Major Sins

Major sins are called “kabair”. Some of them are: Shirk (joining others with Allah), homicide, unlawful sexual relation, slandering someone with unlawful sexual relation, fleeing from the battlefield, sorcery, seizing…

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The Book and The Wisdom

Contrary to popular belief, God granted all prophets (nabi) Book and Wisdom.  God mentions 18 prophets from Noah to Jesus [1] in Surat al-An’am verse 83 and following verses: “And…

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Intercession of prophets

No prophet has the right of intercession before God. The only one who can save people is Allah the Almighty. There is no god but He. Allah commands: “Have they…

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Women in prayers

No. There is no need to separate women from men while praying. However, Allah describes the believers as “who humble themselves in their prayers” (23:2). So, in order to establish a proper…

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The Test of Jesus

The verse 3:45 of the Quran is as follows: “And when the angels said: ‘O Mary! God gives you the glad tidings of a word from Him: his name shall…

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Trading unlawful things

Trading things that are unlawful is also unlawful. Allah the Almighty commands: “Whoever intercedes in a good cause shall have a share from it; and whoever intercedes in an evil cause…

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Is the Torah altered?

Al-Ma’ida/ The Feast, 43. and 44. verses don’t completely refer to Torah being preserved. These verses are: “How do they appoint you a judge and then they turn away when…

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Hermaphroditism

Intersex is a situation where sexual development is not parallel to biological sex (genetic/chromosomal). Internal and external reproductive organs are either not developed well or developed ambiguously (male like female,…

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Acting by Dreams

Our Prophet said: “Dreams are of three types: good dream which is a sort of glad tidings from Allah; the evil dream which causes pain is from the Satan; and…

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The purpose of iddah

1- The purpose of iddah is not the identification of pregnancy. Pregnancy can be identified today with such easy tests that do not even require a medical doctor. 2- The purpose of iddah (Allah…

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Is unlawful money inherited?

Earning money with unlawful ways that Allah prohibited makes one sinful. However, this sin belongs to him who earns it. This is lawful for those he has to care. They…

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Inheritance Discrimination

According to the Quran, inheritance is not an issue left for us to decide. Allah the Almighty has determined all the criteria and the portions regarding the distribution of inheritance in the…

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Leadership of The Prophet

RasulAllah refers to Allah’s messenger. The messenger was informing people with the verses which he received through revelation from Allah. Prophet Muhammed was also presenting rulings about every matter from…

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Praying with shoes on

Prophet Muhammad sometimes performed the prayers with his shoes on. The base of the mosque was not covered with carpets at that time, but it was of stone and soil….

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Seeking Help From The Deceased

Some cult members claim that there is a hadith concerning this subject, by showing the following rumors as evidence, and with this assumption, they think it is appropriate to ask…

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Missed Credit Card Payments

You would not be responsible for missing a credit card payment in case of financial impossibility. However, you must be utterly careful not to cause these interest-based transactions, by accounting…

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Satanic Whispers – Waswasa

Waswasa is Satan’s whispering to you. First of all, you should know that it is from Satan. The Glorified Allah commands in Quran: “And indeed We have created you, [O…

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Ruling on Leasing

Leasing, which actually means financial renting, is buying an item and renting it to people or companies who are in need of it. This gives an opportunity to invest without…

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Being uncovered in home

A Muslim woman is only obliged to cover herself within the presence of stranger men. She does not have to do it while she is in home with other women…

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Rejecting Husband’s Return

It is up to a man’s good intention to return to his wife. The Glorified Allah commands: “And their husbands have more right to take them back in this [waiting…

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Prayer of The Traveler

The prayers that are normally (when not travelling) 4 rakats, are performed as 2 rakats when on a journey. That means, performing the obligatory prayers as 2 rakats during  a…

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Bid’ah

Bid’ah (بدعة) literally means “innovation”, “creating something from no example”. One of the names of Allah is Al-Bedi’ (see 2:117, 6:101), which is the from the same root and means “The…

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Combining of prayers

Allah the Almighty commands: “Offer the prayer in two parts of the daytime and in the hours of the night that are closer to daytime. Surely, good works drive away evil works. This…

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Veiling during nights

There is no evidence for a claim like this. There is no command for women to be covered while they are alone or with their husbands. Women can sleep in…

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Birth control

There is no problem in avoiding pregnancy by either using a condom or by behavioral techniques like calendar-based regulation of intercourse or simple withdrawal. Sterilization operations are not permitted. They are considered as altering the creation of Allah….

