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The reward for spending on one’s wife and children

June 6, 2017

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Q. What is the reward of a man who spends on his children? A. Praise be to Allah There is a great deal of evidence in the Qur’aan and Sunnah to encourage spending on one’s children and describing the virtue of doing so. This includes: 1 – Evidence from the Qur’aan:  Allaah says (interpretation of the […]

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 […]

Blessings of Ramadaan (Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawzee)

June 22, 2015

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Ibn al-Jawzee [Rahimahullaah]: “O my dear brother, in this month all faults and mistakes are concealed, all souls and hearts are softened, sins and burdens are forgiven, and Allah `azza wa jall relieves every sad and troubled one. He says to His angels, ‘O My Angels, look at those dry tongues, how they become moist […]

Three Great Rivers for the People of Sins to Purify themselves in this World

March 17, 2015

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Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, رحمه الله: “For the people of sins there are three great rivers with which they purify themselves in this world and if these do not suffice in purifying them, then they are purified in the river of Hell-fire on the Day of Judgment: 1. A river of sincere repentance 2. A river […]