Questions & Anwsers

Question:
Assalamo alaikum, I did every thing wrong in my life I cant even describe, I feel guilt and ashamed to my self, my name is ruin in society, I want say Taubah by heart to Allah. Will Allah forgive me for my bad deed? I want to live a peaceful life, my life is spoiled.
Answer:
Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala), the All-Merciful and All-Forgiving, declares in the Noble Quran:

Say: O My slaves who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. [Quran 39:53]

Every tear of a believer is precious in the court of Allah. Allah looks at the sincerity of our hearts and our actions.

My dear sister there is no limit on Allah's Mercy . I congratulate you on your desire to do Tauba. Make a firm intention to never turn back on your previous sins.

Method of making Taubah:
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One should make sincere Taubah to Allah for one's sins. The requisites of Taubah are the following:

1. To immediately abstain from the sin.
2. To regret and wish one had never indulged in the sin.
3. To resolve to never commit the sin again.
4. If one have violated the rights of another person it is necessary to seek forgiveness from that person.

Perform wudu and pray two rakaats Salatul Tauba and sincerely ask Allah to forgive you. Allah the Most Merciful may forgive sins with one tear. A lot of people say that they are unable to cry, in that case, make the face of a crying person.

After the Taubah, if one happens to commit the same sin again, she should do Taubah again. As long as she does Taubah sincerely with the above conditions, Allah will forgive her.

Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanawi (May Allah have mercy on him) instructed,
Pray two rakah salah with intention of making repentance and then supplicate as follows:

O Allah, I am Your obstinate disobedient servant.
I want to become obedient but nothing happens with my desires. However, everything is possible only with You.
I want to reform myself but I lack the determination to do so. Only You can reform me.
O Allah, I am extremely inappropriate, severely corrupt and very sinful. I am failing. Please, help me,
I have a weak determination to resist temptations of sinful activities. Please, give me the power to do so.
I do not have anything for salvation (Najaat). Please, provide me with the means of salvation from Your hidden treasures.

For ten or twelve minutes, make repentance arduously. Then say:
O Allah, Kindly forgive all the sins that I have committed till now. Though I do not say that I will not commit them again. I am aware that I will do them again. However, I will ask for forgiveness again.

In this manner daily ask for forgiveness, acknowledge your weakness, supplicate for betterment (Islah) and verbally recount your lack of ability, corruption and evilness. In short, debase yourself explicitly in front of Allah daily for ten minutes.

Make this Dua daily before going to sleep.
In a few days. inshaAllah you will observe that from Divine sources your determination will become strong without facing humility and hardships.

Whenever your taubah breaks you should make taubah again. Taubah is so powerful that it can take a person from the lowest levels of Hellfire and raise him to Paradise.

Make a U turn in life, wash off your slate of deeds - eliminate the bad deeds and protect your good deeds.


Make all your worries, doubts and concerns in the form of Dua to Allah - for example:

Yah Allah, I was astray from straight path for so long, but you have hid my faults and gave me hidayat.

Ya Allah, I tried to do good, but Shaytaan deceived me - only You can show me the path to Jannah,

Ya Allah, I am helpless and distressed and you have all the treasures of comfort, mercy and happiness,

Humble Request to All
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Make Taubah from all past sins and protect yourself from disobedience of Allah -especially the sins of the tongue, eyes and the heart. Make Dua to Allah for guidance, Aafiyyat, forgiveness and steadfastness. Always be in contact with a pious Shaykh to learn Deen, make effort to acquire love of Allah. Make Istighfar on the past, have Sabr and Shukr on the present life and seek Allah's help for the future. Bring Taqwa and Haya in your daily life. Remember Allah as much as you can. Study the essentials of Deen from scholars, or from authentic books. Increase time for Dua for the whole Ummah. Read and listen to Taleem of Fazail books with the family and community. Explain the purpose of life and share the blessings of Islam, Quran and Sunnah with everyone -men, women and youth around the world.
Love and care for whole Ummah - serve humanity without any discrimination of color, creed, race or nationality.

Worshipping our Creator, acquiring knowledge to become an ideal believer, serving humanity, reaching out to mankind to explain the purpose of life should be our mission. Deeds done with a pure heart, sincere intentions, with humility, love and care fulfills the mission of life.

Seeking Forgiveness (Taubah)
http://islameasy.org/Taubah_Benefits.php

Easy Road to Paradise - Golden deeds that lead to success
http://www.islameasy.org/EasyRoad_Paradise.php
Question:
I had a problem that I soon get involve with males and had one-sided love and always had been rejected for reasons and now I want to devote my self completely to my deen. Please help me to get out of this and keep my self on the right path.
Answer:
My dear sister, I congratulate you on your desire to be true to your deen. The very first thing that you should do is to leave your gatherings that remind you or lure you towards the wrong deeds. Spend lots of time in the company of the pious. Often read 2 rakaats salatul Taubah and sincerely ask Allah to forgive you. Pray five times daily. Do zikr. And feel relieved that once you read 2 rakaats Salatul Taubah and you have sincerely asked Allah to forgive you, have strong hope in forgiveness and Mercy of Allah.

Study these resources:

Cure for Pre-Marriage Love Relationship which does not lead to a Marriage
http://www.islameasy.org/Cure_PreRelations.php

Taubah (Seeking Forgiveness)
http://islameasy.org/Taubah_Benefits.php

For the daughters of the Ummah - dignity of woman
http://islameasy.org/bayan/4DaughtersOfUmmah.MP3

Daily Adkaar poster in Arabic and English.
www.IslamEasy.org/pdf/dailyAdkaar_Eng.pdf
Question:
I recently started wearing hijaab. I wanted to know how can I perform proper wudu before Salah, as I am with hijaab and have to use a common washroom at work. How can I remove my veil for wudu?
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

We congratulate you on your observing hijaab. May Allah grant you strength to stay steadfast on Islam. While doing wudu, wash the parts as you normally would, then bring your hijaab a little forward, that way your face is not exposed and you are able to remove your veil. Wash your face and then when it is time to do masah, put your hands under your hijaab and do masah and quickly put your veil back on, then complete the remaining steps of wudu.
Question:
Is there a program for character building I can learn?
Answer:
You may visit your local mosque to pursue an Islamic studies program of faith and good deeds for character building, involving adult-education, community service and spirituality. The program may involve spiritual talks as well as educational learning from books of virtues, studying role models in human history - stories of the Prophets, their companions and pious believers, simple and humble life-style, good manners and etiquettes.

The overall program objectives should include how to increase faith, reliance on Almighty God, motivation for good deeds, trustworthiness and mutual respect in daily life, love and care for humanity, compassion and mercy for young and old in family and community, sense of accountability in deeds and words, spirit of sacrifice for fellow human beings, sincerity and purification of heart (cure for arrogance, jealousy, greed, malice and show-off), devotion in worship, time management and avoiding irrelevant and useless tasks to become more productive in daily life, sharing a message of peace and obedience to Almighty God and His Messenger (peace be upon him), becoming an ideal-human being following the ways and manners of the Prophet (peace be upon him), developing a concern how every human being can achieve success in this life and Hereafter.

The program should educate people to produce better believers, law abiding responsible citizens with high morals and characters living peacefully in the society as community members having strong faith, performing good deeds, and have a sense of accountability to Almighty Allah.
Question:
Are we responsible on the Day of Judgment if as a Muslim we backbite a non-believer ?

Answer:
Yes, you will be held accountable for backbiting about non-Muslims as well.
Islam teaches respect, sympathy and tolerance and kind treatment of humanity.
Question:
Are we allowed to watch non Mahrams if they are older than us (especially during talking..) or if any non-Mahram is just like mother (I mean to say she used to teach us in childhood)?
Answer:
"Tell the believing men that they must lower their gaze and guard their private parts, it is more decent for them. Surely Allah is all aware of what they do." (Surah Al-Noor, 24:30)

In principle, it is necessary for one to lower his gaze immediately upon looking at a non-Mahram woman. Therefore, the same ruling will apply to your female relatives even if they may be older, as they are your non-mahrams. In a situation in which you cannot avoid them even after trying then, limit your interaction with them as much as possible.
Question:
is it compulsory for a married Muslimah to wear jewelry or bangles as an identity that she is married?

Answer:
There is no such requirement. However, one should wear whatever one has to please her husband as well as Allah, as Allah is the one who has granted us these blessings. Also, observe modesty and hijab in the presence of non-Mahram.
Question:
What should a Muslimah do when her family starts to hate her due to some misunderstandings and blames from her brother just due to his narrow mindedness and false ego while she never crosses her limits that Islam teaches and she has to cope with the economy of the home too. She is bearing every thing with a silence on the belief that Allah is with her. Her efforts are useless to make good terms with them, as Islam says about blood relations that do not cut off them .... Kindly guide me.
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

You need to stay strong. The world is not a just place. InshaAllah Allah will reward you for doing sabr on what your relatives say to you. Keep making dua to Allah to give everyone hidayah and continue your utmost best to keep ties together. Allah has commanded us to keep ties and we should, regardless of the situations that we are faced with.

Rasulullah (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) advised:

Join ties with one who cuts you off, give to one who deprives you and forgive one who oppresses you.

and
He who loves that he be increased in his sustenance and lifespan should join family ties.

May Allah make it easy for you, Ameen.
Question:
Sister is expecting a baby, her relative gave a gift of used baby clothes.
Answer:
My dear sister, I would firstly like to congratulate you on your baby. May Allah make your child the coolness of your eyes and the noor of your heart.

Secondly, I would like to relieve your heart of your pain. A gift does not necessarily have to be something new. It can be something that is used. It's a matter of giving. The Prophet Muhammad Salalahoalaihi wasalam promoted gift giving as it increases love between two people. Both giving and taking gifts is a form of Sunnah. Do not take it personally that you received a used gift. It is very possible that the gift that she gave was not used but appears to be. It is possible that your sister in law does not have the means to give a gift of your standards.

Thinking positively will always keep our hearts at ease. However, if we let things get to our hearts, we end up either fighting or looking for the chance to take revenge. Be at ease. Enjoy your new bundle of joy.
Question:
Is it allowed to leave fasting and in Ramadan for exams preparation?
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

My dear sister, are you willing to fail in the hereafter, for preparation for a worldly exam? My dear sister, one fast missed in Ramadan will never return. You can fast your whole life and never fulfill the merit, barakah, rahmah, blessings of that one day. And even after skipping that one fast, do you have any guarantee that you will pass the exam?
Question:
How can a Muslim women be hospitable to her guests in her in-laws where all her relatives are non-Mahram? How is she suppose to be hospitable to them and offer them food and remind them to have food and all when she is not even allowed to mix with non-Mahrams?
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan,forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

Islam is the only religion which has given woman the status in accordance to her nature and determined her rights and duties according to her personality. Islam gave woman that dignity which no other ideology or faith has ever given.

A Muslim woman is shy, has lots of Haya, does not talk to non-Mahram except when it is necessary, with respect and grace. Hijab is necessary when non-Mahram visit your home.

The best way to be hospitable to guests is to have a Mahram relative, or your husband, or little children around whom can help you serve your non-Mahram relatives. Have an understanding with your husband and in-laws telling them you do not have any problems preparing for guests, but your husband (or kids) will be the one serving them.

Study and share the booklet and audio on Hijab:

For the daughters of the Ummah - dignity of woman
http://islameasy.org/bayan/4DaughtersOfUmmah.MP3

Study the Hijab book
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Hijab_newEdition2.pdf

How observing Hijab brings piety and purity in society? How leaving Hijab leads to sins and shamelessness? A definitive guide which present the Quranic verses and hadith on the subject, along with the opinions of scholars, so that those seeking the life of piety may find guidance. This book is for Muslim sisters who ask:

"What is the proper and best way I can practice hijab, as it was practiced by the Prophet's (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) community?"

Status of Women in Islam
http://www.islameasy.org/K225_WomenInIslam.php
Question:
I Want to be role model for family? Want to be mutaqqi of Allah? Want to see happy my parents and sisters? Please give my advice.
Answer:
Worshipping our Creator, acquiring knowledge to become an ideal believer, serving humanity, making efforts in helping fellow human beings to be loved by Allah should be our mission. Deeds done with a pure heart, sincere intentions, with humility, love and care fulfills the mission of life. Imagine a believer who always remembers and seeks help from his Creator, praises Allah by her tongue, in her heart, expresses gratitude for His bounties, is patient in hardships. She supplicates in all earnestness and always has good intentions. She follows the Hijab and Sunnah in her outward appearance and in her manners, conduct and etiquette. She is getting rewards at every step.

Listen to these lectures:

Ideal Human Being (Purpose of Life)
http://islameasy.org/bayan/0_Ideal_Human_Being.mp3

Brotherhood and Love for Humanity
http://islameasy.org/bayan/0_OneUmmah_Brotherhood_Love.MP3

For the daughters of the Ummah - dignity of woman
http://islameasy.org/bayan/4DaughtersOfUmmah.MP3

The best advice for all the aforementioned is the Sunnah of the Prohphet Muhammad Sallalalho alaihi wasalam. Follow the Sunnah and shariah of Islam, the teachings of the Noble Quran and inshaAllah you will have all that you have asked for and even that which you could never imagine.

If you want to be a role model for your family, be a good ambassador of Islam. Be prompt with your Salah. Be good in your dealings whether they are with Muslims or not. Do not lie, even if you are at loss. Fulfill promises. Be trustworthy. These are just a few qualities that a Muslim role model possesses. There are many if one looks at the life of the Prophet Muhammad sallalaho alaihi wasalam.

Pious Friendship and its effect on Character
http://islameasy.org/bayan/8_Pious_Friendship_I.MP3

If you would like to be mutaqqi, always fear Allah. Acquire means of halal earning. Leave haram. Leave that which is doubtful.

If you would like to please your parents and sisters, help them in their times of need. Serve them kindly and look at them in a loving manner. Care for them and please them.

This life is a one-time opportunity to achieve everlasting happiness in the life hereafter. Allah Almighty is showering countless blessings upon us every day. Every moment has a great potential to achieve high-ranks in the court of our Creator. Every minute is like a gold coin. The heart and tongue are gifts from Allah to earn millions of rewards for the life Hereafter.

Purpose of Life (article)
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Purpose_of_Life_flyer.pdf
Question:
I am getting married to a person who I wanted to get married to. My family was against the marriage, but they gave in for my happiness. The problem is now that things are all set and in the flow I am not happy with the idea anymore. He is a divorcee and a father of 2 girls who live with him along with his mother. The issue started coming in from his mother who does not like me coming to their house, the kids don't like me in the house, and he does not like me getting out of the house, he does not like me even talking about my family and my brother's children. The question that comes in my head right now is that in such a situation what does Islam have to say? How do I deal with the situation? I want to get out of this relation before its to late in the day! He even has major anger management issue! Gets really aggressive at times.
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

My dear sister, we advise you to hurry and pray two rakaat nafil Salaatul Hajaat, and ask Allah to help you in whatever is best for you. Afterwards, we highly recommend that you turn to your elders and explain the situation to them and ask them to stop any further arrangements and cancel the marriage before it really gets too late. You may have to hear some statements of "we told you this wasn't right for you etc". It's better to hear such from your parents than to live a miserable life.

For marriage, a religious person is better for both this life and hereafter. 'Religious' does not mean who prays, read Quran and fast only - the definition is 'who abstains from all sins' - this includes our daily life, food, finances, dress, full hijab, manners and purification of heart - read the article and Khutbahs on our site and listen to lectures - inshaAllah your knowledge will increase. Make your choice for Taqwa(piety) instead of just looking for the apparent beauty or worldly assets.

Pious Friendship and its effect on Character
http://islameasy.org/bayan/8_Pious_Friendship_I.MP3

Our recommendation to you is to read Salatul Istekhara when you are ready for the next proposal. May Allah grant you a spouse that grants you with love, respect, and happiness and both lead each other towards a life filled with Allah's obedience.
Question:
I did something very wrong . I do not wish my kids to get punished because of that. I am a single mom. I want Allah's forgiveness and a powerful dua to get out of tough times.
Answer:
It is a sign of Emaan that your heart is making you worry about what will happen to you as a result to your sin. The best way to seek forgiveness is by praying Salatul Taubah. Read two rakaat nafil and cry your heart out, show Him that you are ashamed of your acts and that you will never resort to those acts again. Ask Allah to forgive you and not punish your children for your sins. We all make mistakes, some big some small, Allah is the most forgiving. InshaAllah have hope in Allah and inshaAllah He will forgive you.

Taubah (Seeking Forgiveness)
http://islameasy.org/Taubah_Benefits.php
Question:
How can a women pray when she is on a short travel? Like if I go to picnic. what is the ruling of prayer there? where should I pray if I don't find an empty space with less people around?
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan,forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

If you are at a picnic, it will be compulsory for you to find a spot to pray, if possible ask a responsible person to find you a secluded spot.
You should try your best not to skip sunnah and nafil, however if time does not allow, or if there is some form of difficulty then, you may read Sunnah muak-kida and fardh wajibaat, leaving out nawafil.
Question:
is the sujood valid if the nose is covered while the forehead is open while in sujood? is it necessary for the nose part to touch directly the ground without any piece of cloth on nose?
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

Yes, it is necessary for your nose and forehead to touch the ground directly. However, if you are in a public place (non-Mahram men are around) and it is prayer time, you do not need to remove your niqaab or hijaab. Your prayer will be accepted.
Question:
I had dream that my 3-month baby said Allah Muhammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) name, what does that mean?
Answer:
It is a good dream. Try your best to keep your child away from bad influence; such as the television, songs, etc. And, instead, keep him in the company of good. Spend time reciting the Holy Quran in his presence. Teach him how to recite the kalimah. Spend time on a pious upbringing. May Allah make him the source of Jannah for his parents.
Question:
I want to clear my doubt on the issue of plucking eyebrows. As i have thick eyebrows, i have to pluck some of them as my brows give me manly look.so i had to get them plucked out. i had no choice,i even asked my islamic studies teacher about this, she said it is permissible if the eyebrows are thick n resemble that of man. but today i came across a post, it has again prompted the same confusion...plz guide me,i dont know what to do, because thick eyebrows make me look ugly.
Answer:
May Allah raise your ranks and make you amongst the Sualihaat! Ameen!

The Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) has said, "Allah has cursed those women who practice tattooing, request tattooing be done for them, those who remove the eyebrows, those who request that they eyebrows be removed and those who create spaces between their teeth artificially to look beautiful, such ladies have changed what Allah has created." (Sahih Muslim, Hadith #3973)

So according to sound Ahadith, it is impermissible for women to remove or shape their eyebrows.

The only exception is a woman whose eyebrows have stray strands of hair and are unnaturally bushy; in which case it will be permissible to remove only the stray strands. She should not remove more than that or she will be sinful.
Question:
When I'm in severe pain and going to in depression, I discussed with my mother in law about abusive relationship. I knew if I don't discuss it, I will going to be mad. I'm confused, is seeking help for my relation with tears and pain, is I'm doing sin, is this backbiting? Because, my mother-in-law said to me I'm backbiter
.......plz reply if it's backbite than how I seek help......
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan,forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

If you discuss an incident with someone who has the power to change the situation or help join husband and wife, it will not be considered backbiting.
Question:
please guide me, one marriage proposal came but is not progressing, is there a dua to create love on the other side?
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

My dear sister, we pray that Allah grants you the best spouse, who loves you and cares for you. You must however remember that whoever is meant for you is who will be your life partner. Do not obsess yourself over one proposal. It is quite possible that this person is not meant for you. However, the best thing to do at this point is to do dua and read Salatul Hajaat (refer to our site's main page for the method and dua) and ask Allah tala to make this easy for you and for Him to grant you with pious and righteous husband.
Question:
Mother lost a child due to miscarriage
Answer:
May Allah grant you his immense mercy, elevate your ranks and make you amongst the Saliheen! Ameen.

May Allah grant you ease in this difficult time, and reward you for your patience. May He compensate your loss with Jannah in the Akhirah without any hisaab.!

The loss of a child is truly a test of patience for everyone who is affected. Any tragedy which befalls a believer is a sign of Allah, strengthening that person in imaan and patience. Allah sends trials upon those whom he loves the most, as these trials are meant to lead that believer closer to Him. Having patience and forbearance during these trials leads the believer and beloved of Allah to the highest of the Heavens, insha'Allah.

The following are sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) regarding the loss of a child:
It comes in a Hadith in the Musnad of Abd' ibn Humayd, Muadh (ra), narrates from the Prophet (peace be upon him) that 'Muslims do not lose three children except that Allah will cause the two parents to enter Paradise through the favor of His mercy towards them.' They said, 'What about two, Oh Messenger of Allah' He said, 'Two also.' They said, 'And one?" He said, 'Even the miscarried child will indeed drag its mother with its umbilical cord to Paradise."
The Prophet said, "The miscarried child will pester its glorious and mighty Lord for His entering its two parents into the Fire until it is told, 'O miscarried child that pesters its Lord! Enter your father and mother into Paradise.' Then it will drag them with its umbilical cord until it makes them enter Paradise." Ibn Majah and Abu Ya'la from 'Ali.
And again, "By the One in Whose hand is my soul, truly the miscarried child will certainly drag its mother with its umbilical cord to Paradise, provided one expects recompense [for SABR]." Ibn Majah and Ahmad from Mu'adh.
And he said: "Your little ones are the larvas of Paradise. They will meet their parents and grab them by their garments or their hands to no end other than that Allah will enter them Paradise." Sahih Muslim.
"I swear that a miscarried child of mine I send forth before me is more beloved to me than [raising] a mounted knight that survives me." Ibn Majah from Abu Hurayra (ra)
Al-Tirmidhi narrated that Abu Sinaan said, "I buried my son Sinaan and Abu Talhah al-Khoolani was sitting at the graveside. When I wanted to go out he took my hand and said, "Shall I not give you some glad tidings, O Abu Sinaan?" I said, "Yes". He said, "Al-Dahhaak ibn "Abd al-Rahmaan ibn Arzab narrated to me from Abu Moosa al-Ashari that the Messenger of Allah SAW said, "When a person's child dies, Allah says to His angels, "you have taken the child of My slave", they say "Yes." He says, "you have taken the apple of his eye". They say, "yes". He says "What did My slave say?" They say, "he praised you and said 'inna lillahi wa inna ilahi raajioon'. Allah says, "build for My slave a house in Paradise and call it the house of praise."

So my Dear sister, do not despair, for Allah knows your pain, He knows your struggle, and He will reward you for your patience. It seems hard in this Dunya, but in the Akhirah it will work in your favor. Allah will compensate your loss with the glad tidings of Jannah, insha'Allah. Take advantage of this opportunity to draw closer to your Lord, and you will see its fruits in both worlds.

May Allah make it easy for you. Ameen
Question:
It is several years of prayers that I have missed. How do I make up for Qadha Umri?
Answer:
May Allah forgive your mistakes and guide you to the right path, Ameen!

Estimate how many days of Salah were missing. You may estimate the number of days every month after you became an adult (when monthly menstruation starts) when praying Salah was obligatory. However, the days of menstruation you don't have to pray. Therefore, a sister should exclude days of menses for every month during those years of missing prayers. That will bring the count further down.

To repeat missing Salah, you will pray Fard Salah for that day (2+4+4+3+4 and 3 rakat of Witr). That is, 20 rakat for one day of past when it was due and you did not pray.

To start making up for past years Qadha, two ways are recommended:

1. After each Fard Salah, pray one Qadha Salah.

2. Pray Qadha Salah whenever you have time - instead of any nawafil and Tahajjud . You can pray Qadha Salah at any time which is not Makrooh (around sunrise, sunset and Zawal time). For example, you may pray Qadha Salah during late morning, afternoons, nights.

One day of missing prayer is 20 rakat from Fajr to Esha (including Witr)

2 + 4 + 4 + 3 + 4 + 3

If you allocate 1 hour daily, you can make up for 2-3 days of the past.

Start today with some prayers and beg Allah for steadfastness.
Question:
Assalamu alaikum dear sisters I am writing this as I need help from my muslim followers to please help me with duas, I am currently in a state of depression due to my academic failure, it has not been easy for me for a long time now I tried to make family proud but everything always goes wrong no matter how hard I tried please it's urgent, I desperately need your duas. thanks from a sister.

Answer:
Don't lose your hopes. Make Dua, pray Salatul-Hajat, prepare and try your best, then leave the results in the hands of Allah.
Listen to this audio

Reality of Worldly life
http://islameasy.org/bayan/Reality_of_Worldly_life.MP3

Happiness - Cure for Depression
http://Islameasy.org/bayan/11_Happiness_Cure_Depression_Eng.MP3

This life is all about controlling desires and protecting from the traps of innerself and the Devil. This is a temporary life where desires and enjoyment and desires is Paradise - with rivers of milk & honey, palaces of gold & sliver, delicious food and fruits, beautiful spouse, always happy, always young, always healthy - a great kingdom for ever and ever for an unending enjoyment and bliss.

This life is a one-time opportunity to achieve everlasting happiness in
the life hereafter. Allah Almighty is showering countless blessings upon
us every day. Every moment has a great potential to achieve high-ranks in
the court of our Creator. Every minute is like a gold coin. The heart
and tongue are gifts from Allah to earn millions of rewards for the life
Hereafter.

Study "Purpose of Life" (article)
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Purpose_of_Life_flyer.pdf

May Allah make it easy for you. Ameen
Question:
Assalamu alaikum, i want to know what are the rights of the wife after marriage, is she not supposed to go to her parents place. What if her husband allows her and mother in laws does not. Is the husband in sin in this case to go against her mother to send wife to her house... ?
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

It is the wife's right to visit her parents. If the mother in law does not allow it then the husband will not be sinful if he still lets her go. It is better for the husband to make the mother in law understand.


May Allah make it easy for you, Ameen.
Question:
My baby is 3 months old and she drinks my milk and formula too. So my question is what Quran says about fasting while you are nursing ? Should I keep fasting or not ? I am so confused please help me. Jazakallah khair

Answer:
May Allah grant you his immense mercy, elevate your ranks and make you amongst the saliheen! Ameen.

Sister, a nursing mother will be exempted from fasting if she has any fear of causing danger to herself or her child. But these fasts will need to be made up later on. My advice to you would be to see if you can try to nurse while fasting. The way to do this is to eat very heavy at Suhur and Iftaar. If you do this with complete sincerity and intention to not want to miss your fast, you will see that inshaAllah Allah, through his infinite mercy, shall put barakah in your milk.

May Allah grant you ease.
Question:
I am a new to Islam and well into my 60s. I am so eager to learn, Insha'Allah. However, in learning to do the Salaat properly my body is unable to do things such as kneel or sit on the floor. I try at least and prostrate next to a chair to pull myself up and can do a little but it is very painful. I cannot sit at all in the kneeling position. Do you have suggestions? Thank you so very much.
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

May Allah accept your acts of worship and make it easy for you. If you are not able to sit on the floor or prostrate, you may pray Salaat sitting on a chair. You will perform the ruku’ and sajdah simply by lowering your head. This is called performing ruku’ and sajdah with gesture (ishaara).

However, remember that for the salaat to be valid, it is necessary that the gesture of the sajdah is lower than the gesture of the ruku’. If the gesture of the sajdah is only slightly lower than the gesture of the ruku’, even then the salaat will be valid. In your situation, it is not necessary to lower one’s forehead close to the ground or to bow down as much as one can manage.

On the other hand, if one performs the gestures of both the sajdah and the ruku’ at the same level, or if her gesture of the sajdah is higher than her gesture of the ruku’, her salaat will not be valid.

All the recitations will remain the same.

If you still have any further questions please feel free to ask. May Allah make it easy for you, Ameen.
Question:
I am a new to Islam and well into my 60s. I am so eager to learn, Insha'Allah. However, in learning to do the Salaat properly my body is unable to do things such as kneel or sit on the floor. I try at least and prostrate next to a chair to pull myself up and can do a little but it is very painful. I cannot sit at all in the kneeling position. Do you have suggestions? Thank you so very much.

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

May Allah accept your acts of worship and make it easy for you. If you are not able to sit on the floor or prostrate, you may pray Salaat sitting on a chair. You will perform the ruku’ and sajdah simply by lowering your head. This is called performing ruku’ and sajdah with gesture (ishaara).

However, remember that for the salaat to be valid, it is necessary that the gesture of the sajdah is lower than the gesture of the ruku’. If the gesture of the sajdah is only slightly lower than the gesture of the ruku’, even then the salaat will be valid. In your situation, it is not necessary to lower one’s forehead close to the ground or to bow down as much as one can manage.

On the other hand, if one performs the gestures of both the sajdah and the ruku’ at the same level, or if her gesture of the sajdah is higher than her gesture of the ruku’, her salaat will not be valid.

All the recitations will remain the same.

If you still have any further questions please feel free to ask. May Allah make it easy for you, Ameen.
Question:
I have a big haajat for which I want to complete ayate karima wazifah alone within 40 days, so can I read during my menstruation also to complete my amaal?
Answer:
During menstruation, recitation of the Holy Quran is prohibited, but if the verses are recited as a form of supplication (dua), or a means of glorification of Allah, or protection from Shaytaan, then it is permissible. In this case, your recitation of ayat e karima would be permissible. One's niyyah (intention) should be that this recitation is for the sake of Dua/supplication to Allah, and not Quranic recitation.
Question:
My husband has been passed away one year back. Now my parents advising me to get married. So they came up with a guy and his father asked my family that the guy wants to talk to me on phone. So please advise me this kind of conversation is permitted just to know the nature of each other before marriage and to know whether the proposal is a right match for us or not. Moreover, Alhamduliallah I have became very punctual towards my salah and following as much as the way of Sunnah since last one year. I only need a pious guy and one who never miss his salah in any condition. this is my third marriage. So being a girl its not easy for me to get a perfect match. So please advise me what should I do and our conversation on phone just to understand each other is right or wrong.

Answer:
May Allah bless you with Taqwa and Imaan. Ameen.

Since you are not engaged to this person yet and are trying to find out if he is a suitable partner for you, I would advise that you talk to him with a third person present. You should write down all the questions and issues you feel are necessary and important to discuss before you agree to a marriage, and keep it to that point, nothing beyond that. If you are satisfied with his answers, we strongly advise that you make Istikharah on this matter. Do not talk to him more than you need to, and definitely not alone; as the Prophet (May peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “No man is alone with a woman but the shaytaan is the third one present.”

Unnecessary communication between a man and a woman before marriage can lead to many issues. You will never truly know a person until you live with him, so talking unnecessarily before marriage has no basis in Islam, as he would still be na-mahram to you. You also risk losing the barakah in the potential relationship that Allah has made pure for you.

Finding a spouse whose heart is connected to the deen is extremely important. If he has that fear in Allah, he will always treat his wife and family in the best manner and will support his family in work of deen. I suggest you perform Salatul Istikhara to see if this is the right match for you, especially since you said you are punctual in your deeni matters.

You can also bring up religion with him and see how he feels about it, or about you practicing it. Maybe you may become a source of hidayah for this person, but only Allah can tell you.

I would recommend making a lot of dua for a pious husband, while abstaining from sins and remaining punctual in your salah and doing righteous deeds. Please know that this is indeed a trial for you from Allah. May He make you steadfast in deen and make it easy for you to follow His way in choosing a spouse.

The Dua for Istikhara can be found here:

http://www.islameasy.org/images/Treasures-Large/46.htm
Question:
I need a dua or wazifa to stop my husband listening to his sister, she interferes in my marriage life, I love my husband, I have 3 kids but my husband’s sister doesn't let my husband to live with us happily please.

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

Generally, marriage and in-laws are entangled aspects of a marriage life. In-law interference is indeed a common problem. You have to understand that you are the new member of their family, regardless of how long you have been married. There's no better dua or wazeefa for this besides you working your way through your manners (Akhlaq) to win the heart of your husband and your sister in law. You may feel that your husband is listening to your sister-in-law more than he is listening to you, but once you win his heart
you will know that he will listen to his sister but he will do what pleases you. You have to win over your husband by gaining his love and confidence. Do your best to ignore any issues with your sister-in-law while you seek out a compromise that is acceptable to you and your husband. Perhaps your sister-in-law feels that ever since you have entered her brother's life, your husband doesn't give him her rights. Try to be the better person and give her a share of your rights to show that this isn't a war over your husband.

Start Taleem of Fazail in home, with those family members in your home who are Mahram and can sit together. Schedule 5-10 minutes every evening after Maghrib or Isha, read some Hadith from books of Fazail like Riyadus Saleheen and Muntakhab Ahadith.

Study, talk and think about the greatness of Allah, blessings of Allah, Love of Allah, blessings in Jannah for righteous believer to enjoy, everlasting life in Akhirah.

Daily reading a book of good deeds helps keep your motivation. You may print a chapter of Muntakhab Ahadith

http://www.islameasy.org/quick_books.php

and read for 10 minutes. then make Dua.

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Emaan.pdf
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Belief_Hereafter.pdf
Question:
Islamically I should be married now. But as I am studying, so there is no chance of me to marry till next 4 years . My problem is that I have desires as a young growing girl. So I sometimes chat with boys. what should I do ? want serious repentance from sins.
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

We are pleased to hear that you regret the sins you have committed in the past. May Allah accept your taubah and give you peace of mind. You should promise to Allah tala that you will never commit such acts ever again.

This life is a test and Shaitan will always attempt to misguide you throughout your life towards the wrong direction and committing sins. Your challenge is to avoid the whispers of Shaitan and to be steadfast on the deen of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. As they say, “Let’s forget the past and look forward to our future.” Whatever has occurred in the past, we cannot change it. The only thing we can do is to compensate in the future for our past actions.

We recommend that you speak to some elder who is close to you and speak of your need of getting married. In today's time there are a lot of families that are open-minded and do not mind their daughter-in-law going to school. Read salatul hajaat and do dua for the betterment of your future.
And as you feel your desires are not in control, you should fast, as fasting helps control the desires.

Study this article:
Cure for Pre-Marriage Love Relationship which does not lead to a Marriage
http://www.islameasy.org/Cure_PreRelations.php

May Allah tala grant you the best spouse that loves you and cares for you inshaAllah. May Allah SWT make it easy for you, Ameen.
Question:
I am really very upset, due to no job. I am 25 years old with lots of dreams, for my family and specially for my parents, since 2012 I've worked with almost 4 call centres. But due to some or the other reason, they removed me from the company or most of the times I failed during my
interviews. Though I give my 100 per cent. Sometime I make up my mind by thinking that Allah doesn't wants me to work out. What could be the reason behind it. I was a very modern girl in my past. But since last year, I am a good Islamic girl. Recently I've started with Quran hifz! Alhumdulillah! … am I lacking somewhere? I am really hurt.

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

We congratulate you on your efforts in becoming a better Muslimah. May Allah tala give you success in this world and the hereafter. First and foremost, you should remember that Allah tala has promised a specific rizq for every creature on the face of this Earth, keep revisiting this fact and rest assured that Allah tala will grant you every single speck of that rizq while you are alive. Insha Allah. Allah tala is the All-Knowing, we should not feel bad if things do not go as planned as we should know that only Allah tala knows what is best for us. Increase your relationship with
Allah tala through Salah, Zikr and recitation of the Holy Quran. Another thing to keep in mind is that if there is no real need for you to work, then you should not worry about it. Instead, plan your time for more Quran learning, teaching, community service and other positive activities.

Also, when there is a real need to go out for work, make sure you are able to maintain full hijab in your work environment.

Study this article:
Motivation for those in Hardship and Depression
http://www.islameasy.org/Advice_in_Hardship.php
Question:
Alhumdulillah i delivered a baby girl. Can i name her as Fahima Nuwaylah? or Fahima Anaum? plz let me know
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

May Allah tala help you recover from your delivery and grant you better health than ever before and make your daughter the coolness of your eyes.
Anum means a gift, Nuwaylah means winner and Fahima means a
learned scholar. Amongst the very first rights of the child is naming her with a name that gives her suitable attributes. May Allah tala guide you in choosing the right name. Usually recommended are names from the wives and children of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Salalaho alaihi wasalam, his companions, and the pious scholars in history of Islam.
Question:
Sister, just 7 days after my period I performed ghusl so that I can resume the 5 daily prayers. But on the very next day I still find a little dark brown discharge. Should I ignore this or perform ghusl again. Please answer. I don’t have anyone around here to advise me about this?

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

Your periods will be right until the 8th day when you had the spotting. After that, take a Ghusl and resume your Salâh. If your menstrual bleeding cycle changes, you should apply your discretion and decide upon that. If
you are certain that the bleeding will resume after the spotting, you may delay your Ghusl. If there was no bleeding, then you should make Qadhâ of the missed Salâh.
Question:
I'm tired .. after seeking forgiveness every time and still committing it, I'm tired of feeling so weak.
I still end up committing sins. Even after seeking forgiveness from Allah and promising Him that I won't be committing this sin again, I did. Help me. I want to love Allah, want to follow His teaching ...

Answer:
Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala), the all-Merciful and all-Forgiving, declares in the Holy Qur’an:

“Say: O My slaves who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Qur’an 39:53]

To leave sins, make sincere intention and use your will-power. Listen to some advices on Purpose of Life:

Dua and Power of Allah
http://islameasy.org/bayan/1_Dua_PowerofAllah.MP3

Pious Friendship and its effect on Character
http://islameasy.org/bayan/8_Pious_Friendship_I.MP3

Hakim al-Ummah Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi (Allah have mercy on him) instructed,
‘Pray two rakah salah with intention of making repentance and then supplicate as follows;

O Allah! I am Your obstinate disobedient servant.
I want to become obedient but nothing happens with my desires. However, everything is possible only with You.
I want to reform myself but I lack the determination to do so. Only You can reform me.
O Allah! I am extremely inappropriate, severely corrupt and very sinful. I am failing. Please, help me!
I have a weak determination to resist temptations of sinful activities. Please, give me the power to do so.
I do not have anything for salvation (Najaat). Please, provide me with the means of salvation from Your hidden treasures.’

For ten or twelve minutes, make repentance arduously. Then say;
‘O Allah! Kindly forgive all the sins that I have committed till now. Though I do not say that I will not commit them again. I am aware that I will do them again. However, I will ask for forgiveness again.’

In this manner daily ask for forgiveness, acknowledge your weakness, supplicate for betterment (islah) and verbally recount your lack of ability, corruption and evilness. In short, debase yourself explicitly in front of Allah daily for ten minutes.

Make this Dua daily before going to sleep.
In few days [inshaAllah] you will observe that from Divine sources your determination will become strong without facing humility and hardships.’

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Whenever your tau’bah breaks you should make tau’bah again. Tau’bah is so powerful that it can take a person from the lowest levels of Hellfire and raise him to Paradise.

Make a U-turn in life, wash off your slate of deeds – eliminate the bad deeds and protect your good deeds.

Method of making Tau’bah:
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One should make sincere tau’bah to Allah for one's sins. The requisites of tau’bah are the following:

1. To immediately abstain from the sin.
2. To regret and wish one had never indulged in the sin.
3. To resolve to never commit the sin again.
4. If one have violated the rights of another person it is necessary to seek forgiveness from that person.

Easy Road to Paradise - Golden deeds that lead to success http://www.islameasy.org/EasyRoad_Paradise.php]

Why is Hijab necessary?
http://islameasy.org/hijab.php

May Allah forgive the Ummah and guide us to the right path!

For additional advice, you may re-submit your question with a valid e-mail.
Question:
I love Allah more. I want to become a pure Muslimah. Plz help me

Answer:
A Muslim woman is shy, has lots of Haya. A sister has a diamond which is her honor and dignity. Protect your honor from bad environment and fitnah.

Respected sister, even if a man is engaged with a woman, he is still a non-Mahram until the actual Nikah is made. Meeting alone or going out with this person is not allowed for her. It is required to observe complete Hijab with him until the Nikah is done. Unnecessary talks or chats should also be avoided.

Islam does not encourage pre-marriage love relationships between a male and female who are non-Mahram to each other. There are limits in Islam regarding love relationships before marriage.

You may study the following advice and articles:

Pious Friendship and its effect on Character
http://islameasy.org/bayan/8_Pious_Friendship_I.MP3

Easy Road to Paradise
http://www.islameasy.org/EasyRoad_Paradise.php]

Why is Hijab necessary?
http://islameasy.org/hijab.php

Cure for Pre-Marriage Love Relationship which does not lead to a Marriage
http://www.islameasy.org/Cure_PreRelations.php

For additional advice, you may re-submit your detailed question with a valid e-mail.
Question:
a. i have a issue and i dont know if it is wrong or right. i m 21 years old and i have been depressed for about 6 months now and i pray a lot to Allah but things are not exactly getting better. i stay really depressed and i cry alot even during salah

b.
i am soooooooooooo happy ALLAH give me hidayat, (now) i offer five time prayers from last two weeks
now i need more prayers, more advices.

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

Every tear of a believer is precious in the court of Allah. Allah looks at the sincerity of our hearts and our actions. People cannot give respect or honor -- only Allah can grant peace, love, contentment of heart, a blessed life in this world and in Jannah for true believers. Allah loves us more than seventy mothers do. Difficulties and trials can become a means of raising our status and earn countless reward. Even our blessed Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and his family and daughters went through hardships and trials.

The entire creation is helpless. No one has power to do good to you or to harm you. Only Allah knows what is good and what is bad for you.

Look up to Allah, Who looks after you. Keep facing Allah, Who is in front of you. Love Allah, Who loves you. Obey Allah, Who invites you. Give your hand to Allah, Who saves you from a fall…Loving hearts, spiritual contentment, forgiveness and mercy, are all from Allah.

He is Eternal, All Powerful, Absolutely Just, Totally Merciful, All Loving, All Compassionate, All Gracious and All Forgiving.

This life is all about controlling desires and protecting from the traps of innerself and the Devil. This is a temporary life where desires and feeling may not be fulfilled completely. For a Muslim, the place for enjoyment and desires is Paradise – with rivers of
milk and honey, palaces of gold and silver, delicious food and fruits, beautiful spouse, always happy, always young, always healthy – a great kingdom for ever and ever for an unending enjoyment and bliss.

This life is a one-time opportunity to achieve everlasting happiness in the life hereafter. Allah Almighty is showering countless blessings upon us every day. Every moment has a great potential to achieve high-ranks in the court of our Creator. Every minute is like a gold coin. The heart and tongue are gifts from Allah to earn millions of rewards for the life Hereafter.

Listen to these lectures on how we can increase faith and turn to Allah for solution to our problems:

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Ideal Human Being (Purpose of Life)
http://islameasy.org/bayan/0_Ideal_Human_Being.mp3

Dua and Power of Allah
http://islameasy.org/bayan/1_Dua_PowerofAllah.MP3

URDU
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Cure for Depression
Part-1
http://islameasy.org/bayan/Taleem/CureDepression_Part1_4_24.mp3

Part-2
http://islameasy.org/bayan/Taleem/CureDepression_Part2_4_24.m

Allah, Life and Deen
http://islameasy.org/bayan/Taleem/1_Allah_Life_and_Deen.MP3

Purpose of Life
http://islameasy.org/bayan/Taleem/PurposeOfLife.mp3

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Make all your worries, doubts and concerns in the form of Dua to Allah – for example:

Yah Allah, I was away from the straight path for so long, but You have hid my faults and gave me guidance.

Ya Allah, I tried to do good, but Shaytaan deceived me - only You can show me the path to Jannah!

Ya Allah, I am helpless and distressed and You have all the treasures of comfort, mercy and happiness!

Purpose of Life (article)
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Purpose_of_Life_flyer.pdf
Question:
I will be honest and say I m not the perfect Muslim and do not practice what i should as i have been brought up to have a laid back attitude with religion as my parents are the same… I am struggling to cope with how things have ended and i would just like to find peace within myself and seek forgiveness. I feel like I have lost my future plan. I know i may not be fully religious or have much knowledge but i think its my time to follow Islam and be a true Muslim. I m not sure where i start or how i do this. But i really would like to understand Islam. ..i feel like my world is fallen apart and everything i have worked for has now gone. Is this a punishment or a lesson. Please can you help

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

A. Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanawi (Allah have mercy on him) instructed:
‘Pray two rakah salah with intention of making repentance and then supplicate as follows;

O Allah! I am Your obstinate disobedient servant.
I want to become obedient but nothing happens with my desires. However, everything is possible only with You.
I want to reform myself but I lack the determination to do so. Only You can reform me.
O Allah! I am extremely inappropriate, severely corrupt and very sinful. I am failing. Please, help me!
I have a weak determination to resist temptations of sinful activities. Please, give me the power to do so.
I do not have anything for salvation (Najaat). Please, provide me with the means of salvation from Your hidden treasures.’
For ten or twelve minutes, make repentance arduously. Then say;

‘O Allah! Kindly forgive all the sins that I have committed till now. Though I do not say that I will not commit them again. I am aware that I will do them again. However, I will ask for forgiveness again.’

In this manner daily ask for forgiveness, acknowledge your weakness, supplicate for betterment (Islah) and verbally recount your lack of ability, corruption and evilness. In short, debase yourself explicitly in front of Allah daily for ten minutes.

Make the above Dua daily before going to sleep.

In few days you will observe that from Divine sources your determination will become strong without facing humility and hardships. Overall, things will happen from Divine which you cannot even imagine now.’
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B.
Make all your worries, doubts and concerns in the form of Dua to Allah – for example:

Yah Allah, I was astray from straight path for so long, but You have hid my faults and gave me hidayat.

Ya Allah, I tried to do good, but Shaytaan deceived me - only You can show me the path to Jannah!

Ya Allah, I am helpless and distressed and You have all the treasures of comfort, mercy and happiness.
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5-minute Dua every night – for peace of mind

http://islameasy.org/Dua_MM_2.php

You may read 2 Rakah of Nafl Salah, with intention of Taubah and Salatul Hajat. This is performed like any other Salaah.

Taubah (from any act of disobedience and sins)
The method is described at http://islameasy.org/images/Treasures-Large/47.htm

Salat-ul Hajat
The method is described at http://islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

(Beg Allah to ease your difficulty, clean your heart to focus on good deeds).

Change your life style --- start Salah, reading Quran, Zikr and observe Hijaab ---and have full HOPE in the MERCY of Allah.

Life is very precious, you deserve love, hope, mercy and success!

You may study the following books and articles:

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

Easy Road to Paradise - Golden deeds that lead to success - extracted from a booklet in Urdu ‘Jannat ka Asan Rasta” by Shaykh Mufti Mohammad Rafi Uthmani.
http://www.islameasy.org/EasyRoad_Paradise.php]

Why is Hijab necessary?
http://islameasy.org/hijab.php

Question:
I know that inappropriate interaction with the opposite gender is impermissible. But what is considered
"inappropriate"? … to get to know their personality, to the opposite gender before your Nikkah/ engagement?
Answer:
Haya is the true jewel of every sister, and the fabric and foundation of an Islamic society. In Islam, a sister is regarded as a treasure, preserving her modesty and chastity.

Every sister has a diamond which is her honor and dignity. May Allah protect them from the trials and evils of the outside world, Ameen!

Please review this lesson based on the Noble Quran, Hadith and lifestyle of the pious - on the importance of Haya, protection of eyes and protecting the honor and dignity of woman. A humble reminder for every sister, mother and daughter in the Ummah!

For the daughters of the Ummah - dignity of woman
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http://islameasy.org/bayan/4DaughtersOfUmmah.MP3
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A Muslim woman is shy, has lots of Haya, does not talk to non-Mahram except when it is necessary, with respect and grace. Full Hijab is necessary whenever you face a non-Mahram.

How observing Hijab brings piety and purity in society? How leaving Hijab leads to sins and shamelessness? A definitive guide which present the Quranic verses and hadith on the subject, along with the opinions of scholars, so that those seeking the life of piety may find guidance. This book is for Muslim sisters who ask:

“What is the proper and best way I can practice hijab, as it was practiced by the Prophet’s (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) community?"
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http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Hijab_newEdition2.pdf
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Even if a man is engaged with a woman, he is still a non-Mahram until the actual Nikah is made. Meeting alone or going out with this person is not allowed for her. It is required to observe complete Hijab with him until the Nikah is done.

Islam does not encourage pre-marriage love relationships between a male and female who are non-Mahram to each other. There are limits in Islam regarding love relationships before marriage. Please read more in this article:

Cure for Pre-Marriage Love Relationship which does not lead to a Marriage
http://www.islameasy.org/Cure_PreRelations.php

Why is Hijab necessary?
http://islameasy.org/hijab.php

May Allah make every Muslim sister pious, pure and chaste, and protect them from any disgrace in Dunya and Akhira, Ameen!
Question:
I am mother of seven children, I don't know what I should do my husband doesn't care at all for our children, he spends his whole day with friends and I can not go out because he starts to fight with me .. please help!!

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

Every tear of a believer is precious. Allah loves us more than seventy mothers do. Allah looks at the sincerity of our hearts and our actions.

You are an obedient daughter, a caring sister and a Muslimah who has already given big sacrifices in your life, you may want to handle this situation with patience. When the family is not so religious (pious or Allah fearing), you may work on them to make them pious - via good
teachings and good manners.

please study this article:
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Winning the Husband – Saving a Marriage!
http://www.islameasy.org/SaveMarriage.php

Forgiveness and Winning the Heart:
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Remember the teaching of the Islam to win the heart:

• Repel evil with good deeds;

• Join relations with the one who cuts it with you;

• Make Salaam to one who does not make Salaam;

• Forgive those who did bad to you;

• Keep politeness in all talk, with respect and love;

Allah says in the Noble Qur’an:

“The good deed and the evil deed cannot be equal. Repel (the evil) with one which is better (i.e. Allah ordered the faithful believers to be patient at the time of anger, and to excuse those who treat them badly), then verily! he, between whom and you there was enmity, (will become) as
though he was a close friend.” [41:34].

“But none is granted it (the above quality) except those who are patient, and none is granted it except the owner of the great portion (of the happiness in the Hereafter i.e. Paradise and in this world of a high moral character).“[41:35].

The Prophets made so much effort so that each everyone realizes the purpose of life, gets an opportunity to make Taubah. The pious believers in the Ummah also made an effort so that their families and neighbors can
discover the sweetness of Islam. In this effort, a believer is steadfast,forgiving, patient, trustworthy, kind and caring.

This life is a one-time opportunity to achieve everlasting happiness in the life hereafter. Allah Almighty is showering countless blessings upon us everyday. Every moment has a great potential to achieve high-ranks in
the court of our Creator. Every minute is like a gold coin. The heart and tongue are gifts from Allah to earn millions of rewards (Hasanaat) for the Akhirah.

People cannot give respect or honor -- only Allah can grant peace, love, contentment of heart, a blessed life in this world and in Jannah for true believers. Difficulties and trials can become a means of raising our status and earn countless reward. You should make all your worries, doubts
and concerns in the form of Dua to Allah - example:

Yah Allah I was astray from straight path for so many years, but You have hid my faults and gave me hidayah!

Ya Allah I tried to do good but Shaytan deceived me - only You can show me the path to Jannah!

Ya Allah I am helpless and distressed and You have all the treasures of comfort, mercy and happiness.

This life is all about controlling desires and protecting from the traps of Nafs (self) and Shaytaan. This is a temporary life where desires and feeling may not be fulfilled completely - the place for enjoyment and
desires is Jannah. This life is all about responsibilities, fulfilling others rights and following the commands of Allah and Sunnah.

Daily reading a book of good deeds with your husband helps in this situation. You may print a chapter of Muntakhab Ahadith

http://www.islameasy.org/quick_books.php

and read with your husband for 10 minutes together, then make Dua.

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Emaan.pdf
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Belief_Hereafter.pdf

May Allah forgive the Ummah and guide us to the right path!

Question:
If a person thinks Allah will forgive me for looking at men or lying and then you do the sin. A person thinks it and does it more than once. What should they do?

Answer:
Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala), the all-Merciful and all-Forgiving, declares in the Holy Qur’an:

“Say: O My slaves who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Qur’an 39:53]

It is the nature of mankind to be forgetful and to commit sins. However, Allah has given us the ability to rectify ourselves by turning to Him and begging for His forgiveness. Our mountains of evil deeds are nothing
before the vast ocean of the mercy of Allah.

Abu Dhar RadiyAllahu `anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam in a Hadith Qudsi (a hadith in which the Blessed Prophet s quotes Allah) said: “Indeed Allah the Almighty and Majestic says:
“O My slave! Verily, as long as you worship Me and have hope in Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done; O My slave! If you meet Me with an earthful of sins, but do not associate any partner with Me, I would grant you a forgiveness as great as the whole world.” (Musnad Ahmad)

Committing sins may make you sorrowful, depressed and deeply disappointed with yourself. But if you return to Allah with a few tears and beseech Him for mercy, He will certainly forgive you. There is no other door to knock
to solve our issues. None can forgive sins except Him. He calls us to the abode of peace (Paradise); He is the Almighty who hides our faults and He alone can replace our bad deeds with good deeds.

The door of repentance is always open for a person until he dies or until the sun rises from the west, whichever comes first. When something is a necessity Allah provides it in abundance like air and water. Since we are always sinful and negligent of Allah and Satan and the self are always
inciting us towards evil, therefore tau’bah is provided in abundance so we can turn back to Allah.

Allah has created a solution to every sickness even if it may be the poison of a snake. Satan and sins are a major sickness and the cure for it is in tau’bah and istighfar, crying in front of Allah with deep regret in the heart.

Whenever our tau’bah breaks we should make tau’bah again. Some people despair and think they are sinners and will go to Hellfire. Tau’bah is so powerful that it can take a person from the lowest levels of Hellfire and raise him to the highest levels of Paradise.

Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala), the Lord of Mercy, puts mercy in the hearts of every mother in the world by which they love and care for their children. We make mistakes but Allah overlooks our faults. Our worship and good deeds are not perfect but Allah accepts them and multiplies the reward.

Do not fall into minor sins. Minor sins leads to major sins the way a spark may start a fire and burn down a house. A believer should run away from sin as one runs away from a snake. Even a minor sin makes a true believer restless as if a mountain is above his head and is about to fall
on him and crush him.

Make a U-turn in life, wash off your slate of deeds – eliminate the bad deeds and protect your good deeds.

Method of making Tau’bah:
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One should make sincere tau’bah to Allah for one's sins. The requisites of tau’bah are the following:

1. To immediately abstain from the sin.
2. To regret and wish one had never indulged in the sin.
3. To resolve to never commit the sin again.
4. If one have violated the rights of another person it is necessary to seek forgiveness from that person.

After making sincere tau’bah be confident in the acceptance of your tau’bah. Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala) is all-Merciful and all-Forgiving. He is always ready to accept the repentance of His sinful slaves. Allah says in Surah Al-e-Imran:

“And those who, when they have committed Fahishah or wronged themselves with evil, remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their sins - and none can forgive sins but Allah - And do not persist in what (wrong) they have done, while they know.” [Al-Qur’an 3:135]

After repenting, one should try to live according to the will of Allah i.e. the Qur’an and Sunnah. This will bring the utmost peace and ranquility into one’s life.

Benefits of Tau’bah:
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The Qur’an describes the story of Prophet Nuh (AS),

"I said (to them): Ask forgiveness from your Lord; Verily, He is ft-Forgiving; He will send rain to you in abundance; And give you ncrease in wealth and children, and bestow on you gardens and bestow on ou rivers. " [Surah Nooh ,chapter 71:10-12]

One who makes Tau’bah reestablishes his relationship with the Creator of the heavens and earth.

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Study our articles on making Taubah. If you have any doubts please ask a new question.

Seeking Forgiveness (Tau'bah)
http://islameasy.org/Taubah_Benefits.php

Check to see if we also need to make Taubah.
Are there other sins and mistakes in my life?
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The best thing for a believer is to make Taubah from all sins, big or small. There are other obvious sins in our society - encourage everyone in our homes and community to make Taubah from any disobedience of Allah ---
for example:

Sins by the tongue: Lying, verbal abuse in anger, backbiting, slandering, immodest talk, cursing, quarrelling, mocking, expressions to show-off etc?

Sins by the heart: Jealousy, pride and arrogance, greed, show-off, malice etc?

Sins in daily life: Looking at non-Mahram men and women with lust and desire, eating impermissible things, false oath/swearing, cheating or deceiving others in trade or business etc?

Sins in appearance and dress: Muslim men not keeping a beard, Muslim woman not observing proper Hijab (Niqab)?

Sins in social life: Muslim men mixing with women, women unveiling and appearing before men other than their Mahram, watching movies (pictures, singing, music), making and hanging pictures of living beings?

May Allah forgive the Ummah and guide us to the right path!
Question:
Assalamualaikum If a person does not repent to Allah whole his life and then thinks when Ramadan comes I will repent to Allah or I am waiting for Ramadan to come so that I will repent ...
Answer:
Committing sins may make you sorrowful, depressed and deeply disappointed with yourself. But if you return to Allah with a few tears and beseech Him for mercy, He will certainly forgive you. There is no other door to knock to solve our issues. None can forgive sins except Him. He calls us to the abode of peace (Paradise); He is the Almighty who hides our faults and He alone can replace our bad deeds with good deeds. The door of repentance is always open for a person until he dies.

Ramadan is one of the best times to make complete Taubah.
Study our articles on making Taubah. If you have any doubts please ask a new question.

Seeking Forgiveness (Tau'bah)
http://islameasy.org/Taubah_Benefits.php

Make all your worries, doubts and concerns in the form of Dua to Allah –
for example:

Yah Allah, I was astray from straight path for so long, but you have hid my faults and gave me hidayat.
Ya Allah, I tried to do good, but Shaytaan deceived me - only You can show me the path to Jannah!
Ya Allah, I am helpless and distressed and you have all the treasures of comfort, mercy and happiness.

This life is all about controlling desires and protecting from the traps of Nafs (self) and Shaytaan. This is a temporary life where desires and feeling may not be fulfilled completely - the place for enjoyment and
desires is Jannah. Paradise is a reality – with rivers of milk and honey, palaces of gold and silver, delicious food and fruits, beautiful companions, always happy, always young, always healthy – a great kingdom for ever and
ever for an unending enjoyment and bliss.

The best thing for a believer is to make Taubah from all sins, big or small -- make a list of all mistakes in your past life, pray 2 rakat (Salah of Taubah) and ask Allah to fogive you. Then, try to make up for any missing Salah, any missing fasting, any missing Zakah/Hajj etc. Also,
ask forgiveness from other people if any injustice or verbal abuse as made.

Are there other sins and mistakes in my life?
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The best thing for a believer is to make Taubah from all sins, big or small. There are other obvious sins in our society - encourage everyone in our homes and community to make Taubah from any disobedience of Allah
--- for example:

Sins by the tongue: Lying, verbal abuse in anger, backbiting, slandering, immodest talk, cursing, quarrelling, mocking, expressions to show-off etc.

Sins by the heart: Jealousy, pride and arrogance, greed, show-off, malice etc.

Sins in daily life: Looking at non-Mahram men and women with lust and desire, eating impermissible things, false oath/swearing, cheating or deceiving others in trade or business etc.

Sins in appearance and dress: Muslim men not keeping a beard, Muslim woman not observing proper Hijab (Niqab).

Sins in social life: Muslim men mixing with women, women unveiling and appearing before men other than their Mahram, watching movies/ pictures, singing , music, taking and hanging pictures of living beings.

There are other activities of negligence and disobedience which are a waste of time/resources, make a person unmindful of Akhirah (Hereafter) and lose the opportunity of earning millions of good deeds.

Instead, a believer should engage in Dawah, learning and teaching, Zikr, Tilawat of Quran, Durood, Isteghfar and Dua.

To keep good motivation, you may listen to some lecture and read articles on our site.

Purpose of Life (article)
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Purpose_of_Life_flyer.pdf

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

How should Every Muslim live through day and night?
http://www.islameasy.org/MuslimDailyLife.php

Prayer and Du’a - Strong connection with Allah
http://islameasy.org/index.php
Question:
Jazak Allah for such beautiful information. I actually do hijab already but hadn't followed the proper route of Islam & Allah that we were suppose to. But now, Allhamdulillah after being guided with this information and my sincere path for forgiveness I'm going to change myself inside & out In Sha Allah
Answer:
Masha Allah you are on the path of Taubah! One who makes true Taubah would become the one who has not done the sin. If you become more pious and righteous, everyone in family will love and respect you, and you can be a source of inspiration for others to do good deeds, inshaAllah!

You may listen to some lectures from our site, in Urdu or English:

http://islameasy.org/lectures.php

Masha Allah, an educated sister like yourself, in your age group, would seek more good deeds to get closure to Allah through Dua, Zikr, Quran, serving your family and others in your community. Explore the purpose of life - you may use articles and lectures on our site as a resource.

The entire creation is helpless. No one has power to do good to you or to harm you. Only Allah knows what is good and what is bad for you.

Look up to Allah, Who looks after you. Keep facing Allah, Who is in front of you. Love Allah, Who loves you. Obey Allah, Who invites you. Give your hand to Allah, Who saves you from a fall…Loving hearts, spiritual contentment, forgiveness and mercy, are all from Allah.

Allah is one, alone, worthy of all worship. He has no partners or associates and there is none other worthy of worship anywhere in the entire universe.

Allah is the only God, the Creator, the Evolver, and the Sustainer of all that exist, He is Eternal, All Powerful, Absolutely Just, Totally Merciful, All Loving, All Compassionate, All Gracious and All Forgiving.

Why Hijab?
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Every sister has a diamond which is herhonor and dignity. May Allah protect them from the trials and evils of the outside world, Ameen!

Read the struggle of a reverted Muslimah sister:
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/HijabWhy.pdf

Islam is the only religion which has given a very high and honorable status to woman and set her rights and duties according to her personality. Islam gave woman that dignity which no other ideology or faith has ever given.

Allah has blessed women with unique qualities like affection, tenderness, emotions and grace. From a small flower-like daughter, a pious sister, a loving wife, a merciful mother, to a distinguished grand-mother (a fountain of love, mercy and purity) - women have a great contribution to human society.

Seeking Allah's Love:
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This life is a one-time opportunity to achieve everlasting happiness in the life hereafter. Allah Almighty is showering countless blessings upon us everyday. Every moment has a great potential to achieve high-ranks in the court of our Creator. Every minute is like a gold coin. The heart and tongue are gifts from Allah to earn millions of rewards (Hasanaat) for the Akhirah.

This life is all about controlling desires and protecting from the traps of Nafs (self) and Shaytaan. This is a temporary life where desires and feeling may not be fulfilled completely - the place for enjoyment and desires is Jannah. Paradise is a reality – with rivers of milk and honey, palaces of gold and silver, delicious food and fruits, beautiful companions, always happy, always young, always healthy – a great kingdom for ever and ever for an unending enjoyment and bliss.

Protect yourself and family
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Protect from the traps of Shaytaan, Nafs and bad environment, which excites a person to:

--Eat whatever you like, making it difficult to avoid Haram and doubtful things

--Dress as you like, making it difficult to observe Hijab, piety, protection of eyes for this person and others on the street.

--Meet and mix with whomever you like, forgot about good and bad, Mahram and non-Mahram.

Shaytaan has promised to attack from all 4-directions – front, back, left and right!

Living in this environment is like walking on shells – like passing through a jungle filled with thorny bushes on both sides, hidden holes on the ground – a believer with Taqwa would walk by protecting herself from all sides, every step with fear of Allah!.

In this universe, there are both Khair (good) and Sharr (bad) – To bring Khair, to maintain Taqwa and be steadfast, a lot of continuous effort is needed. Sharr or bad things come automatically, without effort!

The trial and fitan in the market and streets are an opportunity to practice Taqwa, to get closer to Allah, to go high and high in Paradise – HellFire is surrounded by things appear attractive to Nafs (Shahawaat) and Jannah is surrounded by things which are hard on Nafs. Both ways are open and every day is a test.

How to keep motivation:
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You may pray Salatul Hajat and the following Dua from our site main page.

http://islameasy.org/Dua_MM_2.php

You should make all your worries, doubts and concerns in the form of Dua to Allah - for example:

Yah Allah I was astray from straight path for so many years, but You have hid my faults and gave me hidayat.
Ya Allah I tried to do good but Shaytan deceived me - only You can show me the path to Jannah!
Ya Allah I am helpless and distressed and You have all the treasures of comfort, mercy and happiness.

Recite Quran and make lots of Dua - inshaAllah your sadness will be resolved.
Recite this Tasbeeh everyday.
LA HAULA WA LA QUWATA ILLA BILLAHIL ALIEL AZEEM
Translation: “There is no strength (to refrain from sins but with the protection from Allah) and there is no power (to accomplish good deeds) but with the help of Allah, the High, the Supreme”

To keep good motivation, you may listen to some lecture and articles on our site.

Purpose of Life (lecture)
http://islameasy.org/bayan/Taleem/PurposeOfLife.mp3

Daily reading a book of good deeds with your family will help them understand the purpose of life and how to have balance in their lives. . You may print a chapter of Muntakhab Ahadith

http://www.islameasy.org/quick_books.php

and read with your family for 10 minutes together, then make Dua.

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Emaan.pdf
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Belief_Hereafter.pdf

Essential Resources to study:
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Purpose of Life
http://www.islameasy
Question:
I was so used to about showing off my ibadats (worship) to my friends but i when i came to know that its kind of shirk i start avoiding it. But most of my friends who are not practicing and do sins .., they lie about their namaz (prayer) whenever they meet my family they wear hijab just to show me off and and when they meet their friends who are totally their kind they behave the way they do like… , abusing , Backbitting, and everything. .. it makes me cry sometimes. I feel so bad, I can't even say a word to stop them. I Cry just thinking that why don't they stop lying about deen.how should i deal with them?

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

Committing sins may make one sorrowful, depressed and deeply disappointed. But if she returns to Allah with a few tears and beseech Him for mercy, He will certainly forgive her. There is no other door to knock to solve our issues.

Please study this whole article on Taubah:
Seeking Forgiveness (Tau'bah)

http://islameasy.org/Taubah_Benefits.php

Make all your worries, doubts and concerns in the form of Dua to Allah – for example:

Yah Allah, I was astray from straight path for so long, but you have hid my faults and gave me hidayat.

Ya Allah, I tried to do good, but Shaytaan deceived me - only You can show me the path to Jannah!

Ya Allah, I am helpless and distressed and you have all the treasures of comfort, mercy and happiness.

The best thing we can do is to become pious friends of Allah. 'Religious' does not mean who prays and fast only - the definition is 'who abstains from all sins' - this includes our daily life, food, earning and spending,
dress, full hijab (niqab for woman), manners and purification of heart - read the article and Khutbah on our site and listen to lectures .. inshaAllah your knowledge will increase.

This life is all about controlling desires and protecting from the traps of Nafs (self) and Shaytaan. This is a temporary life where desires and feeling may not be fulfilled completely - the place for enjoyment and
desires is Jannah. Paradise is a reality – with rivers of milk and honey, palaces of gold and silver, delicious food and fruits, beautiful companions, always happy, always young, always healthy – a great kingdom for ever and ever for an unending enjoyment and bliss.

Protect yourself and family from the traps of Shaytaan, Nafs and bad environment, which excites a person to:

--Eat whatever you like, making it difficult to avoid Haram and doubtful things;

--Dress as you like, making it difficult to observe Hijab, piety, protection of eyes for this person and others on the street.