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Bet on Field Rent

All the games (whatever its name is) which are dependent on conditions like “The loser will pay the rent of field or buy dessert to the winner side” are assumed…

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Debt And Death

Answers: 1. Your husband can’t get rid of the debt with death. His current properties will be divided up among the debtees. For example: he owes $100 to 10 people….

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Disclaiming An Inheritance

There is no such notion as disclaiming an inheritance in Islamic jurisprudence. Because inheritors cannot be held responsible for the debts of the deceased person. Things are different in today’s…

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Gaming or Gambling

If the participants place a bet (money or any other goods) and the winner takes it at the end of the game, it is regarded as gambling. All these kinds…

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Placing Statues

Let us clarify one thing at first. Nobody worships a statue unless he/she is mentally unstable. People that seem doing so are actually trying to show respect to some beings…

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Traveling abroad

Allah the Almighty commands traveling in several verses for various reasons. 1- Learning purposes “Have they not traveled across the land that their hearts may come to senses and their…

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Places of Worship

Quran does not define a certain place to pray, but requires Muslims to make certain places mosques in order to meet the social needs. Legally, everywhere on earth is free…

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Holiday

Holiday means to take some time off in today’s sense. The necessity of it depends on the individual. A Muslim can pause some of his works for a while but…

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Depriving Sisters of Inheritance

Inheritance shares are the rights that are determined by Allah. One cannot trample others’ rights even parents or siblings. This is a deadly sin. Inheritance of your father-in-law should be…

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Following a Sect

Sects are not something to believe in. Sects are like different teachers. They provide you answers and ways to solve your problems. They represent the vast knowledge and life experiences…

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Alawite – Sunni Marriage

Alawism is not a religion on its own. There are Alawites who recognize themselves as Muslims, acknowledge Allah and Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.), accept Qur’an with all its rulings and try…

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Hadith

Ahadeeth (plural of hadith) are reports from the last Messenger of Allah. Messengers are the best implementers of Islam and Muslims are commanded by Allah to take them as examples. Allah the…

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Clothes Worn While Junub

If semen or any other type of impure substance smudges on clothes or bedclothes, you need to clean it. You don’t need to wash the whole clothing in order to…

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Smoking

Smoking cigarette is not a sin, but it can be considered as a disliked act according to this verse: “Spend your wealth in the way of Allah and do not…

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Does Islam Focus on Men?

Islam does not focus on menfolk. It is a feature of Arabic language. Arabic is one of the many languages that consist of masculine and feminine words. For example, if…

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Dry Cleaning and Impurities

Dry cleaning DOES eliminate the impurities. It happens by using chemical purifying agents other than water. Details of methods can be found in the following Turkish article, which is to…

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Sacrifice with bank credit

Credit means a loan with interest (riba). Interest is one of the biggest prohibitions of Allah. It is not permissible to get a loan with interest even for offering a…

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Muhammad before Islam

According to Quran, Muhammad was neither a monotheist nor a polytheist before he received revelation. He was just an ordinary man. He carried no special interest to the common beliefs…

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Make-up, Nail Polish and Hair Dye

It is not forbidden to put on make-up or nail polish! Allah created women with a tendency to titivate. However, Allah allowed women to titivate under ‘certain conditions’. A woman…

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Ruling on Marijuana

The Glorified Allah commands: “Oh you who believe! Intoxicants, gambling, idols, arrows for seeking the future or luck are all abominations, the works of the strayed. So, keep away from…

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Birthday celebration

We need to evaluate birthday celebrations in regards to its purpose and consequences. If the purpose is to share the happiness of being at a certain age with friends and…

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Women Working in Trousers

For a woman, it is obligatory to cover her body when she is around other men, except the family members who are forbidden to marry her. Face, hands up to…

