Getting Married at ICOI

Congratulations on the big step of deciding to get married. In order to better serve the community and encourage couples and families to get started on the right foot ICOI has a number of policies regarding marriages. Many of these are also mentioned on the ICOI website: – The couple must bring the marriage license [...]

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Ruling on Women Following Funeral Processions

*This article was written by Shaykh Luqman Ahmad and taken from his website, click here for the original. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Al-humdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen, wa salaatu wa salaam alaa Rasoolilllah, wa alaa aalihi wa sah’bihi wa sallam A short time ago there was a death in our area and after the janaazah prayer, the women were [...]

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Q&A: Switching Off One’s Cell Phone During Prayer

Answered by the team at Original fatwa can be found here.   Question If my cell phone starts ringing while I am praying in congregation at the mosque, what should I do? Must I break off my prayer to switch it off? Is it possible for me to take out my cell phone and [...]

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Q&A: Prayer in a Moving Vehicle

This question is most commonly applied to airplanes nowadays. This fatwa is from and the original can be found here.   Question What is the ruling of prayer in a moving vehicle. In many cases, a passenger cannot leave from the vehicle during the time of the prayer, even when the vehicle is only [...]

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Q&A: Person who prayed part of his prayer in congregation becoming imam of another

This is a question that comes up a lot in the masajid. The following answer is from which is a website supervised by Shaykh Salman al-Auda. Original article here.   Question If I come to the mosque late and find that the imam has finished praying but that some people who prayed part of [...]

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Using Toothpaste While Fasting

From The link can be found here: Using toothpaste while fasting Question I know that it is permissible to use siwâk toothsticks while fasting. However, can a person brush his teeth with toothpase, or would this break his fast? Answered by the Fatwa Department Research Committee – chaired by Sheikh `Abd al-Wahhâb al-Turayrî It will [...]

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Sermon: Universality of Islam, Universal Values, and Where We Live

Sermon notes for August 23, 2013   The Universality of the Message of Islam, Universal Principles Learned from the Conflict in Egypt, and Reflecting Upon Where We Live

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Q: Fasting While Traveling

Q: I will be traveling in Ramadan and I want to know if I need to fast?   A: There are multiple scenarios for fasting while traveling. We’ll take them one at a time.   Scenario 1: Person starts traveling after maghrib and before fajr. In this case it is permissible to not fast on [...]

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Q: Why Did You Change Your Fajr Time?

A:   Recently a number of local Imams and students of knowledge gathered to discuss the different fajr timings that are used in the prayer timings charts. After discussion and actual observation of fajr they issued the following: In preparation for this year’s Ramadan calendar, the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California tasked a team [...]

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Q: What to Do For Starting and Stopping if Traveling in Ramadan?

A:   You should start fasting with the community that you are in and end fasting with the community that you are in. It is possible that this means that you will fast 31 days. If that is the case then you fast 31 days. It is also possible that you will fast 28 days. [...]

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