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Who are “the People of the Qur’an”; the people of Allaah and the closest to Him?

February 5, 2018

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Q. My question is: what is the daily amount that the Muslim must commit to read of the Qur’an so that he may be among the people of Allah and the closest to Him? If he stops reading for a while, does that cancel out this virtue? A. Praise be to Allah Ibn Maajah (215) […]

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 […]

Selling a Product at Different Prices to Different Customers

April 24, 2017

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 Q. A brother works in a Muslim Shoe store. However the owners frequently change the price on the items.   Example, for person A, the item may cost $50 and for person B it would be $90 even though the true price of the item (labelled on it) is $ 60. Is it permissable to change […]

Permissibility of raising the price of a product in return for paying in installments

April 24, 2017

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Q. Is it permissible to sell by installments when the price of the product is increased?. A. Praise be to Allaah. Selling in installments means that you get the product sooner and pay all or part of the price later in known installments over a known period of time. The importance of knowing the ruling […]

Chronological usage of the term ‘Salaf’

April 18, 2017

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Chronological usage of the term Salaf: 1. Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم (d. 11H) 2. Ayyub Al-Sakhtiyani (130H) 3. Abu Haneefah (d.151H) 4. Abdur-Rahmaan al-Awzaa’ee (d. 157H) 5. Ahmad ibn Hanbal (d.241H) 6. Abu Ja’far at-Tahawi (d. 321) 7. Abu Muhammad Ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani (d.386) 8. al-Laalikaa’ee (d. 418H) 9. Aboo ‘Uthmaan as-Saboonee […]

What does it mean to say that ‘affirming a Divine Attribute (of Allaah) dictates negation of its opposite’?

March 8, 2017

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Q. When Allah states that He is free of an attribute, such as death for example, in that case we must affirm its opposite, which is eternal life in this instance. But what if He ascribes an attribute to Himself, must we negate its opposite? A. Firstly: When Allah states that He is free of […]

Is the wife entitled to a monthly allowance?

February 7, 2017

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Q. Is the wife entitled to a monthly allowance that is just for her, especially if she has no source of income except what her husband gives her? A. Praise be to Allah What the husband must do is spend on his wife on a reasonable basis, which includes the costs of accommodation, food, drink […]