Giving zakaah to those who are called Syed (Sayyid)

May 11, 2017

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Q. Is there any truth about, you can’t give money,zakat or anything to Syed? A. Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: The idea that there are “sayyids” or “walis” (“saints”) whom Allaah has singled out from among mankind for some favour, or that they have a status which other people do not share, is an idea which […]

Difference between Major Sins and Minor Sins

May 9, 2017

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Q. Can you explain to me the difference between major sins and minor sins? A. Praise be to Allah Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “Sins may be divided into minor sins and major sins, according to the texts of the Qur’an and Sunnah, the consensus of the early generations, and how they […]

Some of the Sahaabah (may Allah be pleased with them) who memorised Qur’an, the Book of Allah (may He be Exalted)

April 26, 2017

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Q. I would like to know about twenty of the Sahaabah, in detail and with their ages, who memorised the Holy Qur’an in full, and the names of their teachers. A. Praise be to Allah Firstly: The Companions of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) were the most eager of people […]

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 […]

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 […]