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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 ...

Verily actions are by Intention

A very detailed explanation of the hadeeth of intention from the tremendous work of Ibn Rajab. Below are translated excerpts from the beautiful work by Imaam Ibn Rajab al-Hanbalee (rahmatullah) entitled 'Jaami Al-Uloom wal Hikm' in which he has a detailed commentary on 50 ahaadeeth of the Messenger (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam). (Basically an-Nawawee's 42 ahaadeeth with 8 added on) The First Hadeeth Umar bin al-Khattaab relates that: "I heard the Messenger of Allah, (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam), saying, "verily actions are by intentions, and for every person is what he intended. So the one whose hijrah was to Allah and His Messenger, then his hijrah Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Marriage is a Protection and a Joy

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Marriage is a Protection and a Joy – by Imam Al-Haramain, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz-as-Sudais Makkah al-Mukarramah; Translated by Nasiruddin al-Khattab The Transcript: Part – 1 Praise be to Allah; we praise Him and we seek His help and guidance; we repent to Him and seek His forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allah from the evils of our own selves and from our evil deeds. Whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has been guided and whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger has gone astray. I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship but Allah alone, with no partner or associate. He created us from one soul, Read more ...

Why Muslims Don’t Drink Alcohol

It is a well known fact that Muslims do not drink alcohol. It is haraam, forbidden. They do not eat foods with ethanol, they do not wear perfumes containing alcoholic ingredients and they stay away from all forms of intoxicating substances. This abstinence is a command from God, the law maker for Muslims’ health and environment. But why else is alcohol haraam in Islam? Let’s take a look. Alcohol in Islam Linguistically, khamr Arabic for “wine”, is alcohol derived from grapes. This is what is prohibited by specific texts of the Quran. "O  you  who  have  believed,  indeed,  intoxicants,  gambling,  [sacrificing  on]  stone  alters  Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Two Ways of Earning a Living cannot be the Same

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Two Ways of Earning a Living cannot be the Same - by Imam Al-Haramain, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz-as-Sudais Makkah al-Mukarramah; Translated by Nasiruddin al-Khattab The Transcript:   Praise be to Allah Who has permitted to us at-Tayyibaat (that which is Halaal i.e., lawful and good) and has forbidden to us al-Khabaa'ith (that which is Haraam i.e., unlawful and bad). I praise Him, may He be exalted, as one who acknowledges His blessings; I give thanks to Him, may He be glorified and exalted, as one who acknowledges His bounty. I Praise Him as He deserves to be praised, for He is the Most Praiseworthy Read more ...

Why is eating Pork forbidden?

Praise be to Allah. The basic principle for the Muslim is that he obeys whatever Allah enjoins upon him, and refrains from whatever He forbids him, whether the reason behind that is clear or not. It is not permissible for a Muslim to reject any ruling of shari’ah or to hesitate to follow it if the reason behind it is not clear. Rather he must accept the rulings on halaal and haraam when they are proven in the text, whether he understands the reason behind that or not. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their Read more ...

Why Alcohol is emphatically Prohibited in Islam?

Praise be to Allah. It is affirmed by our Islamic shari’ah that it came to bring and increase good things, and to ward off and reduce harmful things. Whatever is beneficial or mostly beneficial is permissible (halaal) and whatever is harmful or mostly harmful is forbidden (haraam). Alcohol undoubtedly falls into the second category. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “They ask you (O Muhammad) concerning alcoholic drink and gambling. Say: In them is a great sin, and (some) benefits for men, but the sin of them is greater than their benefit” [al-Baqarah 2:219] The harmful and evil effects of alcohol are well known to all people, to knowledgeable Read more ...

Alcohol : The Devil’s Deadly Disease

Alcohol : The Devil’s Deadly Disease Written by Ben Adam Source : http://www.islamreligion.com/ Alcohol and its adverse effects as understood by statistics across the world. In the year 988 CE, Prince Vladimir, sovereign leader of Kievan Russia, opted for Orthodox Christianity as his state religion. Legend says his ambassadors were much more impressed with the gold and grandeur of Byzantine’s cathedrals, than they were with the simple and austere decor of the Islamic houses of worship (i.e. the mosques) in nearby Volga Bulgaria. But another, more telling reason for the Russian Prince’s favoring Christianity over Islam was, so the chroniclers tell Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Earning Lawfully

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Earning Lawfully - by Imam Al-Madinah Al-Munawarrah Husayn ibn 'Abdul 'Aziz Aal Sheikh from the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, Shawaal 17, 1421 (January 12, 2001) The Transcript: Dear Faithfuls! Islam has come to guarantee a good and clean life that leads Muslims to the highest degree of prosperity in this life and the life to come. It is a principle of this great religion that nothing suits the Good Lord and pleases Him but good. That is why prosperity and success dictate that Muslim should be good, do good and behave good. A Muslim is suppossed to be clean inwardly and outwardly. It is then that he becomes one of those Allah Read more ...