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Dr Khalid Khan has written several detailed articles on topical issues. These are listed below with the most recent first and require adobe reader to view:

The Creation of Aadam:

Was the first man, the father of mankind, the first Prophet of God, born of human-like parents?

Body Scanning at Airports

Muslims should be especially worried about the usage of total body scanners at some UK airports. What should we do?

Rules regarding the sacrifice on 'Eid ul Adha

Any one who intends to do the slaughter on Eid-ul-Adhaa has to follow certain rules. What are they?

Importance of the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah

The messenger of Allaah (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) said: "There are no days in which the righteous deeds are more beloved to Allaah than these ten days..."

Celebrating the Prophet's Birthday (may Allaah's peace and blessings be upon him)

Festivals of Muslims are only those celebrations which are permitted by Islamic Sharee'ah, is the birthday of the prophet from these permitted celebrations?

Salaat ul Istikhaarah (the prayer of seeking guidance)

The messenger of Allaah (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) said: "If any one of you is concerned about a decision he has to make, then let him pray two rak'ahs of non-obligatory prayer, then say..."

The Ruling on Covering the Face

Allaah, glorified be He, said in the Qur'aan: "O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their Jalabeeb over them" [33:59] What is the Jilbaab and does it include the face?

The Method and Conditions of Repentance

Allaah, glorified be He, said in the Qur'aan: "Allâh accepts only the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and foolishness and repent soon afterwards; it is they to whom Allâh will forgive and Allâh is Ever All Knower, All Wise" [4:17] What must someone do to have their repentance accepted?

Magic and Possession

A Muslim should understand that not everything that goes wrong in our lives is caused by a Jinn or magic, but something which is unnatural, recurring or ongoing can be due to one of these two.

Sending Salaah and Salaam on the Prophet (may Allaah's peace and blessings be upon him).

Allaah, glorified be He, said in the Qur'aan: "Allâh sends His Salât on the Prophet, and also His angels. O you who believe! Send your Salât on him, and greet him with the Islâmic way of greeting..." [33:56]

Guidelines on raising Muslim children

Raising children as good Muslims is a duty of Muslim parents as this is the only way to save them from the fire of Hell. Allaah Subhanahu-wa-Ta'alaa orders us to protect our families:"O you who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones..." [66:6]