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NEW TAFSIR BLOG: CONTEMPLATEQURAN

http://contemplatequran.wordpress.com/ Will they not then ponder the Quran or are there locks upon their hearts? [Muhammed:24] A new Tafsir found on this blog [CONTEMPLATEQURAN] will be primarily based on the classes of Ustadh Alomgir Ali. And will refer to others … Continue reading

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Tafsīr al Qur’ān Notes

This Blog 1UmmahTv will be used to write up the notes from the ‘Tafseer of the Qur’an’ and ‘The Meanings of The Names & Attributes Of Allah’ Classes by Ustadh Alomgir Ali (Hafidhullah) As this is a new project all … Continue reading

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Al-Ghurabah in light of Ash-Shaam By Ustadh Uthman Lateef

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SERIOUS NASEEHA I Emotional I Shaykh Haitham al-Haddad

SERIOUS NASEEHA I Emotional I Shaykh Haitham al-Haddad  

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Contentment

Fa’idah (benefit): Being content with the decree of Allah (swt) that pertains to Allah’s attributes and His actions is compulsory in absolute terms since it is a means to manifest complete contentment with Allah (swt) being one’s Lord. As for … Continue reading

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The Medical Benefits of Ablution

O you who believe! when you prepare for prayer, wash your faces, and your hands (and arms) to the elbows; Rub your heads (with water); and (wash) your feet to the ankles. (al-Ma’idah, 6) Every Muslim makes the ritual ablution … Continue reading

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Etiquettes of the layman with the mufti

(Part 6) Chapter two: The Fundamental Principles that a layman must learn with regard to seeking a fatwa (istiftaa’)   Etiquettes of the layman with the mufti. There are a number of characteristics that the layman must adorn himself with … Continue reading

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How the Salaf saw themselves…

Some thoughtful quotes I came across whilst reading Shaykh al-’Affani’s book on Ikhlas (sincerity). The humbleness of the Salaf is truly admirable, this is just an insight into how they used to see themselves… Khalaf ibn Tamim: ‘I heard Sufyan … Continue reading

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A letter from aseer in Bangladesh

All Praise is for Almighty Allah, Who alone is worthy of worship and besides Him there is no other Ilah. He is One without any associate. He, Who has sent the Furqan to distinguish between right and wrong. All praise … Continue reading

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Hasan Al-Basri (life of this world)

Abu `Ubaidah An-Naji said: “We visited AI-Hasan AlBasri on the day he died. He said: “You are welcome, may Allah’s Peace be upon you, and accommodate us all in the Home of settlement.This is a good sign if you are … Continue reading

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Imam Sufyaan and Poetry

Some of the deepest of emotions Sufyaan felt he could express in Verse form only. His poems are meant to be spoken and read in Arabic, so the reader should of course expect a loss in meaning and beauty in … Continue reading

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Advice from Hassan al Basri (avoid being proud)

He advised some of his students admonishing the about avoiding the state of being proud. he said: 1. Do not deceive yourself into becoming too proud because you are in a good or righteous environment, for there is no place … Continue reading

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How much should I..?‏

It is reported that Wahb b. Munabbih – Allâh have mercy on him – said: A scholar once asked another greater than him in knowledge, “How much should I build?” He replied, “As much as shelters you from the sun … Continue reading

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Why was ‘Eesa (peace be upon him) singled out to be lifted up into heaven?

Praise be to Allaah.Allaah has encompassed all things by His mercy and knowledge and He has encompassed all things by His might and power. Glory be to Him; His is great wisdom, His will is always executed and His might … Continue reading

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Why did Sarah feel jealous of Hajar even though she was a woman of such righteousness and virtue?

Praise be to Allaah.A woman’s jealousy towards her co-wives is something that is entirely natural, and it is not something that only some women feel and not others. Hence she will not be called to account for it unless she … Continue reading

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Why are some things forbidden in this world when they are permitted in Paradise?

Praise be to Allaah. In His Holy Book, Allaah has mentioned Paradise and what He has prepared therein. He has mentioned the attributes of Paradise and of its people in numerous places in the Qur’aan, such as the aayaat (interpretation … Continue reading

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Why did Allaah create the heavens and the earth in six days when He is able to have created it in less time?

