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IS IT PERMISSIBLE TO GIVE ZAKAAH TO HELP A POOR GIRL COVER THE EXPENSES OF HER WEDDING?

All praise be to Allah. The society in which we live is very demanding and innovate things that are far from what sharia law is. It is very unfortunate that these things have become the part of our ummah. Many girls are not able to get married because they simply and cannot afford the expenses to cover the whole arrangement. Many of our brothers and sisters want to help such poor girls in meeting their expenses of marriage and help them get married. Now the question is, is it permissible? Firstly: As a believer we must know and understand that a woman is not obliges to provide or furnish a home. It is a duty of husband to meet these expenses and comes under the heading of maintenance that is his duty towards his wife. In the same way, Mahr is the amount that a husband has to pay to his wife and on that husband has no right. She can use it or part of it to prepare herself. Regarding wife’s trousseau, the majority of fuqaha are of the view that it is not obligatory for a woman

WAS THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD (PBUH) NOOR (LIGHT) OR BASHAR (A HUMAN BEING)?

Praise be to Allah Our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is the leader of all the sons of Adam, and he is a human being, one of the sons of Adam. He was born from two parents, he ate food and married women, he got hungry and fell sick, and he felt joy and sorrow. One of the clearest signs of his humanity is that Allaah caused him to die as He causes all souls to die, but what distinguishes the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) from others is Prophethood and Revelation. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Say (O Muhammad): I am only a man like you. It has been revealed to me that your Ilaah (God) is One Ilaah (God ___ i.e. Allaah)” [al-Kahf 18:110] The state of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in his humanity is the same as that of all the Prophets and Messengers. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And We did not create them (the Messengers, with) bodies that ate not food

STORY OF OUR BROTHER ALI BANAT (VERY INSPIRING)

Ali Banat was an Australian Muslim whose diagnosis of cancer motivated him to dedicate his life to charity work. By the age of 33, Ali had it all: two successful self-developed businesses and a luxurious life to accompany it. Nothing was slowing him down and he had a bright future ahead of him. Then, in July 2015 brother Ali received news that would never have crossed his mind; he was diagnosed with stage 4 Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. From this moment. he knew his life would never be the same. Then the bad news kept coming; it had spread throughout his body to his lungs and bones. At first, this came as a shock to Ali, as it would to anyone in his situation, but he quickly took the news in the most positive way and took it as a “gift” from God, a means to turn his life around in the eyes of his Creator. He came to the realization of what is most important in his life at this point. He denounced his previous life of material wealth and dedicated it to helping others.

MUSLIMS MOURN ALI BANAT - THE MAN ‘GIFTED WITH CANCER’

It’s a sad day for all those who knew Ali Banat, the young man gifted with cancer. Ali Banat was an inspiring Australian Muslim philanthropist whose diagnosis of cancer motivated him to dedicate his life to charity work. “At this point in my life, Alhamdulillah I have been gifted by Allah with cancer throughout my body and I have changed my whole life to helping people,” he said. An Inspiration to Muslim Youth A man of a kind heart was known for his charity work over the past three years. One of his biggest achievements is MATW project, (Muslims Around The World) launched in October 2015 to assist those less fortunate in the poverty-stricken areas of Togo, Africa. He was an inspiration to Muslim youth, dedicating his big fortune to charity work. His organization built mosques and schools for the less fortunate in Africa. May Allah accept it from him! Indeed, to Allah we belong and to Him we shall return. May Allah have mercy on our brother Ali Banat and make it easy

I HEARD THAT ALLAH LOVES US MORE THAN 70 MOTHERS. IS THAT TRUE?

Praise be to Allah. Allah is the Most Merciful, Most Compassionate, and He is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy. His Mercy encompasses all things. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “… and My Mercy embraces all things.” [7:156] In Saheeh Muslim it is narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Allah has one hundred parts of mercy, of which He sent down one between the jinn, mankind, the animals and the insects, by means of which they are compassionate and merciful to one another, and by means of which wild animals are kind to their offspring. And Allah has kept back ninety-nine parts of mercy with which to be merciful to His slaves of the Day of Resurrection.” (Muslim, al-Tawbah, 6908) It was narrated that ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “Some prisoners were brought to the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), and there was a

WILL THE QURAN TESTIFY ON THE DAY OF RESURRECTION AGAINST THOSE WHO WENT AGAINST IT

Praise be to Allah. Firstly: It is proven in the saheeh Sunnah that the Qur’an will intercede for its companions on the Day of Resurrection. Muslim (804) narrated that Abu Umaamah al-Baahili said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) say: “Read the Quran, for it will come on the Day of Resurrection interceding for its companions.” Imam Ahmad (6589) narrated from ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Fasting and the Qur’an will intercede for a person on the Day of Resurrection. Fasting will say: O Lord, I kept him from his food and desires during the day; let me intercede for him. And the Qur’an will say: I kept him from sleeping during the night; let me intercede for him. And they will be allowed to intercede.” Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami‘, 7329 Secondly: Just as the Qur’an will intercede for its companions on the Day of R

