Friday, May 11, 2012: When does Hajj become compulsory? What are valid excuses for delaying an obligatory Hajj? What if one is under debt? Is a woman responsible for doing Hajj if her husband refuses to take her? What are the requirements for going for Hajj from Canada? How much time is needed? How can one find the right Hajj group? What are the things to look for when choosing a Hajj group?
The Pulse: Planning for Hajj (Runs 32:29 – 11.16 MB)
Friday, April 20, 2012: Why do we face a particular direction when offering our prayers? What is the history of the Qiblah and why was it changed? In which direction is the Qiblah? What if one doesn’t know the exact direction?
The Pulse: History of the Qiblah and its Rulings (Runs 23:54 – 8.26 MB)
Friday, February 24, 2012: Is it permissible to hold birthday celebrations? Why do some consider doing so to be an un-Islamic practice? What criterion is used to establish whether a practice not originally found in Islamic teachings is acceptable?
The Pulse: Celebrating Birthdays (Runs 39:57 – 13.7 MB)
Friday, February 10, 2012: What are the Islamic rulings on copyrights? Is it permissible to copy portions of books for personal use? How about buying and using pirated software?
The Pulse: Copyright Infringement and Digital Piracy (Runs 49:12 – 16.9 MB)
Friday, January 20, 2012: What are the rulings concerning meat? Does meat have to come from animals upon which the name of Allah has been taken at the time of slaughter? How is it to buy “regular” meat from the supermarket and recite “bismillah” at the time of eating? What about kosher meat and meat of animals slaughtered by machines?
The Pulse: What makes meat halal?