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Kosher, Gelatin, Mono-diglycerides, Soaps, Lotions…

Answered by Shaykh Ilyas Patel 1. Is it permissible to eat foods with ingredients that come from animals that are not butchered in a halal manner (i.e. Kosher gelatin, mono and diglycerides, whey, etc.)? 2. Is it permissible to use products like soap, face wash,...

Wiping Away of Sins  

Answered by Shaykh Ilyas Patel I have heard a hadith that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah (swt) be upon him) said that if you commit a sin follow it up with a good deed for good deeds wipe out sins. (I am sorry I do not have the exact wording). Would you...

What the Seeker Needs  

Answered by Shaykh Ibn al-Arabi What the Seeker Needs Answer: Assalamu alaikum,Moderator's Note: I know that this is not a "Hanafi fiqh" posting, but Imam Abu Hanifa defined fiqh as, "The knowledge of that which is for your soul and against it."These words of Shaykh...

Working with Medical Insurance

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari I have two Questions:(1) Would it be permissible to work as a Medical Billing/Insurance Specialist? I am interested in getting into a program to become this. I would be working at a doctor's office and handling the...

The Ruling on Masturbation: Prohibitively Disliked

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani What is the ruling on Masturbation? Answer: Walaikum assalam, Masturbation is sinful, being prohibitively disliked, and having many personal and societal ill-effects that are known and recognised in sane traditional societies and by...

Accountants: Work & Interest Transactions

Answered by Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani As accountants we are faced with a moral dilemma with regard to certain aspects of our work. Thus we write to you seeking guidance in this matter. Please advise us with regard to the following: According to the well known Hadith,...

Inner Dimensions of Fasting

Answered by Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad Al-Ghazali Inner dimensions of fasting Answer: From Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, trans. from the Ihya' by Mukhtar HollandINNER DIMENSIONS OF FASTING Three Grades It should be known that there are...

Selling insurance policies to non-Muslims?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari I work in a call center part of my job is to sell insurance policies to non-Muslims what would the shar'ee order for this be? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, All prevalent types of...

The Basis of Inner Peace or Peace of Heart

Answered by Shaykh Syed Mubarak Ali al-Jilani al-Qadiri The basis of inner peace or peace of heart Answer: The Basis of Inner Peace or Peace of HeartTaken from Qur'anic PsychiatryBy Shaykh Syed Mubarak Ali al-Jilani al-Qadiri"Know that in the thikr of Allah (also...