In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate

May16

How to properly dispose of copies of the Quran and Islamic texts

By: Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Source: Jamiatul Ulama In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, With regards to getting rid of unwanted religious and Islamic literature, the great classical Hanafi jurist (faqih), Imam al-Haskafi (Allah have mercy on him) states: “Books that are no longer benefited from, one should wipe away the names of Allah, His Angels, and His Messengers, and burn the rest. There is also nothing wrong with casting them into a flowing river as they are (i.e. without wiping away those names) or burying them, and this (burying them) is better.” (Radd al-Muhtar ala al-Durr al-Mukhtar, 5/271) Thus, if one decides to dispose of religious literature, the best thing...

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Apr24

The Prophet’s childhood (peace be upon him)

  By: Dr Casim Avcı Source: lastprophet.info After his birth, Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him with peace) stayed with his mother Amina for a while and then, as per tradition, was handed over to his wet-nurse. The purpose of entrusting children to a wet nurse was so that they could be raised in the desert –a healthier environment in which to grow up when compared to the city– and so that they could learn fluent Arabic. In accordance with this tradition, Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him with peace) was given to Halima bint Abi Dhuayb, who was a member of the Sa’d ibn Bakr branch of the Hawazin tribe. In a year of famine, Halima had gone to Makka with her husband and...

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Feb25

7 steps to freedom from debt

By: Moulana Muhammad bin Haroon Source: Al-Miftah Many people, at some point in their lives end up in financial debt. Nobody likes it, but it just happens. Taking loans is perfectly permissible in Islam, as long as it doesn’t entail riba (usury) and it isn’t for a purpose that is against Islam. Hereunder are seven ways to remove the noose of debt from our necks. Du’as for the Fulfillment of Debts 1)     Sayyidatuna Aishah (radiyallahu’anha) says: “Rasulullah (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) would seek refuge from debts at the end of his Salah (i.e, before the salam). When he was asked about why he did it so frequently, Rasulullah (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) said: “When a man falls in to debt,...

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