The Mutashabihat and Muhkamat Ayat (Tafsir Ibn Kathir)

  Qur’an 3:7 It is He Who has sent down to you (Muhammad SAW) the Book (this Quran). In it are Verses that are entirely clear, they are the foundations of the Book [and those are the Verses of Al-Ahkam (commandments, etc.), Al-Fara’id (obligatory duties) and Al-Hudud (legal laws for the punishment of thieves, adulterers, […]

The Hadith: “We have come back from the lesser to the greater Jihad”

The third question of Fatwa no. 16492 Q 3: What is the degree of authenticity of the following Hadith: We have come back from the lesser to the greater Jihad (fighting or striving in the Cause of Allah). What does this Hadith mean especially that some people interpret it according to their own inclinations to turn Muslims away from Jihad against the enemies […]

Mockery of the Religion is Disbelief

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan BAKKAH.NET Source: Things that Nullify One’s Islam (p.41-46) [1] [ In the Name of Allah, the All-Merciful… ]   The sixth kind of apostasy is mockery of what Allah sent down or of anything that the Messenger came with, even things from the Sunnahs (of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) or […]

Kufr (Disbelief)

  Twenty-five That Nullify One’s Islam According to Quran and Sunnah WWW.MUTTAQUN.COM Imaan an-Nawawi said in “Kitaab ur-Riddah” (The Book of Apostasy) regarding kufr, “It is the cutting off of Islaam. This occurs sometimes by a statement which constitutes kufr, and sometimes by an act. And the actions which necessitate kufr (that expel from the […]

Fatwas of Ibn Baz

30- It is obligatory on the scholars and believers to propagate the Names and Attributes of Allah Q 1: Some Du`ah (callers to Islam) view that talking about Tawhid-ul-Asma’ wal-Sifat (Oneness of Allah’s Names and Attributes) should be quitted, on the ground that this causes disunity among Muslims and hinders them from fulfilling their main duty, which is Jihad (fighting/striving […]

Are the Khawārij Those Who Only Revolt against a Just Ruler?

الفتاوى للشيخ :Original Title Author: Rabī’ Ibn Hādī Al-Madkhalī Source:   Question: What is your view of someone who says, “The Khawārij are the people who revolt only against a legitimate and just ruler. As for someone who revolts against an actual oppressive ruler, then he is not one of the Khawārij”? Answer: ‘Abd […]

Is working in banks, especially in Muslim countries, Halal (lawful) or Haram (prohibited)?

The first question of Fatwa no. 5317 Q: A. Is working in banks, especially in Muslim countries, Halal (lawful) or Haram (prohibited)? B. Is it true what people say that it is Halal to work in certain bank departments, and which are they, if this is true? C. If Zakah (obligatory charity), Hajj, ‘Umrah (lesser pilgrimage), and charitable projects are paid from salaries […]

Is it permissible to work for Riba (usury/interest)-based banks as an employee ?

The second question of Fatwa no. 9308 Q 2: Is it permissible to work for Riba (usury/interest)-based banks as an employee or anything similar? We read one Fatwa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar) that rules that it is Mubah (permissible) and another that rules it to be Haram (prohibited). The first Fatwa gave as evidence that the […]

Aqeedah of Salaf (Pious predecessors)

Abu Zur`ah `Ubaidullah Ar-Razi (200 H. to 264 A.H.) And Abu Ĥatim Muĥammad Ibn Idrees Ar-Razi (195 H. to 277 H.) The article in Arabic Abu al-Qasim al-Lalka’i said: « (chain of narration) Muhammad Ibn Muzaffar al-Muqri (1) informed us and said: Al-Ĥusayn ibn Muhammad Ibn Ĥabash al-Muqri (2) narrated to us: Abu Muhammad Abdur […]

Can the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) hear those who call upon him when he is in his grave?

Some people believe that the Prophet Muhamamd [(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)] is “Shaheed” and is in BArzakh where he can hear us if we send ‘darood’ on him and also if we ask his ‘wasta’ [by virtue of his closeness to Allah]in praying to God.   Praise be to Allaah.  The […]

The world of the Jinn

I have read in the Holy Qur’an what a jinn is, but I really don’t understand what they really are. Can you please send me more information on them. Peace be unto you!   Praise be to Allaah. The Qur’aan and Sunnah indicate that the jinn exist, and that there is a purpose for their […]

