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Is the Shari'ah silent on some issues?

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Ibn Majah and Tirmidhi narrated on the authority of Salman al-Farisi that he said: the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) was asked about the ghee, cheese and furs? He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“The (Halal) allowed is what Allah allowed in his book, and the (Haram) forbidden is what Allah forbade in His book, and what He (sakata) kept silent about is among what He (afa) forgave”.

Al-Bayhaqi narrated on the authority of Abu Tha’labah on behalf of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) that he said:

“Allah had obliged obligations, do not loose them, and he sat boundaries do not invade them, and he forbade things so do not trespass them, and he kept silent about other things, as a permission for you, not out of forgetness, so do not search for them”.

My question is: What is the meaning of “he kept silent about other things, as a permission for you, not out of forgetness, so do not search for them.” Does this mean the Sharia has left out certain matters and therefore there bear no Hukm Shari (ruling) and are allowed? Jazakallahu Khayran.

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Masnun Qira-ah in witr salah

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Is the following found in Hadith?

Reading of Surah Ikhlas in first rakaat of Witr, Surah Falaq in second rakaah of Witr and Surah Naas in third Rakaat of Witr.

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Wudu after eating camel meat?

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Should we perform wudu after eating camel meat refer to the below mention Hadith? If not why?

Jabir ibn Samurah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated: A man asked the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) whether he should perform wudu after eating mutton. He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “Perform wudu if you wish, and if do not wish, do not perform it. ” He again asked: “Should I perform wudu after eating camel’s meat?” He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “Yes perform wudu after eating camel’s meat.”

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Prohibition of shaving only part of the head

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What is the meaning of the hadith below?

نهى رسول الله صلي الله عليه و سلم عن القزع

Translation: Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) prohibited from qaza’ (a way of cutting the hair).

In the above hadith, the word qaza’ is used. What is the meaning of this word? To shave some parts and leave some parts or to merely have some parts of the hair shorter than other parts?

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Did Nabi (sallallallahu'alayhi wasallam) touch the hand of strange women

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First of all, may Allah grant you Jannatul Firdaus for your efforts.

Question: I´ve read the following extract of a text. The text contains strong arguments (from my perspective) that it is allowed to touch non-Mahram women, as long as there is no fear of desire. I always thought that would be haram but the hadith (sahihayn) seems to indicate something different. My question is: what is the understanding of the hadith? Here is the text passage:

“It is reported in the two Sahihs that Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) used to visit Umm Haram bint Milhan, who would offer him meals. Umm Haram was the wife of `Ubadah ibn As-Samit. Allah’s Messenger once visited her and she provided him with food and started looking for lice in his head. Then Allah’s Messenger slept putting his head in her lap, and afterwards woke up smiling. Umm Hiram asked, ‘What causes you to smile, O Allah’s Messenger?’ He said, ‘Some of my followers who (in a dream) were presented before me as fighters in Allah’s Cause (on board a ship) amidst this sea cause me to smile; they were as kings on thrones …’”

This hadith suggests that we can touch strange females if there is no fear of sin.

Please explain.

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