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Are Multiple Intentions Permitted in Voluntary Prayers?

Are Multiple Intentions Permitted in Voluntary Prayers?

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 …

Whatever is Meant For You Will Come to You

Whatever is Meant For You Will Come to You

Allah has created the future and understands intimately what it holds, just as He has created our past and present. Even though Allah knows and has ordained what will happen in the future, we still have free will in the present. We have the will to choose…

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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 …

5 Ways to Spiritually Prepare for Ramadan

5 Ways to Spiritually Prepare for Ramadan

As Ramadan approaches, we are all growing in anticipation. Whether this is your first Ramadan or you’ve had a lifetime of Ramadan’s, each year we enter this blessed month is a time of spiritual cleansing and rejuvenation. We embark on a month-long journey of increased worship, striving to strengthen our relationship with our Creator and …

Want to Have a Successful Ramadan? Here is Step #1

Want to Have a Successful Ramadan? Here is Step #1

Few weeks separate us from the blessed and beloved month. Do you want to achieve a really successful Ramadan? The first step is to have a burning desire and great passion for success. That is the starting point. Cherish the intention to make the upcoming Ramadan the best in your life. Start developing this motive …

How Should I Formulate the Intention for Prayer

Does One Need to Make Verbal Intention for Prayers?

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- When starting to follow the imam, you just join him in prayer with your inner intention to follow him. 2- When a person prays …

Before Action, Double-Check Your Intention

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 …

Should My Non-Muslim Wife Take Ghusl After Menses

Should My Non-Muslim Wife Take Ghusl After Menses?

Wa`alaykum as-salam 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: A non-Muslim wife is not required to abide by the Islamic Shari`ah-related matters such as “intention” or following the exact method of performing ghusl. Therefore, as long as …

4 Tips For Building a Positive Mindset

4 Tips For Building a Positive Mindset

These rough and smooth times make up the story of life. You have no control over it. What you can aim to do is influence your thoughts, and build a positive mindset. And only then could yours be a life story rooted in a positivity and good thoughts.

Doing Good Deeds Without Valid Intention

Doing Good Deeds Without Valid Intention: Rewarded?

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: Being polite with seniors and colleagues at work without a valid intention does not incur sin on the person because it is not among the …



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