--Meet and mix with whomever you like, forgot about good and bad, Mahram and non-Mahram.

Shaytaan has promised to attack from all 4-directions – front, back, left and right!

Living in this environment is like walking on shells – like passing through a jungle filled with thorny bushes on both sides, hidden holes on the ground – a believer with Taqwa would walk by protecting herself from all sides, every step with fear of Allah!.

In this universe, there are both Khair (good) and Sharr (bad) – To bring Khair, to maintain Taqwa and be steadfast, a lot of continuous effort is needed. Sharr or bad things come automatically, without effort!

The trial and fitan in the market and streets are an opportunity to practice Taqwa, to get closer to Allah, to go high and high in Paradise – HellFire is surrounded by things appear attractive to Nafs (Shahawaat) and Jannah is surrounded by things which are hard on Nafs. Both ways are open and every day is a test.

The best thing for a believer is to make Taubah from all sins, big or small -- make a list of all mistakes in your past life, pray 2 rakat (Salah of Taubah) and ask Allah to forgive you. Then, try to make up for any missing Salah, any missing fasting, any missing Zakah/Hajj etc. Also,
ask forgiveness from other people if any injustice or verbal abuse as made.

There are other obvious sins in our society - encourage everyone in our homes and community to make Taubah --- for example, not keeping the Sunnah beard (for men), not observing proper Hijab (Niqab for women), watching movies and pictures, music, mixing with non-Mahram , hanging pictures of living beings in home. These and many other activities are a waste of time/resources, makes a person unmindful of Akhirah (Hereafter) and lose the opportunity of earning millions of good deeds via Dawah, learning and teaching, Zikr, Tilawat of Quran, Durood, Isteghfar and Dua.

Study, talk and think about the greatness of Allah, blessings of Allah, Love of Allah, blessings in Jannah for righteous believers to enjoy, everlasting life in Akhirah.

Daily reading a book of good deeds helps keep your motivation. You may print a chapter of Muntakhab Ahadith

http://www.islameasy.org/quick_books.php

and read for 10 minutes. then make Dua.

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Emaan.pdf
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Belief_Hereafter.pdf

Daily Dua:
http://islameasy.org/Dua_MM_2.php

To keep good motivation, you may listen to some lecture and read articles on our site.

Purpose of Life (article)
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Purpose_of_Life_flyer.pdf

Purpose of Life (lecture)
http://islameasy.org/bayan/Taleem/PurposeOfLife.mp3

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

How should Every Muslim live through day and night?
http://www.islameasy.org/MuslimDailyLife.php

Prayer and Du’a - Strong connection with Allah
http://islameasy.org/index.php

May Allah make it easy for you Ameen.
Question:
My problem has made me very depressed over the past few days. I am deeply in love with a guy whom I want to marry. We both love each other and do not want to marry anyone else except each other. My family has no knowledge of it at the moment. The problem is that my family strongly disapproves of love marriage due to a devastating past experience in the family.
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan,forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

Du'a for Istikhara:
http://www.islameasy.org/images/Treasures-Large/46.html

It is best to read this Salaah yourself. The aim of istikhaarah is to ask for guidance from Allah to the better of two matters concerning which one is hesitating, because guidance and help come from Allah; He knows and we do not know; He is the Knower of the unseen. The one who relies on himself will go astray, and the one who trusts in his own reasoning only and does not seek the help of his Lord will be doomed.

It is also important to understand that doing Istikaarah does not stop you from doing any other efforts. Instead, one should research the matter to one's best ability, as well as seeking advice from knowledgeable and experienced
people, parents and elders etc.

May Allah make it easy for you Ameen.

[Editor’s note: Review this article on observing the limits in a love relationship:

Cure for Pre-Marriage Love Relationship which does not lead to a Marriage
http://www.islameasy.org/Cure_PreRelations.php
]
Question:
a. I have done a SIN since years. i feel soo guilty and ashamed of my act...i pray to ALLAH for forgiveness..will He forgive me..!!?

b.
I am so ashamed and do not even know how I'm bringing myself to asking this question. I am totally disgusted with myself and will spend the rest of my life in repentance to Allah...
I have already started repenting and cry at every salah pleading Allah to forgive me. I will continue to do so until as long as I live.

Answer:
In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious and The Most Merciful

Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala), the all-Merciful and all-Forgiving, declares in the Holy Qur’an:

“Say: O My slaves who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Qur’an 39: 53]

It is the nature of mankind to be forgetful and to commit sins. However, Allah has given us the ability to rectify ourselves by turning to Him and begging for His forgiveness. Our mountains of evil deeds are nothing before the vast ocean of the mercy of Allah.

Abu Dhar RadiyAllahu `anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam in a Hadith Qudsi (a hadith in which the Blessed Prophet s quotes Allah) said: “Indeed Allah the Almighty and Majestic says:

“O My slave! Verily, as long as you worship Me and have hope in Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done; O My slave! If you meet Me with an earthful of sins, but do not associate any partner with Me, I would grant you a forgiveness as great as the whole world.” (Musnad Ahmad)

Committing sins may make you sorrowful, depressed and deeply disappointed with yourself. But if you return to Allah with a few tears and beseech Him for mercy, He will certainly forgive you. There is no other door to knock to solve our issues. None can forgive sins except Him. He calls us to the abode of peace (Paradise); He is the Almighty who hides our faults and He alone can replace our bad deeds with good deeds.

The door of repentance is always open for a person until he dies or until the sun rises from the west, whichever comes first. When something is a necessity Allah provides it in abundance like air and water. Since we are always sinful and negligent of Allah and Satan and the self are always inciting us towards evil, therefore tau’bah is provided in abundance so we can turn back to Allah.

Allah has created a solution to every sickness even if it may be the poison of a snake. Satan and sins are a major sickness and the cure for it is in tau’bah and istighfar, crying in front of Allah with deep regret in the heart.

Whenever our tau’bah breaks we should make tau’bah again. Some people despair and think they are sinners and will go to Hellfire. Tau’bah is so powerful that it can take a person from the lowest levels of Hellfire and raise him to the highest levels of Paradise.

Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala), the Lord of Mercy, puts mercy in the hearts of every mother in the world by which they love and care for their children. We make mistakes but Allah overlooks our faults. Our worship and good deeds are not perfect but Allah accepts them and multiplies the reward.

Do not fall into minor sins. Minor sins leads to major sins the way a spark may start a fire and burn down a house. A believer should run away from sin as one runs away from a snake. Even a minor sin makes a true believer restless as if a mountain is above his head and is about to fall on him and crush him.

Make a U-turn in life, wash off your slate of deeds – eliminate the bad deeds and protect your good deeds.

Method of making Tau’bah:
-------------------------
One should make sincere tau’bah to Allah for one's sins. The requisites of tau’bah are the following:

1. To immediately abstain from the sin.
2. To regret and wish one had never indulged in the sin.
3. To resolve to never commit the sin again.
4. If one have violated the rights of another person it is necessary to seek forgiveness from that person.

After making sincere tau’bah be confident in the acceptance of your tau’bah. Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala) is all-Merciful and all-Forgiving. He is always ready to accept the repentance of His sinful slaves. Allah says in Surah Al-e-Imran:

“And those who, when they have committed Fahishah or wronged themselves with evil, remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their sins - and none can forgive sins but Allah - And do not persist in what (wrong) they have done, while they know.” [Al-Qur’an 3:135]

After repenting, one should try to live according to the will of Allah u i.e. the Qur’an and Sunnah. This will bring the utmost peace and tranquility into one’s life.

Benefits of Tau’bah:
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The Qur’an describes the story of Prophet Nuh (AS),

"I said (to them): Ask forgiveness from your Lord; Verily, He is Oft-Forgiving; He will send rain to you in abundance; And give you increase in wealth and children, and bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers. " [Surah Nooh ,chapter 71:10-12]

One who makes Tau’bah reestablishes his relationship with the Creator of the heavens and earth.

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Study our articles on making Taubah. If you have any doubts please ask a new question.

Seeking Forgiveness (Tau'bah)
http://islameasy.org/Taubah_Benefits.php

Check to see if we also need to make Taubah.
Are there other sins and mistakes in my life?
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The best thing for a believer is to make Taubah from all sins, big or small. There are other obvious sins in our society - encourage everyone in our homes and community to make Taubah from any disobedience of Allah --- for example:

Sins by the tongue: Lying, verbal abuse in anger, backbiting, slandering, immodest talk, cursing, quarrelling, mocking, expressions to show-off etc?

Sins by the heart: Jealousy, pride and arrogance, greed, show-off, malice etc?

Sins in daily life: Looking at non-Mahram men and women with lust and desire, eating impermissible things, false oath/swearing, cheating or deceiving others in trade or business etc?

Sins in appearance and dress: Muslim men not keeping a beard, Muslim woman not observing proper Hijab (Niqab)?

Sins in social life: Muslim men mixing with women, women unveiling and appearing before men other than their Mahram, watching movies (pictures, singing, music), making and hanging pictures of living beings?

May Allah forgive the Ummah and guide us to the right path!
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Question:
I try to be a good Muslim because I want to, i read Quran daily and try to understand it... besides I am really emotional - when they say anything bad about Allah S.W.T and Muhammad S.A.W.W I start crying .

Answer:
Please study this Short Course for learning Basics of Islam for yourself
http://islameasy.org/TeachingBasicsofIslam.php

Here is a quick introduction to Islam (charts, flyers and articles)
http://islameasy.org/beliefs.php

People cannot give respect or honor -- only Allah can grant peace, love, contentment of heart, a blessed life in this world and in Jannah for true believers. Difficulties and trials can become a means of raising our status and earn countless reward.

The biggest sin is Shirk which leads to hellfire in the life hereafter. That is why the Prophets made so much effort so that each everyone realizes the purpose of life, gets an opportunity to make Taubah. The pious belivers in the Ummah also made an effort so that their families and neighbors can discover the sweetness of Islam. In this effort, a believer is steadfast, forgiving, patient, trustworthy, kind and caring.

If you have any follow up question, please ask. Please make sure you provide a VALID E-mail so you can receive an answer.
Question:
I try to be a good Muslim because I want to , I try to convince my self that I really I am . And for this i try to follow EACH AND EVERY teaching of Islam. i read Quran daily and try to understand it... besides I am really emotional about Islam too I start arguing with Non-Muslims and when they say anything bad about Allah S.W.T and Muhammad S.A.W.W I start crying .
Answer:
Please study this Short Course for learning Basics of Islam for yourself
http://islameasy.org/TeachingBasicsofIslam.php

Here is a quick introduction to Islam (charts, flyers and articles)
http://islameasy.org/beliefs.php

People cannot give respect or honor -- only Allah can grant peace, love, contentment of heart, a blessed life in this world and in Jannah for true believers. Difficulties and trials can become a means of raising our status and earn countless reward.

The biggest sin is Shirk which leads to hellfire in the life hereafter. That is why the Prophets made so much effort so that each everyone realizes the purpose of life, gets an opportunity to make Taubah. The pious belivers in the Ummah also made an effort so that their families and neighbors can discover the sweetness of Islam. In this effort, a believer is steadfast, forgiving, patient, trustworthy, kind and caring.

If you have any follow up question, please ask. Please make sure you provide a VALID E-mail so you can receive an answer.
Question:
I was just [wondering] if u could be able to tell me were I can find a Quran that is translated to English. As I am just new to Islam region I don't know we're I can find this please. Just any one if can help me I would be very grateful, thanks.
Answer:
Holy Quran transaltions are available from major bookstores. Search for "Noble Quran" on internet.
You may also order from your local book store, or contact your nearby Islamic Center. If an address is provided, a volunteer may donate and mail a copy of Quran to your address.
Question:
a) my husband is very angry person ofen he will get angry very soon little things soon if I will talk to him he will get angry... Before marriage also I worked, after marriage also iam working I feel tired and i feel depression. I feel nothing is there in my life.

b) I have been marreid for 3yrs, but not happy with my family ife. me and my husband have lots of issues. he hardly tells anything, hides everything, does not talk to me. we live as complete strangers in one house.

Answer:
Every tear of a believer is precious. Allah loves us more than seventy mothers do. Allah looks at the sincerity of our hearts and our actions.

May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, bless you with knowledg Deen and generosity. Ameen!

You are an obedient daughter, a caring sister and a Muslimah who has already given big sacrifices in your life, you may want to handle this situation with patience. When the family is not so religious (pious or Allah fearing), you may work on them to make them pious - via good teachings and good manners.

Masha Allah, an educated sister like yourself, in this age group, would seek more good deeds to get closer to Allah through Dua, Zikr, Quran, serving your community and other sisters.

please study this article:
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Winning the Husband – Saving a Marriage!
http://www.islameasy.org/SaveMarriage.php

Forgiveness and Winning the Heart:
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Remember the teaching of the Islam to win the heart:

• Repel evil with good deeds;

• Join relations with the one who cuts it with you;

• Make Salaam to one who does not make Salaam;

• Forgive those who did bad to you;

• Keep politeness in all talk, with respect and love;

Allah says in the Noble Qur’an:

“The good deed and the evil deed cannot be equal. Repel (the evil) with one which is better (i.e. Allah ordered the faithful believers to be patient at the time of anger, and to excuse those who treat them badly), then verily! he, between whom and you there was enmity, (will become) as though he was a close friend.” [41:34].

“But none is granted it (the above quality) except those who are patient, and none is granted it except the owner of the great portion (of the happiness in the Hereafter i.e. Paradise and in this world of a high moral character).“[41:35].

The Prophets made so much effort so that each everyone realizes the purpose of life, gets an opprtunity to make Taubah. The pious belivers in the Ummah also made an effort so that their families and neighbors can discover the sweetness of Islam. In this effort, a believer is steadfast, forgiving, patient, trustworthy, kind and caring.

This life is a one-time opportunity to achieve everlasting happiness in the life hereafter. Allah Almighty is showering countless blessings upon us everyday. Every moment has a great potential to achieve high-ranks in the court of our Creator. Every minute is like a gold coin. The heart and tongue are gifts from Allah to earn millions of rewards (Hasanaat) for the Akhirah.

People cannot give respect or honor -- only Allah can grant peace, love, contentment of heart, a blessed life in this world and in Jannah for true believers. Difficulties and trials can become a means of raising our status and earn countless reward. You should make all your worries, doubts and concerns in the form of Dua to Allah - example:

Yah Allah I was astray from straight path for so many years, but You have hid my faults and gave me hidayah!

Ya Allah I tried to do good but Shaytan deceived me - only You can show me the path to Jannah!

Ya Allah I am helpless and distressed and You have all the treasures of comfort, mercy and happiness.

This life is all about controlling desires and protecting from the traps of Nafs (self) and Shaytaan. This is a temporary life where desires and feeling may not be fulfilled completely - the place for enjoyment and desires is Jannah. This life is all about responsibilities, fulfilling others rights and following the commands of Allah and Sunnah.

Daily reading a book of good deeds with your husband helps in this situation. You may print a chapter of Muntakhab Ahadith

http://www.islameasy.org/quick_books.php

and read with your husband for 10 minutes together, then make Dua.

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Emaan.pdf
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Belief_Hereafter.pdf
Question:
I used to watch bad videos. Even though I offer namaz five times a day....i have been involved in this bad habit since last year... now I deriously need to taubah. I want to ask for forgiveness from ALLAH. please help me out and suggest me some dua.
Answer:
May Allah give you the ability to make Taubah, with peace and forgiveness!

Committing sins may make one sorrowful, depressed and deeply disappointed. But if she returns to Allah with a few tears and beseech Him for mercy, He will certainly forgive her. There is no other door to knock to solve our issues.

please study this whole article on Taubah:
Seeking Forgiveness (Tau'bah)
http://islameasy.org/Taubah_Benefits.php

Make all your worries, doubts and concerns in the form of Dua to Allah – for example:

Yah Allah, I was astray from straight path for so long, but you have hid my faults and gave me hidayat.

Ya Allah, I tried to do good, but Shaytaan deceived me - only You can show me the path to Jannah!

Ya Allah, I am helpless and distressed and you have all the treasures of comfort, mercy and happiness.

The best thing we can do is to become pious friends of Allah. 'Religious' does not mean who prays and fast only - the definition is 'who abstains from all sins' - this includes our daily life, food, earning and sepnding, dress, full hijab (niqab for woman), manners and purification of heart - read the article and Khutbah on our site and listen to leactures .. inshaAllah your knowledge will increase.

This life is all about controlling desires and protecting from the traps of Nafs (self) and Shaytaan. This is a temporary life where desires and feeling may not be fulfilled completely - the place for enjoyment and desires is Jannah. Paradise is a reality – with rivers of milk and honey, palaces of gold and silver, delicious food and fruits, beautiful companions, always happy, always young, always healthy – a great kingdom for ever and ever for an unending enjoyment and bliss.

The best thing for a believer is to make Taubah from all sins, big or small -- make a list of all mistakes in your past life, pray 2 rakat (Salah of Taubah) and ask Allah to fogive you. Then, try to make up for any missing Salah, any missing fasting, any missing Zakah/Hajj etc. Also, ask forgiveness from other people if any injustice or verbal abuse as made.

There are other obvious sins in our society - encourage everyone in our homes and community to make Taubah --- for example, not keeping a beard (for men), not observing proper Hijab (Niqab for women), watching movies/ pictures, music, mixing with non-Mahram, hanging pictures of living beings in home. These and many other activities are a waste of time/resources, makes a person unmindful of Akhirah (Hereafter) and lose the opportunity of earning millions of good deeds via Dawah, learning and teaching, Zikr, Tilawat of Quran, Durood, Isteghfar and Dua.

To keep good motivation, you may listen to some lecture and read articles on our site.

Purpose of Life (article)
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Purpose_of_Life_flyer.pdf

Purpose of Life (lecture)
http://islameasy.org/bayan/Taleem/PurposeOfLife.mp3

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

How should Every Muslim live through day and night?
http://www.islameasy.org/MuslimDailyLife.php

Prayer and Du’a - Strong connection with Allah
http://islameasy.org/index.php
Question:
My brother passed away on the day of Arafat in a accident. He passed away straight away. what does this mean?
Answer:
May Allah accept Hajj from your brother, grant him forgiveness and Jannatul Firdous! May Allah bless you and your parents with Sabre-Jameel, peace and happiness!

A person's death (time, place) is decreed by Allah. Then, what is better is dying on the day of Hajj in that blessed place? There are several Ahadith describing the virtues of a person dying during Hajj. Form those narrations, we learn that a haji who died during Hajj will be raised on the day of judgement reciting Talbia (Labbaik). If a haji died during Hajj, a reward of Hajj will be written for him until the day of judgement!

The deceased's inheritance should be distributed (ask a Mufti on those details) and care/assitance should be provided to his wife and children, if any. You should make Dua, give some Sadaqa and make Esaal-e-Sawaab of good deeds to your brother, on a regular basis.

This incident is an eaxmple which shows how temporary this life is. The best thing we can do is to become pious friends of Allah. 'Religious' does not mean who prays and fast only - the definition is 'who abstains from all sins' - this includes our daily life, food, earning and sepnding, dress, full hijab (niqab for woman), manners and purification of heart - read the article and Khutbah on our site and listen to leactures .. inshaAllah your knowledge will increase.

This life is all about controlling desires and protecting from the traps of Nafs (self) and Shaytaan. This is a temporary life where desires and feeling may not be fulfilled completely - the place for enjoyment and desires is Jannah. Paradise is a reality – with rivers of milk and honey, palaces of gold and silver, delicious food and fruits, beautiful companions, always happy, always young, always healthy – a great kingdom for ever and ever for an unending enjoyment and bliss.

The best thing for a believer is to make Taubah from all sins, big or small -- make a list of all mistakes in your past life, pray 2 rakat (Salah of Taubah) and ask Allah to fogive you. Then, try to make up for any missing Salah, any missing fasting, any missing Zakah/Hajj etc. Also, ask forgiveness from other people if any injustice or verbal abuse as made.

There are other obvious sins in our society - encourage everyone in our homes and community to make Taubah --- for example, not keeping a beard (for men), not observing proper Hijab (Niqab for women), watching movies/ pictures, music, mixing with non-Mahram, hanging pictures of living beings in home. These and many other activities are a waste of time/resources, makes a person unmindful of Akhirah (Hereafter) and lose the opportunity of earning millions of good deeds via Dawah, learning and teaching, Zikr, Tilawat of Quran, Durood, Isteghfar and Dua.

To keep good motivation, you may listen to some lecture and read articles on our site.

Purpose of Life (article)
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Purpose_of_Life_flyer.pdf

Purpose of Life (lecture)
http://islameasy.org/bayan/Taleem/PurposeOfLife.mp3

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

How should Every Muslim live through day and night?
http://www.islameasy.org/MuslimDailyLife.php

Prayer and Du’a - Strong connection with Allah
http://islameasy.org/index.php

Question:
a. Marriage ending due to quarrels
b. I got married one n half year ago my husbnd sent me to
my parent home after a month of marrage, my in-laws were not happy nd made issues of small things. and now, one and half year passed, he didn ot came to my parent home.

Answer:
First of all, study this article on our site:
Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

If you had a chance to live with your husband, study the next articles, make a list of your mistakes (if any) and try to fix those:

Happy Marriage - Living with Peace and Harmony at Home
http://www.islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php

If the current marriage breaks (agains your wishes), make Istekhara andstart a new life. Ask Allah to bless you with a better husband. Work with family elders and seek their advice.

You should decide how to make the best of your life. If you want to get married again, read our articles on marriage, analyze why the previous marriages were broken (make a list of mistakes both sides did). If it hard to change the other side, but we can change ourselves and ask Allah for help. If you write some details, inshaAllah we may advise further.

Winning the Husband – Saving a Marriage!
http://www.islameasy.org/SaveMarriage.php

If you are not planning to get married soon, have support from family elders etc. then make a schedule/ plan for your life - worshipping, learning Islam, doing good deeds that can earn millions for the life hereafter.

You should not haste to make any decision from your side. Make Istekhara, consult your parents and let them consult with Mufti/Imam in your town.

You should ask Allah for guidance and a blessed life, for you and whole Ummah. Also make Dua for your husband's guidance and well-being.

Make lots of Isteghfar on past sins and mistakes, make Taubah and ask Allah for help. You should make Dua, give some Sadaqa (even small), pray Salatul Hajat and Istkhara. Recite this 7 times morning and evening:
"Hasbiyyallahu la ilaha illa huwa alaihi tawakkaltu wa huwa rabbul arshil
azeem".

Forgiveness and Winning the Heart:
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Remember the teaching of the Islam to win the heart:

• Repel evil with good deeds;

• Join relations with the one who cuts it with you;

• Make Salaam to one who does not make Salaam;

• Forgive those who did bad to you;

• Keep politeness in all talk, with respect and love;

Question:
My Father has died in an Accident a day after Eid-ul-zuha.He was a very good human being, worked very hard for our upbringing, very Obedient to Allah, offers Namaaz on time...
During his Life Time I use to take him granted for whatever he says, some times talking harshly on petty household issues, but he never take it seriously. it was ocassionally not very often & that too in a jolly mood we used to irritate our father.

Now that after his death im repenting for hurting my father during his lifetime.we all told sorry to each other this ramazan for Hurting each of us including my Father in a way Knowingly or Unknowingly. He Never Complained that my Childrens are not good with me, was very happy with all of us. He has such a clean heart , he never takes our jokes seriously.

We all are praying for his Esaale swaab Daily, Giving Charity.Pls Suggest me what is that I can personally do to seek forgiveness from my FAther and From ALLLAH.Do ALLAH Forgive my Sins, What all we have done was Intetionally & unintentionally.

Answer:
May Allah have Mercy on your father, grant him forgiveness and Jannatul Firdous! May Allah bless your family with Sabre-Jameel, peace and happiness! May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

You are an obedient daughter, a caring sister and a good Muslimah. Continue making Dua for your father daily (learn such good deeds which bring millions of rewards daily), give charity, pray for his forgiveness, take care of his debts (if any) and missing obligations in his life (missing Salah, any missing fasting, any missing Zakah/Hajj etc). The deceased's inheritance should be distributed (ask a Mufti on inheritance questions).

Committing sins may make you sorrowful, depressed and deeply disappointed with yourself. But if you return to Allah with a few tears and beseech Him for mercy, He will certainly forgive you. There is no other door to knock to solve our issues. None can forgive sins except Him. He calls us to the abode of peace (Paradise); He is the Almighty who hides our faults and He alone can replace our bad deeds with good deeds. The door of
repentance is always open.

Pray Salatul-Taubah and ask Allah to forgive you for any verbal abuse or hurting your father.

Every tear of a believer is precious in the court of Allah. Allah looks at the sincerity of our hearts and our actions. Only Allah can grant peace, love, contentment of heart, a blessed life in this world and in Jannah for true believers. Allah loves us more than seventy mothers do. Difficulties and trials can become a means of raising our status and earn countless reward. Even our blessed Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and his family and daughters went though hardships and trials.

Masha Allah an educated sister like yourself, in this age group, would seek more good deeds to get closer to Allah through Dua, Zikr, Quran, serving your community and other sisters. Explore the purpose of life - you may use articles and lectures on our site as a resource.

This incident is an eaxmple which shows how temporary this life is. The best thing we can do is to become pious friends of Allah. 'Religious' does not mean who prays and fast only - the definition is 'who abstains from all sins' -
this includes our daily life, food, earning and sepnding, dress, full hijab (niqab for woman), manners and purification of heart -

This life is all about controlling desires and protecting from the traps of Nafs (self) and Shaytaan. This is a temporary life where desires and feeling may not be fulfilled completely - the place for enjoyment and desires is Jannah. Paradise is a reality – with rivers of milk and honey, palaces of gold and silver, delicious food and fruits, beautiful companions, always happy, always young, always healthy – a great kingdom for ever and ever for an unending enjoyment and bliss.

The best thing for a believer is to make Taubah from all sins, big or small -- make a list of all mistakes in your past life, pray 2 rakat (Salah of Taubah) and ask Allah to fogive you. Then, try to make up for any missing Salah, any missing fasting, any missing Zakah/Hajj etc. Also, ask forgiveness from other people if any injustice or verbal abuse as made.

There are other obvious sins in our society - encourage everyone in our homes and community to make Taubah --- for example, not keeping a beard (for men), not observing proper Hijab (Niqab for women), eating doubtful things, watching movies/ pictures, music, mixing with non-Mahram, hanging pictures of living beings in home. These and many other activities are a waste of time/resources, makes a person unmindful of Akhirah (Hereafter) and lose the opportunity of earning millions of good deeds via Dawah, learning and teaching, Zikr, Tilawat of Quran, Durood, Isteghfar and Dua.

To keep good motivation, you may listen to some lecture and read articles on our site.

Purpose of Life (article)
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Purpose_of_Life_flyer.pdf

Purpose of Life (lecture)
http://islameasy.org/bayan/Taleem/PurposeOfLife.mp3

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

How should Every Muslim live through day and night?
http://www.islameasy.org/MuslimDailyLife.php

Prayer and Du’a - Strong connection with Allah
http://islameasy.org/index.php

Question:
I know children can give sadaqah for parents who have died. Can one give sadaqah for their grandparents who are dead or for friends or neighbors? Obviously all were Muslims. Is Sadaqah accepted on their behalf?? Jarzakallah
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan,forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

You can give sadaqah on behalf on anyone in Islam. No matter who the person is as long as that person is muslim.

A better thing is to estimate if the deceased was missing any obligatory Salah, Zakah in their lifetime and then give proper FIDYA to help them relieve from their missing obligations.
Question:
My brother is 16 mashallah. He has a small beard and my mom has told him to shave it because he is too young to fully maintain it. He doesn't want to, but is my mother right to tell him to shave it off and is he disobeying her by not listening? Is this going against following the Sunnah? Is there a age for one to fully maintain the beard? Jarzakallah


Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan,forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

Keeping a beard is Wajib for men, a big Sunnah which unfortunately is being left out by some people. If one has a beard, he should let it grow until the span of his fist. It is prohibited for one to cut or trim his beard before it reaches the span of his fist.

Since your brother has reached the age of adulthood, he should keep and grow his beard. You should politely inform your mother about this Islamic teaching, this is not to disrecpect her.

A religious person is better for both this life and hereafter. 'Religious' does not mean who prays and fast only - the definition is 'who abstains from all sins' - this includes our dailiy life, food, finances, dress, full hijab (niqab for woman), manners and purification of heart - read the article and Khutbah on our site and listen to leactures .. inshaAllah your knowledge will increase.

This life is all about controlling desires and protecting from the traps of Nafs (self) and Shaytaan. This is a temporary life where desires and feeling may not be fulfilled completely - the place for enjoyment and desires is Jannah. This life is all about responsibilities, fulfilling others rights and following the commands of Allah and Sunnah.

Daily reading a book of good deeds with your husband helps in this situation. You may print a chapter of Muntakhab Ahadith

http://www.islameasy.org/quick_books.php
and read with your mother for 10 minutes together. then make Dua.

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Emaan.pdf
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Belief_Hereafter.pdf
Question:
I am engaged to a man who is well-behaved. But since
recently, I've been noticing him admiring celebrity women in a social website. This really upsets me. I clearly dont want my future husband to be admiring non-believing women.

Answer:
For marriage, a religious person is better for both this life and hereafter. 'Religious' does not mean who prays and fast only - the definition is 'who abstains from all sins' - this includes our dailiy life, food, finances, dress, full hijab, manners and purification of heart - read the article and Khutbah on our site and listen to leactures .. inshaAllah your knowledge will increase.

Make your choice for Taqwa (piety) instead of just looking for the apparent beauty or wealth. Learn, study and make Istekhara and Salatul Hajat regarding marriage decisions.

You can make Dua for his guidance, encourage his parents to create an Islamic environment in their home.

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Recite this Tasbeeh everyday.
LA HAULA WA LA QUWATA ILLA BILLAHIL ALIEL AZEEM
Translation: “There is no strength (to refrain from sins but with the protection from Allah) and there is no power (to accomplish good deeds) but with the help of Allah, the High, the Supreme”

To keep good motivation, you may listen to some lecture and articles on our site.

Purpose of Life (lecture)
http://islameasy.org/bayan/Taleem/PurposeOfLife.mp3

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

Daily reading a book of good deeds with your family will help them understand the purpose of life. You may print a chapter of Muntakhab Ahadith
http://www.islameasy.org/quick_books.php

and read with your family for 10 minutes together, then make Dua.

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Emaan.pdf
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Belief_Hereafter.pdf
Question:
[Sister had concerns over her step-father attitude, not treating her as a daughter in a respectful manner]

Answer:
Sister, you should try to be respectful, but discuss your concerns with your mother and other family elders (like grand-parents). We strongly recommend that in this situation to inform your mother about the issue.

Observe hijab and protect yourself from any activity which is not allowed in Islam. May Allah help you and bless you with knowledge and piety, Ameen!
Question:
I am a reverted Muslimah. I love my parents and I always pray to Allah subhana wa talah to forgive my parents because they don't know anything about Islam and they pray to the idols and it hurts me. They have given me love, shelter, food, freedom and luxury. Of course I would'nt have all this without Allah subana wa talah's will and wish. I thank Allah everyday for all that He has given me. I pray to Allah subhana wa talah to somehow show mercy on parents and make them muslims too.


Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety and purity, strong faith, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. May Allah show mercy to your parents and guide them to Islam. Ameen!
You may pray Salatul-Hajat and beg Allah for this purpose.

The solution to all our problems is to turn to our Creator and Sustainer (God Almighty) who is All Powerful and very Merciful, turn to Him in repentance and seek His protection.

Do good deeds to get closer to Allah through Dua, Zikr, Quran, serving your community and other sisters. Explore the purpose of life - you may use articles and lectures on
our site as a resource.
http://www.islameasy.org/beliefs.php

The biggest sin is Shirk which leads to hellfire in the life hereafter. That is why the Prophets made so much effort so that each and everyone realizes the purpose of life, gets an opprtunity to make Taubah. The pious belivers in the Ummah also made an effort so that their families and neighbors can discover the sweetness of Islam. In this effort, a believer is steadfast, forgiving, patient, trustworthy, kind and caring. Somethimes they had to give up their rights to fulfil the rights of others.

Islam teaches respect, sympathy and tolerance. Kind treatment of parents is a quality of the believer. Continue making Dua for their guidance.
Question:
[Brother saw a dream about death]
“I m not afraid of dying but what face will I show my Almighty? I am a sinful person. This event has changed my thinking and all I am thinking of now is asking for his forgiveness, which I am sure He will as He is the Most Merciful. “

The dream has done good for my thinking. I m getting more inclined towards deen and I am trying my best to become a good Muslim. i am really ashamed of the sins I have committed till now.

Answer:
May Allah give you long life with peace and happiness!

A person's death (time, place) is only known to Allah. The best thing we can do is to become pious friends of Allah and make Taubah.

You should make Dua and pray Salatul Hajat. Also recite the following 7 times daily:
"Hasbiyyallahu la ilaha illa huwa alaihi tawakkaltu wa huwa rabbul arshil azeem".

Here is a Dua page:
http://islameasy.org/Dua_MM_2.php

Make lots of Isteghfar on past sins and mistakes, make Taubah and ask Allah for help.

The best thing we can do is to become pious friends of Allah. 'Religious' does not mean who prays and fast only - the definition is 'who abstains from all sins' - this includes our daily life, food, earning and spending,
dress, full hijab (for woman), manners and purification of heart - read the article and Khutbah on our site and listen to lectures .. inshaAllah your knowledge will increase.

This life is all about controlling desires and protecting from the traps of Nafs (self) and Shaytaan. This is a temporary life where desires and feeling may not be fulfilled completely - the place for enjoyment and desires is Jannah. Paradise is a reality – with rivers of milk and honey, palaces of gold and silver, delicious food and fruits, beautiful companions, always happy, always young, always healthy – a great kingdom for ever and ever for an unending enjoyment and bliss.

The best thing for a believer is to make Taubah from all sins, big or small -- make a list of all mistakes in your past life, pray 2 rakat (Salah of Taubah) and ask Allah to forgive you. Then, try to make up for any missing Salah, any missing fasting, any missing Zakah/Hajj etc. Also, ask forgiveness from other people if any injustice or verbal abuse as made.

There are other obvious sins in our society - encourage everyone in our homes and community to make Taubah --- avail the opportunity of earning millions of good deeds via learning and teaching, Zikr, Tilawat of Quran, Durood, Isteghfar and Dua.

Daily reading a book of good deeds helps in this situation. You may print a chapter of Muntakhab Ahadith

http://www.islameasy.org/quick_books.php

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Emaan.pdf
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Belief_Hereafter.pdf

To keep good motivation, you may listen to some lecture and read articles on our site.

Purpose of Life (article)
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Purpose_of_Life_flyer.pdf

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

How should Every Muslim live through day and night?
http://www.islameasy.org/MuslimDailyLife.php

Prayer and Du’a - Strong connection with Allah
http://islameasy.org/index.php
Question:
I have Personaly converted to Islam, after increasing my knowledge around Islam via books, and a very personal friend and colleague guided me to the truth religion. I do my daily prayers, fasting during Ramadan (especially the last 2 years). I really give all my best to implement the 5 pillars of Islam.

I have converted by reciting the Shahada, in my home, just between me and Allah, with my heart (in Arabic knowing the meaning in English, loudly in my house, alone). I would like to know if all the above are enough. Or should it be front of some other witness?
Answer:
According to a Mufti, this was sufficient for you to embrace Islam (no witness was needed).

However, for issues related to Islamic Will, marriage, Hajj and burial etc. one should make his religion known and obtain a certificate from local mosque or city, that may help in future.
Question:
I did apostacy. I just uttered shahada and got married - knowing inside I am kafir or have done shirk. I was a .. hypocrite.
1. How can I repent or enter islam now for Allah?
2. is the marriage valid?
As I have used islam for worldly gain (marry), so now do I have to leave this relationship as a part of repentence and establish tawheed?

I am scared of that Hadith (meaning)- Actions are (judged) by niyyah (intention),…. Thus, he whose migration (hijrah) was to Allah and His Messenger, his migration is to Allah and His Messenger; but he whose migration was for some worldly thing he might gain, or for a wife he might marry, his migration is to that for which he migrated-

so I am scared now if I continue this relation I will get dunya only and no portion for me in akhirat for my islam.

Answer:
May Allah guide you to the right path and accept your repentance!

Yes, if you repent and come back to religion with sincerity, you will be on the path of Islam and tawheed.
You may recite 'Shahada' again with correct intention in your heart and words on your tongue.

According to a Mufti (scholar), after reciting the correct 'Shahada', you should ask to perform the Islamic Nikah again, with witnesses.

Here is an article on repentance you may find useful:

Seeking Forgiveness (Tau'bah)
http://islameasy.org/Taubah_Benefits.php
Question:
a. my husband did not stay on a job. he is very educated but cannot get good job, please suggest me a wazifa.
b. please suggest suggest me a wazifa for my son’s good health
c. any dua or zikr to accomplish difficult task

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

Motivation for those in Hardship and Depression
http://www.islameasy.org/Advice_in_Hardship.php

1. One can pray for whatever purpose she wishes. But the best supplications are the ones made by Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam. These are so comprehensive and all-encompassing prayers that all the human needs, of this world and the Hereafter, are fully covered in the
eloquent expressions used in them. Actually, most of the prophetic prayers are so profound that human imagination can hardly match their greatness.

Regarding sustenance (Rizq), one should remember that whatever is written for man, will reach him.
We should make sure that all our faraaid (compulsory) acts are in order, further, the best way of asking Allah for assistance is through Salaah. We should try not to become despondent or depressed, instead we should remember that Allah will increase our sustenance when the time is right.
Recite Surah Yaseen in the morning and Surah Al-Waqiah every night.

Recite the three Quls i.e. Surah Al-Ikhlas, Surah al-Falaq and Surah An-naas, then dry-spit or blow onto the palms and wipe over yourself. Do this 3 times, morning and evening.
It is also very important to recite Ayatul Kursi.
Seek help from Allah Ta'ala and always trust in him.
When you are anxious than recite this 7 times: "Hasbiyyallahu la ilaha illa huwa alaihi tawakkaltu wa huwa rabbul arshil azeem".
You can also recite "Hasbonallahu wa ni'mal wakeel".

2. You may recite Ayat-e-Shifaa and these following duas:
http://islameasy.org/AyateShifa.png
Question:
I am in class 10th. I am just done with my exams. My exams were some what average and good. But I am not sure whether i'll score good percentage. Please help me with a dua which can turn impossible as possible. Also I am suffering through depression please help me to get through it.?

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

You may read 2 Rakah of Nafl Salah, with intention of Salatul Hajat. This is performed like any other Salaah. After the Salaah, you should recite the following Dua. You may print these pages from web and recite
from printed pages or from a computer after the Salaah. It is not required to memorize these Dua or read it inside Salaah.

Salat-ul Hajat:

The method is described at http://islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

Also, kindly read this article on our site and listen to lectures to increase your knowledge.

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php


May Allah make it easy for you, Ameen.
Question:
Is it haram to accuse someone of not being a good Muslim, just because they have tattoos, and piercings? They fast, pray, and know the Quran but they've made some big mistakes in their life. What if you want to help them? How would you approach them about something like that?

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

You may share the following advice with them and encourage them to learn Islamic teachings and Sunnah manners.

Tau’bah (Seeking Forgiveness)
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Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala), the all-Merciful and all-Forgiving, declares in the Holy Qur’an:

“Say: O My slaves who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Qur’an 39:53]

It is the nature of mankind to be forgetful and to commit sins. However, Allah has given us the ability to rectify
ourselves by turning to Him and begging for His forgiveness. Our mountains of evil deeds are nothing before the vast ocean of the mercy of Allah.

Abu Dhar RadiyAllahu `anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam in a Hadith Qudsi (a hadith in
which the Blessed Prophet s quotes Allah) said: “Indeed Allah the Almighty and Majestic says:

“O My slave! Verily, as long as you worship Me and have hope in Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done;
O My slave! If you meet Me with an earthful of sins, but do not associate any partner with Me, I would grant you a
forgiveness as great as the whole world.” (Musnad Ahmad)

Committing sins may make you sorrowful, depressed and deeply disappointed with yourself. But if you return to
Allah with a few tears and beseech Him for mercy, He will certainly forgive you. There is no other door to knock
to solve our issues. None can forgive sins except Him. He calls us to the abode of peace (Paradise); He is the
Almighty who hides our faults and He alone can replace our bad deeds with good deeds.

The door of repentance is always open for a person until he dies or until the sun rises from the west, whichever comes first. When something is a necessity Allah provides it in abundance like air and water. Since we are always sinful and negligent of Allah and Satan and the self are always
inciting us towards evil, therefore tau’bah
is provided in abundance so we can turn back to Allah.

Allah has created a solution to every sickness even if it may be the poison of a snake. Satan and sins are a major
sickness and the cure for it is in tau’bah and istighfar, crying in front of Allah with deep regret in the heart.

Whenever our tau’bah breaks we should make tau’bah again. Some people despair and think they are sinners
and will go to Hellfire. Tau’bah is so powerful that it can take a person from the lowest levels of Hellfire and raise him to the highest levels of Paradise.

Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala), the Lord of Mercy, puts mercy in the hearts of every mother in the world by which they love and care for their children. We make mistakes but Allah overlooks our faults. Our worship and good deeds are not perfect but Allah accepts them and multiplies the reward.

Good manners - observe complete Hijab, make Isteghfar, increase time for Dua.

Kindly read this article on our site and listen to lectures to increase your knowledge.

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

May Allah make it easy for you, Ameen.
Question:
I want to know if piercing the nose is permissible. My [teachers] told me it is NOT haram since I'm a Niqabi and I don’t put myself on display for Non Mahrams! I want to do it simply because I want to adorn myself and not with the intention of displaying my beauty to any non mahram. JazakaAllahu Khairan.

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

The Muslim Ummah regards you as an obedient daughter, a respected sister and a dignified woman in Islam!

Yes, they are right. It is not haram, it’s your choice.

And Allah knows best.
Question:
Dua for health issues ..
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

The Muslim Ummah regards you as an obedient daughter, a respected sister and a dignified woman in Islam!

Put your hope, trust and faith in Allah Ta'ala. Read Salatul Hajat.

You may recite Ayat-e-Shifaa and these following duas:
http://islameasy.org/AyateShifa.png

1. wa yashfi sudoora qawmim-mumineen
Translation: And [God] shall heal the breasts of the believers. (at-Tawba,9:14)

2. Yaa ayyuhan-naasu qad ja’atkum maw`izhatum-mir rabbikum wa shifaul-limaa fis-sudoor, wa hudan wa rahmatun lil-mumineen

Translation: O Mankind, there has come to you a guidance from your Lord and a healing for (the diseases) in your hearts and for those who believe a guidance and a mercy. (Yunus, 10:57)

3. You may recite a wazifah/Tasbeeh of the following verses of Quran after Isha, accompanying with durood shareef:

"Laqad Khalaqnal Insana fee Ahsani Taqweem" (Surah Teen, Verse 3) and
"..Anni Mughlobun Fantasir" (Surah Qamar, verse10)

May Allah make it easy for you Ameen.
Question:
a.
i know its compulsory to wear the hijaab on the head and to cover the body, but does it mention about your face as I have heard it's a choice

b.
Is it haram for me to become an actor? If so, Why? I heard it depends on what the show is about and as long as you do nothing haram it's not. Of course i would do nothing bad.

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan,forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

You have asked a question which is a very important part of our lives as Muslim women. We will try to answer it as simply as possible,Insha-Allah.
First we have to know the importance of hijab after that you will be able to decide what is good for you, Insha Allah.
Allah says in Surah Ahzaab, verse 59 "Oh Prophet! tell your wives and daughters and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments (Jalaabeeb) over them, that is likelier that they be known and not harmed/annoyed......"

In order to understand a word in any language, we have to ask the experts of that language. The root word of "jalaabeeb" is "jalbab", which is used
for things which cover completely.

Example: the darkness of night. When the darkness of night comes, there is no corner left which is bright, everything becomes covered in darkness. In the same way, jalbab is the garment that covers a woman from head to toe,
with nothing left open. (Lisanul Arab,V 1 - Al muhalla V 3).


We will now quote the sahaaba (R.A) who have explained the jalbab to us so clearly, that theres no room for confusion anymore. Ibne Abaas (R.A.) says under the explanation of the above verse "Allah commanded Muslim women to
pull this sheet on top of them, to cover their bodies, except one eye, when it is necessary for them to come out of their homes."

Imam Mohammed ibn Seereen says," I asked Ubaidullah Salmani RA the meaning of this verse and how the jalbab was used, he demonstrated it to me, by pulling a sheet of cloth over his head to cover his body, leaving only one eye uncovered."

It should be remembered that the sahaaba/ companions of the prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam were the ones who witnessed the Qur'an being revealed, they witnessed how the prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam practiced on the verses revealed, who can give us better insight into
following the Qur'an than the prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam and his sahaaba?

And what about the wives of the prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam who are our role-models, how did they follow the verses of Quran? Aisha (R.A.) was the wife of Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wasallam. Once, she was left
behind by the caravan while returning from a journey. When she realized this, she thought it best to remain exactly where she was, the prophet Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam will soon realize she is not with them and come back for her. A few miles behind this caravan was a sahaabi, Safwan
bin Mu'atal (R.A.), his job was to travel behind the caravan and pick up anything left behind. As he came closer, he noticed someone sleeping, when
he realized it was Aisha (R.A.) he said loudly, innaa lilaahi wa innaa ilayhi raajioon, upon hearing his voice, Aisha (R.A.) says I got up from my sleep and immediately covered my face with my shawl. Safwan RA recognized her because he had seen her before the verses of hijaab were
revealed. But since the verses had been revealed, she now covered her face.

Alhamdolilaah, all praise is due to Allah, who has made Islam so perfect and just, that there is no difference between how we practice on it and how the wives of a prophet practiced on it. There is no different rulings
for different people. Every Muslim/ Muslimah is the same, the only difference is in taq'wa.

There are so many Aayaat and Ahaadith on this subject, that books have been written in great detail on it. We would like to end by saying that if covering the face was not necessary, just an option for women to choose
from, then the other aayaat of hijaab wouldn't make sense. For example:

1. If women were free to uncover the face, why does Allah ask the men and women not to look at each other and lower their gazes. (Surah Noor)?

How will we follow this command of Allah? If covering the face is not necessary, then neither should lowering the gaze.

2. If it was permissible to uncover the face, then why do we need permission before entering someone's home?
"Oh you who believe! enter not houses other than your own, until you have asked permission...." (Surah Noor)
This aayah is guarding the females of the home so that they are not looked upon by strange men.

3. Allah commands the women "... and make not a dazzling display (of yourselves), like the former times of ignorance...." (Surah Ahzaab) and also "...And tell the believing women that they lower their gaze and guard
their modesty and not display their beauty....." (Surah Noor).

Is the face not part of the beauty of a woman? In fact, it is a focal point of her beauty. I came across a survey last year which was conducted amongst the men. They were asked as to which parts of a female would first get their attention. 80% of them replied her face, eyes and lips would
attract them first, followed by her body.

4. Why would Allah command the men to ask for any need from behind a curtain? (Surah Ahzaab)
If a woman can uncover her face then why not just ask her face to face?

5. If a woman's face is showing then a man would not be captured by her voice on first impulse. But when a woman's face and body are concealed, Allah has further commanded her not to be complacent/sweet in her speech
with the males. (Surah Ahzaab)

Allah has made all these rules for the betterment of mankind, not to make us upset or miserable. Parents make rules and regulations in their homes because of the love they have for their children. If someone says that a
mother disciplines her child because of hatred or misery, we would say that its absurd. Similiarly, Allah knows what is best for us while our knowledge is limited. Our success lies in following the Quran and the Sunnah of our Rasool Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam. We hope that this
answers your question. For further detailed reading we would recommend the
book "HIJAB" (http://www.islameasy.org/hijab.php) by Dr. Mohammed Ismail Memon Mada
Question:
sister,I'm in love with my cousin, we chat almost everyday , but not
anything related to love but still i'm afraid that i may say something
wrong which may be a shame for me in my future, i'm afraid that i may say
something which will make me ashamed even to have eye contact with him
when i actually meet him.
i dont know if he has same feelings for me as i have for him, thats one of
the reason why i'm scared to say something wrong. what should i do? i cant
bear the thought of not chatting with him.
my sister asked me to distance myself from him since when i chat with
him,i'm closer to him so its easy to say something inappropriate. but it
hurts to even think that i have to distance myself from him.
i'm a teenager of about 16 and half, sister give me an advice that can
help me.

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

Respected sister, even if a man is engaged with a woman, he is still a
non-Mahram until the actual Nikah is made. Meeting alone or going out with
this person is not allowed for her. It is required to observe complete Hijab with him until the Nikah is done.

Islam does not encourage pre-marriage love relationships between a male and female who are non-Mahram to each other. There are limits in Islam regarding love relationships before marriage. Please read more in this
article:

Cure for Pre-Marriage Love Relationship which does not lead to a Marriage
http://www.islameasy.org/Cure_PreRelations.php

You may read 2 Rakah of Nafl Salah, with intention of Taubah and Salatul
Hajat. This is performed like any other Salaah.

After the Salaah, you should recite the following Dua. You may print these
pages from web and recite from printed pages or from computer after the
Salaah. It is not required to memorize these Dua or read it inside Salaah.

Taubah (from any act of disobedience and sins)
The method is described at http://islameasy.org/images/Treasures-Large/47.htm

Salat-ul Hajat
The method is described at http://islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

(Ask Allah to ease difficulty, clean the heart to focus on good deeds.
Also ask Allah to show you if that person was really sincere to you or
not).

You may study the following books and articles:

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

Easy Road to Paradise - Golden deeds that lead to success - extracted from
a booklet in Urdu ‘Jannat ka Asan Rasta” by Shaykh Mufti Mohammad Rafi
Uthmani. http://www.islameasy.org/EasyRoad_Paradise.php]

Why is Hijab necessary?
http://islameasy.org/hijab.php
Question:
a.
my husband have lots of angerness, i can’t say him anything he is not offering salah, says bad words and not giving permission for niqab.

b.
I want to know if divorce is the right answer after a lot of
tries to make marriage work?
I am pregnant with my second child and in the last two months i found out a lot about my husband? He is being having affair since he married me? He lies to people that he is not married and doesn't respect me. He is abusive and makes me feel like i did something wrong to cover up himself.
What should i do? I been trying to make this marriage work since i married him but now i feel like he kept of making me a fool and i believed him all the time.

c.
I am married since last 13 years and have 3 young children. My husband was very very loving and caring in the beginning of our marriage. My husband's father was a very hot tempered person and that’s why he did not have good
reputation socially. He passed away, may Allah forgive him. Now, my husband slowly slowly becoming like his father. He is also very hot tempered. He cut ties from every relative of mine. He fights and argues
with me a lot. He never prays nor he ever goes to mosque or meet any of my friends.

I don’t know what happened to him, he was such a good person before. I don’t know if this is nazar or jadoo or what. But I have tried everything to make him understand but he never listen to me and start shouting and
screaming. I cannot talk to him about anything. I do dua day and night for him. What else should I do? Please help. I feel so disappointed, but due to kids I don’t want divorce.

d.
my husband always ignore me whenever weekend comes, he always fight with me and does not want to listen to me always want to b boss. we always have very much arguments. and he always just give time to his parents and
brother and sister and does not talk to me. he always stay in a bad mood without any good reason. plz helppp me i m in very big problem

e.

do you have any dua for husband hedayet. he is good man but islamic activities like namaz , roza, quaran is funny thing for him. please let me know what can i do for him and for my kids in near future. thanks

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen

May Allah bless you and your family to live in peace and harmony!

Marriage is an institute which can be as firm as a rock or weak as a thread, it is up to the partners to make it either one. Due to the influence of Shaytaan, bad desires and environment outside and inside the home, sometimes a married man starts making an affair with a non-Mahram
woman and may lose interest in his own wife at home. This article discusses some causes of this problem and a few suggestions for the wife to re-gain her husband’s love.

At the time of concern and tension in domestic affairs,
review your life pattern to see in how many ways you can improve yourselves.

Protection of eyes:
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This is one of the biggest concerns in the Ummah today, affecting both the young an old. The outside environment (streets, markets, workplaces, social events) and
media inside homes (TV, magazines, internet) and filled with opportunities to look at non-Mahram faces. If someone does not protect the eyes and looks with lust and desires, his heart may be occupied with dozens of beautiful faces and may easily forget his own wife.

Disrespect and quarrels at home:
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Even if the wife is sincere in her heart, sometimes abusing the tongue on domestic issues may lead the husband to feel disrespected. If the wife does not treat the husband well, he may find more peace talking to strange women outside
home. Usually the people outside home (for example, at the markets and social events) appear more polite, courteous and keeping a soft and sweet-tone. This is a ‘big competition’ for the spouse at home to surpass the loving and admiring attitude experienced in the outside world!

Suggestions for Happy Marraige
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Kindly review our advice on Happy Marriage – Living with Peace and Harmony at Home at

http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php

Manners and protection of tongue:
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From our elders we have learned that the best method to increase the love between the husband and the wife
is to obtain great morals and etiquettes and to guard our tongue. By doing both of those, one will be able to attract your spouse into a never ending love. Please review the following article:

http://islameasy.org/K213_Tongue_protection.php

List of husband’s likes and dislikes:
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Living closely for a period of time, the wife knows the secrets of do’s and don’ts which pleases the husband. At the time of difficulty and concern, when the husband is not behaving well, extra precaution should be taken and a
“selfless” attitude is needed to win his heart.

Looking for rights or love?
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“Do not go by the book of ‘My Rights’. Go by the book of Love, Ihsaan and khidmat. In other words, if every person goes out of his or her way to fulfill the rights of others, instead of demanding his or her own rights,
or goes a step further than just fulfillment of rights, i.e. he or she goes out of his or her way to be kind, caring, loving and forgiving, then automatically this world will become a paradise.” (Hedyatus Saalikeen,
selected quotes by Shaykh Yunus Patel, 1998, South Africa)

A warm-welcome of the husband:
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When the husband enters home and looks at the wife with love and mercy and wife also looks at the husband with love
and mercy, Allah looks at both of them with mercy. Entering and leaving home with Salam and Du’a keeps the Shaytaan away. The wife at home should decorate herself for the husband when he arrives home and meet with him
cheerfully. On the other hand, when a woman goes out of her home (for example, for a social event), she should wear simple and modest clothing and observe complete Hijaab in front of non-Mahram. In practice, this is not followed in today’s society which opens the door of issues.

Virtues of good deeds:
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Imagine a pious wife making Du’a for his husband after every Salah: May Allah make him a pious man! May Allah
bless him with wisdom and knowledge of Deen! May Allah accept all his good deeds and keep Shaytaan away from him!

Pray Salat-ul-Hajat and Istekhara before making important decisions. See the main page at http://islameasy.org/

Give some Sadaqa on behalf of your spouse.

Increase time for Du’a, especially if you could wake up during the last part of night. Here is a startup script and examples of Dua:

Dua from the Core of Heart
http://islameasy.org/pdf/Duae_Walihana.pdf

Munajaat-e-Maqbool
http://islameasy.org/Dua_MM_2.php

Environment of pious people:
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Find a pious Shaykh near your area and encourage the husband to attend his programs with intention to acquire the love of Allah Almighty. Listen to lectures and read books on pious husband and wife. Read books of virtues
(like Muntakhab Ahadith, Riyadus-Saliheen) with your family for 5-10 minutes every evening. Request the husband to
bring some Islamic books of good deeds, Du’a and zikr for the family. If there is a gathering for Taleem (Islamic knowledge to increase faith and good deeds) encourage your spouse to attend. Your masjid Imam and community may help you find such programs.

Only Allah knows what is beneficial for us. He is All Wise, All Merciful. May Allah bless you and your family to live in peace and harmony! Ameen!

Recommended Readings for wife:
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The Rights of Husband by Shaykh Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar
http://www.khanqah.org/books/show/the-rights-of-husband

The Rights of a Husband and his Status by Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Question:
any dua or zikr to accomplish difficult task jazakallahkhair
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

One can pray for whatever purpose she wishes. But the best supplications are the ones made by Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam. These are so comprehensive and all-encompassing prayers that all the human needs, of this world and the Hereafter, are fully covered in the eloquent
expressions used in them. Actually, most of the prophetic prayers are so profound that human imagination can hardly match their greatness.

Regarding sustenance (Rizq), one should remember that whatever is written for man, will reach him.

We should make sure that all our faraaid (compulsory) acts are in order, further, the best way of asking Allah for assistance is through Salaah. We should try not to become despondent or depressed, instead we should remember that Allah will increase our sustenance when the time is right.

Recite Surah Yaseen in the morning and Surah Al-Waqiah every night.

Recite the three Quls i.e. Surah Al-Ikhlas, Surah al-Falaq and Surah An-naas, then dry-spit or blow onto the palms and wipe over yourself. Do this 3 times, morning and evening.

It is also very important to recite Ayatul Kursi.

Seek help from Allah Ta'ala and always trust in him.

When you are anxious than recite this 7 times: "Hasbiyyallahu la ilaha
illa huwa alaihi tawakkaltu wa huwa rabbul arshil azeem".

You can also recite "Hasbonallahu wa ni'mal wakeel" daily.
Question:
a.
I am a widow with 3 small children. in-laws got hold of all money. ALLAH helped and gave job. but I get frustrated and helpless. Please advise how to live my life happily for my children. I am very burdened.

b. I'm a single mother ....I am beginning to lose all hope of life. I am now struggling financially i allways have less money and sometimes I end up with no money. then sometimes we have no food at home. I want to buy a lottery ticket then i found out it is haraam in islam. then what can i Do? i cant find any jobs relating to sewing cooking
or working in a school due to such less education I have,as i tought my self how to read and write. and i cant buy a lottery ticket. what step should I take?
Answer:
May Allah bless you with easy Sustenance (Rizq), a good home, a good family and blessings in life and hereafter!

Allah loves a pious believer more than seventy mothers can love! Your parents love you and always wish good for you! The Muslim Ummah loves you.

You should ask Allah for Aafiah (easy health, Rizq, good deeds, no worries) for you and whole Ummah. Here is a
Dua page

http://islameasy.org/Dua_MM_2.php

Make lots of Isteghfar on past sins and mistakes, make Taubah and ask Allah for help.

Recite this tasbeeh (100 times) in the morning Fajr time

SUBHAN ALLAH IL AZEEM WA BI HAMDIHI, SUBHAN ALLAH IL AZEEM , ASTAGHFIRULLAH

Recite Surah Yaseen in the morning and Al-Waqiah at night (on the days of purity)

Recite this Ayat 70 times in the morning. (on the days of purity)
Sura Ash-Shura, Surah#42, Ayat # 19

When you enter home, recite Bismillah, Surah Fatihah, Surah Ikhlas, Durood Sahareef, Ayatal Kursi.

Our main page has many more Duas, including Salaatul Haajaat (Prayer for Need)

The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam, May peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“The most miserable man in the world of those meant for Paradise will be dipped once in Paradise (i.e. in the life Hereafter). Then he will be asked, Son of Adam, did you ever face any misery? Did you ever experience
any hardship”, so he will say (so happy after seeing a glimpse of Jannah), No my Lord! I never faced any misery and I never experienced any hardship.”

The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) also said:
Whoever makes Istighfaar in abundance, Allah will make a way out for him from every difficulty, free him from depression and anxiety and Allah will grant him sustenance from avenues he will not imagine.

A Muslim, who goes through hardship but endures patiently and still strives to do good deeds, will be awarded Paradise where there is no sickness or pain, no sadness, no old age. Paradise is a reality – with rivers of milk and honey, palaces of gold and silver, delicious food and fruits, beautiful spouse, always happy, always young, always healthy – a great kingdom for ever and ever for an unending enjoyment and bliss. Compete with each other to strengthen faith and excel in good deeds and hasten to seize every fleeting moment and turn into gold by a productive activity; sow seeds today to reap a rich harvest tomorrow and rush at the available opportunity before it is lost for good.

The lowest ranking person in Jannah will get a kingdom ten times bigger than this world, will have thousands of servants and so many angels will come to believers to make Salam. In Jannah, there will be a bazar where people can change their faces to look like 'any person' they wanted to
look like. In Jannah, a believing woman will be sent long time before her husband, she will be decorated with things that no eyes has seen, no ears have heard and no body even thought about that.

This life is a one-time opportunity to achieve everlasting happiness in the life hereafter. Allah Almighty is showering countless blessings upon us everyday. Every moment has a great potential to achieve high-ranks in
the court of our Creator. Every minute is like a gold coin. The heart and tongue are gifts from Allah to earn millions of rewards (Hasanaat) for the Akhirah.

Let’s view and ponder over this chart of good deeds
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Convert_Time2Gold.pdf

Read more about the ‘Purpose of Life’
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Purpose_of_Life_flyer.pdf

Allah says in the Qur’an: (interpretation of the meaning):
“..Truly the steadfast will be paid their recompense without
limit“[Az-Zumar, 10].

Abu Saeed Al-Khudri and Abu Hurairah (RA) narrate that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Whenever a Muslim faces fatigue, illness, worry, grief, hurt and sorrow, even gets pricked by a thorn, Allah in lieu of his sufferings removes his sins.” (Bukhari)

Remember, a human life is very precious gift from Allah and is not just meant for a small event or issue. Compared to the stages and issues in human journey to life -Hereafter, our worldly worries and problems are a small thing. Only Allah knows what is beneficial for us. If you are a
true believer, hope for the best from Allah.

Love of Allah:

The human heart is the center of emotions and feelings. It dictates what it desires and works in collaboration with mind to act as a platform of good or evil. The human heart also has hidden treasures of matchless jewels. If found and applied, we can become beloved of Allah. Imagine a
believer (sister) who always remembers and seeks help from her Creator, praises Allah by her tongue, in her heart, expresses gratitude for His bounties, is patient in hardships. She supplicates in all earnestness and
always has good intentions.

Seeking help with patience and prayer:

Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And seek help in patience and al-salaat (the prayer)…” [al-Baqarah 2:45].

Hudhayfah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “Whenever the Prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was grieved by something, he used to pray.”

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “How wonderful is the situation of the believer, for all his affairs are good. If something good happens to him, he gives thanks for it and that is good for him; if something bad happens to him, he bears it with patience, and
that is good for him. This does not apply to anyone but the believer.”(Narrated by Muslim).

Put your hope, trust and faith in Allah Ta'ala. It helps when you find that you are not the only one who has difficulties. You can get a great deal of support by helping others and building up your self esteem and
confidence. If you wish, you could volunteer to help those who are less fortunate than you. In this way you will meet so many warm and wonderful people and this can bring the realization to you that there are many people who also have difficulties. You will learn new and better ways of coping with your difficulties.

You should emphasize your streng
Question:
a. i want you teach me how to become an alimah, b/c from my experience i think that no one is successful until and unless they are true and good Muslims.... i just went through a lot in my life, and i want to have a deep understanding of islam, Jazakallah. May Allah (s.w.t) reward you and help you when you are in need and keep all frustrations away from you. Ameen.

b. I really want to do a 5 year alimah course but this means that i wont be able to do my A levels at another college, there is no way that i can do both at the same time and i would really miss my friends as none of them want to do the alimah course, should i do it and i also wanted to ask what jobs can you get after becoming an alimah? Thankyou

c. What qualifications do you need to do to become an alimah and is it to late to want to be an alimah at the age of 15 without having any islamic qualifications and a small amount of knowledge about islam?

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

It is best to read salaatul istikharah. The aim of istikhaarah is to ask for guidance from Allaah to the better of two matters concerning which one is hesitating, because guidance and help come from Allaah; He knows and we
do not know; He is the Knower of the unseen. The one who relies on himself will go astray, and the one who trusts in his own reasoning and does not seek the help of his Lord will be doomed.

Du'a for Istikhara: http://www.islameasy.org/images/Treasures-Large/46.html

Read these Dua everyday:
“Rabbi zidni ilma”
and
“Rabbish rahli sadri wa yassirli amri wahlul uqdatam milisaani yafqhu qawli “

Recite Isteghfar, make Taubah from any sins and shortcomings in life (make a list of any sins and doubtful things and try to remove them from your life)

Prayer and Du’a - Strong connection with Allah
http://islameasy.org/index.php

Here is a beautiful Dua script:
http://islameasy.org/Dua_MM_2.php

It is so great that you have intention to become an Alimah. Learn from cradle to grave, it is never too late to learn Deen and Islam, Quran and Hadith.

To help you decide, make a list of benefits of becoming an Alimah in this world and hereafter. Looking for job or earning is a very trivial matter. Allah gives sustenance to every moving creature on earth (humans, animals, fish, birds and insects). Allah gives jobs to people who work with wood and stones - why won't Allah take care of the needs of a person studying the words of Allah?

For preparation, you may review this "Short Course for teaching Basics of Islam to youth and elders". Even if you have not studied a full-time course, you may learn this material quickly and share it with others for learning.

http://islameasy.org/TeachingBasicsofIslam.php

To become a full-time Alimah, you may join a course in your locality, or Online from a reputable institution. For advanced studies, refer to an Alimah course with Arabic grammar and intensive studies of Quran, Hadith and Fiqh.

Search for a good Darul-Uloom institution for Alimah studies program near your town. You may request your father or brother to find those locations from your masjid Imam.

Memorizing some Surahs of Quran and observing complete Hijab are first steps to bring more piety in your life. Make a schedule of learning Islamic studies and prepare to join an institution of higher learning.

May Allah make it easy for you, Ameen.
Question:
a. Assalamualaikum, I would like to know if it is jaiz for the bride and groom to keep in contact in any way before the nikah. Jazakallah.

b.
there is a boy ,whom i liked before. but after some time i seems to know that he is a psycho person. he shouted at me and always trying to hit.and my parents also didn't like him. they want that i'll marry with someone else of there choice. now i'm fully convinced with them .
plz suggest some dua i don't want to marry with this psycho person and now these days he trying to pressurise me to marry with him, he also trying to insult myself in front of many people.

Answer:
Respected sister, even if a man is engaged with a woman, he is still a non-Mahram until the actual Nikah is made. Meeting alone or going out with this person is not allowed for her. It is required to observe complete Hijab with him until the Nikah is done.

Islam does not encourage pre-marriage love relationships between a male and female who are non-Mahram to each other. There are limits in Islam regarding love relationships before marriage. Please read more in this article:

Cure for Pre-Marriage Love Relationship which does not lead to a Marriage
http://www.islameasy.org/Cure_PreRelations.php

You may read 2 Rakah of Nafl Salah, with intention of Taubah and Salatul Hajat. This is performed like any other Salaah.

After the Salaah, you should recite the following Dua. You may print these pages from web and recite from printed pages or from computer after the Salaah. It is not required to memorize these Dua or read it inside Salaah.

Taubah (from any act of disobedience and sins)
The method is described at http://islameasy.org/images/Treasures-Large/47.htm

Salat-ul Hajat
The method is described at http://islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

(Ask Allah to ease difficulty, clean the heart to focus on good deeds. Also ask Allah to show you if that person was really sincere to you or not).

