Question:icdbd-QA/0010 Assalamualaikum. I would like to know the ruling on discriminating among children, as in, giving one of them more priority than the others. Let me explain in a bit more detail: My husband has 2 siblings, an elder brother and sister. My parents in-law are very biased about their daughter. So much that my father in-law already declared that his property will be divided into 3 equal shares. I, on the other hand, am the only child of my father, and as per Islamic rule I will get only half of his…continue reading →


Question:icdbd-QA/0009 Assalamualaikum, please give us a guideline regarding the following: whether a pregnant mother should still continue her involvement in academic activities (even an Islamic one) which requires her to go to distant university in the later stage of the pregnancy. it resembles those sisters who do not practice deen and go to their corporate office even week before the delivery. This is in the greater interest of increasing the number of Muslim community in future where the earning of knowledge can be deferred. Also whether completing studies in a worldly discipline or…continue reading →


Question:icdbd-QA/0008 Assalamu Alaykum, I have a 2-part question on zakah: a) How is zakah to be calculated on gold jewelery? By weighing the total gold or excluding the impurity (khaad)? b) Is zakah to be given on gold jewelery only, or it includes stones and diamonds as well? Please shed some light on this issue. JazakAllahu khair Answer: Wa 'Alaikumussalaam. Praise be to Allaah. a) You should know the present market value - theoretically something like taking the gold to market and ask the goldsmith:"Look I want to sell this, how much you…continue reading →


Question:icdbd-QA/0007 Assalamualaikum, I want to ask that is there any difference according to Qur'an between male and female about the regular household activities like cooking, managing, about the duty to the kids of a family even when women are doing outside jobs?. Answer: Wa 'Alaikumussalaam. Praise be to Allaah. Please read the following for proper understanding of man-woman relation and their respective  positions in Islam: http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/1105/man%20woman%20equal http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/10680 And Allah knows the best!continue reading →