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Definition of riba and ruling on work that helps with riba

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL Riba means an increase in a particular item. The word is derived from a root meaning increase or growth. Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning): “Whatever you pay as interest so that it may increase (li yarbu) […]

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Borrowing from a riba-based bank in order to buy a house

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL Dealing with riba (usury, interest) is a major sin against which Allah has issued a stern warning. He says (interpretation of the meaning):  “O you who believe! Fear Allah and give up what remains (due to you) from Ribaa (from now […]

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The Qur’an and medicine

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL Firstly: Allah sent Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) with a religion that covers all aspects of life, as Abu Dharr (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon […]

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Mistakes that prevent du’aa’ from being accepted

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL The mistakes that may be made in du’aa’ are very many; most of them come under the heading of transgression in du’aa’, such as:  1 – When the du’aa’ includes shirk or association of others with Allah, such as calling upon […]

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Trust (amaanah) in Islam

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL Trust (amaanah) – in Islamic terms – has two meanings, a general meaning and a specific meaning. The general meaning has to do with all commands and prohibitions of Islam. Among the evidence for that is the verse in which Allah, […]

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Ruling on Muslims congratulating one another on the occasion of the Gregorian New Year

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL It is not permissible for the Muslims to exchange greetings on the occasion of the Gregorian New Year, and it is not permissible for them to celebrate it, because both of these matters involve imitation of the kuffaar, and we have […]