, keep fast, perform circumambulation of Ka’bah (Tawaf) or sit in an uninterrupted seclusion (I‘tikãf). Read More

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Shaking Hand with Non-Muslim Break Wudu?

Question 644: Sir, is Shaking Hand with Non-Muslim Break Wudu? I take admission in Canada University for my mtech programs in civil engineering, we have international university there which means that people from all sects weather hindu, Buddhist, Cristian, Jews, Sikhs, and all others study there. Read More

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Marrying a fornicator who repented

Question 640: Aoa sheikh, I have a very serious question. If a women has lost her virginity in the past wrongfully by committing sin or been in relationship.  Can’t she be forgiven in the eyes of Islam?  Should a man accept such a women as her life partner?  What does Islam say about Marrying a fornicator who repented?

Answer 640: Although adultery is a great sin according to the Holy Quran, as He, the Exalted, says: “Nor come nigh to adultery: for it is a shameful (deed) and an evil, opening the road (to other evils)”[1], but one point of dire importance, is the special favor and grace which Allah, the Almighty bestows upon someone who repents; repentance destroys and effaces all of the sins and negative consequences of sins before Allah. Read More