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The reality of the punishment of the grave

By Mawlana Saanwal ibn Muhammad / 26 Oct 2013

It is the belief (aqidah) of the Ahl al-Sunnah wa ‘l-Jama’ah that the punishment in the grave is a reality which is proven from the Qur’an and ahadith. Hereunder are some references.

Verses from the Qurān:

النَّارُيُعْرَضُونَعَلَيْهَاغُدُوًّاوَعَشِيًّا. وَيَوْمَتَقُومُالسَّاعَةُأَدْخِلُواآلَفِرْعَوْنَأَشَدَّالْعَذَابِ


Supplication through the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) (al-tawassul)

Source : / 21 Sep 2013

One of the concepts within Islam that has been misunderstood in the modern age is the concept of tawassul. We need to return to the original linguistic and legal meanings of this term before we can discuss the ruling of making tawassul through the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).

The linguistic and legal meaning of a go-between (wasilah): Linguistically, al-wasilah is a rank with the king and nearness. Someone acts as a go-between with God for someone if they do something that draws them closer to Him. The wasil is the one who desires God. The poet Labid said:


Can women take positions of leadership and authority in Islam?

By Abu Amina Elias / 18 Sep 2013


Can women hold public positions of authority in Islam?


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

It is permissible for a woman to be an authority and leader in a position for which she is qualified, although some positions are specific only to men such as the position of prayer leader and supreme commander of the armed forces.


Did Prophet Muhammad use profanity and vulgar language?

By Abu Amina Elias / 16 Sep 2013


Did Prophet Muhammad use curses and profanity? Some non-Muslims say he did and some Muslim preachers use vulgar insults against people.


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

The Messenger of Allah did not swear, cuss, use profane language, curse others, or spread obscenity. Rather, he warned us about such language and he counseled us to uphold the integrity and dignity of the believer by avoiding such behavior.


Saying YA RASOOLALLAH Allowed or Not?- Shaykh Muhammad Al Yaqoubi

Al-Yaqoubi was born in Damascus, Syria. He comes from a family of Islamic scholars who have taught the Islamic sciences for centuries. His father, Ibrahim al-Yaqoubi (d. 1985) was a scholar. His paternal grandfather Ismail al-Yaqoubi (d. 1960) was a scholar and Sufi master. His father’s maternal uncle was Arabi al-Yaqoubi (d. 1965), and his paternal uncle was the Gnostic Sharif al-Yaqoubi (d. 1943). Amongst al-Yaqoubi’s predecessors three have held the post of Maliki Imam at the Grand Umayyad Mosque of Damascus.


Is it permissible for a Muslim to curse people?

By Abu Amina Elias / 10 Sep 2013


Are Muslims allowed to curse people?


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful A “curse” in the Islamic context means to be deprived of the mercy of Allah.

It is not permissible for a Muslim to curse a specific person, animal, or object.


Tabarruk (Relics)

Source : / 31 Aug 2013

Tabarruk means blessed. In special terms, it means to obtain blessing from the pious. This is permissible, but there are some people who say to obtain blessing from the pious or their posessions is impermissible and the one who says it is permissible is leading the people into the way of shirk. We, the Ahl as-Sunna, say that tabarruk is proved from the Qur'an and Sunna and thus is permissible; to call it kufr and shirk is not acceptable.


Is Taking Off One’s Ring for the Restroom an Innovation?

Source :  / 28 Aug 2013


As salamu ‘alaykum respected brothers,

I heard that it was a bid’ah to take one’s ring off while using the restroom when that ring has the name of Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala on it. What is the hukm regarding this matter?

Jazak’Allaahu khairan.


Eating Food Served by a non-Muslim

By Shaykh / 16 Aug 2013


As Salaamu Alaikum,

In my hometown, there is a Sikh owned restaurant that buys its meat from the local Zabiha shop.  Is it permissible to eat there? Can one eat at such a restaurant where there are non-Muslims working or who own it?


Six days of Shawwal

Source : / 6 Aug 2013


What is the extent of the legality for fasting six days of Shawwal (the six 'white' days) and what is their reward?
Is it permissible to combine the intention of fasting them with the intention of making up the missed fast days of Ramadan?

Is it a condition to fast them consecutively?


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