Category Archives: Islam

calamity

The Five tests of today mentioned in the Quran

Allaah Subhanahu ta'ala says in the Quran: "And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sabirin (the patient). Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: "Truly, to Allaah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return." They are those on whom are the Salawat (i.e., who are blessed and will be forgiven) from their Lord, and (they are those who) receive His mercy, and it is they who are the guided ones." [Quran, Surah al-Baqarah, 2:155-157] The Believer is Patient with the Affliction and thus gains a Reward Allaah informs us that He tests and tries His servants, just as Read more ...
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The Eight Categories of People Entitled to Receive the Zakat

By Shaykh Saalih Al-Uthaymeen Allaah has mentioned in the Quran where to spend your charity and (has outlined) those who deserve to receive the obligatory charity, (which is all) based on His knowledge, wisdom, justice and mercy. "As-Sadaqat (here it means Zakat) are only for the Fuqara' (poor), and Al-Masakin (the poor) and those employed to collect (the funds); and for to attract the hearts of those who have been inclined (towards Islam); and to free the captives; and for those in debt; and for Allaah's Cause (i.e. for Mujahidun - those fighting in the holy wars), and for the wayfarer (a traveller who is cut off from everything); a duty imposed Read more ...
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Woe to those who defraud in Measure and Weight

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. "Woe to Al-Mutaffifin. Those who, when they have to receive by measure from men, demand full measure, And when they have to give by measure or weight to men, give less than due. Do they not think that they will be resurrected, On a Great Day, The Day when (all) mankind will stand before the Lord of all that exists." [Surah Al-Mutaffifin, 83:1-6] Increasing and decreasing in the Measure and Weight will be a Cause for Regret and Loss An-Nasa'i and Ibn Majah both recorded from Ibn 'Abbas that he said, "When the Prophet came to Al-Madinah, the people of Al-Madinah were the most terrible people Read more ...
Divorce in Islam

Wisdom behind legislation of Divorce in Islam

The great noble Scholar, Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan stated under the chapter heading, "Kitab at-Talaq" (The Book of Divorce): Separation of marriage is of types: there is separation by way of Khula' (dissolution of the marriage); there is is separation by way of talaq (divorce); separation by way of death of a spouse; separation due to the apostasy of a spouse. So the types of separation of many. Much has been authored in explanation of each of the categories. Talaq (divorce) linguistically refers to the untying of something that is tied. In the Sharee'ah it refers the untying of the knot of marriage completely or partially. Divorce in Islam is from the Read more ...
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There is No Marriage without a Guardian, and the Conditions of a Valid Nikaah

Title: Kitaabun-Nikaah (The Book of Marriage) from Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan’s explanation of Buloogh al-Maraam min Adillatil-Ahkaam of Al-Haafidh Ahmad Ibn 'Alee Ibn Hajr al-Asqalaanee (Born 773H, Died 852H). Shaikh Al-Fawzaan’s tremendous explanation is entitled Tas-heel al-Ilmaam bi-fiqhil-Ahaadeeth min Bulooghil-Maraam and is printed in seven volumes. The following is a translation of this important and very enlightening chapter, adapted in places for brevity and simplicity. The following are from the Volume 4. "Announce the marriages!" - Buloogh al-Maraam (no. 981) Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajr (rahimahullaah) said: 979: Narrated 'Aamir Ibn Read more ...
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The Means for a Dua to be Answered

By Shaykh Muhammad bin Hadi Al-Madkhali The Question: What are the means for a Dua to be answered? What should a Muslim do if trials and tribulations become severe? The Answer: As for the means for Dua to be answered then they are many, however, the most important of them is to make sure his food / provision is Halal, like the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said: "Make your food Halal so that your Dua is answered." And the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) mentioned: "A man who, having journeyed far, is disheveled and dusty and who spreads out his hands to the sky [saying]: 'O my Lord! O my Lord!' - while his food is unlawful, his Read more ...
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Dealing in Riba (Interest) is War against Allaah and His Messenger (pbuh)

In the name of Allaah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful Verily, the issue of Riba is one of the most serious matters that should be tackled. In this regard, all of the heavenly revelations have prohibited dealing in it, and Allaah warns those dealing in it with the severest threat. Allaah, Exalted be He, says: "Those who consume interest cannot stand (on the Day of Resurrection) except as one stands who is being beaten by Satan into insanity..." [Quran: Al-Baqarah: 275] In this verse, Allaah decrees for the person, who deals in Riba and accepts its interest that he "cannot stand" from his grave "except as one stands who is being beaten Read more ...
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Advice to Jama’at al-Tableegh – Shaykh Muhammad Nasir al-Din al-Albani

Advice to Jama'at al-Tableegh | By Shaykh Muhammad Nasir al-Din al-Albani A lengthy transcript from a tape in which Imam al-Albani discusses the various errors found amongst the sect of al-Tableegh. "Praise be to Allaah. Salams and Salat on the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam)" Q: Where do the Jamaa'at-Tableegh go wrong? What is the remedy for their situation? A: The remedy is Knowledge, as we have always advised them. Instead of going out for this "Khurooj", which has no basis in the Sunnah, whereas they make it a Sunnah to be followed. Rather they should sit in the Mosques and learn the hadith and Fiqh and the manner of reading the Read more ...
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Not every person who extends his hand for Zakah is Deserving of it

Not every person who extends his hand for Zakah is deserving of it, because there are those among mankind who extend their hands for money while they are wealthy. This type of person will come on the Day of Resurrection while his face will not have a bit of flesh on it, [Reported by Muslim in the Book of Zakah, in the Chapter: The Disapproval of Begging From the People (1040)] may Allaah protect us from that. He will come on the Day of Resurrection, on the Day when the witnesses will stand and the bones of his face will be visible, may Allaah protect us from that, and the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said: “He who begs the riches of others Read more ...
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Sifat Wudhu’ al-Nabi: The Characteristics of the Ablution of the Prophet

Sifat Wudhu' al-Nabi: The Characteristics of the Ablution of the Prophet A translation of the small treatise concerning ablution by Fahd ibn 'Abd al-Rahman al-Shu'ayb. This treatise covers all the intricate details for the ablution of the Salafi. It also reconciles the differences of opinion that are found in some aspects of this act of worship. Introduction Preface Verily all praise is for Allaah, we praise Him and seek His aid and ask for His forgiveness, and we seek refuge with Allaah from the evils of ourselves and our evil actions. Whomever Allaah guides there is none who can misguide him, and whomever Allaah misguides there is none who can Read more ...