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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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What is the ruling on reading the Bible?

Question: What is the ruling on reading the Bible? Answer: The Divine Books revealed before the Qur’an now include many distortions, alterations, and omissions, as Allah says in the Qur’an. Therefore, it is not permissible for Muslims to read any … Continue reading

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Why Muslims Don’t Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Some people that celebrate Valentine’s Day say, “Verily Islam encourages people to be loving and peaceful. And Valentine’s Day is a day when Muslims can spread love and peace among themselves.” So why is it prohibited to participate in this … Continue reading

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What is the reason why torture of the grave is made one of the matters of the unseen?

Is the torment of the grave one of the matters of the unseen or of the seen world? What is the reason why it is made one of the matters of the unseen?. Praise be to Allaah. Shaykh Muhammad ibn … Continue reading

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The Prophet Adam and Human Evolution

Haitham Al-Haddad‏ Praise be to Allah, the supreme Creator, Fashioner of mankind, Sustainer of the universe. All is His divine will, and his command is executed immediately. May peace and blessings be upon Muhammad, who came from the noble Adam, … Continue reading

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The Terrible Consequences of not Praying Salah

Bismillah. Today, insha’Allah we’re going to touch on a slightly different angle on the concept of salah. Now, you know that salah is fard–the 5x daily prayers–and that the reward of doing so is great, and the sin of doing … Continue reading

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Admiring oneself after doing a good deed

Sometimes a person finds himself filled with self-admiration or showing off after doing a good deed or act of worship, and he is scared that this will cancel out what he has done. What do you advise? Praise be to … Continue reading

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Speaking Privately with Allah

Speaking Privately with Allah by Shaykh Muhammad Saleh Al Uthaymeen The Prayer: is a link between the servant and his Lord. The Prophet (saws) said: “Indeed, when one of you prays, he speaks privately with his Lord.” [Reported by Al-Bukhaaree] … Continue reading

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Examples of Tafseer of Sufyan ath-Thawri

Imaam Sufyan ath-Thawri is a famous scholar of the Salaf, renowned mostly as a muhadith. However, his important contributions to fiqh and tafseer are often overlooked by many people. The following examples illustrate Imaam Sufyan’s profound knowledge of the Qur’an: … Continue reading

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Letter of Admonition by Abu Ad Dardaa

Abdur-Rahmaan bin Muhammad al-Muhaaribi narrated that Abu-d-Dardaa’, Allah be pleased with him, once sent a letter to one of his brethren, and after greeting him with the peace of Allah, blessed be His Name, he wrote: ‘My dear brother, remember … Continue reading

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Hardship Isn’t the Point

Ibn Taymiyyah: Hardship Isn’t the Point “…And it should be known that Allah’s Pleasure and Love are not dependent on you torturing yourself and going through hardship, such that something is better simply on account of how hard it is. … Continue reading

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Exposing The Sins of Your Fellow Muslim

We all know very well that we are all sinners. No matter how good we think we are, how ‘religious’ we look, or how good people think we are, we are ALL sinners – without exception. Sometime or the other, … Continue reading

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One Day You’ll Wake Up and Realize

One Day You’ll Wake Up and Realize That The Sun Has Risen From The West And The Doors Of Forgiveness Are CLOSED The Qur’ân and Sunnah speak frequently and emphatically about the fact that a worshipper who repents and asks … Continue reading

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Prostration Places in the Qur’aan

Clarifying the Narrations Pertaining to the Prostration Places in the Qur’aan   Terminolgy: marfoo’: “raised,” a narration attributed to the Prophet r. mawqoof: “stopped,” a narration from a companion. radiyallaahu ‘anhu (t): may Allaah be pleased with him. soorat: a … Continue reading

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In times of calamity

In times of calamity, people divide into four levels Q: What is the ruling on one who becomes discontented when he is afflicted by calamity?   A: In times of calamity, people divide into four different levels: The First Level: … Continue reading

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If you find yourself lazy..

If you find yourself lazy upon obedience to Allah then be afraid that Allah is averse to your obedience وَلَكِن كَرِهَ اللهُ انبِعاثَهُمْ فَثَبَّطَهُمْ وَقيلَ اقْعُدوا مَعَ القاعِدينَ “…but Allah was averse to their being sent forth, so He made … Continue reading

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15 Signs to Know If You’re Stuck-up (arrogant)

1) When anyone (honestly) points out your mistakes, you don’t or can’t acknowledge them. 2) When speaking in a gathering, you like to be at the top or you enjoy being the center of attention. 3) When talking to someone, … Continue reading

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Distinguishing Sunnah from Arab Custom

Questioner: May Allaah bless you, what is the criterion according to the Islamic legislation for distinguishing between the Sunnah which is considered custom and the Sunnah which is considered worship? Sheikh Albani:The criterion requires a level of knowledge as relates … Continue reading

