icdbd-QA/0025: how to understand the end times of Asr and Maghrib salah without looking at the sun

I want to know how I can understand by my own the end times of Asr and Maghrib salah without looking at the sun or sky since it is not possible always? Is there any approximate hour or minute calculation for this purpose? Because sometimes I get confused if I have time or not for these 2 particular salah when I get late?

icdbd-QA/0022: What is the difference between “waseeyat” and making a will

I would appreciate very much if you could please help me understand verse 2:170 the meaning of which is  ”waseeyat is made obligatory (kutiba) on you regarding your wealth….” . What is the difference between “waseeyat” and making a will. My understanding is that making a will is not permissible in Islam.  Also,  verse 4:7-8 gives specific instruction about inheritance. Then is verse 2:170 talking of any special situation?

icdbd-QA/0021: Combining make-up fasting of Ramadan and Fasting of Shawal

I used to keep my broken Ramadan fasts and 6 days fast of Shawal on the same days. I used to say two different niyahs. But now my sister in Islam says that I cannot keep fast for two niyahs. These fasts  should be kept separately. Now what would happen to my previous fasts. Do I need to do anything regarding those? Will my broken Ramadan fasts that I kept be valid?

icdbd-QA/0019: can I give zakaah to my uncle though my aunt may have nisaab amount of gold ornaments

My aunt had been living in Libya with her husband for last 25 years. Recently she has returned from there in the wake of current war there. She and her husband (my uncle) has 6 children. They could not bring any money or valuables with them other than some gold ornaments of my aunt. I do not know the exact amount of gold. Now they are living with my uncle's mother. They are living hardly off some rents from a few shops on that same land. The land though is in my uncle's name has certain disputes and my uncle cannot sell it off to bear their expenses. Besides, their current house is built on it. My question is can I give zakaah to my uncle though my aunt may have nisaab amount of gold ornaments considering that it's not her duty to bear their family expenses? Fi Amanillah

icdbd-QA/0017: To what extent one can take revenge of his harm/injury

My question:  Verse 5:45 instructs man that revenge  can be taken – only to the extent  of injury/ harm received, and not more. And of course to forgive is better and expiate the victim’s sins.. The question this is about physical harm, what about psychological or mental harm or torture? The Quraan has mentioned  more than once that to create fasaad( chaos/unrest) is worse than killing. (eg verse 2:217) what will be the punishment or revenge  for causing harm ?

icdbd-QA/0016: Selling of Camera

My wife has an expensive photographic camera from her time of being jaahil. Nowthat Allah has shown her the right path, she does not use this camera  for photography except for taking snaps of skies, flowers etc rarely. Please provide a guideline whether we can sell this to anyone as we fear that this might be used to take photos of animated beings which is not permissible. May Allah give you good return.

icdbd-QA/0015: Does he require to make-up fasting which were missed when he was not so sincere about islam

Question:icdbd-QA/0015 Fasting became obligatory on me at the age of 14 when I became baaleg. due to ignorance and also lack of proper understanding of deen, I used to fast only 15 days on average on each Ramadaan till the age of 22. After this, I have fasted all along till now Alhamdulillah. Now that Allah has endowed me with proper understanding of Deen, I want to make up for those missed fasts by fasting and offering qaffara. at the age of 26 (presently), how many poor should be fed to make up…continue reading →

icdbd-QA/0004: Buying Primary Shares

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.


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 →


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.