5 LESSONS WE CAN LEARN FROM ALI BANAT'S LIFE

Ali Banat was a wealthy businessman from Australia who was diagnosed with cancer and given just seven months to live. This news changed his outlook on life and he spent his last years dedicated to the service of others. He appeared in a video produced by One Path Network where he described his cancer as a ‘gift’. His story touched millions of people around the world. He passed away on 29th May 2018 in the blessed month of Ramadan. May Allah have mercy on him. Here are 5 lessons we can learn from Ali’s life: 1) Be grateful to Allah Ali said he was grateful to Allah for giving him cancer. This may sound like a strange thing to say but he felt that this allowed him to appreciate all the blessings in his life which he may have taken for granted. He said it opened his eyes to the smallest of blessings like breathing fresh air. Let’s all actively try to be grateful for all that Allah has given us and use those blessings in doing good deeds, and not misuse them in doing bad deeds. Allah sa

9 Shocking Facts to Blow Your Mind From the Quran

Praise be to Allah. THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME FACTS FOUND IN THE QURAN. 1. ORIGIN OF LIFE - Water is essential for all living things, we all know that water is vital to life but the Quran makes a very unusual claim ''We made every living thing from water will they not believe'' in this verse water is pointed out as the origin of all life, all living things are made of cells, we now know that cells are mostly made up of water, for example; 80% of the cytoplasm (basic cell material) of a standard animal cell is described as water in biology textbooks, the fact that living things consists mostly of water was discovered only after the invention of the microscope, in the deserts of Arabia. The last thing someone would have guessed is that all life came from water. 2. IRON - Iron is not natural to the earth, it did not form on the earth but came down to earth from outer space, this may sound strange but it's true, scientists have found that billions of years ago the

WHAT IS NIPAH VIRUS AND HOW TO BE SAFE FROM IT

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF NIPAH VIRUS (NiV) 1) Sustained fever and headache with drowsiness 2) Disorientation & mental confusion 3) Respiratory issues, illness & choking 4) Encephalitis - inflammation of the Brain 5) Nervous disease 6) Persistent Convulsions & personality changes 7)Stomach pain & vomiting These signs and symptoms can progress to coma within 24-48 hours. HOW IS NIPAH VIRUS TRANSMITTED? The question is what can transmit NiV? Transmission of NiV can happen on direct contact with infected bats, infected pigs, or from other NiV infected people. In earlier outbreaks in India and Bangladesh, people-to-people transmission has been frequently reported. It has been commonly seen in the family and caregivers of Nipah virus-infected patients. A potentially high-occurrence reason identified from the Kerala outbreak is consumption of mango contaminated with infectious bat (Fruit bat) excretions. NIPAH VIRUS PRECAUTIONS & PREVENTION NiV is a p

IS RESPONDING TO THE MUEZZIN IS BETTER THAN READING QURAN OR I SHOULD CONTINUE TO READ.

Praise be to Allah. If a person is reading Quran and the muezzin gives the call to prayer, it is better for him to stop reading and focus on following the muezzin, in obedience to the general meaning of the words of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him): “When you hear the muezzin, say what he says” (narrated by Muslim, 384); and delaying it will mean you miss the right time for doing it, which is the time of the adhaan. Imam al-Nawawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said: When he hears the muezzin, he should stop reading and follow the muezzin, repeating the words of the adhaan and iqaamah, then go back to his reading. This is what is agreed upon by our companions. Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allah have mercy on him) was asked: If the muezzin gives the call to prayer whilst a person is reading Quran, is it better for him to repeat after him and say what he says, or should he focus on reading Quran on the grounds that it is better and one should give precedenc

ABU BAKR THE FIRST AMONG MEN TO ENTER ISLAM

Abu Bakr was always a very close Companion of the Holy Prophet, he knew him better than any other man. He knew how honest and upright the Prophet was. Such knowledge of the Prophet made Abu Bakr be the first man to follow the Message of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam. He was indeed the first adult male to accept Islam. The Holy Prophet told Abu Bakr what had happened at Mount Hira', he told him that Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala had revealed to him and made him His Messenger. When Abu Bakr heard this from the Prophet sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam, he did not stop to think, he at once became a Muslim. He submitted to Islam with such determination that once the Holy Prophet himself remarked, "I called people to Islam, everybody thought over it, at least for a while, but this was not the case with Abu Bakr, the moment I put Islam before him, he accepted it without any hesitation." He was titled as-Siddiq by the Prophet because his faith was too

WHY I REVERTED TO ISLAM - (SARAH JOSEPH)

Q: Could you please tell us what made you convert to Islam and elaborate more on your first experiences (postive/negative) when you first become a Muslim.  A: I was a practicing Roman Catholic. I was a very serious teenager into social issues, politics and religion. My faith meant a lot to me and it impacted on my social conscience. My family were Liberals though and not religious. My Mother says that I was always religious - since I was tiny child. When I was about 13 my brother embraced Islam to get married. I was very angry with him. I felt that he had sold his hereafter for a marriage. I was also very scared for him because Islam was so alien, and I had a lot of negative views about it. I had been brought up to never be prejudice however, and it felt uncomfortable to have these negative feelings. I knew that I was fearly of the unknown and that fear was caused by ignorance. I decided to find out more about Islam but was never told anything accurate. This made me more cu

INTERCOURSE DURING THE NIGHT IN RAMADAAN - PERMITTED OR NOT?

