Importance of Reflection and Taking Stock of Oneself

January 9, 2017

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Q. I have recently begun a form of reflective mediation every night after ‘Isha prayer. I sit in silence focusing on my breathing and I reflect on my past, the sins I have committed, and the good deeds I have done. I then focus on the future and what do I need to do to […]

Imam Ja‘far as-Saadiq

December 26, 2016

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Q. Can you please provide a brief biography Jafar bin Mohammad bin ‘Ali bin Zain al-‘Abdeen bin Al-Hussain bin ‘Ali also known as jafar al sadiq and can you please mention some reliable biographical books in which we can read his biography. A. Praise be to Allah Firstly: His full name is Imam Abu ‘Abdullah […]

No father is accountable for his child’s wrongdoing, and no child for his father’s wrongdoing

November 24, 2016

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Q. I have a question abou this verse:   Al kahf – ayah 5  “They(christians) have no knowledge of it, nor had their fathers. Grave is the word that comes out of their mouths; they speak not except a lie.” What do they mean with nor had their fathers. For example if the son of […]

When can a young man make Ijtihaad and issue Fatwas?

August 20, 2016

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Praise be to Allaah. There are conditions attached to making ijtihaad. Not every individual has the right to issue fatwas and make pronouncements on matters, unless he has knowledge and is qualified. He has to be able to know the daleel (evidences); the wording and apparent meaning of the texts; what is saheeh (sound/authentic) and […]

Hypocrisy and breaking promises made to Allah

February 17, 2016

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How does hypocrisy develop? How does it take root in the heart? And what will be its consequences? Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) tells us clearly in the following Ayahs from Surah Tawbah: And of them are some who made a covenant with Allah (saying): “If He bestowed on us of His bounty, we will verily, […]

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What should a person do if he memorised some of the Qur’an then forgot it?

February 8, 2016

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Q. If one forgets some part of the quran after memorizig it, and then repents, would one have to revise the forgotten part for the repentance to be valid? If it has to be revised, then the surahs or rukoos learned properly can be easily revised, but how can one revise ayat learned from random […]

Ten Textual and Rational Proofs that the Qur’an is the Word of Allah and is not created

January 25, 2016

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Q. I hope that you can advise me how to deal with the specious argument of the innovators, especially the innovated view that says that the Quran is created. I hope that you can give a detailed refutation of their specious argument, mentioning the books of trustworthy scholars who spoke at length in refuting the […]