What should one do if one’s neighbour serve one with chrismas food on the 25th of December. Should we pour away the food or should we reject it even if rejecting it can cause misunderstanding with them. Praise be to Allaah.It is permissible for a Muslim to accept gifts from the kuffaar or to give • Read More »
Archives: Basic Tenets of Faith
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 »
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 »
I want to ask about the one who denies the attributes of Allah: is he a Muslim or not? Such as the one who says that what is meant by the “hand of Allah” is the power of Allah, and they misinterpret other attributes of Allah. Is it the case that these people who deny • Read More »
A non muslim wants to know the reason why the quran was also revealed in reported speeches. An example is where Allah says in Al Inshiqaq vs 24.And Allah knows best what they gather( of good and bad deeds). That is Allah mentioning his name in terms of 2nd person. Praise be to Allah.The Qur’an • Read More »
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 eternityAugust 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 foreverAugust 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 »
What is the ruling on what some people say, “Ya Rahmat Allaah (O Mercy of Allaah)”? Praise be to Allaah. This is not permitted, this is like calling upon one of the attributes of Allaah). From Fataawa Samaahat al-Shakh Muhammad ibn Ibraaheem (may Allaah have mercy on him) 1/117
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 »
My question has to do with the division of Tawheed into three categories. Is there any evidence for that? Praise be to Allaah. This division is taken from study and analysis. When the scholars analyzed the texts of the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon • Read More »
Discussion With a Christian: The Oneness of God is the Message of Jesus and all the Prophets, Peace be Upon ThemAugust 3, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Tawheed (Divine Unity).
Why do you shun the truth and say that Jesus is only a Messenger instead of regarding him as the son of God? Jesus is the only son of the Lord and that is the truth!! Praise be to Allaah. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to communicate and discuss the truth which we • Read More »
There are some weather sites on the internet which forecast the weather that is expected in the next 5-10 days. Is it permissible for me to visit them? I am asking this question because I am afraid that they may be claiming to have knowledge of the unseen or it may be a kind of • Read More »
How can a person achieve Tawheed or true belief in the Oneness of Allaah?. Praise be to Allaah.Praise be to Allaah and blessings and peace be upon the Messenger of Allaah. You have asked – may Allaah bless you – about an important matter, which is easy for the one for whom Allaah makes it • Read More »
Is it true that if a person firmly believes that “there is no God but ALLAH, and Muhammad(peace and blessings of ALLAH be upon him) is his Messenger that this will be enough to admit that person to Paradise?. Praise be to Allaah.Islam is not just uttering the Shahaadatayn only, rather it is essential to • Read More »
What is the status of ruling by that which Allaah has revealed in Islam? Is the one who rules by something other than that which Allaah has revealed a kaafir?. Praise be to Allaah.Ruling by that which Allaah has revealed is part of Tawheed al-Ruboobiyyah (Oneness of the divine Lordship), because it is implementing the • Read More »
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 »
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 »
My peace and blessing of Allah be upon you I am writting in hope that you will be able to help me dissolve my dilema. I am a practicing muslim woman ( 20 years old). I ‘v moved to XXX 5 years ago. My parents were never praticing muslims, but i’ve been thought about • Read More »
What does it mean to bear witness that there is no god except Allaah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah? What it means to bear witness that there is no god except Allaah is to deny that anyone other than Allaah has the right to be worshipped, and to affirm that this is • 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 foreverAugust 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 »
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 »
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 »
If you had non-muslim friends before you became muslim, can you remain friends with them? or do you befriend only muslims? Praise be to Allaah. We put this question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah preserve him, who answered as follows: He does not have to (cut off ties with his non-Muslim • Read More »