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.
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We Always Ask ???

12341102_10153794304458685_1189741071418087404_n01) WE ALWAYS ASK: Why was I TESTED?

AL-QURAN ANSWERS: “Do men think that they will be left alone saying,’We believe’, and that they will not be tested? We did test those before them, and Allah will certainly know those who are true from those who are false.” [29:2-3]

02) WE ALWAYS ASK: Why I never get what I wanted?

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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

Hijab is a Woman’s Real Beauty

හිජාබ් It often occurs to me that many of our sisters in Islam are not properly encouraged once they begin to observe the requirements of Hijab. It may be that a sister has been obliged to wear the Hijab without truly pondering over its superiority.

Perhaps she has reached the age of puberty and her parents have instructed her to wear it. Perhaps she has recently accepted Islam and her close companions have told her of its obligation. Alternatively, perhaps her husband has commanded her to wear Hijab…

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Fiqh of Marriage – Announcements

marriagePublic Announcement, Wedding Feast (Walimah), Etiquettes of Coming Together

Public Announcement of the Wedding

 The majority of the scholars say that the public announcement of the wedding is mustahabb (preferred, but less than obligatory), but authentic hadith prove that it is obligatory. It is never permissible to follow the opinions of scholars and imams once an authentic and clear hadith is found to the contrary. All of the four imams and other scholars forbid us to do this with their opinions. Az-Zuhri says that the announcement is obligatory and states that if two people get married secretly with two witnesses and ask them to keep it secret, they should be separated immediately and the woman must wait an ‘iddah and receive her dowry. As we saw earlier, Imam Malik’s opinion on this situation was that they be separated and never again allowed to marry. A likely reason for the opinion of many scholars being that announcement was less than obligatory is: Continue reading Fiqh of Marriage – Announcements

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