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The Mistakes in Performing Ablution

The Mistakes in Performing Ablution

The Mistakes in Performing Ablution

Author: Abu Ahmad Said Yai

All praises be to Allah, peace and prayer of Allah be upon His messenger,

Islam is a perfect religion. However, it is a pity that many of the muslim themselves do not understand their own religion well. They are too busy pursuing the world, thus they are unwilling to learn it. As a result, there are a lot of religious matters that they are lacking of.

Islam is a religion from Allah, which authenticity will be preserved until the end of time. Allah had sent down the Qur’an and revealed to the Prophet – peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- to explain the Qur’an and Islam thoroughly. Islam teaches its followers to always keep themselves from any kind of astray and deviation. However, the other religion’s teaching, deviations, and innovations made by some muslims could influence them as a whole to the extent that they want to follow it. Eventually, the astray and deviation becomes heritable thus it transforms into a habit that is very hard to separate from our society.
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What is the Standard of Resembling disbeliever?

What is the Standard of Resembling disbeliever

What is the Standard of Resembling disbeliever?


After delivering one of his lecture, Sheikh Dr Sulaiman bin Salimillah ar Ruhaili was asked a question,

ما هو الضابط في التشبه بالكفار ؟

“What is the standard of an act to be considered as resembling disbeliever?

فأجاب: الضابط للتشبه بالكفار- أن يفعل الإنسان فعلًا لا يفعله إلا الكفار لا بمقتضى الإنسانية- انتبهوا لهذه الضوابط -لا يفعله إلا الكفار- فيُخرج ما يفعله الكفار وغيرهم

He answered:
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Wearing a Watch, right or left hand?

Wearing a Watch, right or left hand

Wearing a Watch

How to wear a watch according to Islamic teaching?

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

Which is the more appropriate according to sunnah, to wear a watch on the right hand, or on the left hand?

Below is the answer provided by Dr. Sa’d al Khatslan – member of the Council of Grand Scholars of Saudi Arabia –

الذي يظهر أن الساعة كالخاتم فقد يلبس للتزين وقد يلبس للانتفاع به في أمور أخرى ، وقد صح عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أنه تختم في اليد اليمنى وفي اليد اليسرى ، وقد اختلف العلماء في التوفيق بينها

From what we inferred is that a watch is like ring, which is sometimes worn as adornment or because of certain benefit. And there is a sound hadith from the Prophet –peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- which says that sometimes the Prophet wore his ring on his right hand, and sometimes on the left. The scholars’ opinion in drawing a conclusion from the difference of this narration is divided.

وأحسن ماقيل في ذلك ماذكره الحافظ ابن حجر حيث قال : (ويظهر لي أن ذلك يختلف باختلاف القصد، فإن كان اللبس للتزين به فاليمين أفضل، وإن كان للتختم به فاليسار أولى لأنه كالمودع فيها، ويحصل تناوله منها باليمين وكذا وضعه فيها ( فتح الباري 10/327)

The best explanation is what provided by al Hafidz Ibn Hajar in “Fath al Bari”, in which he said,
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Ruling of Selling by Credit without Setting The Price

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Ruling of Selling by Credit without Setting The Price

Assalamu’alaikum. Ustadz, in my village, there’s a practice of rice trading in which the farmer sells his rice with due time system, that is, the buyer/collector will pay its price after a year, with the highest price of rice at that time. Thus for example, the crop in January 2014 was immediately sold, but the payment will be received on December 2014 with the price that is determined by the seller, according to the highest price of rice in 2014. The farmers are delighted with this practice since they are not having trouble to stock their rice anymore. And the buyers are happy because they get additional capital to turnover for a year.

What is the ruling of this system, is it allowed or not?

May Allah reward you greatly, wassalam.

From: Abu Hamza

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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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