Seeking Marriage and the Marriage Ceremony in Islam (Islam 5.1)

Objectives: Recall the main parts of the marriage ceremony and consider the importance of marriage in Islam. Marriage is a legal union between a man… Continue reading

Issues which arise after the time of Revelation for which there is no specific text: Al-Masālih Al-Mursalah and how Islam is applicable in every age.

All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all existence. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon the Messenger Muhammad, his family, his… Continue reading

Gathering in a place after a funeral to receive condolences and provide food – By Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Sālih Al-‘Uthaimīn and Shaikh Al-Albāni

Question: The people have started taking liberties in the affair of condolences. So when a person dies, the people gather and food is prepared for… Continue reading

The Pagan Roots of Christmas and how a Muslim should behave during this Season

The word ‘Christmas’ means ‘mass of Christ’ which later became shortened to ‘Christ-mass’. It was the Roman Catholic Church who spread the term among other… Continue reading

The Grave Crime of Usury and Interest: Ribā-based Transactions: What is Allowed and What is Not..

There is a grave warning in the Qur’ān and Sunnah for those who deal in usury and interest (Ribā). Allah stated: الَّذِينَ يَأْكُلُونَ الرِّبَا لَا… Continue reading

Ibn Abbās delayed Maghrib after the sun had set, and the stars had appeared because he was teaching the people — and his response to those who tried to correct him:

وَحَدَّثَنِي أَبُو الرَّبِيعِ الزَّهْرَانِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا حَمَّادٌ، عَنِ الزُّبَيْرِ بْنِ الْخِرِّيتِ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ شَقِيقٍ، قَالَ خَطَبَنَا ابْنُ عَبَّاسٍ يَوْمًا بَعْدَ الْعَصْرِ حَتَّى غَرَبَتِ الشَّمْسُ… Continue reading

Muslim Attitudes to Alcohol and Intoxicants: The effect upon societies and individuals: (Islam 4.4)

Objectives: Consider and understand Muslim attitudes to alcohol and other intoxicants. Allah stated: “O you who believe, indeed, intoxicants (khamr), gambling, sacrificing on stone alters… Continue reading

Does pre-seminal fluid (madhī) break one’s fast and require Qadā: Shaikh Ibn ‘Uthaimeen

Question: Does the release of madhī (pre-seminal fluid) during the month of Ramadān necessitate making up the fast if its release is due to desire?… Continue reading

“There is no compulsion in Religion, guidance is distinct from falsehood”: Islamic view on forced conversions: Ibn Kathīr, At-Tabarī and others.

Allah, the Most High, stated: “There is no compulsion in religion. Verily, guidance has become distinct from falsehood. Whoever disbelieves in the false deities and believes… Continue reading

Pregnant and breastfeeding women: Make up the missed fasts or feed a poor person for each day?

The scholars have differed as to whether a woman who missed fasts due to her pregnancy or due to breastfeeding should make up the days… Continue reading