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How quickly we forget – How Muslims Helped Ireland During The Great Famine

160 years ago, during the Great Famine in Ireland, the Ottoman Empire sent £1,000 sterling (about $1,052,000 today) and 3 shiploads of food to Drogheda, Ireland.irish-famine-1847

Ireland was ridden with famine and disease between 1845 and 1849. Also known as the Great Hunger, this famine had lasting effects: at least one million people died due to famine-related diseases and more than one million Irish fled, mainly to the United States, England, Canada, and Australia. Read the rest of this entry

How to Control Sexual Desires before Marraige?

Question: I have strong sexual desires but can’t get married at the moment. I try to fast but I keep having these desires and sometimes feel like acting on my desires. Can you advise me how I can stop?
Answer Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh May Allah Almighty keep you in His protection. Here below are some suggestions in your dilema:
• Try to be punctual with Islamic injunctions such as daily prayers, Quranic recitations, dhikr and duas
• Abstain from all forms of obscenity, nudity, pornography and sinful interaction with the opposite gender
… • Attempt to fast constantly in the proper sense by not only abstaining from food and drink, rather all sinful activities
• Stay in the company of the pious as much as possible
• Keep yourself occupied in good so your mind does not drift off to something impermissible
• Make duas and efforts to get married at your earliest May Allah Almighty keep us all protected with morality, modesty and guidance. And Allah knows best.

European Council for Fatwa and Research & thier fatwas on different issue and topics

Fatwas issued in the First and Second Sessions of the

European Council for Fatwa and Research

Da’wa and Muslim Affairs

Fatwa (1)

Q) Could the Honourable scholars, members of the ECFR give us their Fatwa on whether it is permissible for a Muslim to settle and reside permanently in non-Muslim countries. We would be grateful if the answer was supported by evidence from the Holy Quran, the Prophetic heritage (Sunna) and the statements of scholars and individuals of knowledge.

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