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

December 2, 2018

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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

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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 […]

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

February 18, 2018

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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

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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 […]

Ruling on Food containing ingredients with E-Codes.

February 14, 2018

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In Fataawa al-Majlis al-Urubbi li’l-Ifta’ wa’l-Buhooth (fatwa no. 34) it says: Q. In the list of ingredients of some foods there appears the letter E followed by a number. It is said that this means that it contains a substance manufactured from pork fat or pig bones. If that is proven, what is the Islamic ruling on […]

How can he complete what he starts?

February 14, 2018

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Q. My problem is that I cannot complete anything I start to do, whether I actually begin to do it or I just intend to do it, and whether this action has to do with my acts of worship or my worldly life. Halfway through, I always stop what I had started doing. I hope that […]