Permissibility on Celebrating Persian Festivals

Question: (Query from Russia) How we should treat to Norooz (Persian New Year) holyday? In Russia a lot of Muslims celebrate this day because people believe that it is an Islamic holiday. Answer: The holiday of Norooz originated from the Persian fire worshippers and Zoroastrians and has no significance in Islam. It is not permissible to pay any type of religious significance to the Norooz Holiday or to celebrate on this occasion. Allaamah … [Read more...]

Fasting on Miraaj day – 27 Rajab

Question: Some people believe that the 27th Rajab is a highly blessed night which they called ‘laylat al-mab‘ath’. They claim that it is recommended to have Ghusl (bath) on this day and to observe sawm (fasting). This day is one of the four days that are specified for highly recommended fasting during the whole year. The reward of observing fasting on this day is mentioned to be equal to seventy years fasting. Is this saheeh? Answer: Praise be … [Read more...]

Hadeeth on giving another good news of Rajab or Muharram

Question: I have heard the hadeeth “The Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) said ‘Whoever is the first to give another person the news of this month (Rajab), the fire of Hell is haraam for him/her’”. I have also heard this same hadeeth although pertaining to Muharram and Rabi‘ul Awwal. Is it saheeh or hasan or da‘eef. Or is it outright mawdoo’ (fabrication)? PLEASE CLARIFY IT! Answer: Respected Brother/Sister in Islam Assalamu … [Read more...]

Ruling on Faith Healing in Islam

Question: Some people claim that they have supernatural abilities to cure people without medical intervention – imposing of hands, reading any prayers. I know the woman who claims that she be able to heal people imposing of hands. What does our religion (Islam) say about it? Answer: Allah has made this world such that whilst He alone is the controller of everything and everything revolves around His will, we are required to adopt the means to … [Read more...]