Q&A Virtues of Night Prayers

Question Recently I was forwarded two narrations via a social media app and wanted to know about their authenticity.  Accompanying the forward was a comment: ‘Isn’t it the best thing on earth!’ but no clarification...

Q&A: The ‘Middle’ Prayer

Question What is the ‘Ṣalātul-wusṭa’ – the ‘middle’ prayer that is mentioned in the Qur’ān?   Answer The ‘Ṣalātul-wusṭa’ that is mentioned in the Qur’ānic verse, is the middle prayer or mid-afternoon prayer, ‘aṣr. While...

Roll the dice?

Question I found out playing games which require dice are (ḥarām) [sic. screenshots provided].  I need to know in what context was it said, as our family plays Ludo (a Pakistani board game is very...

Funerary Prayer in Absentia

Question Following the death of the former deposed Egyptian President, many Muslims around the world performed Ṣalāt-ul-Janazah (funerary prayer) for him.  Is this something that has precedent in Islam?  Why are others seemingly opposed to...

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Prophets

Belief in Prophethood is one of the central tenets of the Islamic faith (al-‘Imān) and there are many facets to […]

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Atlantis: Arise

Stories have the power to grip the imagination.  Uniquely mankind has been gifted in this regard.  The truly enduring stories […]