Category Archives: Islamic Rulings

Ruling on celebrating Valentine’s Day

12742670_10153955470223685_6506499740084106608_nWhat is the ruling on Valentine’s Day?
Praise be to Allaah.

• Firstly:
Valentine’s Day is a jaahili Roman festival, which continued to be celebrated until after the Romans became Christian. This festival became connected with the saint known as Valentine who was sentenced to death on 14 February 270 CE. The kuffaar still celebrate this festival, during which immorality and evil are practised widely.
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DO Muslims Believe in the Bible?

bible islamQuestion: Dear scholars, I’d like to ask you about the Bible. What do the Islamic scholars think about the parables by Jesus. And I have one more question; do the Islamic scholars believe in the miracles of Jesus written in the Bible? Could you tell me about those points? Thank you in advance.

Answer:
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

Continue reading DO Muslims Believe in the Bible?

Is it permissible for me to say to non-Muslims “And the same to you” when they wish me a Happy New Year or say Best Wishes ?

happy new yearTHIS IS NOT A NEW YEAR GREETING FOR YOU… PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY

QUESTION:
Is it permissible for me to say to non-Muslims “And the same to you” when they wish me a Happy New Year or say Best Wishes ?

ANSWER:
Praise be to Allah. It is not permissible to greet or congratulate the kuffaar on the occasion of Christmas, New Year or any of their other holidays, and it is not permissible to respond to them when they greet us on those occasions, because they are not festivals that are prescribed in our religion, and returning their greeting is an affirmation and approval of them.

Why Allah gives you Problems

12308236_10153788064358685_4486632161249296035_nThe problems you face will either defeat you or develop you – depending on how you respond to them.

Unfortunately, most people fail to see how Allah wants to use problems for good in their lives. They react foolishly and resent their problems rather than pausing to consider what benefit they might bring.

Here are five ways Allah wants to use the problems in your life: Continue reading Why Allah gives you Problems

Fatawa: How to Introduce Islam to Non-Muslims

• Question:

 

As-Salaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatu. I was asked to talk to non-Muslims about the Holy Qur`an by introducing it to them, without engaging myself in debates or arguments (i.e. preaching), as a form of Da`wah given by educated Muslims in a non-Islamic environment. Please supply me with some advice that can help me to do so in the best way, Insha`Allah, with specific points on talking about the Holy Qur`an. Time is limited to 40 minutes followed by Q&A and it is an open invitation, i.e., not limited to a specific group.

I am supposed to practice the talk within our Muslim group first and for a few times before presenting it to non-Muslims. Also, the Imam (who is well qualified in religion) of our mosque will be present to correct any mistakes and to answer specialized questions during the presentation. Your help is very much appreciated. Jazakum Allah khairan. As-Salaamu `Alaykum.

• Answer: Continue reading Fatawa: How to Introduce Islam to Non-Muslims

Should she cover her face and hair in front of her father?

12208490_10153751746778685_7092062884654335308_nQ: I am a woman who covers my whole body including hands and face. I recently came across some books about purdah that say that a woman should cover herself in front of even her brother and father, except they can see her face and hands only. Is this true that I can not show my hair in front of my father, or is this statement just reflecting the culture of the countries that the writers are coming from? Jazakallah khairun.

Praise be to Allaah.

The differences concerning women’s hijaab mentioned here stem from ijtihad. The most correct view is that it is obligatory for a woman to cover all of her body, including the face, hands, hair and all the rest of her body in front of non-mahram men, because of the general meaning of the aayah (interpretation of the meaning): Continue reading Should she cover her face and hair in front of her father?