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Are Hobbies A Haram Waste of Time for a Muslim?

Short Answer: Not necessarily. It depends on the nature of the hobby, and how much time one spends on it, as well as whether or not it brings one benefit in this life or the next. In general, as long as it’s halal and it’s not taking too much time away from other more important pursuits, it’s …

Do I Need to Make Wudu' after Ghusl

Do I Need to Make Wudu after Ghusl?

I have a quick question. I have been told that one must perform wudu (ablution) after taking a shower or bath. If so, then why is this necessary?

For An Easy Hajj Follow These 3 Tips

For An Easy Hajj, Follow These 3 Tips

My advice is based on my personal experience and a matter of priorities. I’ve seen pilgrims arrive to the city of Makkah and immediately starting to perform voluntary – non-obligatory – deeds of worship. You have traveled for hours, sometimes more than a day, to get there.


Before Action, Double-Check Your Intention

“Actions are according to intentions, and everyone will get what they intended. So whoever migrates for the sake of Allah and His messenger, the migration will be counted truly for Allah and His messenger. And whoever migrates for the sake of worldly increase or to marry someone, then the migration will count for whatever it …

Sincerity and Facebook: How to Fix my Intention

Sincerity and Facebook: How to Fix my Intention?

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you so much for this very important question and for contacting Ask About Islam. This question shows that you are sincere and that you are seeking the reward of Allah and you are worried if something else gets in your heart other than the pure desire of pleasing Him (Glorified and …

How to Travel the World as a New Muslim?

Traveling the World as a New Muslim?

Traveling as a Muslim is not different as compared to traveling before becoming a Muslim, as long as certain guidelines are adhered to. Tourists, Muslim or not, are required to be respectful of their place of travels, to represent themselves and their own country in a positive light.

Getting Over the Ramadan Wall

3 Tips to Get Over the Ramadan Wall

How can we prevent these precious moments of Ramadan from slipping through our fingers? Sometimes we have to train ourselves to overcome the negative thoughts that can prevent us from finishing at our best. Here are three strategies for how we can do…

Ramadan prep tips

6 Tips for Ramadan - A Preparation List

Ramadan requires us to tweak our lifestyles so as to make it healthy and productive. It’s not everyday that we get up an hour or so before Fajr to prepare for suhoor meals or to pray Tahajjud (night prayer). Therefore, before the arrival of Ramadan, it is a good idea to start adjusting our sleeping habits.

Praying Two Rak`ahs with More Than One Intention

Praying Two Rak`ahs with More Than One Intention: Valid?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi 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: 1- If one of the two sunnahs is not implied by the other, then the intentions thereof should not be combined in one act, such …

Competition and Showing Off - Any Difference?

When we show off and compete with one another only so that it is said of us that we are good or brave or wise, etc. we seek praise from the creation. This is our intention. But when we compete for the pleasure of Allah, we recognize that our ability and our reward is from Allah, and our intentions are for Allah.

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