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Love for the sake of Allah is one of the strongest bonds of faith

April 3, 2018

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Q. Is love for the sake of Allah and doing what is dictated thereby an act of worship that will bring one closer to Allah, may He be exalted? Is it equivalent to naafil (supererogatory) acts of worship or Hajj, as al-Hasan al-Basri said to someone: “O A‘mash, do you not know that going and putting […]

What are the Results of Pairing Faith with Righteousness?

March 19, 2018

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Praise be to Allah Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning): “Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer – We will surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward [in the Hereafter] according to the best of […]

Who are “the People of the Qur’an”; the people of Allaah and the closest to Him?

February 5, 2018

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Q. My question is: what is the daily amount that the Muslim must commit to read of the Qur’an so that he may be among the people of Allah and the closest to Him? If he stops reading for a while, does that cancel out this virtue? A. Praise be to Allah Ibn Maajah (215) […]

Prophet Zakariyya’s sponsorship of Maryam (peace be upon them both)

January 10, 2018

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Q. In Qur’an it is mentioned that Prophet Zakaria was made kafeel for Maryam. Was there any direct relationship with them like brother/uncle etc. Here Kafeel includes what ? A. Praise be to Allah Firstly: The scholars differed concerning the relationship between Zakariyya and Maryam (peace be upon them both). There are two views: That he was […]

If there is an error in the moon sighting, and it is proven that we did not fast on one day of Ramadan, do we have to make it up?

December 7, 2017

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Q. What should we do if the state made a mistake with regard to the beginning and end of Ramadan, and it is proven that we missed one day of Ramadan – do we have to make it up, or what? A. Praise be to Allah If it is proven by shar‘i methods that the […]

Someone believes that the awliya’ are our protectors, and he quotes a verse from the Qur’an as evidence

December 7, 2017

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Q. I have a friend who believes that the Messenger of Allah and pious people, whom he calls Awliya like Abdul Qadir Jeelani,are our protectors and helpers in this world besides Allah.He quotes ayah no.55 of Surah Al-Maidah in support of his belief. Kindly clarify the actual meaning of the Ayah. A. Praise be to Allah […]

He prayed in a direction opposite to the Qiblah out of ignorance

October 15, 2017

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Q. I am a young man working in Makkah, and my family is in Jeddah. I used to stay in Makkah from Saturday till Wednesday, and on Thursday and Friday I would go to my family in Jeddah. One week I went to Jeddah, and found that my father had changed the design of the room […]