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Ashura & Yom Kippur: Muslims & Jews ًWill Fast Together This Year

JEDDAH – Wednesday, September 19 was a very special day this year, seeing both world Muslims and Jews fasting together to mark religious occasions, a rare coincidence that occurs a few times each generation. “This coming year may become a very good year because this year both Jews and Muslims worldwide are fasting together on …

12 Fatwas on Ashura and Muharram

12 Fatwas on Ashura and Muharram

It is Muharram; the first month of the Hijri year, one of the sacred months (al-ash-hur al-hurum) and a month that features the great occasion of `Ashura’. In this folder, we answer some of your questions about the status of this month, its fasting and some practices and misconceptions associated with it. …

Duaa

Doing Good Deeds Prior to Making Duaa: OK?

Can one go to Al-Haram (the Sacred mosque in Makkah) to pray for one’s needs, e.g., to pray to be cured from a sickness, to pray to have children, etc. Furthermore, can one fast for some days for the purpose of requesting for one’s needs from Allah for the reasons stated above?

Why Is Fasting Forbidden on the Day of Eid?

Why Is Fasting Forbidden on the Day of Eid?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: It is not mentioned in any hadith that Satan fasts on the day of Eid. But it is confirmed that the Prophet forbade us from …

How Can We Make `Eid Fun?

How Can We Make Eid Fun?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this Fatwa: 1- Eid is supposed to be fun 2- The Prophet allowed two girls to sing using duff. 3- The Abyssinian kids were dancing with their spears and …



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