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Is it permissible to use easy ways in completing school work? For example, during an online class, reading is required for a quiz but I take the quiz and simultaneously look for the answers in the reading. Is this permissible Islamically (or am I committing a sin)?
It is permissible as long as doing so does not entail cheating, lying, or breaking school regulations.
I used to be addicted to porn but I am now cured and continue recovery. However, there were times during my past sins when pre-semen discharge came out and I have strong doubts if some najis fell on the floor or may have gotten on some objects. I didn’t see it fall or go to the place but I have a strong feeling it may have happened. I did not wash it at that time and now I am very consumed with doubt. I heard that we should not judge impurity based on doubt but I feel so guilty of my past and keep thinking if I didn't sin, then the chances of things becoming impure would not happened. Can you please advise?
You should consider everything around you to be pure since you are not one hundred percent sure that it was contaminated with an impurity.
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Q1. Is it permissible to commemorate majlis gatherings (azadari) in a center that has a mortgage and for which interest is being paid?
Q2. Can we pray Eid prayers in a rented hall in a hotel where there is drinking, dancing and parties in the same place?
Q3. What is the ruling for a center that needs to take a loan to build a facility when there is no Muslim bank?
A1. In general, there is no problem in using the place to perform prayers and practice religious rituals.
A2. As for the hotel rental, there is no problem in holding programs in one of its halls even if the hotel has unlawful acts in its other facilities. Furthermore, Eid prayer is held in the morning whereas programs that involve forbidden acts are usually not held until the night.
A3. Jurists authorize taking the loan from a non-Islamic bank and paying the interest back without intending that it is interest, rather it is money that is paid to prevent imposition of possible harm and preserving one’s dignity.
As long as a Muslim person declares and announces that they believe in oneness (tawheed), prophethood (nubuwwah – and seal of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp)), and the day of judgment (maad) they should be considered a Muslim who fulfills the minimum requirements such that you are permitted to marry them, and so on. But, if they deny any one of the three main tenets mentioned above, for example, if they deny the prophethood of Muhammad (p) or deny that prophet Muhammad (p) is the last prophet then they will not be considered Muslim.