The prayer is the pillar of Islam upon which the other pillars rest, after the Kalimat-ul-Shahada, all the other pillars are either directly connected to the prayer or have the prayer as part of them. Like Fasting the month of Ramadhan, fasting the month without praying in it makes the fast invalid by the majority of the scholars, going to Hajj without praying the prayers associated with the rites makes the Hajj invalid, the one who pays zakaat but does not pray is like the one that throws money in to the ocean expecting it to come back in to his bank account. The Shahada, the testification of Islam becomes apparent once the actions of the person become apparent i.e the prayer must be established. … More THE FIQH OF PRAYING ON TIME – HOW TO CALCULATE PRAYER TIMES WITHOUT THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY – CAN I DELAY THE PRAYERS – WHAT ABOUT PRAYER BEADS?
The Ulama are not to be found amongst the Khawarij, hence not a single Sahabi was amongst them, and what they do is paint all of the Ulama of Islam with the same brush, everyone becomes an Alim Al-Sultan, everyone becomes a Murji’ah and a Munafiq or a Kafir, and to fill that gap they propel the similar thinking young ones amongst themselves to become their people of knowledge.
Until they start to split and make takfir and Tabdi of one another. And they will keep splitting till the day of Judgement, until, as the hadith says: “The Dajjal appears amongst them”. … More WHO ARE THE KHAWARIJ – ARE THEY AMONGST US TODAY – HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE KHARIJI TENDENCIES? – WERE THE KHAWARIJ SALAFI? – FIQH OF KHARIJITES
The principle ruling concerning any kind of matter is that of permissibility and purity (That is, they are to be considered permissible and pure unless proven otherwise).
If someone, therefore, claims that an object is impure, or haram, then the burden of proof is upon him to bring forth some evidence for the impurity of that object.
If he does, his conclusion will be followed.
If he is not able to bring forth such proof or if he does not present an acceptable proof, then our judgment will be according to the original principle, and the original principle is, that it is free of any impurity.
This applies to all matters and all foods. Unless they are explicitly forbidden to us, either via the Speech of Allah or the Sunnah of His Messenger ﷺ, the product/food/liquid/material is permissable for us to eat/drink/taste/use. … More HARAM WATER – ISTIHRAM & ISTIHLAL – THE LOCAL SHAIKH MADE PEPSI HARAM – HOW DO WE KNOW IF SOMETHING IS PERMISSIBLE TO USE OR EAT
And though we have an evolution of sort, of the Hijab over the centuries, there is also many different cultures who were contemporaries of one another, all claiming to follow the Qur’an and Sunnah, yet all had different concepts of the modest clothes a woman would and should wear.
The difference between the Hijab and the khimar is that the Hijab is something which covers all of a woman’s body, whilst the khimar in general is something with which a woman covers her head. Niqab is that with which a woman veils her face (tantaqib)… … More NIQAB SUNNAH OR WAJIB – FACE COVER MANDATORY OR PRESCRIBED – CAN I TAKE MY NIQAB OFF – PDF
It is reported that Sālim [b. ‘Abdillāh b. ‘Umar b. Al-Khattāb] – Allāh have mercy on him – was asked to listen to someone leading the prayer. When he heard the recitation he turned back exclaiming: “Singing! Singing!”
Ibn Dāwūd [‘Abdullāh b. Dāwūd b. ‘Āmir Al-Khuraybī] – Allāh have mercy on him – was once asked by Bishr b. Al-Ḥārith:
If I pass by a man reciting, should I sit and listen? He asked, “Does he become euphoric (because of emotional recitation)?” Bishr replied, “Yes.” Ibn Dāwūd said, “He has shown his bid’ah, do not sit with him.” … More QUR’AN RECITED MELODIOUSLY – ALMOST SONG LIKE – HALAL OR NOT
The scholars who studied the issue realized that hashish is an intoxicant, and that it is only consumed by evildoers, because of the pleasure and euphoria it brings. So it is like intoxicating drinks. Khamr makes a person lively and argumentative, whereas hashish makes him relaxed and lethargic, but it still befogs the mind and opens the door to physical desires and heedlessness with regard to one’s honour, which makes it worse than intoxicating drinks. This is something that was introduced by the Tatars. … More ARE MEDICINES WITH DRUGS IN THEM – HALAL OR HARAM – IS CANABIS OIL HALAL – WHAT CONSTITUTES KHAMR – MUSLIM DRUG DEALERS??
The people said (to Umar), “O chief of the believers! Appoint a successor.” Umar said, “I do not find anyone more suitable for the job than the following persons or group whom Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) had been pleased with before he died.”
Then Umar mentioned: “Ali, Uthman, AzZubair, Talha, Sad and Abdur-Rahman (bin Auf)”
Then Umar said, “Abdullah bin Umar will be a witness to you, but he will have no share in the rule. His being a witness will compensate him for not sharing the right of ruling. If Sad becomes the ruler, it will be alright: otherwise, whoever becomes the ruler should seek his help, as I have not dismissed him because of disability or dishonesty.” … More THE STABBING AND DEATH OF UMAR IBN AL KHATTAB – THE THIRD CALIPH IS CHOSEN – ALI IBN ABU TALIB & AHL AL BAYT GIVE BAY’AH TO UMAR
Nationalism is a concept alien to Islam because nationalism calls for unity based on family and tribalistic ties, whereas Islam binds people together on the `Aqeedah, that is belief in Allah (swt) and His Messenger ﷺ. Islam calls for the ideological bond. … More TRIBALISM REVISITED – IS NATIONALISM HALAL – CAN I BE A PROUD TURKISH – ARAB MUSLIM – “KHUTBAH ON ASABIYYAH”
In the Hadīth of Ibn ‘Abbās (r) that the Messenger of Allāh saws said in Sahih Muslim:
“When you see the new moon of Dhu’l-Hijjah, if one of you wants to offer a sacrifice, let him refrain from (cutting) his hair and nails.”
And He saws said:
“There are no days in which good deeds are more beloved to Allah than these days.”
Included in the general wording of the statement: ‘good deeds’ is: fasting; fasting is among the best of deeds, and Allāh has singled out for Himself (to reward). So fasting all nine days is a Sunnah, as the general statement of the Hadīth indicates, and as is the view of the majority of scholars. … More RULINGS ON THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF DHUL-HIJJAH – WHAT DO I DO ON EID AL ADHA – TAKBEERAT – SACRIFICE – NAILS & HAIR – IS SHAVING MY BEARD HARAM