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The Sunan In Marriage

Q: What is the Sunnah with regard to concluding the marriage contract? Are there any Hadith about the marriage ceremony? Where is the best place to hold the marriage ceremony? Who should say the marriage ceremony? What is the ruling on the practices of people in South Africa; they let a person recite verses from the Qur’an before the marriage ceremony? What is the ruling on saying a congregational invocation after the marriage ceremony where…

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How Should a Man Behave as the Walee of His Own Mother?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Ever Merciful… Often, especially in the West, a man may find himself in the position of being his own mother’s walee (guardian) for marriage. Of course, we know the walee’s approval is a necessary requirement for the validity of a marriage contract. This predicament can be a difficult one to navigate, since in Islam he is required to obey, respect, and honor his mother. Yet, if…

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The Motion of the Sun Around the Earth and the Islamic Belief

Ibn Bāz (may Allāh’s mercy be upon him): “As for the motion of the earth and its rotation, indeed I reject it, and I have clarified the proofs regarding its futility, but I do not declare one who speaks with it to be an unbeliever. However, I do declare one to be an unbeliever who says: ‘The sun is fixed without motion because that goes against what is clear in the Noble Qur’ān and the…

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