You may study the following books and articles:

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

Easy Road to Paradise - Golden deeds that lead to success - extracted from a booklet in Urdu ‘Jannat ka Asan Rasta” by Shaykh Mufti Mohammad Rafi
Uthmani. http://www.islameasy.org/EasyRoad_Paradise.php]

Why is Hijab necessary?
http://islameasy.org/hijab.php
Question:
salam, i just wanted to ask i have no success or love in anything. I am always upset and don't know i have so much enemies for no reason.

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

You may seek help of Allah through Salaatul Haajah. Please check on the main page for the method of performing it.

http://Islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

Remember the teaching of the Islam to win the heart:
• Repel evil with good deeds;
• Join relations with the one who cuts it with you;
• Make Salaam to one who does not make Salaam;
• Forgive those who did bad to you;
• Keep politeness in all talk, with respect and love;

Allah says in the Noble Qur’an:
“The good deed and the evil deed cannot be equal. Repel (the evil) with one which is better (i.e. Allah ordered the
faithful believers to be patient at the time of anger, and to excuse those who treat them badly), then verily! He, between whom and you there was enmity, (will become) as though he was a close friend.” [41:34].
“But none is granted it (the above quality) except those who are patient, and none is granted it except the owner of the great portion (of the happiness in the Hereafter i.e. Paradise and in this world of a high moral character).
“[41:35].

This life is all about controlling desires and protecting from the traps of Nafs (self) and Shaytan. This is a temporary life wher desries and feeling may not be fulfilled completely - the place for enjoyment and
desires is Jannah. This life is all about responsibilities, fulfilling others rights and following the commands of Allah and Sunnah.

Daily reading a book of good deeds helps in this situation. You may print a chapter of Muntakhab Ahadith to your family

(http://www.islameasy.org/quick_books.php) and read with your family for 10 minutes together. then make Dua.

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Emaan.pdf
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Belief_Hereafter.pdf

Also kindly review this article:

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

This life is a one-time opportunity to achieve everlasting happiness in the life hereafter. Allah Almighty is showering countless blessings upon us every day. Every moment has a great potential to achieve high-ranks in
the court of our Creator. Every minute is like a gold coin. The heart and tongue are gifts from Allah to earn millions of rewards (Hasanaat) for the Akhirah.

Let’s view and ponder over this chart of good deeds

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Convert_Time2Gold.pdf

Every particle of the universe will be left behind, but every deed of a human being will be lifted for the life hereafter! Strong faith and good deeds bring peace and comfort in this life, peace in the grave and gardens
of Paradise in the hereafter. When people forget the purpose of life, many of them terminate their lives without hope. When the human being realizes the purpose of life, an ordinary person can become a means of spreading guidance to hundreds of thousands of people. There are diamonds,
gold,silver and pearls to be discovered inside human heart.

Paradise is a reality – with rivers of milk and honey, palaces of gold and silver, delicious food and fruits, beautiful spouse, always happy, always young, always healthy – a great kingdom forever and ever for an unending
enjoyment and bliss. Compete with each other to strengthen faith and excel in good deeds and hasten to seize every fleeting moment and turn into gold by a productive activity; sow seeds today to reap a rich harvest tomorrow
and rush at the available opportunity before it is lost for good.

Only Allah knows what is beneficial for us. He is All Wise, All Merciful. Allah loves us more than seventy mothers do. Difficulties and trials can become a means of raising our status and earn countless reward. Allah says in the Qur’an: (interpretation of the meaning):

“..Truly the steadfast will be paid their recompense without
limit“[Az-Zumar, 10].

Abu Saeed Al-Khudri and Abu Hurairah (RA) narrate that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Whenever a Muslim faces fatigue, illness, worry, grief, hurt and sorrow, even gets pricked by a thorn, Allah in lieu of his sufferings removes his sins.” (Bukhari)

"Our anxieties, depression and worries are all created because we first make the decisions and then expect Allah Ta'ala to conform; whereas what we plan and decide is subject to Allah Ta'ala's confirmation." [‘Cure for
depression’ by Shaykh Yunus Patel]

Islam is a complete way of life and offers a real solution to every problem. Here are some steps one may take to cure depression and laziness,insha Allah.

Love of Allah:
The human heart is the center of emotions and feelings. It dictates what it desires and works in collaboration with mind to act as a platform of good or evil. The human heart also has hidden treasures of matchless jewels. If found and applied, we can become beloved of Allah. Imagine a
believer (sister) who always remembers and seeks help from her Creator, praises Allah by her tongue, in her heart, expresses gratitude for His bounties, is patient in hardships. She supplicates in all earnestness and
always has good intentions.

Our real love should be for Allah. We love someone due to beauty and excellence, perfectness in knowledge and generosity, loving and caring treatment for us. If we look around and think about the blessings Almighty Allah is showering on us, we will love Him.
May Allah assist you, Ameen.
Question:
a. I was wondering if it was haram to read your daily horoscope and believe what it tells you? What about quizzes and games that predict your future?
Is it bad to be superstitious?

b. while i was on a trip with my mother it happened to meet a fortune teller.he was calling people to see the fortune.actually we didn't go to him because its prohibiden. But while me and mother passing him he saw us and he just told to my mother that she speaks like loudspeaker(speaking loudly) and she will suffer from her one child. actually my mother speaks loudly.but now actually she worried about my brother.because he is unemployed.

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

Allah says in the holy Quran, "Pursue not that which you have no knowledge of" (soorah Israa,verse 36)

The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) has said" whoever goes to a psychic or fortune teller, and believes what he says, has disbelieved in what has been revealed to
Muhammed" (Aboo dawood)

And further, the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) has said, "whoever goes to a psychic, asks him about something and believes him, his salaah of forty days will not be
accepted" (Muslim)

As Muslims, our belief is in Taqdeer (fate), whatever good or bad happens to man, is destined by Allah . By going to a psychic or fortune teller, palm reader, horoscopes etc .one's belief in taqdeer is weakened by their
words, naturally, if he tells you that your life-line is short, one will become agonized and worried that you may die soon. But in reality one may live on for years.

There is a reason why Allah did not disclose the time of death/ taqdeer etc. of a person to him from before hand, and this is in fact the wisdom and mercy of Allah, man would be terrified in anticipation of the bad things about to happen to him. So, when Allah has been merciful in
hiding the agonies from us, why would we want to change that?

Also, keep in mind that the fortune teller is just a human like us, there is much room for error and mistakes!

Let us follow the example of our prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam), follow his commands and stay away from his prohibitions, we will attain great happiness and success, insha-Allah
Question:
My husband n I faced some problems, he was doing unislamic actions which I disapproved of n he said it was because he was unhappy. We separated first and didn get an opportunity to resolve this matter, bedore he gave me 3talaaqs.
I am completely shattered n broken because I wanted to have our marriage move forward.
I can't face life anymore because I loved him n he really broke me when he divorced me.
Will I be punished for this divorce?
I feel very guilty n I can't move on with my life, I feel that life is too much to bear.
I do as much ibaadat as I can, but I still feel miserable with myself, n have alot of regret, is there something I can read for this?

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

This life is a one-time opportunity to achieve everlasting happiness in the life hereafter. Allah Almighty is showering countless blessings upon us every day. Every moment has a great potential to achieve high-ranks in
the court of our Creator. Every minute is like a gold coin. The heart and tongue are gifts from Allah to earn millions of rewards (Hasanaat) for the Akhirah.

Let’s view and ponder over this chart of good deeds
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Convert_Time2Gold.pdf
Every particle of the universe will be left behind, but every deed of a human being will be lifted for the life hereafter! Strong faith and good deeds bring peace and comfort in this life, peace in the grave and gardens
of Paradise in the hereafter. When people forget the purpose of life, many of them terminate their lives without hope. When the human being realizes the purpose of life, an ordinary person can become a means of spreading guidance to hundreds of thousands of people. There are diamonds, gold,
silver and pearls to be discovered inside human heart.

Paradise is a reality – with rivers of milk and honey, palaces of gold and silver, delicious food and fruits, beautiful spouse, always happy, always young, always healthy – a great kingdom for ever and ever for an unending
enjoyment and bliss. Compete with each other to strengthen faith and excel in good deeds and hasten to seize every fleeting moment and turn into gold by a productive activity; sow seeds today to reap a rich harvest tomorrow
and rush at the available opportunity before it is lost for good.

Only Allah knows what is beneficial for us. He is All Wise, All Merciful. Allah loves us more than seventy mothers do. Difficulties and trials can become a means of raising our status and earn countless reward. Allah says in the Qur’an: (interpretation of the meaning):

“..Truly the steadfast will be paid their recompense without
limit“[Az-Zumar, 10].

Abu Saeed Al-Khudri and Abu Hurairah (RA) narrate that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Whenever a Muslim faces fatigue, illness, worry, grief, hurt and sorrow, even gets pricked by a thorn, Allah in lieu of his sufferings removes his sins.” (Bukhari)

"Our anxieties, depression and worries are all created because we first make the decisions and then expect Allah Ta'ala to conform; whereas what we plan and decide is subject to Allah Ta'ala's confirmation." [‘Cure for
depression’ by Shaykh Yunus Patel]

Islam is a complete way of life and offers a real solution to every problem. Here are some steps one may take to cure depression and laziness, insha Allah.

Love of Allah:
--------------------
The human heart is the center of emotions and feelings. It dictates what it desires and works in collaboration with mind to act as a platform of good or evil. The human heart also has hidden treasures of matchless jewels. If found and applied, we can become beloved of Allah. Imagine a
believer (sister) who always remembers and seeks help from her Creator, praises Allah by her tongue, in her heart, expresses gratitude for His bounties, is patient in hardships. She supplicates in all earnestness and
always has good intentions.

Our real love should be for Allah. We love someone due to beauty and excellence, perfectness in knowledge and generosity, loving and caring treatment for us. If we look around and think about the blessings Almighty Allah is showering on us, we will love Him.

He is Allah, besides him there is no god, the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen. He is the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. He is Allah, besides him there is no god, the King, the Holy, the One Free from all defects, the Giver of security, the Watcher over His creatures, the
All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allah! (High is He) above all that they associate as partners with Him. He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor of all things, the Bestower of forms. To Him belong the Best Names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorify Him. And
He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.[Al-Qur’an, 59: 22-24]
Tau’bah (Repentance):

Depression is caused by displeasing Almighty Allah. When a person transgresses the Laws of Allah, he/she is inflicted with various types of harms such as depression. It is for this reason Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said Who ever makes Istighfaar in abundance, Allah will
make a way out for him from every difficulty, free him from depression and anxiety and Allah will grant him sustenance from avenues he will not imagine.

“Why should Allah punish you if you have thanked (Him) and have believed in Him. And Allah is Ever All Appreciative (of good), All Knowing.”
[An-Nisa 147]

Here is an excellent article on "Tawba & Istaghfaar – Repentance and seeking forgiveness"
http://www.islameasy.org/K202_Tawba.php

Therefore, the depressed person should repent for the past and turn his/her attention to Allah. Focus on pleasing Allah by fulfilling all His commands and He will grant you ease, peace and satisfaction of the heart, mind and soul. In the Zikr (obedience) of Allah is complete tranquility
and peace. Allah is the controller of all situations. If a person is in any difficulty, Allah is the only being that would assist him in coming out of that difficulty. Therefore, turn to Allah and He will take care of all your problems and misfortunes.

Emaan and righteous deeds:
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“Whoever works righteousness — whether male or female — while he (or she) is a true believer , verily, to him We will give a good life (in this world with respect, contentment and lawful provision), and We shall pay
them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do (i.e. Paradise in the Hereafter)” (al- Nahl 16:97 )

Allaah tells us and promises us that whoever combines faith with righteous deeds will have a go
Question:
what dua I can pray for my husband he has been setenced to prison - his first apeal was rejected and second is being procesd. we have a 1 year old son and I realy want him home. and he has changd we both have mashallah we pray our
5 namaz and try to be good Muslims so can you please tell me what I can pray like a dua or surah please.

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan,forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

You may seek help of Allah through Salaatul Haajah. Please check on the main page for the method of performing it.

http://Islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php
The prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, I know of an ayah that if people were to hold on to it, it would suffice them "He who fears Allah, Allah will make an opening
for him, and grant him sustenance from sources he could never imagine, and Allah is sufficient for the one who puts his trust in him" (ibne maajah)
(ayah of soorah Talaq)

It is narrated by Abu Hurairah RA that the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, Allah says,
If my servants are obedient to me, I would send down rain during the night and spread sunlight during the day and I will not make them hear the sound of thunder."(Ahmad)

We understand from the Quran and many ahadeeth, that trust and obedience of Allah is the key to increasing ones sustenance. This is because Allah is the one who owns the treasures of the skies and earth; it will only make sense to make our lives subservient to his commands.

One should remember that whatever is written for man, will reach him.

We should make sure that all our faraaid (compulsory) acts are in order, further, the best way of asking Allah for assistance is through Salaah. We should try not to become despondent or depressed, instead we should remember that Allah will increase our sustenance when the time is right.

Also ask your parents for their duas as there is great strength in the dua of a mother and father.

You can also recite "Hasbonallahu wa ni'mal wakeel" 341 times daily.

[Editor's note:
Review the following Dua from our site main page.

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Ease_Difficulties2.doc ]
Question:
a. Mine is a love marraige, married 9years back both of us love each other but due to some or the other reasons i could not satisfy my husband n now my husband has lost interest in me wht shuld b done?

2 he is now looking for a lady who is already in a nikah with other man watches her all the time n wants me to leave both of them alone suggest some dua - i m depressed n lost.

b.
my husband drinks and going out 2 see dancing ..,hes is not talking 2 me about any thing we r living like stranger i do my best 2 save my marriage bt now its 2much. we have 3 kids togather also he is using vry bad language ..pls help wht 2 do i dont want 2 live with him any more..

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

May Allah bless you and your family to live in peace and harmony!

Marriage is an institute which can be as firm as a rock or weak as a thread, it is up to the partners to make it either one. Due to the influence of Shaytaan, bad desires and environment outside and inside the home, sometimes a married man starts making an affair with a non-Mahram woman
and may lose interest in his own wife at home. This article discusses some causes of this problem and a few suggestions for the wife to re-gain her husband’s love.

At the time of concern and tension in domestic affairs,
review your life pattern to see in how many ways you can improve yourselves.

Protection of eyes:
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This is one of the biggest concerns in the Ummah today, affecting both the young an old. The outside environment (streets, markets, workplaces, social events) and
media inside homes (TV, magazines, internet) and filled with opportunities to look at non-Mahram faces. If someone does not protect the eyes and looks with lust and desires, his heart may be occupied with dozens of beautiful faces and may easily forget his own wife.

Disrespect and quarrels at home:
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Even if the wife is sincere in her heart, sometimes abusing the tongue on domestic issues may lead the husband to feel disrespected. If the wife does not treat the husband well, he may find more peace talking to strange women outside
home. Usually the people outside home (for example, at the markets and social events) appear more polite, courteous and keeping a soft and sweet-tone. This is a ‘big competition’ for the spouse at home to surpass the loving and admiring attitude experienced in the outside world!

Suggestions for Happy Marraige
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Kindly review our advice on Happy Marriage – Living with Peace and Harmony at Home at

http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php

Manners and protection of tongue:
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From our elders we have learned that the best method to increase the love between the husband and the wife
is to obtain great morals and etiquettes and to guard our tongue. By doing both of those, one will be able to attract your spouse into a never ending love. Please review the following article:

http://islameasy.org/K213_Tongue_protection.php

List of husband’s likes and dislikes:
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Living closely for a period of time, the wife knows the secrets of do’s and don’ts which pleases the husband. At the time of difficulty and concern, when the husband is not behaving well, extra precaution should be taken and a
“selfless” attitude is needed to win his heart.

Looking for rights or love?
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“Do not go by the book of ‘My Rights’. Go by the book of Love, Ihsaan and khidmat. In other words, if every person goes out of his or her way to fulfill the rights of others, instead of demanding his or her own rights, or goes a step further than just fulfillment of rights, i.e. he or she
goes out of his or her way to be kind, caring, loving and forgiving, then automatically this world will become a paradise.” (Hedyatus Saalikeen, selected quotes by Shaykh Yunus Patel, 1998, South Africa)

A warm-welcome of the husband:
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When the husband enters home and looks at the wife with love and mercy and wife also looks at the husband with love
and mercy, Allah looks at both of them with mercy. Entering and leaving home with Salam and Du’a keeps the Shaytaan away. The wife at home should decorate herself for the husband when he arrives home and meet with him cheerfully. On the other hand, when a woman goes out of her home (for
example, for a social event), she should wear simple and modest clothing and observe complete Hijaab in front of non-Mahram. In practice, this is not followed in today’s society which opens the door of issues.

Virtues of good deeds:
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Imagine a pious wife making Du’a for his husband after every Salah: May Allah make him a pious man! May Allah
bless him with wisdom and knowledge of Deen! May Allah accept all his good deeds and keep Shaytaan away from him!

Pray Salat-ul-Hajat and Istekhara before making important decisions. See the main page at
http://islameasy.org/

Give some Sadaqa on behalf of your spouse.

Increase time for Du’a, especially if you could wake up during the last part of night. Here is a startup script and examples of Dua:

Dua from the Core of Heart
http://islameasy.org/pdf/Duae_Walihana.pdf

Munajaat-e-Maqbool
http://islameasy.org/Dua_MM_2.php

Environment of pious people:
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Find a pious Shaykh near your area and encourage the husband to attend his programs with intention to acquire the love of Allah Almighty. Listen to lectures and read books on pious husband and wife. Read books of virtues
(like Muntakhab Ahadith, Riyadus-Saliheen) with your family for 5-10 minutes every evening. Request the husband to
bring some Islamic books of good deeds, Du’a and zikr for the family. If there is a gathering for Taleem (Islamic knowledge to increase faith and good deeds) encourage your spouse to attend. Your masjid Imam and community may help you find such programs. Only Allah knows what is
beneficial for us. He is All Wise, All Merciful. May Allah bless you and your family to live in peace and harmony! Ameen!

Recommended Readings for wife:
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The Rights of Husband by Shaykh Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar
http://www.khanqah.org/books/show/the-rights-of-husband

The Rights of a Husband and his Status by Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani *Discourses on Islamic Way of Life volume-2, Darul-Ishaat,Karachi,Pakistan
(translation of Islahi Khutbaat, translated by Iqbal Hussain Ansari)

Recommended Readings for Husband:
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The Righ
Question:
q.1. what dua can i read to become more social?
q.2. what dua can i read to understand and grasp math as well as other concepts really fast?

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!
Kindly review the following articles:

Purpose of Life
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Purpose_of_Life_flyer.pdf

Dua from the Qur'an
http://islameasy.org/Dua_from_Quran.php

A gift for the Daughters of the Ummah – (topics on Purity and Tahara, what every Muslim sister should know)
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Tuhfatul_Banaat.pdf

For your studies, you may recite the following duas:

1) Rabbi zidni ilma

2) Rabbish rahli sadri wa yassirli amri wahlul uqdatam milisaani yafqhu qawli

3) Rabbi yassir wa la tuassir wa tammim bil khair
May Allah make it easy for you.
Question:
I know It's a sin to forget what I have memorized, I memorized more then half of the Qur'aan before & stopped for some reason and then I went through a dilemma, my memory is worse then ever...but I really badly want to be able to re-memorize what I had before...would I be able to do so with my memory problems? another problem is that there aren't many sisters here who help teach the memorization of Qur'aan as I just want to learn it from a sister, what can I do? do you have any tips on memorizing the Qur'aan whilst working full-time with days off on saturdays and sundays?or self-memorization tips? It would be really helpful sister & I'm really looking forward to your reply!
JazakAllah khair

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!
We are really sorry to hear about your situation.

You can request some sister to listen to your memorized lessons on a daily basis. In case if you don’t find a hafiza, she can still listen by looking at Quran.

A sister teacher can listen to Quran on phone as well, even from the other side of the world!

Give your best time (morning or evening) to revise some verses or pages of Quran, listen to the tape of a Qari like Imam-e-Kaa’ba.

Allah has blessed your heart with Quran the first time, and He accepts Taubah and noble efforts of human being.

Read these Dua everyday:
“Rabbi zidni ilma”
and
“Rabbish rahli sadri wa yassirli amri wahlul uqdatam milisaani yafqhu qawli “

Recite Isteghfar, make Taubah from any sins and shortcomings in life (make a list of any sins and doubtful things and try to remove them from your life)

Prayer and Du’a - Strong connection with Allah
http://islameasy.org/index.php

Here is a beautiful Dua script:
http://islameasy.org/Dua_MM_2.php

May Allah make it easy for you, Ameen.
Question:
i had been commited to a boy i know that islamically it is wrong to have done something like this. recently the boy sent a proposal at my home my family had issues with the boys family and they rejected the proposal. i had been really distressed due to this so my mom decided to do istikhara and it came negative. the boy also did the istikhara and it came positive on his side.and i know for sure that non of them are lying. i wanted to ask whether it is possible that istikhara can come different on the boy
and girl side? i am extremely emotionally attached to that person and i feel that my survival or happiness will be impossible without him. i would appreciate it if you help me in making a right decision

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

Yes Sister, this is possible. I would advise you to do istikhara for at least seven continues days and ask a scholar who can interpret your dream.
May Allah make it easy for you
Question:
Dua 2 read 2 get baby boy? now am 5 months pregnant.(2)aftr four yrs am pregnant am so confused wether I need a boy or girl. am thankful to Allah subhanwatallah for making me pregnant.

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

The first thing to do is read 2 rakaah of Salaat-of-Shukr, thank Allah for this great blessing of conceiving a child. Allah in his infinite wisdom knows when to give a blessing and when to hold it back, and as his servants we are completely satisfied with his decisions.

If we look into the lives of the prophets, Zakariya A.S and Ibraheem A.S,we find that they spent most of their lives without children, Allah granted them offspring in their old-age. Yet they were the chosen servants of Allah who spent their lives in total obedience of Allah , and
exceptional humility. Their lives are an example for us to follow. Allah has accepted your dua and you have conceived a child, Alhamdulilaah.

The only one that can grant protection to that child is ALLAH. Make dua daily and ask Allah to remove all difficulties and bring your child into this world in good health.

Also, it would be helpful if your husband could recite the following:

Al-Mubdi (THE ORIGINATOR)

Allah is the originator of all. He creates without model or material.

Further, the names (of Allah) "yaa Raqeebo" and "yaa Wakeelu" should be recited abundantly through the day, until you give birth.

May Allah grant you pious offspring, who are the coolness of your eyes.Aamin.
Question:
how to perform those salats at night that you can repeant and ask allah for things.
Answer:
Tahajjud Salaah is offered the same way as any other fardh, wajib, sunnat, or nafil prayers are offered. Tahajjud should be read in sets of two or four. The minimum for tahajjud is four rakaat and the maximum is twelve
rakaats. If not, then even two rakaats will suffice. If one does not have the courage to offer it before the time of fajr enters, then one can offer these rakaats right after Isha salaah.

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

Seeking Forgiveness (Tau'bah)
http://islameasy.org/Taubah_Benefits.php
Question:
Wazifah for Marriage proposal
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan,forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

The best way to request anything from Allah ta'la is to make dua for it after every ibadat.

We would advise her to recite soorah Yaasin 3 times daily, after which she should make dua to Allah for her needs. You should read Salaatul Haajah daily aswell, http://www.islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

Also remember that there is a time fixed for everything. Insha-Allah when the time is right, she will find a suitable partner. May Allah make it easy for you, Ameen
Question:
i have dreams mentioning the name of the prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam),i also had a dream that the prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) came to my house but i saw the prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) in a vision please can you tell me what this means.thankyou
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan,forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

He (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said; “One who sees me in a dream, it is as if he has truly seen me, for Satan cannot impersonate me.” He (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) also has said; “One who sees me in a dream will not enter the fire of hell.”

Muslim scholars differ in opinion about the meaning of seeing Allah's Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) in a dream. Ibn Seerin used to ask someone who tells of such a dream to describe the Prophet, (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam). If any of the details did not fit his description, reply was; “You have not seen him.” Asim Bin
Kulayb once said; “I related to Ibn Abbas, Allah bless his soul and that of his father, that I saw Allah's Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) in a dream. Ibn Abbas replied; “Describe him to me.” Asim Bin Kulayb added; “I described him as resembling Al-Hassan son of Ali, upon both of them be peace.” Ibn Abbas replied; “Indeed you have seen him.”
And Allah knows best.

Question:
a.
Allah give us nice healthy baby boy and am not working and my husband get laid off, if i do aqika late its ok or not because right now we have little hard time in finincaily, if i do late aqkika its acceptable or no.

b.
My son is 5th month old, can i perform his Aqeeqah in his 5th month. He was born on sunday, can i do it on saturday?


Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

Yes Sister, you can do it later.

May Allah make it easy for you, Ameen.
Question:
I am a newly wed. I am also a new comer to Islam i still have much to learn. My question is about miscarriage. My husband and I have already lost 2 children. I am a healthy person and the doctors have yet to find anything wrong with me. I am now pregnant for the 3rd time and would like to know if there is a special prayer i can say to ask ALLAH to help me keep this one and to perhaps strengthen my womb for the future and for
now.

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan,forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

The first thing to do is read 2 rakaah of Salaat-of-Shukr, thank Allah for this great blessing of conceiving a child. Allah in his infinite wisdom knows when to give a blessing and when to hold it back, and as his servants we are completely satisfied with his decisions.

If we look into the lives of the prophets, Zakariya A.S and Ibraheem A.S, we find that they spent most of their lives without children, Allah granted them offspring in their old-age. Yet they were the chosen servants of Allah who spent their lives in total obedience of Allah , and
exceptional humility. Their lives are an example for us to follow. Allah has accepted your dua and you have conceived a child, Alhamdulilaah.

The only person that can grant protection to that child is ALLAH. Make dua daily and ask Allah to remove all difficulties and bring your child into this world in good health.

Also, it would be helpful if your husband could recite the following:

Al-Mubdi (THE ORIGINATOR)

Allah is the originator of all. He creates without model or material.

Further, the names(of Allah) "yaa Raqeebo" and "yaa Wakeelu" should be recited abundantly through the day, until you give birth.

Question:
what are the prayers offered for a dead person e.g. husband and father?
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan,forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

Isaal-e-Sawaab (to perform a virtuous act and grant the reward to any person, alive or deceased) is permissible. Making abundant dua is especially beneficial for those that have passed away, and they should be included in the duas one recites after every Salaah. Any sort of charity
of any amount, given with the intention of the rewards being sent to one that has passed away, is also very beneficial. There are no specific or better forms of these acts. Any kind of charity and dua will InshaAllah
benefit the one that has passed away.

In summary, one can perform Nafl prayers, Nafl fasting, give Sadaqa, read Qur’an, do Nafl Hajj/Umrah and other good deeds with the intention to send blessings, make Dua and pass its reward to the deceased, people who passed
away. These are recommended ways to continuously send blessings to the deceased.
Question:
My regular period last for 7 days but this time it only lasted for 3 days and i noticed the white colouless fluid, am i to perform gusl immediately the blood stops or wait till after the regular 7 days?

Can you please inform me when can a woman start praying salaah after menstruation.

When the menstruation is coming to an end, i.e., when there is spotting (the spotting will be noticed when one cleans herself with a tissue, there would be brown spotting/stain) can one bath and pray salaah in this state
or do we have to wait until there is no stain in order to become clean and pray salaah. The spotting usually last for about a day or two.

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

Sister, you will have to wait till you have only white/off white discharge.

There is no maximum limit for tahir (paak) time between two menses however, the minimum period of haiz (periods) is three days and three nights and the maximum period is ten days and ten nights. Blood which flows for less than three days and three nights is not haiz but it is referred to as istehaaza (flowing of the blood out of the normal period).
This happens on account of some sickness or weakness of the body. If blood flows for more than ten days and then nights then all those days beyond ten days will be regarded as istehaaza.

The rule in regards to istehaaza is the same as for the one whose nose bleeds continuously. Such a woman should offer her salaat, fast, and should not leave out these. It is also permissible to have sexual relation with her husband.

A person who is facing istehaaza undergoes the same proceedure as a mazur. This woman is to make wudu at the time of every salaat. As long as that salaat time remains her wudu will remain, she can read the salaat of that
time and read Quran just as anyone else. However, if apart from this bleeding some other matter crops up which causes her wudu to break, then her wudu will break and will have to repeat the wudu. (Bahishti Zewar 72,100)

Question:
After almost 1 and a half year I embraced Islam. I just don't like to make dua for my parents during Tashad (due to bad treatment in past from parent).

My question is that is it a sin if I stop making dua for them?

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan,forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

Islam is the religion of Mercy, Peace and Blessing. Its teachings emphasize kind heartedness, help, sympathy, forgiveness, sacrifice, love and care. If we understand it correctly, we will wish it for everyone, including our
family and fellow human beings.

Kindly review this article http://islameasy.org/K_Islam_Mercy.php

Observing Islam and achieving salvation in the eternal life hereafter is an individual’s choice – a personal matter.

A Muslim has true love and obedience of Allah Almighty. Since Allah commands good treatment of parents and fellow human beings, A Muslim is also kind to them, for the sake of Allah’s pleasure. There are limits to obedience for anyone if that comes against our obedience to Allah, who is
the Creator of everyone! These two aspects are not contradictory, so there should be no confusion.
Why do you think practicing Islam is disrespect to parents or Non-Muslims?

In the life hereafter, no one will be able to save other person. Everyone is responsible for her own faith and actions. Practicing Islam is not a sin even if one has gone against her parents’ wishes.

You will find it truly amazing that the answer comes direct from God, in the Holy Qur’an, Chapter 31, Verses 14-15

14. And We have enjoined on man (to be dutiful and good) to his parents. His mother bore him in weakness and hardship upon weakness and hardship, and his weaning is in two years - give thanks to Me and to your parents,
unto Me is the final destination.

15. But if they (both) strive with you to make you join in worship with Me others that of which you have no knowledge, then obey them not, but behave with them in the world kindly, and follow the path of him who turns to Me
in repentance and in obedience. Then to Me will be your return, and I shall tell you what you used to do.

Islam teaches respect, sympathy and tolerance. Kind treatment of parents is a quality of the believer. The Quraan and Ahaadith are replete with orders and advices of being obedient to one's parents.

Allah states, "And worship Allah and do not ascribe any partner to Him and be favorable to parents." (Banu Israaeel).

The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, "Paradise lies under the feet of the mothers."

It is clear from the above quotations that one should respect their parents and be favorable to them. The ruling is general. It includes parents who are Muslims as well as non-Muslims. Asma (Radhiallaahu Anha)states that her mother was a non-Muslim and came to visit her, she enquired from the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) if she can enjoin
ties with her non-Muslim mother. The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) replied, "Yes". (Bukhari vol.2)

Maintaining ties with non-Muslim parents or relatives presents one with an ideal situation to convey the etiquettes of Islam in a practical way.

It is also important to point out that in dealing with non-Muslim parents or relatives, one must not compromise in one's Islamic values and principles. It is incorrect to obey anyone against the orders of Allah.

Finally, there is no compulsion in religion. Islam is the continuation of the same original message brought by all previous prophets.

Question:
because im a new muslim i became muslim last year alhamdulilah Allah subhanahu wat'ala has gave me ilm nd i have memorisd a lot of surahs in the Quran . . i feel that im ready 2 get married even if im new to Islam

Answer:
For marriage, a religious person is better for both this life and hereafter. 'Religious' does not mean who prays and fast only - the definition is 'who abstains from all sins' - this includes our daily life,food, finances, dress, full hijab and Niqab, manners and purification of heart - read the article and Khutbah on our site and listen to leactures .. inshaAllah your knowledge will increase.

Make your choice for Taqwa(piety) instead of just looking for the apparent beauty or wealth, or geographic location.

You should work through your Imam or community elders to find good match for you, in the maen time learn more and make Dawah!

Question:
can I make dua for my (non Muslim) parents?
Answer:
InshaAllah, the material on our site will help in learning Islamic faith and practice. You may contact Muslims in your area for additional learning.

Islam teaches respect, sympathy and tolerance. Kind treatment of parents is a quality of the believer. Please review the answer to the following question on our QA page:

“Advice to New Muslimah regarding non-Muslim parents”
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The Quraan and Ahaadith are replete with orders and advices of being obedient to one's parents. Allah Ta'ala states, "And worship Allah and do not ascribe any partner to Him and be favorable to parents." (Banu Israaeel).
Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, "Paradise lies under the feet of the mothers."

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, "The pleasure of Allah lies in the pleasure of the father and the displeasure of Allah lies in the displeasure of the father."

It is clear from the above quotations that one should respect their parents and be favorable to them. The ruling is general. It includes parents who are Muslims as well as non-Muslims. Asma (Radhiallaahu Anha)states that her mother was a non-Muslim and came to visit her, she enquired from Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) if she can enjoin
ties with her non-Muslim mother. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) replied, "Yes". (Bukhari vol.2)

Maintaining ties with non-Muslim parents or relatives presents one with an ideal situation to convey the etiquettes of Islam in a practical way. That is the most effective way of Da'awah. If one wins the confidence of a
person, generally, he can make whatever he wants of the person.

It is also important to point out that in dealing with non-Muslim parents or relatives, one must not compromise in one's Islamic values and principles. It is incorrect to obey anyone against the orders of Allah Ta'ala.

Wait for the perfect time and do lots of dua that Allah gives your parents hidayah (guidance), especially after tahajjud prayer. We commend for your steadfastness and pray that Allah Ta'ala grant you the best of both the worlds, Aameen!
Question:
Is it haram or a sin to express your love through online chat because we are miles away. I love this guy so much and everyday I am thinking of him, wishing he would marry me someday. Please advice me. Alhamdulillah for your great effort and time
Answer:
Respected sister, even if a man is engaged with a woman, he is still a non-Mahram until the actual Nikah is made. Meeting alone, expression love through online chatting or going out with this person is not allowed for her. It is required to observe complete Hijab with him until the Nikah is done.

Islam does not encourage pre-marriage love relationships between a male and female who are non-Mahram to each other. There are limits in Islam regarding love relationships before marriage. Please read more in this article:

Cure for Pre-Marriage Love Relationship which does not lead to a Marriage
http://www.islameasy.org/Cure_PreRelations.php

You may read 2 Rakah of Nafl Salah, with intention of Taubah and Salatul Hajat. This is performed like any other Salaah. After the Salaah, you should recite the following Dua. You may print these pages from web and recite from printed pages or from computer after the Salaah. It is not
required to memorize these Dua or read it inside Salaah.

Taubah (from any act of disobedience and sins)
The method is described at http://islameasy.org/images/Treasures-Large/47.htm

Salat-ul Hajat
The method is described at http://islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

(Ask Allah to ease difficulty, clean the heart to focus on good deeds. Also ask Allah to show you if that person is really sincere to you or not).

A religious person is better for both this life and hereafter. 'Religious' does not mean who prays and fast only - the definition is 'who abstains from all sins' - this includes our dailiy life, food, finances, dress, full hijab and Niqab, manners and purification of heart - read the article and Khutbah on our site and listen to leactures ..
inshaAllah your knowledge will increase.

Make your choice for Taqwa(piety), beauty of Seerah instead of just looking for the apparent beauty.


You may study the following books and articles:

Cure for depression by Shaykh Yunus Patel
http://islameasy.org/pdf/Cure_for_Depression.pdf

Easy Road to Paradise - Golden deeds that lead to success - extracted from a booklet in Urdu ‘Jannat ka Asan Rasta” by Shaykh Mufti Mohammad Rafi Uthmani.
http://www.islameasy.org/EasyRoad_Paradise.php]

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

Why is Hijab necessary?
http://islameasy.org/hijab.php

May Allah assist you and make it easy for you, Amin.
Question:
a. What are the rewards of wearing the niqab/hijab in the akhirah? What are the benefits of wearing the niqab/hijab?

b. I would like to do hijab but do not feel one hundred per cent ready to do this just yet. However, I pray five times a day and am working to make myself stronger and firmer in faith. Is there anything I can recite to help me?

C. Can old women wear niqab if they want to? did the wives of the Prophet(Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam) use to wear niqab when they were old?

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

The Muslim Ummah regards you as an obedient daughter, a respected sister and a dignified woman in Islam!


You have asked a question which is a very important part of our lives as Muslim women. We will try to answer it as simply as possible,Insha-Allah.

Allah says in Surah Ahzaab, verse 59 "Oh Prophet! tell your wives and daughters and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments (Jalaabeeb) over them, that is likelier that they be known and not harmed/annoyed......"

In order to understand a word in any language, we have to ask the experts of that language. The root word of "jalaabeeb" is "jalbab", which is used for things which cover completely.

Example: the darkness of night. When the darkness of night comes, there is no corner left which is bright, everything becomes covered in darkness. In the same way, jalbab is the garment that covers a woman from head to toe, with nothing left open. (Lisanul Arab,V 1 - Al muhalla V 3).


We will now quote the sahaaba (R.A) who have explained the jalbab to us so clearly, that theres no room for confusion anymore. Ibne Abaas (R.A.) says under the explanation of the above verse "Allah commanded Muslim women to pull this sheet on top of them, to cover their bodies, except one eye,
when it is necessary for them to come out of their homes."

Imam Mohammed ibn Seereen says," I asked Ubaidullah Salmani RA the meaning of this verse and how the jalbab was used, he demonstrated it to me, by pulling a sheet of cloth over his head to cover his body, leaving only one eye uncovered."

It should be remembered that the sahaaba/ companions of the prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam were the ones who witnessed the Qur'an being revealed, they witnessed how the prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam practiced on the verses revealed, who can give us better insight into following the Qur'an than the prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam and his
sahaaba?

And what about the wives of the prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam who are our role-models, how did they follow the verses of Quran? Aisha (R.A.) was the wife of Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wasallam. Once, she was left
behind by the caravan while returning from a journey. When she realized this, she thought it best to remain exactly where she was, the prophet Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam will soon realize she is not with them and come back for her. A few miles behind this caravan was a sahaabi, Safwan
bin Mu'atal (R.A.), his job was to travel behind the caravan and pick up anything left behind. As he came closer, he noticed someone sleeping, when he realized it was Aisha (R.A.) he said loudly, innaa lilaahi wa innaa
ilayhi raajioon, upon hearing his voice, Aisha (R.A.) says I got up from my sleep and immediately covered my face with my shawl. Safwan RA recognized her because he had seen her before the verses of hijaab were revealed. But since the verses had been revealed, she now covered her face.

Alhamdolilaah, all praise is due to Allah, who has made Islam so perfect and just, that there is no difference between how we practice on it and how the wives of a prophet practiced on it. There is no different rulings
for different people. Every Muslim/ Muslimah is the same, the only difference is in taq'wa.

There are so many Aayaat and Ahaadith on this subject, that books have been written in great detail on it. We would like to end by saying that if covering the face was not necessary, just an option for women to choose from, then the other aayaat of hijaab wouldn't make sense. For example:

1. If women were free to uncover the face, why does Allah ask the men and women not to look at each other and lower their gazes. (Surah Noor)?

How will we follow this command of Allah? If covering the face is not necessary, then neither should lowering the gaze.

2. If it was permissible to uncover the face, then why do we need permission before entering someone's home?
"Oh you who believe! enter not houses other than your own, until you have asked permission...." (Surah Noor)
This aayah is guarding the females of the home so that they are not looked upon by strange men.

3. Allah commands the women "... and make not a dazzling display (of yourselves), like the former times of ignorance...." (Surah Ahzaab) and also "...And tell the believing women that they lower their gaze and guard
their modesty and not display their beauty....." (Surah Noor).
Is the face not part of the beauty of a woman? In fact, it is a focal point of her beauty. I came across a survey last year which was conducted amongst the men. They were asked as to which parts of a female would first get their attention. 80% of them replied her face, eyes and lips would
attract them first, followed by her body.

4. Why would Allah command the men to ask for any need from behind a curtain? (Surah Ahzaab)
If a woman can uncover her face then why not just ask her face to face?

5. If a woman's face is showing then a man would not be captured by her voice on first impulse. But when a woman's face and body are concealed, Allah has further commanded her not to be complacent/sweet in her speech with the males. (Surah Ahzaab)

Allah has made all these rules for the betterment of mankind, not to make us upset or miserable. Parents make rules and regulations in their homes because of the love they have for their children. If someone says that a
mother disciplines her child because of hatred or misery, we would say that its absurd. Similiarly, Allah knows what is best for us while our knowledge is limited. Our success lies in following the Quran and the Sunnah of our Rasool Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam. We hope that this answers your question. For further detailed reading we would recommend the book "HIJAB"
(http://www.islameasy.org/hijab.php) by Dr. Mohammed Ismail Memon Madani. There isn't
Question:
I am a young Muslim girl and I sincerely want to become an
Alimah and it is my total dream, to learn Islam and teach it in an islamic school.
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity…. !

Read these Dua everyday:
“Rabbi zidni ilma”
and
“Rabbish rahli sadri wa yassirli amri wahlul uqdatam milisaani yafqhu qawli “

Recite Isteghfar, make Taubah from any sins and shortcomings in life (make a list of any sins and doubtful things and try to remove them from your life)

Prayer and Du’a - Strong connection with Allah
http://islameasy.org/index.php

Here is a beautiful Dua script:
http://islameasy.org/Dua_MM_2.php

It is so great that you have intention to become an Alimah.
To help you decide, make a list of benefits of becoming an Alimah in this world and hereafter. Looking for job or earning is a very trivial matter. Allah gives sustenance to every moving creature on earth (humans, animals, fish, birds and insects). Allah gives jobs to people who work
with wood and stones - why won't Allah take care of the needs of a person studying the words of Allah?

For preparation, you may review this "Short Course for teaching Basics of Islam to youth and elders". Even if you have not studied a full-time course, you may learn this material quickly and share it with others for learning.

http://islameasy.org/TeachingBasicsofIslam.php

To become a full-time Alimah, you may join a course in your locality, or Online from a reputable institution. For advanced studies, refer to an Alimah course with Arabic grammar and intensive studies of Quran, Hadith and Fiqh.

Search for a good Darul-Uloom institution for Alimah studies program near your town. You may request your father or brother to find those locations from your masjid Imam.

Memorizing some Surahs of Quran and observing complete Hijab are first steps to bring more piety in your life. Make a schedule of learning Islamic studies and prepare to join an institution of higher learning.

Question:
I am a student who has just started …. help me further in this matter in order to increase my concentration.
Whenever I learn, either i am distracted or i am forgetting things.
Secondly, I am a very short-tempered person. I get furious easily and then i hurt myself. I want to end that. Please provide me a bright sign. May Allah bless you.

Answer:
We make Dua that this response reaches you in the best of health and Imaan. Ameen.

To control anger:
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Recite “Auzo Billah…”, Keep long silence, control your tounge and do not say anything negative without thinking a lot about its bad affects. Make Wudu when in anger, listen to some lecture or read some articles on Islam. Take extra time for Zikr, Tilawat and Dua daily.

The human life is all about controlling desires and protecting from the traps of Nafs (self) and Shaytan. This is a temporary life where desires and feeling may not be fulfilled completely - the place for enjoyment and desires is Jannah. This life is all about responsibilities, fulfilling others rights, forgiving others and following the commands of Allah and Sunnah.


To increase knowledge:
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Recite Isteghfar, make Taubah from any sins and shortcomings in life (make a list of any sins and doubtful things and try to remove them from your life)

Prayer and Du’a - Strong connection with Allah
http://islameasy.org/index.php

Recite the Dua:
"Rabbi zidni ilma"
and
"Rabbish rahli sadri wa yassirli amri wahlul uqdatam
milisaani yafqhu qawli"

you can also recite

"Rabbi yassir wa la tuassir wa tammim bil khair"

and Salaatul Haajah:
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It is narrated by Abdullah bin Obi owfaa RA that the Messenger of Allah said "Who ever has a need from Allah, or in relation to man, he should perform wudu in a complete and beautiful way, then offer 2 rakaahs of
salah. He should then praise Allah and send Salawaat (durood) upon Nabi sallallahu alaihi wa sallam and then say:

"Laa ilaaha illallaahul haleemul kareem-subhaanallahi rabbil arshil azeem-wal hamdulilaahi rabbil aalameen -as aluka moojibaati rahmatik-wa azaaima maghfiratik-wal ghaneemata min kulli birr- was salaamati min kulli
ithm- laa tada' lanaa dhamban illaa ghafartah-walaa hamman illaa farrajtah-walaa haajatan hiya laka ridan illaa qadaytahaa -yaa arhamar rawhimeen" (Ibne Maajah-Tirmizi)

We learn from the Qur’an and Sunnah that we should engage in Salaah for all our needs. The best time of offering optional prayers is in the last portion of the night, when the entire creation is in sleep and in a state
of neglect, this is a great time to earn the help and pleasure of Allah. If one is unable to do this, he/she may offer salaah at any other time, (aside from the makrooh times)

You can also recite Hasbunallahu wa nimal wakeel many times every day.

[editor's note:
We have added new Urdu lectures on Dua, Zikr and how to achieve success.]

http://islameasy.org/tab-weekly-taleem.html
Question:
a.
My sister has very disobedient grown up children. They refuse to listen to her and will only do as they want. She worries and is in deep depression, fearing their disobedience and foul language all the time. Is there anything she can read to get them to be God fearing and turning towards deen and Allah and parents?

b.
my son is not intrested in praying salaah,, i always have to tell me its time to read, hes always moody, doesnt listen, can u please help me, he is in his last year in school, what can i read for dua for him, so he will read namaz and for his exams, he never listen to me.

c.
older [daughter] one is having the behavior problem, when i talk to her she answers with attitude and not listen to me and her father. She always goes outside and spends time with friends and said ‘I dont believe any religion, and so many things like that. I m so worried about her. please tell me any dua for her, so she can come on straight path. Jazakalahah khair.

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan,forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

Sister, I totally understand your situation, you may seek help of Allah through Salaatul Haajah. Please check on the main page for the method of performing it.

http://Islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php


I know that you are obliged to discipline the children for their errors, of course they will make mistakes and we will guide them from time to time. If you really wants them to be obedient and disciplined, the best thing for that is to have daily Taleem from the book of “Fazaail-e-Amaal”. Insha Allah in few days you will see a change in them. Daily reading a book of Hadith on good deeds helps in this situation.

You may also read a chapter of Muntakhab Ahadith to your family for 10 minutes together. Then make Dua.

Make an effort to remove any bad literature, digests, TV, pictures and movies from your home. Such things only take the Ummah to a path of immodesty and bad desires.

Kindly review these articles:
Virtues of Prayers (Salah)
http://islameasy.org/pdf/Prayers_Salah.pdf

Virtues of Knowledge
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/MA_Virtues_Ilm.pdf

Virtues of the noble Qur'an
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/MA_Virtues_Quran.pdf
May Allah make her coolness of your eyes. Ameen.

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

How should Every Muslim live through day and night?
http://www.islameasy.org/MuslimDailyLife.php

Prayer and Du’a - Strong connection with Allah
http://islameasy.org/index.php

Urdu lectures on Dua, Zikr and how to achieve success.
http://islameasy.org/tab-weekly-taleem.html
Question:
I have used many haraam ways of earning money but now i want to ask for forgiveness. how do i do it?
Answer:
Method of making Tau’bah:

One should make sincere tau’bah to Allah for one's sins. The requisites of tau’bah are the following:
1. To immediately abstain from the sin.
2. To regret and wish one had never indulged in the sin.
3. To resolve to never commit the sin again.

4. If one have violated the rights of another person it is necessary to seek forgiveness from that person.

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Tau’bah (Seeking Forgiveness)
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Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala), the all-Merciful and all-Forgiving, declares in the Holy Qur’an:

“Say: O My slaves who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Qur’an 39:53

It is the nature of mankind to be forgetful and to commit sins. However, Allah has given us the ability to rectify ourselves by turning to Him and begging for His forgiveness. Our mountains of evil deeds are nothing
before the vast ocean of the mercy of Allah.

Abu Dhar RadiyAllahu `anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam in a Hadith Qudsi (a hadith in which the Blessed Prophet s quotes Allah) said: “Indeed Allah the Almighty and Majestic says:

“O My slave! Verily, as long as you worship Me and have hope in Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done; O My slave! If you meet Me with an earthful of sins, but do not associate any partner with Me, I would
grant you a forgiveness as great as the whole world.” (Musnad Ahmad)

Committing sins may make you sorrowful, depressed and deeply disappointed with yourself. But if you return to Allah with a few tears and beseech Him for mercy, He will certainly forgive you. There is no other door to knock
to solve our issues. None can forgive sins except Him. He calls us to the abode of peace (Paradise); He is the Almighty who hides our faults and He alone can replace our bad deeds with good deeds.

The door of repentance is always open for a person until he dies or until the sun rises from the west, whichever comes first. When something is a necessity Allah provides it in abundance like air and water. Since we are always sinful and negligent of Allah and Satan and the self are always
inciting us towards evil, therefore tau’bah is provided in abundance so we can turn back to Allah.

Allah has created a solution to every sickness even if it may be the poison of a snake. Satan and sins are a major sickness and the cure for it is in tau’bah and istighfar, crying in front of Allah with deep regret in the heart.

Whenever our tau’bah breaks we should make tau’bah again. Some people despair and think they are sinners and will go to Hellfire. Tau’bah is so powerful that it can take a person from the lowest levels of Hellfire and raise him to the highest levels of Paradise.

Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala), the Lord of Mercy, puts mercy in the hearts of every mother in the world by which they love and care for their children. We make mistakes but Allah overlooks our faults. Our worship and good deeds are not perfect but Allah accepts them and multiplies the reward.

Kindly study these articles.

The importance of Taubah:
http://islameasy.org/Taubah_Benefits.php

[Editor's note: You should consult with a Mufti on the fatawas related to Haram income]
Question:
I got married recently 3 months ago, but on the night of wedding i got to know from husband that my husband loves an elder woman whose age is 40yrs. since that time am totally broken and leading a very depressed life, unable to concentrate in any thing and am unable to come closer to my husband to start my life please help me out what to do?

Answer:
May Allah bless you and your family to live in peace and harmony! Marriage is an institute which can be as firm as a rock or weak as a thread, it is up to the partners to make it either one. Due to the influence of Shaytaan, bad desires and environment outside and inside the home,
sometimes a married man starts making an affair with a non-Mahram woman and may lose interest in his own wife at home. This article discusses some causes of this problem and a few suggestions for the wife to re-gain her husband’s love.

At the time of concern and tension in domestic affairs,
review your life pattern to see in how many ways you can improve yourselves.

Protection of eyes:
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This is one of the biggest concerns in the Ummah today, affecting both the young an old. The outside environment (streets, markets, workplaces, social events) and
media inside homes (TV, magazines, internet) and filled with opportunities to look at non-Mahram faces. If someone does not protect the eyes and looks with lust and desires, his heart may be occupied with dozens of beautiful faces and may easily forget his own wife.

Disrespect and quarrels at home:
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Even if the wife is sincere in her heart, sometimes abusing the tongue on domestic issues may lead the husband to feel disrespected. If the wife does not treat the husband well, he may find more peace talking to strange women outside
home. Usually the people outside home (for example, at the markets and social events) appear more polite, courteous and keeping a soft and sweet-tone. This is a ‘big competition’ for the spouse at home to surpass the loving and admiring attitude experienced in the outside world!

Suggestions for Happy Marraige
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Kindly review our advice on Happy Marriage – Living with Peace and Harmony at Home at

http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php

Manners and protection of tongue:
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From our elders we have learned that the best method to increase the love between the husband and the wife
is to obtain great morals and etiquettes and to guard our tongue. By doing both of those, one will be able to attract your spouse into a never ending love. Please review the following article:

http://islameasy.org/K213_Tongue_protection.php

List of husband’s likes and dislikes:
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Living closely for a period of time, the wife knows the secrets of do’s and don’ts which pleases the husband. At the time of difficulty and concern, when the husband is not behaving well, extra precaution should be taken and a
“selfless” attitude is needed to win his heart.

Looking for rights or love?
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“Do not go by the book of ‘My Rights’. Go by the book of Love, Ihsaan and khidmat. In other words, if every person goes out of his or her way to fulfill the rights of others, instead of demanding his or her own rights, or goes a step further than just fulfillment of rights, i.e. he or she goes out of his or her way to be kind, caring, loving and forgiving, then automatically this world will become a paradise.” (Hedyatus Saalikeen, selected quotes by Shaykh Yunus Patel, 1998, South Africa)

A warm-welcome of the husband:
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When the husband enters home and looks at the wife with love and mercy and wife also looks at the husband with love
and mercy, Allah looks at both of them with mercy. Entering and leaving home with Salam and Du’a keeps the Shaytaan away. The wife at home should decorate herself for the husband when he arrives home and meet with him cheerfully. On the other hand, when a woman goes out of her home (for
example, for a social event), she should wear simple and modest clothing and observe complete Hijaab in front of non-Mahram. In practice, this is not followed in today’s society which opens the door of issues.

Virtues of good deeds:
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Imagine a pious wife making Du’a for his husband after every Salah: May Allah make him a pious man! May Allah
bless him with wisdom and knowledge of Deen! May Allah accept all his good deeds and keep Shaytaan away from him!

Pray Salat-ul-Hajat and Istekhara before making important decisions. See the main page at
http://islameasy.org/

Give some Sadaqa on behalf of your spouse.

Increase time for Du’a, especially if you could wake up during the last part of night. Here is a startup script and examples of Dua:

Dua from the Core of Heart
http://islameasy.org/pdf/Duae_Walihana.pdf

Munajaat-e-Maqbool
http://islameasy.org/Dua_MM_2.php

Environment of pious people:
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Find a pious Shaykh near your area and encourage the husband to attend his programs with intention to acquire the love of Allah Almighty. Listen to lectures and read books on pious husband and wife. Read books of virtues (like Muntakhab Ahadith, Riyadus-Saliheen) with your family for 5-10 minutes every evening. Request the husband to
bring some Islamic books of good deeds, Du’a and zikr for the family. If there is a gathering for Taleem (Islamic knowledge to increase faith and good deeds) encourage your spouse to attend. Your masjid Imam and community may help you find such programs. Only Allah knows what is
beneficial for us. He is All Wise, All Merciful. May Allah bless you and your family to live in peace and harmony! Ameen!

Recommended Readings for wife:
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The Rights of Husband by Shaykh Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar
http://www.khanqah.org/books/show/the-rights-of-husband

The Rights of a Husband and his Status by Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani *Discourses on Islamic Way of Life volume-2, Darul-Ishaat, Karachi,Pakistan
(translation of Islahi Khutbaat, translated by Iqbal Hussain Ansari)

Recommended Readings for Husband:
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The Rights of Women by Shaykh Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar
http://www.khanqah.org/books/show/rights-of-women

Question:
When I says to my husband plz do this work, for example...the carpet of the house is too derty plz wash...he says do duaa...i said this thing is broken, he says do duaa...bring grocery vegitable ....do duaa..i have plot..i said start to make house please collect money ...do duaa...i said first u make niyyat then start effort
movement...then make duaa with patience and salaah..seek allah help....he said to me you are wrong.
Answer:
We receive your request with sorrow and grief. May Allah bless your family a peaceful life at home! We turn to Allah and beg for his forgiveness.

Kindly review some of the advices on "Happy Marriage – Living with Peace and Harmony at Home" at our main page

http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php

Marriage is an institute which can be as firm as a rock or weak as a thread, it is up to the partners to make it either one. We have to learn to be tolerant of each other for the pleasure of Allah “Do not go by the book of ‘My Rights’. Go by the book of Love, Ihsaan and khidmat. In other words, if every person goes out of his or her way to fulfill the rights of others, instead of demanding his or her own rights, or goes a step further than just fulfillment of rights, i.e. he or she goes out of his or her way to be kind, caring, loving and forgiving, then automatically this world will become a paradise.

The unfortunate part is that the husband opens the chapter of his rights and the wife opens the chapter of her rights. The parents open the chapter of their rights, and the children, of their rights. The teacher, his rights and the pupils, their rights, and then everyone demands fulfillment
of these rights.

No doubt, rights have been declared so that no person should stop short of their fulfillment, but you cannot have a peaceful society if there is just demand for rights and no fulfillment of corresponding obligations.”

(Hedyatus Saalikeen, selected quotes by Shaykh Yunus Patel, 1998, South Africa)

Ask yourself the reason of your spouse's mistrust. You should always reassure your spouse of your love. If this is due to a mistake in the past, then seek to regain the love and confidence by displaying your love, regret (on the mistake), and make commitment to the marriage. Be ever
cautious of not repeating the same error that had caused the problem.

InshaAllah, with your effort and good character, your spouse will feel like doing the same.

You can recite Ayat 21 of Surah Rome [Qur’an 30: 21]

Besides this you should read YA Wadoodo and YA Salaamo 21 times everyday.

Remember the teaching of the Islam to win the heart:

- Repel evil with good deeds;
- Join relations with the one who cuts it with you;
- Make Salaam to one who does not make Salaam;
- Forgive those who did bad to you;
- Keep politeness in all talk, with respect and love;

Allah says in the Noble Qur’an:
“The good deed and the evil deed cannot be equal. Repel (the evil) with one which is better (i.e. Allah ordered the faithful believers to be patient at the time of anger, and to excuse those who treat them badly), then verily! he, between whom and you there was enmity, (will become) as
though he was a close friend.” [41:34].
“But none is granted it (the above quality) except those who are patient, and none is granted it except the owner of the great portion (of the happiness in the Hereafter i.e. Paradise and in this world of a high moral character). “[41:35].

Read Salaatul Haajaat (Prayer of Need)
http://islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

Recite the following:

LA ILAHA ILLA ANTA SUBHANAKA INNI KUNTU MINAZ ZALIMEEN
Translation: “None has the right to be worshipped but You (O Allah)),Glorified (and Exalted) are You (above all that (evil) they associate with You). Truly, I have been of the wrong-doers."

LA HAULA WA LA QUWATA ILLA BILLAHIL ALIEL AZEEM
Translation: “There is no strength (to refrain from sins but with the protection from Allah) and there is no power (to accomplish good deeds) but with the help of Allah, the High, the Supreme”

There is a great reward for patience at the time of difficulty. Make lots of Isteghfar and have complete trust in Allah. ‘Only Allah can solve my Problem, or bless me with something better’.

You should try your best to server your husband with love and respect and request Allah to soften his heart.

Dua:
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Give some Sadaqa on behalf of your spouse.
Make Du’a for your spouse after every Salah:

May Allah give him the ability to make Taubah, stop him from bad deeds and keep Shaitaan away from him! May Allah bless him with wisdom and knowledge of Deen! May Allah make him a pious person, forgive his faults, have mercy
on him, elevate his status, and bless him with piety and generosity….
Ameen!

Increase time for Du’a, especially if you could wake up during the last part of night. Here is a startup script and example of Dua:

Dua from the Core of Heart http://islameasy.org/pdf/Duae_Walihana.pdf

Munajaat-e-Maqbool http://islameasy.org/Dua_MM_2.php

May Allah bless your family a peaceful life at home!

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

Question:
Is it permissible in islam to remove hair in legs?
Answer:
Yes, a women is allowed to remove hair from face (example: upper lips and cheeks), arms, legs etc. but she is not allowed to plug her eyebrows.
Question:
My husband has cheated on me twice. The first time I forgave him for our kids sake,
but he did it again, this time I cannot forgive..I have lost all love for him. Im still living with him because my kids love him as a father. Islamically am I doing the right thing, living in a marriage ONLY for the kids sake? I dont want them to suffer because of a messy divorce. So i am sacrificing..

Answer:
May Allah bless you and your family to live in peace and harmony, Ameen.
http://islameasy.org/Dua_MM_2.php

This life is a one-time opportunity to achieve everlasting happiness in the life hereafter. Allah Almighty is showering countless blessings upon us everyday. Every moment has a great potential to achieve high-ranks in
the court of our Creator. Every minute is like a gold coin. The heart and tongue are gifts from Allah to earn millions of rewards (Hasanaat) for the Akhirah.

It is all about controlling desires and protecting from the traps of Nafs (self) and Shaytan. This is a temporary life wher desries and feeling may not be fulfilled completely - the place for enjoyment and desires is Jannah. This life is all about responsibilities, fulfilling others rights
and following the commands of Allah and Sunnah.

Marriage is an institute which can be as firm as a rock or weak as a thread, it is up to the partners to make it either one. Due to the influence of Shaytaan, bad desires and environment outside and inside the home, sometimes a married man starts making an affair with a non-Mahram
woman and may lose interest in his own wife at home. This article discusses some causes of this problem and a few suggestions for the wife to re-gain her husband’s love.
At the time of concern and tension in domestic affairs, review your life pattern to see in how many ways you can improve yourselves.

Suggestions for Happy Marraige
------------------------------
Kindly review our advice on Happy Marriage – Living with Peace and Harmony
at Home at http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php

Also, you may read 2 Rakah of Nafl Salah, with intention of Salatul Hajat. This is performed like any other Salaah. After the Salaah, you should recite the following Dua. You may print these pages from web and recite fromprinted pages or from computer after the Salaah. It is not required to
memorize these Dua or read it inside Salaah.

Salat-ul Hajat:
The method is described at http://islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

Please note that whether you love him or not, if you want to make Allah happy, you need to keep your husband happy. Masha Allah, by not asking for divorce, you definitely made the right decision. Now think about yourself, when you already decided to live with him why not live a happy
life. Forget what he did, I know it is hard but keep your eyes on the prize i.e. Jannatul Firdaus insha Allah.
Question:
It is five years of our marriage we dont have childreen please could you give some dua that both of us can read for childreen.



Answer:
May Allah bless you and your family to live in peace and harmony, Ameen.

Granting children is the sole decree of Allah Ta'ala. While many people yearn to have children, others grieve the disobedience of their children. Often, we regard something as bad while it is good in the sight of Allah. However, Allah is the greatest gifter (Wahhaab).

Recite Prophet Zakariya Alaihisalam's dua (in the Holy Quran) "Rabbi habli mil ladunka zur-riatan tayebatan innaka sameeud dua" (Surah Ale Imran) as
many times as possible after each Salah, InshAllah Allah tala will grant you with pious children.

Also, you may read 2 Rakah of Nafl Salah, with intention of Salatul Hajat. This is performed like any other Salaah. After the Salaah, you should recite the following Dua. You may print these pages from web and recite fromprinted pages or from computer after the Salaah. It is not required to
memorize these Dua or read it inside Salaah.

Salat-ul Hajat:
The method is described at http://islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

May Allah make it easy for you, Ameen.
Question:
a.
I have a very happy married life with a loving and caring husband and also there is no other serious problem ( Alhamdulilah ) i am facing in my life , in short everything is ok . But, still very little things happening around me make me disturbed ,In simple words i am not satisfied most of the time, one or the other thing causes a discomfort to me. Please help me out and lead me to
an islamic solution for my roblem .

b.
It has been 7 yrs for my marriage. Since 1st year of my marriage my mother in law hate me with passion and my family for no reason. Allah knows best I was never bad to her but she uses bad language, raise finger on my character, use all dirty and bad words for me and my parents. My husband silently listen all these things .., He is such a heartless man ,he has no care , no feeling.

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

You may seek help of Allah through Salaatul Haajah. Please check on the main page for the method of performing it.

http://Islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

Remember the teaching of the Islam to win the heart:
• Repel evil with good deeds;
• Join relations with the one who cuts it with you;
• Make Salaam to one who does not make Salaam;
• Forgive those who did bad to you;
• Keep politeness in all talk, with respect and love;

Allah says in the Noble Qur’an:
“The good deed and the evil deed cannot be equal. Repel (the evil) with one which is better (i.e. Allah ordered the
faithful believers to be patient at the time of anger, and to excuse those who treat them badly), then verily! he, between whom and you there was enmity, (will become) as though he was a close friend.” [41:34].
“But none is granted it (the above quality) except those who are patient, and none is granted it except the owner of the great portion (of the happiness in the Hereafter i.e. Paradise and in this world of a high moral character).
“[41:35].

This life is all about controlling desires and protecting from the traps of Nafs (self) and Shaytan. This is a temporary life wher desries and feeling may not be fulfilled completely - the place for enjoyment and desires is Jannah. This life is all about responsibilities, fulfilling others rights and following the commands of Allah and Sunnah.

Daily reading a book of good deeds helps in this situation. You may print a chapter of Muntakhab Ahadith to your family

(http://www.islameasy.org/quick_books.php) and read with your family for 10 minutes together. then make Dua.

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Emaan.pdf
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Belief_Hereafter.pdf

Also kindly review this article:

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

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This life is a one-time opportunity to achieve everlasting happiness in the life hereafter. Allah Almighty is showering countless blessings upon us every day. Every moment has a great potential to achieve high-ranks in
the court of our Creator. Every minute is like a gold coin. The heart and tongue are gifts from Allah to earn millions of rewards (Hasanaat) for the Akhirah.

Let’s view and ponder over this chart of good deeds

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Convert_Time2Gold.pdf

Every particle of the universe will be left behind, but every deed of a human being will be lifted for the life hereafter! Strong faith and good deeds bring peace and comfort in this life, peace in the grave and gardens
of Paradise in the hereafter. When people forget the purpose of life, many of them terminate their lives without hope. When the human being realizes the purpose of life, an ordinary person can become a means of spreading
guidance to hundreds of thousands of people. There are diamonds, gold,silver and pearls to be discovered inside human heart.

Paradise is a reality – with rivers of milk and honey, palaces of gold and silver, delicious food and fruits, beautiful spouse, always happy, always young, always healthy – a great kingdom forever and ever for an unending
enjoyment and bliss. Compete with each other to strengthen faith and excel in good deeds and hasten to seize every fleeting moment and turn into gold by a productive activity; sow seeds today to reap a rich harvest tomorrow
and rush at the available opportunity before it is lost for good.

Only Allah knows what is beneficial for us. He is All Wise, All Merciful. Allah loves us more than seventy mothers do. Difficulties and trials can become a means of raising our status and earn countless reward. Allah says
in the Qur’an: (interpretation of the meaning):

“..Truly the steadfast will be paid their recompense without
limit“[Az-Zumar, 10].

Abu Saeed Al-Khudri and Abu Hurairah (RA) narrate that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Whenever a Muslim faces fatigue, illness, worry, grief, hurt and sorrow, even gets pricked by a thorn, Allah in lieu of his sufferings removes his sins.” (Bukhari)

"Our anxieties, depression and worries are all created because we first make the decisions and then expect Allah Ta'ala to conform; whereas what we plan and decide is subject to Allah Ta'ala's confirmation." [‘Cure for
depression’ by Shaykh Yunus Patel]

Islam is a complete way of life and offers a real solution to every problem. Here are some steps one may take to cure depression and laziness,insha Allah.

Love of Allah:
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The human heart is the center of emotions and feelings. It dictates what it desires and works in collaboration with mind to act as a platform of good or evil. The human heart also has hidden treasures of matchless jewels. If found and applied, we can become beloved of Allah. Imagine a believer (sister) who always remembers and seeks help from her Creator, praises Allah by her tongue, in her heart, expresses gratitude for His bounties, is patient in hardships. She supplicates in all earnestness and
always has good intentions.

