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How many children did the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) have?

muhammadQuestion:

How many children did the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) have and what were their names?

Answer:

The Prophet, may Allah’s choicest blessings and peace be on him, had a total of seven children: four daughters and three sons;

Is it true that Islam allows 9 year olds to be married?

muslimweddingQuestion:

Salaam alaikum,
Is it true that Islam allows 9 year olds to be married? How legible is the consent of the 9-year-old? and likewise if she were forced to marry, that would be wrong.
I know that this doubt comes from the Prophet's marriage to Aisha, but my question is not about Aisha. I know her marriage was social reasons and it was recommended by a woman, infact. But was it just for that, or does this prove that it is ok for a child to get married?
Saudi is generally defamed for this too, because certain clerics there are quite outspoken for their support for such practises and claim that denying them is unjust to the girl child being married! Even if they weren't that known, the media definitely publizises them.
I want a clear answer from a knowledgeable Muslim - is getting girls as old as 9 permissible in Shariah?

Husband force her wife to get intimate relations (ML), is it OK?

muslimfamilyQuestion:

If the husband wants to sleep with his wife and she does not want to and she hasn’t got a sickness or whatever, there is nothing wrong with her she just does not feel like it, and he ends up sleeping with her by force. Is this allowed in in the Islamic jurisprudence? is this rape or not?
Today many self styled Islamic clerics claim that this is totally OK in accordance with the authentic narrations of prophet Muhammed (PBUH).

Wife's menstrual period is not regular, what about her prayer?

womenislamQuestion:

My wife's menstrual period is not regular. Some times it comes after two or three months. Then it will not stop within normal days. Sometime it will continue for nearly one month. This time her period started to flow little by little and then it flow heavily. Can she restart her fasting and prayer? Does she have to wait till the blood stop completely?

Answer:

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the World; and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

Concept of walimah (marriage feast) in Islam

muslimweddingQuestion:

What is the concept of walimah in Islam? Isn’t it a must to give walimah after the consummation of marriage? Is it a must that the boy does it? Can the girl also share the expenses?

Answer:

Walimah is the feast given on the occasion of marriage. Since marriage in Islam is a solemn contract and a happy occasion in a person’s life, it is recommended to share this joy with others, namely, relatives, friends and the poor members of the society through a wedding feast.

Purifying a cloth which is licked by a dog

fiqh1Question:

If was ruled that if a dog licks on plate one has to washed it seven times, what about if it licks one cloth or body, how does one washes this away.


Answer:

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Islamic ways to discipline children

islamkid Question:

What are the proper ways according to the Qur'an and Sunnah to discipline children?

Answer:

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions. Raising children is a great and important job. One should raise his/her children according to the guidelines set by Shariah.