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Islamic Nasheeds ( poems )

Were Nasheeds created to distance people away from the Qur’an? Question: “Anashid were created by innovators to distance people away from the Qur`an.” Imam Shafi’i, ● [مجموع الفتاوى لإبن تيمية ١١\٥٣٢] What are your thoughts on this? Should we avoid listening to modern day anasheeds?   Answer: In the Name …

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Eating at restaurants serving pork and/or alcohol?

  Nasihah:  The results of consuming Halaal and Haraam food:   Imam Shafi-ee (Rahimahullah) used to say: “When you consume Halaal, you will obey Allah, be it on your own accord or not and when you consume Haraam, you will disobey Allah be it on your own accord or not.” …

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A Sinner Will Eventually Be Exposed

Question Is this Hadith reliable? Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “If any of you performs deeds in a solid rock that has no door or hole, his deeds, whatever they are, will come out [to the public].”   Answer Imam …

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An Incident Regarding Sincerity & Dislike For Fame

Question Is this incident reliable: قصة صاحب النقب  حدّثني أبو حاتم عن الأصمعيّ قال: حدّثنا أبو عمرو الصّفّار قال: حاصر مسلمة حصناً فندب الناس إلى نقب منه، فما دخله أحد. فجاء رجل من عرض الجيش فدخله ففتحه اللّه عليهم، فنادى مسلمة: أين صاحب النقب؟ فما جاءه أحد، فنادى: إني قد …

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Feminism in Islam 

QUESTION Salam What would be the stance on feminism in Islam? Would a feminist be considered a Non-Muslim? My idea is that there are different waves of feminism and first wave feminism was only for voting, so those would be considered fine, but the third wave feminists now take it …

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Dates of the blessed birth and demise of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

What is the date of birth and the date of demise of our beloved Prophet Muḥammad ﷺ? بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم This issue has been addressed in my Arabic article Matā Wulida al-Rasūl Ṣallāllāhu ʿAlayhi wa Sallam wa Matā Tuwuffiya.[1] A summary is outlined below. (1) Blessed birth of the …

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Rabi’ul Awwal And Seerah

Question:  There has been much discussion with regards to celebrating 12th Rabī al-Awwal. You must be well aware of all the academic arguments in that regard. Without delving into academic gymnastics, your brief thoughts on this issue will be well appreciated. Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, …

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