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No father is accountable for his child’s wrongdoing, and no child for his father’s wrongdoing

November 24, 2016


Q. I have a question abou this verse:   Al kahf – ayah 5  “They(christians) have no knowledge of it, nor had their fathers. Grave is the word that comes out of their mouths; they speak not except a lie.” What do they mean with nor had their fathers. For example if the son of […]

When can a young man make Ijtihaad and issue Fatwas?

August 20, 2016


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 […]

Knowledge is more precious than Wealth

November 5, 2014


Ali bin Abi Taalib (RA): “Verily knowledge is more precious than wealth. Knowledge preserves you, while you preserve wealth. Knowledge judges while wealth is judged upon. The possessors of wealth have died, while the possessors of knowledge live on. Their (the scholars) bodies have passed away, but they are still present in the hearts of […]

Correct Understanding of the Deen (Religion)

November 5, 2014


Ibn ul-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah said: “Correct understanding is a light that Allah casts into the slave’s heart to distinguish between that which is – correctness and corruption, – truth and falsehood, – guidance and misguidance, – error and right approach. It is supplied by – good intent, – being adamant for the truth, – having taqwa […]

[Tafsir ibn Katheer] Al-Fatihah and the Prayer

February 21, 2014


Muslim recorded that Abu Hurayrah said that the Prophet said, «مَنْ صَلَى صَلَاةً لَمْ يَقْرَأْ فِيهَا أُمَّ الْقُرْآنِ فَهِيَ خِدَاجٌ ثَلَاثًا غَيْرُ تَمَامٍ» (Whoever performs any prayer in which he did not read Umm Al-Qur’an, then his prayer is incomplete.) He said it thrice. Abu Hurayrah was asked, “﴿When﴾ we stand behind the Imam” He […]

Commentary on the hadeeth, “No one who has an atom’s weight of faith in his heart will enter Hell”

January 14, 2014


Q. I have heard that no one who has an atom’s weight of faith in his heart will enter Hell, and that the one who has an atom’s weight of arrogance in his heart will enter Paradise. Is this true? A. Praise be to Allah. What is indicated by the texts of the Qur’an and […]

How to dispose of Haraam (unlawful) Wealth after Repenting

November 15, 2013


Q. I am an Accountant employed at an accounting firm. I prepare financial statements, tax returns and advise clients on financial & tax related issues. Our clients are mostly small restaurant owners. We also have some clients in the real estate & auto dealership business. The restaurant owners, among other things, sell pork products. All […]