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Is It Wrong to Name My Baby Miraj in Islam?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it wrong to name my baby Miraj in Islam? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh Thank you for your question. There is nothing wrong with naming a child Miraj as it is not inherently impermissible, nor does it have a negative meaning. The Messenger […]

Ask in the Presence of Allah – Dr Shadee Elmasry

Dr Shadee Elmasry recounts the narration on the reduction of prayers from fifty to five and lists nine things we can learn from this. In the Isra and Miraj, the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, tells us: Then the prayers were enjoined on me: they were fifty prayers a day. When I returned, […]

Nafl Acts on the Nights of Mi`raj and Bara’a

Answered by Sidi Wasim Shiliwala Question: I have always prayed nawafils on the nights of Mi`raj and Bara’a and kept the fasts following days. Recently I came across an article that such ibadah is biddah. Kindly clear this confusion..   Answer: May Allah reward you for your concern regarding these special nights. Introductory Note Before […]

The First Prayer After the Night Journey: Why Was it Dhuhr and not Fajr?

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: I was asked this question by a friend and don’t really know the answer. Why was the first prayer prayed after the Prophet’s ascent (mi`raj) Zuhr and not Fajr? Answer: As salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, We pray this reaches you in the best of health and […]