Our real love should be for Allah. We love someone due to beauty and excellence, perfectness in knowledge and generosity, loving and caring treatment for us. If we look around and think about the blessings Almighty Allah is showering on us, we will love Him.

He is Allah, besides him there is no god, the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen. He is the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. He is Allah, besides him there is no god, the King, the Holy, the One Free from all defects, the Giver of security, the Watcher over His creatures, the
All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allah! (High is He) above all that they associate as partners with Him. He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor of all things, the Bestower of forms. To Him belong the Best Names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorify Him. And
He is the All-Mighty, the All
Question:
What should I do to be attracted to my husband, I have a feeling he is not very happy with the marriage, he is not very open, hardly communicates his emotions and feelings,never speaks his heart out ..
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Emaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

Sister, I totally understand your situation, you may seek help of Allah through Salaatul Haajah. Please check on the main page for the method of performing it.

http://Islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

Marriage is an institute which can be as firm as a rock or weak as a thread, it is up to the partners to make it either one. We have to learn to be tolerant of each other for the pleasure of Allah “Do not go by the book of ‘My Rights’. Go by the book of Love, Ihsaan and khidmat. In other words, if every person goes out of his or her way to fulfill the rights of others, instead of demanding his or her own rights, or goes a step further than just fulfillment of rights, i.e. he or she goes out of his or her way to be kind, caring, loving and forgiving, then automatically this world will become a paradise.

The unfortunate part is that the husband opens the chapter of his rights and the wife opens the chapter of her rights. The parents open the chapter of their rights, and the children, of their rights. The teacher, his rights and the pupils, their rights, and then everyone demands fulfillment
of these rights.

No doubt, rights have been declared so that no person should stop short of their fulfillment, but you cannot have a peaceful society if there is just demand for rights and no fulfillment of corresponding obligations.”

(Hedyatus Saalikeen, selected quotes by Shaykh Yunus Patel, 1998, South
Africa)

You can recite Ayat 21 of Surah Rome [Qur’an 30: 21]

Besides this you should read YA Wadoodo and YA Salaamo 21 times everyday.

Kindly review some of the advices on “Happy Marriage – Living with Peace and Harmony at Home”
at our main page

http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php
Question:
I just wanted to know if married women have to wear a bangle on each wrist for her husband, as my mother in law says I will get sinned if I don't?
Answer:
A wife should decorate herself for her husband. Marriage is a great Sunnah and it is the responsibility of both husband and wife to give 100% effort to make their marriage successful and their home peaceful and Islamic.
Serving your husband is an ibadah. Abu Hurairah narrated that the Rasul sallahu alaihi wasallam said,

"If a women prays her five daily prayers,fasts the month of Ramadhaan, guards her chastity and obeys herhusband, it will be said to her, "Enter paradise from whichever of the gates of Paradise you wish"

May Allah Ta'ala help and guide us in our decisions and actions. Ameen!

May Allah will make it easy for you. Ameen! Kindly review some of the advices on

“Happy Marriage – Living with Peace and Harmony at Home” at

http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php
Question:
I want to get married to this guy. is there any certain dua that would help. If I pray to Allah 5 times a day and that's all I ask for, Is there any special dua I could recite? I have faith in Allah
Answer:
A religious person is better for both this life and hereafter. 'Religious' does not mean who prays and fast only - the definition is 'who abstains from all sins' - this includes our dailiy life, food, finances, dress, full hijab and Niqab, manners and purification of heart - read the article and Khutbah on our site and listen to leactures .. inshaAllah your knowledge will increase.

Make your choice for Taqwa(piety) instead of just looking for the apparent beauty or wealth.

It is an ibadah to seek help from Allah. We should not become despondent if our Dua's have not been answered. It may be that Allah Ta'ala has bestowed on us another bounty, or granted us relief from a difficulty, or a reward is given to us in the Akhirah in place of it. Alhamdulillah,
Allah Ta'ala always grants us what is best for us and we should not be hasty or ungrateful.

In addition, it is important to research and read books and articles on marriage so that we look for the qualities in a man that are pleasing to Allah Ta'ala. There are articles on this website too. Do read them and acquire the knowledge of Deen.

May Allah Ta'ala grant you a spouse that will be the coolness of your eyes. Ameen!

To have one's wishes accepted, one may seek the help of Allah through Salaatul Haajah. Please check on the main page for the method of performing it.
http://Islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

We would advise you not to be hasty in expecting your du'as or wishes to be fulfilled. Things happen according to the wish of Allah. If a prayer is delayed in being answered, then that is what is best for us at the time. If it is not answered in this world, then it is kept for the Aakhirah,
where its rewards will benefit us.
Question:
a.
I am very depressed at the moment and so is my husband. He
repeatedly failed on exam in these so many years n now is his last chance to pass. He is totally shattered n has lost all hope.

b.
My husbent tried in meny businesses but not sucsessed.which dua should i recite for the sucsess in business and to fill my family's heart with the faith to Allah subhanahu wata'ala

c.
Please can you provide me with the appropriate dua to read for a major difficulty we are having, as a result of which we could lose our house. I am very distressed that we will be homeless and our new baby will have no home.
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. May Allah bless you with best of health and prosperity, Ameen!

The prophet sallalahu alaihi wasallam said, I know of an ayah that if people were to hold on to it, it would suffice them "He who fears Allah, Allah will make an opening
for him, and grant him sustenance from sources he could never imagine, and Allah is sufficient for the one who puts his trust in him" (ibne maajah)
(this refers to a verse of Soorah Talaq)

It is narrated by Abu Hurairah RA that the Prophet sallalahu alaihi wasallam said, Allah says ,If my servants are obedient to me, I would send down rain during the
night and spread sunlight during the day and I will not make them hear the sound of thunder." (Ahmad)

Abu Darda RA says the Prophet sallalahu alaihi wasallam said,"A persons sustenance searches for him just as his death does" (hilyah)

We understand from the Quran and many ahadeeth, that trust and obedience of Allah is the key to increasing ones sustenance. This is because Allah is the one who owns the treasures of the skies and earth, it will only make sense to make our lives subservient to his commands.

One should remember that whatever is written for man, will reach him.

We should make sure that all our faraaid (compulsory) acts are in order, further, the best way of asking Allah for assistance is through salaah. We should try not to become despondant or depressed, instead we should remember that Allah will increase our sustenance when the time is right.

Also ask your parents for their duas as there is great strength in the dua of a mother and father.

We would also advise you not to be hasty in expecting your duas or wishes to be fulfilled. Things happen according to the wish of Allah . If a prayer is delayed in being answered, then that is what is best for us at the
time. If it is not answered in this world, then it is kept for the aakhirah, where its rewards will benefit us. You may read 2 Rakah of Nafl Salah, with intention of Salatul Hajat. This is performed like any other Salaah. After the Salaah, you should recite the following Dua. You may print these pages from web and recite from printed pages or from computer after the Salaah. It is not required to memorize these Dua or read it inside Salaah.

Salat-ul Hajat
The method is described at
http://islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

You can also recite Hasbunallahu wa nimal wakeel many times every day.

May Allah assist you and make it easy for you, Ameen.
Question:
please tell me some Dua to become confident in my school/ classes. Like speaking in front of the class or in public i get really shy. so please i need your help.
Answer:
A Salaat that we suggest is Salaatul Hajat, which Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) told the Companions to perform when they are faced with a need. One should perform ablution in the Sunnah manner and then offer two
rakaat of salaah with complete devotion. After this, one
should praise Allah with the recitation of His most glorious names, then recite Durood Sharief, and then recite the following dua:

La ilaha illalLahu-Haleemul-kareem. Subhana Allahi rabi el-`arshil `azeem. Al-Hamdulilahi rabbi il-`Alameen. As'aluka mujibati rahmatika, wa `aza'ima maghfiratika, wal-`ismata min kuli dhanb, wal ghaneemata min kuli birr,
was-salamata min kuli ithm. La tada` li dhanban illa ghafartahu,wala hamman illa farajtahu, wala hajatan hiya laka ridan illa qadaytaha ya arhama ar-rahimeen.

(There is no god but Allah, the Ever-Clement, the Most Generous. I celebrate the Glory of Allah, the Lord of the Magnificent Throne. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, Lord of the worlds. I beseech You, seeking that which will draw me closer to Your mercy, and that which will
make certain for me Your Forgiveness. O Allah, grant me protection against every sin, and a share of every virtue. Do not leave me a sin without forgiving it, a worry without relieving me of it, or a need that meets with Your pleasure without providing for it, O Most Merciful Lord.)

After reciting the above dua, beseech Allah Ta’ala regarding one’s needs and desires.

Salaatul Haajaat (Prayer of Need)
http://islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php
Question:
It had been 4 months but new skin is not coming/growing on my nose. The skin on my nose is looking odd. Can u tell me a wazifa that my skin becomes normal.

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan,forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

1) Please check the home page of our website for detailed procedure on salaatul Haajat. Allah is the only one, who could make the impossible, possible. You should turn to Allah and ask him for all your needs.

2) You may recite these following duas:

wa yashfi sudoora qawmim-mumineen
Translation: And [God] shall heal the breast of the believers.
(at-Tawba,9:14)

Yaa ayyuhan-naasu qad ja’atkum maw`izhatum-mir rabbikum wa shifaul-limaa fis-sudoor, wa hudan wa rahmatun lil-mumineen

Translation: O Mankind, there has come to you a guidance from your Lord and a healing for (the diseases) in your hearts, and for those who believe a guidance and a mercy. (Yunus, 10:57)

3) You may recite these following verses of Quran 100 times after Isha, accompanying with durood shareef:

"Laqad Khalaqnal Insana fee Ahsani Taqweem" (Surah Teen, Verse 3) and "..Anni Mughlobun Fantasir" (Surah Qamar, verse10)

May Allah make it easy for you. Ameen.

http://islameasy.org/AyateShifa.png

Question:
My 10 week old baby seems to stare in certain places and then cries in fear, why does this happen? and what can i do to prevent it from happening?

b.
I have a 2 year old she is scared of everything.
Anyone nock on the door she screams anyone passes the window. Past few day she point near the door as if she can see someone, scream and hold me and there

Answer:
May Allah bless the mother with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness, have mercy on her, elevate her status, and bless her with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

May Allah Ta'ala ease the present difficulty the mother is experiencing with her beloved little one, Ameen! Some babies are just that way and they settle down eventually. Remember, her stage in Jannah are being raised with all
the patience (sabr) and care she have for her child. Her night has been turned into day and perhaps her days have been turned into night as her sleep pattern has been disrupted. Think about why it is that Nabi (salallaahu alayhi wassallam) mentioned that a mother has preference of
honor before a father. All her sacrifices are being noted by Allah Ta'ala.

You may recite these following duas for his health:

wa yashfi sudoora qawmim-mumineen
Translation: And [Allah] shall heal the breast of the believers.
(at-Tawba, 9:14)

Yaa ayyuhan-naasu qad ja’atkum maw`izhatum-mir rabbikum wa shifaul-limaa fis-sudoor, wa hudan wa rahmatun lil-mumineen

Translation: O Mankind, there has come to you a guidance from your Lord and a healing for (the diseases) in your hearts, and for those who believe
a guidance and a mercy. (Yunus, 10:57)

Insha Allah everything will be fine. You can recite Ayatul kursi, Surah Falaq and Surah Naas and blow them on your child. May Allah make it easy for you. Ameen.
Question:
a.i am a girl and i want to marry a boy whom i like but my parents wont approve for it ,though i have not talked about it to them yet..The boys family is ALLAH fearing and they are very nice people but the reason that why my parents wont approve him is the cast problem between the two
families. my parents always fear about what society will say.

b. Actually i love someone and my parents are completely against this. I know dating in Islam is not right. but all i want is that my parents accept our
relationship and help me make it become halal. I don't want to hurt my parents i just want them to accept my decision.
i read from this website of salaat hajjat, i would also like you people to pray for me.

Disobeying parents is a great sin indeed and i don't want to indulge in this. please pray for me that inchallah every indifferences between the 2 families are eliminated and Allah shower his Blessing upon us and guide us right. jazakallah khair
Answer:
A religious person is better for both this life and hereafter. 'Religious' does not mean who prays and fast only - the definition is 'who abstains from all sins' - this includes our dailiy life, food, finances, dress, full hijab and Niqab, manners and purification of heart - read the article and Khutbah on our site and listen to leactures .. inshaAllah your knowledge will increase.

Make your choice for Taqwa(piety) instead of just looking for the apparent beauty or wealth.

First of all, you should do istikhara to find out whether that person is right for you or not. you can pray Salatul Istikhara when seeking guidance from Allah. This is a 2 rakah prayer followed by a Du'a. The Dua's can be
found in Du'a books. A good Du'a book that has been translated in various languages is Al-Hisnul Haseen. The most preferred time for this prayer is the last portion of the night before the fajr prayer. But you can pray it
at other times too.

It is an ibadah to seek help from Allah. We should not become despondent if our Dua's have not been answered. It may be that Allah Ta'ala bestow on us another bounty, or grant us relief from a difficulty, or a reward is
given to us in the Akhirah in place of it. Alhamdulillah,
Allah Ta'ala always grants us what is best for us and we should not be hasty or ungrateful.

In addition, it is important to research and read books and articles on marriage so that we look for the qualities in a man that are pleasing to Allah Ta'ala. There are articles on this website too. Do read them and arm yourself with the knowledge of Deen.

May Allah Ta'ala grant you a spouse that will be the coolness of your
eyes. Ameen!

Du'a for Istikhara:
http://www.islameasy.org/images/Treasures-Large/46.htm

While engaged with someone (before Nikah), please observe complete Hijab when this man is present. Unnecessary talking or getting close to this man before marriage may lead to problems. Taubah is neccessary for the past mistakes.

Cure for Pre-Marriage Love Relationship which does not lead to a Marriage
http://www.islameasy.org/Cure_PreRelations.php

Why is Hijab necessary?
http://islameasy.org/hijab.php
Question:
asalaam 'alaikum,, my father does not perform salaat, whenever i try to talk to him about it,he changes topic and ignores me,,what measures should i take?

Answer:
We hope that this response reaches you in the best of health and Imaan. Ameen.

You can advise him nicely and also keep that in your mind that as a daughter you are not allowed to be disrespectful to him. Islam teaches respect, sympathy and tolerance. Kind treatment of parents is a quality of the believer. The Quraan and Ahaadith are replete with elders and advices of being obedient to one's parents.

Allah states, "And worship Allah and do not ascribe any partner to Him and be favorable to parents." (Banu Israaeel).

InshaAllah, Allah Ta’ala will reward you for your kindness and obedience to your father and will only increase you in your status in this world and the hereafter.

Daily reading a book of good deeds helps overcome depression. You may print a chapter of Muntakhab Ahadith:
(http://www.islameasy.org/quick_books.php) and read with your family for 10 minutes together. Then make Dua.

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Emaan.pdf
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Belief_Hereafter.pdf

Please also review our main page for Dua scripts.
Question:
a. I have been experiencing irregular periods for the past one year. There are huge gaps where I miss my period: Sometimes even longer than 5 months. This is making me so depressed that I keep thinking about it and can't
concentrate elsewhere. My relationship with Allah Tallah is also suffering because of it.

b. I am on my period more than 10 days. Can I read quran or perform salah after the 10 days?

Answer:
The minimum period of haiz (periods) is three days and three nights and the maximum period is ten days and ten nights. Blood which flows for less than three days and three nights is not haiz but it is referred to as
istehaaza (flowing of the blood out of the normal period). This happens on account of some sickness or weakness of the body. If blood flows for more than ten days and then nights then all those days beyond ten days will be regarded as istehaaza.

The rule in regards to istehaaza is the same as for the one whose nose bleeds continuously. Such a woman should offer her salaat, fast, and should not leave out these. It is also permissible to have husband-wife relationship.

A person who is facing istehaaza undergoes the same proceedure as a mazur. This woman is to make wudu at the time of every salaat. As long as that salaat time remains her wudu will remain, she can read the salaat of that
time and read Quran just as anyone else. However, if apart from this bleeding some other matter crops up which causes her wudu to break, then her wudu will break and will have to repeat the wudu. (Bahisti Zewar 72,100)

We hope we have removed all doubts. Please do not hesitate to ask further questions.
Question:
I have been itching for one month from which I cannot sleep rightly I am really confused from this situation, so I ask question that please tell me a Quranic wazifa for this problem to solve, Thank you

Answer:
You may recite these following duas for your health:

wa yashfi sudoora qawmim-mumineen
Translation: And [God] shall heal the breast of the believers. (at-Tawba,9:14)

Yaa ayyuhan-naasu qad ja’atkum maw`izhatum-mir rabbikum wa shifaul-limaa fis-sudoor, wa hudan wa rahmatun lil-mumineen

Translation: O Mankind, there has come to you a guidance from your Lord and a healing for (the diseases) in your hearts, and for those who believe a guidance and a mercy. (Yunus, 10:57)

Ayat-e-Shifaa:
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Question:
My husband died 3 months ago. I am still depress i feel lost lonely dont want nothing in this life anymore, but in the mean time i am keeping my salat and doaae to Allah because i know Allah the only one who can help me, i need sdoaae from u as well.

Second i dont want to get married after my husband even i am still young but i am sure if i married i am gonna be unhappy also is not fair for the man i married, but the people they told me is haram if i did not get married but i dont think so i was looking in Quran and so many Hadeth but nothing to mention is haram pls advise?, also i want how i can protect my self from Fetan and Shayetan next to Salat and Dhekr and Doaae and Seyam,

Answer:
1. We are really sorry to hear about your loss, may Allah grant him Jannatul Firdaus Ameen.
Please read the following article:

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

2) Sister, I totally understand your feelings but still we will advise to get married and start a new life. Insha Allah you will see the difference.
As you know, Nikah is a great bounty from Allah Ta'ala. The affairs of this world and the hereafter are put in order through marriage. There is a lot of wisdom and many benefits in marriage. A person saves himself from
sinning and his heart is put at ease. He does not have any evil intentions and his thoughts do not begin to wander and stray. The greatest virtue is that there are only benefits and only rewards in this. This is because a
husband and wife’s sitting together and engaging in a loving conversation, joking with each other, etc. brings lots of reward.

Question:
a. I wanted guidance of what to teach, as inshallah I am opening an educational program for the ladies as none of them know how to recite the Quraan, also rulings and etiquettes concerning purity and other basics. I need a proper schedule I will be doing 2 hrs with them everyday.

b. I want to teach little kids Urdu and Arabic on Saturdays, many people have said they will come. I do know both languages a little bit but not too fully have you got any books (like a curriculum) that I could teach of.
Remember it's for beginners.

c. i am not quite sure how to start a career into doing teaching of Islamic studies for younger children. What are the stages required to build up this?

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

InshaAllah, for the beginner’s class, you may devote some time for Taleem - reading a book of Fazail like “Muntakhab Ahadith”, then make small Halaqas for learning Quran recitation. Then you may have a session on Basics of Islam, customized separately for groups of children, sisters or elders. You may end the class by reciting Dua and give reading/writing/memorizing homework to students. Once they learn a topic, you may have short question-answer session (Quiz) and give small prizes to encourage their learning competition. Make special Dua for all your students after prayers.

The following articles and booklets will inshaAllah help you teach the basics of Islam. If a book is not available in English, Urdu or desired language, you may contact your local bookstore for a printed book.

Part A. Virtues of Good Deeds
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Muntakhab Ahadith (selected Ahadith - includes Arabic text and references)

Emaan - Belief in Allah http://islameasy.org/pdf/Emaan.pdf

Belief in the Unseen http://islameasy.org/pdf/Belief_Unseen.pdf

Hereafter http://islameasy.org/pdf/Belief_Hereafter.pdf

Virtues of Prayers (Salah) http://islameasy.org/pdf/Prayers_Salah.pdf

Virtues of Knowledge http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/MA_Virtues_Ilm.pdf

Virtues of the noble Qur'an http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/MA_Virtues_Quran.pdf


Part B. Quran learning (Recitation and Tajweed)
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http://islameasy.org/quran-learning.php

Memorizing and listening to 10 short Surahs for prayers

Noorani Reader Quran Tajweed booklet

Tajweed for Beginners

Memorizing additional Surahs from Juz-30 (Amma Para)

Part C. Belief, Purity (Taharah) and Salah
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Gift for New Muslims (Basics of Islam) http://islameasy.org/pdf/Gift_NewMuslims_Print.pdf

Ta'leem-ul-Islam (Teachings of Islam)
Part -1 http://islameasy.org/pdf/taleem1c.pdf
Part -2 http://islameasy.org/pdf/taleem2c.pdf
Part -3 http://islameasy.org/pdf/taleem3c.pdf
Part -4 http://islameasy.org/pdf/taleem4c.pdf

A gift for the Daughters of the Ummah – (topics on Purity and Tahara, what every Muslim sister should know). http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Tuhfatul_Banaat.pdf

Practical guide to Purity and Salah http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/PurityGuide.pdf

Salaah http://islameasy.org/pdf/salaah.pdf

Elementary Teachings of Islam by Shaykh Adul-Aleem Siddiqui

Taleem-ul Haque by scholars of South Africa http://www.markazulmaarif.org/Download/default.asp

Heavenly Ornaments (translation of Urdu book ‘Behishti Zewar’) by Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanvi


Part D. Sunnah and Manners
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The Ways of the Holy Prophet MUHAMMAD (Uswai Rasool-e-Akram) Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam by Dr. Abdul Hai Aarfi

Beautiful Sunnats of the Beloved Nabi (Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam) by Shaykh Hakeem Akhtar
http://islameasy.org/pdf/BeautifulSunnats.pdf

Alaikum Bisunnati by Mufti Abdul Hakeem

Sunnah in daily life http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/100_Sunnats.pdf

Essential Duas in the life of a Muslim http://islameasy.org/pdf/Essential_Duas.pdf

Part E. Ideal Muslim Character
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Cure for depression http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

Seeking Forgiveness (Tau'bah) http://islameasy.org/Taubah_Benefits.php

Why is Hijab necessary? http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Hijab_newEdition2.pdf

Marriage life - living with peace and harmony at home http://www.islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php

How should Every Muslim live through day and night? http://www.islameasy.org/MuslimDailyLife.php

Prayer and Du’a - Strong connection with Allah http://islameasy.org/index.php

Status of Woman in Islam by Shaykh Ahmed Abdul Mujeeb Qasmi (translated by Muhammad Owais Jafrey) http://www.islameasy.org/K225_WomenInIslam.php
Question:
a.
Can I make duas asking ALLAH to give me my husband to me and only me insha Aallah in Paradise, if we both are the companions of the Paradise InshaAllah (With the will of ALLAH)?

b.
Please can you give me some advises on how to win the whole love of my husband and make him love me forever and to wish that he wants only me in Jannah too insha Allah. I want to please my husband in every way I can so that he would not think of any one than me in his life and also in life after death, insha allah. Please tell me some ways to carry out to make him feel in that way.

Answer:
a.
That is what every woman wants. Alhamdulillah, Allah Ta'ala always grants us what is best for us.

b.
Kindly review some of the advices on "Happy Marriage – Living with Peace and Harmony at Home" at our main page

http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php

Marriage is an institute which can be as firm as a rock or weak as a thread, it is up to the partners to make it either one. We have to learn to be tolerant of each other for the pleasure of Allah.

“Do not go by the book of ‘My Rights’. Go by the book of Love, Ihsaan and khidmat. In other words, if every person goes out of his or her way to fulfill the rights of others, instead of demanding his or her own rights, or goes a step further than just fulfillment of rights, i.e. he or she goes out of his or her way to be kind, caring, loving and forgiving, then automatically this world will become a paradise."(taken from Hedyatus Saalikeen, selected quotes by Shaykh Yunus Patel, 1998, South Africa)

Protection of eyes:
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This is one of the biggest concerns in the Ummah today, affecting both the young an old. The outside environment (streets, markets, workplaces,social events) and media inside homes (TV, magazines, internet) and filled
with opportunities to look at non-Mahram faces. If someone does not protect the eyes and looks with lust and desires, his heart may be occupied with dozens of beautiful faces and may easily forget his own wife.

Disrespect and quarrels at home:
--------------------------------
Even if the wife is sincere in her heart, sometimes abusing the tongue on domestic issues may lead the husband to feel disrespected. If the wife does not treat the husband well, he may find more peace talking to strange women outside home. Usually the people outside home (for example, at the
markets and social events) appear more polite, courteous and keeping a soft and sweet-tone. This is a ‘big competition’ for the spouse at home to surpass the loving and admiring attitude experienced in the outside world!

Manners and protection of tongue:
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From our elders we have learned that the best method to increase the love between the husband and the wife is to obtain great morals and etiquettes and to guard our tongue. By doing both of those, one will be able to attract your spouse into a never ending love. Please review the following
article:
http://islameasy.org/K213_Tongue_protection.php

List of husband’s likes and dislikes:
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Living closely for a period of time, the wife knows the secrets of do’s and don’ts which pleases the husband. At the time of difficulty and concern, if the husband is not behaving well, extra precaution should be taken and a “selfless” attitude is needed to win his heart.

A warm-welcome of the husband:
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When the husband enters home and looks at the wife with love and mercy and wife also looks at the husband with love and mercy, Allah looks at both of them with mercy.
Entering and leaving home with Salam and Du’a keeps the Shaytaan away.

The wife at home should decorate herself for the husband when he arrives home and meet with him cheerfully. On the other hand, when a woman goes out of her home (for example, for a social event), she should wear simple and modest clothing and observe complete Hijaab in front of non-Mahram. In practice, this is not followed in today’s society which opens the door of issues.

Virtues of good deeds:
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Imagine a pious wife making Du’a for his husband after every Salah: May Allah make him a pious man! May Allah bless him with wisdom and knowledge of Deen! May Allah accept all his good deeds and keep Shaytaan away from
him!

Pray Salat-ul-Hajat and Istekhara before making important decisions. See the main page at http://islameasy.org/

Give some Sadaqa on behalf of your spouse.

Increase time for Du’a, especially if you could wake up during the last part of night. Here is a startup script and examples of Dua:

Dua from the Core of Heart http://islameasy.org/pdf/Duae_Walihana.pdf

Munajaat-e-Maqbool
http://islameasy.org/Dua_MM_2.php

Environment of pious people:
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Find a pious Shaykh near your area and encourage the husband to attend his programs with intention to acquire the love of Allah Almighty. Listen to lectures and read books on pious husband and wife.

Read books of virtues (like Muntakhab Ahadith, Riyadus-Saliheen) with your family for 5-10 minutes every evening.
Request the husband to bring some Islamic books of good deeds, Du’a and zikr for the family.
Question:
a. My marriage was about to get fixed –but got broken - We inquired but found everything bad about them., but planned to respond positive inspite of all this too, maybe Allah saved me from the hidden bad (shar).

b. I was in a relationship witha boy, somehow we broke up due some reasons from his side.. i knw its considered haram in islam.. But right now i am in such a confused state of mind.. i am not able to let go him.. many times i feel like i should quit but the moment i bow down befor my Allah i feel more confident, i pray more n more... i feel like someday Allah will answer my prayers? kindly suggest me what should i do... should i stop asking this very thing from Allah or should i continue!

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity…. May Allah bless you with a better person to marry.
Ameen!

This life is a one-time opportunity to achieve everlasting happiness in the life hereafter. Allah Almighty is showering countless blessings upon us everyday. Every moment has a great potential to achieve high-ranks in the court of our Creator. Every minute is like a gold coin. The heart and tongue are gifts from Allah to earn millions of rewards (Hasanaat) for the Akhirah.

Please read more in this article:

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.ph

Cure for Pre-Marriage Love Relationship which does not lead to a Marriage
http://www.islameasy.org/Cure_PreRelations.php

Easy Road to Paradise - Golden deeds that lead to success - extracted from a booklet in Urdu ‘Jannat ka Asan Rasta” by Shaykh Mufti Mohammad Rafi Uthmani.

http://www.islameasy.org/EasyRoad_Paradise.php

A religious person is better for both this life and hereafter. 'Religious' does not mean who just prays and fasts - the definition is 'who abstains from all sins' - this includes our dailiy life, food, finances, dress, hijab, manners and purification of heart - read the article and Khutbahs on our site and listen to leactures. inshaAllah your knowledge will increase.

Salatul Hajat
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You may read 2 Rakah of Nafl Salah, with intention of Taubah and Salatul Hajat. This is performed like any other Salaah. After the Salaah, you should recite the following Dua. You may print these pages from web and recite from printed pages or from computer after the Salaah. It is not required to memorize these Dua or read it inside Salaah.

Taubah (from any act of disobedience and sins)
The method is described at http://islameasy.org/images/Treasures-Large/47.htm

Salat-ul Hajat
The method is described at http://islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

(Ask Allah to ease difficulty, clean the heart to focus on good deeds. Also ask Allah to show you if that person was really sincere to you or not).

While engaged with someone (before Nikah), please observe complete Hijab when this man is present. Unnecessary talking or getting close to this man before marriage may lead to problems. Taubah is neccessary for the past mistakes.

Why is Hijab necessary?
http://islameasy.org/hijab.php

Daily reading a book of good deeds helps overcome depression. You may print a chapter of Muntakhab Ahadith:

(http://www.islameasy.org/quick_books.php) and read with your family for 10 minutes together. Then make Dua.

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Emaan.pdf
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Belief_Hereafter.pdf

Please also review our main page for Dua scripts.
Question:
I have had chicken pox scars for many years. What dua shall i read so that the scar disappears.
Answer:
May Allah bless you with Health and piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity…. Ameen!

You may recite Ayat-e-Shifaa and these following duas:
http://islameasy.org/AyateShifa.png

1. wa yashfi sudoora qawmim-mumineen
Translation: And [God] shall heal the breast of the believers.
(at-Tawba,9:14)

2. Yaa ayyuhan-naasu qad ja’atkum maw`izhatum-mir rabbikum wa shifaul-limaa fis-sudoor, wa hudan wa rahmatun lil-mumineen

Translation: O Mankind, there has come to you a guidance from your Lord and a healing for (the diseases) in your hearts and for those who believe
a guidance and a mercy. (Yunus, 10:57)

3. You may recite these following verses of Quran 100 times after Isha,accompanying with durood shareef:

"Laqad Khalaqnal Insana fee Ahsani Taqweem" (Surah Teen, Verse 3) and "..Anni Mughlobun Fantasir" (Surah Qamar, verse10)
Question:
I know who i would like to marry inshaAllah, i havent spoken to him or told anyone or anything like that but i wanted to know is it okay to make dua to marry that one specific person. I just dont want to include a non mahram in my duas if its wrong..

Answer:
The Muslim Ummah regards you as an obedient daughter, a respected sister and a dignified woman in Islam!

May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity…. Ameen!

Respected sister, put your hope, trust and faith in Allah Ta'ala. Read Salatul Hajat.

http://islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

It is a fact that such decisions are in the hands of Allah alone, and Allah decides if and when to bless anybody with this bounty. As such, plentiful Duas and abstinence from the prohibitions of Allah are extremely essential.
Question:
I have been married for almost 6 years, now my husband cannot leave other women alone. It started a while back but now since we moved, its gotten worse - he talks to them on the phone all the time, now he has started going out with them.

Answer:
May Allah bless you and your family to live in peace and harmony!
Marriage is an institute which can be as firm as a rock or weak as a thread, it is up to the partners to make it either one. Due to the influence of Shaytaan, bad desires and environment outside and inside the home, sometimes a married man starts making an affair with a non-Mahram
woman and may lose interest in his own wife at home. This article discusses some causes of this problem and a few suggestions for the wife to re-gain her husband’s love.
At the time of concern and tension in domestic affairs, review your life pattern to see in how many ways you can improve yourselves.

Protection of eyes:
--------------------
This is one of the biggest concerns in the Ummah today, affecting both the young an old. The outside environment (streets, markets, workplaces,social events) and media inside homes (TV, magazines, internet) and filled
with opportunities to look at non-Mahram faces. If someone does not protect the eyes and looks with lust and desires, his heart may be occupied with dozens of beautiful faces and may easily forget his own wife.

Disrespect and quarrels at home:
--------------------------------
Even if the wife is sincere in her heart, sometimes abusing the tongue on domestic issues may lead the husband to feel disrespected. If the wife does not treat the husband well, he may find more peace talking to strange women outside home. Usually the people outside home (for example, at the
markets and social events) appear more polite, courteous and keeping a soft and sweet-tone. This is a ‘big competition’ for the spouse at home to surpass the loving and admiring attitude experienced in the outside world!

Suggestions for Happy Marraige
------------------------------
Kindly review our advice on Happy Marriage – Living with Peace and Harmony
at Home at http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php

Manners and protection of tongue:
----------------------------------
From our elders we have learned that the best method to increase the love between the husband and the wife is to obtain great morals and etiquettes and to guard our tongue. By doing both of those, one will be able to attract your spouse into a never ending love. Please review the following
article:
http://islameasy.org/K213_Tongue_protection.php

List of husband’s likes and dislikes:
-------------------------------------
Living closely for a period of time, the wife knows the secrets of do’s and don’ts which pleases the husband. At the time of difficulty and concern, when the husband is not behaving well, extra precaution should be taken and a “selfless” attitude is needed to win his heart.

Looking for rights or love?
---------------------------
“Do not go by the book of ‘My Rights’. Go by the book of Love, Ihsaan and khidmat. In other words, if every person goes out of his or her way to fulfill the rights of others, instead of demanding his or her own rights, or goes a step further than just fulfillment of rights, i.e. he or she
goes out of his or her way to be kind, caring, loving and forgiving, then automatically this world will become a paradise.”
(Hedyatus Saalikeen, selected quotes by Shaykh Yunus Patel, 1998, South Africa)

A warm-welcome of the husband:
------------------------------
When the husband enters home and looks at the wife with love and mercy and wife also looks at the husband with love and mercy, Allah looks at both of them with mercy.
Entering and leaving home with Salam and Du’a keeps the Shaytaan away.

The wife at home should decorate herself for the husband when he arrives home and meet with him cheerfully. On the other hand, when a woman goes out of her home (for example, for a social event), she should wear simple and modest clothing and observe complete Hijaab in front of non-Mahram. In practice, this is not followed in today’s society which opens the door of issues.

Virtues of good deeds:
----------------------
Imagine a pious wife making Du’a for his husband after every Salah: May Allah make him a pious man! May Allah bless him with wisdom and knowledge of Deen! May Allah accept all his good deeds and keep Shaytaan away from
him!

Pray Salat-ul-Hajat and Istekhara before making important decisions. See the main page at http://islameasy.org/

Give some Sadaqa on behalf of your spouse.

Increase time for Du’a, especially if you could wake up during the last part of night. Here is a startup script and examples of Dua:

Dua from the Core of Heart http://islameasy.org/pdf/Duae_Walihana.pdf

Munajaat-e-Maqbool
http://islameasy.org/Dua_MM_2.php

Environment of pious people:
----------------------------------------
Find a pious Shaykh near your area and encourage the husband to attend his programs with intention to acquire the love of Allah Almighty. Listen to lectures and read books on pious husband and wife.

Read books of virtues (like Muntakhab Ahadith, Riyadus-Saliheen) with your family for 5-10 minutes every evening.
Request the husband to bring some Islamic books of good deeds, Du’a and zikr for the family.

If there is a gathering for Taleem (Islamic knowledge to increase faith and good deeds) encourage your spouse to attend. Your masjid Imam and community may help you find such programs.

Only Allah knows what is beneficial for us. He is All Wise, All Merciful.

May Allah bless you and your family to live in peace and harmony! Ameen!

Recommended Readings for wife:
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The Rights of Husband by Shaykh Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar
http://www.khanqah.org/books/show/the-rights-of-husband

The Rights of a Husband and his Status* by Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
*Discourses on Islamic Way of Life volume-2, Darul-Ishaat.

Recommended Readings for Husband:
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The Rights of Women by Shaykh Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar
http://www.khanqah.org/books/show/rights-of-women

Question:
Is it permissable to read Quran as a form of khatm for a departed soul? its something which we have been following for years and years and today we hear that it is not going to benefit the soul.. Please explain this to me so that i can not be mis-guided even when I advise our dear sisters..

Answer:
Yes, it is permissible to read Quran to benefit a departed soul. However, one should keep this in mind that whoever is participating, they are doing it on their own. It should not be forced to people and also they should be aware of the shariah ruling regarding wudhu and ghusal (Taharah).

Also, you should not fix a specific date (3rd day, 40th day etc.) for this action.
Question:
The other day my 14 years old daughter asked me if immediately after death good people start experiencing the sweetness of Heaven and the bad people start experiencing the horror of Hell, then why is there The Day of Judgment? I couldnotanswer her well, since I also know there is
punishment in the Grave after death and some indications in the Holy Quran where we find bad people will be received with hot water whereas the good people will receive Salam form Allah. What is the link here with the Day of Judgment? Can you answer please?

Answer:
1. According to the Aqaid (beliefs) of the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah`,Adhaabul Qabr (punishment in the grave) is Haqq (true and established).(Sharhul Aqaid)

It (punishment of the grave) is proven from the Qur'an and Ahadith. Allah Ta'ala discusses the punishment given to Fir'awn. He says, 'The fire is given to them in the morning and evening and on the Day of Judgment.' The fire before the Day of Judgment refers to the punishment in the grave.
(Ibid)

Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, 'When a person is buried and the people go away, two angels approach the deceased and ask three questions,
a) Who is your lord? b) What is your religion? and c) Who is he (Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam)?

A believer will answer all three questions and he will be honored with the clothing of Jannah. The window of Jannah will be opened for him and he will enjoy the sight of Jannah. On the contrary, a disbeliever will express regret at not being able to answer the questions. Upon that, an angel who is blind and deaf is appointed to punish him. Blind so that the angel does not see the punishment and feel mercy and deaf so that the punishment is not heard. The hammer used to punish a disbeliever is so heavy that it can reduce a mountain to dust. The disbeliever screams with pain and every creation can hear him besides human and Jinns.' (Mishkat)

Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, 'The grave is a garden of paradise or a pit of hell.'
(Ibid)
Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, 'If you are made to listen to the punishment in the grave, you will stop burying your deceased.' (Tirmidhi)

Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) advised, 'Seek protection from the punishment of the grave.' (Ibid)

It was the noble habit of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) to make du'a in Salat for protection from the punishment of the grave. May Allah Ta'ala save us, our families and the entire Ummah from the trials of the Qabr.
Question:
If a person declares verbally that so and so woman is his sister (in Urdu 'mu boly bhai behn'), can they meet and talk like real brother and sister?
Answer:
Please note that he will still be a non-mahram and talking to a non mahram, meeting with him or going out with this person is not allowed for her. She is required to observe complete Hijab with him. Islam does not encourage a relationship between a male and female who are
non-Mahram to each other.

Why is Hijab necessary?
http://islameasy.org/hijab.php
Question:
Husband is not very religious and in this 7 yrs he's abused me. I dont watch TV and dont allow my sons to watch, but my husband always wants to watch in front of them. My elder son is becoming hafiz so I am so worried about them, since my step-son keeps girlfriends, tells lies and also steals money from the house. My husband knows about it, but he doesnt do anything about it. I am so frustrated. I have started losing my temper alot. I get irritated over little things.

Answer:
This life is a one-time opportunity to achieve everlasting happiness in the life hereafter. Allah Almighty is showering countless blessings upon us every day. Every moment has a great potential to achieve high-ranks in
the court of our Creator. Every minute is like a gold coin. The heart and tongue are gifts from Allah to earn millions of rewards (Hasanaat) for the Akhirah.

Let’s view and ponder over this chart of good deeds

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Convert_Time2Gold.pdf

Every particle of the universe will be left behind, but every deed of a human being will be lifted for the life hereafter! Strong faith and good deeds bring peace and comfort in this life, peace in the grave and gardens
of Paradise in the hereafter. When people forget the purpose of life, many of them terminate their lives without hope. When the human being realizes the purpose of life, an ordinary person can become a means of spreading
guidance to hundreds of thousands of people. There are diamonds, gold,silver and pearls to be discovered inside human heart.

Paradise is a reality – with rivers of milk and honey, palaces of gold and silver, delicious food and fruits, beautiful spouse, always happy, always young, always healthy – a great kingdom forever and ever for an unending
enjoyment and bliss. Compete with each other to strengthen faith and excel in good deeds and hasten to seize every fleeting moment and turn into gold by a productive activity; sow seeds today to reap a rich harvest tomorrow
and rush at the available opportunity before it is lost for good.

Only Allah knows what is beneficial for us. He is All Wise, All Merciful. Allah loves us more than seventy mothers do. Difficulties and trials can become a means of raising our status and earn countless reward. Allah says in the Qur’an: (interpretation of the meaning):

“..Truly the steadfast will be paid their recompense without
limit“[Az-Zumar, 10].

Abu Saeed Al-Khudri and Abu Hurairah (RA) narrate that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Whenever a Muslim faces fatigue, illness, worry, grief, hurt and sorrow, even gets pricked by a thorn, Allah in lieu of his sufferings removes his sins.” (Bukhari)

"Our anxieties, depression and worries are all created because we first make the decisions and then expect Allah Ta'ala to conform; whereas what we plan and decide is subject to Allah Ta'ala's confirmation." [‘Cure for
depression’ by Shaykh Yunus Patel]

Islam is a complete way of life and offers a real solution to every problem. Here are some steps one may take to cure depression and laziness,insha Allah.

Love of Allah:
--------------------
The human heart is the center of emotions and feelings. It dictates what it desires and works in collaboration with mind to act as a platform of good or evil. The human heart also has hidden treasures of matchless jewels. If found and applied, we can become beloved of Allah. Imagine a
believer (sister) who always remembers and seeks help from her Creator, praises Allah by her tongue, in her heart, expresses gratitude for His bounties, is patient in hardships. She supplicates in all earnestness and always has good intentions.

Our real love should be for Allah. We love someone due to beauty and excellence, perfectness in knowledge and generosity, loving and caring treatment for us. If we look around and think about the blessings Almighty Allah is showering on us, we will love Him.

He is Allah, besides him there is no god, the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen. He is the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. He is Allah, besides him there is no god, the King, the Holy, the One Free from all defects, the Giver of security, the Watcher over His creatures, the
All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allah! (High is He) above all that they associate as partners with Him. He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor of all things, the Bestower of forms. To Him belong the Best Names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorify Him. And
He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.[Al-Qur’an, 59: 22-24]
Tau’bah (Repentance):

Depression is caused by displeasing Almighty Allah. When a person transgresses the Laws of Allah, he/she is inflicted with various types of harms such as depression. It is for this reason Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said Whoever makes Istighfaar in abundance, Allah will make a way out for him from every difficulty, free him from depression and anxiety and Allah will grant him sustenance from avenues he will not imagine.

“Why should Allah punish you if you have thanked (Him) and have believed in Him. And Allah is Ever All Appreciative (of good), All Knowing.” [An-Nisa 147]

Here is an excellent article on "Tawba & Istaghfaar – Repentance and seeking forgiveness"
http://www.islameasy.org/K202_Tawba.php

Therefore, the depressed person should repent for the past and turn his/her attention to Allah. Focus on pleasing Allah by fulfilling all His commands and He will grant you ease, peace and satisfaction of the heart, mind and soul. In the Zikr (obedience) of Allah is complete tranquility
and peace. Allah is the controller of all situations. If a person is in any difficulty, Allah is the only being that would assist him in coming out of that difficulty. Therefore, turn to Allah and He will take care of all your problems and misfortunes.

Emaan and righteous deeds:
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“Whoever works righteousness — whether male or female — while he (or she)is a true believer , verily, to him We will give a good life (in this world with respect, contentment and lawful provision), and We shall pay them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do (i.e. Paradise in the Hereafter)” (al- Nahl 16:97 )

Allah tells us and promises us that whoever combines faith with righteous deeds will have a good life and a good reward in this world and in the Hereafter.Seeking help with patience and prayer:

Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And seek help in patience and Salah.

Daily T
Question:
I get really bad migranes and i have a 2 year old son, live with my in laws and husband. My husbands cousin normally comes in the evenings and my husband stays up with him quite late. Normally he does not help me with the child when he is at home but since I get really bad migranes I need help with my son, who should have first priority his cousin or me and our son?
Answer:
May Allah bless you with best of health and prosperity, Ameen.

Sister, I totally understand your situation, you may seek help of Allah through Salaatul Haajah. Please check on the main page for the method of performing it. http://Islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

Marriage is an institute which can be as firm as a rock or weak as a thread, it is up to the partners to make it either one. We have to learn to be tolerant of each other for the pleasure of Allah “Do not go by the book of ‘My Rights’. Go by the book of Love, Ihsaan and khidmat. In other words, if every person goes out of his or her way to fulfill the rights of others, instead of demanding his or her own rights, or goes a step further than just fulfillment of rights, i.e. he or she goes out of his or her way to be kind, caring, loving and forgiving, then automatically this world will become a paradise.

The unfortunate part is that the husband opens the chapter of his rights and the wife opens the chapter of her rights. The parents open the chapter of their rights, and the children, of their rights. The teacher, his rights and the pupils, their rights, and then everyone demands fulfillment
of these rights.

No doubt, rights have been declared so that no person should stop short of their fulfillment, but you cannot have a peaceful society if there is just demand for rights and no fulfillment of corresponding obligations.”

(Hedyatus Saalikeen, selected quotes by Shaykh Yunus Patel, 1998, South Africa)

You can recite Ayat 21 of Surah Rome [Qur’an 30: 21]

Besides this you should read YA Wadoodo and YA Salaamo 21 times everyday.

Kindly review some of the advices on “Happy Marriage – Living with Peace and Harmony at Home” at our main page
http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php .
Question:
sister saw a bad dream
Answer:
Don’t worry, Insha Allah everything will be fine. Dreams can be interpreted but all of them are not meaningful.
Another thing is that, make a habit of sleeping in the sunnah way, for example making wudhu before going to bed, sleep on your right side,keeping right palm under right cheek, recite Kalimas, Duas, Ayatul Kursi and Qul.
Question:
a. My husband does not want to show that he loves me but I love him a lot. My in-laws always try to make him to misunderstand me. I need some duas that he will take care of me.

b. My husband earns nice money (means enough to fufil our needs). Since 3 years he is always saying "I dont have money,.. "why are you asking it" He spends lot of time with his friends. I think he is spending with them.what i should do. I also need wazifa so that he leave is friends and cricket or at least lessen it

Answer:
Marriage is a great Sunnah whilst divorce is disliked by Allah. Rasul sallallahu alaihi wa sallam has said that if a woman asks for a divorce for no reason, then the smell of paradise is forbidden for her [Tirmidhi].

It is the responsibility of both husband and wife to give 100% effort to make their marriage successful and their home peaceful and Islamic. Divorce is permissible only as a last resort.

Ask yourself the reason of your husband's mistrust. Is this his personality? If so, resort to patience, Salaah and Du'a. In most cases,this is because of his lack of confidence, therefore always reassure him of your love for him. If your husband does not trust you because of a
previous error, then seek to regain his love and confidence by displaying your love for him, regret (on the mistake), and make commitment to the marriage. Be ever cautious of not repeating the same error that had caused the problem.

In any case, do not leave the home without his permission. Do not visit places he dislikes etc. Insha Allah, with patience, Du'a and effort your husband will come to trust you.

Serving your husband is an ibadah. Abu Hurairah narrated that the Rasul sallahu alaihi wasallam said, "If a women prays her five daily prayers,fasts the month of Ramadhaan, guards her chastity and obeys her husband,it will be said to her, "Enter paradise from whichever of the gates of
Paradise you wish"

May Allah Ta'ala help and guide us in our decisions and actions. Ameen!

InshaAllah, with your effort and good character, your spouse will feel like doing the same.

You can recite Ayat 21 of Surah Rome [Qur’an 30: 21]

Besides this you should read YA Wadoodo and YA Salaamo 21 times every day.

May Allah will make it easy for you. Ameen!

Kindly review some of the advices on
“Happy Marriage – Living with Peaceand Harmony at Home” at our main page
http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php
Question:
If a woman likes someone and wants marriage with him but their is so many famaliy and social problems in their marrige & they can not do so in their whole life. The female prayer her whole life for marriage with him then she
died what reward Allah gives her? Will she get that person in heaven same she likes in this world?

Answer:
1. A Hadith states: A Muslim's du'a is accepted in one of the 3 ways, a)Either he is given what he asked for, b) It is delayed to the future or c)he is rewarded in the hereafter.

2. Hadith: When a person goes to Jannah and sees his rewards, he will ask Allah as to what caused him to receive such great rewards. Allah Ta'ala will reply that these are the rewards of all those du'as that were not accepted, conferred to you in the world. The Jannati will then desire that all his du'as should have not been accepted in the world (due to the great rewards received in lieu of those du'as that were not accepted).

3. Allah Ta'ala removes difficulties of the person. Hence, our belief is that Allah is Hakeem - All-Wise - whatever He does is full of wisdom. One major cause of duas not being accepted is when one's income is earned through haram avenues and means. One should not lose hope and faith in
Allah. Rather, continue making dua.

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php
Question:
Sister committed a sin, but she has truly repented.
Answer:
We received your question details with grief and sorrow. May Allah accept your repentance and guide you in your situation.

Tau’bah (Seeking Forgiveness)
===========================
Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala), the all-Merciful and all-Forgiving, declares in the Holy Qur’an:

“Say: O My slaves who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Qur’an 39:53

It is the nature of mankind to be forgetful and to commit sins. However, Allah has given us the ability to rectify ourselves by turning to Him and begging for His forgiveness. Our mountains of evil deeds are nothing
before the vast ocean of the mercy of Allah.

Abu Dhar RadiyAllahu `anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam in a Hadith Qudsi (a hadith in which the Blessed Prophet s quotes Allah) said: “Indeed Allah the Almighty and Majestic says:

“O My slave! Verily, as long as you worship Me and have hope in Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done; O My slave! If you meet Me with an earthful of sins, but do not associate any partner with Me, I would grant you a forgiveness as great as the whole world.” (Musnad Ahmad)

Committing sins may make you sorrowful, depressed and deeply disappointed with yourself. But if you return to Allah with a few tears and beseech Him for mercy, He will certainly forgive you. There is no other door to knock to solve our issues. None can forgive sins except Him. He calls us to the abode of peace (Paradise); He is the Almighty who hides our faults and He alone can replace our bad deeds with good deeds.

The door of repentance is always open for a person until he dies or until the sun rises from the west, whichever comes first. When something is a necessity Allah provides it in abundance like air and water. Since we are always sinful and negligent of Allah and Satan and the self are always
inciting us towards evil, therefore tau’bah is provided in abundance so we can turn back to Allah.

Allah has created a solution to every sickness even if it may be the poison of a snake. Satan and sins are a major sickness and the cure for it is in tau’bah and istighfar, crying in front of Allah with deep regret in the heart.

Whenever our tau’bah breaks we should make tau’bah again. Some people despair and think they are sinners and will go to Hellfire. Tau’bah is so powerful that it can take a person from the lowest levels of Hellfire and raise him to the highest levels of Paradise.

Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala), the Lord of Mercy, puts mercy in the hearts of every mother in the world by which they love and care for their children. We make mistakes but Allah overlooks our faults. Our worship and good deeds are not perfect but Allah accepts them and multiplies the reward.

Kindly study these articles.

The importance of Taubah:
http://islameasy.org/Taubah_Benefits.php
Question:
My question is regarding Ramadan. The fasts which I have missed, how do I make them up. Can we fast and make them up during anytime of the year before next ramadan? And also I'm unsure of what time to open the fast for iftari and also when to close the fast?

Answer:
You can make up your missed fasts during anytime of the year (outside Ramadan) except for forbidden dates i.e. the day of Eid ul fitr (1st Shawwal) and 4 days of Eid ul adha (10th, 11th, 12th, 13th).
You will start your fast before fajr time starts in your area and then you will break your fast at your Maghrib time.
Question:
I am in my 2nd year of college,inshaAllah i wanted to go univerisity next year. I want a wazeefa to get in this field and have succees in my studies.
Answer:
You may read 2 Rakah of Nafl Salah, with intention of Salatul Hajat. This is performed like any other Salaah. After the Salaah, you should recite the following Dua. You may print these pages from web and recite fromprinted pages or from computer after the Salaah. It is not required to memorize these Dua or read it inside Salaah.

Salat-ul Hajat:

The method is described at http://islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php
Question:
1) When I am on my period a few days later there is no blood, yet there brown discharge. Can I pray even though there is no blood but still there is brown discharge can i pray?

2) Can I touch a dua supplication book it has Arabic and English explanation in it?

Answer:
1) Yes sister, you have to wait till you have only white/off white discharge. Please note that there is no maximum limit for tahir (paak)time between two menses however, the minimum period of haiz (periods) is three days and three nights and the maximum period is ten days and ten
nights. Blood which flows for less than three days and three nights is not haiz but it is referred to as istehaaza (flowing of the blood out of the normal period).

This happens on account of some sickness or weakness of the body. If blood flows for more than ten days and then nights then all those days beyond ten days will be regarded as istehaaza.

The rule in regards to istehaaza is the same as for the one whose nose bleeds continuously. Such a woman should offer her salaat, fast, and should not leave out these. It is also permissible to have sexual relation with her husband.

A person who is facing istehaaza undergoes the same proceedure as a mazur. This woman is to make wudu at the time of every salaat. As long as that salaat time remains her wudu will remain, she can read the salaat of that time and read Quran just as anyone else. However, if apart from this bleeding some other matter crops up which causes her wudu to break, then her wudu will break and will have to repeat the wudu. (Bahishti Zewar 72,100)

You can also check the following: A gift for the Daughters of the Ummah – (topics on Purity and Tahara, what every Muslim sister should know)
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Tuhfatul_Banaat.pdf

2. If your question is regarding touching a dua book while you are in state of menstruation, yes it is allowed to touch these kinds of books.
Question:
is it acceptable to offer Salah(namaz) if clothes have breast milk on them,its been bothering me.
Answer:
Yes, it is allowed to offer Salah (namaz) even if clothes have breast milk on them.
Question:
[Sister and family was going through hardships in life and committed sins]
Well, I am a very bad muslim. I have the worst past in my life....I want to be close to Allah, I wish I was closer to Allah. But I am not, I dont deserve ..
....
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity…. May Allah guide you to right path! Ameen!

Allah is All Wise, All Merciful. Allah loves us more than seventy mothers do. Difficulties and trials can become a
means of raising our status and earn countless reward. Allah says in the Qur’an: (interpretation of the meaning):

“..Truly the steadfast will be paid their recompense without limit“[Az-Zumar, 10].

Tau’bah (Seeking Forgiveness)
===========================
Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala), the all-Merciful and all-Forgiving, declares in the Holy Qur’an:

“Say: O My slaves who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Qur’an 39: 53

It is the nature of mankind to be forgetful and to commit sins. However, Allah has given us the ability to rectify
ourselves by turning to Him and begging for His forgiveness. Our mountains of evil deeds are nothing before the vast ocean of the mercy of Allah.

Abu Dhar RadiyAllahu `anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam in a Hadith Qudsi (a hadith in
which the Blessed Prophet s quotes Allah) said: “Indeed Allah the Almighty and Majestic says:

“O My slave! Verily, as long as you worship Me and have hope in Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done;
O My slave! If you meet Me with an earthful of sins, but do not associate any partner with Me, I would grant you a
forgiveness as great as the whole world.” (Musnad Ahmad)

Committing sins may make you sorrowful, depressed and deeply disappointed with yourself. But if you return to
Allah with a few tears and beseech Him for mercy, He will certainly forgive you. There is no other door to knock
to solve our issues. None can forgive sins except Him. He calls us to the abode of peace (Paradise); He is the

Almighty who hides our faults and He alone can replace our bad deeds with good deeds.
The door of repentance is always open for a person until he dies or until the sun rises from the west, whichever

comes first. When something is a necessity Allah provides it in abundance like air and water. Since we are
always sinful and negligent of Allah and Satan and the self are always inciting us towards evil, therefore tau’bah
is provided in abundance so we can turn back to Allah.

Allah has created a solution to every sickness even if it may be the poison of a snake. Satan and sins are a major
sickness and the cure for it is in tau’bah and istighfar, crying in front of Allah with deep regret in the heart.

Whenever our tau’bah breaks we should make tau’bah again. Some people despair and think they are sinners
and will go to Hellfire. Tau’bah is so powerful that it can take a person from the lowest levels of Hellfire and raise him to the highest levels of Paradise.

Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala), the Lord of Mercy, puts mercy in the hearts of every mother in the world by which they love and care for their children. We make mistakes but Allah overlooks our faults. Our worship and good deeds are not perfect but Allah accepts them and multiplies the reward.

Good manners - observe complete Hijab, make Isteghfar, increase time for Dua.

Kindly read this articles on our site and listen to lectures to increase your knowledge.

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

You may send new questions if more advice is needed.
Question:
1) What should I be studying to convert (to Islam)?
2) Since I can not read Arabic, How do I learn the prayers in Arabic? (in Phonetic version?)
3) How do I learn about Female Muslims dress, cooking & clture?
Answer:
Thank you very much for your interest in practicing Islam. May Allah guide you to the right path, Ameen!

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1) What should I be studying to convert?
----------------------------------------------------------

As you have decided to practice Islam without any compulsion, the first step is to recite the Shahadah (testimony of faith). It is recommended to take a bath or ablution to achieve purity. Here are the statements in arabic, transliteration and translation you could recite:
------------------------------------------------------------LA ILAHA ILLAL LAHU MUHAMMADUR RASOOL ULLAH

Translation: There is no one worthy of worship except Allah, and Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the Messenger of Allah.”

ASH HADU A(N) LLA ILAHA ILLAL LAHU WA ASH HADU AN-NA MUHAMMADAN AB DUHOO WA RASOO LUH

Translation: I testify that none is worthy of worship but Allah, and I testify that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is
His servant and His Messenger.

“AAMANTU BILLAHI KAMA HUWA BI ASMAA’ IHEE WA SIFATIHEE WA QABILTU JAMEEA – AHKAMIHEE”

Translation: I believe in Allah as HE is with all His Names and Attributes and I accept all His Commands.

“AAMANTU BILLAHI WA MALAA I-KA TIHEE WA KUTUBIHEE WA RUSULIHEE WAL YAUMIL AAKHIRI WAL QADRI KHAIRIHEE WA SHARRIHEE MINAL- LAHI TA’ALA WAL BA’THI BA’DAL MAUT “

Translation: I believe in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Prophets, the Day of Judgment, and in the fact that fate,
good or bad, is from Allah, and in the resurrection after death.

Learning the basics of Islam:
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Kindly learn the first few expressions on this page
http://islameasy.org/pdf/Expressions1.pdf

What is said in the Muslim Prayer? (English Translation)
http://islameasy.org/What-Muslim-Prayer.php

Purity:
=====
Before prayer, a new Muslim should take a complete bath with intention to be clean from all impurities. The bath
will include thorough gargling (passing water into and out of the mouth) and putting water into the nostrils.

Basic Duties (Five Pillars of Islam):
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1. Emaan (To firmly believe in the heart and declare as described above)
2. Salat (To pray five times a day)
3. Zakat (Paying charity if financially capable)
4. Fasting (during the month of Ramadan)
5. Hajj (Pilgrimage to Makkah once in a lifetime if one can afford it)

A person who accepts Islam is called a Muslim. It means one who surrenders’. A Muslim is required to do all that
Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him) have asked to do, and to keep from doing things which Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him) have told not to do.

This is a quick booklet you may start reading to learn the basics
Gift for New Muslims http://islameasy.org/pdf/Gift_NewMuslims_Print.pdf

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2) Since I can not read Arabic, How do I learn the prays Arabic? (in Phonetic version?)
-----------------------------------------------------------

Initially, first few prayers, you may pray by reciting short Arabic words given in the beginning of this page:

Islamic Manners and Expressions
http://islameasy.org/pdf/Expressions1.pdf

Slowly, you may learn a few more items from the Salah book:
http://islameasy.org/pdf/salaah.pdf

This page is your Prayer resource, with audio, hand-out and additional material:
http://islameasy.org/prayers-salaat.php

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3) How do I learn about Female Muslims dress, cooking & clture?
------------------------------------------------------------Muslim Women's Dress
http://islameasy.org/pdf/Muslim%20Women's%20Dress%20Brochure.pdf

For Cooking, make sure the food and ingredients are Halal.
http://islameasy.org/Guide-to-Muslim-Food.php

Do you have a nearby Islamic Center which is easy for you to visit? Usually, they have sisters-area where you can
meet and learn from sisters.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional questions.
Question:
1) What should I be studying to convert?
2) Since I can not read Arabic, How do I learn the prayers in Arabic? (in Phonetic version??)
3) How do I learn about Female Muslims dress, cooking & clture?
Answer:
Thank you very much for your interest in practicing Islam. May Allah guide you to the right path, Ameen!

----------------------------------------------------------
1) What should I be studying to convert?
----------------------------------------------------------

As you have decided to practice Islam without any compulsion, the first step is to recite the Shahadah (testimony of faith). It is recommended to take a bath or ablution to achieve purity. Here are the statements in arabic, transliteration and translation you could recite:
------------------------------------------------------------LA ILAHA ILLAL LAHU MUHAMMADUR RASOOL ULLAH

Translation: There is no one worthy of worship except Allah, and Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the Messenger of Allah.”

ASH HADU A(N) LLA ILAHA ILLAL LAHU WA ASH HADU AN-NA MUHAMMADAN AB DUHOO WA RASOO LUH

Translation: I testify that none is worthy of worship but Allah, and I testify that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is
His servant and His Messenger.

“AAMANTU BILLAHI KAMA HUWA BI ASMAA’ IHEE WA SIFATIHEE WA QABILTU JAMEEA – AHKAMIHEE”

Translation: I believe in Allah as HE is with all His Names and Attributes and I accept all His Commands.

“AAMANTU BILLAHI WA MALAA I-KA TIHEE WA KUTUBIHEE WA RUSULIHEE WAL YAUMIL AAKHIRI WAL QADRI KHAIRIHEE WA SHARRIHEE MINAL- LAHI TA’ALA WAL BA’THI BA’DAL MAUT “

Translation: I believe in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Prophets, the Day of Judgment, and in the fact that fate,
good or bad, is from Allah, and in the resurrection after death.

Learning the basics of Islam:
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Kindly learn the first few expressions on this page
http://islameasy.org/pdf/Expressions1.pdf

What is said in the Muslim Prayer? (English Translation)
http://islameasy.org/What-Muslim-Prayer.php

Purity:
=====
Before prayer, a new Muslim should take a complete bath with intention to be clean from all impurities. The bath
will include thorough gargling (passing water into and out of the mouth) and putting water into the nostrils.

Basic Duties (Five Pillars of Islam):
-----------------
1. Emaan (To firmly believe in the heart and declare as described above)
2. Salat (To pray five times a day)
3. Zakat (Paying charity if financially capable)
4. Fasting (during the month of Ramadan)
5. Hajj (Pilgrimage to Makkah once in a lifetime if one can afford it)

A person who accepts Islam is called a Muslim. It means one who surrenders’. A Muslim is required to do all that
Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him) have asked to do, and to keep from doing things which Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him) have told not to do.

This is a quick booklet you may start reading to learn the basics
Gift for New Muslims http://islameasy.org/pdf/Gift_NewMuslims_Print.pdf

------------------------------
2) Since I can not read Arabic, How do I learn the prays Arabic? (in Phonetic version?)
-----------------------------------------------------------

Initially, first few prayers, you may pray by reciting short Arabic words given in the beginning of this page:

Islamic Manners and Expressions
http://islameasy.org/pdf/Expressions1.pdf

Slowly, you may learn a few more items from the Salah book:
http://islameasy.org/pdf/salaah.pdf

This page is your Prayer resource, with audio, hand-out and additional material:
http://islameasy.org/prayers-salaat.php

-----------------------
3) How do I learn about Female Muslims dress, cooking & clture?
------------------------------------------------------------Muslim Women's Dress
http://islameasy.org/pdf/Muslim%20Women's%20Dress%20Brochure.pdf

For Cooking, make sure the food and ingredients are Halal.
http://islameasy.org/Guide-to-Muslim-Food.php

Do you have a nearby Islamic Center which is easy for you to visit? Usually, they have sisters-area where you can
meet and learn from sisters.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional questions.
Question:
A. When I was schooling I was with non-Muslims. So I didn't live like a Muslim girl and didn't know islamic rules much, but now I am doing my Higher studies and
Understood about Islam and scare at it. So I started to pray 5 times and cover the hair, keep away from other sins such as listening music, watching Tv. But I don't Know much about Islam and I am worrying about it. Now I am
starting to search and Study. But still I have some mistakes in my behavior which I am trying to correct. Please give me a Dua for this and some advices please.

B. I am always getting insult by others because i don't kmow how to manage the things and I am not much intelligent, it hurts me lot. But I feel it is
a dunya (worldy life) and try to leave those worries. Please help me by giving some duas to make my life organized and to get respect by others without get
insulting in the Society, please help me.

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity…. Ameen! The Muslim Ummah regards you as an obedient daughter, a respected sister and a dignified woman in Islam!

This life is a one-time opportunity to achieve everlasting happiness in the life hereafter. Allah Almighty is showering countless blessings upon us everyday. Every moment has a great potential to achieve high-ranks in the court of our Creator. Every minute is like a gold coin. The heart and tongue are gifts from Allah to earn millions of rewards (Hasanaat) for the Akhirah.

Daily reading a book of good deeds helps in this situation. You may print a chapter of Muntakhab Ahadith (http://www.islameasy.org/quick_books.php) and read with your family for 10 minutes together. then make Dua.
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Emaan.pdf
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Belief_Hereafter.pdf

Please review our main page for Dua scripts.

Respected sister, kindly study the articles in sisters section of our site
http://islameasy.org/articles.php

Make a list of other sins/mistakes and try to stop from those, one by one.
If you are not sure, please ask.

Recommended readings:
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The following articles and booklets will inshaAllah help answer some of the questions which are frequently asked.

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

How should Every Muslim live through day and night?
http://www.islameasy.org/MuslimDailyLife.php

Prayer and Du’a - Strong connection with Allah
http://islameasy.org/index.php

A gift for the Daughters of the Ummah – (topics on Purity and Tahara, what every Muslim sister should know). by Jamiatul Ulama (KZN), Ta'limi Board, South Africa
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Tuhfatul_Banaat.pdf

Gift for New Muslims (Basics of Islam)
http://islameasy.org/pdf/Gift_NewMuslims_Print.pdf

Status of Woman in Islam by Shaykh Ahmed Abdul Mujeeb Qasmi (translated by Muhammad Owais Jafrey) http://www.islameasy.org/K225_WomenInIslam.php
Question:
I am living life without rest but know I want to live a peaceful life. I feel ashamed of myself .. please help me tell me any way to get excuse of my sins from Allah so that Allah forgive me .. and Allah Almighty should not reveal my sins to anyone and forgive me .. help me I want to get closer to my Allah.
Answer:
Please read these article on the importance of Taubah and cure for depression:
http://islameasy.org/Taubah_Benefits.php

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In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious and The Most Merciful

Tau’bah (Seeking Forgiveness)
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Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala), the all-Merciful and all-Forgiving, declares in the Holy Qur’an:

“Say: O My slaves who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Qur’an 39:
53

It is the nature of mankind to be forgetful and to commit sins. However, Allah has given us the ability to rectify ourselves by turning to Him and begging for His forgiveness. Our mountains of evil deeds are nothing
before the vast ocean of the mercy of Allah.

