Category Archives: Hygiene

Long hair? or Short hair?

Q: What is more preferred. Long hair or short hair for men? (text) Continue reading


Q: Under the verse ‘do not change the creation of Allah can one have braces?’ My teeth are really bad. It also affects my eating. Thanx Continue reading

boar (pig) bristles and synthetic bristles? yes or no?

Q: Asalam alaikum,

Is it haraam to use a hair brush that contains a mixture of boar bristles and synthetic bristles?

I am not sure how the boar bristles have been processed and cleaned.

Thank you for your time.

Time: Monday June 21, 2010 at 11:51 pm

A: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته

Boar is that animal that is part of the pig family. As muslims, we should refrain from anything that creates interaction between us and pigs.

The things we deal with has a nature. Without valid reason, to use things from ‘piggies’ would affect our faith based interactions.

Using boar (pig) bristles becomes problematic when its bristles touchers the moisture (oils) of the hair and this moisture spreads to multiple parts of the head and hands through its handling.
Allah Certainly Knows Best.

from pool to prayer

Q: After swimming at the gym pool do I need to take a bath for prayer?   Or whudu would be enough? Continue reading

‘i want some blood!’

Q:Imaam what is the reward forgiving blood? Is it haram? halal?(text) Continue reading

culture or religion. Left hand, left leg and other sunnah


As Salaamu Alaikum,

The last time I ate with some brothers in the Masjid, one of them pointed out that it’s sunna to eat with the right hand (I was using my left).  I was taught to hold a fork in the left hand and a knife in the right, and to set the table accordingly.  I see brothers using their fingers to eat with, and although I consider it gauche I don’t say anything to them about it.  I just figure it’s the custom in whatever country they’re from.  But apparently, in the Masjid, I’m being gauche when I use the etiquette that I was taught.
Another time, I entered the Masjid with my left foot and a brother pointed out that it’s sunna to enter with the right foot and exit with the left.  I usually just put one foot in front of the other to get from here to there and it generally gets me where I’m going, and I don’t give it a thought.
Does it really matter?  What I really want to know is if it’s a matter of sunna or simply a foreign culture to use the right hand and the right foot, and more to the point if it isn’t just a silly superstition or an innovation of some kind.  I’d really appreciate a clarification, if you don’t mind.
Thank you. Continue reading

can a person use milk to shave legs?

Q: can a person use milk to shave legs? Would this be wasting? Continue reading