Question:icdbd-QA/0006 As salaamu alaikum. My understanding is that dogs are :”napaak”  animals and if dog touches one’s clothes then one should change before/he can say her salaah. Is it correct? For the above reason, dogs should not be taken as pet animals. However, cats can be taken as pets. Is it correct? Jazak Allah khairan for your answer. Ma'assalaamah. Answer: Wa 'Alaikumussalaam. Praise be to Allaah. Yes, dogs are impure/unclean i.e. "najas". However, if you touch a dog which is dry, then your hand does not become "impure" [or as you said ”napaak”]…continue reading →


Question:icdbd-QA/0005 Assalamu alykum, I would like to know, whether the amount of Zakah for old gold is same as new gold or the amount of zakah for new gold is more than old one? Jazakallah khair Answer: Wa 'Alaikumussalaam. Praise be to Allaah. Please refer to the following ruling from Islam-Q-A: http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/43033/gold%20zakaah And Allah knows the best!continue reading →


Question:icdbd-QA/0004 As salaamu alaikum. Is it permissible to buy shares in companies (primary shares from a company which has not entered into the share market) and is the earnings  (dividends) from thosecompany halal?   These are companies which claim they do not deal in any kind of  interest or riba.  They don’t borrow money from the normal commercial banks but if necessary they borrow from Islamic banks  like , IBBL, AB Bank or Shahjalal Bank etc. Jazak Allah khairan for your answer. Ma'assalaamah. Answer: [Verified by Dr. Manzur-e-Elahi] Wa 'Alaikumussalaam. Praise be to…continue reading →


Question:icdbd-QA/0003 Assalamualaikum, I want to ask that whether it is permitted to recite any dua in the Bitr salaat in addition to the precribed Qunut or not? I have seen in video that in Makkah, the Imam supplicates for a long time in the Qunoot? Jazakallah. Answer: [Verified by Dr. Manzur-e-Elahi] Wa 'Alaikumussalaam. Praise be to Allaah. There is difference of opinions on this matter. However, we feel that, the view which says it is permitted to make additional du'a is more correct. Also, the supplication over a long period of time, which…continue reading →


Question:icdbd-QA/0002 Assalamu Alaikum If a person for some reason lives in the west, is the meat available in the shops are halal for him? or he should eat only zabiha halal meat which is more expensive? The answer in light of Quran and Sunnah will be highly appreciated. Jazakallahu Khairan. Answer: [Verified by Dr. Manzur-e-Elahi]: Wa 'Alaikumussalaam. Praise be to Allaah. No, the meat available in the shops are NOT halaal for him. He has to look for halaal meat or abstain from eating meat. There are many "dalil" for this - but…continue reading →

NOTICE:ICD/2011/003 – New Elementary Arabic Language Class @ ICD

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam, السلام عليكم ورحمة الله و بركاته For quite sometime, many brothers and sisters have been asking us to open another "Elementary Arabic Language Class" @ ICD. But due to our bitter experiences in the past with such classes, we tried to avoided the proposition and requests. In the past, we found most of the students/applicants to be very inconsistent, irregular and lax. However, we have now decided to give another try, insha'Allah, by opening another "Elementary Arabic Language Class" in addition to the…continue reading →


Assalamualaikum! Praise be to Allah (swt). Please provide guideline in the following scenario- A person goes to the Masjid in Fajr and finds that the Salat has already started. Should he say the Sunnat prayer first and then join the congregation even if it means that he may miss the congregation or should he skip the 2 units of Sunnat and join the congregation immediately. Jazakamullah Khairan.

Be Thankful for the Simple Things

A man once approached a wise sage complaining of poverty. The sage asked him: "Would you sell me your eyesight for 100 thousand gold coins?" The man said no. The sage continued: "Would you sell me your hearing for 100 thousand gold coins?" The man again said no. The sage then asked the man about his hands, his feet, his sanity, and his other limbs. To each question the man replied that he would not sell. The sage then pointed out to the man that he had valued himself to the tune of a few million gold coins. The sage then declared: "You have a great debt upon your shoulders. This great wealth you possess places demands on you. When are you going to show thanks? Instead, you complain that you want more. Your Lord is truly forgiving and generous."