Frequently Asked Questions
1. I need to know whether Rayhana is a Muslim name and what is its meaning?
2. Is it haraam (unlawful) to perform a non religious ceremony with a justice of piece after having done a nikaah? And is it haraam for a Muslim bride to walk down the aisle and perform this type of ceremony?
Having said this, however, it had been ideal and advisable for you to get everything done in one simple ceremony: combining both religious and legal if you are living in a city where there is a mosque; for generally the imams have the license to solemnize marriage according to the laws of the province; and so he would be able to complete both requirements, religious and legal, in which case no such question would ever arise.
3. Can you please clarify what Islam says about wearing a ring for men on right hand first finger because I have heard that it isnt allowed to wear on right hand first finger?e text books?
4. We know that Allah has promised to preserve the Quran unlike the Gospel Torah etc. and it has been preserved until this day in its entirety. The problem is that I am hearing there are false copies of the Koran being made and spread I think in Iraq and that the Islamic curriculum is being distorted. If this IS true doesn''t this contradict the idea of the Koran being preserved by Allah until the last day. What are we to do?
Even if, God forbid, all of the printed copies of the Qur’an were to disappear form the face of the earth, it would be restored as it has been memorized by millions of people, young and old, throughout the world. So never harbour any doubts about the authenticity of the Qur’an or the divine promise of its preservation. Allah says, “We have revealed the Reminder and We have taken upon ourselves the duty of preserving it intact.” (Qur’an: Chapter 15: 9)
5. Is it a bidah (innovation) to give a short talk after every prayer?
It is therefore advisable for imams to stay away from establishing such a precedent of giving a short talk after every salah; there is nothing wrong, however, in doing so occasionally. Let us never forget the Prophet’s dictum, “Pray as you have seen me praying.”