The Conditions of Repentance

Verily, all Praise belongs to Allaah; we praise Him, we seek His help and we ask forgiveness from Him, and we seek refuge with Allaah from the evils of our souls and More »

Ten Points for the First Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah

Ten Points for the First Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah 1. The first ten days are actually nine days with the addition of the day of Eid. It is called the first ten More »

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). More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

 
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The Loss of Tawheed Is the Reason for the Downfall of the Ummah

In the Name of Allaah, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy "By Allaah! This ummah was not led astray and overpowered by its enemies from amongst the Jews, Christians, Fire-worshippers, Shi'ah and others except after it abandoned and lost Tawheed! So Allaah humiliated it and He will not be pleased with it until it returns to the same Islam which the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) and his companions were upon!" - Shaykh Rabi' ibn Hadi al-Madkhali [Nafahat al-Huda wa-al-Iman pg. 37. Munib al-Sumali] Read more ...
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Forbidden Business Transactions In Islam

Forbidden Business Transactions In Islam A Transcribed Lecture of Shaikh Saalih bin Fawzaan Al-Fawzaan In the Name of Allaah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy Introduction All praise be to Allaah, Lord of the Worlds, and may the peace and blessings be upon the chief of all Messengers and upon his family and all of his Companions. This is a short treatise on the subject of prohibited types of business transactions, which has been compiled so that the Muslim can avoid them in his daily affairs – so that his earnings can be from the lawful, which Allaah will benefit him with in this life and the next. Originally, the source for this treatise Read more ...
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Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : The Four Imams Warned Against Fanatical Taqleed (Blind Following)

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : The Four Imams Warned Against Fanatical Taqleed (Blind Following) – by Moosaa Richardson In this Friday sermon, Moosaa Richardson reminds us of the Quranic obligation of following the Messenger of Allaah (may Allaah raise his rank and grant him peace) and making him the judge in all disputes between us. He then shows how the four widely-followed imams of Islam all forbade their students and followers from fanatical taqleed (blind following) in opposition to clear evidence from the Messenger (may Allaah raise his rank and grant him peace). Recorded at al-Masjid al-Awwal in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA) on 1438.02.18. Read more ...
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Allaah said: “This day, I have completed your religion for you”

Allaah (Subhanahu wa ta'ala) said: "This day, I have completed your religion for you" – Explained by Shaykh Salih Fawzan Allaah completed the religion through him (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) and the proof is His saying, He the Most High: «This day, I have completed your religion for you, perfected My blessings upon you, and am pleased with Islam as your Religion.» [Surah al-Ma'idah, 5:3] He (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) did not pass away until after Allaah had completed the religion and the favour through him and had sent down to him His saying, He the Most High: «This day, I have completed your religion for you, perfected My blessings Read more ...
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The great debate of Ibn ‘Abbas (radhiAllaahu anhu) with the Khawaarij

The great debate of Ibn 'Abbas (radhiAllaahu anhu) with the Khawaarij When the Hurooreeyah rebelled, they isolated themselves in a place. There were 6000 of them and they were united in rebelling against 'Ali (radhiAllaahu anhu). Continuously people would come to 'Ali (radhiAllaahu anhu) and say: "O Ameer ul-Mu'mineen! Verily these people are rebelling against you." He said: "Leave them, verily I will not fight them until they fight me and [they will fight me] that's what they will do." So when it came to that day, I came to 'Ali before the Zuhr prayer and I said to him: "O Ameer ul-Mu'mineen! Delay the prayer until it is cooler perhaps I will speak Read more ...
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The Stages of How Fasting became Obligatory

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy The Stages of How Fasting became Obligatory Allaah (Subhanahu wa ta'ala) said: "O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fast) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqoon. [Observing Saum (fasts)] for a fixed number of days, but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the same number (should be made up) from other days. And as for those who can fast with difficulty, (e.g. an old man, etc.), they have (a choice either to fast or) to feed a Miskeen (poor person) (for every day). But whoever does good of his own accord, it is better Read more ...
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The Month of Muharram and Fasting on the Day of ‘Ashura

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy O people! Fear Allaah (The Most High) and thank Him for the apparent and unapparent blessings He has bestowed upon you.  He has not ceased granting you occasions of good and virtue. The month of hajj has elapsed and now you have reached the month of Al-Muharram, which Allaah has specially chosen. Firstly: Muharram is amongst those months in which Allaah made fighting forbidden. Allaah (The Most High) said: "Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year), so was it ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are Sacred." Read more ...
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Grave Worshippers: Altering of names does not change the Reality

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful The Bestower of Mercy Shaikh Saleh al Fawzaan states in his explanation of Kitab at-Tawhid under the chapter [From Shirk is to seek Aid and Assistance (after a calamity befalls) from other than Allaah or to Call Upon Others]: "Indeed Shaikh ul-Islam ibn Tamiyyah mentioned in one of his works – or rather, in many of his works – paraphrased as follows; Indeed that which occurs to the grave worshippers in terms of their needs being fulfilled [i.e. the affair they seek at the grave actually occurs for them], then that is not an evidence upon the correctness of their methodology [i.e. the methodology of grave worship], Read more ...
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No real advancement for the Muslims without a Return to their Religion

Saudi King Abdul Azeez (rahimahullaah) said: "O Muslims! It is obligatory that we hold onto the Rope of Allaah (i.e. the Qur'aan), follow the Sunnah of Allaah's Messenger Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam), follow the guidance of the Messenger, act on Allaah's orders and keep away from what Allaah has forbidden. Indeed, every speech that is not followed by action is false. There can be no rectification for the Muslims except through their unity upon singling out their Lord in [His Lordship, Names and Attributes and worshipping Him alone and associate none to Him as a partner in Worship]. [And in the event of] every differing that leads to splitting Read more ...
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Shaking Hands between Men & Women

Taken from 'Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah' By the Muhaddith, Shaykh, Allamaa' Muhammad Nasir uddeen al-Albaani Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya Hadeeth No. 529 From Umaymah bint Ruqayqah who said: 'I came to the Messenger of Allaah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) along with the women, so that we could pledge an allegiance upon Islaam.' So we said: 'O Messenger of Allaah we pledge allegiance to you that we will not associate anything with Allaah, nor will we steal, nor commit Zina, nor kill our offspring, nor will we utter slander intentionally forging falsehood, nor will we disobey you in a good action.' So the Messenger of Allaah (Sallallahu alayhi Read more ...