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Son’s Career

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 14:33

Question:

Assalaamu ‘alaikum

My son will be completing his matric this year insha-Allah. He is very deeni inclined, loves the musjid, listens to deeni talks and Quraanic recitation from his phone and shows no inclination towards succeeding in his secular studies.

We come from a modern background. My husband is adamant in him going to university and getting a degree. I am afraid of my son not living to my husband’s expectations because at this stage, when he is so close to the final exams, he is showing no inclination to take his secular studies seriously.

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Son on Drugs

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 16:43

Correspondence of Hazrat Moulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahimahullah)

Letter: 

Assalaamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

Respected Moulana

I have a major problem. I have a young son who is into every kind of vice. He does drugs, smokes, drinks and steals. He does not want to work or study. We have been to many people and they say he has a bad jinn and lots of taweez have to be done on him. Please advise and please remember us in your du‘aas.

Jazakallah

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Salaam – Rulings and Etiquettes

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 November 2016 10:21

The following are some important rulings and etiquettes pertaining to salaam:

1. It is waajib (obligatory) to reply to the salaam which is written in a letter, email, text message, etc. The reply may be given verbally or in writing.

2. A person who is involved in a conversation or is engaged in some work should not be greeted.

3. It is makrooh to make salaam to a person who is engaged in a deeni activity e.g. reciting the Quraan Majeed, making zikr or du‘aa.

4. It is makrooh to make salaam to a person who is engaged in a natural activity e.g. eating.

5. If one agrees to convey salaams to a certain person, it will be necessary to fulfill the responsibility and convey the greeting. Hence, if one is asked to convey salaams but does not wish that the responsibility become necessary, he should merely say, “I will try” or “insha-Allah”.

6. When writing the salaam, one should refrain from using abbreviations such as ‘slmz’. Rather, the salaam should be written out in full. 

   

Sleepovers

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 November 2016 16:20

Question:

Assalaamu ‘alaikum

I would like to know what Islam says with regards to sleepovers of young children (boys and girls) with their grandparents and aunts and uncles. Is it encouraged? I have reservations as I have had situations in my family with regards to respect of young girls.

Kindly advise as I am constantly faced with this situation with my kids.

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Boy Hanging Around with Us

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 15:29

Question:

Assalaamu alaikum

I attended the Uswatul Muslimah marriage course and had a question.

Dating was discussed as well as zina, but these topics are very broad. I’m attending full time studies at… There is a Muslim boy at campus who hangs out with my friends and sits with us at specific lectures. He occasionally makes small talk about work and campus. 

In the course, it was said that Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had advised that zina should be avoided at all costs. I just wanted some clarification I guess. It feels silly talking about this but I love Allah, and I rather feel silly if it means I ensure I don't disappoint him. Any advice will be helpful.

Jazakallah for taking the time to read this.

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