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Permissibility of raising the price of a product in return for paying in installments

April 24, 2017

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Q. Is it permissible to sell by installments when the price of the product is increased?. A. Praise be to Allaah. Selling in installments means that you get the product sooner and pay all or part of the price later in known installments over a known period of time. The importance of knowing the ruling […]

Chronological usage of the term ‘Salaf’

April 18, 2017

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Chronological usage of the term Salaf: 1. Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم (d. 11H) 2. Ayyub Al-Sakhtiyani (130H) 3. Abu Haneefah (d.151H) 4. Abdur-Rahmaan al-Awzaa’ee (d. 157H) 5. Ahmad ibn Hanbal (d.241H) 6. Abu Ja’far at-Tahawi (d. 321) 7. Abu Muhammad Ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani (d.386) 8. al-Laalikaa’ee (d. 418H) 9. Aboo ‘Uthmaan as-Saboonee […]

When can a young man make Ijtihaad and issue Fatwas?

August 20, 2016

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Praise be to Allaah. There are conditions attached to making ijtihaad. Not every individual has the right to issue fatwas and make pronouncements on matters, unless he has knowledge and is qualified. He has to be able to know the daleel (evidences); the wording and apparent meaning of the texts; what is saheeh (sound/authentic) and […]

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 […]

If consensus has been reached, it is not permissible for anyone differ from it

January 14, 2014

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Q. Does the ijtihaad of modern scholars override the consensus of the Sahaabah? A. Praise be to Allah If consensus has been reached, it becomes binding shar‘i proof, and what is required is to follow it; it is not permissible to differ from it.  Imam ash-Shaafa‘i (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “The command of […]

Ijmaa‘ (scholarly consensus): definition, types and conditions

November 7, 2013

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Q. I would like to know what ijmaa‘ is, and what are its types and conditions? A. Praise be to Allah. Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) said:  In linguistic terms, ijmaa‘ means resolve and agreement.  In shar‘i terms, it means the agreement of the mujtahids of this ummah after the death […]