Archives: Basic Tenets of Faith

Ruling on Muslims congratulating one another on the occasion of the Gregorian New Year

August 3, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Alliance and Amity, Disavowal and Enmity.

Is it permissible for muslims to congratulate each other and give duaa on the new year based on the Gregorian calendar without the intention of celebrating it ? Praise be to Allah. It is not permissible for the Muslims to exchange greetings on the occasion of the Gregorian New Year, and it is not permissible • Read More »

Ruling on celebrating Valentine’s Day

August 3, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Alliance and Amity, Disavowal and Enmity.

What is the ruling on Valentine’s Day?. Praise be to Allaah.Firstly: Valentine’s Day is a jaahili Roman festival, which continued to be celebrated until after the Romans became Christian. This festival became connected with the saint known as Valentine who was sentenced to death on 14 February 270 CE. The kuffaar still celebrate this festival, • Read More »

How can she congratulate a non-Muslim girl who was in an illicit relationship with a boy and is going to marry him?

August 3, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Alliance and Amity, Disavowal and Enmity.

If possible, I would appreciate if this question could be answered urgently Two non-Muslim family members recently got engaged and are planning to get married. Both of them were in haram relationships (dating, etc) with the person they are engaged to marry. I have to speak with both of them soon, could you please tell • Read More »

The divine attributes are to be affirmed in a literal sense, not metaphorical

August 3, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Names and Attributes of Allaah.

I am a teacher of Arabic language, and based on my literary perceptivity and my study of metaphor, I think that some of the verses which speak of the divine attributes are more metaphorical than literal. For example, when Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning), “The Hand of Allah is over • Read More »

There is no contradiction between the fact that Allah is more merciful to His slaves than a mother to her child and the fact that the disbeliever will abide in Hell for eternity

August 3, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Names and Attributes of Allaah.

How are we to understand the words of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), “Allah is more merciful than this woman to her child”? For the Muslim woman is merciful towards her son, even if he is a disbeliever, so will Allah show mercy to His disbelieving slave? Does the fact • Read More »

How can we reconcile between the name of Allah al-Aakhir (the Last) and the fact that the people of Paradise will be in Paradise forever and the people of Hell will be in Hell forever

August 3, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Names and Attributes of Allaah.

If we will live forever in Paradise, and there will be no death there, does that not contradict the fact that nothing is eternal except Allah? Praise be to Allah. Firstly: There is no doubt that when the people of Paradise enter Paradise, they will abide therein and enjoy its pleasures for ever and ever. • Read More »

Tribal laws and the call to revive them

August 3, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Tawheed (Divine Unity).

Some of them have published articles calling for the revival of tribal law, saying that this is a heritage which should not be lost and that they should be compiled and studied, that academic studies should be conducted on them comparing them to one another and to other laws. What is the ruling on that? • Read More »

The difference between du’aa’ for asking and du’aa’ for woership

August 3, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Tawheed (Divine Unity).

What is the difference between du’aa’ for asking and du’aa’ for worship?. Praise be to Allaah.We use the word du’aa’ (invocation) to refer to two things: 1- Du’aa’ for asking, which means seeking that which will benefit, or asking to ward off that which will cause harm, by asking Allaah for that which will benefit • Read More »

Dividing Tawheed into categories

August 3, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Tawheed (Divine Unity).

I hear from some knowledgable brothers concerning Tawheed and its categories that Shaykh ul Islaam Taqi`ud deen Ibn Taymiyyaah (Rahimahullaah) held 2 catergories of Tawheed (ie; Tawheed Ar-Ruboobiyyaah and Tawheed Al Asmaa Was Sifaat) How true are these statements? Did Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Ibraheem (rahimahullaah) hold 4 catergories? and finally does Shaykh Saleeh Al Fawzaan • Read More »

Reconciling between the hadeeth which says that whoever says Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah will enter Paradise and the idea that the mushrikeen will abide in Hell forever

August 3, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Tawheed (Divine Unity).

How can we reconcile between the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), “There is no slave who says Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah then dies believing in that but he will enter Paradise,” and the idea that the mushrikeen and hypocrites will abide in Hell forever even though they said Laa • Read More »

Buying products from kaafir countries

June 22, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Alliance and Amity, Disavowal and Enmity, Business and Financial Transactions.

ma hoqum buying and selling american products Hi-Tech ones like IBM, DELL, Microsoft   Praise be to Allaah. There is no reason why one should not buy American products, like any other products which come to the Muslim countries from the kaafir countries, or deal with the kuffaar for trading purposes, so long as this • Read More »

When they need to write the Gregorian date

June 22, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Alliance and Amity, Disavowal and Enmity.

Some of the offices of al-Muntada al-Islami are in countries which use the Gregorian calendar. We use the Hijri calendar, but this causes us problems when we deal with government departments which do not use the Hijri calendar, or when drawing up budgets, paying salaries and preparing financial reports for the appropriate departments in those • Read More »