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Ruling on Suicide

Suicide can be described as “killing oneself intentionally”. The Glorified Allah forbids it strictly and commands: “Do not kill yourselves.” (An-Nisa/The Women 4:29) People might attempt to commit suicide when…

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Ruling on Women’s Working

There is no ruling against women’s working, neither in Qur’an nor in Prophet Muhammad’s sayings. Once a woman gets married, it is her husband’s duty to cover her expenses. The…

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Voting for Wrong Person

To vote means to deliver trusts to those worthy of them. As you do not leave any of your valuables to a person you do not trust, you should not…

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Ethnic Discrimination

A person’s ethnic origin and language are not of his choice, but Allah’s will .What belongs to one’s self, is what he has done. Allah commands: “…And that there is…

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Transplantation

As we all know, transplantation is one of recent issues. Islamic Fiqh Academy has taken the following decisions about transplantation, on 6-11 February 1998, in Jeddah. These decisions are the…

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Thanksgiving food

Yes, you can eat from the food of Christian thanksgiving. Allah the Almighty commands: “This day, all good things have been made lawful to you. The food of those who…

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Female Sheep as Sacrifice

Ewes can also be sacrificed; it is permissible. Some scholars consider that sacrificing ram excels sacrificing ewe, because our Prophet (p.b.u.h.) had rather sacrificed ram. That does not mean sacrificing…

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Sacrifice Duty of Travelers

The sect Hanafi considers sacrifice as wajib. According to them, travelers are not responsible for performing the worship of sacrifice. However, it is not wrong to sacrifice at all. According…

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Buying Sacrificial by Kilos

It is permissible, if both the customer and the seller are pleased with this. Allah The Almighty commands: “Oh you who believe, do not consume one another’s wealth unjustly but…

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Age of Sacrificial Animal

Lunar calendar is the basis for calculation of sacrificial. That lasts 354 days. An animal of cattle that was born at Eid al-Adha would have completed its second age two…

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Sacrifice for Pilgrimage (Hajj)

There is no such thing as Pilgrimage Sacrificial. All the sects agree upon the fact that there is not an obligatory sacrifice due to performing the Pilgrimage. The sacrifice performed…

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Delaying the Pilgrimage

Such reasons are unacceptable. Everyone has to spend for the education of their children, that is a duty for sure. However, the duty of Hajj is of first priority. A…

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Hajj of People That Perform Umrah

Going to Umrah once in a lifetime is a practice (sunnat al-muakkad) of our Prophet (p.b.u.h.). Performing Umrah is  wrong (makruh, nearly forbidden) on the eve of and during the four…

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Inside The Ka’aba

“Inside of Ka’aba appears as a rectangular room. At the northern corner (Rukn Al-Iraqi) lies stairs to climb on the roof. In front of it is the door called ‘The…

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Getting Credit for Pilgrimage

Credit is debt with interest. Interest is absolutely forbidden by Allah. It is not lawful to take a loan with interest, even for Hajj.  Pilgrimage is not obligatory for you…

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Stoning the Devil during Hajj

Stoning the Devil is an obligatory duty of pilgrimage. “Remember Allah during that specific days. Whoever hastens in two days, there is no sin upon him; and whoever delays, there…

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Standing against the tanks

They should be standing in front of the tanks, without considering that they will be killed actually. They should be thinking, the cannons will not be fired if they stand…

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Hacking for good purposes

No, absolutely not. Hacking someone’s email is an offense against privacy and it is forbidden. Besides, this kind of actions only cause things to get worse. The Messenger of Allah said: “Whoever…

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Women Travelling Alone

Messenger Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) had forbidden women to travel alone in his time, but he also told that a time will come when there will be peace and security in the…

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Working in participation banks

Participation banks claim to offer interest-free loans and incomes to their clients. However, due to the global conjuncture on international monetary system and the statute of national economy in most…

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Holiday prayers

Allah the Almighty commands: “Neither their flesh, nor their blood reaches Allah; but it is your piety that reaches Him. He has put these animals into your service that you…

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