Abu Dhar RadiyAllahu `anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam in a Hadith Qudsi (a hadith in which the Blessed Prophet s quotes Allah) said: “Indeed Allah the Almighty and Majestic says:

“O My slave! Verily, as long as you worship Me and have hope in Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done; O My slave! If you meet Me with an earthful of sins, but do not associate any partner with Me, I would grant you a forgiveness as great as the whole world.” (Musnad Ahmad)

Committing sins may make you sorrowful, depressed and deeply disappointed with yourself. But if you return to Allah with a few tears and beseech Him for mercy, He will certainly forgive you. There is no other door to
knock to solve our issues. None can forgive sins except Him. He calls us to the abode of peace (Paradise); He is the Almighty who hides our faults and He alone can replace our bad deeds with good deeds.

The door of repentance is always open for a person until he dies or until the sun rises from the west, whichever comes first. When something is a necessity Allah provides it in abundance like air and water. Since we are always sinful and negligent of Allah and Satan and the self are always
inciting us towards evil, therefore tau’bah is provided in abundance so we can turn back to Allah.

Allah has created a solution to every sickness even if it may be the poison of a snake. Satan and sins are a major sickness and the cure for it is in tau’bah and istighfar, crying in front of Allah with deep regret in the heart.

Whenever our tau’bah breaks we should make tau’bah again. Some people despair and think they are sinners and will go to Hellfire. Tau’bah is so powerful that it can take a person from the lowest levels of Hellfire and raise him to the highest levels of Paradise.

Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala), the Lord of Mercy, puts mercy in the hearts of every mother in the world by which they love and care for their children. We make mistakes but Allah overlooks our faults. Our worship and good deeds are not perfect but Allah accepts them and multiplies the reward.
Question:
I pray all my prayers, fast and everything i'm suppost to do to become a better Muslim but there is one thing i'm not ready for hajib yet? Is that bad?
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

You have asked a question which is a very important part of our lives as Muslim women. We will try to answer it as simply as possible, Insha-Allah.

Allah says in Surah Ahzaab, verse 59 "Oh Prophet! tell your wives and daughters and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments (Jalaabeeb) over them, that is likelier that they be known and not harmed/annoyed......"

In order to understand a word in any language, we have to ask the experts of that language. The root word of "jalaabeeb" is "jalbab", which is used for things which cover completely.

Example: the darkness of night. When the darkness of night comes, there is no corner left which is bright, everything becomes covered in darkness. In the same way, jalbab is the garment that covers a woman from head to toe, with nothing left open. (Lisanul Arab,V 1 - Al muhalla V 3).

We will now quote the sahaaba (R.A) who have explained the jalbab to us so clearly, that theres no room for confusion anymore. Ibne Abaas (R.A.) says under the explanation of the above verse "Allah commanded Muslim women to
pull this sheet on top of them, to cover their bodies, except one eye, when it is necessary for them to come out of their homes."

Imam Mohammed ibn Seereen says," I asked Ubaidullah Salmani RA the meaning of this verse and how the jalbab was used, he demonstrated it to me, by pulling a sheet of cloth over his head to cover his body, leaving only one eye uncovered."

It should be remembered that the sahaaba/ companions of the prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam were the ones who witnessed the Qur'an being revealed, they witnessed how the prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam practiced on the verses revealed, who can give us better insight into following the Qur'an than the prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam and his
sahaaba?

And what about the wives of the prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam who are our role-models, how did they follow the verses of Quran? Aisha (R.A.) was the wife of Nabi Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam. Once, she was left
behind by the caravan while returning from a journey. When she realized this, she thought it best to remain exactly where she was, the prophet Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam will soon realize she is not with them and come back for her. A few miles behind this caravan was a sahaabi, Safwan
bin Mu'atal (R.A.), his job was to travel behind the caravan and pick upanything left behind. As he came closer, he noticed someone sleeping, when he realized it was Aisha (R.A.) he said loudly, innaa lilaahi wa innaa ilayhi raajioon, upon hearing his voice, Aisha (R.A.) says I got up from my sleep and immediately covered my face with my shawl. Safwan RA recognized her because he had seen her
before the verses of hijaab were revealed. But since the verses had been revealed, she now covered her face.

Alhamdolilaah, all praise is due to Allah, who has made Islam so perfect and just, that there is no difference between how we practice on it and how the wives of a prophet practiced on it. There is no different rulings
for different people. Every Muslim/ Muslimah is the same, the only difference is in taq'wa.

There are so many Aayaat and Ahaadith on this subject, that books have been written in great detail on it. We would like to end by saying that if covering the face was not necessary, just an option for women to choose from, then the other aayaat of hijaab wouldn't make sense. For example:

1. If women were free to uncover the face, why does Allah ask the men and women not to look at each other and lower their gazes. (Surah Noor)? How will we follow this command of Allah? If covering the face is not necessary, then neither should lowering the gaze.

2. If it was permissible to uncover the face, then why do we need permission before entering someone's home?
"Oh you who believe! enter not houses other than your own, until you have asked permission...." (Surah Noor)
This aayah is guarding the females of the home so that they are not looked upon by strange men.

3. Allah commands the women "... and make not a dazzling display (of yourselves), like the former times of ignorance...." (Surah Ahzaab) and also "...And tell the believing women that they lower their gaze and guard
their modesty and not display their beauty....." (Surah Noor).

Is the face not part of the beauty of a woman? In fact, it is a focal point of her beauty. I came across a survey last year which was conducted amongst the men. They were asked as to which parts of a female would first get their attention? 80% of them replied her face, eyes and lips would
attract them first, followed by her body.

4. Why would Allah command the men to ask for any need from behind a curtain? (Surah Ahzaab) If a woman can uncover her face then why not just ask her face to face?

5. If a woman's face is showing then a man would not be captured by her voice on first impulse. But when a woman's face and body are concealed, Allah has further commanded her not to be complacent/sweet in her speech with the males. (Surah Ahzaab)

Allah has made all these rules for the betterment of mankind, not to make us upset or miserable. Parents make rules and regulations in their homes because of the love they have for their children. If someone says that a
mother disciplines her child because of hatred or misery, we would say that its absurd. Similiarly, Allah knows what is best for us while our knowledge is limited. Our success lies in following the Quran and the Sunnah of our Rasool Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam.

We hope that this answers your question. For further detailed reading we would recommend the book "HIJAB"
(http://www.islameasy.org/hijab.php) by Dr. Mohammed Ismail Memon Madani.

Question:
.. I feel guilt regret I fear Allah with his punishments and I am sincerely sorry for what I did and I prayed to Allah to forgive me but am still groping sad, please can you help me am desperate what should i do?
Answer:
We received your question details with grief and sorrow. May Allah accept your repentance and guide you in your situation.

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In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious and The Most Merciful

Tau’bah (Seeking Forgiveness)
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Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala), the all-Merciful and all-Forgiving, declares
in the Holy Qur’an:

“Say: O My slaves who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Qur’an 39:53

It is the nature of mankind to be forgetful and to commit sins. However, Allah has given us the ability to rectify ourselves by turning to Him and begging for His forgiveness. Our mountains of evil deeds are nothing
before the vast ocean of the mercy of Allah.

Abu Dhar RadiyAllahu `anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam in a Hadith Qudsi (a hadith in which the Blessed Prophet s quotes Allah) said: “Indeed Allah the Almighty and Majestic says:

“O My slave! Verily, as long as you worship Me and have hope in Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done; O My slave! If you meet Me with an earthful of sins, but do not associate any partner with Me, I would grant you a forgiveness as great as the whole world.” (Musnad Ahmad)

Committing sins may make you sorrowful, depressed and deeply disappointed with yourself. But if you return to Allah with a few tears and beseech Him for mercy, He will certainly forgive you. There is no other door to
knock to solve our issues. None can forgive sins except Him. He calls us to the abode of peace (Paradise); He is the Almighty who hides our faults and He alone can replace our bad deeds with good deeds.

The door of repentance is always open for a person until he dies or until the sun rises from the west, whichever comes first. When something is a necessity Allah provides it in abundance like air and water. Since we are always sinful and negligent of Allah and Satan and the self are always
inciting us towards evil, therefore tau’bah is provided in abundance so we can turn back to Allah.

Allah has created a solution to every sickness even if it may be the poison of a snake. Satan and sins are a major sickness and the cure for it is in tau’bah and istighfar, crying in front of Allah with deep regret in the heart.

Whenever our tau’bah breaks we should make tau’bah again. Some people despair and think they are sinners and will go to Hellfire. Tau’bah is so powerful that it can take a person from the lowest levels of Hellfire and raise him to the highest levels of Paradise.

Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala), the Lord of Mercy, puts mercy in the hearts of every mother in the world by which they love and care for their children. We make mistakes but Allah overlooks our faults. Our worship and good deeds are not perfect but Allah accepts them and multiplies the reward.

Kindly study these articles.

1.
Cure for Pre-Marriage Love Relationship which does not lead to a Marriage
http://www.islameasy.org/Cure_PreRelations.php

2.
The importance of Taubah:
http://islameasy.org/Taubah_Benefits.php

Question:
My parents had searched a guy for me with whom i got along very well and started loving him trully. We got engaged also after knowing each other for 5 month but just within a month of our engagement he started avoiding me and
broke off the engagement. Its been 6 months now but till date i dont know why he did this. He just told he did not like my nature. I love him even today and cannot forget him. I am deeply hurt and just can’t concentrate in anything else in life

Answer:
Please review our main page for details on Dua http://islameasy.org/ . Hope for the best and ask Allah to bless you with a better match.

Respected sister, even if a man is engaged with a woman, he is still a non-Mahram until the actual Nikah is made. Meeting alone or going out with this person is not allowed for her. It is required to observe complete Hijab with him until the Nikah is done.

Islam does not encourage pre-marriage love relationships between a male and female who are non-Mahram to each other. There are limits in Islam regarding love relationships before marriage. Please read more in this article:
Cure for Pre-Marriage Love Relationship which does not lead to a Marriage
http://www.islameasy.org/Cure_PreRelations.php

You may read 2 Rakah of Nafl Salah, with intention of Taubah and Salatul Hajat. This is performed like any other Salaah.

After the Salaah, you should recite the following Dua. You may print these pages from web and recite from printed pages or from computer after the Salaah. It is not required to memorize these Dua or read it inside Salaah.

Taubah (from any act of disobedience and sins)
The method is described at http://islameasy.org/images/Treasures-Large/47.htm

Salat-ul Hajat
The method is described at http://islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

(Ask Allah to ease difficulty, clean the heart to focus on good deeds. Also ask Allah to show you if that person was really sincere to you or not).

You may study the following books and articles:

Cure for depression by Shaykh Yunus Patel
http://islameasy.org/pdf/Cure_for_Depression.pdf

Easy Road to Paradise - Golden deeds that lead to success - extracted from
a booklet in Urdu ‘Jannat ka Asan Rasta” by Shaykh Mufti Mohammad Rafi
Uthmani. http://www.islameasy.org/EasyRoad_Paradise.php]

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

Why is Hijab necessary?
http://islameasy.org/hijab.php
Question:
I have been very depressed and sad for the last few years.. I am a divorced woman and I liked someone very much but parents disagree completely. I have been praying constantly and asking duas, but I am losing hope completely .. My heart is broken and I am unable to find hope in life. This is also the second time that my heart has been broken, why am I being punished so bad?.
Answer:
This life is a one-time opportunity to achieve everlasting happiness in the life hereafter. Allah Almighty is showering countless blessings upon us every day. Every moment has a great potential to achieve high-ranks in
the court of our Creator. Every minute is like a gold coin. The heart and tongue are gifts from Allah to earn millions of rewards (Hasanaat) for the Akhirah.

Let’s view and ponder over this chart of good deeds
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Convert_Time2Gold.pdf
Every particle of the universe will be left behind, but every deed of a human being will be lifted for the life hereafter! Strong faith and good deeds bring peace and comfort in this life, peace in the grave and gardens
of Paradise in the hereafter. When people forget the purpose of life, many of them terminate their lives without hope. When the human being realizes the purpose of life, an ordinary person can become a means of spreading
guidance to hundreds of thousands of people. There are diamonds, gold, silver and pearls to be discovered inside human heart.

Paradise is a reality – with rivers of milk and honey, palaces of gold and silver, delicious food and fruits, beautiful spouse, always happy, always young, always healthy – a great kingdom for ever and ever for an unending
enjoyment and bliss. Compete with each other to strengthen faith and excel in good deeds and hasten to seize every fleeting moment and turn into gold by a productive activity; sow seeds today to reap a rich harvest tomorrow
and rush at the available opportunity before it is lost for good.

Only Allah knows what is beneficial for us. He is All Wise, All Merciful. Allah loves us more than seventy mothers do. Difficulties and trials can become a means of raising our status and earn countless reward. Allah says in the Qur’an: (interpretation of the meaning):

“..Truly the steadfast will be paid their recompense without
limit“[Az-Zumar, 10].

Abu Saeed Al-Khudri and Abu Hurairah (RA) narrate that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Whenever a Muslim faces fatigue, illness, worry, grief, hurt and sorrow, even gets pricked by a thorn, Allah in lieu of his sufferings removes his sins.” (Bukhari)

"Our anxieties, depression and worries are all created because we first make the decisions and then expect Allah Ta'ala to conform; whereas what we plan and decide is subject to Allah Ta'ala's confirmation." [‘Cure for
depression’ by Shaykh Yunus Patel]

Islam is a complete way of life and offers a real solution to every problem. Here are some steps one may take to cure depression and laziness, insha Allah.

Love of Allah:
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The human heart is the center of emotions and feelings. It dictates what it desires and works in collaboration with mind to act as a platform of good or evil. The human heart also has hidden treasures of matchless jewels. If found and applied, we can become beloved of Allah. Imagine a
believer (sister) who always remembers and seeks help from her Creator, praises Allah by her tongue, in her heart, expresses gratitude for His bounties, is patient in hardships. She supplicates in all earnestness and
always has good intentions.

Our real love should be for Allah. We love someone due to beauty and excellence, perfectness in knowledge and generosity, loving and caring treatment for us. If we look around and think about the blessings Almighty Allah is showering on us, we will love Him.

He is Allah, besides him there is no god, the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen. He is the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. He is Allah, besides him there is no god, the King, the Holy, the One Free from all defects, the Giver of security, the Watcher over His creatures, the
All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allah! (High is He) above all that they associate as partners with Him. He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor of all things, the Bestower of forms. To Him belong the Best Names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorify Him. And
He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.[Al-Qur’an, 59: 22-24]
Tau’bah (Repentance):

Depression is caused by displeasing Almighty Allah. When a person transgresses the Laws of Allah, he/she is inflicted with various types of harms such as depression. It is for this reason Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said Who ever makes Istighfaar in abundance, Allah will make a way out for him from every difficulty, free him from depression and anxiety and Allah will grant him sustenance from avenues he will not imagine.

“Why should Allah punish you if you have thanked (Him) and have believed in Him. And Allah is Ever All Appreciative (of good), All Knowing.”
[An-Nisa 147]

Here is an excellent article on "Tawba & Istaghfaar – Repentance and seeking forgiveness"
http://www.islameasy.org/K202_Tawba.php

Therefore, the depressed person should repent for the past and turn his/her attention to Allah. Focus on pleasing Allah by fulfilling all His commands and He will grant you ease, peace and satisfaction of the heart, mind and soul. In the Zikr (obedience) of Allah is complete tranquility
and peace. Allah is the controller of all situations. If a person is in any difficulty, Allah is the only being that would assist him in coming out of that difficulty. Therefore, turn to Allah and He will take care of
all your problems and misfortunes.

Emaan and righteous deeds:
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“Whoever works righteousness — whether male or female — while he (or she) is a true believer , verily, to him We will give a good life (in this world with respect, contentment and lawful provision), and We shall pay
them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do (i.e. Paradise in the Hereafter)” (al- Nahl 16:97 )

Allaah tells us and promises us that whoever combines faith with righteous deeds will have a good life and a good reward in this world and in the Hereafter.

Seeking help with patience and prayer:

Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And seek help in patience and al-sal
Question:
a.
i get disturb with negative thoughts due to some past problems but i want to avoid and think good for every one what should i recite? I always feel worried for my kids?

b. I'm very confused and I want to know what duas I should read to become unconfused!? I'm unhappy because i am lost in life.. I feel like I'm going no where?

c. After and during my paryer (namaz) or reading quran as well as when I am reserching more about isalmic history, why do I have a fear of what is going to happen to me life after death. Does these sort of feelings and fearful thoghts means my emaan is not as strong as good Muslium should be?

Answer:
Please read these articles:

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Purpose_of_Life_flyer.pdf

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Cure_for_Depression.pdf

Please check on the main page for the method of performing Salatul Hajaat:
http://Islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php


[Editor’s note:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity…. Ameen!

This life is a one-time opportunity to achieve everlasting happiness in the life hereafter. Allah Almighty is showering countless blessings upon us everyday. Every moment has a great potential to achieve high-ranks in the court of our Creator. Every minute is like a gold coin. The heart and tongue are gifts from Allah to earn millions of rewards (Hasanaat) for the Akhirah.

Daily reading a book of good deeds helps in this situation. You may print a chapter of Muntakhab Ahadith (http://www.islameasy.org/quick_books.php) and read with your family for 10 minutes together, then make Dua.

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Emaan.pdf
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Belief_Hereafter.pdf

Please review our main page for Dua scripts.

Kindly read articles on our site and listen to lectures to increase your knowledge.]

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

May Allah make it easy for you. Ameen.

Question:
I want to know some dua for my husband who is a good human in every way but he is very fond of porn movies and morally bad things like dances, obscene songs.... its very hurting and sometimes push me into depression that it will cause ALLAH anger...now I am a mother of 1 month
old son ..i am more worried..plz tell me some dua of Wazifa that might help me in turning my husband’s heart away from these things and let him be a good muslim as ALLAH Talah wants us to be...

Answer:
Firstly:
do not feel too shy to speak to your husband and advise him about these matters, because speaking to him may be more beneficial and make it easier to find a solution. Exhort him and speak to him in an effective manner such as will reach his heart; remind him of the punishment and wrath of
Allah; the torment of Hellfire; remind him of the trust and the responsibility he has towards his wife and children, (as in the hadeeth):
“Each of you is a shepherd and each of you is responsible for his flock;
the man is the shepherd of his household and is responsible for those under his care.”

One of his rights over you is that you should tell him that what he is doing to you is a sin, and that watching these filthy movies is keeping him away from Allah and from remembering Him. Perhaps he will repent and pay heed to your words. Keep repeating that to him, with wisdom and paying attention to what is in your best interests. If he does not respond, then seek the help of someone who you think he will listen to, such as knowledgeable and righteous people, relatives, friends or anyone who may
have some influence over him.

Secondly:
Try to get him to listen to some effective tapes of khutbahs, speeches and lessons, directly or indirectly, and give him some Islamic books, so that maybe his heart will be opened to the truth.

Thirdly:
If none of this has any effect, then appoint an arbitrator from his family and an arbitrator from your family, who you think will be able, by their involvement, to improve the relationship between you and make him give up the evil things he is involved in. These arbitrators should be righteous people, in accordance with the words of Allah
(Interpretation of the meaning):

“If you fear a breach between them (the man and his wife),
appoint (two) arbitrators, one from his family and the other from hers; if they both wish for peace, Allah will cause their reconciliation. Indeed Allah is Ever All-Knower, Well-Acquainted with all things”
[al-Nisaa’ 4:35]

If these two arbitrators wish for peace, then we ask Allah to bring you back together in a good and proper manner and to reconcile you with the best relationship there can be between a husband and wife.

In this difficult situation, you must turn to Allah and seek His Help and ask for guidance to make the right decision. We remind you again that it is your duty to remind and advise this man in all situations.

Salat-ul Hajat http://islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php ]

Question:
[question summary: Husband does not feel attracted towards wife, while the wife suspect he is involved with another woman]
Answer:
Marriage is a great Sunnah whilst divorce is disliked by Allah. Rasul sallallahu alaihi wa sallam has said that if a woman asks for a divorce for no reason, then the smell of paradise is forbidden for her [Tirmidhi].

It is the responsibility of both husband and wife to give 100% effort to make their marriage successful and their home peaceful and Islamic. Divorce is permissible only as a last resort.

Ask yourself the reason of your husband's mistrust. Is this his personality? If so, resort to patience, Salaah and Du'a. In most cases, this is because of his lack of confidence, therefore always reassure him of your love for him. If your husband does not trust you because of a
previous error, then seek to regain his love and confidence by displaying your love for him, regret (on the mistake), and make commitment to the marriage. Be ever cautious of not repeating the same error that had caused
the problem.

In any case, do not leave the home without his permission. Do not visit places he dislikes etc. Insha Allah, with patience, Du'a and effort your husband will come to trust you.

Serving your husband is an ibadah. Abu Hurairah narrated that the Rasul sallahu alaihi wasallam said, "If a women prays her five daily prayers, fasts the month of Ramadhaan, guards her chastity and obeys her husband,
it will be said to her, "Enter paradise from whichever of the gates of Paradise you wish"

May Allah Ta'ala help and guide us in our decisions and actions. Ameen!

InshaAllah, with your effort and good character, your spouse will feel like doing the same.

You can recite Ayat 21 of Surah Rome [Qur’an 30: 21]

Besides this you should read YA Wadoodo and YA Salaamo 21 times every day.

May Allah will make it easy for you. Ameen!

Kindly review some of the advices on
“Happy Marriage – Living with Peaceand Harmony at Home” at our main page
http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php
Question:
1. Is wearing make up haram, such as foundation lip gloss eye liner e.c.t

2. Is wearing bangles haram , such as more than 10 ...

3. Is wearing henna mehndi haram....

Answer:
None of these things are haram.

[Editor’s note:
A wife can decorate herself for her husband.
However, a woman is required to observe complete Hijab in the presence of non-Mahram men. Review this book for details

Why is Hijab necessary?
http://islameasy.org/hijab.php ]
Question:
Is it allowed for a Muslim woman to plug eyebrow and remove hair on the face
Answer:
Since Prophet Mohammad Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam send laanat (cursed) at this act, a Muslim woman is not allowed to plug her eyebrows. However, she can remove hair from her face (like upper lips and cheeks).
Question:
Advise me about Salatul Tasbih. I have read that it is very beneficial to offer this salat every day, but I
have also read that it is bidah.

Answer:
Our Beloved Prophet Mohammed (Sallallaho Alihiwassallam) said to his uncle(father’s brother) Sayyiduna Abbass (may Allah be pleased with him) Oh Uncle, shall I not give you Shall I not grant you Shall I not award you Shall I not do mercy on you. When you do 10 things Allah will forgive your
Sins; of the future and of the past; new and old; those you have forgotten and those you did knowingly; big and small; hidden and revealed. Then he (Sallallaho Alihiwassallam) explained and taught the way to pray Salatul Tasbih and then said if you can pray this salah once a day [then do it], if you cannot pray once a day then every Friday, and even if this is not possible then once a month and even if this is not possible then once a year and even if this is not possible then at least once in a lifetime.
[Approximate translation of the meaning of narration in Abu’Dawood &Tirimzi, refer to books of Azkar and Dua for the Arabic text]
Question:
I have not been able to fast for years [due to sickness]. Now I find out from the doctor that i can fast and its been 5 years since I started my menses, so how do i make up all those fasts I didnt keep. Please explain in detail.
Answer:
Do not be scared, Insha Allah you can make up your fasts. Since this is winter time and the fasts will be shorter, you can start now. In the beginning it might seems hard but you will be done in no time insha Allah.
May Allah make it easy for you. Ameen.

[Editor’s note] For example, every year, in winter (when days are shorter), try to make up some fasts. Even if you fast two days every week, it will be 6-8 days per month and in 3-5 months you can cover missing fast for 1 Ramadan. If you are able to fast 2 days a week for 11 months (outside Ramadan), you can cover 2-3 years of previously mission Ramadan fasting.
Question:
What's the best dua for assistance with money issues?
Answer:
The prophet Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam said, I know of an ayah that if people were to hold on to it, it would suffice them "He who fears Allah, Allah will make an opening
for him, and grant him sustenance from sources he could never imagine, and Allah is sufficient for the one who puts his trust in him" (ibne maajah)
(The Hadith refers to an ayah of soorah Talaq)

It is narrated by Abu Hurairah RA that the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam said, Allah says,
If my servants are obedient to me, I would send down rain during the night and spread sunlight during the day and I will not make them hear the sound of thunder."(Ahmad)

Abu Darda RA says the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam said,"A person’s sustenance searches for him just as his death does" (hilyah)

We understand from the Quran and many ahadeeth, that trust and obedience of Allah is the key to increasing ones sustenance. This is because Allah is the one who owns the treasures of the skies and earth; it will only make sense to make our lives subservient to his commands.

One should remember that whatever is written for man, will reach him.

We should make sure that all our faraaid (compulsory) acts are in order, further, the best way of asking Allah for assistance is through Salaah. We should try not to become despondent or depressed, instead we should remember that Allah will increase our sustenance when the time is right.

Also ask your parents for their duas as there is great strength in the dua of a mother and father.

You can also recite "Hasbonallahu wa ni'mal wakeel" daily.
Question:
I want to know where in the Holy Quran is the punishment for not offering Salat provided.
Answer:
These are the following ayaat from Quran:

"What led you into Hell-Fire? They will say; 'We were not of those who prayed;' (The Noble Quran, 74:42-43)"

"So woe to the worshippers who are neglectful of their Prayers, those who (want but) to be seen (of men). (The Noble Quran, 107:4-6)"

"Enjoin prayer on thy people, and be constant therein. We ask thee not to provide sustenance: We provide it for thee. But the (fruit of) the Hereafter is for Righteousness. (The Noble Quran, 20:132)"

"The hypocrites--they think they are over-reaching Allah but He will over-reach them: When they stand up to Prayer, they stand without earnestness, to be seen of men, but little do they hold Allah in
remembrance. (The Noble Quran, 4:142)"

"Their eyes will be cast down--ignominy will cover them; seeing that they had been summoned aforetime to bow in adoration, while they were whole (and had refused). (The Noble Quran, 68:43)"

"So he gave nothing in charity, nor did he pray! (The Noble Quran, 75:31)"

"And when it is said to them, 'Prostrate yourselves!' they do not so. Ah woe, that Day, to the rejecters of Truth! (The Noble Quran, 77:48-49)"

Question:
For the last few year i have struggled in my life
i have also struggeld with my eyesight and hearing loss. now another problem has occured, i have visited the doctor but no improvements have been seen and i have also now suffered from acne. what do i do i pray for Allah to make me beautiful getting rid of the scars?
Answer:
1) Please check the home page of our website for detailed procedure on salaatul Haajat. Allah is the only one, who could make the impossible, possible. You should turn to Allah and ask him for all your needs.

2) You may recite these following duas:

wa yashfi sudoora qawmim-mumineen
Translation: And [God] shall heal the breast of the believers.
(at-Tawba,9:14)

Yaa ayyuhan-naasu qad ja’atkum maw`izhatum-mir rabbikum wa shifaul-limaa fis-sudoor, wa hudan wa rahmatun lil-mumineen

Translation: O Mankind, there has come to you a guidance from your Lord and a healing for (the diseases) in your hearts, and for those who believe a guidance and a mercy. (Yunus, 10:57)

3) You may recite these following verses of Quran 100 times after Isha, accompanying with durood shareef:

"Laqad Khalaqnal Insana fee Ahsani Taqweem" (Surah Teen, Verse 3) and
"..Anni Mughlobun Fantasir" (Surah Qamar, verse10)


Question:
I have had a bad cough for about 5 years. Sometimes while at prayer I begin to cough continuously causing my .. wudu to break.

Answer:
The rule in regards to Ma’zoor (she who can't keep her wudhu), such a woman should offer her Salaah as follows: This woman is to make wudu at the time of every Salah. As long as that Salah time remains her wudu will remain, she can read the Salah of that time and read Quran just as anyone else can. However, if apart from this problem some other matter crops up which causes her wudu to break, then her wudu will break and will have to repeat the wudu. (Bahisti Zewar[Heavenly Ornaments] by Shaykh Ashaf Ali
Thanvi -72,100)
Question:
I have been in a relationship with a guy .. now his father wants him to marry his sister in law's sister whereas he doesn’t want to. He loves me and I love him and I want to marry him. Please help me as I am getting psycho day by day.

Answer:
You should do Istikhara to find out whether that person is right for you or not. You can pray Salatul Istikhara when seeking guidance from Allah. This is a 2 rakah prayer followed by a Du'a.

The most preferred time for this prayer is the last portion of the night
before the fajr prayer. But you can pray it at other times too.
http://www.Islameasy.org/images/Treasures-Large/46.htm

It is an ibadah to seek help from Allah. We should not become despondent if our Dua's have not been answered. It may be that Allah Ta'ala has bestowed on us another bounty, or granted us relief from a difficulty, or a reward is given to us in the Akhirah in place of it. Alhamdulillah,
Allah Ta'ala always grants us what is best for us and we should not be hasty or ungrateful.

In addition, it is important to research and read books and articles on marriage so that we look for the qualities in a man that are pleasing to Allah Ta'ala. There are articles on this website too. Do read them and acquire the knowledge of Deen.

May Allah Ta'ala grant you a spouse that will be the coolness of your eyes. Ameen

Cure for depression
http://Islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

Cure for Pre-Marriage Love Relationship which does not lead to a Marriage
http://www.Islameasy.org/Cure_PreRelations.php
Question:
what exactly is considered to be istihaza?
Answer:
There is no maximum limit for tahir (paak) time between two menses however, the minimum period of haiz (periods) is three days and three nights and the maximum period is ten days and ten nights. Blood which flows for less than three days and three nights is not haiz but it is referred to as istehaaza (flowing of the blood out of the normal period).
This happens on account of some sickness or weakness of the body. If blood flows for more than ten days and then nights then all those days beyond ten days will be regarded as istehaaza.

The rule in regards to istehaaza is the same as for the one whose nose bleeds continuously. Such a woman should offer her salaat, fast, and should not leave out these. It is also permissible to have sexual relation with her husband.

A person who is facing istehaaza undergoes the same proceedure as a mazur. This woman is to make wudu at the time of every salaat. As long as that salaat time remains her wudu will remain, she can read the salaat of that
time and read Quran just as anyone else. However, if apart from this bleeding some other matter crops up which causes her wudu to break, then her wudu will break and will have to repeat the wudu. (Bahishti Zewar 72,100)

Question:
I recently I have come really close to Islam. and now i have come to know that the job I have is haram . I feel so much stress because of my haram job, I have come to know that Allah do not listen to that person whose earning is haram. I feel so much anxiety because of my haram job.
Should I keep my jobs and search for another job?

Answer:
Sister, you can keep this job while you are looking for a better one.As soon as you find a place where you can earn Halal then just quit this one.
Also please review the following articles:

Tau’bah (Seeking Forgiveness)
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Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala), the all-Merciful and all-Forgiving, declares in the Holy Qur’an:

“Say: O My slaves who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Qur’an 39:53]

It is the nature of mankind to be forgetful and to commit sins. However, Allah has given us the ability to rectify ourselves by turning to Him and begging for His forgiveness. Our mountains of evil deeds are nothing
before the vast ocean of the mercy of Allah.

Abu Dhar RadiyAllahu `anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam in a Hadith Qudsi (a hadith in which the Blessed Prophet s quotes Allah) said: “Indeed Allah the Almighty and Majestic says:

“O My slave! Verily, as long as you worship Me and have hope in Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done; O My slave! If you meet Me with an earthful of sins, but do not associate any partner with Me, I would grant you a forgiveness as great as the whole world.” (Musnad Ahmad)

Committing sins may make you sorrowful, depressed and deeply disappointed with yourself. But if you return to Allah with a few tears and beseech Him for mercy, He will certainly forgive you. There is no other door to knock
to solve our issues. None can forgive sins except Him. He calls us to the abode of peace (Paradise); He is the Almighty who hides our faults and He alone can replace our bad deeds with good deeds.

The door of repentance is always open for a person until he dies or until the sun rises from the west, whichever comes first. When something is a necessity Allah provides it in abundance like air and water. Since we are always sinful and negligent of Allah and Satan and the self are always
inciting us towards evil, therefore tau’bah is provided in abundance so we can turn back to Allah.

Allah has created a solution to every sickness even if it may be the poison of a snake. Satan and sins are a major sickness and the cure for it is in tau’bah and istighfar, crying in front of Allah with deep regret in the heart.

Whenever our tau’bah breaks we should make tau’bah again. Some people despair and think they are sinners and will go to Hellfire. Tau’bah is so powerful that it can take a person from the lowest levels of Hellfire and raise him to the highest levels of Paradise.

Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala), the Lord of Mercy, puts mercy in the hearts of every mother in the world by which they love and care for their children. We make mistakes but Allah overlooks our faults. Our worship and good deeds are not perfect but Allah accepts them and multiplies the reward.

Do not fall into minor sins. Minor sins leads to major sins the way a spark may start a fire and burn down a house. A believer should run away from sin as one runs away from a snake. Even a minor sin makes a true believer restless as if a mountain is above his head and is about to fall
on him and crush him.

Make a U-turn in life, wash off your slate of deeds – eliminate the bad deeds and protect your good deeds.

Method of making Tau’bah:
One should make sincere tau’bah to Allah for one's sins. The requisites of tau’bah are the following:

1. To immediately abstain from the sin.
2. To regret and wish one had never indulged in the sin.
3. To resolve to never commit the sin again.

4. If one have violated the rights of another person it is necessary to seek forgiveness from that person.

After making sincere tau’bah be confident in the acceptance of your tau’bah. Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala) is all-Merciful and all-Forgiving. He is always ready to accept the repentance of His sinful slaves. Allah says in Surah Al-e-Imran:

“And those who, when they have committed Fahishah or wronged themselves with evil, remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their sins - and none can forgive sins but Allah - And do not persist in what (wrong) they have
done, while they know.” [Al-Qur’an 3:135]

After repenting, one should try to live according to the will of Allah i.e. the Qur’an and Sunnah. This will bring the utmost peace and tranquility into one’s life.

Benefits of Tau’bah:
The Qur’an describes the story of Prophet Nuh (AS),

"I said (to them): Ask forgiveness from your Lord; Verily, He is Oft-Forgiving; He will send rain to you in abundance; And give you increase in wealth and children, and bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers. " [Surah Nooh ,chapter 71:10-12]

One who makes Tau’bah reestablishes his relationship with the Creator of the heavens and earth.
Question:
We have been living with my in laws for 3 years since we are married, and now we have a daughter 16 months old. I wish to move out and start my own family, but my husband is afraid to what his father would say or if his parents would be hurt. He is 30 years old. Should we still live with his
parents because his parents don't want him to move? his father is very strict and my husband always afraid of him and does not talk to him unless need be. sometimes he says he is not happy living at home.
Also he works for his fathers business for the past 8 years and when and if my husband tries to do something on his own, his father always stops him and does not let him do anything. should my husband still do what he wants to do, look for other means to earn so he can provide for our daughter and me? Should we move out even if his parents are not happy about it?

Answer:
We hope that this response reaches you in the best of health and Imaan.Ameen inshaAllah.

Islam teaches respect, sympathy and tolerance. Kind treatment of parents is a quality of the believer. The Quraan and Ahaadith are replete with rders and advices of being obedient to one's parents.

Allah states, "And worship Allah and do not ascribe any partner to Him and be favorable to parents." (Banu Israaeel).

Despite your father in law having enough property and a well balance, helping and giving to one’s parents will only increase the barakah in your life and sustenance. As long as you can afford to give financial aid to your father and still provide for your family, you should try your best
and give what you can to your father in law. InshaAllah, Allah Ta’ala will reward you for your kindness and obedience to your father in law and will only increase you in your status in this world and the hereafter.


Question:
Although i pray five times daily, and also have full faith in Allah, but sometimes, my faith tends to be shaken..and I (apear to) lose all my iman. can you please tell me any dua in order to strengthen my iman and be a good muslim
Answer:
This life is a one-time opportunity to achieve everlasting happiness in the life hereafter. Allah Almighty is showering countless blessings upon us everyday. Every moment has a great potential to achieve high-ranks in the court of our Creator. Every minute is like a gold coin. The heart and tongue are gifts from Allah to earn millions of rewards (Hasanaat) for the Akhirah.

Daily reading a book of good deeds helps in this situation. You may print a chapter of Muntakhab Ahadith (http://www.islameasy.org/quick_books.php) and read with your family for 10 minutes together. then make Dua.

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Emaan.pdf
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Belief_Hereafter.pdf

Kindly read articles on our site and listen to lectures to increase your knowledge.

Also, read Ta'leem-ul-Islam (Teachings of Islam) every chapter. Print the books and articles from our site and read togather with your family. Invite sisters from your neighbors to read these books, but do not engage in discussions or debates outside what is described in the books.

Here is an article on Taubah http://Islameasy.org/Taubah_Benefits.php

The following articles may also help you:
Tawba & Istaghfaar – Repentance and seeking forgiveness
http://Islameasy.org/K202_Tawba.php

Cure for depression
http://Islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

How should Every Muslim live through day and night?
http://www.Islameasy.org/MuslimDailyLife.php

Dua from Qur'an
http://www.Islameasy.org/Dua_from_Quran.php

Salaatul Haajah:
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It is narrated by Abdullah bin Obi owfaa RA that the Messenger of Allah said "Whoever has a need from Allah, or in relation to man, he should perform wudu in a complete and beautiful way, then offer 2 rakaahs of salah. He should then praise Allah and send Salawaat (durood) upon Nabi
sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, and then say:

"Laa ilaaha illallaahul haleemul kareem-subhaanallahi rabbil arshil azeem-wal hamdulilaahi rabbil aalameen -as aluka moojibaati rahmatik-wa azaaima maghfiratik-wal ghaneemata min kulli birr- was salaamati min kulli
ithm- laa tada' lanaa dhamban illaa ghafartah-walaa hamman illaa farrajtah-walaa haajatan hiya laka ridan illaa qadaytahaa -yaa arhamar rawhimeen" (Ibne Maajah-Tirmizi)

We learn from the Quraan and Sunnah that we should engage in Salaah for all our needs. The best time of offering optional prayers is in the last portion of the night, when the entire creation is in sleep and in a state
of neglect, this is a great time to earn the help and pleasure of Allah.
If one is unable to do this, he/she may offer Salaah at any other time,(aside from the makrooh times)

You can also recite Rabbi Zidni Ilma many times everyday.

Question:
Sister I am a very Religiouse woman… therefore I want to do what is right and what pleases allah.
My question is, both my husband and I live at my parent’s place, we lived here since we got married but now my husband is saying that he wants us to move to another state because he doesn't like my patents, and my parents
are refusing for me go. so can I follow my husband or stay with my parents?
Also can I make Salat-ul-Istikhara on this?

Answer:
Sister, in your situation, you have to listen to your husband. Also you may seek help of Allah through Salaatul Haajah. Please check on the main page for the method of performing it. http://Islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

Marriage is an institute which can be as firm as a rock or weak as a thread, it is up to the partners to make it either one. We have to learn to be tolerant of each other for the pleasure of Allah “Do not go by the book of ‘My Rights’. Go by the book of Love, Ihsaan and khidmat. In other words, if every person goes out of his or her way to fulfill the rights of others, instead of demanding his or her own rights, or goes a step further than just fulfillment of rights, i.e. he or she goes out of his or her way to be kind, caring, loving and forgiving, then automatically this world will become a paradise.

The unfortunate part is that the husband opens the chapter of his rights and the wife opens the chapter of her rights. The parents open the chapter of their rights, and the children, of their rights. The teacher, his
rights and the pupils, their rights, and then everyone demands fulfillment of these rights.

No doubt, rights have been declared so that no person should stop short of their fulfillment, but you cannot have a peaceful society if there is just demand for rights and no fulfillment of corresponding obligations.”

(Hedyatus Saalikeen, selected quotes by Shaykh Yunus Patel, 1998, South Africa)

You can recite Ayat 21 of Surah Rome [Qur’an 30: 21]

Besides this you should read YA Wadoodo and YA Salaamo 21 times everyday.

Kindly review some of the advices on “Happy Marriage – Living with Peace and Harmony at Home” at our main page
http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php
Question:
My husband used to love me a lot, but he does not care for me anymore plz tell me any surah so that he start loving me and show alot of care? and i always givee respect to my in lwas but they dont talk to me and my husband's father teaches him alot of wrong thing, please tell me so that they all won’t interfere in my life.

Answer:
Marriage is a great Sunnah and it is the responsibility of both husband and wife to give 100% effort to make their marriage successful and their home peaceful and Islamic.

Serving your husband is an ibadah. Abu Hurairah narrated that the Rasul sallahu alaihi wasallam said, "If a women prays her five daily prayers,fasts the month of Ramadhaan, guards her chastity and obeys her husband,it will be said to her, "Enter paradise from whichever of the gates of Paradise you wish"

May Allah Ta'ala help and guide us in our decisions and actions. Ameen!

InshaAllah, with your effort and good character, your spouse will feel like doing the same.

You can recite Ayat 21 of Surah Rome [Qur’an 30: 21]

Besides this you should read YA Wadoodo and YA Salaamo 21 times every day.

May Allah will make it easy for you. Ameen!

Kindly review some of the advices on
“Happy Marriage – Living with Peace and Harmony at Home” at our main page
http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php

Question:
[family did not have a child for 11 years]
Answer:
Granting children is the sole decree of Allah Ta'ala. Whilst many people yearn to have children, others grieve the disobedience of their children.
Often, we regard something as bad whilst it is good in the sight of Allah. However, Allah is the greatest gifter (Wahhaab).

Recite Prophet Zakariya Alaihisalam's dua (in the Holy Quran) "Rabbi habli mil ladunka zur-riatan tayebatan innaka sameeud dua" (Surah Ale Imran) as many times as possible after each Salah, InshAllah Allah tala will grant you with pious children.
Question:
how to pray tahajjud prayer?
Answer:
If the prayer is performed after one had slept then it is called Tahajjud, otherwise it is called Qiyam-al-lail.

The time of Tahajjud starts after obligatory prayer of Isha and extends till dawn. There is no specific time for this prayer so it may be performed at any time of night but the preferred time is the last third of the night.
There is no specific number of Rakahs of this night prayer.
Question:
my sister in law left my brother and took three children with her one and half year ago. Since then my brother did everything to bring her family back.
Please make duwa for my brother and send me some duwa so i
can pray for them too.

Answer:
One should also read these duas 11 times in morning and evening:
1) Rabbi inni maghlobun fan tasir
2) Rabbi inni lima anzalta ilayya min khairin faqeer
3) Recite last two ayats of Surah Tauba seven times daily

Please review our main page for Dua scripts.

May Allah will make it easy for you. Ameen

Question:
I love my cousin, my question is that is it right or wrong according to Islam becousee he also love me and wanna marry me but no one konws this except me and him!

Answer:
First of all, you should do istikhara to find out whether that person is right for you or not. you can pray Salatul Istikhara when seeking guidance from Allah. This is a 2 rakah prayer followed by a Du'a. The Dua's can be
found in Du'a books. A good Du'a book that has been translated in various languages is Al-Hisnul Haseen. The most preferred time for this prayer is the last portion of the night before the fajr prayer. But you can pray it
at other times too.

It is an ibadah to seek help from Allah. We should not become despondent if our Dua's have not been answered. It may be that Allah Ta'ala bestow on us another bounty, or grant us relief from a difficulty, or a reward is
given to us in the Akhirah in place of it. Alhamdulillah,
Allah Ta'ala always grants us what is best for us and we should not be hasty or ungrateful.

In addition, it is important to research and read books and articles on marriage so that we look for the qualities in a man that are pleasing to Allah Ta'ala. There are articles on this website too. Do read them and arm yourself with the knowledge of Deen.

May Allah Ta'ala grant you a spouse that will be the coolness of your eyes. Ameen!

Du'a for Istikhara:
http://www.islameasy.org/images/Treasures-Large/46.htm

Cure for Pre-Marriage Love Relationship which does not lead to a Marriage
http://www.islameasy.org/Cure_PreRelations.php
Question:
what shuld we do if we did istikharah even more then 7 tymes but still we had no dream then what to do now?
Answer:
Another Salaat that we suggest is Salaatul Hajat, which Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) told the Companions to perform when they are faced with a need. One should perform ablution in the Sunnah manner and then offer two rakaat of salaah with complete devotion. After this, one
should praise Allah with the recitation of His most glorious names, then recite Durood Sharief, and then recite the following dua:

La ilaha illalLahu-Haleemul-kareem. Subhana Allahi rabi el-`arshil `azeem. Al-Hamdulilahi rabbi il-`Alameen. As'aluka mujibati rahmatika, wa `aza'ima maghfiratika, wal-`ismata min kuli dhanb, wal ghaneemata min kuli birr,
was-salamata min kuli ithm. La tada` li dhanban illa ghafartahu,wala hamman illa farajtahu, wala hajatan hiya laka ridan illa qadaytaha ya arhama ar-rahimeen.

(There is no god but Allah, the Ever-Clement, the Most Generous. I celebrate the Glory of Allah, the Lord of the Magnificent Throne. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, Lord of the worlds. I beseech You, seeking that which will draw me closer to Your mercy, and that which will
make certain for me Your Forgiveness. O Allah, grant me protection against any sin, and a share of every virtue. Do not leave me a sin withoutforgiving it, a worry without relieving me of it, or a need that meets with Your pleasure without providing for it, O Most Merciful Lord.)

After reciting the above dua, beseech Allah Ta’ala regarding one’s needs and desires.

Question:
My nephew is 9 months mashallah. He isnt sleeping very well in the night, keep waking up every few hours screaming and crying. Was wondering if there is any surat we could read? He also seems to be ill all the time.

Answer:
May Allah bless his mother with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan,forgiveness, have mercy on her, elevate her status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

May Allah Ta'ala ease the present difficulty she is experiencing with her beloved little one, ameen. Some babies are just that way and they settle down eventually. Remember, her stage in Jannah are being raised with all
the patience (sabr) and care she have for her child. Her night has been turned into day and perhaps her days have been turned into night as her sleep pattern has been disrupted. Think about why it is that Nabi
(salallaahu alayhi wassallam) mentioned that a mother has preference of honor before a father. All her sacrifices are being noted by Allah Ta'ala.

You may recite these following duas for his health:

wa yashfi sudoora qawmim-mumineen
Translation: And [God] shall heal the breast of the believers. (at-Tawba,
9:14)

Yaa ayyuhan-naasu qad ja’atkum maw`izhatum-mir rabbikum wa shifaul-limaa fis-sudoor, wa hudan wa rahmatun lil-mumineen

Translation: O Mankind, there has come to you a guidance from your Lord and a healing for (the diseases) in your hearts, and for those who believe a guidance and a mercy. (Yunus, 10:57)

Question:
My baby is going for surgery straight after birth and at least 5 weeks in hospital for recovery.
Is there anything I can read to ensure good health for me and my baby and quick recovery time.

Answer:
You may recite these following duas for health:

wa yashfi sudoora qawmim-mumineen
Translation: And [God] shall heal the breast of the believers. (at-Tawba,9:14)

Yaa ayyuhan-naasu qad ja’atkum maw`izhatum-mir rabbikum wa shifaul-limaa fis-sudoor, wa hudan wa rahmatun lil-mumineen

Translation: O Mankind, there has come to you a guidance from your Lord and a healing for (the diseases) in your hearts, and for those who believe a guidance and a mercy. (Yunus, 10:57)

Please review our main page for additional Dua scripts.
Question:
I wanted guidance of what to teach, as inshallah I am opening a educational program for the ladies as none of them know how to recite the Quraan, also rulings and etiquettes concerning purity and other basics. I need a proper schedule I will be doing 2 hrs with them everyday.
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

InshaAllah, for the beginner’s class, you may devote some time for Taleem - reading a book of virtues like “Muntakhab Ahadith”, then make small Halaqas for learning Quran recitation. Then you may have a session on Basics of Islam, customized separately for groups of children, sisters or elders. You may end the class by reciting Dua and give reading/writing/memorizing homework to students. Once they learn a topic, you may have short question-answer session (Quiz) and give small prizes to encourage their learning competition. Make special Dua for all your students after prayers.

The following articles and booklets will inshaAllah help you teach the basics of Islam. If a book is not available in English, Urdu or desired language, you may contact your local bookstore for a printed book.

Part A. Virtues of Good Deeds
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Muntakhab Ahadith (selected Ahadith - includes Arabic text and references)

Emaan - Belief in Allah http://islameasy.org/pdf/Emaan.pdf

Belief in the Unseen http://islameasy.org/pdf/Belief_Unseen.pdf

Hereafter http://islameasy.org/pdf/Belief_Hereafter.pdf

Virtues of Prayers (Salah) http://islameasy.org/pdf/Prayers_Salah.pdf

Virtues of Knowledge http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/MA_Virtues_Ilm.pdf

Virtues of the noble Qur'an http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/MA_Virtues_Quran.pdf


Part B. Quran learning (Recitation and Tajweed)
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http://islameasy.org/quran-learning.php

Memorizing and listening to 10 short Surahs for prayers

Noorani Reader Quran Tajweed booklet

Tajweed for Beginners

Memorizing additional Surahs from Juz-30 (Amma Para)

Part C. Belief, Purity (Taharah) and Salah
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Gift for New Muslims (Basics of Islam) http://islameasy.org/pdf/Gift_NewMuslims_Print.pdf

Ta'leem-ul-Islam (Teachings of Islam)
Part -1 http://islameasy.org/pdf/taleem1c.pdf
Part -2 http://islameasy.org/pdf/taleem2c.pdf
Part -3 http://islameasy.org/pdf/taleem3c.pdf
Part -4 http://islameasy.org/pdf/taleem4c.pdf

A gift for the Daughters of the Ummah – (topics on Purity and Tahara, what every Muslim sister should know). http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Tuhfatul_Banaat.pdf

Practical guide to Purity and Salah http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/PurityGuide.pdf

Salaah http://islameasy.org/pdf/salaah.pdf

Elementary Teachings of Islam by Shaykh Adul-Aleem Siddiqui

Taleem-ul Haque by scholars of South Africa http://www.markazulmaarif.org/Download/default.asp

Heavenly Ornaments (translation of Urdu book ‘Behishti Zewar’) by Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanvi


Part D. Sunnah and Manners
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The Ways of the Holy Prophet MUHAMMAD (Uswai Rasool-e-Akram) Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam by Dr. Abdul Hai Aarfi

Beautiful Sunnats of the Beloved Nabi (Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam) by Shaykh Hakeem Akhtar
http://islameasy.org/pdf/BeautifulSunnats.pdf

Alaikum Bisunnati by Mufti Abdul Hakeem

Sunnah in daily life http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/100_Sunnats.pdf

Essential Duas in the life of a Muslim http://islameasy.org/pdf/Essential_Duas.pdf

Part E. Ideal Muslim Character
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Cure for depression http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

Seeking Forgiveness (Tau'bah) http://islameasy.org/Taubah_Benefits.php

Why is Hijab necessary? http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Hijab_newEdition2.pdf

Marriage life - living with peace and harmony at home http://www.islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php

How should Every Muslim live through day and night? http://www.islameasy.org/MuslimDailyLife.php

Prayer and Du’a - Strong connection with Allah http://islameasy.org/index.php

Status of Woman in Islam by Shaykh Ahmed Abdul Mujeeb Qasmi (translated by Muhammad Owais Jafrey) http://www.islameasy.org/K225_WomenInIslam.php
Question:
1. I don’t have any feelings for my husband and we don’t get along at all and when he calls me I get so mad and want to scream and yell, please tell me what to do I pray and pray and ask Allah to heal this problems and make me love him and live a happy life. Please sister what should i do i been married for two years and this two years been hell to us. 2. my husband said we gonna move to another state because he doesn't like my parents for some reason and I refused because I don't want to live far from my parents and plus I have a job here and I don't want to live it so is it a sin If I don't do what he says. 3. please tell me which dua wazifa i should recite to get unconditional love from my husband & to make him attracted towards me.
Answer:
Marriage is a great Sunnah and it is the responsibility of both husband and wife to give 100% effort to make their marriage successful and their home peaceful and Islamic. Serving your husband is an ibadah. Abu Hurairah narrated that the Rasul sallahu alaihi wasallam said, "If a women prays her five daily prayers,fasts the month of Ramadhaan, guards her chastity and obeys her husband,it will be said to her, "Enter paradise from whichever of the gates of Paradise you wish" May Allah Ta'ala help and guide us in our decisions and actions. Ameen! InshaAllah, with your effort and good character, your spouse will feel like doing the same. You can recite Ayat 21 of Surah Rome [Qur’an 30: 21] Besides this you should read YA Wadoodo and YA Salaamo 21 times every day. May Allah will make it easy for you. Ameen! Kindly review some of the advices on “Happy Marriage – Living with Peace and Harmony at Home” at our main page http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php
Question:
My husband is indulged in drinking and also involved with other women, and there is too much problem in our home, his behavior with children and me is not good. kindly send me some wazeefa for him.
Answer:
May Allah bless you and your family to live in peace and harmony! Marriage is an institute which can be as firm as a rock or weak as a thread, it is up to the partners to make it either one. Due to the influence of Shaytaan, bad desires and environment outside and inside the home, sometimes a married man starts making an affair with a non-Mahram woman and may lose interest in his own wife at home. This article discusses some causes of this problem and a few suggestions for the wife to re-gain her husband’s love. At the time of concern and tension in domestic affairs, review your life pattern to see in how many ways you can improve yourselves. Protection of eyes: -------------------- This is one of the biggest concerns in the Ummah today, affecting both the young an old. The outside environment (streets, markets, workplaces, social events) and media inside homes (TV, magazines, internet) and filled with opportunities to look at non-Mahram faces. If someone does not protect the eyes and looks with lust and desires, his heart may be occupied with dozens of beautiful faces and may easily forget his own wife. Disrespect and quarrels at home: -------------------------------- Even if the wife is sincere in her heart, sometimes abusing the tongue on domestic issues may lead the husband to feel disrespected. If the wife does not treat the husband well, he may find more peace talking to strange women outside home. Usually the people outside home (for example, at the markets and social events) appear more polite, courteous and keeping a soft and sweet-tone. This is a ‘big competition’ for the spouse at home to surpass the loving and admiring attitude experienced in the outside world! Suggestions for Happy Marraige ------------------------------ Kindly review our advice on Happy Marriage – Living with Peace and Harmony at Home at http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php Manners and protection of tongue: ---------------------------------- From our elders we have learned that the best method to increase the love between the husband and the wife is to obtain great morals and etiquettes and to guard our tongue. By doing both of those, one will be able to attract your spouse into a never ending love. Please review the following article: http://islameasy.org/K213_Tongue_protection.php List of husband’s likes and dislikes: ------------------------------------- Living closely for a period of time, the wife knows the secrets of do’s and don’ts which pleases the husband. At the time of difficulty and concern, when the husband is not behaving well, extra precaution should be taken and a “selfless” attitude is needed to win his heart. Looking for rights or love? --------------------------- “Do not go by the book of ‘My Rights’. Go by the book of Love, Ihsaan and khidmat. In other words, if every person goes out of his or her way to fulfill the rights of others, instead of demanding his or her own rights, or goes a step further than just fulfillment of rights, i.e. he or she goes out of his or her way to be kind, caring, loving and forgiving, then automatically this world will become a paradise.” (Hedyatus Saalikeen, selected quotes by Shaykh Yunus Patel, 1998, South Africa) A warm-welcome of the husband: ------------------------------ When the husband enters home and looks at the wife with love and mercy and wife also looks at the husband with love and mercy, Allah looks at both of them with mercy. Entering and leaving home with Salam and Du’a keeps the Shaytaan away. The wife at home should decorate herself for the husband when he arrives home and meet with him cheerfully. On the other hand, when a woman goes out of her home (for example, for a social event), she should wear simple and modest clothing and observe complete Hijaab in front of non-Mahram. In practice, this is not followed in today’s society which opens the door of issues. Virtues of good deeds: ---------------------- Imagine a pious wife making Du’a for his husband after every Salah: May Allah make him a pious man! May Allah bless him with wisdom and knowledge of Deen! May Allah accept all his good deeds and keep Shaytaan away from him! Pray Salat-ul-Hajat and Istekhara before making important decisions. See the main page at http://islameasy.org/ Give some Sadaqa on behalf of your spouse. Increase time for Du’a, especially if you could wake up during the last part of night. Here is a startup script and examples of Dua: Dua from the Core of Heart http://islameasy.org/pdf/Duae_Walihana.pdf Munajaat-e-Maqbool http://islameasy.org/Dua_MM_2.php Environment of pious people: ---------------------------- Find a pious Shaykh near your area and encourage the husband to attend his programs with intention to acquire the love of Allah Almighty. Listen to lectures and read books on pious husband and wife. Read books of virtues (like Muntakhab Ahadith, Riyadus-Saliheen) with your family for 5-10 minutes every evening. Request the husband to bring some Islamic books of good deeds, Du’a and zikr for the family. If there is a gathering for Taleem (Islamic knowledge to increase faith and good deeds) encourage your spouse to attend. Your masjid Imam and community may help you find such programs. Only Allah knows what is beneficial for us. He is All Wise, All Merciful. May Allah bless you and your family to live in peace and harmony! Ameen! Recommended Readings for wife: -------------------------------- The Rights of Husband by Shaykh Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar http://www.khanqah.org/books/show/the-rights-of-husband The Rights of a Husband and his Status* by Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani *Discourses on Islamic Way of Life volume-2, Darul-Ishaat, Karachi,Pakistan (translation of Islahi Khutbaat, translated by Iqbal Hussain Ansari) Recommended Readings for Husband: ----------------------------------- The Rights of Women by Shaykh Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar http://www.khanqah.org/books/show/rights-of-women
Question:
Is it true that Muslim women can not go to the salon and get waxed by another female but they should do it themselves at home.
Answer:
Yes, a Muslim woman is not allowed to show her body to another woman, except for a medical reason. Now a days you can you buy the material and do waxing at home for yourself.
Question:
I have had several different dreams … what i might be doing wrong as i feel bad
Answer:
Dreams can be interpreted but all have them are (not) meaningful. Sometimes what we see is what we did in our daily life. Another thing is that, make a habit of sleeping in the sunnah way, for example making wudhu before going to bed, sleep on your right side, keeping right palm under right cheek, recite Kalimas, Duas, Ayatul Kursi and Qul. Insha Allah everything will be fine.
Question:
Whenever I perform ablution - at some point, It breaks - pretty quick - I redo it, and sometimes when I manage to complete it, It breaks again, and when I actually manage to complete it and start to perform Salah, It breaks, It's really frustrating and tiring, I try and I redo it again but at some point it becomes so overwhelming and unbearable but I try, I try!
Answer:
The rule in regards to Ma’zoor (she who can't keep her wudhu), such a woman should offer her Salaah as follows:
This woman is to make wudu at the time of every Salah. As long as that Salah time remains her wudu will remain, she can read the Salah of that time and read Quran just as anyone else can. However, if apart from this problem some other matter crops up which causes her wudu to break, then
her wudu will break and will have to repeat the wudu. (Bahisti Zewar[Heavenly Ornaments] by Shaykh Ashaf Ali Thanvi -72,100)
Question:
I would like to know Islamic teachings about mother in law? We used to reside with her but she promised lies on Holy Quran and then later admitted that it was a false promise, against my character. its been 5 months. I do not talk to her but now she is persuading my husband to let
her stay with us. I want to know that by refusing that I am not commiting a sin. I cannot live like a hypocrite and smile when deep inside I know what she thinks of me and how she treated me before. I can forgive her but I am not able to forget her behavior. She mistreated my
family always when they used to come to visit me which was only twice in one year. What can I do and What can i say to her and my husband?


Answer:
Allah says in the Noble Quran (Chapter 41, Surah Fussilat):

34. "The good deed and the evil deed cannot be equal. Repel (the evil) with one which is better (i.e. Allah ordered the faithful believers to be patient at the time of anger, and to excuse those who treat them badly), then verily! he, between whom and you there was enmity, (will become) as though he was a close friend.

35. But none is granted it (the above quality) except those who are patient, and none is granted it except the owner of the great portion (of the happiness in the Hereafter i.e. Paradise and in this world of a high moral character).

36. And if an evil whisper from Shaitan (Satan) tries to turn you away (O Muhammad SAW) (from doing good, etc.), then seek refuge in Allah. Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower."

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I understand your feelings, but let me ask you a simple question. If it would be your own mother, what would you do? Or it could be you, what response would you expect from your daughter in law? No one is perfect,everyone makes mistake. If you will forgive her and respect her, it will
not be counted as hypocrisy. On the other hand your husband will appreciate you for doing that and also Allah will be pleased with you, insha Allah.

May Allah make it easy for you Ameen.
Question:
I have an eleven year old daughter who is causing me some struggles at this moment in time. For some time I've been having doubts that she isn't praying her salat properly. I wanted to sit down and listen to her prayer however, an incident occurred whereby I found out that she has forgotten
all her salat. I had to sit down with her and go through everything all over again. She says that she forgot her salat due to a close friend of mine dying some months back, however, I don't believe this since she prays
five times a day, so how could she forget it? I understand if a person leaves it and doesn't go back to prayer for months but she stands with us (I assumed) doing her salat correctly.

On top of everything else, her attitude is horrendous. She answers back to me, arguments escalate over nothing, she shouts at me, she has no respect for myself and her other sister. She wasn't like this before and she used to be a nice person. I don't know what's gone wrong with my daughter. What should I do, both with salat and with her general attitude to her family?

Answer:
You mentioned she is eleven right? This is the time the body goes through hormonal changes. Basically, puberty is all about hormones. Puberty is a name for the time when you start to change from a child to an adult. Puberty is normal- it happens to everyone. Feeling angry is normal during puberty because of the hormonal changes.

The physical and emotional changes of puberty don't always happen together. It's possible that one could begin to mature emotionally before any physical changes happen. In other words—she could feel older but still look like a kid or she could look older, but still feel like a kid.
Adolescence can be kind of crazy because she is no longer a child, but not yet an adult.

I know that you are obliged to discipline her for her errors and also wanting her to love her Salaah, not fear it. Sister, we have to realize that we can’t expect a perfect Salaah from a child, of course she will make mistakes and we will guide her from time to time. If you want her to love her Salaah, the best thing for that is to have daily Taleem from the book “Fazaail-e-Amaal”. Insha Allah in few days you will see a change in her Salah.

[Editor's note]
Clean home environment:
Make an effort to remove any bad literature, digests, TV, pictures and movies from your home. Such things only take the Ummah to a path of immodesty and bad desires.

May Allah make her coolness of your eyes. Ameen.

Virtues of Prayers (Salah)
http://islameasy.org/pdf/Prayers_Salah.pdf

Virtues of Knowledge
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/MA_Virtues_Ilm.pdf

Virtues of the noble Qur'an
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/MA_Virtues_Quran.pdf
Question:
I am in a dilemma as to how to guide my son to do his Salah properly. He has been taught his Salah from an early age and mashallah he has generally been good, but he still sometimes looses his concentration and makes careless mistakes. He has now reached the age of ten and he is still
making mistakes including even reciting Surah Fatiha and sometimes gets his position in sajdah wrong. My husband says we are obliged to discipline him for his errors, now he is ten, according to the well-known hadith, or
they will become habitual, but I do not wish to put him off his prayer. I want him to love his Salah, not fear it. If you could provide any advice on how to guide him to regular and correct Salah, I would be most grateful.

Answer:
Yes, your husband is right about the fact that you are obliged to discipline him for his errors and you are right to about wanting him to love his Salah, not fear it. Sister, we have to realize that we can’t expect a perfect salaah from a child, of course he will make mistakes and
we will guide him from time to time. If you want him to love his salaah, the best thing for that is to have daily Taleem from the book “Fazaail-e-Amaal”. Insha Allah in few days you will see a change in his namaz.

May Allah SWT make him coolness of your eyes. Ameen.

Virtues of Prayers (Salah)
http://islameasy.org/pdf/Prayers_Salah.pdf

Virtues of Knowledge
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/MA_Virtues_Ilm.pdf

Virtues of the noble Qur'an
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/MA_Virtues_Quran.pdf
Question:
I wanted to get some suggestions for pr baby names. We don’t know that gender..( inshallah whatever Allah decided for us). We wanted to have our baby’s names
meaning as winner, enlighten or any thing similar way. Please suggest good BOY and GIRL names so that will be easy for us.

Answer:
Baarakallah, May Allah Ta'ala grant you a child that will be the coolness of your eyes. It is very important to select good, beautiful and meaningful names for one's child. Rasul sallallahu alaihi wa sallam is reported to have said, "On the Day of Qiyaamah, people will be called by their names and the names of their fathers. Therefore a good name must be selected."(Abu Dawud)

Rasulullah sallallhu alaihi wa sallam also said "Allah the exalted likes best the names Abdullah and Abdur Rahman". (Muslim)

It is also desirable to keep the names of Prophets (AS), companions of the prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) or pious scholars.

There are many resources that you may use to select a good and beautiful name for your child. One resource for Islamic names is
http://www.islameasy.org/islamic-names.php
Question:
is there any dua or amal that i could recite to get married to the person i love? the only thing we are having problem to get married is we are really far from each other.

Answer:
You should do Istikhara to find out whether that person is right for you or not. You can pray Salatul Istikhara when seeking guidance from Allah. This is a 2 rakah prayer followed by a Du'a.

The most preferred time for this prayer is the last portion of the night before the fajr prayer. But you can pray it at other times too.
http://www.Islameasy.org/images/Treasures-Large/46.htm

It is an ibadah to seek help from Allah. We should not become despondent if our Dua's have not been answered. It may be that Allah Ta'ala has bestowed on us another bounty, or granted us relief from a difficulty, or a reward is given to us in the Akhirah in place of it. Alhamdulillah,
Allah Ta'ala always grants us what is best for us and we should not be hasty or ungrateful.

In addition, it is important to research and read books and articles on marriage so that we look for the qualities in a man that are pleasing to Allah Ta'ala. There are articles on this website too. Do read them and acquire the knowledge of Deen.

May Allah Ta'ala grant you a spouse that will be the coolness of your eyes. Ameen!

To have one's wishes accepted, one may seek the help of Allah through Salaatul Haajah. Please check on the main page for the method of
performing it. http://Islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

We would advise you not to be hasty in expecting your du'as or wishes to be fulfilled. Things happen according to the wish of Allah. If a prayer is delayed in being answered, then that is what is best for us at the time.
If it is not answered in this world, then it is kept for the Aakhirah, where its rewards will benefit us. And Allah knows best.
Question:
My sister is asthmatic & now for a few years she is having Eczema. It gets worse whenever the season changes. Is there any Dua or Wazeefa that could be done to solve her problem?
Answer:
1) Please check the home page of our website for detailed procedure on salaatul Haajat. Allah is the only one who could make the impossible, possible. You should turn to Allah and ask him for all your needs.

