Author Archives: al-Hajj

Impermissible Names for Children

The following question was put to the marja`:  What is the ruling on giving a child names like `Abdun-Nabi (Slave of the Prophet) or `Abdur-Rasul (Servant of the Messenger) and is this in accordance with the rulings of the four … Continue reading

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Men Wearing their Hair Long or Short

The following question was asked of a marja`: Which of the following two actions for the man is the sunnah: lengthening the hair on the head or cutting it short?   The marja,` Imam `Abdur-Rahman Ash-Shami, may Allah preserve him, … Continue reading

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Innovations in Ramadan/Qur’an Completions

The following question was asked of a marja`: We have a very good custom that we carry out when completing the Qur’an in the month of Ramadan. There are a number of Qur’an completions that are done every night in … Continue reading

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Health Clubs, Bathhouses, Saunas and Swimming Pools

The following question was asked of a marja`: In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate Peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Master Muhammad and upon his family and Companions. We have buildings in our midst named … Continue reading

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Valid Reasons for Cutting the Beard

The following question was asked of a marja`: What is the ruling on shaving the beard without a valid reason in the Revealed Law? What would be the ruling on plucking hair away from the cheeks or removing it with … Continue reading

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Unequivocal Statement on Shaving the Beard

The following question was asked of a marja`: What is the ruling on shaving the beard?   The marja,` Imam `Abdur-Rahman Ash-Shami, may Allah preserve him, answered with what follows: Praise be to Allah and peace and blessings be upon … Continue reading

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Businesses Avoiding Justified Taxes

The following question was asked of a marja`: As-Salaamu `Alaikum, We live in a European country that has value taxes that are very high. Keeping this in mind, what is the ruling on Muslims here that evade paying the complete … Continue reading

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Carbonated Drinks/Soft Drinks

The following question was asked of a marja`: As-Salaamu `Alaikum, When it is established with certainty that drinking carbonated drinks/soft drinks is harmful, at that point does drinking them become impermissible? Thank you very much for taking the time to … Continue reading

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Gatherings of Dhikr in One Voice

The following question was asked of a marja`: As-Salaamu `Alaikum wa Rahmatullah, Noble shaikh of the Shafi`ii school. I had a question. My name is Mahdi Lock. I am English but based in Morocco. What is the ruling on group … Continue reading

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Zakah on Jewelry

The following question was asked of a marja`: Is Zakah due on gold that is in the form of jewelry and what is the minimum amount required for zakah to be due? How should I go about calculating the minimum … Continue reading

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