Praise be to Allaah.One of the firm beliefs held by people of deep faith and complete Tawheed is that the Lord, may He be exalted, is able to do all things, and His power is without limits. He has absolute … Continue reading

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The reason why divorce is in the man’s hands, and the ruling on divorce for no reason

Praise be to Allaah.The reason why divorce is in the man’s hand is justice, because the husband is the one in whose hand is the marriage contract, so he is the one is whose hand is dissolution of this contract. … Continue reading

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The reason why smoking is haraam

Praise be to Allaah. Perhaps you know that all nations of the world – Muslim and kaafir alike – have now started to fight smoking, because they know that it is very harmful. Islam forbids everything that is harmful, because … Continue reading

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The reason why plural marriage is permitted for men but not for women

Praise be to Allaah.With regard to why Islam does not allow a woman to marry more than one man, the imams (may Allaah have mercy on them) have explained the wisdom of the Lord behind that. For example, Ibn al-Qayyim … Continue reading

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The reason why the torment of the grave is hidden from man

Praise be to Allaah.Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: The torment of the grave is one of the matters of the unseen. How many people in these graves are being tormented but we do not … Continue reading

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Why is it not permissible for a Muslim woman to marry a kitaabi man when the opposite is permitted?

Praise be to Allaah.One of the names of Allaah in which we believe – and we do not think that anyone who believes that he has a Lord will doubt that – is al-Hakeem (the All-Wise). In this manner the … Continue reading

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why it is forbidden to single out Friday for fasting

Praise be to Allaah.Singling out a day for observing a naafil fast is permissible, unless it is a Friday or Saturday, or it is the day of ‘Ashoora which is the tenth day of Muharram, in which case it is … Continue reading

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Why does Islam forbid lesbianism and homosexuality?

Praise be to Allaah.The Muslim should not doubt, even for an instant, that what Allaah has prescribed is wise. He should know that there is great wisdom in what Allaah has commanded and what He has forbidden; it is the … Continue reading

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Why did Allaah create mankind when He knows what their destiny will be, in Paradise or Hell?

Praise be to Allaah.Firstly: Knowledge of the purpose for which Allaah created mankind may answer many questions that the atheists raise in order to confuse people, and by which some Muslims may be influenced. These issues include the idea that … Continue reading

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Why is fasting haraam for menstruating women?

Praise be to Allaah.Firstly: The believer has to submit to the ruling of Allaah and accept it even if he does not know the reason behind it; rather it should be sufficient for him that Allaah and His Messenger have … Continue reading

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The reason why it is forbidden to eat meat without draining the blood

Praise be to Allaah.Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Say (O Muhammad): I find not in that which has been revealed to me anything forbidden to be eaten by one who wishes to eat it, unless it be Maytah (a … Continue reading

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Why do children suffer in this world?

Praise be to Allaah.All people should know that Allaah is All Wise, and that there is great wisdom behind His commands and decrees. He may let His slaves or some of them know the wisdom behind them, or it may … Continue reading

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The reason why fasting is prescribed

Praise be to Allaah.Firstly we must note that one of the names of Allaah is al-Hakeem (the Most Wise). The word Hakeem is derived from the same root as hukm (ruling) and hikmah (wisdom). Allaah alone is the One Who … Continue reading

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A Christian is asking why alcohol is emphatically prohibited in Islam?

Praise be to Allaah.Firstly: we welcome you to our site as a seeker of truth, and we ask Allaah to make our answer clear and to show you, after you read it and think about it, the fairness, wisdom and … Continue reading

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The health and religious benefits of circumcision

Praise be to Allaah. The Muslim obeys the command of Allaah. This is the meaning of Islam, which is submission to Allaah and obedience to His command, whether the wisdom behind it is clear to him or not, because the … Continue reading

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Which should come first – establishing the khilaafah or teaching the religion?

My question is regarding the Islamic political sysytem >What is our priority in the present situation when we don’t have a Khalifa: Do we educate people of Islam first before establishing an Islamic state or do we establish the State … Continue reading

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Is There a “Gay Gene”?

Many laymen now believe that homosexuality is part of who a person really is ­ from the moment of conception. The “genetic and unchangeable” theory has been actively promoted by gay activists and the popular media. Is homosexuality really an … Continue reading

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Why is a man allowed to have more than one wife in Islam? i.e. why is polygamy allowed in Islam?