2) You may recite these following duas for your health:

wa yashfi sudoora qawmim-mumineen
Translation: And [God] shall heal the breast of the believers. (at-Tawba,9:14)

Yaa ayyuhan-naasu qad ja’atkum maw`izhatum-mir rabbikum wa shifaul-limaa fis-sudoor, wa hudan wa rahmatun lil-mumineen

Translation: O Mankind, there has come to you a guidance from your Lord and a healing for (the diseases) in your hearts, and for those who believe a guidance and a mercy. (Yunus, 10:57)
Question:
wrinkles and lines making me feel older than my Age. Im not yet Married. Give me a Wazifa to remove those Winkles & lines on my Face.
Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan,forgiveness, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

1) Please check the home page of our website for detailed procedure on salaatul Haajat. Allah is the only one who could make the impossible, possible. You should turn to Allah and ask him for all your needs.

2) You may recite these following verses of Quran 100 times after Isha accompanying with durood shareef:

"Laqad Khalaqnal Insana fee Ahsani Taqweem" (Surah Teen, Verse 3) and
"..Anni Mughlobun Fantasir" (Surah Qamar, verse10)

Then make dua.
Question:
I want to live a life of charity and enough to help myself and my family. If one was to work hard in this life for success and put education to use to get a good job, is it pushing for a lot in this life?

Answer:
Islam does not stop one from working hard in this life. It promotes a beautiful balance to seek the pleasure of Allah while earning (do no commit any sin) and spending (for example: help the parents, assist the poor and needy)

Charity and moderation http://islameasy.org/K_Charity.php

People may use their education and skills to promote the message of peace and concern for the whole humanity. Kindly review this chart http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Convert_Time2Gold.pdf

To discover the purpose of life;

Finding our way to Allah by constant remembrance, good intentions and nice manners and etiquettes of daily life;

Converting time into gold! rush to do good deeds and earn millions of reward in a short time.

How busy professionals may become friends of Allah?

How to build our character which leads to an ideal human being?
How to avoid spiritual diseases of heart and bad manners which drain our energy and lose good deeds?

Virtues of repentance, how to avoid all types of sins?

How to resolve conflicts in daily life, with a pure heart, trustworthiness, soft manners and fulfilling everyone’s rights?

Worshipping our Creator, acquiring knowledge to become an ideal believer, serving humanity, making efforts in helping fellow human beings to be loved by Allah should be our mission. Deeds done with a pure heart, sincere intentions, with humility, love and care fulfills the mission of life.
Islam’s mission is to serve humanity.

Islam teaches us to help the needy without any discrimination of color, creed, race, nationality or religion. “The entire humanity is Allah’s family, and Allah loves him most from among His family, who benefits the family most”.
Question:
I am a new revert, so I wanted to ask you, what should I recite daily Duas or any books; please send me a schedule so that I can read daily and learn. JazakAllah!
Answer:
InshaAllah, the material on our site will help in learning Islamic faith and practice. http://islameasy.org/quick_books.php

Basic duas (supplications) are recited everyday. We suggest that you take one at a time, learn it well, and then insha’Allah implement it before moving on to another one. There is also a translation in case you have difficulties with the Arabic.

Gift for New Muslims (Basics of Islam)
http://islameasy.org/pdf/Gift_NewMuslims_Print.pdf

Additional supplications http://islameasy.org/Dua_MM_2.php

Our site has a popular book known as Talim-ul-Islam. It goes over the basic tenets/pillars of Islam, along with their criterion and specifics on cleanliness, performing certain acts such as prayers and fasting, and also other questions that might arise. Once again, take this one page at a time, comprehend, ask questions, and then go read further.

Ta'leem-ul-Islam (Teachings of Islam) http://www.islameasy.org/quick_books.php

It is also highly recommended to find a scholar in your area (found at the local mosque or Islamic school), where you can enroll and study under the guide of a qualified Islamic scholar. Through their guidance and support, you will insha’Allah be able to succeed in your quest for knowledge. May Allah make it easier for you and make you amongst the successful in this world and the next. Ameen!

Recommended readings:
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Practical guide to Purity and Salah
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/PurityGuide.pdf

Purity and Tahara - A gift for the Daughters of the Ummah
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Tuhfatul_Banaat.pdf

Prayer and Du’a - Strong connection with Allah
http://islameasy.org/index.php
Question:
I believe and it is in Islam that you should respect your parents, however if one was to convert to Islam is it not a sin that you have gone against your parents wishes? Some parents can disagree yet accept, whereas others may disown. I would appreciate it if you could send me some information about this because I'm very confused.
Answer:
Thank you very much for your question on respecting parents while observing Islam.

Islam is the religion of Mercy, Peace and Blessing. Its teachings emphasize kind heartedness, help, sympathy, forgiveness, sacrifice, love and care. If we understand it correctly, we will wish it for everyone, including our family and fellow human beings. Kindly review this article

http://islameasy.org/K_Islam_Mercy.php

Observing Islam and achieving salvation in the eternal life hereafter is an individual’s choice – a personal matter.

A Muslim has true love and obedience of Allah Almighty. Since Allah commands good treatment of parents and fellow human beings, a Muslim is also kind to them, for the sake of Allah’s pleasure. There are limits to obedience for anyone if that comes against our obedience to Allah, who is the Creator of everyone! These two aspects are not contradictory, so there should be no confusion.

In the life hereafter, no one will be able to save another person. Everyone is responsible for her own faith and actions. Practicing Islam is not a sin even if one has gone against her parents’ wishes.

You will find it truly amazing that the answer comes direct from God, in the Holy Qur’an, Chapter 31, Verses 14-15

14. And We have enjoined on man (to be dutiful and good) to his parents. His mother bore him in weakness and hardship upon weakness and hardship, and his weaning is in two years - give thanks to Me and to your parents, unto Me is the final destination.

15. But if they (both) strive with you to make you join in worship with Me others that of which you have no knowledge, then obey them not, but behave with them in the world kindly, and follow the path of him who turns to Me in repentance and in obedience. Then to Me will be your return, and I shall tell you what you used to do.

Islam teaches respect, sympathy and tolerance. Kind treatment of parents is a quality of the believer. The Quraan and Ahaadith are replete with orders and advices of being obedient to one's parents.

Allah states, "And worship Allah and do not ascribe any partner to Him and be favorable to parents." (Banu Israaeel).

The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, "Paradise lies under the feet of the mothers."

It is clear from the above quotations that one should respect their parents and be favorable to them. The ruling is general. It includes parents who are Muslims as well as non-Muslims.
Asma (Radhiallaahu Anha) states that her mother was a non-Muslim and came to visit her, she enquired from the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) if she can enjoin ties with her non-Muslim mother. The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) replied, "Yes". (Bukhari vol.2)

Maintaining ties with non-Muslim parents or relatives presents one with an ideal situation to convey the etiquettes of Islam in a practical way.

It is also important to point out that in dealing with non-Muslim parents or relatives, one must not compromise in one's Islamic values and principles. It is incorrect to obey anyone against the orders of Allah.

Finally, there is no compulsion in religion. Islam is the continuation of the same original message brought by all previous prophets.
Question:
How do I become a devoted Muslim?
How should I offer prayer (Salah)?

Answer:
InshaAllah, the material on our site will help in learning Islamic faith and practice.

[Prayers/Salaah topics are at this page - http://www.islameasy.org/prayers-salaat.php]

[Prayer book - http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/salaah.pdf]

[Salah for women - http://www.islameasy.org/perform-salaah-correctly.php#forwomen]

MashaAllah, by making the intention to become a more devoted Muslim, you have already taken the first step in the right direction. In order to increase your devotion, spend time with those in your area who are well versed in authentic Islamic teachings. Try to emulate them and learn from them. Also, try to read book such as Taleem-ul-Haq and Heavenly Ornaments so that you can learn the basics of Islam.
May Allah provide you with the tools and dedication to become a devoted Muslimah, Insha Allah.
Question:
What does "Fardh" mean? (Numbers/Types prayers required at each prayer time Fajr 2 Sunnah, 2 Fardh ; Zuhr 2/4 Sunnah, 4 Fardh, 2 Sunnah; Asr 4 Sunnah, 4 Fardh ; Maghrib 3 Fardh, 2 Sunnah; Isha 4 Fardh, 2 Sunnah, 3 Witr)
Answer:
If you are looking for the definition of Fard (obligatory) then, it means an act that is commanded by Allah in the Quran and it is compulsory.

[Editor's note: Teachings of Islam http://islameasy.org/pdf/taleem1c.pdf]
Question:
i have a 2 month old baby and am breastfeeding do i need to fast in ramadan?
Answer:
[The following is based on a translation from Bahishti Zewar[Heavenly Ornaments] by Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanvi]
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"A pregnant or breastfeeding woman is permitted not to fast if she fears for the life of her child or her own life. She must make Qada of the missed fasts at a later date. However, if her husband is wealthy and he can afford to pay a wet nurse to breast-feed his child, it will not be permissible for her to miss out any fast on account of breastfeeding. However, the child is such that he refuses to drink to milk of anyone other than his mother's, it will be permissible for the woman not to fast on account of breastfeeding."
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The sister may ask her physician about health issues and consult with a Mufti for fatwa when in doubt.

And if she skips the fast in Ramadan, she will have to fast equal number of days later as Qada when appropriate.
Question:
I had a question about converting to Islam. I believe and it is in Islam that you should respect your parents, however if one was to convert to Islam is it not a sin
that you have gone against your parents wishes? Some parents can disagree yet accept, whereas others may disown. I would appreciate it if you could send me some
information about this because I'm very confused.

Answer:
Thank you very much for your question on respecting parents while observing Islam.

Islam is a religion of Mercy, Peace and Blessing. Its teachings emphasize kind heartedness, help, sympathy, forgiveness, sacrifice, love and care. If we understand it correctly, we will wish it for everyone, including our family and fellow human beings.
Kindly review this article http://islameasy.org/K_Islam_Mercy.php

Observing Islam and achieving salvation in the eternal life hereafter is an individual’s choice – a personal matter.

A Muslim has true love and obedience of Allah Almighty. Since Allah commands good treatment of parents and fellow human beings, A Muslim is also kind to them, for the sake of Allah’s pleasure. There are limits to obedience for anyone if that comes against our obedience to Allah, who is the Creator of everyone! These two aspects are not contradictory, so there should be no confusion.
Why do you think practicing Islam is disrespect to parents or Non-Muslims?

In the life hereafter, no one will be able to save other person. Everyone is responsible for her own faith and actions. Practicing Islam is not a sin even if one has gone against her parents’ wishes.

You will find it truly amazing that the answer comes direct from God, in the Holy Qur’an, Chapter 31, Verses 14-15

14. And We have enjoined on man (to be dutiful and good) to his parents. His mother bore him in weakness and hardship upon weakness and hardship, and his weaning is in two years - give thanks to Me and to your parents, unto Me is the final destination.

15. But if they (both) strive with you to make you join in worship with Me others that of which you have no knowledge, then obey them not, but behave with them in the world kindly, and follow the path of him who turns to Me in repentance and in obedience. Then to Me will be your return, and I shall tell you what you used to do.

Islam teaches respect, sympathy and tolerance. Kind treatment of parents is a quality of the believer. The Quraan and Ahaadith are replete with orders and advices of being obedient to one's parents.
Allah states, "And worship Allah and do not ascribe any partner to Him and be favorable to parents." (Banu Israaeel).

The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, "Paradise lies under the feet of the mothers."

It is clear from the above quotations that one should respect their parents and be favorable to them. The ruling is general. It includes parents who are Muslims as well as non-Muslims. Asma (Radhiallaahu Anha) states that her mother was a non-Muslim and came to visit her, she enquired from the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) if she can enjoin ties with her non-Muslim mother. The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) replied, "Yes". (Bukhari vol.2)

Maintaining ties with non-Muslim parents or relatives presents one with an ideal situation to convey the etiquettes of Islam in a practical way.

It is also important to point out that in dealing with non-Muslim parents or relatives, one must not compromise in one's Islamic values and principles. It is incorrect to obey anyone against the orders of Allah.

Finally, there is no compulsion in religion. Islam is the continuation of the same original message brought by all previous prophets.
Question:
1. Is there a problem with colors (not transparent) such as baby blue, pink, red, tan, yellow as a overgarment?
2. I have red many hadiths about colors such as orange, green but some sisters in the Ummah have made negative comments about such colors?
3. Am I wrong for wanting to wear colors now instead of Black

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen! The Muslim Ummah regards you as an obedient daughter, a respected sister and a dignified woman in Islam!

Veil is legitimately defined as the dress that covers the whole body of the woman including her head, face, hands and feet. It should be long,loose and plain not defining her shape. Veil has been prescribed for women to block the road to sin. In short, veiling is a source of covering the
face, hands, feet and other parts of the body. Allah Ta’ala states, ‘And they should draw their veils over their bosoms.’ (24:31)

‘O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (except eyes to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free
respectable women) so as not to be annoyed.’ (33:59)

The purpose of veiling is to safeguard woman from the biased looks of men and to provide her a pure atmosphere at home so that she can perform her household duties properly and contribute to improve the whole society as Allah states, ‘And stay in your houses, and do not display yourselves like that of the former times of ignorance.’ (33:33)

Woman is Allah’s beautiful creation. On one hand, she satisfies her husband’s desires and on the other hand, she plays a significant role in the growth of the human generations. No doubt, a woman has a great attraction for a man. Due to this attraction, it is feared he will indulge in sins. Therefore, Allah has forbidden man strictly from fornication and adultery. He has also forbidden woman from exhibiting her charm.

Generally, the veiling covers the whole body including head, face, hair, bosom, hands and feet. But in the absence of men it is permissible for woman to uncover her face as narrated by Aaisha [Radhiallaahu anha], ‘Some riders passed by us while we were with Allah’s Messenger [Sallallaahu
Alayhi Wasallam] in the state of ritual consecration. When they came face to face, one of us let down her cloak (veil) from her head on her face and when they preceded us, we uncovered it.’ (Abu Dawud)

The veiling system contains a number of advantages particularly in a society where the rape, molestation and disrespect of woman are very common. Some of them are listed below:

1. Veiling is a protection for Muslim woman against the behavior of the wicked;
2. It is an identity of the Muslim that distinguishes her;
3. It gives her an honored position in the society;
4. It acts as a barrier between men and women to keep them away from sins;
5. It is a means for observing chastity of woman;
6. It awakens the fear of Allah in the heart of man and woman and saves
them from falling in the abyss of evil;
7. It teaches man to respect the veiled woman, provide her protection from the curious persons and ensure the uplift of the high morals and social values in the society.

Since color brings beauty to the Jilbab, therefore elders always prefer black-color for Jilbab.

[Editor's note]:
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In Islam, a sister is regarded as a treasure, preserving her modesty and chastity. Allah likes those who can control their desires and do not go close to any sin.

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Hijab_newEdition2.pdf

Kindly read the Hijab book and send the link to every sister you know. This is the best way to protect the purity of sisters.
http://www.islameasy.org/hijab.php

How observing Hijab brings piety and purity in society? How leaving Hijab leads to sins and shamelessness? A must-read for every Muslim home. A definitive guide which present the Quranic verses and hadith on the
subject, along with the opinions of scholars who are closest to the path of righteousness, so that those seeking the life of piety may find guidance. This book is for Muslim sisters who ask: "What is the proper and best way I can practice hijab, as it was practiced by the Prophet's
community?"

Kindly review this article:
Status of Woman in Islam http://www.islameasy.org/K225_WomenInIslam.php
Question:
I have been studying the daleels for niqaab and have come to the conclusion that niqaab is fard, so I have come to the decision that I really want to start wearing it as soon as possible - though I feel that I must inform my husband of my decision first, insha'allah, and am a little
nervous about this. But my question relates to the wearing of gloves - is this fard also, or wajib? I have seen many (most?) sisters wearing niqaab around where I live wearing gloves and would like to know what the correct ruling is on this matter.

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen! The Muslim Ummah regards you as an obedient daughter, a respected sister and a dignified woman in Islam!

You have asked a question which is a very important part of our lives as Muslim women. We will try to answer it as simply as possible, Insha-Allah.

Allah says in Surah Ahzaab, verse 59 "Oh Prophet! tell your wives and daughters and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments (Jalaabeeb) over them, that is likelier that they be known and not harmed/annoyed......"

In order to understand a word in any language, we have to ask the experts of that language. The root word of "jalaabeeb" is "jalbab", which is used for things which cover completely.

Example: the darkness of night. When the darkness of night comes, there is no corner left which is bright, everything becomes covered in darkness. In the same way, jalbab is the garment that covers a woman from head to toe, with nothing left open. (Lisanul Arab,V 1 - Al muhalla V 3).

We will now quote the sahaaba (R.A) who have explained the jalbab to us so clearly, that theres no room for confusion anymore. Ibne Abaas (R.A.) says under the explanation of the above verse "Allah commanded Muslim women to pull this sheet on top of them, to cover their bodies, except one eye,
when it is necessary for them to come out of their homes."

Imam Mohammed ibn Seereen says," I asked Ubaidullah Salmani RA the meaning of this verse and how the jalbab was used, he demonstrated it to me, by pulling a sheet of cloth over his head to cover his body, leaving only one eye uncovered."

It should be remembered that the sahaaba/ companions of the prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam were the ones who witnessed the Qur'an being revealed, they witnessed how the prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam practiced on the verses revealed, who can give us better insight into following the Qur'an than the prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam and his
sahaaba?

And what about the wives of the prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam who are our role-models, how did they follow the verses of Quran? Aisha (R.A.) was the wife of Nabi Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam. Once, she was left behind by the caravan while returning from a journey. When she realized this, she thought it best to remain exactly where she was, the prophet Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam will soon realize she is not with them and come back for her. A few miles behind this caravan was a sahaabi, Safwan bin Mu'atal (R.A.), his job was to travel behind the caravan and pick up anything left behind. As he came closer, he noticed someone sleeping, when he realized it was Aisha (R.A.)
he said loudly, innaa lilaahi wa innaa ilayhi raajioon, upon hearing his voice, Aisha (R.A.) says I got up from my sleep and immediately covered my face with my shawl. Safwan RA recognized her because he had seen her before the verses of hijaab were revealed. But since the verses had been
revealed, she now covered her face.

Alhamdolilaah, all praise is due to Allah, who has made Islam so perfect and just, that there is no difference between how we practice on it and how the wives of a prophet practiced on it. There is no different rulings
for different people. Every Muslim/ Muslimah is the same, the only difference is in taq'wa.

There are so many Aayaat and Ahaadith on this subject, that books have been written in great detail on it. We would like to end by saying that if covering the face was not necessary, just an option for women to choose from, then the other aayaat of hijaab wouldn't make sense. For example:

1. If women were free to uncover the face, why does Allah ask the men and women not to look at each other and lower their gazes. (Surah Noor)?
How will we follow this command of Allah? If covering the face is not necessary, then neither should lowering the gaze.

2. If it was permissible to uncover the face, then why do we need permission before entering someone's home?
"Oh you who believe! enter not houses other than your own, until you have asked permission...." (Surah Noor)
This aayah is guarding the females of the home so that they are not looked upon by strange men.

3. Allah commands the women "... and make not a dazzling display (of yourselves), like the former times of ignorance...." (Surah Ahzaab) and also "...And tell the believing women that they lower their gaze and guard
their modesty and not display their beauty....." (Surah Noor).

Is the face not part of the beauty of a woman? In fact, it is a focal point of her beauty. I came across a survey last year which was conducted amongst the men. They were asked as to which parts of a female would first get their attention? 80% of them replied her face, eyes and lips would
attract them first, followed by her body.

4. Why would Allah command the men to ask for any need from behind a curtain? (Surah Ahzaab)
If a woman can uncover her face then why not just ask her face to face?

5. If a woman's face is showing then a man would not be captured by her voice on first impulse. But when a woman's face and body are concealed, Allah has further commanded her not to be complacent/sweet in her speech with the males. (Surah Ahzaab)

Allah has made all these rules for the betterment of mankind, not to make us upset or miserable. Parents make rules and regulations in their homes because of the love they have for their children. If someone says that a
mother disciplines her child because of hatred or misery, we would say that its absurd. Similiarly, Allah knows what is best for us while our knowledge is limited. Our success lies in following the Quran and the Sunnah of our Rasool Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam.

We hope that this answers your question. For further detailed reading we would recommend the book "HIJAB"
(http://www.islameasy.org/hijab.php) by Dr. Mohammed Ismail Memon Madani. There isn't any aspec
Question:
a.I have skin problem. I am so upset and depressed due to this. Please tell me any dua or wazifa.

b. I suffer from skin allergic problem. I have read about the answers and it is quite motivating, in fact my skin is quite dark and given I have got allergic problem my eye burns sometime .. i feel like crying, I am going to get married soon, i believe a lot in Allah and his Rasul salllahu Alahi wa sallam and have faith in them and know there is a solution to every problem and whenever I have
problem I resort to dua or tasbeeh and my problem vanishes, that is why I wanted to know if there is any kind of dua or wazeefa to lighten skin color to be fairer?

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen! The Muslim Ummah regards you as an obedient daughter, a respected sister and a dignified woman in Islam!

1) Please check the home page of our website for detailed procedure on salaatul Haajat. Allah is the only one who could make the impossible,possible. You should turn to Allah and ask him for all your needs.

2) You may recite these following verses of Quran 100 times after Isha accompanying with durood shareef:

"Laqad Khalaqnal Insana fee Ahsani Taqweem" (Surah Teen, Verse 3) and
"..Anni Mughlobun Fantasir" (Surah Qamar, verse10)

Then make dua.
Question:
I've never had a boyfriend and dont ever want one, but now I'm old enough to get married and really want to get married, I'm really religious and my parents, family cousins and family friends are not, so if my parents choose
for me, he won’t be religious. I really want to marry a pious and bearded guy. I've seen someone at my college and he's looks really religious, he never looks up if there are girls around and also has a beard, I've heard
really good things about him too. The thing is, he doesn’t know me...so would it be wrong if I got his number from a friend who is in his classes and start texting him? Is it haram to text a guy? I only want us to know each other then we can get married.

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity…. Ameen! The Muslim Ummah regards you as an obedient daughter, a respected sister and a dignified woman in Islam!

Respected sister, put your hope, trust and faith in Allah Ta'ala. Instead of contacting this man, you should do salatul hajaat and make dua for yourself. It is an ibadah to seek help from Allah. We should not become
despondent if our Dua's have not been answered. It may be that Allah Ta'ala has bestowed on us another bounty (or even a better person), or granted us relief from a difficulty, or a reward is given to us in the Akhirah in place of it.

Alhamdulillah, Allah Ta'ala always grants us what is best for us and we should not be hasty or ungrateful.

May Allah Ta'ala grant you a spouse that will be the coolness of your eyes. Ameen!

[Editor's note]:
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In Islam, a sister is regarded as a treasure, preserving her modesty and chastity. Allah likes those who can control their desires and do not go close to any sin.

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Hijab_newEdition2.pdf

Kindly read the Hijab book and share with your sisters.
This is the best way to protect the purity of sisters. http://www.islameasy.org/hijab.php

How observing Hijab brings piety and purity in society? How leaving Hijab leads to sins and shamelessness? A
must-read for every Muslim home. A definitive guide which present the Quranic verses and hadith on the subject,
along with the opinions of scholars who are closest to the path of righteousness, so that those seeking the life of piety may find guidance. This book is for Muslim sisters who ask:

"What is the proper and best way I can practice hijab, as it was practiced by the Prophet's community?"

Kindly review this article:
Status of Woman in Islam http://www.islameasy.org/K225_WomenInIslam.php
Question:
I have gold where zakat is due, i m just a house wife i dont do any kind of job but my husband is doing a job and he earns money all i want to know that is the zakat of gold will be given by my husband or me, i dont earn money i m just a house wife, so whats the procedure of zakat can my husband give the zakat or i have to give if i have to give the zakat then how can i give the zakat?

Answer:
Zakat is fard on you and you have to pay it. If you don't have money then you cant take out that much amount of gold and give as a zakat.

Please keep it in your mind that you are not supposed to force your husband to pay on your behalf, however if he wishes to do so, on his own, then it is ok.
Question:
I want to have another baby but my husband denies my request and hurts me… and my husband also involve in another girls, so what can i do plz reply soon and pray for me
Answer:
Marriage is a great Sunnah and it is the responsibility of both husband and wife to give 100% effort to make their marriage successful and their home peaceful and Islamic.

Ask yourself the reason of your husband's mistrust. Is this his personality? If so, resort to patience, Salaah and Du'a. In most cases, this is because of his lack of confidence, therefore always reassure him of your love for him. If your husband does not trust you because of a previous error, then seek to regain his love and confidence by displaying your love for him, regret (on the mistake), and make commitment to the marriage. Be ever cautious of not repeating the same error that had caused the problem. Insha Allah, with patience, Du'a and effort your husband will come to trust you.

Serving your husband is an ibadah. Abu Hurairah narrated that the Rasul sallahu alaihi wasallam said, "If a women prays her five daily prayers,fasts the month of Ramadhaan, guards her chastity and obeys her husband,it will be said to her, "Enter paradise from whichever of the gates of Paradise you wish"

May Allah Ta'ala help and guide us in our decisions and actions. Ameen!

InshaAllah, with your effort and good character, your spouse will feel like doing the same.

You can recite Ayat 21 of Surah Rome [Qur’an 30: 21]

Besides this you should read YA Wadoodo and YA Salaamo 21 times everyday.

May Allah will make it easy for you. Ameen!

Kindly review some of the advices on
“Happy Marriage – Living with Peace and Harmony at Home” at our main page
http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php
Question:
My husband likes talking a lot on the phone with a non-muslim woman, whom i believe is divorced. He talks about her even in deep sleep. I said nothing to him, but this is spoiling my health and my trust in him is fading away. Please tell me a dua that I may read to stop my husband and protect my married life.

Answer:
May Allah bless you and your family to live in peace and harmony!
Marriage is an institute which can be as firm as a rock or weak as a thread, it is up to the partners to make it either one. Due to the influence of Shaytaan, bad desires and environment outside and inside the home, sometimes a married man starts making an affair with a non-Mahram
woman and may lose interest in his own wife at home. This article discusses some causes of this problem and a few suggestions for the wife to re-gain her husband’s love.
At the time of concern and tension in domestic affairs, review your life pattern to see in how many ways you can improve yourselves.

Protection of eyes:
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This is one of the biggest concerns in the Ummah today, affecting both the young an old. The outside environment (streets, markets, workplaces, social events) and media inside homes (TV, magazines, internet) and filled
with opportunities to look at non-Mahram faces. If someone does not protect the eyes and looks with lust and desires, his heart may be occupied with dozens of beautiful faces and may easily forget his own wife.

Disrespect and quarrels at home:
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Even if the wife is sincere in her heart, sometimes abusing the tongue on domestic issues may lead the husband to feel disrespected. If the wife does not treat the husband well, he may find more peace talking to strange women outside home. Usually the people outside home (for example, at the
markets and social events) appear more polite, courteous and keeping a soft and sweet-tone. This is a ‘big competition’ for the spouse at home to surpass the loving and admiring attitude experienced in the outside world!

Suggestions for Happy Marraige
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Kindly review our advice on Happy Marriage – Living with Peace and Harmony at Home at http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php

Manners and protection of tongue:
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From our elders we have learned that the best method to increase the love between the husband and the wife is to obtain great morals and etiquettes and to guard our tongue. By doing both of those, one will be able to attract your spouse into a never ending love. Please review the following
article:
http://islameasy.org/K213_Tongue_protection.php

List of husband’s likes and dislikes:
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Living closely for a period of time, the wife knows the secrets of do’s and don’ts which pleases the husband. At the time of difficulty and concern, when the husband is not behaving well, extra precaution should be taken and a “selfless” attitude is needed to win his heart.

Looking for rights or love?
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“Do not go by the book of ‘My Rights’. Go by the book of Love, Ihsaan and khidmat. In other words, if every person goes out of his or her way to fulfill the rights of others, instead of demanding his or her own rights, or goes a step further than just fulfillment of rights, i.e. he or she
goes out of his or her way to be kind, caring, loving and forgiving, then automatically this world will become a paradise.”
(Hedyatus Saalikeen, selected quotes by Shaykh Yunus Patel, 1998, South Africa)

A warm-welcome of the husband:
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When the husband enters home and looks at the wife with love and mercy and wife also looks at the husband with love and mercy, Allah looks at both of them with mercy.
Entering and leaving home with Salam and Du’a keeps the Shaytaan away.

The wife at home should decorate herself for the husband when he arrives home and meet with him cheerfully. On the other hand, when a woman goes out of her home (for example, for a social event), she should wear simple and modest clothing and observe complete Hijaab in front of non-Mahram. In practice, this is not followed in today’s society which opens the door of issues.

Virtues of good deeds:
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Imagine a pious wife making Du’a for his husband after every Salah: May Allah make him a pious man! May Allah bless him with wisdom and knowledge of Deen! May Allah accept all his good deeds and keep Shaytaan away from
him!

Pray Salat-ul-Hajat and Istekhara before making important decisions. See the main page at http://islameasy.org/

Give some Sadaqa on behalf of your spouse.

Increase time for Du’a, especially if you could wake up during the last part of night. Here is a startup script and examples of Dua:

Dua from the Core of Heart http://islameasy.org/pdf/Duae_Walihana.pdf
Munajaat-e-Maqbool http://islameasy.org/Dua_MM_2.php

Environment of pious people:
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Find a pious Shaykh near your area and encourage the husband to attend his programs with intention to acquire the love of Allah Almighty. Listen to lectures and read books on pious husband and wife.

Read books of virtues (like Muntakhab Ahadith, Riyadus-Saliheen) with your family for 5-10 minutes every evening.
Request the husband to bring some Islamic books of good deeds, Du’a and zikr for the family.

If there is a gathering for Taleem (Islamic knowledge to increase faith and good deeds) encourage your spouse to attend. Your masjid Imam and community may help you find such programs.

Only Allah knows what is beneficial for us. He is All Wise, All Merciful.

May Allah bless you and your family to live in peace and harmony! Ameen!

Recommended Readings for wife:
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The Rights of Husband by Shaykh Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar
http://www.khanqah.org/books/show/the-rights-of-husband

The Rights of a Husband and his Status* by Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
*Discourses on Islamic Way of Life volume-2, Darul-Ishaat, Karachi,Pakistan (translation of Islahi Khutbaat, translated by Iqbal Hussain Ansari)

Recommended Readings for Husband:
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The Rights of Women by Shaykh Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar
http://www.khanqah.org/books/show/rights-of-women

Question:
I want to marry a guy we both like each other our parents met but they didnt like families and rejected, we are both mature and doing jobs , we arent in very young age so that we cant accept any life partner just chosen by parents, now problem is I have many proposals, and i cant reject them without any reason because they are good i want dua so that proposals stop to come for me i really dont want to get married to anyone else, i am not in mental state to accept any other guy, kindly tell me dua so that both of out parents agree for this proposal.

Answer:
You should do Istikhara to find out whether that person is right for you or not. You can pray Salatul Istikhara when seeking guidance from Allah.
This is a 2 rakah prayer followed by a Du'a.

The most preferred time for this prayer is the last portion of the night before the fajr prayer. But you can pray it at other times too.
http://www.Islameasy.org/images/Treasures-Large/46.htm

It is an ibadah to seek help from Allah. We should not become despondent if our Dua's have not been answered. It may be that Allah Ta'ala has bestowed on us another bounty, or granted us relief from a difficulty, or
a reward is given to us in the Akhirah in place of it. Alhamdulillah, Allah Ta'ala always grants us what is best for us and we should not be hasty or ungrateful.

In addition, it is important to research and read books and articles on marriage so that we look for the qualities in a man that are pleasing to Allah Ta'ala. There are articles on this website too. Do read them and acquire the knowledge of Deen.

May Allah Ta'ala grant you a spouse that will be the coolness of your eyes. Ameen!

Cure for depression
http://Islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

Cure for Pre-Marriage Love Relationship which does not lead to a Marriage
http://www.Islameasy.org/Cure_PreRelations.php
Question:
1. can we read fajar beginning times and then go to sleep.

2. I pass wind often and have to hold it all the time. how can i fix this?

Answer:
1) Yes, it is allowed.

2) The rule in regards to Ma’zoor (she who can't keep her wudhu), such a woman should offer her Salaah as follows:

This woman is to make wudu at the time of every Salah. As long as that Salah time remains her wudu will remain, she can read the Salah of that time and read Quran just as anyone else can. However, if apart from this problem some other matter crops up which causes her wudu to break, then
her wudu will break and will have to repeat the wudu. (Bahisti Zewar [Heavenly Ornaments] by Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanvi -72,100)

We hope we have removed all doubts. Please do not hesitate to ask further questions.

Question:
MY FRIEND is MARRIED HAVING 2 CHILDREN. SHE IS HAVING A PROBLEM WE CANNOT UNTERSTAND WHIT IS IT?
SHE WANTED TO WAKE UP AND WORK MORNINGS BUT UNABLE TO DO ANYTHING SHE FEEL NO FORCE TO DO ANTHING AND SOMETHING HAPPENING TO HER BODY. THEN SHE GO TO SLEEP AND NOT WAKING UP.
WE TOOK HER TO DOCTORS AND TOOK HER TO READING QUARAN. NOTHING WORK OUT. PLS HELP ME WHAT TO DO.

Answer:
Sometimes due to illnesses and other health problem, a person tends to lack of on their religious duties. One should remind herself of the importance of Salah in Islam and what status it has.

Abu Zar RadiyAllahu `anhu narrates that once the Prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam came out of his house. It was autumn and the leaves were falling off the trees. He caught a branch of a tree and its leaves began to drop in large number. At this he remarked, 'O, Abu Zar! when a Muslim
offers his salat to please Allah, his sins are shed away from him just as these leaves are falling off this tree. (Ahmad)

Abu Huraira RadiyAllahu `anhu narrates that once the Prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam asked his companions, 'Do you think that dirt can remain
on a person bathing 5 times a day in a brook running in front of his door?' 'No', replied the companions, 'No dirt can remain on his body.' The Prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam remarked: 'So, exactly similar is the effect of salat offered 5 times a day. With the Grace of Allah, it
washes away all the sins'.(Bukhari, Muslim)

Ask her to perform Salatul Hajaat and make dua for herself. also she may have to motivate herself to do something. You have to make her realize the fact that if she tries hard, Insha Allah, she will be able to have a normal life.
May Allah make it easy for her. Ameen
Question:
1. I have twin babies and since birth they don’t have proper sleep at night, and because of this i am finding very difficult so i wanted to ask is there and dua or supplication to make them sleep?

2. I feel that i am not able to make my husband happy, can u please tell me how to make my husband happy?

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen! The Muslim Ummah regards you as an obedient daughter, a respected sister and a dignified woman in Islam!

1. May Allah Ta'ala ease the present difficulty you are experiencing with your beloved little ones, ameen. Sister, please do not feel guilty because your baby does not sleep for long periods of time. It is not your fault nor are you being punished by Allah Ta'ala. Some babies are just that way and they settle down eventually. Remember, your stages in Jannah are being raised with all the patience (sabr) and care you have for your child. Your night has been turned into day and perhaps your days have been turned into night as your sleep pattern has been disrupted. Think about why it is that Nabi (salallaahu alayhi wassallam) mentioned that a mother has preference of honor before a father. All your sacrifices are being noted by Allah Ta'ala and you are a very special woman indeed.

2.
Marriage is an institute which can be as firm as a rock or weak as a thread, it is up to the partners to make it either one. We have to learn to be tolerant of each other for the pleasure of Allah.

“Do not go by the book of ‘My Rights’. Go by the book of Love, Ihsaan and khidmat. In other words, if every person goes out of his or her way to fulfill the rights of
others, instead of demanding his or her own rights, or goes a step further than just fulfillment of rights, i.e. he or she goes out of his or her way to be kind, caring, loving and forgiving, then automatically this world will become a paradise.

The unfortunate part is that the husband opens the chapter of his rights and the wife opens the chapter of her rights. The parents open the chapter of their rights, and the children, of their rights. The teacher, his rights and the pupils, their rights, and then everyone demands fulfillment
of these rights.

No doubt, rights have been declared so that no person should stop short of their fulfillment, but you cannot have a peaceful society if there is just demand for rights and no fulfillment of corresponding obligations.”

(Hedyatus Saalikeen, selected quotes by Shaykh Yunus Patel, 1998, South Africa)

Ask yourself the reason of your spouse's mistrust. You should always reassure your spouse of your love. If this is due to a mistake in the past, then seek to regain the love and confidence by displaying your love, regret (on the mistake), and make commitment to the marriage. Be ever
cautious of not repeating the same error that had caused the problem.

InshaAllah, with your effort and good character, your spouse will feel like doing the same.

You can recite Ayat 21 of Surah Rome [Qur’an 30: 21]

Besides this you should read YA Wadoodo and YA Salaamo 21 times everyday.

May Allah will make it easy for you. Ameen!

Kindly review some of the advices on
“Happy Marriage – Living with Peaceand Harmony at Home” at our main page
http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php
Question:
Nowadays we see that Muslim women are being urged to work even if it involves working with non-mahram men. Is this earning considered Halaal or should it be considered Haraam as it is earned doing a sin according to Islam? What should be told to those parents who ask or force their daughters to work under such conditions?

Answer:
May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity, Ameen! The Muslim Ummah regards you as an obedient daughter, a respected sister and a dignified woman in Islam!

We should keep in mind that Allah, through his infinite mercy, has not placed any financial responsibilities on a female, whether a mother,daughter or wife. Financial responsibilities are on the males, as a husband, father or son.

However Islam has not stopped a female from having an income. If you have a talent in, example: cooking and baking, dressmaking, or looking after children, you could earn an income in the relaxed atmosphere of your home.
In the States many Muslim women are working from home and they earn a substantial income, which is all their own. Even after having a good income, Islam does not ask them to spend on anyone.

The example of Ummul momineen Khadeeja (R.A) comes to mind. She inherited the business of her father and having no males to look after it, she did so herself. She had people working for her and, in fact, this is how she heard about the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)and struck by his honesty and integrity, she sent a proposal to him!

As Muslims, we are very fortunate to be the followers of such Deen which is complete and comprehensive. In our daily lives we ought to be cautious of how we interact and socialize with people, but there are certain rules
which must be followed strictly in order to repel any attacks of Shaitaan. When Allah forbids a Muslim from doing something it is often to stop other sins that may result from this sin.

Though sitting with ghair-mahrams (those whom one can marry) may seem like an action with no shame, no thought of sin, but in reality, it is such small actions that may lead to larger sins such as zina (fornication). In a Hadith, Prophet Muhammad Sallalaho Alaihi Wasalam said, "when two
non-mahrams sit together, the third is shaitaan between them."
[Sunan al-Tirmidhiy (Hadith 2165), verified authentic by Imaam al-Tirmidhiy.]

Lastly, I would like to mention that she could talk about her concerns to parents and communicate with them. Tell them about her concern and take their suggestions as well.

[Editor's note]:
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In Islam, a sister is regarded as a treasure, preserving her modesty and chastity. Allah likes those who can control their desires and do not go close to any sin.

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Hijab_newEdition2.pdf

Kindly read the Hijab book and share with your sisters.
This is the best way to protect the purity of sisters. http://www.islameasy.org/hijab.php

How observing Hijab brings piety and purity in society? How leaving Hijab leads to sins and shamelessness? A must-read for every Muslim home. A definitive guide which present the Quranic verses and hadith on the subject, along with the opinions of scholars who are closest to the path
of righteousness, so that those seeking the life of piety may find guidance. This book is for Muslim sisters who ask: "What is the proper and best way I can practice hijab, as it was practiced by the Prophet's community?"

Kindly review this article:
Status of Woman in Islam http://www.islameasy.org/K225_WomenInIslam.php

May Allah guide us to the right path, Aameen!
Question:
I am married for 7 months now and my husband cannot find a job since we met. He is doing the best he can to support me financially. Since i have my masters, I am willing to work part time and support him with his responsibilities, does Islam permit for a woman to financially support her
husband? Should i stop the relationship because i might make more money than him? please help me

Answer:
Masha Allah it is commendable to note that you have the wish to serve your family and see to their needs. As a wife, you can be a great support to him emotionally.

We should keep in mind that Allah, through his infinite mercy, has not placed any financial responsibilities on a female, whether a mother, daughter or wife. Financial responsibilities are on the males, as a husband, father or son.

However Islam has not stopped a female from having an income. If you have a talent in, example: cooking and baking, dressmaking, or looking after children, you could earn an income in the relaxed atmosphere of your home.
In the States many Muslim women are working from home and they earn a substantial income, which is all their own. Even after having a good income, Islam does not ask them to spend on anyone.

The example of Ummul momineen Khadeeja (R.A) comes to mind. She inherited the business of her father and having no males to look after it, she did so herself. She had people working for her and, in fact, this is how she heard about the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) and struck by his honesty and integrity, she sent a proposal to him!

Lastly, I would like to mention that you could talk about your concerns to your husband and communicate with him. Tell him about your concern for him and take his suggestions as well. Maybe his kind words and support will
remove your stress and make you feel better.

[Editor's note]:
In Islam, a sister is regarded as a treasure, preserving her modesty and chastity. Allah likes those who can control their desires and do not go close to any sin.

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Hijab_newEdition2.pdf

Kindly read the Hijab book and share with your sisters.
This is the best way to protect the purity of sisters. http://www.islameasy.org/hijab.php

Kindly review this article:
Status of Woman in Islam http://www.islameasy.org/K225_WomenInIslam.php

May Allah guide us to the good, Aameen!
Question:
Request for Dua to overcome an illness
Answer:
You may recite these following duas for your health:

wa yashfi sudoora qawmim-mumineen
Translation: And [God] shall heal the breast of the believers. (at-Tawba, 9:14)

Yaa ayyuhan-naasu qad ja’atkum maw`izhatum-mir rabbikum wa shifaul-limaa fis-sudoor, wa hudan wa rahmatun lil-mumineen
Translation: O Mankind, there has come to you a guidance from your Lord and a healing for (the diseases) in your hearts, and for those who believe a guidance and a mercy. (Yunus, 10:57)
Question:
i would like to know whether the bleeding in a miscarriage is for forty days?
i recently had a miscarriage and feels depressed do give me some duas or wazifas to overcome the loss.

I am depressed since my husband watching porn movies, help me to make him follow islam,
i would like to conceive again do help me with duas prayers and wazifas to be read
Answer:
Inni lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajioon, we are sorry about your loss. May Allah give you better reward in the hereafter, Ameen.

1. For the miscarriage, if it is after 3 months of pregnancy (the body hasformed) then if will be counted as nifaas, that is, maximum of 40 days.

If miscarriage is before 3 months of pregnancy, then either it will be counted as haiz (menstruation) or Istihaza. If it is during your regular menstruation date, then it will be haiz, otherwise istihaza.

2. May Allah remove all your difficulties and grant you ease, barakah and contentment, Ameen. Please visit http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php
for the depression question.

Please review the answer to the following question on our QA page:
“Husband talking to other woman”

3. The following dua can be read in order to ask Allah Ta’ala to bestow upon you an obedient and pious child:

"Rabbana hab lana min azwajina wa dhuriyyatina qurrata A'yunin waj'alna lil-muttaqina imama."

"Our Lord! grant us in our spouses and offspring the joy of our eyes and make us heads of the God-fearing." (Surah 25: Ayah74)

May Allah make it easy for you. Ameen
Question:
1. what is dua-e-qunoot
2. what is adhkaar

Answer:
Dua-e-qunoot is dua is to be read in 3rd Rakaat of witr. This is proved from authentic Ahadeeth and is wajib to read.

Adhkar is a plural of zikr and zikr means remembrance of Allah . The first part of kalima-e-shahadah "Laa ilaaha illallh" can be repeated over and over as a form of zikr. The name "Allah" by itself can also be used. On a
misbaha (rosary) one can recite "Alhamdulillah" 100 times "Subhan Allah" 100 times and "Allahu akbar" 100 times. Some people memorize Asma ul Husna (99
names Of Allah ) and recite them as a form of zikr.
Question:
I am a grade 12 student and soon getting married over the summer. From the past 4 years i have been asking something which i know i lack, to be granted to me that can complete my feminine character, but i haven't gotten a response. i have tried allot to work for what i want but i still get no
results. i am willing to be a wali of Allah to get this desire of mine miraculously, but the time that i have left in my hands is not enough to study further my religion to the extent of that of an Alimah then become one and then get that miracle, it takes years. i have only 2-3
months left in my hands and i urgently need that. if i knew that direct miracles from Allah can be asked by a Wali of Allah then in those four years of my highschool i would've taken Alimah programs but i am in a state where i really need that quick response to my dua.

i don't chat with opposite gender, i have been wearing hijab and abaya all my life, i do have enough knowledge of my religion but not enough to be called a scholar or Alimah, i don't eat unlawful or drink or dress unlawful. i try to pray all 5 prayers {fajr is hard} otherwise i am very prompt in salah and i have been patiently waiting for this dua for 4 yrs i did mention that this should be good for me not bad.... i just don't know what is preventing me from getting my dua answered. there is a durood where if you read it 7 times then surah rahman 20 times then finish off with that durood 7 times again then you will get your incomplete, impossible wish to be completed within a short period of time by the grace of Allah so how come....well sister i just want to say that i have wanted this all
my life, is there anything i can do to achieve this right away although i know steadfastness and being humble / patient in response to dua is better. i just want a direct miracle from Allah or just want a durood that if i recite it then it will allow me to get what i want with the blink of an eye.

Answer:
The Muslim Ummah regards you as an obedient daughter, a respected sister and a dignified woman in Islam!

May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong emaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity…. Ameen!

Respected sister, put your hope, trust and faith in Allah Ta'ala. Read Salatul Hajat.

May Allah assist you in your difficulty, Ameen. It is a fact that such decisions are in the hands of Allah alone, and Allah decides if and when to bless anybody with this bounty. As such, plentiful Duas and abstinence from the prohibitions of Allah are extremely essential. Among
the various Duas a person may adopt in this situation, the best and most beneficial is Istighfaar (seeking forgiveness for ones wrongdoings). In the Quran'e Kareem, being blessed with progeny has been enumerated under the benefits of Istighfaar (Surah Nooh, Verse 12). One should, therefore,
engage in frequent and abundant Istighfaar.

The following articles may also help you:

http://islameasy.org/K202_Tawba.php
Tawba & Istaghfaar – Repentance and seeking forgiveness

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

How should Every Muslim live through day and night?
http://www.islameasy.org/MuslimDailyLife.php

Dua from Qur'an
http://www.islameasy.org/Dua_from_Quran.php

Question:
I AM BREAST FEEEDING MY 9 MONTHS BABY,..IN THIS MONTH I DID NOT GET MY PERIODS, INSTEAD OF PERIOD I AM HAVING A LITTLE SPOTTING ..I DONT NEED TO USE ANY PAD OR ANYTHING I SEE THIS SPOTTING WHEN I USE ONLY WATER .I AM HAVING THIS SPOTTING FROM 8 DAYS ..SO CAN I PERFORM NAMAZ OR NOT..OR I SHALL WAIT FOR 10 DAYS AND 10 NIGHTS TO PERFORM NAMAZ ...THE SPOTTING IS JUST LITLE NOT HEAVY.

Answer:
If the spotting is in your usual menstruation days then it will be counted as your mensus, otherwise it will be counted as istihaza.

A person who is facing istehaaza undergoes the same proceedure as a mazur.
This woman is to make wudu at the time of every salaat. As long as that salaat time remains her wudu will remain, she can read the salaat of that time and read Quran just as anyone else. However, if apart from this bleeding some other matter crops up which causes her wudu to break, then
her wudu will break and will have to repeat the wudu. (Bahisti Zewar 72,100)

We hope we have removed all doubts. Please do not hesitate to ask further
questions. We advise you to consult your doctor as well.
Question:
.. I am really interested in learning more about the Muslim faith. Where could I go on the internet to purchase a Quran? And where could I go to find a forum of English speaking Muslims to chat with and ask questions of?
Answer:
Thank you very much for your interest in learning about Islam.
The Quran translation is available from all major book stores. Many organizations also donate free copies of Quran.

You may also send your questions to this site. The "Belief" section on our site has comprehensive coverage of Islam 101 topics. You may also contact a nearby Islamic center to visit and discuss questions with local community.

May God Almighty Guide you to the right path! Ameen
Question:
salaam, am a 20 year old Muslim studying at university but would like to memorize the Quran in 2 years time as I have friend who became a hafiz in 5 years and want to follow my dream. how long will it take me and how do I start memorizing? also I have started reading my prayers but need to make up 5 years of past Salah. how can I do
this?

Answer:
You have sent two excellent questions.

How much time everyday you could dedicate for memorizing Qur'an and making up for missing Salah in the past years? We can suggest an outline/schedule you can follow.

You may estimate the number of days every month after you became an adult (when monthly menstruation starts) when praying Salah was obligatory. However, the days of menstruation you don’t have to pray.

To repeat missing Salah, you will pray Fard Salah for that day (2+4+4+3+4 and 3 rakat of Witr). That is, 20 rakat for every such day of past when it was due.

In addition to reciting Qur'an and repeating past Salahs, you may start Taleem (reading in group) of good books like Muntakhab Ahadith for 5-10 minutes with your family. Here is the link http://Islameasy.org/quick_books.php

Also, you may print the books and articles from our site and read together with family to learn the basics of Islam. Invite sisters from your neighbors to read these books, but do not engage in discussions or debates outside the authentic material in the books.
Question:
in Islam, can women be friends with men if their intentions are pure?
Answer:
As Muslims, we are very fortunate to be the followers of such Deen which is complete and comprehensive. In our daily lives we ought to be cautious of how we interact and socialize with people, but there are certain rules
which must be followed strictly in order to repel any attacks of Shaitaan. When Allah forbids a Muslim from doing something it is often to stop other sins that may result from this sin.

Though sitting with ghair-mahrams (those whom one can marry) may seem like an action with no shame, no thought of sin, but in reality, it is such small actions that may lead to larger sins such as zina (fornication). In a Hadith, Prophet Muhammad Sallalaho Alaihi Wasalam said, "when two non-mahrams sit together, the third is shaitaan between them."
Sunan al-Tirmidhiy (Hadith 2165), verified authentic by Imaam al-Tirmidhiy.
Question:
i needed some advice regarding gaining knowledge on Islam, your site is wonderful - the best I have come across. the problem I have is, I am finding it hard to taken in what I read as what I read I cant take it in, what is the best way I can learn without forgetting what I have read as I want to
learn as much as possible so that I can teach my kids.... also some guideline as to where to start from... thankyou

Answer:
You may start Taleem (reading in group) of good books like Muntakhab Ahadith for 5-10 minutes with your family. Here is the link http://Islameasy.org/quick_books.php

Also, read Ta'leem-ul-Islam (Teachings of Islam) every chapter. Print the books and articles from our site and read togather with her to learn the basics of Islam. Invite sisters from your neighbors to read these
books, but do not engage in discussions or debates outside what is given in the books.

Here is an article on Taubah http://Islameasy.org/Taubah_Benefits.php

The following articles may also help you:
Tawba & Istaghfaar – Repentance and seeking forgiveness http://Islameasy.org/K202_Tawba.php

Cure for depression
http://Islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

How should Every Muslim live through day and night?
http://www.Islameasy.org/MuslimDailyLife.php

Dua from Qur'an
http://www.Islameasy.org/Dua_from_Quran.php

Salaatul Haajah:
It is narrated by Abdullah bin Obi owfaa RA that the Messenger of Allah said "Who ever has a need from Allah, or in relation to man, he should perform wudu in a complete and beautiful way, then offer 2 rakaahs of salah. He should then praise Allah and send Salawaat (durood) upon Nabi
Marriage is a great Sunnah whilst divorce is disliked by Allah. Rasul sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, and then say:

"Laa ilaaha illallaahul haleemul kareem-subhaanallahi rabbil arshil azeem-wal hamdulilaahi rabbil aalameen -as aluka moojibaati rahmatik-wa azaaima maghfiratik-wal ghaneemata min kulli birr- was salaamati min kulli
ithm- laa tada' lanaa dhamban illaa ghafartah-walaa hamman illaa farrajtah-walaa haajatan hiya laka ridan illaa qadaytahaa -yaa arhamar rawhimeen" (Ibne Maajah-Tirmizi)

We learn from the Quraan and Sunnah that we should engage in Salaah for all our needs. The best time of offering optional prayers is in the last portion of the night, when the entire creation is in sleep and in a state of neglect, this is a great time to earn the help and pleasure of Allah.
If one is unable to do this, he/she may offer Salaah at any other time,(aside from the makrooh times)

You can also recite Rabbi Zidni Ilma many times everyday.
Question:
My mother can read quran and alhamdullillah she pray 5 times a day. But she doesn’t know the meaning of Quran and doesn’t have knowledge about Islam. we are big family, she want to learn about Islam, but doesn’t have time for
that. Will she also get Jannah? Will my knowledge help her, if she doesn’t know. Plz sister explain me?

Answer:
As a Muslim you should keep positive expectations from Allah about the world and the hereafter. A person will be rewarded for reciting the Quran (even without mastering its meaning). And yes, you can be sadqa-e-jaariah to your mother by performing all those acts that will benefit her in the hereafter.

You may start Taleem (reading in group) of good books like Muntakhab Ahadith for 5-10 minutes with your famlily. Here is the link http://Islameasy.org/quick_books.php
Also, read Ta'leem-ul-Islam (Teachings of Islam) every chapter for your mother. Print the books and articles from our site and read togather with her to learn the basics of Islam.

Here is an article on Taubah http://Islameasy.org/Taubah_Benefits.php

The following articles may also help you:
http://Islameasy.org/K202_Tawba.php
Tawba & Istaghfaar – Repentance and seeking forgiveness

Cure for depression
http://Islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

How should Every Muslim live through day and night?
http://www.Islameasy.org/MuslimDailyLife.php

Dua from Qur'an
http://www.Islameasy.org/Dua_from_Quran.php

Question:
Someone told me if I pray surah Mumtahina 3 times everyday after maghrib I will get the right husband? Is that true? She said I should pray 2 rakat nafil and ask Allah for the kind of man I want and then pray Surah mumtahina? And in shaAllah I will get the kind of partner I asked for.

Answer:
There are different kinds of wazaif/Dua for different kinds of issues.

To have one's wishes accepted, one may seek the help of Allah through Salaatul Haajah. Please check on the main page for the method of performing it. http://Islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

We would advise you not to be hasty in expecting your du'as or wishes to be fulfilled. Things happen according to the wish of Allah. If a prayer is delayed in being answered, then that is what is best for us at the time.
If it is not answered in this world, then it is kept for the Aakhirah, where its rewards will benefit us.
Question:
I am pregnant and came to know that I can’t met with the women who is in her first 40 days of the delivery (also called chilla)..as per Islam is it right?
Answer:
There is no such thing in Islam. We hope we have removed all doubts. Please do not hesitate to ask further questions.
Question:
i have had a problem for a long time where I feel like my wudu isn't being counted.. I have digestive problems and gas problems.. I cant pray in peace.. I have to keep rushing my namaz because of this incident..i tend to repeat my wudhu several times and still keep having the same problem..it gets me fustrated.. it makes me wonder whether my namaz is even being counted.. I seem to do more wudhu through out the day then praying..

Answer:
The rule in regards to Ma’zoor (she who can't keep her wudhu), such a woman should offer her Salaah as follows:

This woman is to make wudu at the time of every Salah. As long as that Salah time remains her wudu will remain, she can read the Salah of that time and read Quran just as anyone else can. However, if apart from this problem some other matter crops up which causes her wudu to break, then her wudu will break and will have to repeat the wudu. (Bahisti Zewar [Heavenly Ornaments] by Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanvi -72,100)

We hope we have removed all doubts. Please do not hesitate to ask further questions.
Question:
Can you read Quran while having period even with gloves?
Answer:
It is not permissible for a sister to recite the Quran (not even with gloves), offer prayers, or fast during the menstruation period.
The reference is Ayah 77-79 of Surah Waqia (Juz 27)

Question:
I really love this cousin and he was pretty serious about us as well. we both were planning to get married but now he is ignoring me. I am shattered and heard broken I can not imagine being married to someone else . i've heard about the dua of Dawood alayhis salam which is for melting hearts
and I wanted your permission for this wazifa because I guess permission is required. I really believe in Allah and I know Allah will answer my prayers. Allhamdullilah both of us pray 5 times a day.


Answer:
You should do Istikhara to find out whether that person is right for you or not. You can pray Salatul Istikhara when seeking guidance from Allah. This is a 2 rakah prayer followed by a Du'a.

The most preferred time for this prayer is the last portion of the night before the fajr prayer. But you can pray it at other times too.
http://www.Islameasy.org/images/Treasures-Large/46.htm

It is an ibadah to seek help from Allah. We should not become despondent if our Dua's have not been answered. It may be that Allah Ta'ala has bestowed on us another bounty, or granted us relief from a difficulty, or a reward is given to us in the Akhirah in place of it. Alhamdulillah,
Allah Ta'ala always grants us what is best for us and we should not be hasty or ungrateful.

In addition, it is important to research and read books and articles on marriage so that we look for the qualities in a man that are pleasing to Allah Ta'ala. There are articles on this website too. Do read them and acquire the knowledge of Deen.

May Allah Ta'ala grant you a spouse that will be the coolness of your eyes. Ameen!

Cure for depression
http://Islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

Cure for Pre-Marriage Love Relationship which does not lead to a Marriage
http://www.Islameasy.org/Cure_PreRelations.php
Question:
My husband was married before and the marriage didn't last due to the ex wife, as she saw my husband as her brother in Islam also they are first cousins.

I feel my husband has not moved on from his past and when his ex wife is around he'll watch her and also be interested when her name is mentioned in a passing conversation etc..

I feel uncomfortable when she is around and it's affecting my marriage even though she is happy for us and we both get along as part of formality.

Is there a dua for my husband to love me and to forget his past wife please. I feel so emotional sometimes and I tell myself there is no hope in this marriage.

Answer:
Marriage is a great Sunnah while divorce is disliked by Allah. Rasul sallallahu alaihi wa sallam has said that if a woman asks for a divorce for no reason, then the smell of paradise is forbidden for her [Tirmidhi].

It is the responsibility of both husband and wife to give 100% effort to make their marriage successful and their home peaceful and Islamic. Divorce is permissible only as a last resort.

Serving your husband is an ibadah. Abu Hurairah narrated that the Rasul sallahu alaihi wasallam said, "If a women prays her five daily prayers, fasts the month of Ramadhaan, guards her chastity and obeys her husband,it will be said to her, "Enter paradise from whichever of the gates of Paradise you wish"

May Allah Ta'ala help and guide us in our decisions and actions. Ameen!

InshaAllah, with your effort and good character, your spouse will feel like doing the same.

You can recite Ayat 21 of Surah Rome [Qur’an 30: 21]

Besides this you should read YA Wadoodo and YA Salaamo 21 times everyday.

May Allah will make it easy for you. Ameen!

Kindly review some of the advices on
“Happy Marriage – Living with Peaceand Harmony at Home” at our main page
http://Islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php

Cure for depression
http://Islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php
Question:
I have regrets and guiltiness for my sin and this has really depress me a lot, if I will ever be forgiven by Allah? And if yes, what dua am I supposed to read to earn that forgiveness?
Answer:
[editor’s note: please review the article:
http://islameasy.org/Taubah_Benefits.php ]

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Tau’bah (Seeking Forgiveness)
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Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala), the all-Merciful and all-Forgiving, declares in the Holy Qur’an:

“Say: O My slaves who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Qur’an 39: 53]

It is the nature of mankind to be forgetful and to commit sins. However, Allah has given us the ability to rectify ourselves by turning to Him and begging for His forgiveness. Our mountains of evil deeds are nothing before the vast ocean of the mercy of Allah.

Abu Dhar RadiyAllahu `anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam in a Hadith Qudsi (a hadith in which the Blessed Prophet s quotes Allah) said: “Indeed Allah the Almighty and Majestic says:

“O My slave! Verily, as long as you worship Me and have hope in Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done; O My slave! If you meet Me with an earthful of sins, but do not associate any partner with Me, I would grant you a forgiveness as great as the whole world.” (Musnad Ahmad)

Committing sins may make you sorrowful, depressed and deeply disappointed with yourself. But if you return to Allah with a few tears and beseech Him for mercy, He will certainly forgive you. There is no other door to knock to solve our issues. None can forgive sins except Him. He calls us to the abode of peace (Paradise); He is the Almighty who hides our faults and He alone can replace our bad deeds with good deeds.

The door of repentance is always open for a person until he dies or until the sun rises from the west, whichever comes first. When something is a necessity Allah provides it in abundance like air and water. Since we are always sinful and negligent of Allah and Satan and the self are always inciting us towards evil, therefore tau’bah is provided in abundance so we can turn back to Allah.

Allah has created a solution to every sickness even if it may be the poison of a snake. Satan and sins are a major sickness and the cure for it is in tau’bah and istighfar, crying in front of Allah with deep regret in the heart.

Whenever our tau’bah breaks we should make tau’bah again. Some people despair and think they are sinners and will go to Hellfire. Tau’bah is so powerful that it can take a person from the lowest levels of Hellfire and raise him to the highest levels of Paradise.

Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala), the Lord of Mercy, puts mercy in the hearts of every mother in the world by which they love and care for their children. We make mistakes but Allah overlooks our faults. Our worship and good deeds are not perfect but Allah accepts them and multiplies the reward.

Do not fall into minor sins. Minor sins leads to major sins the way a spark may start a fire and burn down a house. A believer should run away from sin as one runs away from a snake. Even a minor sin makes a true believer restless as if a mountain is above his head and is about to fall on him and crush him.

Make a U-turn in life, wash off your slate of deeds – eliminate the bad deeds and protect your good deeds.

Method of making Tau’bah:
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One should make sincere tau’bah to Allah for one's sins. The requisites of tau’bah are the following:
1. To immediately abstain from the sin.
2. To regret and wish one had never indulged in the sin.
3. To resolve to never commit the sin again.

4. If one have violated the rights of another person it is necessary to seek forgiveness from that person.

After making sincere tau’bah be confident in the acceptance of your tau’bah. Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala) is all-Merciful and all-Forgiving. He is always ready to accept the repentance of His sinful slaves. Allah says in Surah Al-e-Imran:

“And those who, when they have committed Fahishah or wronged themselves with evil, remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their sins - and none can forgive sins but Allah - And do not persist in what (wrong) they have done, while they know.” [Al-Qur’an 3:135]

After repenting, one should try to live according to the will of Allah u i.e. the Qur’an and Sunnah. This will bring the utmost peace and tranquility into one’s life.

Benefits of Tau’bah:
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The Qur’an describes the story of Prophet Nuh (AS),

"I said (to them): Ask forgiveness from your Lord; Verily, He is Oft-Forgiving; He will send rain to you in abundance; And give you increase in wealth and children, and bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers. " [Surah Nooh ,chapter 71:10-12]

One who makes Tau’bah reestablishes his relationship with the Creator of the heavens and earth.
Question:
I got married around 10 months back, to my paternal cousin. i had heard about him to be very religious, and alhamdulillah that was the reason i chose to marry him. after marriage i noticed a few points in him which i
find difficult to accept. he is very short tempered and starts abusing people who don’t follow Islam properly. i find it to be bad behaviour, as he does'nt care about who he is talking to, elders even. he justifies that they are not muttaqis and they sin. he backbites a lot, and dose'nt accept it. he abuses my family also. in general he talks a lot about some 3rd person which i cannot tolerate and i lose my patience as well. we have constant arguments, and off-late i tend to lose my temper after a while.
though both of us claim to follow deen, i dont think we are pleasing ALLAH, fighting this way. his mother tells me that its up to me to change him. i am trying in vain. it maybe so that my method is not right, in any case, i have lost my patience living with him. we have undergone one talaq and one rujoo'. it was my decision to continue the marriage against my family's advice. now i am reluctant to tell them anything. i am terribly confused as to whether to continue this relationship or not. i want to do what pleases ALLAH. as of now, i spend most of my time arguing and i'm sure that does not please ALLAH. i know i should not take up a task which i may not be able to complete. i really want some help, please guide me..


Answer:
Marriage is an institute which can be as firm as a rock or weak as a thread, it is up to the partners to make it either one. As a scholar has rightly mentioned,

"if every human on earth made the effort to fulfill the rights of others,then everyone’s rights would have been fulfilled."

Make an extra effort to improve your character and fulfill your husbands rights with humilty, and Allah will elevate you in your husband's (and everyone) eyes, as the prophet SAW has said," the one who lowers himself for the pleasure of Allah, Allah elevates him. "If there are particular
things that he likes, make extra effort in doing it before he asks. Also don’t think about his bad qualities, instead concentrate on the good he has, even if its less in comparison. Remember that Allah has chosen you both to be husband and wife out of his wisdom.

You should read YA Wadoodo and YA Salaamo 21 times everyday.
May Allah will make it easy for you. Ameen!

[editor’s note: Suggestions for Happy Marriage]
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Kindly review our advice on Happy Marriage – Living with Peace and Harmony at Home at http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php

There is a great reward for patience at the time of difficulty. Remember the teachings of Islam:
- Repel evil with good deeds;
- Join relations with the one who cuts it with you;
- Forgive those who did wrong to you;

Manners and protection of tongue:
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From our elders we have learned that the best method to increase the love between the husband and the wife is to obtain great morals and etiquettes and to guard our tongue. By doing both of those, one will be able to attract your spouse into a never ending love. Please review the following article: http://islameasy.org/K213_Tongue_protection.php


List of husband’s likes and dislikes:
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Living closely for a period of time, the wife knows the secrets of do’s and don’ts which pleases the husband. At the time of difficulty and concern, when the husband is not behaving well, extra precaution should be taken and a “selfless” attitude is needed to win his heart.

A warm-welcome of the husband:
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When a husband enters home and looks at the wife with love and mercy and wife also looks at the husband with love and mercy, Allah looks at both of them with mercy.
Entering and leaving home with Salam and Du’a keeps the Shaytaan away.

The wife at home should adorn herself for the husband when he arrives home and meet with him cheerfully. On the other hand, when a woman goes out of her home (for example, for a social event), she should wear simple and modest clothing and observe complete Hijaab in front of non-Mahram.

Virtues of good deeds:
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Imagine a pious wife making Du’a for his husband after every Salah: May Allah make him a pious man! May Allah bless him with wisdom and knowledge of Deen! May Allah accept all his good deeds and keep Shaytaan away from him!

Pray Salat-ul-Hajat and Istekhara before making important decisions. See the main page at http://islameasy.org/

Give some Sadaqa on behalf of your spouse.

Increase time for Du’a, especially if you could wake up during the last part of night. Here is a startup script and examples of Dua:

Dua from the Core of Heart http://islameasy.org/pdf/Duae_Walihana.pdf
Munajaat-e-Maqbool http://islameasy.org/Dua_MM_2.php

Environment of pious people:
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Find a pious Shaykh near your area and encourage the husband to attend his programs with intention to acquire the love of Allah Almighty. Listen to lectures and read books on pious husband and wife.

