Question: I have heard the hadeeth “The Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) said ‘Whoever is the first to give another person the news of this month (Rajab), the fire of Hell is haraam for him/her’”. I have also heard this same hadeeth although pertaining to Muharram and Rabi‘ul Awwal. Is it saheeh or hasan or da‘eef. Or is it outright mawdoo’ (fabrication)? PLEASE CLARIFY IT! Answer: Respected Brother/Sister in … [Read more...]
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Question: Some people claim that they have supernatural abilities to cure people without medical intervention – imposing of hands, reading any prayers. I know the woman who claims that she be able to heal people imposing of hands. What does our religion (Islam) say about it? Answer: Allah has made this world such that whilst He alone is the controller of everything and everything revolves around His will, we are required to adopt the … [Read more...]
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I came across this... "In an absolutely lovely display of interfaith celebration, Muslim housing groups in East London held a Christmas party for hundreds of their non-Muslim neighbours. According to the East London Advisor, the local authority’s housing wing, Tower Hamlets Homes, asked families on housing estates in the east end to help organise parties to improve interfaith understanding." http://woodturtle.wordpress.com Question: Can … [Read more...]
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Question: What do you say to Muslims in the United Kingdom who celebrate at 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 … [Read more...]
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Question: Which is a greater sin: Atheism or Polytheism? Answer: Praise be to Allaah. Atheism, in modern terminology, means denying the Creator altogether, denying that He exists and not acknowledging Him, may He be glorified and exalted. The universe and everything in it, according to their claims, came about purely by chance. This is a strange view which is contrary to sound human nature, reason and logic, and is contrary to simple … [Read more...]
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Question: There is no doubt that watching a video clip or soap opera or music show is haraam, but will you incur the same level of sin as the people in the clip or show, or are you just sinning? For example, if you watch a film in which Islam is reviled, will you be regarded as a kaafir just for watching it, or are you sinning? Answer: Praise be to Allah. The Islamic texts forbid all sins and close the doors that lead to them; they forbid … [Read more...]