Definition of Polygamy 1. Polygamy means a system of marriage whereby one person has more than one spouse. Polygamy can be of two types. One is polygyny where a man marries more than one woman, and the other is polyandry, … Continue reading

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Thankfulness towards Allâh

“That is because Allâh will never change the grace which He hath bestowed on a people until they change what is in their (own) souls” {Sûrah al-Anfal (8):53} This is one of the ways in which Allâh deals with His … Continue reading

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Attractive Hijabs & Shari’ah

Living in the west, the hijab has become a potent indicator of identity with many non-Muslims viewing it as a political statement. However, it is pertinent to note that the hijab is, first and foremost, an act of worship that … Continue reading

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When Does a Slave Know that a Trial is a Test or a Punishment

Author: Shaykh Abdul Azeez Bin Baz Question: If a person is put to trial with a sickness or an evil affliction physically or with his wealth, how does he know that this trial is a test or Anger from Allaah? … Continue reading

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The Four Principles of You (Alone) We Worship

Author: Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah From his book ‘Madarij as-Salikeen’ Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya The Four Principles (You (Alone) we worship) is built upon four principles which comprise conviction in what Allaah and His Messenger love and are pleased … Continue reading

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Prohibited types of Dhikr

Al-Qurtubi(rahimahullah) rejects prohibited forms of remembrance: The great Sufi and commentator of the Qur’an, al-Qurtubi, writes in his commentary to this verse: ”The true believers are such that when Allah is mentioned, their hearts tremble. And when His verses are … Continue reading

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Striving Against the Evil Inclinations of the Soul

Bismillah Taken from (Purification of the Soul, Concept, Process, and Means) by Jamal ad-din Zarabozo Striving Against Any Evil Inclinations of the Soul Allah says, “And strive for the sake of Allah as you ought to strive” (al-hajj 78) Al-Raazi … Continue reading

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The True Nature of Worldly Existence

Bismillah From (Purification of the Soul: Concept, Process, and Means by Jamal ad-Din Zarabozo) Realizing the True Nature of This Worldly Existence One of the greatest realizations that come from studing teh Quran as well as personal contemplation and reflection … Continue reading

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Contemplation

Bismillah (Taken from “Purification of the Soul : Concept, Process and Means” by Jamal ad-Din Zarabozo) Aamir ibn Abd Qais stated, “I heard more than one, two, or three of the Companions of the Prophet (salalahu alayhi wa salam) say, … Continue reading

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How to Benefit from the Quran

If you truly want to benefit from the Qur’an, your heart must be attentive and alert when reciting it or listening to it. Listen to it carefully with presence of mind, paying attention to it as if Allah Himself was … Continue reading

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Seeking Treatment for an Illness by Giving Charity

Seeking Treatment for an Illness by Giving Charity 1 – From Abu Umamah –Radi Allaahu anhu– who said: the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said: ‘Treat your sick by giving Sadaqah (charity).’ [Collected in Saheeh al-Jamia’ No. 3358 … Continue reading

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Purification of the Soul notes from Imam Zaid Shakir’s lectures

Allah (SWT) creates your works, not you, so it’s foolish to be proud of them, be grateful. Remember Allah (SWT) is always watching. Associate with people who are higher spiritually than you, if you cannot find such people then read … Continue reading

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The Purpose Of All Religious Practice

 by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah All [religious] practice prescribes the remembrance of God, and to achieve this remembrance is its goal. God says, ‘And establish regular prayer for My remembrance.’ [20:14]‘ My remembrance’ is said to have an active sense: ‘In … Continue reading

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Hard-heartedness: Disapproval, Causes and Remedies

by Al-Hafidh Zainuddin Abu Al-Faraj Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali Disapproval of hardheartedness: Allah says, “Then, after that, your hearts were hardened and became as stones or even worse in hardness.” [Al-Baqarah 2:74. Imam Al-Qurtubi said explaining this verse: “Hardness means rigidness, … Continue reading

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Deeds of the Hearts

Fellow Muslims! Fear Allâh and be dutiful to Him. Be always conscious of Him and be grateful to Him. Obey Allâh for you cannot live without His blessings and humble yourselves before Him for you cannot find a way out … Continue reading

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Dhikr gives Strength!

