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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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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 ...

Slaughtering of Animals – The Halal way (Video)

Praise be to Allah. Sacrifice is an act of worship, and worship can only be done for Allah alone; the one who does it for anyone other than Allah is a mushrik (polytheist). Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): "Say (O Muhammad Sallallahu alayhi wassallam): "Verily, my Salat (prayer), my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists)." "He has no partner. And of this I have been commanded, and I am the first of the Muslims."" [Surah al-An’am 6:162-163] Also, Allah says: "Forbidden to you (for food) are: Al-Maytatah (the dead animals - cattle-beast not slaughtered), blood, the 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 ...

Zabiha – Meat Madness

In the name of Allah, the Inspirer of truth There is no doubt that there is great confusion regarding the permissibility of meats in certain countries, especially in the United States, and regarding what is lawful and what is unlawful to consume. Adding to this confusion are some of the terms used in the process. Halal and Zabiha Once while dining at a person’s house in the US, the host pointed out to a guest from the UK that a particular dish on the table was zabiha and that another was halal. The bewildered guest had never heard of the term zabiha used in this context. Literally, zabiha (more accurately written, dhabiha) means “slaughtered 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 ...