The meaning of Tawhid-ul-Rububiyyah and Tawhid-ul-Uluhiyyah

The first question of Fatwa no. 11843 Q 1: What is the meaning of Tawhid-ul-Rububiyyah and Tawhid-ul-Uluhiyyah? A: The meaning of Tawhid-ul-Rububiyyah (Oneness of Allah’s Lordship) is the ascription of all Acts of Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) to none but Him Alone, such as: creation, bringing into being, providing sustenance, giving life, and […]

The best Greeting there could ever be

By Asma bint Shameem Did you wake up this morning and say “As-Salaamu Alaikum” to your spouse or your child? Or did you greet them with a “Good Morning” or even a casual “hi”? Have we been teaching our children the importance of greeting each other with salaam? Or when we see them off to school, do […]

Shaykh Saalih Aal ash-Shaykh on Asking the Dead to Intercede

Source: In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Ever Merciful… This is an answer given by Shaykh Saalih Aal ash-Shaykh to the issue of requesting the supplication of the deceased. The shaykh was asked (during his explanation ofal-’Aqeedah at-Tahaawiyyah, in the printed version: 2/1029, Dar al-Mawaddah, Egypt): من سأل النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أن يدعو […]

The Egyptian Revolution, Networks of Awthaan, Allaah’s Qadariyy and Shar’iyy Hukm and Those Who Resent and Mock the Divine Hikmah and the Qadariyy and Shary’iyy Asbaab

Source: Introduction In the late 20th century, the people of many nations strove to remove the clothing of oppression, poverty, hunger, fear, insecurity that were laid over them manifested through oppressive and repressive political structures and forms of governance, including martial law. From them, the revolution in Syria in 1982, the Algerian revolution in the […]

Does events in the Quantum Vaccum

Hamza Tzortzis A common contention to the existence of God is that the assumption – whatever begins to exist has a cause – is false, and therefore invalidates the cosmological argument for the existence of God. This contention has arisen due to the apparent observations in the quantum vacuum that sub-atomic events behave spontaneously without […]

What is Islamic Spirituality?

  By Hamza Tzortzis Islam doesn’t view ‘spirituality’ separately from everyday activities. In Islam everything is ‘spiritual’ because all actions must be in accordance with God’s pleasure. This view comes from the Islamic creed and the Muslim’s understanding of tawhid (the oneness of God). ‘There is no deity worthy of worship except God’ this conviction […]

If God is All-Powerful can He do anything?

By Hamza Tzortzis The Islamic theological position regarding God’s ability is eloquently summed up in the following creedal statement found in The Creed of Imam Al-Tahawi. It states, “He is Omnipotent. Everything is dependent on Him, and every affair is effortless for Him.” A common contention or question regarding God’s power and ability is that if […]

Danish ‘halal’ ban stuns Muslims

  Slaughtering animals the halal way is shown in this illustration posted on a number of Islamic sites. RIYADH: GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN & P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR Published — Monday 24 February 2014 Last update 24 February 2014 5:20 am Muslims all over the world have opposed Denmark’s move to ban the slaughter of animals in […]


  The fourth question of Fatwa no. 9027 Q 4: Do the Awliya’ (pious people) perform Karamahs (extraordinary events caused by Allah for or through a pious person)? Can they change anything in the heavens or on earth? Do they intercede with Allah for others while they are in Barzakh (period between death and the Resurrection) or not? […]

India takes key step toward full-fledged Islamic banks

Source: Arabnews THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: India is planning to set up a body to fine-tune and promote Islamic finance before issuing license to start full-fledged banking operations, according to one of the country’s senior ministers. “The formation of the entity is an important step forward. We need to set a framework for rules for different financial products […]

Bleeding teeth during fasting

  Source: alifta Fatwa no. 6132 Q: Does the bleeding from between the teeth that was caused by mistake invalidate one’s fast? What is the ruling in case the bleeding was caused by someone else, for example if someone hit another by mistake? Please enlighten us, may Allah reward you well! A: Bleeding from between […]

Rules of Taharah and the manner of Salah to be observed by a patient

Fatwas > Miscellaneous Fatwas (Rabi` Al-Thany) > Rules of Taharah and the manner of Salah to be observed by a patient Fatwa no. 17798 Source: Alifta  All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon the Last of the Prophets! The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’ has examined the Fatwa request submitted to his Eminence, […]

Fatwas > Miscellaneous Fatwas (Rabi` Al-Thany) > Forgetting a part of the body that must be washed in Wudu’ The third question of Fatwa no. 20196 If while performing Wudu’ (ablution), I forget to wash a small part ofa limb that must be washed during Wudu’, which I remembered immediately after Wudu’. Should I repeat Wudu’ in this case, or […]