What is the ruling on eating gelatin?

In the name of God, The Beneficent, The Merciful to whom all praise is due. May God’s peace blessings and mercy be upon His final prophet Muhammad… Of course there are many people who will take the fact that gelatin is derived from mostly porcine sources and others will point to how the rest is…

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Is it permissible for a Muslim to celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Question: Is it permissible for a Muslim to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Answer: This issue falls under the category of new matters and local custom. There is a disagreement on this issue among jurists. There is a broad group of modern scholars who deem celebrating Valentine’s Day as impermissible and they cite the following justifications for…

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What do we do if Eid falls on a Friday?

Question: What do we do if Eid falls on a Friday? Answer: Zaid bin Arqam was asked if two Eid’s ever fell on the same day. He meant if Eid fell on a Friday during the life of the prophet (PBUH). He responded, “Yes” Then he asked, “So what did he do?” Zaid said, “After…

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Should we use masjid rather than the word mosque?

Question: I’ve heard many people saying that we should use masjid rather than the word mosque. Some people say that they’ve heard someone say that mosque is a derogatory term made by the Crusaders who used the word for mosquito to refer to the Muslim place of worship in order to squash them like a…

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Can we pray Jumuah before Thuhr time?

Q: I have heard of mosques having two separate sermons in one mosque at different times. I understand the need for that with parking and overcrowding. The confusion is that the first one will be before the sun passes the zenith (before Thuhr). A: In God’s name to whom all praise is due… It is…

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