Day Questions

Many Muslims offer the “Taraweeh” prayer in Ramadan. What is the religious position of such prayer?

This prayer was not offered by the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) and was invented after his death. It is not legislated by the Sharia.

Is it permissible to sit in ceremonies were forbidden songs are played?

It is not permissible to listen to songs if such songs usually cause ‘tarab’. ‘Tarab’ means the psychological interaction with the music or singing, whether it leads to joy, sadness, pride or any other emotion. Even if this is not the case, attending such ceremonies is prohibited if it encourages and propagates prohibited acts and evil.

Is it permissible for a man to look at the photo of a girl who he is well-acquainted with, who observes hijab, but is not wearing the hijab in this particular photo?

It is permissible to look at the picture without sexual desire. But if looking at her is shameful for her, as she observes the hijab, or is respected in the society, and similar reasons, it is prohibited to look at the photograph even without lust.