Seeking forgiveness is a means of strengthening the body I do body building to develop my physical strength, and my aim is jihad for the sake of Allaah. 1- Does praying for forgiveness give strength to the body? What are … Continue reading

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Close the door of evil desires by closing your eyes

A young man came to a shaykh and said, “I am a young man with strong desires. I cannot help looking at people when I am in the bazaar(market). What do I do?” The shaykh handed him a cup of … Continue reading

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Good Treatment of Parents (Birr al-Wâlidayn)

Islamic Manners (4): Good Treatment of Parents (Birr al-Wâlidayn) by Abû Rumaysah Allâh, Exalted is He says, “Your Lord has decreed that you should worship none save Him, and that you should show kindness to your parents. Whether one or … Continue reading

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Hasad- Evil Eye and Envy

On the authority of Abu Huraira (ra) who said: The Messenger of Allah (saw) said “Do not be envious of one another; do not artificially raise prices against one another; do not hate one another; do not turn one’s back … Continue reading

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Jamaa’at al-Tableegh – pros and cons

Praise be to Allaah.   “Jamaa’at al-Tableegh” is one of the groups that are working for Islam. Their efforts in calling people to Allaah (da’wah) cannot be denied. But like many other groups they make some mistakes, and some points … Continue reading

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Ruling on visiting a sick kaafir

It sometimes happens that one of the Christians with us at work or school gets sick. Is it permissible to visit him, and what is the ruling on visiting a sick kaafir? Praise be to Allaah. It is permissible to … Continue reading

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Are the Christians who exist nowadays the closest to us in love and friendship?

In His Book, Allaah says of the Christians (interpretation of the meaning): “Verily, you will find the strongest among men in enmity to the believers (Muslims) the Jews and those who are Al-Mushrikoon, and you will find the nearest in … Continue reading

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Clarification of the important rule: it is haraam to take kaafirs as close friends and protectors

We hope that you will be able to explain, with examples, what is meant by the phrase, “Taking kaafirs as close friends and protectors is haraam.” Praise be to Allaah. Yes, examples will certainly explain and clarify what is meant, … Continue reading

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How should a Muslim deal with his kaafir family?

A woman became Muslim and lives with her family who are not Muslims, and now they do not object to her being Muslim. She tried to call them to Islam by various means, but to no avail. How should she … Continue reading

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They were offered food at Christmas – what should they do?

What should one do if one’s neighbour serve one with chrismas food on the 25th of December. Should we pour away the food or should we reject it even if rejecting it can cause misunderstanding with them. Praise be to … Continue reading

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Are there any kuffaar who love the Muslims and wish them well?

There are those who claim that the disbelievers love the Muslims and wish the good for them. They may even justify this by realistic relationships with some of them and that they didn’t see but every good from them (which … Continue reading

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Boycotting the products of kuffaar who are hostile towards Islam

Is It generally permissible to do business with Jews, companies that may have Jewish owners or shareholders, companies that may have franchises in Israel, etc.? Recently many Muslims have been saying that it is haraam to have any business dealings … Continue reading

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What is meant by taking the kuffaar as friends? Ruling on mixing with the kuffaar

What is meant by taking the kuffaar as friends? Ruling on mixing with the kuffaar In the Quraan, it says that we can not take the Kuffaar as awliyaa, but what does that mean? I mean, to what degree? Can … Continue reading

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Greeting a kaafir first

Is it permissible for a Muslim to great a non-Muslim first?. Praise be to Allaah. Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked about the ruling on greeting non-Muslims. He replied as follows: Greeting a non-Muslim first … Continue reading

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He found a kaafir on the road – can he give him a ride?

If a person finds a non-Muslim person on the road and he asks him for a ride, what is the ruling? Is it permissible to eat food that has been touched by kaafirs’ hands?. Praise be to Allaah.Shaykh Muhammad ibn … Continue reading

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Returning greetings to kaafirs falls into three categories

If a kaafir greets a Muslim, should he return his greeting? If he holds out his hand to shake hands, what is the ruling? And what is the ruling on serving him by giving him tea when he is sitting … Continue reading

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Doesn’t the hadeeth “Do not initiate the greeting with a Jew or Christian” put people off Islam?

