The merits of occupying the first Saff (row) for Salah are soundly established from the Hadith. Generally, people have become unmindful of these great rewards and tend to forego this opportunity to earn easy rewards. There is a tendency for people to sit in the rear of the Masjid before Salah. Ideally one should make an attempt to occupy the front row as soon as one enters the Masjid.
It is permissible to utilise the skin of the Qurbani Animal for one's personal use, e.g. as a Musallah or to make a pouch, etc. However, if the skin is sold, it is not permissible to use the income thereof for oneself. It is Wājib to give this money in charity. Sale of the skin without the intention of donating/ giving the money in charity, is not permitted. (Durrul Mukhtar)
Allah Ta'ala says in the Noble Qur'an: “O Children of Adam! We have bestowed you with clothing to cover yourselves and as an adornment, but the clothing of piety – that is the best. That is from the signs of Allah that perhaps they will become conscious. (Surah A'raaf V.26)
A Muslim is indeed distinctive in his faith and identity. The outlook of a believer is unique and attuned to the beautiful teachings of Islam. Hence, it is not becoming of a Muslim to imitate the ways and mannerisms of others.
Hazrat Anas (RA) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “That is the prayer of the hypocrite: he sits watching the sun until it turns pale, then he gets up and hurriedly performs four Rakats in which he only remembers Allah a little.” (Sahih Muslim, Sunanut Tirmizi, Sunan Nasai)
A Muslim must be mindful of those around him and avoid causing even the slightest inconvenience to anyone. A common problem experienced in Ramadan is excessive burping in Salah, especially in Taraweeh. The odour that emanates from the mouth causes inconvenience and is offensive to other Musallees.
In Islam the heirs to a deceased estate and their respective shares have been prescribed by the Shariah. It is an act of great injustice to deprive an heir of his/her rightful share unless the reason for depriving him/her is established in the Shariah e.g. disbelief, killing of the deceased, etc.
The sudden upsurge in the new “hijabi” trend amongst Muslim females is both unfortunate and disturbing. This trend involves making a large bun in order to attract attention to oneself, sometimes using hair clips to create a big camel-like hump on the head. This is not only a deception but also a form of Tabarruj (a woman's making a wanton display of her beauty) which is contradictory to the rules of hijab and a destructive sin in the Sight of Allah.