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The virtue of remembering Allah (dhikr), may He be exalted; is everyone who remembers Allah little a hypocrite?

May 25, 2017

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Q.  “and they do not remember Allah but little” [an-Nisa’ 4:142] – this phrase is from a verse which speaks of the hypocrites. My question is: is remembering Allah (dhikr) obligatory? If I do not remember Allah, but I pray and do all the obligatory duties, am I a hypocrite? Is everyone who remembers Allah […]

Serious Consequences of Falling Short in Raising Children

May 22, 2017

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Q. My mother is not compassionate or understanding. Since we were small, she has treated us harshly and has never shown us an ounce of compassion, and we have grown up in this atmosphere. She has never supported me as a girl and has never taught me how to interact with suitors or with people in […]

Giving Zakaah to Relatives

May 11, 2017

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Q. Is it permissible in Islam to give Zakat to poor & deserving close relatives like brothers & sister, Uncles & Aunts? A. Praise be to Allaah. Giving zakaah to relatives who are entitled to it is better than giving it to those who are not your relatives, because giving charity to relatives is both charity […]

His brother is in debt – can he help him with his zakaah?

May 11, 2017

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Q. My brother works and has his salary but there is a big money he has to pay and this will take years from him to pay. Can I give him from the Zaka al-mal (charity of the money)? A. Praise be to Allaah. If your brother is in debt, and he has a salary which […]

It is permissible for a person to give his zakaah to a relative on whom he is not obliged to spend

May 11, 2017

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Q. I have a number of brothers and sisters and each of them has a large family and does not have anything to cover the expenses of his children’s education. I am better off, praise be to Allaah. Is it permissible for me to distribute the zakaah of my wealth to them, on condition that I […]

Giving zakaah to those who are called Syed (Sayyid)

May 11, 2017

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Q. Is there any truth about, you can’t give money,zakat or anything to Syed? A. Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: The idea that there are “sayyids” or “walis” (“saints”) whom Allaah has singled out from among mankind for some favour, or that they have a status which other people do not share, is an idea which […]

Difference between Major Sins and Minor Sins

May 9, 2017

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Q. Can you explain to me the difference between major sins and minor sins? A. Praise be to Allah Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “Sins may be divided into minor sins and major sins, according to the texts of the Qur’an and Sunnah, the consensus of the early generations, and how they […]