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Shaykh Mohamed Moussa is Professor of Islamic Studies. A graduate of Al-Azhar University (Egypt), he studied principles of religion (Islam) in the faculty of Usul al-din. Dr. Moussa earned the Master of Theology and Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Studies from the Graduate Theological Foundation. In 2010, the GTF awarded him the Ibn Taymiyya Prize in Islamic Studies for his outstanding scholarship as a master’s student. He serves as Imam of the North Hudson Islamic Educational Center in New Jersey and also serves as an Islamic Relief Sharia (Islamic Law) counselor. Dr. Moussa is Secretary General of The World Association for Al-Azhar Graduates in the U.S., as well as Secretary General of the Tri State Imams Council. He is the author of several books in Arabic (and is currently translating them into English), including Social Relations in the Light of the Al-Nisaa Chapter; Unify the Procedures of Marriage and Divorce in U.S. Mosques; a series on Al-Moyaser (Fi El Fiqh, Fi Usool Alfiqh, and Fi Alhadeeth); Philosophy of the Inheritance in Islam; Alnaskh in the Quran, and Characteristics of Faith in Islam.

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Can a menstruating woman enter the mosque and not pray?

A menstruating woman can enter the mosque but cannot pray.

On a recent visit to a Muslim graveyard, I see people put rose petals on the graves of their loved ones. On inquiry, I was informed that the Prophet (SAW) once put a leave on the grave to reduce the punishment of that grave's occupant. So my queries are: 1) Does putting leaves/flowers reduce one's punishment? 2) Can leaves as used by the Prophet be substituted by flowers? Asked on: Islam.stackexchange.com

Placing green leaves on graves was mentioned in one of the Prophet's hadiths and there is no prohibition, and so is the case for pouring water,on graves. But the problem is that nowadays, flowers are very expensive and purchasing them is a waste of money, and it is not beneficial for the deceased. With that amount of money, it is better to benefit the deceased by giving charity on his behalf. As for placing green leaves and
pouring water on graves, it is not costly..

لا يوجد نهي وورد أنه وضع فرع شجر أخضر ورش بعض الماء، لكن المشكلة أن الورود أصبحت غالية الثمن ويسرف الناس فيها ولا فائدة من ورائها للميت، فَلَو تصدق بثمنها بنية المتوفى لكان خيرا له، فوضع فرع أخضر ورش الماء لم يكن يلف شيئا

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