Read books of virtues (like Muntakhab Ahadith, Riyadus-Saliheen) with your family for 5-10 minutes every evening.

Request the husband to bring some Islamic books of good deeds, Du’a and zikr for the family.

If there is a gathering for Taleem (Islamic knowledge to increase faith and good deeds) encourage your spouse to attend. Your masjid Imam and community may help you find such programs.

Only Allah knows what is beneficial for us. He is All Wise, All Merciful.
May Allah bless you and your family to live in peace and harmony! Ameen!

Cure for depression
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Question:
i have got very bad acne for past 10 years, i have spent thousands of rupees to cure this disease but nothing makes permanent difference,, i am now tired,, i have tried almost every medicne n spritual treatment as well, wherever i go people comment on my problem n i really fell embarrassed.
Answer:
1) Please check the home page of our website for detailed procedure on salaatul Haajat. Allah is the only one who could make the impossible, possible. You should turn to Allah and ask him for all your needs.

2) You may recite these following verses of Quran 100 times after Isha accompanying with durood shareef:

"Laqad Khalaqnal Insana fee Ahsani Taqweem" (Surah Teen, Verse 3) and
"Rabbi Inni Mughlobun Funtasir" (Surah Qamar, verse 10)

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php
Question:
I live far away from my parents with my husband and his parents our marraige is 7 years old now. my husband always says me that he doesnt love me he got married to me
because his mother told him he fullfills all my needs. when ever i object on his late coming home and saying these dry words to me his mother and he criticizes me she says see haven’t my son spend so much money on you, he takes to hotels and then are you objecting on our last vacation to india, i told my parents about my problem my father got angry and ask my husband about all this he told him I am like this only, if not take your daughter home; they don’t keep a servant; when i told my parents they told me if we go for separation can you live without your children, i dont know what to do .. please advice

Answer:
Marriage is a great Sunnah whilst divorce is disliked by Allah. Rasul sallallahu alaihi wa sallam has said that if a woman asks for a divorce for no reason, then the smell of paradise is forbidden for her [Tirmidhi].

It is the responsibility of both husband and wife to give 100% effort to make their marriage successful and their home peaceful and Islamic. Divorce is permissible only as a last resort.

Ask yourself the reason of your husband's mistrust. Is this his personality? If so, resort to patience, Salaah and Du'a. In most cases, this is because of his lack of confidence, therefore always reassure him of your love for him. If your husband does not trust you because of a
previous error, then seek to regain his love and confidence by displaying your love for him, regret (on the mistake), and make commitment to the marriage. Be ever cautious of not repeating the same error that had caused
the problem.

In any case, do not leave the home without his permission. Do not visit places he dislikes etc. Insha Allah, with patience, Du'a and effort your husband will come to trust you.

Serving your husband is an ibadah. Abu Hurairah narrated that the Rasul sallahu alaihi wasallam said, "If a women prays her five daily prayers,fasts the month of Ramadhaan, guards her chastity and obeys her husband,it will be said to her, "Enter paradise from whichever of the gates of
Paradise you wish"

May Allah Ta'ala help and guide us in our decisions and actions. Ameen!

InshaAllah, with your effort and good character, your spouse will feel like doing the same.

You can recite Ayat 21 of Surah Rome [Qur’an 30: 21]

Besides this you should read YA Wadoodo and YA Salaamo 21 times everyday.

May Allah will make it easy for you. Ameen!

Kindly review some of the advices on
“Happy Marriage – Living with Peaceand Harmony at Home” at our main page
http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php
Question:
dua in pregnancy to having a beautiful and healthy child?
Answer:
You can recite these Duas;

1) Rabbi habli milla dunka waliyya

2) Rabbi laa tazarni fardaw wa anta khairul waaritheen
Question:
Assalam walaikum warahmatulla, My husband is very reserve minded he always behaves like a boss and does not love me, nor respect me and my family. He uses bad language for me .. and is very rude sometimes i want him to be friendly with me and share his feelings with me. Is there any dua to be friendly with me and respect me?

Answer:
May Allah bless you and your family to live in peace and harmony!

Marriage is an institute which can be as firm as a rock or weak as a thread, it is up to the partners to make it either one. We have to learn to be tolerant of each other for the pleasure of Allah. “Do not go by the book of ‘My Rights’. Go by the book of Love, Ihsaan and khidmat. In other
words, if every person goes out of his or her way to fulfill the rights of others, instead of demanding his or her own rights, or goes a step further than just fulfillment of rights, i.e. he or she goes out of his or her way to be kind, caring, loving and forgiving, then automatically this world will become a paradise.

The unfortunate part is that the husband opens the chapter of his rights and the wife opens the chapter of her rights. The parents open the chapter of their rights, and the children, of their rights. The teacher, his rights and the pupils, their rights, and then everone demands fulfillment
of these rights.

No doubt, rights have been declared so that no person should stop short of their fulfillment, but you cannot have a peaceful society if there is just demand for rights and no fulfillment of corresponding obligations.”

(Hedyatus Saalikeen, selected quotes by Shaykh Yunus Patel, 1998, South Africa)

Ask yourself the reason of your spouse's mistrust. You should always reassure your spouse of your love. If this is due to a mistake in the past, then seek to regain the love and confidence by displaying your love, regret (on the mistake), and make commitment to the marriage. Be ever
cautious of not repeating the same error that had caused the problem.

InshaAllah, with your effort and good character, your spouse will feel like doing the same.

You can recite Ayat 21 of Surah Rome [Qur’an 30: 21]

Besides this you should read YA Wadoodo and YA Salaamo 21 times everyday.

May Allah will make it easy for you. Ameen!

Kindly review some of the advices on
“Happy Marriage – Living with Peaceand Harmony at Home” at our main page
http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php
Question:
1. I have been married nearly a year. Few months after our Nikah, me and my husband keep arguing and now I found out his is having an affair. I love him a lot but he doesn’t see or realize that, may Allah guide him. Is there any duaa that I can recite for him to love me the way he did before. How can I save our marriage and for Allah to stop him from a major sin.

2. Husband is involved with other women in dating, he does not give attention in home and kids. Kindly give any wazifa or dua for his right path.

Answer:
[editor's note: Winning the Husband – Saving a Marriage]

May Allah bless you and your family to live in peace and harmony!
Marriage is an institute which can be as firm as a rock or weak as a thread, it is up to the partners to make it either one. Due to the influence of Shaytaan, bad desires and environment outside and inside the home, sometimes a married man starts making an affair with a non-Mahram woman and may lose interest in his own wife at home. This article discusses some causes of this problem and a few suggestions for the wife to re-gain her husband’s love.
At the time of concern and tension in domestic affairs, review your life pattern to see in how many ways you can improve yourselves.

Protection of eyes:
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This is one of the biggest concerns in the Ummah today, affecting both the young an old. The outside environment (streets, markets, workplaces, social events) and media inside homes (TV, magazines, internet) and filled with opportunities to look at non-Mahram faces. If someone does not protect the eyes and looks with lust and desires, his heart may be occupied with dozens of beautiful faces and may easily forget his own wife.

Disrespect and quarrels at home:
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Even if the wife is sincere in her heart, sometimes abusing the tongue on domestic issues may lead the husband to feel disrespected. If the wife does not treat the husband well, he may find more peace talking to strange women outside home. Usually the people outside home (for example, at the markets and social events) appear more polite, courteous and keeping a soft and sweet-tone. This is a ‘big competition’ for the spouse at home to surpass the loving and admiring attitude experienced in the outside world!

Suggestions for Happy Marraige
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Kindly review our advice on Happy Marriage – Living with Peace and Harmony at Home at http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php

Manners and protection of tongue:
----------------------------------
From our elders we have learned that the best method to increase the love between the husband and the wife is to obtain great morals and etiquettes and to guard our tongue. By doing both of those, one will be able to attract your spouse into a never ending love. Please review the following article: http://islameasy.org/K213_Tongue_protection.php

List of husband’s likes and dislikes:
-------------------------------------
Living closely for a period of time, the wife knows the secrets of do’s and don’ts which pleases the husband. At the time of difficulty and concern, when the husband is not behaving well, extra precaution should be taken and a “selfless” attitude is needed to win his heart.

Looking for rights or love?
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“Do not go by the book of ‘My Rights’. Go by the book of Love, Ihsaan and khidmat. In other words, if every person goes out of his or her way to fulfill the rights of others, instead of demanding his or her own rights, or goes a step further than just fulfillment of rights, i.e. he or she goes out of his or her way to be kind, caring, loving and forgiving, then automatically this world will become a paradise.”
(Hedyatus Saalikeen, selected quotes by Shaykh Yunus Patel, 1998, South Africa)

A warm-welcome of the husband:
------------------------------
When the husband enters home and looks at the wife with love and mercy and wife also looks at the husband with love and mercy, Allah looks at both of them with mercy.
Entering and leaving home with Salam and Du’a keeps the Shaytaan away.

The wife at home should decorate herself for the husband when he arrives home and meet with him cheerfully. On the other hand, when a woman goes out of her home (for example, for a social event), she should wear simple and modest clothing and observe complete Hijaab in front of non-Mahram. In practice, this is not followed in today’s society which opens the door of issues.

Virtues of good deeds:
----------------------
Imagine a pious wife making Du’a for his husband after every Salah: May Allah make him a pious man! May Allah bless him with wisdom and knowledge of Deen! May Allah accept all his good deeds and keep Shaytaan away from him!
Pray Salat-ul-Hajat and Istekhara before making important decisions. See the main page at http://islameasy.org/
Give some Sadaqa on behalf of your spouse.
Increase time for Du’a, especially if you could wake up during the last part of night. Here is a startup script and examples of Dua:

Dua from the Core of Heart http://islameasy.org/pdf/Duae_Walihana.pdf
Munajaat-e-Maqbool http://islameasy.org/Dua_MM_2.php

Environment of pious people:
----------------------------
Find a pious Shaykh near your area and encourage the husband to attend his programs with intention to acquire the love of Allah Almighty. Listen to lectures and read books on pious husband and wife.

Read books of virtues (like Muntakhab Ahadith, Riyadus-Saliheen) with your family for 5-10 minutes every evening.
Request the husband to bring some Islamic books of good deeds, Du’a and zikr for the family.

If there is a gathering for Taleem (Islamic knowledge to increase faith and good deeds) encourage your spouse to attend. Your masjid Imam and community may help you find such programs.

Only Allah knows what is beneficial for us. He is All Wise, All Merciful.

May Allah bless you and your family to live in peace and harmony! Ameen!

Recommended Readings for wife:
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The Rights of Husband by Shaykh Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar
http://www.khanqah.org/books/show/the-rights-of-husband

The Rights of a Husband and his Status* by Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
*Discourses on Islamic Way of Life volume-2, Darul-Ishaat, Karachi, Pakistan (translation of Islahi Khutbaat, translated by Iqbal Hussain Ansari)

Recommended Readings for Husband:
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The Rights of Women by Shaykh Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar
http://www.khanqah.org/books/show/rights-of-women
Question:
This question is on behalf of one of my sisters. She asked if someone had a pre-marriage love, but now when she realizes her mistake, then, did she commit a sin which is unforgivable or if she does proper Tau’bah then Allah might forgive her?

Answer:
You can help your sister by telling her that, it is the nature of mankind to be forgetful and to commit sins. However, Allah has given us the ability to correct our mistakes and make amends, we turn to Allah and beg for his forgiveness.

One should make sincere Tawbah/ repentance to Allah for one's sins. The requisites of Taubah are three:

(1) To immediately abstain from the sin.

(2) To regret and wish one had never indulged in the sin.

(3) To make a determined intention not to return to the sin. (Ruhul ma"ani Vol28 Pg235)

It is good to remember one's sins as this will keep us humble in front of Allah. We would advise her to firstly, seek the company of the pious, maybe a sister scholar (Alimah) in your locality, or friends who are concerned with their deen.

After having made a sincere Tawbah, you should have a firm conviction in the acceptance of your Tawbah. Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala) is all-Merciful and all-Forgiving. He is always ready to accept the repentance of His sinful slaves.

After repenting, you should try to live your life in absolute accordance with the Shariah and Sunnah of the Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa-Sallam). This will bring the utmost peace and tranquility into your life. It is a blessing from Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala) that He made you realize the mistake. From this point on, you should make a firm decision and live your life only in the way that pleases Allah (Subhanahu WaTaala) and we pray that Allah makes this easy for you. Ameen!

Secondly, the remembrance of Allah washes away the rust that gathers on the heart because of sins. If not cleansed regularly, the heart will not guide her to do good deeds.

Lastly, the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam advised his companions by saying "abstain from sins and you will be from the most pious of men." One should keep on striving and be hopeful of the mercy of Allah.

May Allah grant us all the ability to abstain from sins and become practicing Muslims, Aameen!
Question:
How would I know if someone has cursed me with the evil eye?
Answer:
With regard to dealing with the evil eye and hasad (destructive envy), there is no doubt that when a person is close to Allah, always remembering Him (dhik) and reading Qur’aan, he is less likely to be affected by the
evil eye and other kinds of harm from the devils of mankind and the jinn.

The Prophet (SALLALLAHO ALAIHE WASALLAM) used to seek refuge with Allah for himself, and the greatest means of seeking refuge that is available to the Muslim is
reading the Book of Allah, above all the Mi’wadhatayn (the last two Surahs of the Qur’aan, al-Falaq and al-Naas), Surat al-Faatihah and Aayat al-Kursi [al-Baqarah 2:255]
Among the saheeh du’aa’s which have been narrated from the
Prophet (SALLALLAHO ALAIHE WASALLAM) are:

A’oodhu bi kalimaat Allahit-taammaati min sharri maa khalaq (I seek refuge
in the perfect words of Allah from the evil of that he has created)
[Narrated by Muslim, al-Dhikr wa’l-Du’aa]

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas (RA) said: “The Prophet (SALLALLAHO ALAIHE WASALLAM)S used to seek refuge with Allah for Hasan (RA) and Husayn (RA). He said:
‘Your father [i.e., Ibraaheem] used to seek refuge with Allah for Ismaa’eel (AS) and Ishaaq (AS) with these words: A’oodhu bi kalimaat Allahit-taammah min kulli shaytaanin wa haammah wa min kulli ‘aynin laammah (I seek refuge in
the perfect words of Allah, from every devil and every poisonous reptile,and from every bad eye)” [Narrated by al-Bukhaari, Ahaadeeth al-Anbiyaa’]

Undoubtedly, when a person persists in reciting the adhkaar (dhikr) for morning and evening, and the adhkaar for going to sleep, and others, this will have a great effect in protecting him from the evil eye.
Question:
Is there a Dua I can make for a person to ask me to marry then other than Istikarah?

Answer:
Yes Sister, the only advice that I can give you is to take note of his commitment to Islam. If he is one who attempts to fulfill the faraaidh (compulsory actions like Salaah, Zakaah etc) and the Sunnah of Rasul sallalahu alaihi wasallam (good conduct etc.), then perform Salatul Istikhaarah, seek the advices of your wali (guardian) and put your trust in Allah.

Pray Salat-ul-Hajat and Istekhara before making important decisions. See the main page at http://islameasy.org/
There are many resources to guide you. One resource is at the web site
http://www.islameasy.org/marriage-in-islam.php
The kitab "Nikah (marriage) in Islam" written by Shaykh Asharaf Ali Thanwi (RA) is also beneficial.
Question:
Is there a dua to make for a non-Muslim who is slightly interested in Islam to be guided to Islam? [details about Islam]
Answer:
When someone embraces Islam, Allah forgives all of his previous sins and evil deeds. A man called Amr came to the Prophet Muhammad (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa-Sallam) and said,
“Give me your right hand so that I may give you my pledge of loyalty.”
The Prophet SallAllahu Alayhi Wa-Sallam stretched out his right hand. Amr withdrew his hand. The Prophet SallAllahu Alayhi Wa-Sallam said: What has happened to you, O Amr? He replied, “I intend to lay down a condition.” The Prophet SallAllahu Alayhi Wa-Sallam asked: What condition do you intend to put forward? Amr said, “That God forgive my sins.” The Prophet SallAllahu Alayhi Wa-Sallam said: Didn’t you know that converting to Islam erases all previous sins?
(Narrated in Saheeh Muslim and Musnad Ahmad).

After embracing Islam, the person will be rewarded for his or her good and bad deeds according to the following saying of the Prophet Muhammad (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa-Sallam):
Your Lord, Who is blessed and exalted, is most merciful. If someone intends to do a good deed but does not do it, a good deed will be recorded for him. And if he does do it, (a reward of) ten to seven hundred or many more times (the reward of the good deed), will be recorded for him. And
if someone intends to do a bad deed but does not do it, a good deed will be recorded for him. And if he does do it, a bad deed will be recorded against him or God will wipe it out. (Narrated in Musnad Ahmad,and Saheeh Muslim)

Some Basic Islamic Beliefs
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1) Belief in God:
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Muslims believe in one, unique, incomparable Allah, Who has no son nor partner, and that none has the right to be worshipped but Him alone. He is the true God, and every other deity is false. He has the most magnificent names and sublime perfect attributes. No one shares His
divinity, nor His attributes. In the Quran, Allah describes Himself:
Say, “He is Allah, the One. Allah, to Whom the creatures turn for their needs. He begets not, nor was He begotten, and there is none like Him.”
(Quran, 112:1-4)

No one has the right to be invoked, supplicated, prayed to, or shown any act of worship, but Allah alone.
Allah alone is the Almighty, the Creator, the Sovereign, and the Sustainer of everything in the whole universe. He manages all affairs. He stands in need of none of His creatures, and all His creatures depend on Him for
all that they need. He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing, and the All-Knowing. In a perfect manner, His knowledge encompasses all things, the open and the secret, and the public and the private. He knows what has happened, what will happen, and how it will happen. No affair occurs
in the whole world except by His will. Whatever He ills is, and whatever He does not will is not and will never be. His will is above the will of all the creatures. He has power over all things, and He is able to do everything. He is the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, and the Most Beneficent. In one of the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad(SallAllahu Alayhi Wa-Sallam), we are told that Allah is more merciful to His creatures than a mother to her child. Allah is far removed from injustice and tyranny. He is All-Wise in all of His actions and decrees. If someone wants something from Allah, he or she can ask Allah directly without asking anyone else to intercede with Allah for him or her.

2) Belief in the Angels:
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Muslims believe in the existence of the angels and that they are honored creatures. The angels worship God alone, obey Him, and act only by His command. Among the angels is Gabriel, who brought down the Quran to Muhammad SallAllahu Alayhi Wa-Sallam.

3) Belief in God’s revealed Books:
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Muslims believe that God revealed books to His messengers as proof for mankind and as guidance for them. Among these books is the Quran, which God revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa-Sallam). God has guaranteed the Quran’s protection from any corruption or distortion.
“Indeed, We have sent down the Quran, and surely We will guard it (from corruption)”. (Quran, 15:9)

4) Belief in the Prophets and Messengers of God:
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Muslims believe in the prophets and messengers of God, starting with Adam,including Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, and Jesus (peace and blessings be upon them all). God’s final message to man, a reconfirmation of the eternal message, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa-Sallam).

God has said:
“Muhammad is not the father of any one of your men, but he is the Messenger of God and the last of the prophets..”. (Quran, 33:40)
Muslims believe that all the prophets and messengers were created human beings who had none of the divine qualities of God.

5) Belief in the Day of Judgment:
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Muslims believe in the Day of Judgment (the Day of Resurrection) when all people will be resurrected for God’s judgment according to their beliefs and deeds.

6) Belief in Al-Qadar:
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Muslims believe in Al-Qadar, which is Divine Predestination, but this belief in Divine Predestination does not mean that human beings do not have freewill. Rather, Muslims believe that God has given human beings
freewill. This means that they can choose right or wrong and that they are responsible for their choices.
Question:
Is there a dua that I can make for a person to quit drinking for good inshallah?
Also, Is there a dua to have someone be guided to the right path inshaallah? Jazakallah.

Answer:
It should be understood that all types of intoxicants and drugs are impermissible (haraam) in Islam (that includes alcohol). All such things should be avoided and if one is involved in consuming these drugs and intoxicants, one should immediately seek forgiveness from Allah Ta'ala and refrain from using it ever again.

One can recite: Allahumma inni asalukal huda wattuqa wal a'faafa wal ghina (Muslim)
meaning:’O Allah! I beseech you for guidance, piety, chastity and contentment’.

Question:
I have two daughters, now I want to have a baby boy. In Islamic point of view, can I desire for baby boy?
Answer:
Yes, in Islamic point of view you can desire for baby boy, the best way to request anything from Allah ta'la is to make dua for it after every ibadah (worship).

Salaatul Haajaat (Prayer for Need)
http://islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

Besides that, it mentioned in some books that a couple who intends to name their son Muhammad if they have a son, will be granted a son inshAllah. But one should be grateful at whatever Allah taala grants.

May Allah grant you a son that can be a source for hidayah of the ummah. Ameen!

Question:
I have a lot of worries to share (re: Overwhelming sin).
Answer:
It is the nature of mankind to be forgetful and to commit sins. If we did not do so, we would have been with the angels.

However, Allah has given us the ability to correct our mistakes and make amends, we turn to Allah and beg for his forgiveness.

One should make sincere Tawbah/ repentance to Allah for one's sins. The requisites of Taubah are three:

(1) To immediately abstain from the sin.

(2) To regret and wish one had never indulged in the sin.

(3) To make a determined intention not to return to the sin. (Ruhul ma"ani Vol28 Pg235)

It is good to remember one's sins as this will keep us humble in front of Allah. We would advise you to firstly, seek the company of the pious, maybe a scholar in your locality, or friends who are concerned with their deen.

Secondly, the remembrance of Allah washes away the rust that gathers on the heart because of sins. If not cleansed regularly, the heart will not guide you to do good deeds.

Lastly, the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam advised his companions by saying "abstain from sins and you will be from the most pious of men." One should keep on striving and be hopeful of the mercy of Allah.

May Allah grant us all the ability to abstain from sins and become practicing Muslims , Aameen!
Question:
I am a born Muslim and I am having extreme difficulty making Salah. I am currently 8 weeks with child. I have an acute case of morning sickness which is no excuse but I am missing so many prayers and I need help. It's not as if I don't care because Salah is on my mind all day, but I do nothing about it, but feel miserable. I know I probably sound silly but I really need help and some type of inspiration PLEASE!!
Answer:
Sometimes due to illnesses and other health problem, a person tends to lack of on their religious duties. You should remind yourself of the important of Salat in Islam and what status it has. To assist in this, I would say, read from the chapter of Fada'il Salat (collection of Ahadith on virtues of prayer) often. The narrations mentioned therein will reinforce the important of Salat in your heart. Also, it is to difficult to pray longer Salat due to morning sickness, shorten your Salat so you can complete it without any difficultly. For example, a person in sickness or difficulty is allowed omit the sunnah and mustahab acts of Salat. If you were to concentrate on the fard and wajib acts of Salat, your Salat will be shorten greatly and you will be able to complete it without any difficulty. However, this should be only done during your sickness. In normal days, the Salat should be performed with all its etiquettes.

[Editor's note]:

Hadith – 1
Abu Zar RadiyAllahu `anhu narrates that once the Prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam came out of his house. It was autumn and the leaves were falling off the trees. He caught a branch of a tree and its leaves began to drop in large number. At this he remarked, 'O, Abu Zar! when a Muslim offers his salat to please Allah, his sins are shed away from him just as these leaves are falling off this tree. (Ahmad)

Hadith – 2a
Abu Huraira RadiyAllahu `anhu narrates that once the Prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam asked his companions, 'Do you think that dirt can remain on a person bathing 5 times a day in a brook running in front of his door?' 'No', replied the compan¬ions, 'No dirt can remain on his body.' The Prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam remarked: 'So, exactly similar is the effect of salat offered 5 times a day. With the Grace of Allah, it washes away all the sins'.(Bukhari, Muslim)

Hadith – 2b
Jabir RadiyAllahu `anhu narrates that he heard the Prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam saying: The likeness of 5 times daily salat is as the like¬ness of a deep brook running in front of the door of a person who bathes therein 5 times a day.(Muslim)

Hadith – 3
Huzaifa RadiyAllahu `anhu says that, whenever the Prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam happened to face any difficulty, he would at once resort to salat. (Ahmad, Abu Dawud)

Hadith – 4
Abu Qatada bin Rabiy RadiyAllahu `anhu says he heard the Prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam saying, “Allah has said, "(O, Muhammad!) I have ordained 5 times daily salat for your followers. I have made a covenant with Myself that whoever is regular in performing his salat at its fixed hour, he shall be admitted into Paradise. Those of your fol¬lowers, who do not guard their salat, are not included in this covenant." (Abu Dawud, Ibn Maja)

Hadith - 5
Ibn Salman RadiyAllahu `anhu says that he heard one of the companions of the Prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam nar¬rating, "When we had won the battle of Khaibar, we began to buy and sell among ourselves the booty that had fallen to our lot. One of us went to Prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam and said, 'O, Prophet of Allah, no one else has earned so much profit as I have obtained in today's trade.' How much did you earn? Asked the Prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam. He re¬plied, 'I kept on selling and buying till I earned a net profit of 300 Oqiya of silver.' The Prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam said, "Shall I inform you of something better than that?" He ex¬claimed, 'Do tell me, O, Prophet of Allah!' The Prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam remarked 'Two rakats nafl after (Fard) salat.(Abu Dawud)

Hadith – 6
Ammar bin Yasir RadiyAllahu `anhu nar¬rates that he heard the Prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam saying: "When a person finishes his salat, he gets 1/10th, 1/9th, 1/8th, 1/7th, 1/6th, 1/5th, 1/4th, 1/3rd or ½ of the maximum reward (according to the quality of salat performed by him)."(Abu Dawud, Nasai)

Hadith – 7
Abu Huraira RadiyAllahu `anhu narrates, "We heard the Prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam saying, 'The first deed of a person to be reckoned for on the Day of Judgment will be his salat. A person will succeed and attain his goal if his salat is accepted. He will fail and lose badly if it is rejected. If any deficiency is found in his Fard salat, Allah will say (to the angels): "Look for any Nafl salat in his account". Then the deficiency in his Fard salat will be made good by Nafl salat. The rest of the religious practices (viz. Fast, Zakat etc.) will then be reckoned for in the same manner."
Question:
After 16 years of marriage and 5 kids, the husband started an affair with another woman and went to have another marriage. He does not give proper time, love or support to the first family and kids. [Note: question from a country where more than one marriages was allowed]
Answer:
We receive your request with sorrow and grief. May Allah bless your family a peaceful life at home! We turn to Allah and beg for his forgiveness.

Kindly review some of the advices on "Happy Marriage – Living with Peace and Harmony at Home" at our main page http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php

Marriage is an institute which can be as firm as a rock or weak as a thread, it is up to the partners to make it either one. We have to learn to be tolerant of each other for the pleasure of Allah “Do not go by the book of ‘My Rights’. Go by the book of Love, Ihsaan and khidmat. In other words, if every person goes out of his or her way to fulfill the rights of others, instead of demanding his or her own rights, or goes a step further than just fulfillment of rights, i.e. he or she goes out of his or her way to be kind, caring, loving and forgiving, then automatically this world will become a paradise.

The unfortunate part is that the husband opens the chapter of his rights and the wife opens the chapter of her rights. The parents open the chapter of their rights, and the children, of their rights. The teacher, his rights and the pupils, their rights, and then everyone demands fulfillment of these rights.

No doubt, rights have been declared so that no person should stop short of their fulfillment, but you cannot have a peaceful society if there is just demand for rights and no fulfillment of corresponding obligations.”

(Hedyatus Saalikeen, selected quotes by Shaykh Yunus Patel, 1998, South Africa)

Ask yourself the reason of your spouse's mistrust. You should always reassure your spouse of your love. If this is due to a mistake in the past, then seek to regain the love and confidence by displaying your love, regret (on the mistake), and make commitment to the marriage. Be ever cautious of not repeating the same error that had caused the problem.

InshaAllah, with your effort and good character, your spouse will feel like doing the same.

You can recite Ayat 21 of Surah Rome [Qur’an 30: 21]

Besides this you should read YA Wadoodo and YA Salaamo 21 times everyday.

[Editor's note]

Remember the teaching of the Islam to win the heart:

- Repel evil with good deeds;
- Join relations with the one who cuts it with you;
- Make Salaam to one who does not make Salaam;
- Forgive those who did bad to you;
- Keep politeness in all talk, with respect and love;

Allah says in the Noble Qur’an:
“The good deed and the evil deed cannot be equal. Repel (the evil) with one which is better (i.e. Allah ordered the faithful believers to be patient at the time of anger, and to excuse those who treat them badly), then verily! he, between whom and you there was enmity, (will become) as though he was a close friend.” [41:34].
“But none is granted it (the above quality) except those who are patient, and none is granted it except the owner of the great portion (of the happiness in the Hereafter i.e. Paradise and in this world of a high moral character). “[41:35].

Read Salaatul Haajaat (Prayer of Need)
http://islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

Durood on the Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam)

Recite several times morning and evening:

ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADI(M) Muatta-rir-Roohe Wa Alahit-Tayyebeenat-Tahireena Salatan Tuatte-runa Biha wa Barik wa Sallim

(note: All ‘t’ sounds are soft, like ‘taleem’ in Arabic/Urdu)

Recite the following:

LA ILAHA ILLA ANTA SUBHANAKA INNI KUNTU MINAZ ZALIMEEN
Translation: “None has the right to be worshipped but You (O Allah)), Glorified (and Exalted) are You (above all that (evil) they associate with You). Truly, I have been of the wrong-doers."

LA HAULA WA LA QUWATA ILLA BILLAHIL ALIEL AZEEM
Translation: “There is no strength (to refrain from sins but with the protection from Allah) and there is no power (to accomplish good deeds) but with the help of Allah, the High, the Supreme”

There is a great reward for patience at the time of difficulty. Make lots of Isteghfar and have complete trust in Allah. ‘Only Allah can solve my Problem, or bless me with something better’. You should try your best to server your husband with love and respect and request Allah to soften his heart.

Dua:
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Give some Sadaqa on behalf of your spouse.
Make Du’a for your spouse after every Salah:

May Allah give him the ability to make Taubah, stop him from bad deeds and keep Shaitaan away from him! May Allah bless him with wisdom and knowledge of Deen! May Allah make him a pious person, forgive his faults, have mercy on him, elevate his status, and bless him with piety and generosity…. Ameen!

Increase time for Du’a, especially if you could wake up during the last part of night. Here is a startup script and example of Dua:

Dua from the Core of Heart http://islameasy.org/pdf/Duae_Walihana.pdf

Munajaat-e-Maqbool http://islameasy.org/Dua_MM_2.php

May Allah bless your family a peaceful life at home!

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php
Question:
Assalamu alaykum dear mualimah, I am doing an Alim course I experience difficulty in memorization. Is their any particular wazifa to help me strengthen my memorization? jazakallah
Answer:
You may recite the following duas:

1) Rabbi zidni ilma

2) Rabbish rahli sadri wa yassirli amri wahlul uqdatam milisaani yafqhu qawli

3) Rabbi yassir wa la tuassir wa tammim bil khair

4) Salaatul Haajah:
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It is narrated by Abdullah bin Obi owfaa RA that the Messenger of Allah said "Who ever has a need from Allah, or in relation to man, he should perform wudu in a complete and beautiful way, then offer 2 rakaahs of salah. He should then praise Allah and send Salawaat (durood) upon Nabi sallallahu alaihi wa sallam and then say:

"Laa ilaaha illallaahul haleemul kareem-subhaanallahi rabbil arshil azeem-wal hamdulilaahi rabbil aalameen -as aluka moojibaati rahmatik-wa azaaima maghfiratik-wal ghaneemata min kulli birr- was salaamati min kulli ithm- laa tada' lanaa dhamban illaa ghafartah-walaa hamman illaa farrajtah-walaa haajatan hiya laka ridan illaa qadaytahaa -yaa arhamar rawhimeen" (Ibne Maajah-Tirmizi)

We learn from the Qur’an and Sunnah that we should engage in Salaah for all our needs. The best time of offering optional prayers is in the last portion of the night, when the entire creation is in sleep and in a state of neglect, this is a great time to earn the help and pleasure of Allah. If one is unable to do this, he/she may offer salaah at any other time, (aside from the makrooh times)

You can also recite Hasbunallahu wa nimal wakeel many times everyday.
Question:
Can we watch the Movie THE MESSAGE? Some people say that we should not watch it because they show Sahabas (The Companions of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) in that Movie. So please guide me what is the truth.
Answer:
Basically, watching TV and videos are not permissible. These acts are the combination of several sins, such as looking at non-mahram, music, pictures as well as waste of time.
The same ruling applies to the movie you have mentioned.


Question:
I would like to know if taking and keeping family pictures or photos on the mobile or laptop is haraam or halaal? jazakomullaho khayr!
Answer:
Picture frames and photographs of animate objects or animate objects/toys are not permissible.

Pictures of inanimate objects e.g. trees, mountains, etc. are permissible.

Ibn Abbas (RA) narrates, 'I heard the messenger of Allah saying,"Every picture-maker will be in the fire. A life will be created for every picture that the picture-maker made, and he will be tortured in Hell." If you have to make pictures (says Ibn Abbaas) then make a picture of a tree or such things which are inanimate.' (Bukhari and Muslim)

Question:
I do a lot of Zikr after Isha paryer. Around 11:30 to 12 midnight I hear this noise only one time. The noise is like a “Tik” sound while there is no one in my room except me.
Answer:
Noises within are out of man's control and, regardless of how bad they are, one should not be worried about it. There is no sin regarding it nor will he be accountable, as in the rules of Allah there is no questioning for those things that are out of the control of human. However, it is proven that if one is kept busy, such whispers do not occur nor do they impact one's life.

[Editor’ Note]: Take care of your health and have a walk in the morning and evening to refresh your mind. If there is a weakness due to less sleep, you may try to reduce the amount of Zikr, after consulting a Shaykh in your area.

Question:
I have 2 sons. Elder one is 13 months old. He is too weak and could not even stand. Younger is just 1 week old..
Please tell me names which may suit them..names must be unique and Islamic....

Answer:
It is very important to select good, beautiful and meaningful names for one's child. Rasul sallallahu alaihi wa sallam is reported to have said, "On the Day of Qiyaamah, people will be called by their names and the names of their fathers. Therefore a good name must be selected."(Abu Dawud)

Rasulullah sallallhu alaihi wa sallam also said "Allah the exalted likes best the names Abdullah and Abdur Rahman". (Muslim)

It is also desirable to keep the names of Prophets (AS), companions of the prophet S.A.W or pious scholars.


There are many resources that you may use to select a good and beautiful name for your child. One resource for Islamic names is
www.islameasy.org/islamic-names.php

[Editor's note] Khutbah on Islamic Names for children

http://islameasy.org/K212_Islamic_Names.php
Question:
A sister has a hard time convincing her husband that they need to have children.
Answer:
One of the greatest gifts that Allah Ta'ala has bestowed upon His servants is the gift of children. May Allah Ta'ala grant pious children to all the Muslimeen.

Allah Ta'ala says in the Quraan "Seek help through patience and prayer."(Surah Al Baqarah, verse 45)

One of the duas that you can recite is the dua of Zakaria (A.S):
"Rabbi habli min ladunka thurriyyatan tayyibah. Innaka samiu addua."

Translation: "Oh my Rab! Grant me a righteous child as Your special favor; surely you hear all prayers."
(Surah Al-Imraan, verse 38)

You may recite it as often as possible, whenever you sit down to pray, insha-Allah.

Engage yourself in recitation of Quran and reading Durood Shareef as much as you can. Insha Allah, this will give peace to your heart.

You should also read these duas in morning and evening:
1) Rabbi inni maghlobun fan-tasir
2) Rabbi inni lima anzalta ilayya min khairin faqeer
3) Recite last two ayats of Surah Tauba seven times daily
Question:
My sister is 38 years old and her husband is in his late 40s and they still do not have any child. I would like to know any Islamic way like dua which may help them have a child in their life.
Answer:
One of the greatest gifts that Allah Ta'ala has bestowed upon His servants is the gift of children. May Allah Ta'ala grant pious children to all the Muslimeen.

To answer your question sister, Allah Ta'ala says in the Quraan " Seek help through patience and prayer."(Surah Al Baqarah, verse 45)

One of the duas that you can recite is the dua of Zakaria (A.S)Rabbi habli min ladunka thurriyyatan tayyibah. Innaka samiu addua.
(" Oh my Rab! Grant me a righteous child as Your special favor; surely you hear all prayers."
Surah Ale Imraan, verse 38)

It is important that we place our trust in Allah, and display patience and contentment in the decree of Allah. Allah Ta'ala is our Lord, He has power over all things and to Him is our return.
Question:
Could you please tell me the correct pronunciation and meaning (in english and in urdu) of ALLAH HUMMA INNA NAJALUKA FI NUHURIHIM WA NA AAOZUBIKA MIN SHURURIHIM?


Answer:
ENGLISH:
Oh Allah, we ask you to restrain them by their necks and we seek refuge in you from their evil. [Dawud 2/89, Al-Hakim 2/142]

UDRU:
Aye Allah! Hum In Ke Muqabley Main Tujh Ko Paish Kartey Hain, Aur In Ke Sharr Se Panah Mangtey Hain.
Question:
My younger brother and his wife’s wedding gold jewelry is missing from their bedroom. My Elder brother and his wife are blaming them that they have stolen their own jewelry. My younger brother and his wife’s are worried a lot and they are quite helpless.


Answer:
To accuse anyone without proper proof is impermissible in Sharia'h. One should definitely abstain from this. Many times an item is misplaces and Satan brings the thought of it being stolen. Do not let Satan entertain these thoughts in your minds. Instead of blaming each other, try working with one another to locate the ring and ask the other couple for their assistance.

Read Salaatul Haajaat (Prayer of Need)
http://islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php
Question:
How do I explain to my young child (girl) not to ‘touch’ herself? I have seen her do this a number of times and have told her not to do it without overreacting, but it doesn't seem to work.
Answer:
If the child is very young and not at the age of puberty, then most likely they are not aware of the act and are touching out of curiosity and not out of any impermissible act. However, if the child is mature and already at the age of puberty, then it will be necessary to educate the child regarding these manners. Sometimes it is difficult for the parent to speak of such topic to their own children. We advise you to ask an older sibling, a relative, or a friend who is close to your daughter to explain these issues to her.

Question:
In Islam, is it permissible for a Muslim to donate blood and/or bone marrow?
Answer:
It is permissible for a Muslim to donate blood only if it would not be used for cosmetic reasons.

As for bone marrow, it is possible with today's technology to use the patient’s bone marrow to produce new bone marrow. If in a particular situation, this is possible, then it will not be permissible to use another human’s bone marrow. However, if the doctor advise for a new bone marrow, then it will be permissible.
(Aap Kay Masa’il Aur Unka Hal 10/174)
Question:
A person pays the money of Mahr and afterwards took that money to buy gold for her. Is it allowed to take the money back from the wife?
Answer:
If a husband has given Mahr money to the wife, the money now comes in the ownership of the wife. She can do whatever she wants with the money. If she wishes, she may give the money to the husband as a gift (or to buy gold for her). However, the husband cannot demand from her to give the money back.
Question:
Alhamdulilah, by the grace of Allah I am 22 weeks pregnant and I was told in my last ultrasound that I am carrying a baby boy, Alhamdulilah. but my husband and I both wish for a girl, so can you tell me if there is any specific dua for baby girl? I trust Allah completely so i have all hope. pls pray for my baby to be healthy n tel me which dua to read. Thank you. JazakAllah.
Answer:
There is no specific surah/ dua we can refer from the ahadeeth to be read for Allah Ta’ala to grant a baby girl. However, the following dua can be read in order to ask Allah Ta’ala to bestow upon you an obedient and pious child:

"Rabbana hab lana min azwajina wa dhuriyyatina qurrata A'yunin waj'alna lil-muttaqina imama."

"Our Lord! grant us in our spouses and offspring the joy of our eyes and make us heads of the God-fearing." (Surah 25: Ayah74)

You should leave the matter of baby boy and baby girl to Allah, whatever will be granted by Him will be better, inshaAllah.
Question:
Can non-mahrams look at scan picture of unborn baby?
Answer:
It is permissible for non-mahrams to look at pictures of unborn babies, as the laws of veil and concealment do not apply at this moment. However, to take picture is not permissible.
Question:
Please describe a Dua to help pass exams. The environment in my home is tense, please tell us a solution.
Answer:
1. For exams, you can make Dua to Allah. He is our creator, He gives us blessings and He gives us tests, only He has the power to make our lives better. Ask Him for every need that you have, and make this your habit in times of happiness or sorrow. After all, He is All-hearing, All-seeing.

Make Dua, do your faraidh and sunnahs, avoid committing any sins and recite "Rabbi zidni ilma" and "Rabbish-Rahli Sadri li Wa Yassirli Amri wah lul Uqdatam-Mil-lisaani yafqahu qauli" as often as you can.

May Allah Grant you beneficial knowledge, steadfastness in deen and happiness in life.

2. For your worries, engage yourself in recitation of Quran and reading Durood Shareef as much as you can. Insha Allah, this will give peace to your heart.

You should also read these duas 11 times in morning and evening:
1) Rabbi inni maghlobun fan tasir
2) Rabbi inni lima anzalta ilayya min khairin faqeer
3) Recite last two ayats of Surah tauba seven times daily

May Allah will make it easy for you. Ameen

[Editor's note:
How should Every Muslim live through day and night?
http://www.islameasy.org/MuslimDailyLife.php

Dua from Qur'an
http://www.islameasy.org/Dua_from_Quran.php]
Question:
My husband hates me but I love him, he is the center of my life and I think its difficult to live without him, but still some times I become strong and ask him to divorce me, he says that he loves me and he will not leave me in any situation, but he makes my life miserable.


Answer:
May Allah bless you and your family to live in peace and harmony!

Marriage is an institute which can be as firm as a rock or weak as a thread, it is up to the partners to make it either one. We have to learn to be tolerant of each other for the pleasure of Allah “Do not go by the book of ‘My Rights’. Go by the book of Love, Ihsaan and khidmat. In other words, if every person goes out of his or her way to fulfill the rights of others, instead of demanding his or her own rights, or goes a step further than just fulfillment of rights, i.e. he or she goes out of his or her way to be kind, caring, loving and forgiving, then automatically this world will become a paradise.

The unfortunate part is that the husband opens the chapter of his rights and the wife opens the chapter of her rights. The parents open the chapter of their rights, and the children, of their rights. The teacher, his rights and the pupils, their rights, and then everyone demands fulfillment
of these rights.

No doubt, rights have been declared so that no person should stop short of their fulfillment, but you cannot have a peaceful society if there is just demand for rights and no fulfillment of corresponding obligations.”

(Hedyatus Saalikeen, selected quotes by Shaykh Yunus Patel, 1998, South Africa)

Ask yourself the reason of your spouse's mistrust. You should always reassure your spouse of your love. If this is due to a mistake in the past, then seek to regain the love and confidence by displaying your love, regret (on the mistake), and make commitment to the marriage. Be ever
cautious of not repeating the same error that had caused the problem.

InshaAllah, with your effort and good character, your spouse will feel like doing the same.

You can recite Ayat 21 of Surah Rome [Qur’an 30: 21]

Besides this you should read YA Wadoodo and YA Salaamo 21 times everyday.

May Allah will make it easy for you. Ameen!

[Editor’s note]
Kindly review some of the advices on
“Happy Marriage – Living with Peaceand Harmony at Home” at our main page
http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php

Cure for depression
http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php
Question:
When women from all over the world go to umrah or hajj, they also go to Masjid e Nabwi. In Masjid e Nabawi, men are allowed to be very close to the roza of Rasool u Allah (Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam , Peace be upon him), meaning they can see the golden gates in which the Prophet's grave is. Only at a certain time during the day usually in the morning, they allow women to come to this area for about a few hours. So my question is would this be considered going to the grave of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) even though we can't see the grave and so on.

Actually, I went for umrah and went to riaz ul jannah and the roza of RasoolulAllah (Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam , peace be upon him). I am asking this question so I can better answer if someone says "we don't go to the graves that's why we don't go where the prophet's grave is either in Masjid e Nabawi". I personally think these people are unfortunate! and Allah knows best.

So please answer my question that for women to go to the roza of the prophet be considered forbidden as well since they are not allowed to visit graves?

Jazakallah for your answer, may Allah Subhanahu Wa'Taala bless you for spreading the knowledge of Islam.
Answer:
In Fatawa Mehmoodia, it is mentioned that women are allowed to visit the mubarak grave of Prophet Mohammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam.
Question:
Can ladies, in their periods, recite the daily duas and darood shareef as they recite in the other days of month? For few months, I have developed a habit to recite the small
darood shareef more than one thousand times in the whole day. Furthermore I also try to read 100 times "HASBUNALLAHOO WA NEMAL WAKEEL", some of ALLAH'S
names and few other zikars like duas of morning and evening as prescribed by the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H.) in daily routine. Can I continue the same practices in the days of menses or not? By reading these Azkaar, I got satisfaction of mind and heart but during the days of menses I got depression while stopping these azkaar especially reading the Darood Shareef as even in my home, office and other places the words of Darood shareef are uttered very smoothly, easily and automatically. Does Shariah allow a menstruating woman to continue all this or not? I am praying to Allah to have relaxation for a woman in this matter. JazakaAllah.

Answer:
Yes Sister, you are allowed to recite your zikr, Istighfar, durood, names of Allah, and duas of morning and evening while in menstruation. A Dua-Ayat from the Qur’an can also be read (from memory) with the intention of Dua only (that is, not with the intention of Tilawat).

However, it is not permissible for a Muslim woman to recite (or touch) the Qur’an, offer Salah, or fast during the menstruation period.

May Allah will make it easy for you. Ameen!

[Editor’s note]
Kindly review other QA on this page with the topic of menstruation.

“A gift for the Daughters of the Ummah” – (topics on Purity and Tahara, what every Muslim sister should know). by Jamiatul Ulama (KZN), Ta'limi Board, South Africa

http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Tuhfatul_Banaat.pdf

“Cure for depression” http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php

Status of Woman in Islam by Shaykh Ahmed Abdul Mujeeb Qasmi (translated by Muhammad Owais Jafrey)
http://www.islameasy.org/K225_WomenInIslam.php
Question:
My parents delayed my marriage due to some reasons and now the number of proposals has decreased.
Answer:
You can read Salatul hajat. Salatul Hajaat is a regular 2 rakaah prayer followed by a Du'a that has been prescribed by Rasul salllahu Alahi wa sallam.

One can also pray Salatul Istikhara when seeking guidance from Allah. This is also a 2 rakah prayer followed by a Du'a. The Dua's can be found in Du'a books. A good Du'a book that has been translated in various languages is Al-Hisnul Haseen. The most preferred time for this prayer is the last portion of the night before the fajr prayer. But you can pray it at other times too.

It is an ibadah to seek help from Allah. We should not become despondent if our Dua's have not been answered. It may be that Allah Ta'ala has bestowed on us another bounty, or granted us relief from a difficulty, or a reward is given to us in the Akhirah in place of it. Alhamdulillah,
Allah Ta'ala always grants us what is best for us and we should not be hasty or ungrateful.

In addition, it is important to research and read books and articles on Marriage, so that we look for the qualities in a man that are pleasing to Allah Ta'ala. There are articles on this website too. Do read them and arm yourself with the knowledge of Deen.

May Allah Ta'ala grant you a spouse that will be the coolness of your eyes.
Ameen!

[Editor's note:]
Du'a for Istikhara:
http://www.islameasy.org/images/Treasures-Large/46.htm

Salaatul Haajaat (Prayer for Need)
http://islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php
Question:
I want to get married and I have consulted my parents and they don’t seem to like him, but yet they have agreed, but they still look for other men and they come to see me in my house without me being informed about that. The man I want to marry and his family has accepted, but my family agreed and lied about the wedding arrangements to his family and now they don’t contact his family and delaying the nikah...
Answer:
We highly advise you and the other party to perform Salatul Istikhara. After performing this salaat, if the outcome is good, then you may try and pursue the marriage.

Another Salaat that we suggest is Salaatul Hajat, which Rasulullah(sallallahu alayhi wasallam) told the Companions to perform when they are faced with a need. One should perform ablution in the Sunnah manner and then offer two rakaat of salaah with complete devotion. After this, one
should praise Allah with the recitation of His most glorious names, then recite Durood Sharief, and then recite the following dua:

La ilaha illalLahul-Haleemul-kareem. Subhana Allahi rabi el-`arshil `azeem.
Al-Hamdulilahi rabbi il-`Alameen. As'aluka mujibati rahmatika, wa `aza'ima maghfiratika, wal-`ismata min kuli dhanb, wal ghaneemata min kuli birr,
was-salamata min kuli ithm. La tada` li dhanban illa ghafartahu,wala hamman illa farajtahu, wala hajatan hiya laka ridan illa qadaytaha ya arhama ar-rahimeen.

(There is no god but Allah, the Ever-Clement, the Most Generous. I celebrate the Glory of Allah, the Lord of the Magnificent Throne. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, Lord of the worlds. I beseech You,seeking that which will draw me closer to Your mercy, and that which will
make certain for me Your Forgiveness. O Allah, grant me protection against any sin, and a share of every virtue. Do not leave me a sin without forgiving it, a worry without relieving me of it, or a need that meets with Your pleasure without providing for it, O Most Merciful Lord.)

After reciting the above dua, beseech Allah Ta’ala regarding one’s needs and desires.

[Editor's note:]
Du'a for Istikhara:
http://www.islameasy.org/images/Treasures-Large/46.htm

Salaatul Haajaat (Prayer for Need)
http://islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php
Question:
New Muslimah, question about non-Muslim parents
Answer:
InshaAllah, the material on our site will help in learning Islamic faith and practice. You may contact Muslim sisters in your area for additional learning.

Islam teaches respect, sympathy and tolerance. Kind treatment of parents is a quality of the believer. Please review the answer to the following question on our QA page:

“Advice to New Muslimah regarding non-Muslim parents”
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The Quraan and Ahaadith are replete with orders and advices of being obedient to one's parents. Allah Ta'ala states, "And worship Allah and do not ascribe any partner to Him and be favorable to parents." (Banu Israaeel).
Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, "Paradise lies under the feet of the mothers."

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, "The pleasure of Allah lies in the pleasure of the father and the displeasure of Allah lies in the displeasure of the father."

It is clear from the above quotations that one should respect their parents and be favorable to them. The ruling is general. It includes parents who are Muslims as well as non-Muslims. Asma (Radhiallaahu Anha) states that her mother was a non-Muslim and came to visit her, she enquired from Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) if she can enjoin ties with her non-Muslim mother. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) replied, "Yes". (Bukhari vol.2)

Maintaining ties with non-Muslim parents or relatives presents one with an ideal situation to convey the etiquettes of Islam in a practical way. That is the most effective way of Da'awah. If one wins the confidence of a person, generally, he can make whatever he wants of the person.

It is also important to point out that in dealing with non-Muslim parents or relatives, one must not compromise in one's Islamic values and principles. It is incorrect to obey anyone against the orders of Allah Ta'ala.

Wait for the perfect time and do lots of dua that Allah gives your parents hidayah (guidance), especially after tahajjud prayer. We commend for your steadfastness and pray that Allah Ta'ala grant you the best of both the worlds, Aameen!

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There is no compulsion in religion. Islam is the continuation of the same original message brought by all previous prophets. Jesus (peace be upon him) is a great prophet of Islam. Islam is the only religion other than Christianity which gives a very high status to Jesus (peace be upon him).

Do lots of supplications that Allah guide you and your parents, especially after daily prayers. May Allah grant you the best of both the worlds, Aameen!

Here are supplications from the Quran you may learn http://islameasy.org/Dua_from_Quran.php

Additional supplications http://islameasy.org/Dua_MM_2.php
Question:
Please send me a few ahadith regarding females dressing in their pardah (Hijaab).
Answer:
You have asked a question which is a very important part of our lives as Muslim women. We will try to answer it as simply as possible,Insha-Allah.

Allah says in Surah Ahzaab, verse 59 "Oh Prophet! tell your wives and daughters and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments (Jalaabeeb) over them, that is likelier that they be known and not harmed/annoyed......"

In order to understand a word in any language, we have to ask the experts of that language. The root word of "jalaabeeb" is "jalbab", which is used for things which cover completely.

Example: the darkness of night. When the darkness of night comes, there is no corner left which is bright, everything becomes covered in darkness. In the same way, jalbab is the garment that covers a woman from head to toe,
with nothing left open. (Lisanul Arab,V 1 - Al muhalla V 3).


We will now quote the sahaaba (R.A) who have explained the jalbab to us so clearly, that theres no room for confusion anymore. Ibne Abaas (R.A.) says under the explanation of the above verse "Allah commanded Muslim women
to pull this sheet on top of them, to cover their bodies, except one eye, when it is necessary for them to come out of their homes."

Imam Mohammed ibn Seereen says," I asked Ubaidullah Salmani RA the meaning of this verse and how the jalbab was used, he demonstrated it to me, by pulling a sheet of cloth over his head to cover his body, leaving only one eye uncovered."

It should be remembered that the sahaaba/ companions of the prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam were the ones who witnessed the Qur'an being revealed, they witnessed how the prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam
practiced on the verses revealed, who can give us better insight into following the Qur'an than the prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam and his sahaaba?

And what about the wives of the prophet Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam who are our role-models, how did they follow the verses of Quran? Aisha (R.A.) was the wife of Nabi Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam. Once, she was left
behind by the caravan while returning from a journey. When she realized this, she thought it best to remain exactly where she was, the prophet Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam
will soon realize she is not with them and come back for her. A few miles behind this caravan was a sahaabi, Safwan bin Mu'atal (R.A.), his job was to travel behind the caravan and pick up anything left behind. As he came
closer, he noticed someone sleeping, when he realized it was Aisha (R.A.) he said loudly, innaa lilaahi wa innaa ilayhi raajioon, upon hearing his voice, Aisha (R.A.) says I got up from my sleep and immediately covered my
face with my shawl. Safwan RA recognized her because he had seen her before the verses of hijaab were revealed. But since the verses had been revealed, she now covered her face.

Alhamdolilaah, all praise is due to Allah, who has made Islam so perfect and just, that there is no difference between how we practice on it and how the wives of a prophet practiced on it. There is no different rulings
for different people. Every Muslim/ Muslimah is the same, the only difference is in taq'wa.

There are so many Aayaat and Ahaadith on this subject, that books have been written in great detail on it. We would like to end by saying that if covering the face was not necessary, just an option for women to choose from, then the other aayaat of hijaab wouldn't make sense. For example:

1. If women were free to uncover the face, why does Allah ask the men and women not to look at each other and lower their gazes. (Surah Noor)?
How will we follow this command of Allah? If covering the face is not necessary, then neither should lowering the gaze.

2. If it was permissible to uncover the face, then why do we need permission before entering someone's home?
"Oh you who believe! enter not houses other than your own, until you have asked permission...." (Surah Noor)
This aayah is guarding the females of the home so that they are not looked upon by strange men.

3. Allah commands the women "... and make not a dazzling display (of yourselves), like the former times of ignorance...." (Surah Ahzaab) and also "...And tell the believing women that they lower their gaze and guard
their modesty and not display their beauty....." (Surah Noor).
Is the face not part of the beauty of a woman? In fact, it is a focal point of her beauty. I came across a survey last year which was conducted amongst the men. They were asked as to which parts of a female would first get their attention? 80% of them replied her face, eyes and lips would
attract them first, followed by her body.

4. Why would Allah command the men to ask for any need from behind a curtain? (Surah Ahzaab)
If a woman can uncover her face then why not just ask her face to face?

5. If a woman's face is showing then a man would not be captured by her voice on first impulse. But when a woman's face and body are concealed, Allah has further commanded her not to be complacent/sweet in her speech with the males. (Surah Ahzaab)

Allah has made all these rules for the betterment of mankind, not to make us upset or miserable. Parents make rules and regulations in their homes because of the love they have for their children. If someone says that a mother disciplines her child because of hatred or misery, we would
say that its absurd. Similiarly, Allah knows what is best for us while our knowledge is limited. Our success lies in following the Quran and the Sunnah of our Rasool Sallallahu `alaihi wasallam.

We hope that this answers your question. For further detailed reading we would recommend the book "HIJAB"
(http://www.islameasy.org/hijab.php) by Dr. Mohammed Ismail Memon Madani. There isn't any aspect of hijab that is left out in this book.

May Allah grant us the true understanding of his deen, Aamin!
Question:
I have been going through a really tough phase of my life for the past 7 years.I offer my prayers regularly, I try not to hurt anyone, almost everyone says that I am a very nice person. I help people as much as I can. I try not to do anything wrong. I have spent a very clean life, but I don't know why Allah is not listening to my prayers instead of things getting better every passing day is
becoming more and more difficult I have offered salaat hajaat and read wazaif for the solution of my problem, but now I am losing hope ..

Answer:
At this time you are depressed and lonely, that is why you are having such thoughts. Sometimes things don't happen the way we want it to, however, our belief as Muslims is in taqdeer and the decisions of Allah. Many a times we feel that we are the only ones going through difficulties while
everyone else seems happy, in reality this is not true. Every person in this world is tested by Allah, but each in a different way.

The Prophet Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam has said, "The world is a prison for the believer and paradise for a disbeliever." If your life is feeling like a prison right now, then take glad tidings in the words of the prophet Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam because this is a sign of your Iman.

It is mentioned in a narration, there was a believer and a disbeliever from the previous nations, they both left home one morning to catch some fish, the disbeliever took the name of his gods and cast his net, when he lifted it, it was full of fish. The believer took the name of Allah and
cast his net, at the time of sunset he lifted his net to find only one fish, which jumped out of his net into the water. So the believer returned home empty handed while the disbeliever went home with a net full of fish. Upon seeing this, the angel that was appointed for the believer felt very sad. When he returned to the skies that evening, Allah showed him the abode of the believer in Jannah, upon seeing it the angel said, by the qasam of Allah, nothing will hurt him anymore once he reaches this Jannah, then Allah showed him the abode of the disbeliever in Jahannum, to
which the angel said, by the qasam of Allah, nothing of the world will benefit him once he reaches this abode. (Tambeehul ghaafileen)

The life of a believer is full of trials and tribulations, Allah has promised us, "Verily the patient ones will be given their rewards in full, without any reckoning." [39:10]

The prophet Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam has told us to look at those who are less fortunate than ourselves. When you feel depressed, think of those who are worse off than yourself.

Dear sister, instead of praying for an early end, ask Allah to remove the difficulties that you are facing and make your tasks easy. After all He is the one with all the power and might, He can change things if He wants to. The prophet Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam has prohibited us from asking for death.

Sometimes our prayers are not granted immediately because it is best for us, if a prayer is not answered in this world then it is kept for the hereafter, it is reported in a narration that the angels in the skies recognize the voice of a believer who supplicates to Allah continuously and, when the believer will see the rewards for the duas/ prayers that
were unanswered, he will wish that Allah had not answered ANY of them and had kept them all for Aakhirah.

Lastly, make sure that your life is in accordance with the commands of Allah and his prophet Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, our success lies in this alone. Affiliate
yourself with the sisters in your masjid and sister scholars in your area. Spend your time in the remembrance of Allah and the hereafter, this will remind you that life is just passing by, in a short time we will be standing in front of Allah.

Please feel free to write to us whenever you need to and let us know if you feel better. Sometimes we just need to change our perspective, to see life in a totally new way,

May Allah remove all your difficulties and grant you ease, barakah and contentment, Aamin

[Editor’s note: Cure for depression http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php ]
Question:
I heard that once a man and a woman enter a marriage, the woman has to obey whatever the man says to her to do. Is this true that a woman has to obey whatever the man says? What if the man disrupts the woman's ibadat by commanding her to do something at the time of salat? Is that Islamic?

I'm not even sure I want to get married anymore. Does the woman have no say in making decisions with her husband?

Answer:
The act of nikaah is a blessed Sunnah of our beloved Rasulullah (Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam). It
has been narrated in a hadith to the nearest meaning that "the nikaah is my Sunnah and whoever turned away from this Sunnah of mine is not from me”. So, if one is able to marry and does not have any valid excuse, then it is preferred that such an individual marries. Nikaah is a great blessing from Allah Ta'ala that allows individuals to fulfill their base desires in a Halaal manner and helps them abstain from haraam acts of fornication. Furthermore, Allah Ta'ala has allowed us to enter into Nikaah in order to find peace and happiness with one another. It is said in the Holy Qur'an,

"And among His signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your hearts. Undoubtedly in these are signs for
those who reflect." [Noble Quran 30:21]

Marriage is not to be approached as a submissive act to another person, but it is described as one of the greatest acts of worship to Allah Ta'ala. By entering into Nikaah, one is put in a state of perpetual ibaadat because you are following a Sunnah of Rasulullah (Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam) every moment of you life when in that marriage. Furthermore, Allah Ta'ala has given us mates so that we may live in peace with them and to put love and mercy between our hearts. So, if you are of the means to do so, it is highly recommended that a Muslim should marry for these above reasons.

As for the rights of spouses, both parties are given responsibilities to fulfill to one another in order to maintain that harmony and love. A husband, for example, is responsible for providing his wife with all the necessities she needs in life, such as food, clothing, shelter. Islam has
put a man in charge of the family, but it is not to be interpreted as a position of unjust dominance. It is a position of great responsibility and it is a heavy obligation that has been put upon his shoulders and he will be answerable for how he dealt with his family and how he provided for them.

On the part of a wife, because Allah Ta'ala has given men the right of being "in charge", it is her obligation to obey that which he asks of her AS LONG AS IT IS NOT IN DISOBEDIENCE TO ALLAH TA'ALA. It is not appropriate for a wife to obey her husband if she has not fulfilled her
faraaidh/obligations to Allah Ta'ala. In the example you gave, a woman should not break her fardh act of ibaadat just to fulfill the wishes of her husband (such as break her salaat in order to comply with is request). However, as long as his requests and expectations do not go against the
Shari'ah, then a wife must obey her husband. That is to say, any extra acts of ibaadat (such as nafl salaat, zikr, nafl fasts, etc) can be abandoned if a husband asks a wife to, because obedience to the husband is a command of Allah Ta'ala (fardh), which takes more importance over nafl
(extra) acts of ibaadat that are not mandatory. In essence, obeying your husband is an act of ibaadat itself as well, and inshaAllah one will receive reward for those acts.

When making decisions, a husband and wife are certainly encouraged to make mashwera and take advice from each other as well. A husband's position as a leader of a household does not give him the right to be a dictator.
Rasulullah (Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam) is cited to have consulted his wives over certain matters, and a husband and wife should actively take part in discussions
that deal with making decisions about a family. However, because of the position a husband has been given, he will ultimately make the decision for his family. Just like in any other relationship, there has to be an
establishment of mutual understanding and agreement.

Spouses should regard each other as companions of each other and they should look out for each other’s best interests. In the Qur'an spouses are describes as "cloaks" for each other, meaning that they are there to protect you, shield you, hide you, and provide warmth and modesty for you.

Let me also mention that when you love someone, it is natural to want to do things to make them happy. Essentially, when you get married, you learn
to love your spouse and fulfilling their requests is part of making them happy. Because Allah Ta'ala is pleased with those women who strive to please their husbands, your motivation to "obey" your husband should come from your desire to obey Allah Ta'ala. InshaAllah, if you keep that
mindset, the obedience becomes easy and will allow your spouse to shower even more love and appreciation on you.

We make the sincere dua that Allah Ta'ala grants you the opportunity to have the blessings of a beautiful marriage, inshaAllah and fulfill the sunnah of Rasulullah (Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam) and live a life of submission towards Allah Ta'ala.
Question:
I am an unmarried woman. Recently I have started reciting Darood Sharif daily and found it very pleasant and peaceful for heart. I have got developed great desire these days to perform Haj/umrah. I have started saving money from my monthly budget for performance of Umrah first. My problem is that I am unmarried. My mehrams
are my father and brothers. I can't go alone for this task. I requested them to accompany me. My younger brother has committed that he will go with me
after Eid ul Azha. But his program seems uncertain and doubtful which makes me very restless and disturbing that if he couldn't go then how would I manage all this. I want to go to Allah's home and want to pray for
forgiveness of my sins and pray for all my needs and problems. I want to recite Salat o Salam on the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) at His Roza Mubarak (InshaAllah) where He himself answers the Darood as I studied in
the Islamic books. When I find people saying that only those go there who are the closed ones of God and very fortunate, then I feel very frustrated. Plz pray for me that May Allah invite me at His home and shower
His blessings upon me. Also tell me the Duas/Surahs/Wird for the performance of Umrah/Haj soon and for creation and completion of arrangements(Asbab) of Pilgrimage. Plz pray and guide.

Answer:
It is the quality of a believer that he/she attributes every decision or occurrence to the will of Allah. Allah in His infinite knowledge and wisdom knows why this happens to you. You should not allow Shaytaan to
deceive you by attributing your condition to other factors and loose focus of Allah. Turn your attention to Allah and beg of Him to make your journey for Umrah possible. In particular, you can perform Salaatul Hajaat, in which the you offer two rakaah nafl salaat to Allah Ta'ala and then recite the following dua:

La ilaha illa Allahul-Haleemu lkareem. Subhana Allahi rabi el-`arshil `azeem. Al-Hamdulilahi rabbi il-`Alameen. As'aluka mujibati rahmatika, wa `aza'ima maghfiratika, wal-`ismata min kuli dhanb, wal ghaneemata min kuli
birr, was-salamata min kuli ithm. La tada` li dhanban illa ghafartahu, wala hamman illa farajtahu, wala hajatan hiya laka ridan illa qadaytaha ya arhama ar-rahimeen.

http://www.islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

If any Muslims would like a want or desire of theirs to be fulfilled, this Method (Dua) is recommended. InshaAllah Allah Ta'ala will aid you and guide you to what is best for you. You can also offer Salaatul Istikhara to ask Allah Ta'ala if this time is the best time for you to go to Hajj or Umrah. InshaAllah, if Allah Ta'ala wills it, then
there will be nothing to stop you from being a guest in His blessed home.

May Allah Ta'ala allow you to be amongst those that are blessed with visiting Baitullah and may He reward you for your desire to visit the Holy cities.
Ameen.

