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 and woman without which they cannot be together. The Prophet [read on…]
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 Companions and all those who follow his Sunnah precisely. Al-Masālih [read on…]
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 them, and sacrifices are made. And when we say something [read on…]
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 Christian denominations and non-Christians. So where did the Catholic Church [read on…]
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 يَقُومُونَ إِلَّا كَمَا يَقُومُ الَّذِي يَتَخَبَّطُهُ الشَّيْطَانُ مِنَ الْمَسِّ ۚ [read on…]
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 وَبَدَتِ النُّجُومُ وَجَعَلَ النَّاسُ يَقُولُونَ الصَّلاَةَ الصَّلاَةَ – قَالَ – [read on…]
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? Answer: The release of madhī does not invalidate the fast [read on…]
“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 in Allāh, then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold [read on…]
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 she has missed (i.e. make al-qadā’) or feed a poor [read on…]
Shaikh Abdul-‘Azīz Ibn Bāz (rahimahullāh) said: “There is no harm in a man or woman giving their Zakāh to a blood brother or sister who are poor, or to their uncle or aunt – or [read on…]