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Six Categories of Migration

November 26, 2015

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Abu Bakr ibn al-‘Arabi al-Maaliki (may Allah have mercy on him) wrote some valuable words about the different categories of migration, which we will sum up here. He (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “Migration may be divided into six categories: The first is leaving dar al-harb (hostile non-Muslim territory) for dar as-salaam (Muslim […]

Does he have to migrate from an area where a lot of sin is committed, even though he works there?

November 26, 2015

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Q. My question is: I have a brother in a Gulf city where there is a great deal of blatant immorality and evildoing, and there are a number of cleaner places in this region. Most of the buildings in his area are occupied by foreigners, prostitutes and so on. We have advised him to move […]

How should he handle his wealth and how can he make a profit without incurring the Wrath of Allah?

November 24, 2015

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Q. There is a man upon whom Allah has bestowed the blessing of wealth. How should he handle it? How should he put this wealth to work? How can he protect it and increase it without incurring the wrath of Allah? A. Praise be to Allah Firstly: Wealth may be a blessing if it is […]

Belief of the Salaf Concerning the Quran

November 19, 2015

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Q. We would like to know what the Salaf (righteous predecessors) believed concerning the Holy Quran. A. Praise be to Allah.The belief of the Salaf concerning the Quran is like their belief in all the names and attributes of Allah, which is a belief that is based on what is indicated by the Book of […]

The calendar used by the Arabs before Islam

November 19, 2015

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Q. From a historical perspective, is there any record of the calendar that the Arabs used in Makkah and Madinah before the prohibition on postponement of the months? A. Praise be to AllahFirstly: With regard to the postponement of the months mentioned in the verse (interpretation of the meaning): “The postponing (of a Sacred Month) […]

Trust (Amaanah) in Islam

November 17, 2015

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Q. What does trust (amaanah) mean? What is the punishment for one who betrays the trust? How can he repent? What is the evidence for all of that from the Qur’an and Sunnah? A. Praise be to Allah Trust (amaanah) – in Islamic terms – has two meanings, a general meaning and a specific meaning. […]

What are the daily, weekly and monthly acts of worship?

November 16, 2015

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Q. What are the daily, weekly and monthly acts of worship? A. Praise be to AllahFirstly: The topic of acts of worship and obedience is very broad, and there is not room to discuss it in full here. The questioner may refer to the following books for details on this matter: ·        At-Targheeb wa’t-Tarheeb by […]