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Combining two prayers before travelling

Praise be to Allaah. It is permissible for the person who is not travelling to combine two prayers if it will be too difficult for him to perform the second prayer on time. Permission to join prayers is broader than … Continue reading

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Taking Account Of The Self

Alif Laam Meem. Do the people think that they will be left to say, ‘We believe’ and they will not be tried? But We have certainly tested those before them, and indeed, Allah knows those who are truthful, and He … Continue reading

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No Intellectual Copyright

One of the questions quite often asked of us, is regarding the copyright of Islamic materials. Point 1- No Intellectual Copyright First and foremost we wish to point out that there is no such thing as intellectual copyright in Islam … Continue reading

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The Ant

The Ant by “Shaykhul Islaam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah” Also, ponder over the frail ant – the intelligence and dynamics it was granted in gathering, storing, preserving and repelling harms/disease from its provision. You will indeed see signs and lessons in … Continue reading

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“Is every mushrik a kaafir, but not every kaafir is a mushrik?”

Shaykh al-Albaani (rahimahullaah) answers: “This is the current understanding in people’s minds, except few of them. I will explain that with an example: a man bears witness that none has the right to be worshiped but Allaah and that Muhammad … Continue reading

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A Glimpse at an-Nawawi

From the Words of ‘Abdullah ‘Azzam… “…It is known that he is from the most knowledgeable of scholars in the history of Islam. I mean, if you were to take the ten most notable scholars of the Muslims throughout history, … Continue reading

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Weak Ahadeeth in Adab al-Mufrad

When Imam Al-Bukhari compiled Sahih al-Bukhari his intention was primarily to compile and gather a summarized authentic primer for the students of knowledge and scholars. Thus every connected hadith in Sahih Al-Bukhari meets the most rigorous conditions of authenticity. As … Continue reading

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The wives of the Prophet

The wives of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), the Mothers of the Believers (may Allaah be pleased with them) Can you pls tell me ,how many wives does our Propher(pbuh)had with names and exact prove … Continue reading

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Envy devours good deeds

Envy devours good deeds just as a fire devours fuel Hasad is of varying degrees: 1 – When a person wants the blessing to be taken away from his Muslim brother, even if it does not come to him; rather … Continue reading

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Fearing that Wealth is your only Reward

‘Abd Al-Rahmân b. ‘Awf – Allâh be pleased with him – was once brought some food, and he had been fasting. He said: Mus‘ab b. ‘Umayr was killed, and he was better than me and he was buried with a … Continue reading

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Camel Meat Invalidates Wudhu

  Question: A question about camel meat, does it nullify Wudhu? A Hadith has been reported concerning a man who broke wind, and the Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) ordered all those present to make Wudhu and we learnt in … Continue reading

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Compassion to Animals

The Forgotten Sunnah: Compassion to Animals Muhammad (peace be upon him): An Animal Rights Activist “There is not an animal in the earth, nor a flying creature flying on two wings, but they are peoples like unto you. We have … Continue reading

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Between The Past And The Future

Your life in the present moment is in between the past and the future. So what has preceded can be rectified by tawbah (repentance), nadam (regret) and istighfar (seeking Allaah’s forgiveness). And this is something that will neither tire you, … Continue reading

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And so are the Days

{And so are the days (good and not so good), that We give to men by turns, that Allah may Know those who believe} Ibn Abee Haatim’s comments: Muhammad ibnul ‘Abbaas narrated to us that Muhammad ibn Ishaaq said: {And … Continue reading

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The wise one..

A precious Advice: The wise one is the one who uses what he is blessed with to aid those who are less than him Wahab ibn Munabih advices: “Distance yourself and honour yourself, raise yourself from the foolish and the … Continue reading

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Keep only a few friends

Sufyaan Ath-Thawri: A True Mountain of Knowledge & the Leader of Believers in Hadeeth Sufyaan ath-Thawri (may Allah have mercy on him) said that one foolishly compromised one’s religion when one kept too many friends. Having too many acquain…tances diverts … Continue reading

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Giving Salaam

Giving Salaam to One Person (As-Salaamu Alayk) – Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen was asked about the description of Salaam. He (may Allah have mercy upon him)answered by saying,” Say As-salaamu Alayk if you are greeting one person and As-Salaamu- Alaykum … Continue reading

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Fatima’s Letter

Fatima’s Letter At approximately 12:25pm on Saturday, resistance fighters waged an unprecedented assault on the Abu Ghraib prison camp south of Baghdad. The assault was sparked by a letter from a female prisoner named Fatima that fueled some Muslim fighters … Continue reading

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The problem of forgetting Qur’aan‏

Praise be to Allaah. Undoubtedly forgetfulness is something that is natural in man, and man is only called insaan because of his forgetfulness (nasiy). Usually this varies from one person to another, according to the differences in the strength of … Continue reading

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