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Someone believes that the awliya’ are our protectors, and he quotes a verse from the Qur’an as evidence

December 7, 2017

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Q. I have a friend who believes that the Messenger of Allah and pious people, whom he calls Awliya like Abdul Qadir Jeelani,are our protectors and helpers in this world besides Allah.He quotes ayah no.55 of Surah Al-Maidah in support of his belief. Kindly clarify the actual meaning of the Ayah. A. Praise be to Allah […]

How can I advise my son who is going to start school, about the dangers he may face, without causing him anxiety or making him afraid?

December 7, 2017

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Q. My son is going to start first grade (first year of primary education). How can I make him aware of some issues and advise him without making him feel afraid? A. Praise be to Allah Advising and making a child aware of some issues at this young age should be done by setting out simple […]

Suggested alternatives to Electronic Games

March 9, 2017

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Q. What are some fun and beneficial activities that we can do with our children, instead of them sitting at the computer? A. Praise be to Allah It is no longer hidden from anyone how many electronic games there are of all types and how quickly they have become widespread, and how attached and obsessed […]

Importance of Reflection and Taking Stock of Oneself

January 9, 2017

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Q. I have recently begun a form of reflective mediation every night after ‘Isha prayer. I sit in silence focusing on my breathing and I reflect on my past, the sins I have committed, and the good deeds I have done. I then focus on the future and what do I need to do to […]

5. The Prohibitions which are taken too lightly – Allowing what Allaah has forbidden & forbidding what Allaah has allowed

June 27, 2015

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Allowing what Allaah has forbidden & forbidding what Allaah has allowed Another widespread form of al-shirk al-akbar is the sin of allowing what Allaah has forbidden and forbidding what Allaah has allowed, or believing that anyone has the right to do so except Allaah, or referring matters for judgement to jaahili (non-Islamic) courts freely and […]

4. The Prohibitions which are taken too lightly – Sacrificing to anything other than Allaah

June 27, 2015

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Sacrificing to anything other than Allaah Another manifestation of al-shirk al-akbar is sacrificing to anything other than Allaah. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Therefore turn in prayer to your Lord, and sacrifice (to Him only)” [al-Kawthar 108:2] – i.e., sacrifice to Allaah and in the name of Allaah. The Prophet (peace and blessings of […]

3. The Prohibitions which are taken too lightly – Grave-Worship

June 22, 2015

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Grave-Worship One of the forms of shirk which is particularly widespread in Muslim countries is: grave- worship, the belief that dead awliyaa’ (“saints”) can fulfil one’s needs or help at times of distress, and calling upon them for aid. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but […]