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What Is the Ruling on Cutting Hair for Umra?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I am due to go for Umra soon but I am nervous about shaving my head due to aesthetic reasons as I worry that it won’t suit me and will take a while to grow back. Is the ruling that it is compulsory to shave one’s head or does […]

Leaving the Wajib (Necessary) When Prayer Time is About to Exit

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: If I was in a bit of a hurry to complete a fard prayer before the forbidden time (for example completing fajr before sunrise), is it acceptable for me to only recite the Fatiha in the two rakahs and to bypass reciting any of the short surahs?   Answer: […]

The Hanafi Madhab’s Approach to Classifying Legal Rulings

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Please explain the Hanafi classification of legal rulings. Answer: Walaikum assalam, The scholars agree that in reality, every human action has a ruling unique to it. Killing an innocent human and an innocent petty lie are both unlawful (haram); however, one is immensely more grave than the other. The […]