Should Muslims in the North Adopt Makkah Fasting Times Due to Hardship?

Fasting

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على سيد الأنبياء والمرسلين واله وأصحابه أجمعين أما بعد

I remember many years ago, a traditional scholar and teacher of mine noted, wryly: “in the upcoming years as Ramadan coincides with the long days of the summer, expect fatawa [Islamic juristic rulings] to emerge to alleviate the Muslims from those fasts”.

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Earn The Reward of 80 Years Worship in Minutes

80 Times Friday Durud

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على سيد الأنبياء والمرسلين واله وأصحابه أجمعين أما بعد

Sayyidina Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه narrates that the Prophet ‎ﷺ said,

“Whoever recites the following Durud 80 times after Asr Salah on the day of Jumu’ah before standing from his place, Allah will forgive 80 years of his sins and grant him the reward equivalent to 80 years of Worship:

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Can a Muslim Woman Travel Alone?

Muslim Woman Vacation

According to the traditional four schools of Islam, a woman may not travel for an extended distance without a male chaperone, specifically one that she cannot marry; a mahram. This is based on many narrations in which the Prophet is related to have prohibited a woman to travel for more than three nights except when there is a Mahram with her.1 Variations of this narration exist in multiple collections with the number of days ranging from a single, to triple, hence, it is not surprising that this has been accepted wholly by all of the schools, as such.

            However, in recent times, the discourse of maqasid al-shariah has become prominent with many scholars questioning the objective behind such rulings.

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