Author Archives: sohail

Bangladesh bringing back 316 from Wuhan

A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines bringing back Bangladeshi citizens stranded in China’s Wuhan, the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak, is expected to arrive in Dhaka before noon. ...

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Chinese coming to Pakistan will undergo screening tests

Chinese flights will restart coming to Pakistan from Feb 3 and all passengers coming from Chi­na will go through scree­ning tests at all airports to detect symptoms of coronavirus. Special ...

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Palestine free to end security cooperation with Israel, Abbas reportedly tells Netanyahu

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has reportedly sent a note to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, warning that Palestine now feels free to stop security cooperation with the regime as part ...

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Non-Mahram

With the upcoming so-called Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be important to address the topic, from a different perspective. We all are fully aware, I’m sure, of the prohibition ...

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What Is Islam, Iman and Ihsan?

Kaniz Fatma: The Hadith of Gabriel describes three levels of faith, Iman, Islam and Ihsan. This hadith is narrated by Abu Huraira that one day while the Prophet was sitting ...

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Who is My Mahram?

The muslim woman should be protected by the men in her life, they are her personal bodyguards. But these body guards, are not conscripted soldiers, nor have they undergone interviews ...

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Is Mut’ah or Temporary Marriage Valid or Invalid?

Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi: Mut’ah or Nikah al-Mut’ah literally means “pleasure marriage” and is commonly known as temporary marriage. Mut’ah is a private and verbal temporary marriage in which a person ...

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What is Mahram and Non-Mahram in Islam?

Mahram is an Arabic term derived from ‘haraam’ which literally refers to something which is sacred or prohibited. In the terminology of Islamic Fiqh, a non-Mahram is a person with ...

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Is Taqiyya Used to Deceive Non-Muslims?

Kaniz Fatma: The word ‘Taqaiyyya’ literally means ‘fear, caution, carefulness, guarding against danger, or wariness. In Islamic terminology, the term refers to a precautionary denial of religious belief in cases ...

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What Are the Origin, Concept and Teachings of Sufis and Sufism?

Kaniz Fatma: We come across different opinions about the origin of the word Sufi. The words which are supposed to be its origin are 1) Safaa (meaning; cleanliness, purity of ...

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