[Editor’s note: Cure for depression http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php ]
Question:
I am 40 years old and single. I have prayed for many years for a husband. Also I have used internet matrimonial services for many years, paying for membership myself. As I am now 40 and my childbearing years are ending, I feel like I have God's answer. I am sad that I can't have a husband and children. I feel like I do not have a future. What do I do now? This is the end, isn't it?
Answer:
We are very sorry to hear of your plight. Allah Ta'ala knows the wisdom of every action. Sometimes Allah Ta'ala withholds things from his servants because it could be worse for them to have it. This situation comes fromAllah Ta'ala and we should clearly understand that we cannot escape the decision of Allah with regard to any matter in our lives. Whatever Allah Ta'ala decides will happen. We have to have faith in Tafweez (resigningoneself to the decision of Allah) and Taqdeer (predestination). This is the solution to all our anxieties, depression and worries. As the servantsand slaves of Allah, we should understand that our Master will grant to us only that which is good for us. Our duty and endeavor is that we supplicate and ask Allah, then make the correct Tadbeer (effort) and thereafter leave the final decision to Allah Ta'ala. This brings peace,contentment and happiness into one's heart. Our advice is that you should condition your heart and generate at least to some extent the favor of Imaan. Conduct Ta'leem, i.e. read some portion from the famous book of'Fadhaail-e-A'amaal' by Shaykh Zakariyyah (RA) everyday and also search for a Shaykh (spiritual mentor and guide) with whom one can easily relate and attempt to acquire from him the love of Allah, the constant consciousness of His presence and the reality of Tawakkul. If it sincerelysomething you desire, then continue to make sincere dua to Allah Ta'ala to grant you your desires and inshaAllah Allah Ta'ala will answer you, whether it is now or in some due time.May Allah Ta'ala give us all the tawfeeq to submit to His plans for us in this world and may He make us content with Him and our states at all times. Ameen.[Editor’s note: Cure for depression http://islameasy.org/Cure_Depression.php ]
Question:
I am a young sister and i have fallen in love with another young Muslim boy. He prays and completes his fard duties, he is a very good person. We do not wish to commit haraam, inshAllah and have decided to do the nikah as soon
as possible. However we are not comfortable with our families knowing about the nikah just yet, as we fear rejection and it is not a good time for them to handle a marriage. We have also made isthikara which was good.
I wanted to ask sister, are we doing right? And should we continue with the nikah?

Answer:
We are very happy that you are concerned with protecting yourself from committing a haraam act. However, marriages that are contracted directly by young people bypassing their elders lack blessings and are not
recommended. If your istikhara has come out well, then it is advisable that you humbly approach your parents and perform the nikaah openly so that it is known to them and the community as well. If it is what Allah Ta'ala wills, then inshaAllah He will aid you in your pursuit of marriage.
Please consult your local scholar or Imam as well to see if they would be able to help you with your situation.
Question:
Please pray for my mother’s health and tell me a dua for her good health. My parents are also in a an acute monetary problem because of which my mother treatment becomes difficult. pls guide me how I can help them. Pls also tell me a dua for barkah in my husband’s and
parent’s earnings. I will be really thankful to you. Allahhafiz.

Answer:
May Allah grant your mother good health, long life, easy recovery and cure from all types of sickness! Ameen!

One can pray for whatever purpose he wishes. But the best supplications are the ones made by Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam. These are so comprehensive and all-encompassing prayers that all the human
needs, of this world and the Hereafter, are fully covered in the eloquent expressions used in them. Actually, most of the prophetic prayers are so profound that human imagination can hardly match their greatness.

Regarding sustenance (Rizq), one should remember that whatever is written for man, will reach him.

We should make sure that all our faraaid (compulsory) acts are in order, further, the best way of asking Allah for assistance is through Salaah. We should try not to become despondent or depressed, instead we should remember that Allah will increase our sustenance when the time is right.

Recite Surah Yaseen in the morning and Surah Al-Waqiah every night.

Recite the three Quls i.e. Surah Al-Ikhlas, Surah al-Falaq and Surah An-naas, then dry-spit or blow onto the palms and wipe over yourself. Do this 3 times, morning and evening.

It is also very important to recite Ayatul Kursi.

Seek help from Allah Ta'ala and always trust in him.

When you are anxious than recite this 7 times: "Hasbiyyallahu la ilaha illa huwa alaihi tawakkaltu wa huwa rabbul arshil azeem".

You can also recite "Hasbonallahu wa ni'mal wakeel" 341 times daily.

[Editor’s note: Prayer to ease difficulties at
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Ease_Difficulties2.doc
Question:
can you tell me if wuzu is still valid if i have a nose piercing in my nose and leave it in whilst doing wuzu? i am not sure, do i carry out wuzu as normal even though i have a nose peircing? or do we have to take all piercings out.

Answer:
If the nose ring is slightly lose in the pierced area, then it is mustahab(or preferred) to remove the nose ring from the piercing. It is not compulsory to move the nose ring around/remove the nose ring from its hole
if it is lose because water will be able to reach the area around and inside the piercing. However, if the nose ring is tight, then it will be wajib (close to fardh) to either remove the nose ring or move the nose ring around in its hole so that water reaches everywhere. Because washing
the entire face once is a fardh of wudhu, it is absolutely necessary to make sure that all parts of the face have been reached with water, including the area in and around a nose ring.
Question:
Many of my relatives say that according to sahih hadith there is no difference between the way of performing salah for men and women and quote this hadith
"PRAY AS U HAVE SEEN ME PRAYING"
please answer me according to sahih hadith with reference between different ways of performing salah with sanad.

Answer:
We hope that this response reaches you in the best of health and Imaan. Ameen inshaAllah.

In the Hanafi school of thought, women have been instructed to contract their bodies in prostration. All the positions in prayer are to be done in the most concealing manner in order to preserve haya (modesty).

It is related from Ali, Radi-Allahu anhu, that when a woman prostrates, she should contract and join her thighs together (Musannaf ibn Abi Shayba,Musannaf Abd al-Razzaq).

Ibn 'Abbas, Radi-Allahu anhu, was asked about the prayer of a woman. He said, "She should contract and come together" (Musannaf ibn Abi Shayba).

It is related from Hasan Basri (may Allah have mercy on him) that a woman should contract in prostration" (Musannaf ibn Abi Shayba).

[Salah for women:
http://www.islameasy.org/perform-salaah-correctly.php#forwomen ]
Question:
I am from India and back home they celebrate shab-e-barath (middle of Shaban month), people usually pray the whole night, I used to do that when I was in India too, but after I came to USA, got to know that there is no such thing. I am confused about this. Can you please tell me is there any
kind of significance associated to 15th of Shaban month, am sure praying can be done any time but is it recommended to pray that particular night and celebrate it as shab-e-barath? Please let me know about this.


Answer:
Sha'ban is one of the meritorious months for which we find some particular instructions in the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam. It is reported in the authentic ahadith that Prophet Muhammad,
Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, used to fast most of the month in Sha'ban. These fasts were not obligatory on him but Sha'ban is the month immediately preceding the month of Ramadan. Therefore, some preparatory measures are suggested by Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam.
Some of these are given below:

1. The blessed companion Anas, Radi-Allahu anhu, reports that Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, was asked, "Which fast is the most meritorious after the fasts of Ramadan?" He replied, "Fasts of Shaban inhonor of Ramadan."

2. The blessed companion Usama ibn Zaid, Radi-Allahu anhu, reports that he asked Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam: "Messenger of Allah, I have seen you fasting in the month of Sha'ban so frequently that I have
never seen you fasting in any other month." Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, replied: "That (Sha'ban) is a month between Rajab and
Ramadan which is neglected by many people. And it is a month in which an account of the deeds (of human beings) is presented before the Lord of the universe, so, I wish that my deeds be presented at a time when I am in a
state of fasting."

3. Ummul Mu'mineen 'Aishah, Radi-Allahu anha, says, "Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, used to fast the whole of Sha'ban. I said to him, 'Messenger of Allah, is Sha'ban your most favorite month for fasting?' He said, 'In this month Allah prescribes the list of the persons dying this year. Therefore, I like that my death comes when I am in a state of fasting."

4. In another Tradition she says, "Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, would sometimes begin to fast continuously until we thought he would not stop fasting, and sometimes he used to stop fasting until we thought he would never fast. I never saw the Messenger of Allah,
Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, fasting a complete month, except the month of Ramadan, and I have never seen him fasting in a month more frequently than he did in Sha'ban."

5. In another report she says, "I never saw the Messenger of Allah, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, fasting in a month so profusely as he did in the month of Sha'ban. He used to fast in that month leaving only a few days, rather, he used to fast almost the whole of the month."

6. Ummul-Mu'mineen Umm Salamah, Radi-Allahu anha, says: "I have never seen the Messenger of Allah fasting for two months continuously except in the months of Sha'ban and Ramadan."

These reports indicate that fasting in the month of Sha'ban, though not obligatory, is so meritorious that Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, did not like to miss it.

But it should be kept in mind that the fasts of Sha'ban are for those persons only who are capable of keeping them without causing deficiency in the obligatory fasts of Ramadan. Therefore, if one fears that after fasting in Sha'ban, he will lose strength or freshness for the fasts of
Ramadan and will not be able to fast in it with freshness, he should not fast in Sha'ban, because the fasts of Ramadan, being obligatory, are more
important than the optional fasts of Sha'ban. That is why Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, himself has forbidden the Muslims from fasting one or two days immediately before the commencement of Ramadan. The blessed Companion Abu Hurairah, Radi-Allahu anhu, reports
Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, to have said, "Do not fast after the first half of the month of Sha'ban is gone."

According to another report Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam has said: "Do not precede the month of Ramadan with one or two fasts."

The essence of the above-quoted ahadith is that Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, himself used to fast most of the month of Sha'ban, because he had no fear of developing weakness or weariness before the commencement of Ramadan. As for others, he ordered them not to fast
after the 15th of Sha'ban for the fear that they would lose their strength and freshness before Ramadan starts, and would not be able to welcome the month of Ramadan with enthusiasm.


The Night of Bara'ah:
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Another significant feature of the month of Sha'ban is that it consists of a night which is termed in Shariah as "Laylatul-bara'ah" (The night of
freedom from Fire). This is the night occurring between 14th and 15th day of Sha'ban. There are certain traditions of Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, to prove that it is a meritorious night in which the
people of the earth are attended by special Divine mercy. Some of these traditions are quoted as follows:

1. Ummul-Mu'mineen 'Aishah, Radi-Allahu anha, is reported to have said, "Once Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, performed the Salah of the night (Tahajjud) and made a very long Sajdah until I feared that he
had passed away. When I saw this, I rose (from my bed) and moved his thumb (to ascertain whether he is alive). The thumb moved, and I returned (to my place). Then I heard him saying in Sajdah: 'I seek refuge of Your forgiveness from Your punishment, and I seek refuge of Your pleasure from
Your annoyance, and I seek Your refuge from Yourself. I cannot praise You as fully as You deserve. You are exactly as You have defined Yourself.' Thereafter, when he raised his head from Sajdah and finished his salah, he
said to me: 'Aishah, did you think that the Prophet has betrayed you?' I said, 'No, O Prophet of Allah, but I was afraid that your soul has been taken away because your Sajdah was very long.' He asked me, 'Do you know
which night is this?' I said, 'Allah and His Messenger know best.' He said, 'This is the night of the half of Sha'ban. Allah Almighty looks upon His slaves in this night and forgives those who seek forgiveness
Question:
How to do Istekhara for Marriage?

Answer:
First of all, you should do istikhara to find out whether that person is right for you or not. you can pray Salatul Istikhara when seeking guidance from Allah. This is a 2 rakah prayer followed by a Du'a. The Dua's can be
found in Du'a books. A good Du'a book that has been translated in various languages is Al-Hisnul Haseen. The most preferred time for this prayer is the last portion of the night before the fajr prayer. But you can pray it
at other times too.

It is an ibadah to seek help from Allah. We should not become despondent if our Dua's have not been answered. It may be that Allah Ta'ala bestow on us another bounty, or grant us relief from a difficulty, or a reward is given to us in the Akhirah in place of it. Alhamdulillah,
Allah Ta'ala always grants us what is best for us and we should not be hasty or ungrateful.

In addition, it is important to research and read books and articles on marriage so that we look for the qualities in a man that are pleasing to Allah Ta'ala. There are articles on this website too. Do read them and arm yourself with the knowledge of Deen.

May Allah Ta'ala grant you a spouse that will be the coolness of your eyes. Ameen!

Editor's note: Du'a for Istikhara:
http://www.islameasy.org/images/Treasures-Large/46.htm

Question:
a. [Regarding a love marriage], as I insisted my parents spoke to his mother on phone and that ended in a heated discussion.

b. i have a problem regarding having a nikah with a man who is pious and i want to marry but my parents don’t accept it because he doesn’t have a job. we are both young but we are ready for this and were both practicing Muslims. I told my parents and i have been threatened by them.
. And they are choosing another man with a degree, when i only want a pious man and they know i don’t want that, but they are gonna make me marry their choice, despite
knowing force isnt right. But the man i want to marry has a job now and its stil difficult for me to marry him and i have done istikhara and i have a positive sign of the man i want to marry. I am confused in how to marry this man as my parents are not pleased with me doing istikhara. does
this mean i can’t marry him because of my parents, but if i do, I am rejecting Allah. So, sister advise me in this situation

Answer:
We suggest you to pray Salaatul Hajat, which Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) told the Companions to perform when they are faced with a need.
One should perform ablution in the Sunnah manner and then offer two rakaat of salaah with complete devotion. After this, one should praise Allah with the recitation of His most glorious names, then recite Durood Sharief, and then recite the following dua:

La ilaha illalLahul-Haleemul-kareem. Subhana Allahi rabi el-`arshil `azeem.
Al-Hamdulilahi rabbi il-`Alameen. As'aluka mujibati rahmatika, wa `aza'ima maghfiratika, wal-`ismata min kuli dhanb, wal ghaneemata min kuli birr,
was-salamata min kuli ithm. La tada` li dhanban illa ghafartahu,wala hamman illa farajtahu, wala hajatan hiya laka ridan illa qadaytaha ya arhama ar-rahimeen.

http://www.islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

(There is no god but Allah, the Ever-Clement, the Most Generous. I celebrate the Glory of Allah, the Lord of the Magnificent Throne. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, Lord of the worlds. I beseech You, seeking that which will draw me closer to Your mercy, and that which will make certain for me Your Forgiveness. O Allah, grant me protection against any sin, and a share of every virtue. Do not leave me a sin without forgiving it, a worry without relieving me of it, or a need that meets with Your pleasure without providing for it, O Most Merciful Lord.)

After reciting the above dua, beseech Allah Ta’ala regarding one’s needs and desires.

We would advise you not to be hasty in expecting your duas or wishes to be fulfilled. Things happen according to the will of Allah . If a prayer is delayed in being answered, then that is what is best for us at the time. If it is not answered in this world, then it is kept for the Aakhirah, where its rewards will benefit us.

Our hearts will be content with the decree of Allah and we will not fall into depression when we accept that whatever happens, happens because Allah decreed it and Allah decrees what is best for us.

Further, we should follow all the commands of Allah S.W.T, like faraaid (salaah etc) and take precaution in abstaining from the prohibitions of Allah S.W.T and his Prophet S.A.W.

If our life is in accordance to the commands of Allah, surely he will accept our duas and his help will be with us
Question:
How should we name the new born? Is there a way from Quran to find out the first letter of baby's name ?
Answer:
Baarakallah, May Allah Ta'ala grant you a child that will be the coolness of your eyes. It is very important to select good, beautiful and meaningful names for one's child. Rasul sallallahu alaihi wa sallam is reported to
have said, "On the Day of Qiyaamah, people will be called by their names and the names of their fathers. Therefore a good name must be selected."(Abu Dawud)

Rasulullah sallallhu alaihi wa sallam also said "Allah the exalted likes best the names Abdullah and Abdur Rahman". (Muslim)

It is also desirable to keep the names of Prophets (AS), companions of the prophet S.A.W or pious scholars.


There are many resources that you may use to select a good and beautiful name for your child. One resource for Islamic names is
http://www.islameasy.org/islamic-names.php
Question:
Are you allowed to smoke or use weed and stuff like that in Islam?
Answer:
It should be understood that all types of intoxicants and drugs are impermissible (haraam) in Islam (that includes alcohol, weed, etc). The smoking of cigarettes is makrooh tahreemi (extremely disliked act) due to its harmful effects on the body, it can harm others, it is a waste of
money, etc. All such things should be avoided and if one is a culprit of consuming these drugs and intoxicants, one should immediately seek forgiveness from Allah Ta'ala and refrain from using it ever again.

Question:
when a girl/woman has haiz, is she exempted from Qur'an reading like she is for Salaat? What i want to say is that, can't she continue reading the Qur'an like she did when she was not in the state of Haiz? and if it if forbidden to do that, Can she look for a Qur'an online and continue her daily reading? JazaKAllah

Answer:
Yes, a female should not read the Quran during menstruation. Yes she can look at the Quran and listen to it but cannot recite it with her tongue or touch the ayats.
Question:
Can I get the dua for when it rains?
Answer:
The dua when rain falls is as following:
Allahumma Sayyiban Nafi'an.
Oh Allah, may this rain bring blessings.

The duas for all occasions can be found on our website through the following link:
http://islameasy.org/Duaas-for-all-occasion.htm
Question:
What procedure should I use to stop menstruation for the month when going Umrah? My cycle starts on the day I plan to go.
Answer:
We hope that this response reaches you in the best of health and Imaan. Ameen inshaAllah.

The only legitimate way of stopping menstruation is medically through the use of birth control pills. However, the process of the body getting used to this medication takes about 2 months (consult your Doctor as appropriate), which I am not sure that you have time to do.

In the event that you start your menstruation cycle while going for Umrah, the following should be done. You should make the niyyah of ihram and put on the ihram. You should make sure to follow all the rules of ihraam (do not cut the hair, trim the nails, harm or kill any creature, etc). Because you are in a state of haydh (menstruation), you do not offer Salaath. It is also impermissible to enter the Haram Shareef.

Once your menstruation cycle is complete, perform ghusl. Then proceed to do Tawaaf, Sa’ee (between Safah and Marwah) and then do halaq (cut the prescribed amount of the hair). After fulfilling the rites of Umrah, inshaAllah your Umrah will be complete.
Question:
Is it right to say allamdulillah , jajaakallah, etc. to non-Muslim friends, or using these words during a talk with non-Muslim?
Answer:
We hope that this response reaches you in the best of health and Imaan. Ameen inshaAllah.

It is ok so say Alhamdulillah around non-Muslims. However, it is best to refrain from saying "Assalaamu Alaikum" or “Jazak Allah” to them because both are in essence duas you bestow on Muslims. One dua you can make for a non-Muslim is a dua that Allah Ta’ala grants them guidance and hidayah.

In order to show good manners (akhlaaq), though, one may greet a non-Muslim with a kind dua such as “May Allah grant you righteousness and guidance.”
And instead of saying "Jazak Allah", you may use words such as “Thank you” to show your gratitude.

And Allah Knows best

Question:
When I was 7 years old my mother died and after six month my father got a second marriage. Since then my father has not been caring much about us, but anyhow I got education and good job too. Although I was supporting my family financially but my father was not happy with me with any respect and asked me to leave my home. I left my home and am staying with wife and kids, but yet they are asking for financial help despite of he is having enough property as well balance.
Should I give him now or should I help him at really his crisis time?

Answer:
We hope that this response reaches you in the best of health and Imaan. Ameen inshaAllah.

Despite your father having enough property and a well balance, helping and giving to one’s parents will only increase the barakah in your life and sustenance. As long as you can afford to give financial aid to your father and still provide for your family, you should try your best and give what you can to your father. InshaAllah, Allah Ta’ala will reward you for your kindness and obedience to your father and will only increase you in your status in this world and the next.
Question:
I read in the books that woman prayer is different than man, when she does sajdah (prostate), her hands should touch the ground, what about the Hadith in close meaning that don't do sajdah like a dog. Please explain. I follow the hanafi fiqh.

Answer:
We hope that this response reaches you in the best of health and Imaan. Ameen inshaAllah.

In the Hanafi school of thought, women have been instructed to contract their bodies in prostration. All the positions in prayer are to be done in the most concealing manner in order to preserve haya (modesty).

It is related from Ali, Radi-Allahu anhu, that when a woman prostrates, she should contract and join her thighs together (Musannaf ibn Abi Shayba, Musannaf Abd al-Razzaq).

Ibn 'Abbas, Radi-Allahu anhu, was asked about the prayer of a woman. He said, "She should contract and come together" (Musannaf ibn Abi Shayba).

It is related from Hasan Basri (may Allah have mercy on him) that a woman should contract in prostration" (Musannaf ibn Abi Shayba).

As far as the following hadith is concerned in which the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, "Be reposeful in prostration and do not rest your forearms on the ground as a dog does," (Bukhari, Muslim), this prohibition does not extend to women since they have been instructed to contract in prostration, which includes placing the arms on the ground. This is further supported by a version of this narration in Sahih Muslim, which states that "the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) prohibited that a man spread his forearms like a beast" - hence, excluding women (see Radd al-muhtar 1:432).

(Reference taken from Salah of Women By Shaykh Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf,authentic scholar and instructor at Darul Uloom Bury, UK)

[Editor's note: please review 'Salah for Women'
http://www.islameasy.org/perform-salaah-correctly.php#forwomen
]
Question:
If the wife is also earning in addition to her husband, how should she behave with regard to her earnings? What does Islamic teachings say?


Answer:
We hope that this response reaches you in the best of health and Imaan. Ameen inshaAllah.

Firstly, a wife may only work if no rule of Shariah is violated (mingling with men, etc).

In terms of how a wife behaves in terms of her own earnings, and in general, what each spouse earns is theirs, and the other has no right over such earnings (husband does not have rights over wife’s earnings, and wife has no rights over husband’s earnings). It is the duty and responsibility of the husband to maintain his wife (provider her with proper food, clothing, and shelter with his earnings) even if she is earning herself. As long as a husband maintains her wife in these regards, she has no other right over his wealth. This is from the legal aspect.

Morally, each spouse should be accommodative and spend freely on the other even though they are not obliged to.
Question:
My son drinks and then drives, I am scared but he won’t listen to me please tell me some du’a so he stop doing all this and take interest in religion.

Answer:
We hope that this response reaches you in the best of health and Imaan. Ameen inshaAllah.

The following duas have been related by our pious elders as a means of asking Allah Ta’ala to help you with your situation.

In order to have your spouse and children be more inclined to Deen and piety, it is recommended that the following dua be made with sincerity after every Fardh salaah.

Rabbana hab lana min azwajina wa dhuriyyatina qurrata A'yunin waj'alna lil-muttaqina imama. (Our Lord! grant us in our mates and offspring the joy of our eyes and make us patterns for those who guard against evil.)

The duas of a parent for their child are also extremely helpful, so continue to make sincere dua to Allah Ta’ala that he helps guide your son back to the straight path and allows him to stop drinking. We also recommend, that if the situation is out of control, that he seeks professional help, including counseling and treatment.

May Allah Ta’ala make it easy for you and may He continue to forgive his Ummah for our shortcomings. Ameen!

[Editor's note:

Read books of virtues (like Muntakhab Ahadith) with your family for 5-10 minutes every evening.

Bring some gift of Islamic books of virtues, Du’a and zikr for your family to read at home.

If there is a gathering for Taleem (Islamic knowledge to increase faith and good deeds) encourage your family to attend. Your masjid Imam and community may help you find such programs.]
Question:
1. Can a Muslim girl marry a boy of another cast, i.e. a hindu?
2. After marrying can she still offer namaz and fast?

Answer:
We hope that this response reaches you in the best of health and Imaan. Ameen inshaAllah.

A Muslim woman cannot marry a man who belongs to another religion. She can only marry a Muslim man. If a Muslim woman marries a non-Muslim man, her marriage WILL NOT BE VALID and whatever relations she has with that man will amount to sinning. She can still offer her salaah and fasts, but again, any contact with that man will be a sin on her part.
Question:
I WOULD LOVE TO BECOME AN AALIMAH AND ALSO LEARN QURAN IN PROPER WORDING, I TRY VERY HARD AND FEEL NOW IS MY TIME BUT EVERYTIME I TRY TO SIGN MYSELF FOR AALIMAH COURSE AND TAJWEED A SITUATION ARISES AND IM NOT ABLE TO. I ALSO HAVE 3 BOYS 6YRS, 4YRS, 2YRS CANNOT PAY FOR BABY SITTER AND MY FAMILY IN ANOTHER COUNTRY, SO IT IS VERY HARD. SOMETIMES I THINK I AM NOT MENT TO BE AN ALIMAH, OR LEARN TAJWEED ALTHOUGH I READ BOOKS TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE AND READ QURAN AT HOME. I AM VERY CONFUSED AND UPSET AS MY FRIENDS ARE BEOMING ALIMAHS AND LEARNING TAJWEED. JAZAKALLAH FOR YOUR HELP.
Answer:
Gaining knowledge and the remembrance of Allah: It is obligatory on every male and female to acquire the basic knowledge of Deen. One should know what is Halaal and what is Haraam, and must be able to distinguish between right and wrong.
The angels spread their wings under the feet of a person seeking the knowledge of Deen. The animals in the jungle, the birds in the air and the fish in the sea make Du’a of forgiveness for him.

You may visit www.rahmatealam.org for online programs.

[Editor’s note: Tajweed (pronunciation rules) and last Juz color-coded
http://www.islameasy.org/JuzAmma_Viewer.html

In the meantime, read authentic basic books which are meant for Muslims and practice upon them. These books can be bought from an Islamic bookstore. It is very important to read books written by good scholars. Please consult a scholar in your town if you have any doubts about the book, the author, or what is written in it.

Secondly, be practical on whatever you have learnt. Practicing on whatever you know, will be the perfect invitation to your family members, who will watch you closely.

And last but not least, make Dua to Allah. He is our creator, He gives us blessings and He gives us tests, only He has the power to make our lives better. Ask Him for every need that you have, and make this your habit in times of happiness or sorrow. After all, He is All-hearing, All-seeing.

Make Dua, do your faraidh and sunnahs, avoid committing any sins and recite "Rabbi zidni ilma" and "Rabbish-Rahli Sadri li Wa Yassirli Amri wah lul Uqdatam-Mil-lisaani yafqahu qauli" as often as you can.

May Allah Grant you beneficial knowledge, steadfastness in deen and happiness in life.
May Allah Grant you the ability to convey the message of peace, the sacred and enlightened values of Islam, its rituals and teachings for success in this life and the Hereafter, for the benefit of mankind. Aameen.
Question:
..He asked me (alone), I want you to be my wife, will you be my wife, please say Qabul. I said yes, I want to be your wife and I said Qabul. Doesn’t our acceptation count for anything like we are married now, or something like that?

His parents don’t want him to marry (the Nikaah or marriage ceremony did not take place). Now he (also refuses to marry and) says how can I go anywhere if the parsons who raised me - my abba amma, do not agree?

Answer:
We hope that this reaches you in the best of health and Imaan. Ameen.

If the conditions of Nikah are not fulfilled, continued love relationship between a male and female who are non-Mahram is not permissible.

In order for a nikaah to be valid, it needs to be conducted in front of two witnesses and there should be an agreement of a mahr (dowry) amount to be given to the bride at this time. Just by two people saying it to each other will not count towards an actual nikaah occurring.

If you have developed a love for a non-Mahram (as you have indicated), and marriage is not possible (such as one partner deceived after some time, parents do not agree, etc), then steps MUST be taken to cure the heart from this love and desires which cannot be fulfilled.

First, a person should disassociate, or detach, themselves from that person and get rid of anything that reminds you about that person (gifts, letter/communication, messages). Do not go close to any such thing which reminds you of that person. Guard your thoughts as well and keep yourself busy with a positive activity.

Developing a love for Allah Ta’ala is extremely important. The human heart is the center of emotions and feelings. It tells us what it desires and works with the mind to dictate good and evil actions. To safeguard our hearts and to become beloved to Allah, it is necessary that we turn our love only into the love of Allah, our Creator and Sustainer. Humans love someone based on beauty, excellence, perfectness in knowledge, etc. Allah Ta’ala has the perfection of such qualities, and to Him all love should be directed.

Learning a life of piety will also help you in this situation. Observe hijaab completely. protect your honor and the blessings Allah has bestowed upon you. Convert time into gold. TODAY is the day of action, rush to do good deeds. Repentance and asking forgiveness can clean up mistakes of the past, and good intentions lead us to a golden future inshaAllah.

It is the nature of mankind to be forgetful and to commit sins. However, Allah has given us the ability to correct out mistakes; we may turn to Allah and beg for his forgiveness. To bring ease into one’s heart, one should make sincere tawbah/repentance for one’s sins. One should immediately abstain from the sin, regret and wish one had never indulged in the sin, and to make a determined niyyah to never return to the sin.
Allah Ta’ala is surely all-Merciful and all-Forgiving and is always ready to accept the repentance of His slaves, inshaAllah.

At this time, our advice, along with the above, is to review your life pattern and check to see how many ways you can come closer to Allah. When one corrects their relationship with Allah, Allah Ta’ala will correct his relationship with the rest of creation inshaAllah.

For extra duas and recommended readings, please visit the IslamEasy website. If you are particularly feeling depressed and saddened in this situation, please read the following booklet by Shaykh Yunus Patel titled
“Cure for Depression”: http://islameasy.org/pdf/Cure_for_Depression.pdf

For dua-e-istikhaara, you do not need to have the dua memorized by heart. You offer two rakah nafl of salatul istikhara, and in the first rakat it is preferable to recite surah Kafiroon after surah fatihah and in the second rakat it is preferable to recite surah Ikhlas. After you finish the salat, call upon Allah in His glorious names and attributes, recite durood, and then read (from a book or paper) Dua-e-istikhara.

May Allah Ta’ala put ease in all your affairs and relieve you of any hardships. Ameen.

Question:
Could you please describe how to speak about six points (qualities) in a gathering of sisters for Taleem?
Answer:
We hope that this message reaches you in the best of health and Imaan. Ameen.
A simple way to describe the essential qualities of Da’wah is as follows:

[Editor’s note: For a reference of Ahadith and motivational facts mentioned here, one may refer to ‘Muntakhab Ahadith’, some parts of that book are in English books download section]

Believing in the oneness of Allah: The first quality was the quality of Iman. The kalima Lailaha Illallah Muhammadur Rasulullah, means that there is none worthy of worship but Allah and Muhammed Sallallahu alaihi wasallam is the messenger of Allah.

To offer the five prayers daily: The second quality which the Sahaba possessed was the quality of salaah. The first and foremost thing ordained by Allah Ta’ala after Iman was salaah, and the first thing to be reckoned for on the day of Qiyamah will be salaah. Salaah is a means by which a person comes closer to Allah Ta’ala, and also a means of taking from the treasures of Allah Ta’ala. Allah Ta’ala will grant five favors to a person who performs his salaah on time with concentration and devotion:
1. His rizq (sustenance) will be made easy.
2. He will be safe from the punishment of the grave.
3. He will receive his book of deeds in his right hand.
4. He will cross the bridge of Siraat with the speed of lightning.
5. He will enter Jannah without any reckoning.

Gaining knowledge and the remembrance of Allah:
It is obligatory on every male and female to acquire the basic knowledge of Deen. One should know what is halaal and what is haraam, and must be able to distinguish between right and wrong.
If a person, is in the process of learning Deen, passes away, his status will be just one below the Ambiyaa Alaihimus Salaam. The angels spread their wings under the feet of a person seeking the knowledge of Deen. The animals in the jungle, the birds in the air and the fish in the sea make dua of forgiveness for him.

All the creation of Allah make the zikr of Allah.
Man who is the best of creation must also make the zikr of Allah. The one who makes the zikr of Allah is like a living person and the one who does not make the zikr of
Allah is like a dead person. Zikr creates the consciousness of Allah, that Allah is all- seeing and al- hearing. A person who remembers Allah after Fajr salaah and after Asr salaah is like a person who makes zikr of Allah all day long.

To respect every Muslim:
A person who fulfills the need of a Muslim brother, Allah Ta’ala will grant him 73 rewards. 72 will be kept in the
aakhirah, and with the one reward, Allah will fulfil all his needs of the world.
We must respect the elders and the Ulama and be kind to the youth. The best ikraam one can do for a person during the time of fitnah and fasaad is to guide him onto the right path.

Sincerity of intention:
For every act, one must check one’s intention, that it is only for the pleasure of Allah. A date given in the path of
Allah for the pleasure of Allah will earn great rewards in the hereafter. On the other hand, if a person gave a great sum of money for the sake of show, then he will be taken to task on the day of Qiyaamah. We must check our intentions in the beginning, in the middle and at the end of every
act, thereafter make istighfaar for any shortcoming in our intentions.

Spare time for Dawah:
Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wasallam and the Sahaba
Radiallahu anhum watered the garden of Islam with their life-time sacrifices. Today our Elders and scholars want us to sacrifice only a little of our sweat in the path of
Allah. Alhamdulillah with the effort of Dawah, great positive changes are occurring throughout the world. Hence, let us also give some time in the path of Allah to bring Deen into our lives and into the lives of the whole of mankind till the day of Qiyaamah.

It is our sincerest dua that Allah Ta’ala aids you in your attempts to rectify yourself and bring the word of Islam to others.
Question:
In wearing the niqab, some says the ruling for this is not compulsory, I feel sad as I often get scolded for wearing the niqab. Please help me.
Answer:
Please note that there will be no hijaab unless and until it is with Niqaab (face covering).
In front of non-Mahram men, it is wajib for a Muslim woman to also cover her face.

This means that if a woman leaves it out, she will be sinful. (Ahkaamul Quran vol.3, pg.476).

You should try to maintain niqaab everywhere and in those places where you feel that you do not have the power to do so you should feel remorseful and repent to Allah immediately. This continuous repentance will inshAllah one day help you do niqaab in all the gatherings. Keep hope and keep asking Allah for forgiveness for all the times you are not able to do so.

A dua that you can also recite is,
"Rabbi yassir walaa tu'assir watammim bil khair. Wabika nasta'een. Ya Fattah, Ya Fattah, Ya Fattah"
which roughly translates to "Oh My Lord, make things easier for me, do not make things difficult for me. Oh my Lord, let my affairs end with goodness and form You do we seek help (Oh Revealer)".

InshaAllah we pray that Allah Ta'ala give you the best of rewards for protecting your beauty and fulfilling His command for the believers to be among those who guard their modesty. Ameen.

[Editor’s note: please review Hijab book and articles at http://islameasy.org/hijab.php and additional answers on this page on the topic of Hijab.

Also, please read “The choice and struggle to wear Hijab“, written by a new Muslim sister, http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/HijabWhy.pdf]
Question:
We are always in a situation that we have some problem or worry for us and we don’t know what to read or do. If it's not one thing its is another,my mum reads namaaz 5x day, she reads so much and does dua's for ourfamily, but our problems don’t go away. I would like to know if there is anything like Dua, Surah or something to read to be protected from evil and its doings and be blessed with happiness from Allah. Please help.

Answer:
One should remember that whatever is written for man, will reach him.

We should make sure that all our faraaid (compulsory) acts are in order, further, the best way of asking Allah for assistance is through salaah. We should try not to become despondent or depressed, instead we should remember that Allah SWT will increase our sustenance when the time
is right.

Recite the three Quls i.e Surah Al-Ikhlas, Surah al-Falaq and Surah An-naas, then dry-spit or blow onto the palms and wipe over yourself.Do this 3 times, morning and evening.

It is also very important to recite Ayatul Kursi.

Seek help from Allah Ta'ala and always trust in him.

When you are anxious than recite this 7 times: "Hasbiyyallahu la ilaha
illa huwa alaihi tawakkaltu wa huwa rabbul arshil azeem".
You can also recite "Hasbonallahu wa ni'mal wakeel" 341 times daily.

[Editor’s note: Prayer to ease difficulties at http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Ease_Difficulties2.doc]

Question:
One of my friends started to wear Niqab when she was 16, now her parents are searching for proposals, so many came and refused, since she was unable to show her face (to the non-Mahram), now she is confused, please give a solution so that Allah will be pleased and she can get married. Jazakallah!
Answer:
There will be no hijaab unless and until it is with Niqaab (face covering). In front of non-Mahram men, it is wajib for a Muslim woman to also cover her face.

This means that if a woman leaves it out, she will be sinful. (Ahkaamul Quraan vol.3 pg.476).

She should try to maintain niqaab everywhere. She should have a strong faith in taqdeer. Insha Allah, soon she will find someone who will accept her with the face covering.

May Allah bless her with a pious husband! Ameen.

[Editor’s note: please review Hijab book and articles at http://islameasy.org/hijab.php and additional answers on this page on the topic of Hijab.
Also, please read “The choice and struggle to wear Hijab“, written by a new Muslim sister, http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/HijabWhy.pdf ]
Question:
can I pay zakat to my husband as he is debt?
Answer:
We hope this message reaches you in the best of health and Imaan. Ameen.
It is not permissible for you to pay zakaat to your husband, even if he is in debt.
Question:
When some Muslimahs are all alone and its Salaah time, is it allowed that one of these Muslimah lead the congregation or not? That is, to be doing a jamaat only with girls.
Answer:
We hope this message reaches you in the best of health and Imaan. Ameen.
It is makrooh for women only to pray in congregation with a woman leading the Salaat.
Question:
Can you explain the Meaning of Awra (The part of a person's body that must be covered before everybody, except a spouse)?
Answer:
We hope this message reaches you in the best of health and Imaan. Ameen.
Awrah is considered to be that which is mandatory for every person to cover as commanded by Allah Ta’ala. The awrah of a man is the area from the navel to the knees and the awrah of a woman is everything except the hands, face, and feet. In front of non-Mahram men, according to the Hanafi madhab, it is wajib for a Muslim woman to also cover her face.

The awrah can be exposed to those that are considered one’s mahram, but even in that case, it is better to observe modesty in all situations.

[Editor’s note: please review Hijab book and articles at http://islameasy.org/hijab.php and additional answers on this page on the topic of Hijab.]
Question:
Is it correct that ablution does not break when a husband touches the wife (not the tempting touch, but just normally)?
Answer:
We hope that this message reaches you in the best of health and Imaan. Ameen.
It is narrated in a hadeeth that while Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was offering his Salaat in the night, Ayesha (radhiyallahu tala anha) touched the feet of Rasulullah with her own and then curled her feet away from his. He continued with his prayer. This hadeeth indicated that even though her husband had touched her in a normal way, his wudhu did not break because he continued on with his Salaah. Therefore, a normal touch of a husband does not break one’s wudhu.
Question:
Is a boy/girl allowed to look at girls/boys with the intention of nikah?
Answer:
We hope this response reaches you in the best of health and Imaan. Ameen.

Islam teaches us that when looking for a partner, we should give preference to piety.
It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Hurairah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) that Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “A women is generally married either for her wealth, her lineage, her beauty or her piety. Be successful by marrying the pious. (Sahih al-Bukhari Vol.6 Pg.150 – Dar al-Fikr)

After having found a suitable girl, the boy could either tell the womenfolk in the family to look at the girl and tell him how she is, or the boy could personally look at the face and hands of the girl. However, it will be permissible for him to look at her only once before marriage and on condition that he really has the intention of marrying her.

This is the proper way to look at a man or woman of interest and intention of nikaah. This should only occur IF A SERIOUS INTENTION IS MADE for nikaah. In other cases, looking at a non-mahram (with desires) is not permissible.
Question:
A sister asking for advice and Istekhara, since her love did not lead to marriage.
Answer:
[Editor's note: please review our main page for details on Dua http://islameasy.org/

There are limits in Islam regarding love relationships. Islam does not encourage pre-marriage love relationships between a male and female who are non-Mahram to each other.

You may read 2 Rakah of Nafl Salah, with intention of Taubah, Istekhara and Salatul Hajat. This is performed like any other Salah.

After the Salah, you should recite the following Dua. You may print these pages from web and recite from printed pages or from computer after the Salah. It is not required to memorize these Dua or read it inside Salah.

Taubah (from any act of disobedience and sins)
The method is described at http://islameasy.org/images/Treasures-Large/47.htm

Istekhara (Is this matter good for me, or there is something better Allah has kept for me?) The method is described at
http://islameasy.org/images/Treasures-Large/46.htm

Salat-ul Hajat
The method is described at http://islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

(Ask Allah to ease difficulty, clean the heart to focus on good deeds. Also ask Allah to show you if that person was really sincere to you or not).

“Ya Allah! I ask You for Your love, the love of the person who loves You,and the love of that deed which would draw me closer to Your love. Ya Allah! Make Your love more beloved to me than myself, my family, and more beloved than cold water [on a hot day]. Ya Allah! Grant me your love and
the love of that person whose love will benefit me by you.

O Allah! Just as You bestowed me with that which I love, make it a source of help to me in fulfilling all that which You love. O Allah! Whatever You kept away from me of the things which I love [but were harmful for me], make them a source of freedom for me so that I may be able to fulfill all that which You love.”

You may study the following books:

Cure for depression by Shaykh Yunus Patel
http://islameasy.org/pdf/Cure_for_Depression.pdf

Easy Road to Paradise - Golden deeds that lead to success - extracted from a booklet in Urdu ‘Jannat ka Asan Rasta” by Shaykh Mufti Mohammad Rafi Uthmani. http://www.islameasy.org/EasyRoad_Paradise.php]
Question:
I am getting married to a man soon. His mother is widowed and she depends on her 4 children for financial support and also living situations. My fiancé is the youngest child, and also the only one who isn't married or has children yet, so he supports her the most, and she lives with him currently. He is very loving and protective of her. When we get
married, he said she will be staying with us for months at a time, and then with the other siblings for the rest of the time. I don't like this concept, I believe that her stay will cause problems with me and my husband and me and her because she is so dependent. I am very independent, and I don't want anyone staying in my home for long periods of time. Is it wrong of me to think like this? Am I obligated to have her stay and take care of her?

Answer:
Happy Marriage – Living with Peace and Harmony at Home

“And among His Signs is this, that He created for you wives from amongyourselves, that you may find tranquility in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who
reflect.” [Al-Qur’an 30: 21]

May Allah bless you and your family to live in peace and harmony!

Marriage is an institute which can be as firm as a rock or weak as a thread, it is up to the partners to make it either one. We have to learn to be tolerant of each other for the pleasure of Allah.

It is the responsibility of both husband and wife to give 100% effort to make their marriage successful and their home peaceful and Islamic. At the time of concern and tension in domestic affairs, our advice is to review your life pattern and check to see in how many ways you can come closer to Allah.
One who corrects his relationship with Allah, Allah will correct his relationship with the rest of the creation.

Looking for rights or love?

“Do not go by the book of ‘My Rights’. Go by the book of Love, Ihsaan and khidmat. In other words, if every person goes out of his or her way to fulfill the rights of others, instead of demanding his or her own rights,
or goes a step further than just fulfillment of rights, i.e. he or she goes out of his or her way to be kind, caring, loving and forgiving, then automatically this world will become a paradise.

The unfortunate part is that the husband opens the chapter of his rights and the wife opens the chapter of her rights. The parents open the chapter of their rights, and the children, of their rights. The teacher, his rights and the pupils, their rights, and then everyone demands fulfillment
of these rights.

No doubt, rights have been declared so that no person should stop short of their fulfillment, but you cannot have a peaceful society if there is just demand for rights and no fulfillment of corresponding obligations.”

(Hedyatus Saalikeen, selected quotes by Shaykh Yunus Patel, 1998)

Manners and protection of tongue:

From our elders we have learned that the best method and the best du’a to increase the love between the husband and the wife is to obtain great morals and etiquettes and to guard our tongue. By doing both of those, one will be able to attract your spouse into a never ending love.

Sister, please have faith in Allah, insha Allah it will not be a problem for you in future. By caring for an elderly person, her Duas will inshaAllah benefit you in this life and the hereafter.

Question:
Sometime behavior of people around us is so cheep that it is hard to tolerate. So please tell me what to do in this situation as you have no option to leave the surrounding. Also tell some dua for honor and respect, that when we recite people start respecting us, No doubt all honor and
respect is from Allah.

Answer:
The following dua can be recited 11 times in the morning and 11 times in the evening:

Allahumma inna najaluka fee nuhurihim wa naozubika min shururihim

May Allah make it easy for you. Ameen

[Editor’s note: Prayer to ease difficulties http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Ease_Difficulties2.doc]
Question:
My mom was at hospital she was having an operation - my brother went to see her ... I also want to be with my mom – but my husband was quite upset and behaving differently saying rude words to me - I want to ask how he should treat me?
Answer:
Spouses are supposed to speak to each other with kindness, respect and humility. Allah Ta'ala has given both spouses the gift of a partner and in the interest of harmony, they should conduct themselves with dignity.

It is a sign of a poor character when either partner screams at the other. It is a sign of immaturity and weakness rather than an act of kindness being in a win/ lose situation. In order to get respect, one has to earn it. Shouting and screaming at a partner does not beget respect.

Allah Ta'ala has also made it very clear that the husband is the head of the partnership. The husband carries the responsibility for making sure that he is accountable for the actions of his wife and children as far as Allah Ta'ala's laws and commands are concerned.

He should also make responsible and reasonable requests and have realist expectations about what they can and cannot do. He should avoid arbitrary decisions, for even our Nabi (sallAllahu alayhi wassallam) consulted with his pious wives on important matters that related to their relationship. He also displayed kindness and tolerance towards them. It has to be always important to remember that both partners may err from time to time. Both are human and apt to not always be in top form from day to day. Each person should see to and be willing to fulfill their partner's needs and take each other's health into consideration. As long as both partners are more concerned about fulfilling each other's rights rather than fighting about or arguing about their own rights all the time, shaitaan will have a small chance of trying to cause grief between the partners. The only time a wife is allowed to disobey her husband is when he makes requests that are against Allah Ta'ala's commandments.
I once again state. It is better to negotiate with each other on issues which may be causing dissatisfaction rather than to make shaitaan happy by shouting at each other. Strive to please Allah Ta'ala and not shaitaan. May Allah Ta'ala guide the couple to work out a middle road in their differences. Ameen.

[editor’s note: Read about Happy Marriage – Living with Peace and Harmony at Home http://islameasy.org/Marriage_Advice.php]

Question:
How should she deal with a husband who watches pornographic movies and does not fulfil her rights of marriage anymore? She feels shy to say anything to him about this matter. She has children and believes divorce is not the right option.
Answer:
Firstly:
do not feel too shy to speak to your husband and advise him about these matters, because speaking to him may be more beneficial and make it easier to find a solution. Exhort him and speak to him in an effective manner such as will reach his heart; remind him of the punishment and wrath of Allah; the torment of Hellfire; remind him of the trust and the responsibility he has towards his wife and children, (as in the hadeeth): “Each of you is a shepherd and each of you is responsible for his flock; the man is the shepherd of his household and is responsible for those under his care.”

One of his rights over you is that you should tell him that what he is doing to you is a sin, and that watching these filthy movies is keeping him away from Allah and from remembering Him. Perhaps he will repent and pay heed to your words. Keep repeating that to him, with wisdom and paying attention to what is in your best interests. If he does not respond, then seek the help of someone who you think he will listen to, such as knowledgeable and righteous people, relatives, friends or anyone who may have some influence over him.


Secondly:

Try to get him to listen to some effective tapes of khutbahs, speeches and lessons, directly or indirectly, and give him some Islamic books, so that maybe his heart will be opened to the truth.

Thirdly:

If none of this has any effect, then appoint an arbitrator from his family and an arbitrator from your family, who you think will be able, by their involvement, to improve the relationship between you and make him give up the evil things he is involved in. These arbitrators should be righteous people, in accordance with the words of Allah
(Interpretation of the meaning):

“If you fear a breach between them (the man and his wife),
appoint (two) arbitrators, one from his family and the other from hers; if they both wish for peace, Allah will cause their reconciliation. Indeed Allah is Ever All-Knower, Well-Acquainted with all things”
[al-Nisaa’ 4:35]

If these two arbitrators wish for peace, then we ask Allah to bring you back together in a good and proper manner and to reconcile you with the best relationship there can be between a husband and wife.

Fourthly:

If the arbitrators cannot achieve a complete reconciliation, then make the following offer to him, if you can be patient and put up with it:

Suggest that he could marry another wife (note: this is applicable only in a country where more than one marriages for a man are allowed), and let you stay with him without any rights as far as the intimate relationship is concerned, on the condition that he gives up his sin and you stay with your children and he spends on you. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And if a woman fears cruelty or desertion on her husband’s part, there is no sin on them both if they make terms of peace between themselves; and making peace is better” [al-Nisaa’ 4:128]

‘Aa’ishah said: “When Sawdah bint Zam’ah grew old, she gave her day to ‘Aa’ishah, so the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) spent Sawdah’s day with her.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 4914; Muslim, 1463).

Sawdah, may Allah be pleased with her, was one of the wives of the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).

If you do not reach an agreement with him, even something of this nature, and you cannot be patient and put up with it, then you should not think about or suggest divorce except after being sure that that the disadvantages of staying with this man outweigh the disadvantages of separating from him. In this case, you should bear in mind the words
of Allah (interpretation of the meaning):

“But if they separate (by divorce), Allah will provide abundance for everyone of them from His Bounty. And Allah is Ever All-Sufficient for His creatures’ needs, All-Wise” [al-Nisaa’ 4:130]

In this difficult situation, you must turn to Allah and seek His Help and ask for guidance to make the right decision. We remind you again that it is your duty to remind and advise this man in all situations.

[Editor’s note: Salat-ul Hajat http://islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php ]
Question:
I have been getting waswassa regarding iman, Allah etc. When these thoughts come i try to fix them..sometimes the thoughts are quite bad about the existence of Allah. A few times when this happens i think about these doubts i haven’t verbally accepted these thoughts and feel very
uncomfortable when this happens. I know Islam is the true religion its just shaytan trying to lead me astray i just feel sometimes when i get these thoughts it weakens my iman. What are the conditions of disbelief?
I am just scared i may have thought something wrong and will it affect my nikah? Whenever these thoughts cross my mind i sometimes think about it but always say i do believe in Allah. I m doubting if i may have done or said something wrong.

Answer:
Abu Hurayra [radhiAllahu anhu] narrates that Nabi [sallAllahu alayhiwasallam] said, ‘Allah has forgiven my Ummah regarding those Waswasa(whisperings of the Shaytaan) that creep into the heart so long as they donot act upon them or mention them.’ (Mishkaat)

One of the means that the Shaytaan uses to misguide people is by casting doubts and whispers (waswasa) into their hearts. When Shaytaan was rejected, he said:

“My Lord! Give me then respite till the day the (dead) are resurrected.”
[Surah Sawd 38: 79]

The Messenger of Allah Muhammad (SallAllahu ‘alayhi Wassallam) has warned us against some of these things. It says in the hadeeth: “The Shaytaan comes to any one of you and says, ‘Who created such and such? Who created such and such?’ until he says, ‘Who created your Lord?’ If that happens to you, seek refuge with Allah and give up these thoughts.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

The Prophet Muhammad (SallAllahu ‘alayhi Wassallam) taught us two important things:

1 – To turn to Allah Ta’ala and seek His protection, and to beseech Him,for He is the most Generous:

“And if an evil whisper comes to you from Shaytaan (Satan), then seek refuge with Allah” [al-A’raaf 7: Ayat200]

2 – To put a stop to this matter and turn away from it, and to keep ourselves busy with other, useful things.

The companions of the Prophet (SallAllahu ‘alayhi Wassallam) came to him complaining about the doubts and waswasa that they were suffering, and said ‘We find in our hearts things that none of us dares utter.’ He (SallAllahu ‘alayhi Wassallam) said, ‘Do you really find that?’ They said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘That is clear faith.’ [Sahih Muslim narrated by Abu Hurayrah RadhiyAllahu ‘anhu]

What is meant by his saying ‘That is clear faith’ is that their hatred of that waswasa and their rejecting it was a clear sign of faith.

Alhumdulillah, it is excellent that you have not allowed the waswasa to affect your actions. As stated above, as long as the waswasa is not acted upon, you are not in danger and it will not effect the status of your
nikaah. InshaAllah, if you busy yourself with the remembrance of Allah Ta'ala, continue with your ibaadaat (salaat, reading Qur'an, etc.), you will be able to overcome this waswasa.
Question:
can you please tell me if al-khaf surah should be recited on Friday for protection from dajjal, and also which part of this surah should be recited.
Answer:
We hope that this response reaches you in the best of health and Imaan. Ameen.

Surah Kahf is indeed to be recited on Friday and is said to be a means of protecting oneself against Dajjal. It is best to recite the entirety of Surah Kahf, but if there is some shortage of time, etc. one shoudl read the first ruku and last ruku of the surah.

Question:
What is the benefit of Istekhara in marriage selection matter?
Answer:
The aim of istikhaarah is to ask for guidance from Allah to the better of
two matters concerning which one is hesitating, because guidance and help
come from Allah. He knows and we do not know; He is the Knower of the
unseen. The one who relies on himself will go astray, and the one who trusts in his own reasoning and does not seek the help of his Lord will be doomed.

It is also important to understand that doing istikaarah does not mean not doing any other efforts. Instead one should take every other possible action such as researching and investigating the matter to one's best ability, as well as seeking advice from knowledgeable and experienced people, parents and elders etc.

Du'a for Istikhara: http://www.islameasy.org/images/Treasures-Large/46.html


Question:
I am using a hair color dark brown like other variety of colors are available here, some sisters said you can not have wudu with these colors on because some chemicals make the coating on the hairs. I want to know if this is true.
Answer:
Most of the hair dyes contains animal byproducts, which could be haram. And even if you find one which contains synthetic material, you will have to check with the company whether that dye will just color the hair or it will perform a coat on top of a hair. If it will just color, then you are allowed to use it, but if it will be a coat then your Ghusl will not be completed. That is why it is better to use Hina to color hair.
Question:
I would like to know which surah/dua I can read to pray to Allah for a healthy baby girl.
Answer:
There is no specific surah/ dua we can refer from the ahadeeth to be read for Allah Ta’ala to grant a baby girl. However, the following dua can be read in order to ask Allah Ta’ala to bestow upon you an obedient and pious child:
"Rabbana hab lana min azwajina wa dhuriyyatina qurrata A'yunin waj'alna lil-muttaqina imama."

"Our Lord! grant us in our spouses and offspring the joy of our eyes and make us heads of the God-fearing." (Surah 25: Ayah74)

You should leave the matter of baby boy and baby girl to Allah, whatever will be granted by Him will be better, inshaAllah.

[Editor’s note: Salat-ul Hajat http://islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php ]


Question:
I have a question... what does "Fardh" mean? (Numbers/Types prayers required at each prayer time Fajr 2 Sunnah, 2 Fardh ; Zuhr 2/4 Sunnah, 4 Fardh, 2 Sunnah; Asr 4 Sunnah, 4 Fardh ; Maghrib 3 Fardh, 2 Sunnah; Isha 4 Fardh, 2 Sunnah, 3 Witr) - New Revert
Answer:
If you are looking for the definition of Fardh then, it means an act that is commanded by Allah in the Quran and it is compulsory.

[Editor's note: Teachings of Islam http://islameasy.org/pdf/taleem1c.pdf]
Question:
Sister I would like to ask duas for children concentration and and smartness in studies and sister please guide me duas for barkah in work and progress.
Answer:
These are the following duas that can be recited:

Rabbi Yassir wa la Tu'assir wa tammim bilkhair wabika nas'ta'een ya fattahrabbi zidnee ilma

Rabbish rahli sadri wa yassir li amri wahlul uqdatam millisaani yafqahu qawli.

Insha Allah, these duas will help you.
Question:
The parents of the boy refused to accept marriage proposal.
Please provide me with some dua or prayer so that my need is fulfilled.

Answer:
We highly advise you and the other party to perform Salatul Istikhara. After performing this salaat, if the outcome is good, then you may try and pursue the marriage.

Another Salaat that we suggest is Salaatul Hajat, which Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) told the Companions to perform when they are faced with a need. One should perform ablution in the Sunnah manner and then offer two rakaat of salaah with complete devotion. After this, one
should praise Allah with the recitation of His most glorious names, then recite Durood Sharief, and then recite the following dua:

La ilaha illalLahu-Haleemul-kareem. Subhana Allahi rabi el-`arshil `azeem. Al-Hamdulilahi rabbi il-`Alameen. As'aluka mujibati rahmatika, wa `aza'ima maghfiratika, wal-`ismata min kuli dhanb, wal ghaneemata min kuli birr, was-salamata min kuli ithm. La tada` li dhanban illa ghafartahu,wala hamman illa farajtahu, wala hajatan hiya laka ridan illa qadaytaha ya arhama ar-rahimeen.

(There is no god but Allah, the Ever-Clement, the Most Generous. I celebrate the Glory of Allah, the Lord of the Magnificent Throne. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, Lord of the worlds. I beseech You, seeking that which will draw me closer to Your mercy, and that which will make certain for me Your Forgiveness. O Allah, grant me protection against any sin, and a share of every virtue. Do not leave me a sin withoutforgiving it, a worry without relieving me of it, or a need that meets with Your pleasure without providing for it, O Most Merciful Lord.)

After reciting the above dua, beseech Allah Ta’ala regarding one’s needs and desires.

Question:
What is the historic origin of TAUHEED?
Answer:
Tauheed has it origins since the time of Prophet Adam (alayhis salaam) and every prophet was sent to preach the same message, Laa ilaaha illallah (There is no god but Allah).
Question:
Could you please give information on the steps one should take if they want to go into niqaab as I was told that you may read two rakats asking Allah to make it easy for you. Also the main do's and dont's (of observing Hijab with niqaab). Jazakallah for the information you give. May Allah reward you!
Answer:
It is our greatest hope that you receive this reply in the best of health and Imaan. Ameen.

SubhanAllah. It is with great respect and happiness that we read your question and inshaAllah it is our sincerest dua that Allah Ta'ala makes wearing a niqaab an act of worship that is easy for you to fulfill.

For any action that a Muslim intends to do, it is always important to start with the name of Allah and to intend to do this action in order to please Him. We also recommend that 2 rakaat Salaatul Hajaat be read and to recite the dua for this salaat after completing the 2 nafl rakaat. This
dua can be found at:
http://islameasy.org/Dua_Hajat.php

This nafl salaat and dua are recommended to do in order to seek Allah Ta'ala help in the fulfillment of needs and desires and for success in any act.

Another dua that you can also recite is,
"Rabbi yassir walaa tu'assir watammim bil khair. Wabika nasta'een. Ya Fattah, Ya Fattah, Ya Fattah"
which roughly translates to "Oh My Lord, make things easier for me, do not make things difficult for me. Oh my Lord, let my affairs end with goodness and form you do we seek help (Oh Revealer)".

InshaAllah we pray that Allah Ta'ala give you the best of rewards for protecting your beauty and fulfilling His command for the believers to be among those who guard their modesty. Ameen.

[editor’s note: read “The choice and struggle to wear Hijab“ written by a new Muslim sister http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/HijabWhy.pdf ]
Question:
Is it permissible to go on a short trip with my non-Muslim relatives along with my own husband and kids?
Answer:
I hope that this response reaches you in the best of health and Imaan. Ameen inshaAllah. Jazakallahu khairan for your question.
Yes, it is permissible.

Muslims may deal with non-Muslims in the spirit of tolerance, sympathy, goodwill, equity, justice and kindness. What is not permitted is the kind of intimacy which may garble the distinctive hallmark of Islam.

Kind treatment of parents and relatives has been emphasized in Islam.

Also, when going out, A Muslim sister should observe complete Hijab as described by Islam.

[Editor’s note: Hijaab book and articles at http://islameasy.org/hijab.php ]

Question:
I understand that it is not permissible to speak to a male with whom Nikah is not already done. Do you get a lot of sin for speaking to him on the phone even though you are engaged?
Answer:
I hope this response reaches you in the best of health and Imaan. Ameen inshaAllah.
Yes, one may get sins by phone talks to a male with whom the Nikaah has not already been done.

During the engagement period, communication between the man and woman is not only a sin, but it also leads to many problems. We have received questions from many others before on this topic. Many times those talks lead to fights, which lead to much tension between the parties, and it is not uncommon to find that engagements are also broken due to misunderstandings and miscommunication. It is best to avoid unnecessary phone talks.

Question:
My husband is really worried from last year we are looking for a house but can’t find it.
Is there any dua to fulfil our wish?

Answer:
I hope that this response reaches you in the best of health and Imaan. Ameen inshaAllah.

It is important that you continue to ask Allah Ta’ala and make dua (Salatul Hajat) that He fulfills your wants and desires in this world and the next.

Recite the 80th ayah of Surah An-Nahl (16th Surah in the Quran):

“And Allah has made for you in your homes an abode, and made for you out of the hides of the cattle (tents for) dwelling, which you find so light (and handy) when you travel and when you stay (in your travels), and of their wool, fur, and hair (sheep wool, camel fur, and goat hair), a furnishing and articles of convenience (e.g. carpets, blankets, etc.), a comfort for a while.”

[Editor’s note] Dua when making Ablution:
When making Wudu, first say Bismillah, then recite the following Dua (translation given below):
‘O Allah forgive me my sin and make my home roomy enough for me (give me a spacious home) and bless me with increase in my livelihood.’
Question:
Is there any verse in the Quran which describes what will happen in the grave before the Day of Judgment?
I heard several things about questions will be asked in the grave.

Answer:
I hope this response reaches you in the best of health and Imaan. AmeeninshaAllah.
According to the Aqaaid (beliefs) of the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah`,Adhaabul Qabr (punishment in the grave) is Haqq (true and established).(Sharhul Aqaaid).

That (punishment of the grave) is proven from the Qur'aan and Ahaadith. Allah Ta'ala discusses the punishment given to Fir'awn. He says, 'The fire is given to them in the morning and evening and on the Day of Judgement.'
The fire before the Day of Judgment refers to the punishment in the grave.(Ibid)

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, 'When a person is buried and the people go away, two angels approach the deceased and ask three questions,

a) Who is your lord?
b) What is your religion?
c) Who is he (Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam)?

A believer will answer all three questions and he will be honored with the clothing of Jannah. The window of Jannah will be opened for him and he will enjoy the sight of Jannah.
On the contrary, a disbeliever will express regret at not being able to answer the questions. Upon that, an angel who is blind and deaf is appointed to punish him (blind so that the angel does not see the punishment and feel mercy and deaf so that the punishment is not heard). The hammer used to punish a disbeliever is so heavy that it can reduce a mountain to dust. The disbeliever screams with pain and every creation can hear him besides human and Jinns.' (Mishkaat)

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, 'The grave is a garden of Paradise or a pit of hell.' (Ibid)

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, 'It has been revealed to me that the trial in the grave is similar to the trial of Dajjaal.' (Tirmidhi)

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, 'If you are made to listen to the punishment in the grave, you will stop burying your deceased.' (Tirmidhi)

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) advised, 'Seek protection from the punishment of the grave.' (Ibid)

In one Hadith, two reasons have been cited for the punishment in the grave:
a) Not exercising precaution from the splashes of urine drops,
b) Gossiping.

It was the noble habit of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) to make Du'aa in Salaat for protection from the punishment of the grave. May Allah Ta'ala save us, our families and the entire Ummah from the trials of the grave.


Question:
Are Muslims allowed to adopt? Please elaborate your answer.
Answer:
I hope that this response reaches you in the best of health and Imaan. Ameen inshaAllah.

It is permissible to adopt a child. The following conditions apply:

1. The child should not take up the name of the parents who have adopted him. His lineage should be separate and not joined with the parents. He should keep the name of his biological father if the biological father is known. Rasulullah (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam) had adopted Zaid bin Harithah as a son before prophethood. People called him Zaid, the son of Muhammad (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam). Allah Ta’ala revealed the following ayahs in Surah Al-Ahzab.

'Allah has not made for any man two hearts in his (chest) cavity, nor did he make your wives whom you subjected to zihar, your mothers, nor did he make your adopted sons you (real) sons. That is (merely) a word uttered by your mouths. And Allah says the truth and He shows the (right) way.
Call them by (the name of) their (real) fathers; It is more equitable in the sight of Allah. And if you do not know their fathers, then they are your brothers in faith and your friends. And there is no sin on you in the mistake you make, but in that which you do with intention of your heart; and Allah is Most-Forgiving, Very-Merciful.' [33:4-5]

In the verses Muslims are told not to call the adopted child by the person who adopted him. Instead he should be call with his real father’s name if it is known. If not, then he is your brother in deen, but he is not your son. (Ibn Kathir)

2. Strict observation of Hijaab should be observed when the child reaches the age of puberty. The Hijaab is between the mother and the child if it is a boy and between the father and child if it is a girl. The method to avoid this is to adopt the child in infancy and the mother breastfeeds the child. In doing so, they will become the foster parents and Hijaab will not be necessary. Nevertheless, breast-feeding will still not make him a real son and his lineage will still be made separate.

3. The child should not inherit from the parents (who adopted him or her). The parents are allowed to bequest one-third of their wealth to adopted child in their will if they wish to do so.
The child may be adopted from any ethnicity group. When the child is old enough to understand, he should be informed with wisdom about the reality of the matter.

Question:
What is the ruling on clapping? Is it haram or is it permissible only in certain circumstances? Is it based on a scholar making the ruling, or based on personal cultural preferences?
Answer:
I hope that this response reaches you in the best of health and Imaan.Ameen inshaAllah.
Clapping has been mentioned and forbidden through the hadeeth of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Scholars make their rulings on clapping based on the hadeeth, not by personal cultural preferences.

Question:
Concerning my Salah (Namaz), when reading 4 fard do I just recite Surah Fatiah and then 1 Surah after it in the 1st and 2nd rakat only? Or, in all 4 rakat do I recite fatiah and surah? and in sunnah I recite fatiah and surah in
all 4 rakats. Also the surahs i read they have to be in the order of the Quran e.g. al-ikhlas and then al falaq, or can I read al Kafiroon and then al ikhlas?

I have heard also that the surahs read after al fatiah should be longest to shortest but if reading in the order of the Quran if I read ikhlas first and then an Nas it is shortest to longest?

Answer:
The breakdown of what to recite during 4 rakaat of fard is as follows:
1st Rakaat: Surah Fatihah and any other surah
2nd Rakaat: Surah Fatihah and any other surah
3rd Rakaat: Surah Fatihah
4th Rakaat: Surah Fatihah

For 4 rakaat sunnah, you are correct in reading Surah Fatihah and any other surah in ALL four rakaats.

It is best and preferable that the surahs are recited in the way in which they occur in the Quran. This means that if you choose to read one surah, ANY other surah that comes after it is permissible to read. For example,
if in the first rakaat, one decides to read Surah Kafiroon, then one can recite Surah Nasr, Surah Lahab, Surah Ikhlaas, Surah Falaq, or Surah Naas in the second rakaat. One does not have to read the Surah that immediately comes after the first surah recited.

When reciting the surah in salaat, it is also preferable that the surahs are similar in length or that they are recited in the order of longest to shortest.
InshaAllah we hope this clears up your questions.
Question:
Is it obligatory to wear your niqaab in an area where there are all non-muslims? wearing the nikaab makes me feel awkward and self conscious. Is nikaab the only way 2 cover your face?

Answer:
It is obligatory upon a Muslim woman to wear the Niqaab. This means that if a woman leaves it out, she will be sinful. (Ahkaamul Qurâaan vol.3 pg.476). You should try to maintain niqaab everywhere. In those places where you feel that you do not have the power to do so, you should feel
remorseful and repent to Allah immediately. This continuous repentance will inshAllah one day help you do niqaab in all the gatherings.

Keep hope and keep asking Allah for forgiveness for all the times you are not able to do so.

[editor’s note: read “The choice and struggle to wear Hijab“ written by a new Muslim sister
http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/HijabWhy.pdf ]
Question:
My friend’s husband cheated on her over 6 months by chatting to other women over the internet and texting - a