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8 recipients of zakaat

Can we use Zakaat Money to Finish the Construction of a Masjid??

In the Name of Allaah... Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have Mercy on him) was asked about using zakaat money to finish building a masjid that is almost completed, and its construction may be halted (due to lack of funding). He replied: What is well-known to the scholars, and it is the position of the vast majority of them, so it can be considered like ijmaa' (scholarly consensus) of the scholars of the early As-Salaf As-Saalih, is that zakaat is not to be used for building Masjids, buying books, or the likes. It may only be distributed to the eight kinds of recipients who are mentioned in the verse in Surah At-Tawbah [verse# 60], and Read more ...
tawheed

The three categories of Tawheed, defined in the Quran

In the Name of Allaah, the All-Merciful, may His Salaah and Salaam be upon His final Messenger, and upon all his family members and companions, and those who follow his way, to proceed... Tawheed has three categories understood directly from Allaah’s Book. This division of tawheed is not from someone’s opinion, nor is it merely a traditional way to explain tawheed. It is a division that is taken directly from Allaah’s Book. The first category is Tawheed ar-Ruboobiyyah, which means "to single out Allaah in understanding His Actions," like His creating, providing, bringing of life and death, and keeping order in all affairs. A person understands Read more ...
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What Fasting in the month of Ramadan means to Muslims

What does fasting in Ramadan mean to Muslims? The fourth pillar of Islam is fasting (in Arabic: Siyam). It is to fast throughout the month of Ramadan (the ninth month of the Islamic calendar). This is an act of worship that draws the Muslim closer to Allaah (God), as the Quran stated, “Fasting has been prescribed upon you as it was prescribed upon those who came before you so that you may attain piety.” (Quran 2:183) In this month the Muslim pushes himself physically and spiritually in order to come closer to Allaah. Fasting and spirituality means that every Muslim should: Focus on getting closer to Allaah Study and recite the Quran plentifully Read more ...
earthquake

Why does Earthquake occur?

All praise be to Allah. May Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon Allah's Messenger and upon his family, Companions, and those who follow his guidance! Allah (Glorified be He) is All-Wise and All-Knowledgeable with what He predestines and what He legislates and commands. He creates what He wills of portents. He predestines them to make His servants fear Him, reminds them of what they have to do and warn them against Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship), disobeying His commands and violating His prohibitions. Allah (Glorified be He) says: "And We sent not the signs except to warn, and to make them afraid (of destruction)." Read more ...
And few of My servants are grateful. 34:13

“O Allah, make me from the few!”

I read this online in a text message and thought it was beautiful, something to ponder about, so I thought it would be nice to share with you all. This is from the book Kitab al-Zuhd by Ahmad bin Hanbal, and is also found in the Musannaf of Ibn Abi Shaybah. When Umar bin al-Khattab (radhiAllaahu anhu) was walking in the market, he passed by a man who was supplicating, "O Allah, make us of Your ‘few’ servants! O Allah make us of Your ‘few’ servants!" So Umar said to him, "Where did you get this du'a (supplication) from?" And the man said, "Allah in His Book says: "And few of My servants are grateful." [Quran 34:13]" So Umar wept and admonished Read more ...
amulets,talisman

The Islamic Ruling On Wearing Charms, Amulets, & Talismans

The Islamic Ruling On Wearing Charms, Amulets, & Talismans (Ta'weez or Tamimah) The practice of writing Quranic verses, supplications, remembrances or the names of Allah upon pieces of paper or cloth and then placing them upon the body in the form of a necklace, bracelet, pouch or band has not been reported from the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam), nor from his Companions (radhiAllaahu anhum). Every Muslim knows that the finest Religious example to be followed is the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) himself. So if the Prophet and his Companions did not use amulets as a means of protection and warding off evil, or as a means of bringing about Read more ...
questions regarding Islam

7 Fundamental Questions Regarding Islam

Question 1. What is Islam? Islam is an Arabic term that means: "To submit oneself to Almighty God by worshipping him alone, to yield in obedience to Him, and to free oneself from idolatry and those who worship other than Almighty God". Unlike the names used for other religions, the term Islam is not an attachment to any human being, time or location. For example, Buddhism was named after it's founder Gautama Buddha; Judaism refers to one of the sons of the Biblical patriarch Jacob (Israel), and Christianity is a reference to Jesus Christ. The term Islam on the other hand is a connection to the submission and worship of the one true Lord and Creator of Read more ...
Salafi Manhaj

What is Salafi Manhaj?

The Salafi Manhaj - Our Da'wah, Our Call 1.  We call, first and foremost, to the worship of Allaah alone, without associating partners with Him. This was the starting point of the call of the Messengers (alayhumus salaam), just as Allaah has stated: "We sent a messenger to every nation proclaiming: Worship Allaah alone and leave the worship of the false deities." So this call to the worship of Allaah alone is coupled with the negation of the worship of anything besides Him. 2.  We believe that our Religion calls to many essentials, so we call to the most essential affair, followed by that which is next in importance, in accordance to the Quranic Read more ...
prophet's birthday

Urdu Dars: Celebrating Prophet’s Birthday is Bid’ah

Topic: Celebrating Prophet’s (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) Birthday is Bid'ah. Speaker: Dr Murtaza bin Baksh, Jeddah. Language: Urdu Read more ...
testimony

Testimony that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah

In the grave the deceased will be tested with three questions. If they answer them correctly, they will be saved, and if not, they are doomed. One of these questions is "Who is your Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam)?" [The other two are: "Who is your God?" and "What is your religion?" [Ahmad]] No one will be able to answer correctly except those who have fulfilled the conditions of this testimony, and those who Allah inspires with the answers and bestows upon him firmness in the face of this severe test. These are the people who will benefit on that day when one's money or relatives will be of no avail. The conditions of the testimony of 'Muhammad Read more ...