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What Is the Process for Delivering a Proposal For Someone’s Hand In Marriage?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, What is the process for delivering a proposal to a family? If the girl is an illegitimate child and estranged from her father, can the proposal be given to someone else? Answer: Wa alaykum al-Salam May Allah reward you for your question. The proposal process is not […]

Saying "Merry Christmas", Reflections from Habib Ali al-Jifri

Habib Ali al-Jifri offers some clarity on the question of whether wishing our fellow Christian friends and neighbours “Merry Christmas” is permissible or not. I remind my brothers from among the students of sacred knowledge that the scholars who forbid congratulating non-Muslims on their religious celebrations tied their judgement to the assumption that congratulating affirms […]

Spouses Holding Hands in Public

Answered by Sidi Waseem Hussain Question: Can a husband and wife hold hands in public? Answer: Assalamu Alaykum Warahmatullah, In general, Islamic practice is to keep signs of intimacy in the private without taking it into the public sphere. But in itself the permissibility of holding hands in public would return to the custom of […]