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God is Greatest: Translating the Prayer into English

Prepared by Abū Ibrāhīm John Starling Many of the newly converted/reverted Muslims in our communities, and a significant percentage of the more seasoned Muslims, struggle with Arabic. This leads to difficulty in performing prayer let alone understanding what is recited within it. I myself once struggled greatly with this issue and now as a prayer…
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Kind Treatment of Daughters

Kind Treatment of Daughters His Eminence Shaikh Abdul-Azeez ibn Baz (رحمه اللّه) Q:  The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Whoever has three daughters and is patient with them, feeds them, and clothes them, they will be a barrier for him from the fire".  Will they be a barrier from the fire for the father…
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Accepting Food & Gifts from Non-Muslims

Shaikh Muhammad Salih Al-Uthaimeen (d. 1421 AH) (May Allah have mercy on him) Question:  Occasionally, for special events my non-Muslim neighbor sends me food and sweets.  Is it permissible for me to eat them? Answer:  Yes, it is permissible for you to eat food given as a gift from a non-Muslim if you trust them…
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Changing an Un-Islamic Name

By The Great Scholar His Eminence Shaikh Abdul-Azeez ibn Baz (رحمه اللّه) Q:  What is your advice to a person who is given a name and then later finds out that the name is un-Islamic? A:  It is obligatory that the name be changed.  So for example, if the name was Abdul-Husain (Servant of Husain),…
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Takbir Done in Unison?

By the Great Scholar and Imam Shaikh Abdul-Azeez ibn Baz (رحمه اللّه) All praise is for Allah and may His peace and blessings be upon our prophet Muhammad, his family, and companions.  I have recently read over what has been published by Shaikh Ahmad Muhammad Jamal, may Allah grant him success in that which He,…
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Making up Ramadan Fasts in Shawwal or on Ashura

By The Great Scholar Shaikh Muhammad Salih Al-Uthaimeen (رحمه اللّه) Question: Is it permissible for me to fast the 6 days of Shawwal or Ashura with the intention of making up days I missed in Ramadan? Answer: Regarding the 6 days of Shawwal, it’s not correct to make them the days you make up from…
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What Can I Give for Zakatul Fitr?

By the Great Imam Shaikh Abdul Azeez ibn Baz (رحمه اللّه) All praise is for Allah and may peace and blessings be upon the messenger of Allah, his family, companions, and all that follow his guidance.  There have been many questions about zakatul Fitr and whether it is to be paid in the form of…
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Who is Obligated to Fast Ramadan & What's the Reward?

By The Great Scholar His Eminence Shaikh Abdul-Azeez bin Baz (رحمه اللّه)   Q:  Upon whom is fasting an obligation and what is the virtue of fasting in Ramadan and the virtue of fasting voluntary?   A:  Fasting the month of Ramadan is obligatory upon every responsible Muslim male and female and it preferred for…
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Woman Traveling Alone to Visit Relatives

By The Great Scholar Shaikh Abdul-Aziz Abdullah b. Baz (May Allah shower his Mercy upon him) Is it permissible for me to go visit my sister who lives in another city and stay with her for a period of a week or more without a mahram (related male guardian)? What is the ruling? May Allah reward you.…
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Worshiping Allah while Ignorant

By Shaikh Muqbil b. Hadi Al-Wadi'i (May Allah shower upon him with mercy) Q: What is the ruling of the one who worships Allah while ignorant in regards to the acceptance or rejection of their deeds – meaning; worship which is performed while in a state of ignorance? A: It's a must that the Muslim learn…
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