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Why Fast? Motivation From Revelation

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali Fasting the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. As such, it is a tremendous act of worship, and engaging in it only makes the good qualities of a believer even better. Allah Most High tells us in the...

Is wearing the colour gold haram

Is wearing the colour gold, and yellow, and fake gold haram ————— Sahih Muslim Book 024, Hadith Number 5176. – ‘Ali b. Abu Talib reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) forbade wearing of silk and yellow clothes, and the gold ring, and the reciting of...

Is it permissible to use a 14 Carat rolled gold pen?

Question: Is it permissible to use a 14 Carat rolled gold pen? This pen is sold by Cross.  It is from the Classic Century collection. Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Sayyidunā...

The importance of consulting/mashwarah

Is this narration authentic? عن ابن عباس، قال: لما نزلت هذه الآية {وشاورهم في الأمر} [آل عمران: 159] قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: أما إن الله ورسوله غنيان عنهما، ولكن جعلها الله رحمة لأمتي، فمن شاور منهم لم يعدم رشدا، ومن ترك المشورة منهم لم يعدم عناء

Salutations (durud) will rescue a person on the sirat (bridge)

Sayyiduna ‘Abdur Rahman bin Samurah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports, “On one occasion, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) came to us and said, ‘Last night, I saw something extraordinary in a dream. I saw a man from my ummah who was crossing the sirat [the bridge over Jahannam]. At times, he was crawling, at other times, he was dragging himself on …

A woman from a previous ummah who was miraculously given food

Is this incident authentic? Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports an incident from Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) that from the people of the past there was a husband and wife who were extremely poor. On one occasion the husband arrived from a journey and entered his home suffering from pangs of hunger. He asked his wife ‘Do you …

Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) giving da’wah during Hajj

Does the following narration prove: 1. It is Sunnah to visiting people at their homes for the sake of Da’wah. 2. It is Sunnah to visit people at the time of Hajj for the sake of Da’wah. وعند أحمد بإسناد حسن وصححه الحاكم وابن حبان عن جابر مثله وأوله مكث رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – عشر …