Archives: Basic Tenets of Faith

He is asking about the worst of people and the worst in disbelief: is it Pharaoh or Abu Lahab?

May 21, 2017 | By hamid raja | No Comments | Filed in: Basic Tenets of Faith, Belief, Belief in Allaah.

I was discussing with my friend about who the worse person was in the sight of allah from bani Adam(AS) I said that firun was the worse person EVER because he claimed to be god and he rejected the 8 or 9 signs of musa and allah left his hody for mankind to reflect and • Read More »

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Commentary on the verse “Who made everything He has created good” [as-Sajdah 32:7]

May 21, 2017 | By hamid raja | No Comments | Filed in: Basic Tenets of Faith, Belief, Belief in Allaah.

I have a question that I have been thinking about for a while. What does Allah mean in verse 32:7? What does “Ahsana” mean? Does it mean that Allah made every creation good or perfect? If every creation of Allah is perfect, then what about human beings who are imperfect? Plus, if the creation is • Read More »

Does it say anywhere in the Quran that Allah is perfect, with no shortcomings?

May 21, 2017 | By hamid raja | No Comments | Filed in: Basic Tenets of Faith, Belief, Belief in Allaah.

Hello, does the Quran state that Allah is perfect? If not, do Muslims believe that Allah I perfect? Praise be to Allah Firstly: The Muslims are unanimously agreed in their belief that Allah, may He be exalted, is possessed of the utmost perfection and that He is above all shortcomings, no matter how small or • Read More »

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 »