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The Harm of The Habit of Being in Debt

The Harm of The Habit of Being in Debt

Author: Said Yai bin Imanul Huda, MA

Islam is a noble religion. Islam already oversees all aspects in social life, including debt and credit. Not only does Islam allow a man to owe other, it also regulates the etiquettes and rules in debt.
The basic ruling of debt is permissible (jaa-iz)

Allah the Glorified and Exalted mentioned some of the etiquettes in debt inside the Qur’an. Allaj the Glorified and Exalted decreed,

{ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا تَدَايَنْتُمْ بِدَيْنٍ إِلَى أَجَلٍ مُسَمًّى فَاكْتُبُوهُ }

Believers! Whenever you contract a debt from one another for a known term, commit it to writing.” (Chapter Al Baqara/The Cow:282)

Even the Messenger of Allah -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- once indebted to other. At the end of his life, he still owed a jew, and his debt was paid with the armor that he mortgaged to that person
It is narrated from ‘Aisha -may Allah be pleased with her- that she said,

( أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- اشْتَرَى طَعَامًا مِنْ يَهُودِيٍّ إِلَى أَجَلٍ فَرَهَنَهُ دِرْعَهُ )

“The Prophet -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- bought food from a jew not in cash, thus he mortgaged his armor to him.” (Narrated by Al-Bukhari no. 2200)
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Ruling of Keeping Animal

keeping animals

Keeping Animal

Assalamu’alaikum.

I’d like to submit several questions:
1. What kinds of animal that are allowed to keep? Please give me a complete list.
2. Is it allowed to keep a turtle of a hamster?
3. Are the unlawful, permitted, or detested animals should not be kept?
4. Is it permissible to lock an animal inside a cage?
Thank you.
Assalamu’alaikum.

Answer:
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Ruling of Trading Living Animal by Weighing it

Ruling of Trading Living Animal by Weighing it

Trading Living Animal by Weighing it

What is the ruling of selling living animal by weighing it, such as selling living cow or goat by weighing it?

In the name of Allah, peace and prayer of Allah be upon His messenger, amma ba’du,

In Fatawa Syabakah Islamiyah it is said that,

إن الأصل هو أن الحيوانات الحية من أغنام وأبقار ونحو ذلك لا تحتاج في بيعها إلى وزن، وإنما تباع برؤيتها إذا كانت موجودة، أو بأوصافها التي تميز بعضها عن بعض، بحيث تنتفي الجهالة والغرر

Basically, there’s no need to weigh living animal, such as goat, cow, and the like upon selling them, but it is enough to sell it by looking at it, if it is present on spot or by revealing its detail that differentiate it from others; the point is there is no uncertainty or trickery in it.

أما بيعها على الوزن فلم يكن معروفاً، ولكن الظاهر أنه لا محظور فيه، إذ ليس فيه مانع من موانع البيع، وعليه فلا حرج في شراء الأضحية بالوزن.

As for selling living animal by weighing it, it is a method that is less known to the society. However, we might conclude that there’s no prohibition regarding this matter. Since it contains no forbidden element in trading, therefore, it is no problem to buy a slaughtered animal by weighing it.

And Allah knows best.

Reference: Fatawa Syabakah Islamiyah, no. 14080

Author: Ustadz Ammi Nur Baits

Article of www.syaria.com

Income from Unlawful Source due to Cluelessness

Income from Unlawful Source due to Cluelessness

Author: Ustadz Ammi Nur Baits

In the name of Allah, peace and prayer of Allah be upon His messenger. Amma ba’du,

Firstly, there are two kinds of ignorance:

Tolerable ignorance. This is when a person is totally ignorant (clueless) about shari’a laws.

Intolerable ignorance. This is ignorance because the person belittles and refuses to know about shari’a laws. Or he deliberately shut his chance to know, because he afraid that what he learns contradicts his act. This kind of person, even though he doesn’t know, his status is as people who know. Because basically, he refuses to know, and not that he is clueless.
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What is the ruling of kissing one’s hand and bowing to other?

Kissing one’s hand and bowing to other?

Question:

Ustadz, is it true that kissing one’s hand and bowing out to him are not from Islamic teaching, but from the feudal teaching? Please explain it to us.

May Allah reward you greatly.

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