Sajdah Shukr (prostration of gratitude) according to Hanafiyyah


“Prostration of gratitude” in terms of fiqh means that when some blessing of Allāh is bestowed, or when Allāh Taʿālā opens the doors of myriads of bounties upon His servant that it is mustaḥabb (desirable) and afḍal (virtuous) to face the Qiblah and prostrate.

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Giving one child better treatment than others


It appears in Bukhaari Shareef [1] that a sahaabi by the name of Nu`maan bin Basheer radiallahu anhu had presented a slave to his son. His wife insisted that she would only be pleased with him until Nabi salallahu alayhi wasallam approved of him presenting the slave to his son.

This sahaabi went up to Nabi salallahu alayhi wasallam and related what had transpired between him and his wife. He then requested Nabi salallahu alayhi wasallam to approve of his gift to his son.

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Five (5) options / rights [Khyarat] that are enacted with a transaction in Islamic Economics


The term khiyār refers to the option or right of the buyer and seller to rescind (i.e. cancel) a contract of sale. There are five khiyārāt (pl. of khiyār) in a sale contract which are as follows: 1. Khiyār al-Sharṭ (Optional condition), where, at the time of a sale, the buyer or seller can make …

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Does Surah Tawba start without Bismillah because it is a Surah of war?


It is widely popular that the Basmala (or as we know it as Bismillah) does not appear before Surah Tawbah because of the surah being that of anger. However, the reality is not as we widely popular. Mufti Mahmood Hasan rahimahullah was asked about this and he replied as follows:

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What must one do if troubled by disturbing thoughts in salaah?


This is like the situation where you wish to visit a friend who has invited you. However, his dog is obstructing the path and is barking at you. Now, there is one of three methods that you may adopt in this situation:

(1) To turn away. If you will turn away the dog will continue barking resulting in other dogs also barking. There is also the possibility that whilst running away you might trip and fall resulting in another disaster. Nevertheless, in this instance you would have distanced yourself from your friend.

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Equality between two spouses


Malfuz #168  In an answer one scholar's question Ml. Ashraf Ali Thanvi rahimahullah replied, "Yes indeed, there is great joy in two marriages, however, this joy is like the paradise which requires one to cross a fine bridge (siaat).  When I did my second marriage, then people from family of my first marriage started saying …

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Sunnah Salah while Dhuhr Jama’ah or Friday Khutbah commences


At the outset, if the time for congregational dhuhr salah or khutba for Jumuah has drawn closer, then one should not start his sunnah salah. This will depend on one’s discretion such that if he were to start the sunnah salah, one is considerably sure that he will not be able to complete these sunnans in time. In such cases, he should delay them until after the congregation.

However, if one has begun performing the Sunnah salah, and while one is praying, the congregation stands or the Imam ascends for the khutba (the arabic one and not the pre-hkutba talk), then the following detail should be kept in mind.

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