Friday, January 20, 2017
Q: Is it permissible for a boy to sleep with his mother and his sister if he has reached the age of puberty?
A: It is not permissible for boys who have reached the age of puberty or ten years of age to sleep with their mothers or their sisters in the same bed, out of protection of honors, to keep away from Fitnah (temptation) and block the means leading to sin. The Prophet (صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم) asked us to separate the beds of boys and girls when they reach the age of ten in his saying:
Command your children to offer Salah (Prayer) when they become seven years old; beat them for (neglecting) it when they become ten years old; and arrange their beds (to sleep) separately.
 Abu Dawud, Sunan, Book on Salah, no. 495; and Ahmad, Musnad, vol. 2, p. 187.
Question: What is your reply to philosophers who give preference to reason over religious texts?
Answer: The function of reason with regard to the Noble Qur’aan and the Prophetic Sunnah is to understand and accept them. Reason has no role in religion except for this.
There are a lot of religious texts that make it obligatory for Muslims to follow the Noble Qur'aan and the Prophetic Sunnah. Also, such texts warn Muslims against offering any opinions or suggestions that may oppose what is mentioned in the Qur'aan and the Prophetic Sunnah.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Ruling on the Muslims celebrating at the time of Christmas and decorating their homes with balloons etc (giving or receiving Christmas cards, saying "Merry Christmas", allowing your children to take part in Activities at school, wearing Christmas jumpers, eating Christmas dinners or any of these things relating to this celebration).
What do you say to Muslims in the United Kingdom who celebrate Christmas time by holding dinner parties in their houses on Christmas or afterwards, for their Muslim families, such as preparing roast turkey and the other dishes of the traditional Christmas dinner, and they adorn their houses with balloons and paper chains, and they do the “secret Santa” tradition, whereby each relative brings a gift for one of the people present and these gifts are brought to the party to be given to the one for whom he bought it, without the recipient knowing who he is. [“Secret Santa” is a new, growing custom among non-Muslims who celebrate Christmas, and it is in accordance with their belief in the myth of Santa Claus].
Is this action regarded as halaal or haraam, if no one is attending this party except Muslims (relatives and family members)?.
Praise be to Allaah.
There is no doubt that what is mentioned of celebrations is *haraam*, because it is an imitation of the kuffaar. It is well known that the Muslims do not have any festival apart from Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, and the weekly “Eid” which is Friday (Yawm al-Jumu‘ah). Celebrating any other festival is not allowed and is either of two things:
✖either it is an innovation (bid‘ah), if it is celebrated as a means of drawing close to Allaah, such as celebrating the Prophet’s Birthday (Mawlid);
✖or it is an imitation of the kuffaar, if it is celebrated as a tradition and not as an act of worship, because introducing innovated festivals is the action of the people of the Book who we are commanded to differ from.
So how about if it is a celebration of one of their actual festivals?
Decorating the house with balloons at this time is obviously joining in with the kuffaar and celebrating their festival.
Monday, April 6, 2015
Sheikh Abdul-Aziz âla Shaikh حفظه الله
Question: What is the ruling on praying with socks which emit a foul smell?
Answer: By Allaah, if there is a foul smell, then what is more deserving is to remove them. This is because the congregants will be harmed by this harmful smell and even you will be harmed. If there is a foul smell, then removing them is better and you should wash your hands.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Portraying the Sahaabah or one of them is forbidden, because it is disrespectful towards them, lowers the esteem in which they are held and exposes them to criticism, even if it is thought that this serves a purpose, because the negative consequences to which it leads outweigh any benefits, and anything of which the negative consequences outweigh the positive is definitely forbidden. A statement was issued by the Council of Senior Scholars stating that this is forbidden.
To further emphasize this point, we shall quote the statement of the Council of Senior Scholars on which all its members were unanimously agreed, the text of which follows:
1. Allaah, may He be glorified and exalted, praised the Sahaabah and affirmed their high status. Presenting the life story of any one of them in the form of a play or movie is contrary to Allaah’s praise of them and detracts from the high status and honour that Allaah, may He be exalted, granted them.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
1. The ruling on using perfume during the days of Ramadhan.
2. Fast what is upon you from missed fasts first.
3. The obligation of fasting even when work circumstances are not conducive to fasting..
4. Fasting after the journey has finished
5. She Fasted During Her Days of Menstruation
6. Slept on the First Night of Ramadan Before Ramadan was Confirmed.
Answers to the Questions...
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Sheikh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaimeen
Islaamic Verdicts on The Pillars of Islaam, vol.2, page.632
Question: What are the permissible excuses for breaking the fast?
Answer: The permissible excuses for breaking the fast are: illness & travel, as mentioned in the Qur’aan. Among other excuses is that a women is pregnant and she fears for herself or her child. Another excuse is that a woman is breast-feeding and she fears for herself or her breast-fed child if she fasts. Another excuse is that a person needs to break his fast in order to save the life of someone. For example, he finds a drowning person in the sea, or someone who is surrounded on all sides by fire, and he needs to break his fast in order to save him – in that case, he may break his fast and save him. Another such case would be if a person needed to break his fast in order to strengthen himself for jihad in Allaah’s Cause, that would also be a permissible cause for him to break his fast, because the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said to his Companions, may Allaah be pleased with them:
Selected excerpts from Al-Ibaanah Book publication "Lessons on Fasting, Taraaweeh & Zakaat + 48 Questions & Answers on Fasting"
Question 1: For many people in Ramadhan, their main focus is only that of basking in food & sleep. So Ramadhan becomes a month of laziness & inactivity. Likewise, some people play all night & then sleep during day. What is your advice to these kinds of people?
Question 2: What is the ruling on fasting in Ramadhan when one does not pray?
Question 3: Should children below the age of fifteen be ordered to fast as in the case with prayer?
Question 4: What is your opinion concerning people who sleep throughout the day in Ramadaan? Some of them pray in congregation while others do not. Is their fast valid?
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