Q&A: Qadaa’ Wal Qadar (Divine Fate and Destiny

Question:Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakaatuhu In the book At Tayseer Fi Usool At Tafseer [page 44 Arabic version]: “Or through definite transmission (Naqli) from Allah سبحانه وتعالى in His Holy Book or from His Messenger ﷺ in his Mutawatir Hadith; like the belief in the Unseen, the Angels, the previously sent down Books, preceding Prophets, the Last Day and Qadar, its good and bad. … Continue reading Q&A: Qadaa’ Wal Qadar (Divine Fate and Destiny

Must the Khalifa be from Quraysh?

There is a difference of opinion amongst scholars regarding whether the Khalifah has to be from the lineage of the Quraysh. Both are valid opinions and proponents of both sides have put forward detailed evidences to support their respective views. Those who take Qurayshi lineage to be a mandatory condition for the Khalifah rely primarily on a number of authentic ahadith, such as the below: … Continue reading Must the Khalifa be from Quraysh?

Q&A: Types of Alcohol and their Use

1. Ghadeer Rooz: Dear Sheikh, nowadays poisonous substances are mixed with alcohol to prevent its intoxication, causing it to become a poisonous substance that is not intoxicating. The question here is whether the “toxic alcohol produced for perfumes” is impure (Najis), corrupting the purity of the clothing? 2. Abu Mahmoud Al-Khalili: Alcohol contained in perfume is of two types, one of it being intoxicating, known … Continue reading Q&A: Types of Alcohol and their Use

Accounting the rulers is a Fareedah (obligation)

Allah سبحانه وتعالى said: كُنْتُمْ خَيْرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ تَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ “You are the best Ummah to have been raised up for mankind, you command the Ma’roof and you forbid the Munkar” (Aali ‘Imraan 110) And He سبحانه وتعالى said: وَلْتَكُنْ مِنْكُمْ أُمَّةٌ يَدْعُونَ إِلَى الْخَيْرِ وَيَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَأُولَئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ “Let there be from you an Ummah calling … Continue reading Accounting the rulers is a Fareedah (obligation)

مرور سنة على إعلان تنظيم الدولة “خلافة

هناك أحداث قد تلتبس على البعض حينما تفاجئهم فلا يجدون الوقت الكافي لتقييمها تقييما صحيحا، وقد يقع البعض في خطأ التقدير والتقييم لا سيما عندما يكون الغموض وعدم اكتمال الصورة، ولا يكتشفون حقيقة الأحداث إلا بعد أن تبدأ الأمور بالتكشف والأحداث بالتجلي، فتتغير حينها الرؤية ويجري إعادة التقييم. وفي هذه المقالة نحاول أن نسلط الضوء على حادثة إعلان تنظيم الدولة للخلافة بعد مرور عام عليها، … Continue reading مرور سنة على إعلان تنظيم الدولة “خلافة

Ummah Wasat : The correct understanding

Allah (swt) states in His Kitaab Al-Kareem: وَكَذَلِكَ جَعَلْنَاكُمْ أُمَّةً وَسَطًا لِتَكُونُوا شُهَدَاءَ عَلَى النَّاسِ وَيَكُونَ الرَّسُولُ عَلَيْكُمْ شَهِيدًا And thus we have made you a just community that you will be witnesses over the people and the Messenger will be a witness over you (Al-Baqarah 143). It is important that some people do not fall into a trap, whether their intentions are good or … Continue reading Ummah Wasat : The correct understanding

The Muslims Purpose in Life

From amongst the most important Haqaa’iq (truths) after Imaan is that the human understands the purpose of his creation i.e. that which he must strive to accomplish. Allah (swt) said: And I have not created the Jinn or humankind except to worship me (Ad- Dhaariyaat .)56 The worship (‘Ibaadah) to Allah means having Imaan in Him and obedience to Him. Obedience to Him Ta’Aalaa means … Continue reading The Muslims Purpose in Life

Fiqh of the Beard – Sheikh Abu Iyas 

And with that the four evidences (arguments) for the obligation of growing the beard (and prohibition of shaving it) and the correct Hukm (verdict) remains as was mentioned earlier and that is that growing the beard is a Sunnah and not a Waajib. The following Ahaadeeth relate to letting the beard grow: 1) The previously mentioned Hadeeth from ‘Aa’ishah (ra): “There are ten (acts) of … Continue reading Fiqh of the Beard – Sheikh Abu Iyas 

The Obligation of Political work in Islam

As for the deception suggesting that Islaam has no say in politics; then they say that Islaam is a Deen (religion) and that there is no Deen in Siyaasah (politics) and no Siyaasah in the Deen. They said that politics means lying, fraud, trickery and deception and is established upon treachery and conspiracies amongst other matters that the Deen must steer clear from. Additionally, being … Continue reading The Obligation of Political work in Islam