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Can a Woman Remain Single in Islam?

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woman-reciting-QuranAnswered by Muftī Muḥammad Bholāt

Question:

I'm a Filipina, new muslimah, 42 years old and single, never been married and no children. Nobody asked me for marriage and this is fine with me. My question is that, is it allowed for a woman in Islam, to remain single?

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Distribution of Inheritance After Husband's Passing

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money-cash-Answered by Muftī Muḥammad Bholāt

Question:

There is a widow whose husband had recently passed away. Her son took more or less all her money and does not share it with his mother, after the passing of his father. The son lives in India and the mother is here in Canada with her daughter and son in law. The father did not write any will or bequest what so ever before his passing.

In such a situation, is the mother allowed to ask her son for money? Is there any right for her?

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Will the Earth Speak on the Day of Judgment?

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earth-picAnswered by Muftī Muḥammad Bholāt

Question:

On the Day of Judgment, will the earth speak?

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Mirena IUD and Menses

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IUDAnswered by Muftī Muḥammad Bholāt

Question:

I am using the Mirena IUD for birth control so that I can space my children, and so that my first son can finish his 2 years of breastfeeding before I become pregnant again. While Mirena has a relatively low dose of birth control hormone, with minimum amounts appearing in breast milk, it has the side effect that from the time it is placed, there is near continuous vaginal spotting for the first 3 to 6 months, after which for 80% of women, periods stop altogether until it is removed. My question is, what portion of this near continuous spotting is ḥaydh and which is istiḥādha?

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Prostration After a Knee Surgery

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kneeAnswered by Muftī Muḥammad Bholāt

Question:

My question is that I had knee surgery and as a result I now have nerve damage. I am unable to bend my knee to prostrate. What would be the best position to offer ṣalāh?

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