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Deeds that will weigh heavily in the Balance

June 6, 2017

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Q. What are the deeds that will weigh heavily in the balance on the Day of Resurrection? A. Praise be to Allah It is very important to know that every righteous deed that a person does may be part of that with which Allah will cause the balance of his good deeds to weigh heavily on […]

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 […]

The virtue of remembering Allah (dhikr), may He be exalted; is everyone who remembers Allah little a hypocrite?

May 25, 2017

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Q.  “and they do not remember Allah but little” [an-Nisa’ 4:142] – this phrase is from a verse which speaks of the hypocrites. My question is: is remembering Allah (dhikr) obligatory? If I do not remember Allah, but I pray and do all the obligatory duties, am I a hypocrite? Is everyone who remembers Allah […]

Serious Consequences of Falling Short in Raising Children

May 22, 2017

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Q. My mother is not compassionate or understanding. Since we were small, she has treated us harshly and has never shown us an ounce of compassion, and we have grown up in this atmosphere. She has never supported me as a girl and has never taught me how to interact with suitors or with people in […]

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 […]