Archives: (Unity of) Divinity

The meaning of enslavement in Islam

June 22, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: (Unity of) Divinity.

Can you please clarify the subject of Slaves in Islam. In The Koran, there are many mentions of this term in particular the instance where man is the slave to his Master Allah, which I fully understand and agree. But in many instances the Koran cites where one man/woman is the slave of another man/woman. • Read More »

Meaning of the word Taaghoot

June 22, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: (Unity of) Divinity.

My question is, does the term Taaghoot include objects that do not call the people to worship them, like the sun, trees, idols, stones? Also, are righteous Muslims, like Imaam Shafi’, are they called Taaghoot if the people worship them or their graves?   Praise be to Allaah. Not everything that is worshipped instead of • Read More »

Ruling on calling upon the angels before sleeping

June 22, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: (Unity of) Divinity.

Among some of the common people there is the widespread practice of saying, before going to sleep, “O guardian angels, wake me up at such-and-such a time.”   Praise be to Allaah. This is not permissible, and in fact it is a form of major shirk (al-shirk al-akbar), because it involves calling upon someone other • Read More »

The first duty enjoined upon mankind

June 22, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: (Unity of) Divinity.

What was the first duty enjoined upon mankind?   Praise be to Allaah. The first duty enjoined upon mankind is the first thing to which people should be called. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) explained that to Mu’aadh ibn Jabal (may Allaah be pleased with him) when he sent him • Read More »

THE LORD OF THE WORLDS

June 22, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: (Unity of) Divinity.

Who is the lord of the worlds ?   Praise be to Allaah. Allaah alone is the Lord, the Creator, the Provider… the Sovereign, the Controller… the All-Knowing, All-Wise… the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of all that exists… The All-Hearing, All-Seeing… The Subtle and Courteous, the All-Aware…  the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful… the Ever-Forbearing, Oft-Forgiving… • Read More »

Obligation to destroy idols

June 22, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: (Unity of) Divinity.

Is it obligatory to destroy statues in Islam, even if they are part of the legacy of human civilization? Why is it that when the Sahaabah conquered other lands and saw statues there they did not destroy them?.   Praise be to Allaah.The evidence of sharee’ah indicates that it is obligatory to destroy idols, for • Read More »

Ruling on asking of Allaah by virtue of the status of the righteous before Him

June 22, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: (Unity of) Divinity, Shirk and its different forms, Supplication.

Will Allaah honour the living slave by virtue of the righteous dead if we ask of Allaah “by virtue of the righteousness of Shaykh So and so and his position before You and his worship of You, to relieve me of my distress, O Allaah” – when we know that all benefits come from Allaah?. • Read More »

‘Umar did not seek the help of Allaah by virtue of the status of al-‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him)

June 22, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: (Unity of) Divinity, Shirk and its different forms.

Hadeeth: Anas ibn Maalik (may Allaah be pleased with him) narrated that when they suffered drought, ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) would seek rain by virtue of al-‘Abbaas ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib, and he would say: “O Allaah, we used to ask You for rain by virtue of our Prophet and You gave us • Read More »

The hadeeth about the blind man and his seeking for his need to be met by virtue of the Messenger (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him)

June 22, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: (Unity of) Divinity, Shirk and its different forms.

There is a hadeeth which says that a blind man came to the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) and said: O Messenger of Allah, pray to Allah to give me sight. He said: “Go and do wudoo’, then pray two rak‘ahs, then say: ‘O Allah, I ask of You • Read More »