In the first stage, above all other things, that which is the most important is repentance (tawbah) and to be vigilant. The meaning of repentance is to shun all devils and all forms of despotism, and...
Question: Please inform us what is meant by entertaining music? Answer: That music which is used in vain gatherings and gatherings of amusement. Question: Please inform us how to differentiate...
Leaving the Masjid During the Period of I’tikaf It is not permissible to leave the Masjid during the state of I’tikaf except for a reason and necessity which would (a) be a logical and reasonable...
Time Period (Length) of the I’tikaf The person performing I’tikaf must stay in this state for a minimum of three complete days from sunrise of the first day until the sunset of the third day (for...
قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وأله: من اعتكف إيماناُ وإحتساباُ غٌفِر له ما تقدم مِن ذنبه؛ The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said: “The persons who secludes...
Secrets of the Hajj Undoubtedly, there are great rewards as mentioned above. However there are also harsh penalties that have been mentioned, in holy Qur’an and hadith, for renouncing the Hajj. This...
Importance of Hajj in Islam Hajj is one of most important pillars of Islam and it is one of greatest religious duties. Holy Qur’an says in a short and meaningful sentence: وَ لِلّه عَلَى النّاسِ...
Why Pray In Arabic? The question some times is asked as to why should a Muslim pray only in Arabic language and not his mother tongue. It may first seem logical that every Muslim should pray through...
Prohibition of Sexual Intercourse During Menstruation Copulating with women in this state, in addition to being revolting, also entails great harm and this is a fact that has also been corroborated...
 Prohibition of Consumption of Pork A pig, even for the Europeans who principally consume pork, is a symbol of dastardliness, and is an animal that is filthy and squalid. This animal, in sexual...
The Prohibition of Consumption of Liquor and Alcoholic Drinks There are many reasons for this prohibition including the following: Effects of alcohol upon age A distinguished Western scholar...
The Prohibition of Homosexuality Notwithstanding the fact that in the West, where sexual uncleanness is extraordinarily excessive and such indecencies are not regarded as reprehensible, the spread of...

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