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Ibn Taymiyyah on Abortion

January 23, 2019


Ibn Taymiyyah said, Aborting a fetus is haraam according to the consensus of the Muslims, as it is like the infant who is buried alive. Allah said:  “When the infant buried alive is questioned for what sin was she killed?” [At-Takwir 81:8] and Allah said:  “Do not kill your children for fear of poverty.” [Al-Israa […]

Ibn Taymiyyah and Takfeer

January 22, 2019


Ibn Taymiyyah said, Those who always sit with me know that I am the strongest of the people to forbid declaring an individual to be a kaafir or a sinner or disobedient, unless it is known that the legal proof has been established against him that he is a kaafir or a sinner or disobedient. […]

Ibn Taymiyyah was asked, “Can provision be increased or decreased?”

December 2, 2018


Ibn Taymiyyah was asked about provision, “Can provision be increased or decreased?” He answered: Provision is of two kinds. First, it is that which Allah knows He will provide and cannot be changed. Second, it is that which Allah has written and informed the angels. This may increase or decrease depending upon the circumstances. If […]

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

April 3, 2018


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


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 […]

Ruling on bones from non-halal meat and vessels made from them

February 18, 2018


Q. Is it permissible to eat from vessels made from bones in China? I do not know the source of the bones from which they are made in China. A. Praise be to Allah Any meat that is slaughtered by the polytheists, apart from the People of the Book, is “maytah” (animals found dead, or animals […]

Ruling on pig bones, its buying & selling; and making use of them

February 15, 2018


Q. What is the ruling on importing bones from European countries, including pig bones (for use in producing wood adhesive and to produce calcium phosphate from them to be used in poultry feed)? A. Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: It is not permissible to buy and sell pigs or any part of them, such as the […]