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Definition of Udhiyah (sacrifice) and the Ruling thereon

August 24, 2017

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Q. What is meant by udhiyah (sacrifice)? Is it obligatory or Sunnah?. A. Praise be to Allaah.   The word udhiyah means an animal of the ‘an’aam class (i.e., camel, cow, sheep or goat) that is slaughtered during the days of Eid al-Adha because of the Eid and as an act of worship, intending to draw […]

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 […]

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 […]

Selling a Product at Different Prices to Different Customers

April 24, 2017

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 Q. A brother works in a Muslim Shoe store. However the owners frequently change the price on the items.   Example, for person A, the item may cost $50 and for person B it would be $90 even though the true price of the item (labelled on it) is $ 60. Is it permissable to change […]

What does it mean to say that ‘affirming a Divine Attribute (of Allaah) dictates negation of its opposite’?

March 8, 2017

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Q. When Allah states that He is free of an attribute, such as death for example, in that case we must affirm its opposite, which is eternal life in this instance. But what if He ascribes an attribute to Himself, must we negate its opposite? A. Firstly: When Allah states that He is free of […]

What is the ruling on eating Vanilla when it is immersed in Alcohol during preparation?

February 28, 2017

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Q. Is vanilla or vanilla extract halaal? I looked on the website guidedways.com under the “online halaal food guide” section, and what they say there is that vanilla is halaal, but I want to be sure, because I heard that it contains alcohol and? And Allah knows best. A. Praise be to Allah Firstly: Vanilla – […]

Those who say that the one who does not pray is a kaafir and those who say that he is not a kaafir both claim that there is consensus on their point of view; how are we to understand the claim of consensus on both their parts?

April 21, 2014

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Q. I have read the scholars’ opinions on the one who does not pray. Some of them say that he is a kaafir and an apostate, and some say that he is an evildoer (faasiq). The first group claims that there is consensus on this point. My question is: if there is consensus concerning this […]