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Marital rights

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In Islam a marital contract creates a set of duties and rights for both husband and wife in order to guarantee marriage stability and amicable life. This set includes; financial, sexual and companionship rights. 

The dowry

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Dowry is an amount of money that the groom should pay to his to be wife at the time of marriage contract. It is mandatory by Quran and Sunnah and it becomes wife’s property.  It is enjoined by God to honor brides. 

Essentials for marriage

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There are essentials for marriage to take place in Islam such as having two spouses, commitment and acceptance, and of course, the commitment must precede the acceptance.

Conditions for marriage

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There are conditions for the validity of marriage such as acceptance, presence of the woman’s guardian, presence of witnesses and absence of any reasons that preclude the marriage.

The marriage proposal

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A marriage proposal is a statement made by a man making clear that he wishes to marry a woman with the knowledge of her guardian, Islam puts some rules for the engagement.

Reasons marriage is lawful

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Islam endorses marriage to maintain one’s chastity, build a congenial relationship between a husband and wife, children, and relatives, keep the human race, and safeguard morality.

Marriage and Divorce

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Nikah or marriage is encouraged in Islam, it is endorsed in the Qur’an, the Sunnah and the unanimity of scholars because it protects fabric of the family and the Islamic social structure.

Night Prayer during Ramadhan

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A summary of the rulings, etiquette and Sunnah of Qiyaam.

The Description of the Prophet’s Prayer

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Each worship has a quality and manner demonstrated by Allah or by His prophet peace be upon him. So the writer of this message said in the introduction: "This is a brief about the manner of praying of the prophet introduced to each Muslim to try hard to follow him for the saying of the prophet "Pray as you have seen me praying." narrated by Bukhari.

Animal slaughter

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Slaughter should be in accordance with the way recommended by Islam, it is obligatory, if not, it is not permitted to eat that animal. Scholars unanimously agree on this.

When no ruling is given

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It is permissible to eat anything to which no ruling of prohibition applies. Yet, it is discouraged to eat uncooked onions, garlic and similar plants right before going to the mosque.

What is specifically forbidden to eat

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The basic rule about forbidden food is that whatever is unclean, unwholesome or harmful must not be eaten. All substance and alcohol are also forbidden such as poison and narcotics.

What is stated as permissible to eat

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Any food that is clean and harmless is permissible in Islam, whether vegetarian or not. The Quran and the Sunnah states clearly what is forbidden to eat due to being harmful.

Food, Animal Slaughter and Hunting

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Islamically, all food is lawful to eat except what God has made forbidden. God forbids only what is of no benefit to man, or what may have a bad effect on man’s health or what is sinful.

Types of ta'zir punishment

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Types of ta’zir punishments are varied, they can be physical, financial, combination of both physical and financial, imprisonment and exile or moral punishments such as public rebuke.

Extent of punishment

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Ta’zir punishment has no measures, they are left to the judge’s discretion, it can go as high as the capital punishment if it protects the community as in the case of spying crime.

Enforcement

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Enforcement of Ta’zir requires two types of actions: To neglect duties when one is able to fulfill them such as repayment of debts or doing what is forbidden such as bribes.

Discretionary punishments

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Ta’zir, in the Islamic law, are punishments needed to protect society against chaos and corruption. The enforcement of a ta’zir punishment is subject to the Muslim ruler’s discretion.

Theft

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Theft is a cardinal sin, it is an aggression on other people’s rights. The punishment for theft is cutting the hand of the thief, but there are conditions for this to be enforced.

Drinking intoxicants

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This article tackles the ruling on drinking intoxicants in Islam, it is unanimously agreed that it is forbidden. The reason, punishment and conditions are discussed in detail.

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