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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 5 hours ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. Although a person should strive to reach personal satisfaction in the truth of the usul al-din, be that through logical thinking or through religious experience, having not passed through that process does not make a person a kafir. As soon as a person utters the shahadatayn they are a Muslim and it is only through renouncing their faith that they fall into kufr. Rather, a deep comprehension of these principles is something that takes time, and a person is a Muslim throughout that journey.

May you always be successful.

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 5 hours ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. It is fine to bury them in your home garden, but they should be buried in such a way that animals cannot dig them up to eat them.

May you always be successful

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 6 hours ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. The issue of punishment can be understood in a number of ways. According to one understanding, which is perhaps the most prevalent, God would punish a person for not believing as that is the consequence of their bad use of free will. He has endowed humans with the ability to know Him, and has given them the bounties of this life, but with a responsibility to choose the correct way. As such misusing those bounties and choosing the wrong way results in punishment.

Another way to visualize punishment is to understand that God doesn't punish humans for their actions, but rather the real manifestation of the actions of a human in the next world is in line with the reality of that action. Bad actions manifest as punishment and good actions manifest as reward. With this view, God warns us of our own punishment of ourselves through the witnessing of the reality of our bad actions in the next world and that is truly what we have earnt.

May you always be successful

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 6 hours ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. From a jurisprudential perspective, affirmations as a form of self-help are generally not problematic, as long as they are not damaging to one's faith or are such that they attribute partners to Allah. However, Islamic ethics and self-development already have a wide range of slogans similar to affirmations which are not focused on the individual, but rather build the individual through their understanding of their relationship with God. These slogans are in the form of formulaic remembrances such as "there is no god but Allah" and "there is no strategy or power except by Allah." The affirmations suggested by non-Mulsims rely on a humanistic philosophy of individualism which is at odds with Islamic philosophy, which sees the human as powerful through God and powerless in front of Him. Awakening the greatness within is through this relationship, rather than an affirmation of the ego separated from the divine.

May you always be successful

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 6 hours ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. In normal circumstances, the magrib prayer becomes qadah at midnight (according to Ayatullah's Sistani's fatawa), so there is no reason to make the intention of qadah at 10pm unless that was past midnight.

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 6 hours ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. There is no problem in a Muslim woman getting her hair treated by other women, whether they are Muslim or not, and there is no issue of shame in a woman's hair or body. For waxing and other types of hair removal treatment, the hair around the private parts of a woman should never be shown to any other women except for medical purposes, hair removal not being a medical purpose. 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 6 hours ago

First creation was the creation of the Noor of the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) and his holy Progeny (AS). Jaabir ibn Abdillah, the well known companion said that: I asked the Prophet about the first thing which was created by Allah. He replied me: The first which was created is the Noor of your Prophet. Bihaarul Anwaar , V.15, P.24. The creation of the Prophet and his holy Progeny was long before the creation of Adam (AS).

The creation of the Noor does not mean creation of the body which comes later.

Wassalam.

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 6 hours ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. Although it is quite difficult to answer this question over the internet and with limited knowledge of your situation, it is quite natural for a lady of your age to be interested in marriage. As such you can try to broach the subject generally with your father in a soft manner and gauge his reactions. If you feel like it would be hard to speak to him, then perhaps speak to some of your other family members to speak to him about the subject, generally at first and then once he is used to the idea then more specifically. Your parents have your best interests at heart and it is important to consult with them as marriage is a major decision for which you need their help and guidance. If they do not approve of your choice and they have good reason not to approve, then you should consider that carefully. At the same time, most parents, in the end, will allow you to make your own choices, even if sometimes they are not completely happy with them.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 6 hours ago

The letter to Imam Al-Mahdi (AS) can be put in sea, river, well or any water. If you have no access to any water, then it can be buried.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 7 hours ago

We have in our books that many other sons of Imam Ali (AS) were martyred in Karbala beside Imam Husain (AS) and four sons from Ummul Baneen e.g. Ebrahim ibn Ali, Bakr ibn Ali, Amr ibn Ali, Mohammad al-Asghar ibn Al, Abdullah al-Asghar ibn Ali.

Wassalam,

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answer updated 11 hours ago

as salam alaikum

a sound way for the believer to keep his faith is by being strict with his personal religious duties, lenient and generous with others, and by talking often with Allah. Then, when Allah speaks to him through the Qur'an, his faith will increase insh'Allah: "and when His verses are recited to them, it increases them in faith" (8:2), "As for the believers, it [the revelation] does certainly increases their faith" (9:124).

With prayers for your success.