Offering condolences to a Murtad’s family

QUESTION: A person passed away as a Murtad. Are we allowed to send his Muslim family our condolences? ANSWER: Yes, it is permissible to offer condolences to the deceased person’s family by saying, “May Allah Ta’ala grant you a better replacement – meaning a Muslim...

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Reward for Fasting in the Month of Muharram

Hadrat Abu Hurairah Radiallahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam said, "The most superior fast after the month of Ramadaan is in the month of Allah, Muharram. And the most superior Salaah after the (five) compulsory Salaah is the night Salaah...

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Fasting on the 9th, 10th and 11th of Muharram

QUESTION: Is there any basis to the claim that a person can fast on the 9th, 10th and 11th of Muharram? ANSWER: It is recorded in a narration that Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam is reported to have said, “If I remain alive until the following year then I will...

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Spending on students on the day of Aashurah

QUESTION:- I would like to make Sadaqah of a goat and prepare a meal for new Muslim students. Can my Niyyah for this Sadaqah be combined with a Niyyah for Hadiyyah on Aashurah? ANSWER:- The virtue of spending on the Day of Aashura pertains to one’s family, hence, one...

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