Praise be to Allah. Firstly: Intercourse during the day in Ramadaan is haraam for men and women alike, who are obliged to fast during the day. Doing that is a sin for which expiation (kafaarah) must be offered. The kafaarah is to free a slave; if that is not possible then the person must fast for two consecutive months; whoever is not able to do that must feed sixty poor persons. It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: Whilst we were sitting with the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), a man came to him and said, “O Messenger of Allah, I am doomed!” He said, “What happened?” He said, “I had intercourse with my wife when I was fasting [in Ramadaan].” The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Are you able to free a slave?” He said, “No.” He said, “Are you able to fast for two consecutive months?” He said, “No.” He said, “Can you feed sixty poor persons?” He said, “No.” Then the Prophet (peace and bles

IS IT ESSENTIAL TO STOP EATING AND DRINKING AS SOON AS ONE HEARS THE ADHAAN FOR FAJR?

Praise be to Allaah. Firstly:  It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “If one of you hears the call (to prayer) and the vessel is still in his hand, let him not put it down until he finished with it.”  Narrated by Ahmad, 10251; Abu Dawood. 2350; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood. We will discuss its meaning according to the scholars below.  Secondly:  It is obligatory for the fasting person to refrain from things which break the fast from the true dawn until the sun sets.  What is means is when dawn breaks, not the adhaan. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):  “and eat and drink until the white thread (light) of dawn appears to you distinct from the black thread (darkness of night)” [al-Baqarah 2:187]  So when a person becomes certain that the true dawn has come, he has to stop eating and drinking, and if there i

Surah Duha and it's Benefits

Whenever I’m feeling down, I recite Surah Duha and its powerful message revives my optimism. So without wasting any time, here is the translation: V1-2: By the dawn, and the night when it is still. V3-5: Your Lord has not forsaken you, neither is He displeased with you, and the Afterlife is better for you than what came before. Soon Your Lord will give you and you will be pleased. V6-8: Did I not find you an orphan then granted you support, and found you wondering and guided you, and found you poor and granted you wealth? V 9-12: So do not oppress the orphans, and do not chase away those who ask, and speak about the favors of Your lord. The Summary: 1. This Surah was revealed when the Prophet (peace be upon him) had not received revelation for a while and was saddened because of this. 2. Allah turns our attention to the Afterlife and an optimistic view of the future, to ease our hearts of our current worries. 3. Allah turns our attention then to the

CAN HE TAKE HIS ZAKAAH BACK BECAUSE THE PERSON DIDN’T NEED IT.

All praise be to Allah It is permissible to give zakah to a sick person to spend on his medical treatment if he cannot afford it, If however the person has given his zakah to someone who he thinks is poor and in need but then he finds that the person was not poor or needy or someone to whom zakah should have been given then there is nothing wrong with that as the giver of zakah has done his duty and has no right to take it back. It says in Zaad al-Mustaqni‘: If he gives it to someone who he thinks is not entitled to it, then it turns out that he is entitled to it, it is not regarded as zakaah except in the case of his giving it to a well-off person, thinking that he is poor. In that case it is acceptable (as zakaah). For example, a man came asking for help and he appeared to be poor, so I gave him some zakaah. Then someone else came to me and said: What did you give him? I said: Zakaah. He said: This person is better off than you. In this case it is still valid, because

IS WEARING PANTS AND SUITS HARAAM BECAUSE IT IS AN IMITATION OF THE KUFFAAR

Praise be to Allaah. Allaah has forbidden the Muslim to imitate the disbelievers, and the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) spoke very sternly concerning that, as he said: “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.” Narrated by Abu Dawood (4031) and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani inSaheeh Sunan Abi Dawood. The prohibition on imitating the kuffaar applies only to that which is exclusively theirs and which is not common to them and the Muslims. What explains the meaning of exclusivity is that if the person who does that action is seen it would be said of him that he belongs to the group which we are forbidden to imitate. This can only apply to actions which are not done by anyone but that group. As for actions which are common to them and the Muslims, it is not correct to say that doing this is regarded as the forbidden type of imitation, because this action is not exclusive to them. Based on that, the rulings on things that are only forbidden bec

RULINGS ON BREATHING EXERCISES.

Praise be to Allah. Firstly: interest in treating disease by means of relaxation and breathing exercises only became common among the people after the spread of neuro-linguistic programming and self-development courses. We have previously highlighted the idolatrous foundations on which “vital energy”, “energy meridians” and “out-of-body experiences” and so on are based. Secondly: If it turns out that there is some proven medical benefit in breathing in this manner, and that it has a clear physical effect on the body, which doctors know from their experience and research, then there is nothing wrong with the sick person breathing in the manner described and using this as a remedy, especially if this is a way to treat his disease. But if the doctor is advising that without knowing of any physical benefits based on experience, or he does not know how this kind of breathing affects the body or how it benefits the person who does it, then it is not permissible, because