Q & A

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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Women in Islam: Oppression or Liberation?

For centuries, Muslim women in all corners of the world have been aware of the liberation that is achieved by adhering to the concept of hijab. Current world events have ...

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Why British Women are Turning to Islam ?

Lucy Berrington finds the Muslim Faith is winning Western admirers despite hostile media coverage. Unprecedented numbers of British people, nearly all of them women, are converting to Islam at a ...

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Why Do I Wear Hijab?

I probably do not fit into the preconceived notion of a “rebel”. I have no visible tattoos and minimal piercing. I do not possess a leather jacket. In fact, when ...

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Why Islam Permits Polygamy ?

All mandates of the religion of Islam are from God, the Wise, and thus one deduces that all things which are permitted are due to the fact that their benefit ...

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