Wudu means cleanliness and brightness. But in Islam it refers to washing the face, arms, head and feet with clean water. In other words it is called ablution. It is obligatory before prayer or similar worship acts.
The unanimity of Muslim scholars agrees that a Muslim woman is not allowed to marry a non- Muslim including those who follow Bahai’ism as it is creed concocted with elements from Buddhism and other religions.
A Muslim woman can marry a communist only if he believes that there is no other deity than God and Muhammed is God’s messenger. In other cases it is forbidden. This article answers this question in details.
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There are five practices also called ‘nature’s fine characteristics’ that each Muslim should perform to keep the best and most complete form. Practices and the reason behind them are explained in the article.
Some acts are reprehensible when someone is relieving himself such as talking to anyone or to urinate over a crevice in the ground. It is also reprehensible to urinate facing wind direction if it is in an open area.
God has forbidden some acts when one relives himself like urinating or defecating in stagnant water, by roadsides or reading Quran in the toilet. This article clarifies all these acts and the reason behind each.
More than one hadith clarify what should be done when going to the toilet. Entering with the left foot and leaving with the right one is recommended, as well as saying some prayers and other points discussed below.
Facing the qiblah or turning one’s back to it in an open area when reliving oneself is prohibited. However, if the toilet is in a building or there is a screen between the person using it and the qiblah, one may use it.
There is an etiquette that must be followed when using the toilet. Islam has described how one should take care of his personal hygiene. Other acts are prohibited like facing or turning one’s back to the qiblah.
One is permitted to use animals hide normally permissible to eat after being purified by tanning. As for animals that are not permissible to eat they could not be used as their hide could not be purified by tanning.
Muslims are allowed to use unbelievers’ utensils after being cleaned from any impurity. It is also permitted to eat from earlier religions people food. The Prophet himself accepted a Jew invitation to a meal.
In Islam people cannot eat in gold utensil even if a small amount was used for welding. It becomes unlawful. On the other hand, God has made it permitted for Muslims to use utensils welded with small amount of silver.
Using any kind of utensils or articles including gold or silver for food is prohibited in Islam. Even if they are only plated with it or just contain a small part. All other precious materials are permissible.
It is permissible to all Muslims to use all types of utensils, containers and plate including those made from metal.
Any water could be used for purification if it retains its original state as it is created. This water is called “Tahur” and it could be taken from any source; whether it is rain, rivers or coming up from the earth.
Muslims must be pure before praying or any other act of worship requiring purity. Purification means the removal of any physical discharge from private parts which require washing, water sprinkling or wiping.