Islam

Introduction To Islamic Finance: Capitalist vs Islamic Economy

We shall be publishing a series of articles from the revered book “Introduction to Islamic Finance” by Taqi Muhammad Usmani to give readers awareness into the general concepts of Islamic finance. Please direct your specific questions to scholars. Previous: Introduction To Islamic Finance: Setting The Stage BEFORE the details of Islamic modes of financing are discussed, …

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Joking: Like Salt In Food

Question: We are a group of youth who pray, fast, and do what we can of acts of worship, all praise is due to Allah. However, when we are relaxing afterwards there is a lot of joking between us. So what is the ruling in that?

Truthful Jokes Are Permissible

Question:As long as we are not mocking the religion, are we permitted in Islam to make jokes?

Battle of Dhat Al-Salaasil: When Muslims ruled Arabia

  This battle took place after the Battle of Mu’tah in Jumada al-Thani, 8AH, in which the Muslims gained victory against the Romans. These days were among the last days of the Prophet ﷺ, a period where the Muslims gained victory over all of Arabia, opening doors to the domination of truth. As-Sallabi writes:

Do Muslims Really Stone the Devil in Hajj?

THE simple answer is: Muslims DON’T stone the devil in Hajj every year. We stone the Jamarat, not any devil, Shaitan or Shayateen (pl. of Shaitan). The pillars of Jamarat are not devils. This is a misconception even among a few uneducated Muslims. Scholars continue to clarify this point every year during Hajj.

What is the purpose of Hajj and why is it important to Muslims

HAJJ, one of the five pillars of Islam, is obligatory on every adult Muslim once in his lifetime if he is financially and physically capable to undertake the journey. Allah (God in Arabic language) said in the Qur’an (God’s final revelation to mankind through Prophet Muhammad ﷺ): And pilgrimage to the house is duty upon …

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History of Hajj and what the pilgrimage means

HAJJ literally means ‘to set out for a place‘. Islamically however it refers to the annual pilgrimage that Muslims make to Makkah with the intention of performing certain religious rites in accordance with the method prescribed by the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

Talbiyah: What does Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik mean?

Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allah رضي الله عنه‎‎ said, describing the Hajj of the Prophet ﷺ: “Then he started to say the words of Tawheed, ‘“Labbayka Allahumma labbayk, labbayka laa shareeka laka labbayk. Inna al-hamd wa’l-ni’mata laka wa’l-mulk, laa shareeka lak (Here I am, O Allah, here I am. Here I am, You have no partner, here …

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