In a hadeeth narrated by Imam Muslim in his Saheeh from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him), it says that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Do not initiate the greeting … Continue reading

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Being kind to kaafirs with the intention of da’wah

What is the ruling on mixing with kaafirs and dealing with them kindly, hoping that they will become Muslim?. Praise be to Allaah.Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: Undoubtedly the Muslim is obliged to hate … Continue reading

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Ruling on helping the kuffaar against the Muslims

A Muslim businessman has been offered a golden opportunity to sell equipment and food or to sign a contract to do maintenance on vehicles and equipment for an army that is waging war against the Muslims. What is the ruling … Continue reading

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The enmity of the kuffaar towards the believers is ongoing

There are people who claim that the kuffaar love the Muslims, and that their intentions towards us are good. What is your opinion about what they say? Praise be to Allaah. The enmity of the kuffaar – the People of … Continue reading

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Farewell parties for kaafirs

Is it permissible for us to hold a party to bid farewell to a non-Muslim who was working with us?. Praise be to Allaah.Holding a farewell party for a kaafir is a kind of honouring and respecting him, and they … Continue reading

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What is the ruling on buying from the kuffaar when there are Muslims around?

What is the ruling on Muslims who do not cooperate with one another because they do not want to buy from Muslims and they prefer to buy from the kuffaar’s stores? Is this halaal or haraam? Praise be to Allaah. … Continue reading

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Ruling on the call to unite all religions

What are Ruling on the call to unite all religions Praise be to Allaah Alone and peace and blessings be upon the one after whom there will be no more Prophets, and upon his family and companions and whoever follows … Continue reading

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The difference between taking the kaafirs as friends and seeking their help

What is the difference between taking the kaafirs as friends (muwaalaah) and seeking their help? Praise be to Allaah.Taking the kaafirs as friends (muwaalaah) means supporting them and helping them in matters of kufr, such as the Muslims fighting alongside … Continue reading

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Giving blood to a kaafir who is not hostile towards Islam and who is not in a state of war with us

What is the ruling about giving blood in land of Kufr that will be probably given to a Kaafir? There is the case of children suffering from blood illness and they are in desperate need of blood platelets? Is the … Continue reading

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Attending the festivals of the mushrikeen and congratulating them

Is it permissible to attend the celebrations of Christian festivals and congratulate them? Praise be to Allaah.Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: it is not permissible for the Muslims to attend the festivals of the mushrikeen, according … Continue reading

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Ruling on a Muslim eating with a kaafir

If a Muslim eats or drinks with a Christian or any kaafir, is that considered to be haraam? If it is haraam, then what do we say about the aayah (interpretation of the meaning): “The food (slaughtered cattle, eatable animals) … Continue reading

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Whoever does not believe that the kaafirs are kaafirs is himself a kaafir

Is it true that anyone who does not accept that kuffaar are kuffaar is a kaafir himself, even if he prays, believes in the Qur’aan, and the Prophet Muhammad ( )? If so, what is the proof for this? Can … Continue reading

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Principles and guidelines for Muslims’ relations with non-Muslims

We want to know in detail how Muslims regard non-Muslims, and how they should deal with them according to Islamic sharee’ah? Praise be to Allaah. 1-     Islam is the religion of mercy and justice. 2-     Muslims are commanded to call … Continue reading

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Ruling on giving charity to non-Muslims

Is it permissible to give charity to non-Muslims if they are in urgent need? Will the person who gives such charity be rewarded? Praise be to Allaah. It is permissible to give charity to non-Muslims and this action will be … Continue reading

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“…There are four matters…”

The servant is not afflicted with a punishment greater in severity than the hardening of the heart and its being distant from Allaah. The Fire was created to melt the hardened heart, this heart which is the most distant of … Continue reading

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The Best Hours of the Day – Fajr and Asr

Allah‘s Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) encouraged the Muslims to safeguard Fajr and Asr.   Jarir (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “ We were with the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and he looked … Continue reading

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The 7 Levels of Hadeeth

There are seven levels of Hadeeth A Hadeeth that was collected by both al Bukhaaree and Muslim. A Hadeeth that was collected by al Bukhaaree but not by Muslim. A Hadeeth that was collected by Muslim but not by al … Continue reading

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The Arkaan (Pillars) of Gratitude

Pertaining to what Al Baaree [The Originator (Allah-subhaanah] mentioned with regards to His Favours conferred upon the slaves, of the facilitation of the means of transport (through riding beasts and ships): ”In order that you may mount on their backs, … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Names of Allaah: Al-Azeez (The Mighty)

THE LINGUISTIC MEANING The word ‘al-Izz’ originally means strength (quwwah), severity (shiddah) and conquest (ghalabah). “ And to Allaah belongs all Izzah ” (Munaafiqoon 63:8), meaning to Him belongs strength, might (i.e. al-Izzah) and overcoming (all else) (ghalabah). And (it … Continue reading

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Four things that most people believe in but their actions belie.

