March 2006

Jewelry for Men? Rings?

Women/men wearing rings with certain stones

Platinum Ring: is it allowed for men?

Reasons for Male Ring Restrictions

Proof and Wisdom behind the Prohibition of Gold

Women Wearing Rings From Metals Other Than Gold or Silver

Earrings for Men

White Gold and Silk Ties

Permissibility of silk for women


Blaming Destiny?

Moral Responsibility and Divine Will. Re: Blaming Destiny?

Qada & Qadar

Sh. Buti on Hikam: Foreordained Destiny and the Inefficacy of Material Causes-and-Effects

SunniPath Answers:

The Fiqh of Right and Wrong: How to command the good & forbid the wrong

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Beard & Parents & following another madhhab

I”m an Indian Muslim. While studying in
America, I started keeping a beard, and grew it to a sunna fist-length,
and have kept it since (Alhamdulillahi) However, since I”ve returned to Hyderabad, my father is firmly
insistent that I shorten (trim, not shave) my beard in order to be more
socially and work-wise acceptable. My father considers my obeying him
from a son”s duty towards his parents, and is insistent. Now: I understand that in the Hanafi school it is wajib. Thus, would
it be sinful to trim my beard–following the Shafi`i school that says
doing so is not sinful (and the other schools, too, from what I
understand)? I”m very stressed by this, as this is in every conversation with my
father, and he is very grieved by all of this. He even ascribes his
past and current illness to my full beard. I try to be a dutiful son, so all this is saddening me. To what
extent is a full beard more important than a loving parent”s hurt

Local scholars (and other Hanafis from the Pakistan as well) have
simply stated that the beard is wajib and can”t be trimmed–but I
should remain polite with my father.What do I do? Do I keep my beard full, or trim (intending to follow the Shafi`i position)?

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Is the Prophet, peace be upon him, a healer of sicknesses? 

I stumbled across a style of sending blessings on the Messenger, peace be upon him, that describes him as a “healer of sicknesses and medicine of the hearts.� Is it permitted to describe the Messenger, peace be upon him, as such, especially as a “healer of sicknesses?� And is this blessing different from the one in the Salat al-Tibbiyya?

Answer by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed