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  • The perils of lying

    Lying is a reprehensible quality against which the Islamic Sharee’ah (Islamic legislation) has issued severe warnings. Man’s sound nature is instinctively repelled by such a quality and all sound-minded and noble people refuse it to indulge in it. Truthfulness is one of the pillars of the survival of the Universe, the origin of all praiseworthy.. More

  • Advice regarding Halloween

    Every year, on the evening of October 31st, millions of children across North America paint their faces, dress up in costumes, and go from door to door in order to collect treats. The adults often decorate their houses with ghostly figures, carve scary faces on pumpkins, and put candles in them to create 'Jack-O-Lanterns.' Unfortunately, among the millions.. More

  • Dealing with Halloween: 13 tips for parents

    Suppose that your kids have come home on Halloween night (October 31) and begged you to go trick-or-treating. They can't wait for all of the bubble gum, lollipops and jawbreakers, not to mention dressing up in a Pokemon or witch costume like the rest of their friends. You watch all of this in dismay. Knowing that Halloween is about Shirk (making partners.. More

  • Bid’ah (Innovation) - I

    The Islamic definition of Bid’ah: Imam Ash-Shafi’i, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said: “A Bid’ah is anything that has no basis in the Quran, Sunnah or sayings of any of the companions, may Allaah be pleased with them.” Ibn Al-Jawzi, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said: “A Bid’ah is any form of worship.. More

  • Sharia Stance on Astrology - II

    Texts on the sharia ruling on astrology: There are some reported sharia texts that discuss astrology and clarify its relevant rulings and issues. Since it is included in the practice of divination and is part of the world of magic and sorcery, astrology is prohibited under the sharia and is ranked as one of the grave major sins. It is narrated on.. More

  • Sharia Stance on Astrology - I

    In the thick of the battle of the Islamic sharia to free minds from the errors of illusions and myths, as well as the falsities of soothsaying and divination, it has nullified all the customs of the pre-Islamic era that pertained to this practice. The sharia has adopted a strict stance regarding this issue through clarification, warning, advising and.. More

  • The gulf between words and deeds

    Speaking true words is a facet of action referred to as the action of the tongue. It is the first tangible deed that someone performs when he announces his entry into Islam: “I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah and that Muhammad is His messenger.” But what I mean here, more specifically, is the importance.. More

  • Celebrating the Mother's Day

    What is known among many people as Mother's Day and which is claimed to be the 21st of March is nothing but an innovation and a non-Islamic ritual which has entered the Muslim's homes because of their inadvertence and ignorance of the Islamic values and rites. In fact this so called "Mother's Day" is an imitation of the non-Muslims, namely.. More

  • Valentine Day birthdays, and other daze

    There is a group of practices that we can consider as the twin sister of Bid'ah (producing something, theoretical or practical, in matters of religion which is not part of it). Like Bid'ah, they flourish on the twin foundations of ignorance and outside influence. Like Bid'ah, they entail rituals. But unlike Bid'ah, the rituals have not been given an.. More

  • Innovation in Religion - II

    The Righteous Predecessors Warned Against Religious Innovation Maalik, may Allah have mercy upon him, said, “A person who introduces a religious innovation in Islam and thinks that it is good, is as if he is claiming that Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, betrayed his message. This is because Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {This.. More

  • Innovation in Religion - I

    Innovation in religion signifies transgressing the texts of the Sharee’ah in issuing rulings, non-observance of the teachings of the Sunnah, following diverse opinions and whims and abandoning the example of the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam. Imaam Ash-Shaatibi, may Allah have mercy upon him, defined innovation in religion as a religious.. More

  • Why Do We Muslims Not Celebrate Valentine's Day?

    This question may be answered in several ways: 1- In Islam, the festivals are clearly defined and well established, and no additions or subtractions may be accepted. They are an essential part of our worship and there is no room for personal opinion. They have been prescribed for us by Allah and His Messenger sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam. Ibn Taymiyyah,.. More

  • Ostentation

    There is an abundance of proof in the Quran and Sunnah regarding the impermissibility of ostentation; and those who show off are often dispraised, as when Allah The Almighty Said (what means): {So woe to those who pray*[But] who are heedless of their prayer -*those who make show [of their deeds]} [Quran 107:4-6]; and, {So whoever would hope for the.. More

  • Innovations during the Month of Rajab

    Allah Almighty bestows favors and grants bounties upon His slaves, during all times, to help expiate their sins, elevate their ranks and make up for their shortcomings. Allah Almighty legislated for us a month during which we observe fasting, another which we perform pilgrimage in, and one or two extra days to fast during the remaining months. He also.. More

  • Tactics of the accursed devil in misleading people - III

    Examples of the plots and cunning of the devil 8. Private conversation is from the devil. The private conversation that is from the devil is the one that involves conspiring against the truth or conspiring to harm a Muslim individual or to cast doubts in his heart. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Private conversation is only from Satan that.. More