Shaqique Ibne Ibrahim rahmatullahi alayh says: People seem to agree with me when they say that they believe in four things, but their actions belie what they claim to believe:- 1 They say that they are slaves (bondsmen) of Allah … Continue reading

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Seeking Elevation and High Handedness

Allaah, the Sublime said; “That home of the Hereafter (i.e. Paradise), We shall assign to those who desire not high-handedness or mischief in the land. And the good end is for the Muttaqûn (pious)” [Al-Qasas 28:83] Seeking elevation can occur … Continue reading

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Sufficient is Death as an Admonisher

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, who said that the Messenger of Allah – صلى الله عليه وسلم – said: “Frequently remember the destroyer of life’s pleasures; death.” [Collected by at Tirmidhi and an … Continue reading

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A Precious Gem: You are my Protector in this Life and in the Hereafter

Allah says that Yusuf (Joseph, peace be upon him) said, which means, “You are my Wali (Protector, Helper, Supporter, Guardian, etc.) in this world and in the Hereafter, cause me to die as a Muslim (the one submitting to Your … Continue reading

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“Eight things”

A Scholar once asked his student: You have accompanied me for a long period of time, so what have you learnt? … He replied : “Eight things” The first: I looked at the creation and found that every person has … Continue reading

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What is the ruling on signing up for and participating in Facebook?

What is the ruling on Facebook?. Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: The website Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, a student at Harvard University in America, at the beginning of 2004 CE. Use of the website was initially limited to … Continue reading

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The Story of Umm Zayd

I found a small Arabic e-book a couple of years back, titled ‘How to memorise the Qur’aan in one Month’. At the time, I remember reading the title and thinking, ‘One month?! That’s impossible!’ I skimmed the pages of the … Continue reading

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Regarding Fabricated Hadeeths

Al-Imaam Muhammad bin ‘Alee Ash-Shawkaanee (d. 1250 Hijri) said: With the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Giver of Mercy All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all that exists. I seek His help. May prayers of … Continue reading

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Is Divorce so Hated That it Causes the Throne (Arsh) of Allah to Shake?

In the section of At-Talaaq (Divorce) in Al-Fawaa’id ul-Majmoo’ah, pg. 139, Hadeeth #1, Al-Imaam Ash-Shawkaanee (رحمه الله) discusses the following narration attributed to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم):  تزوجوا و لا تطلقوا ، فإن الطلاق يهتز له العرش … Continue reading

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Got a Problem?

Five Reasons why Allah (swt) uses problems. The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you – depending on how you respond to them. Unfortunately, most people fail to see how Allah wants to use problems for good … Continue reading

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Why Did Prophet Muhammad (saw) Marry Young Aisha Siddiqa (r.a.)?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Asalamu Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu Why Did Prophet Muhammad (saw) Marry Young Aisha Siddiqa (r.a.)? Through the centuries, orientalists have advance numerous accusations and far-fetched theories to discredit Islam and its last Prophet (saw), Muhammad (peace be … Continue reading

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The reward and the benfits of marriage

1. It is mentioned in a Hadîth that this world has been created to be utilised and that of all the things that are utilised in this world, there is nothing better than a pious woman. In other words, if … Continue reading

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A story of an Arab Lady

An elderly Arab lady was sitting at the trunk of a tree, on the way to Haj. Hadhrat Abdullah bin Mubarak (RA) happened to pass that way. He was also heading for Baitullah, for Hajj, and to the Sacred tomb … Continue reading

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One Hundred Weak or Fabricated Traditions

One Hundred Weak or Fabricated Traditions (attributed to the Prophet) famous among Khatibs and Speakers   Compiled by Shaykh Ihsan Al-‘Utaibi (May Allah preserve him)     1 – ((Whosoever Worship/Prayer does not prohibit him from the excessive and the … Continue reading

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Mistakes done in Salatul Istikharah

When doing Salatul Istikharah, one does not have to do anything but to perform Salat and recite the affirmed du‘a’ in a manner similar to any other du‘a’ in order to fulfill what one intends to do or leaves it. … Continue reading

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‘O Muslims Avoid Oppression amongst Yourselves – especially towards your spouse

“Avoid oppression, because oppression will result in deep darkness on the Day of Ressurection.” [Recorded by Muslim and others] The two spouses should be fair and just in dealing with each other. They should avoid oppressing one another in any … Continue reading

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