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1. Question:

Aslaam alai kum. i have small baby who i breastfeed.i am fasting but i find it very hard for myself and baby does not get enough milk .what i want to know is if i stop fasting can i pay money to the poor for every fast i missed or do i have to make up the missed fasts later on? i know i wont fast afterwards so if paying is not an option then i will carry on fasting. i will be waitng for your reply.
khuda hafiz

Answer:

Asalamualaykum Dear Sister I hope you are well and in the best of health

The answer to your question is that if their is a legitimate and valid excuse that the fast may harm the mother or child (the mother will know this through experience), the latter is at dispensation by the Shariah having to pay no atonement (Kafara, compensation), but she is obliged to make up the fast.

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2. Question:

I have been seperated from husband for 5 yrs and have got english civil divorce but need to get islamic divorce.i have heard of the islamic shariah council but they charge quite a bit of money which i am not in a position to pay. is there anyone else that would be able to grant a divorce? i would be grateful if you would be able to assist in this matter.

Answer:

Dear Sister, Asalamu alaykum
 
I hope you are well and in the best of Iman
 
When you got a english civil divorce did you husband also sign the papers (or not), this is important for us to know, if he did we can issue a Talak nama to you and if not we can then advise you appropriately.
 
Please let us know - IslamicPort

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3. Question:

Aslam alikom I got engaget to a woman from overseas and i send her the ring and and a niclas and they made a hafla and we read the fateha but i was not there and i never saw her nor met her, so can i see a picture for her without hejab

Answer:

Asalamu alaykum Dear Brother,
 
I hope you are well and in the best of health
 
For the purpose of Marriage with sincere intentions, a man is allowed to see the woman without Hijab for the betterment of their future life, even before Nikah.
 
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4. Question:

i have recently started to wear a  jilbaab and my parents dont really approve. they have not asked me to stop wearing it but are constantly telling me how they dont approve and making  jokes about it. what should i do?

Answer:

Dear Sister Assalamualaykum, hope you are well and in the best of Imaan,

The least is to wear the Hijab and full body cover with the exception of the face and hands but if you have taken that step to wear the Jilbab then wear it and if your parents make gestures at yourself, do not respond but with a kind word and do not take what they say to heart, remember you are doing it solely for the sake of Allah and not anyone else, and hold tight to the rope of Allah and Allah will make it easy for you.

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5. Question:

salam.. i have been told that it is haraam to pray salaat if i make a bun with my hair.. because sikh ladies have a bun.. i am very confused as i have not read it anywhere..

Answer:

Dear sister Asalamualaykum, I hope you are well and in the best of Iman
 
As long as you are dressed in an appropriate manner and you have the correct intention whilst praying your prayer Insha Allah should be accepted by the merciful Allah Almighty. If you have a bun whilst praying you can still pray and there is no harm in this nor is it a sin. 
 
Wasalam
 
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6. Question:

alslam alikom and jazakom allah khare, i want to know about if a man did the sin of (zena) and he knew it is haram he is not marrid yat but he wants to make tawba to allah what should he do for allah to forgave that big sin. And make dua for him please he needs it

Answer:

Dear Brother asalamualaykum, I hope you are well and stay strong in Iman
 
He must do tauba from the depth of heart with the faith that Allah will forgive his sin and he should establish a commitment to allah swt that he will not repeat it again.
 
Allah is very Merciful and he loves the one that repents and turns to his door so return and he will insha Allah forgive and he is the merciful of all those who show mercy
 
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A few peaces of advice from Imam Ghazali books, bullet pointers only, for full refer to The best ways of worshippers repentance section
 
"someone may say that he does take to repentance, because he has no confidence in himself. He fears that he may commit the sin even after his repentance, and repentance will do him no good.
 
Beware, this trend of thinking is Satan's deception, How do you know that you must commit sins? You may die at the time of repentance and no one knows the time of death."
 
Way of repentance. with a clean body and clean clothes offer 4 rakats of prayer in total seclusion and privacy, seen by none but Allah and then with pity and regret in your heart and weeping bitterly you should blame yourself with a loud voice with the sins you have committed and address yourself this way:"
 
"O myself! Do you not feel ashamed? Has the time for repentance not yet arrived? can you hear the painful punishment of Allah? Is there anyone who can save you from Allahs Chastisement?
 
Make a Dua this way
 
O Allah! your fugitive and disobiendient has again come to your door, imploring you for your forgiveness with an humble prayer to pardon his sins, forgive him and grant his salvation by your infinate mercy. Be kind to accept him and cast on him the glance of your mercy. O Allah forgive is past sins and protect him for his future sins. you have indeed power over all things and you alone can have mercy on him
 
Again other dua's refer to the above mentioned book - waslam

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7. Question:

salam, i hope and pray your in best of health inshAllah, i want to know if you can get a istakhara done by a religious, pious person for yourself? wasalam

Answer:

Salam Sister,
Istikhara  can be done by either yourself or someone else can do on your behalf, but it is important to note that the person who wishes for someone else to do it has to choose someone who is a good or pious person. You cannot choose anyone who lies, backbites etc...
 
May Allah give us all the tawfiq to follow his religion - Insha Allah 

Wasam
 
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