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Why is Interest so bad? Riba has the potential to corrupt a society in a way that zina and other crimes can never do. Many religious figures and philosophers have commented about the evil nature of usury (interest): "To take usury for money lent is unjust in itself, because this is to sell what does not exist, and this evidently leads to inequality which ...


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This answer comes from a secular perspective; if it is out of place, let me know and I'll remove it. But I offer it anyway. Short version: Ignore it. Offense has the interesting characteristic in that it is, quite literally, an imaginary thing: in only exists to the observer - it is not a concrete thing by itself. Add religion into that mix and we have ...


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I think this photo will speak more than words *In response to the abusive film about the Holy Prophet Muhammad upon him blessings and peace, “Discover Islam UK” in London distributed more than 110,000 copies of a translation of the Qur’an And the life of the Prophet Mohammed for the citizens of London.


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The first thing we must do.. The first thing we must do is ask Allah for forgiveness. I say this because, the people that insult the Prophet (pbuh) have never met him or seen him BUT they know him through our actions. So we have failed to deliver the message of Islam for them to insult someone they have never seen or met. These insults will not change ...


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There is a difference of opinion (Ikhtilaf) in this issue. This issue is a study of its own. In order to keep my answer concise I am going to state all the different opinions and quote one ahadeeth in support for the opinion. In general, with regard to placing the right hand upon the left, it comes from the following narration: Qutaybah narrated to us; Abû ...


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You may say Zuhr and Asr prayer togather and also Maghrib and Esha togather to avoid unnecessary hardship Ibn 'Abbas reported: "The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) observed the noon and afternoon prayers together, and the sunset and Isha' prayers together without being in a state of fear or in a state of journey." -Saheeh Muslim The ...


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Take a look at these facts: receiving interest means you get money for literally doing nothing paying interest means you need to come up with money regardless of whether your business is even making money interest accumulates over time and often surpasses the original sum you lent for example: at a rate of 8% over 10 years the interest sums up to 115% of ...


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Is magic really real? Yes it is, and real magic, not just some trick like making a coin disappear but really it is under your hand, or making a pencil go up an down making it seem it is bending, no I am not talking about this. Magic is real, it is a fact just like the evil eye. And to put more emphasis on it's realness/reality, it had affected the ...


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There are several ways that Prophet Mohamed (pbuh) had taught the Muslims on how to do salawat and what to say. Some are as followed: حَدَّثَنِي سَعِيدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى، حَدَّثَنَا أَبِي، حَدَّثَنَا مِسْعَرٌ، عَنِ الْحَكَمِ، عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي لَيْلَى، عَنْ كَعْبِ بْنِ عُجْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ قِيلَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ، أَمَّا السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ ...


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We say Rady Allahu Anhu (may Allah be pleased with him) when talking about any of the companions or the mothers of believers, including the caliphates. We can say Rady Allahu Anhu about Ali, as we say Karam Allah Wajhah (may Allah bless his face) as he has never bowed to an idol.


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Land-animals are all considered Halal, who fulfill the following requirements: have flowing blood in them survive on grass and leaves do not prey on other animals (i.e. non-predatory terrestrial animals) is not poisonous or impure does not consume mostly impure things to the extent that it creates bad odor in its meat and milk Such as a camel, cow, goat, ...


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There is an agreement among All Sunni schools of fiqh about the number of Raka'at in Fardh salat. All agree that: Fajr: two raka'at Dhuhr: four raka'at Asr: four raka'at Maghrib: three raka'at Isha': four raka'at The prophet said: Narrated Abu Sulaiman and Malik bin Huwairith: We came to the Prophet () and we were (a few) young men of approximately ...


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Arabic: إن شاء الله ; Transliteration: "In-Shaa-Allah" It means "If Allah Wills". it has nothing to do with, "I want it to happen". However, people use it when they wish for something good to be happened by Allah. Basically it comes in no harm to say "If Allah wills, I will not die a disbeliever" or "If Allah wills, I think I will fail my test" or "If ...


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Yes, Sunni scholars accept Karamat in General, among which those of Imam Ali may Allah be pleased with him and honor his face. Here you a book by Imam Lalikani (or Lalika'a) called "Describing the principles of beliefs of Ahl Al-Sunnah wa Al-Jama'ah شرح أصول اعتقاد أهل السنة والجماعة", it contains a chapter called "Karamat of Awliaa' Allah كرامات أولياء ...


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You raised very interesting points in your question, I will focus on answering the two major points you asked about are related to: 1- The concept of Infallibility Understanding this concept will answer your main question why there are differences between Sunna and Shia in Fiqh. In Shi'a theology, the belief is that the Ahl al-Bayt, including Muhammad, ...


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It's not just in Islamic Finance that interest is seen as problematic; the same holds for Christian Finance. For example in the Shakespearean play, A Merchant of Venice, Shylock 'hates' Antonio, a Christian who lends out money gratis (freely) as his religion does not allow usury (interest). Of course this is some time ago. The secular & commercial Europe ...


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Salaams As Muslims, the first and foremost thing that makes us Muslims is to testify and believe in these lines: I testify that there is no god worthy of worship but Allah And Muhammad is his messenger The second line means a lot more than just what is translated however, and as Muslims we believe that Muhammad is "khaatim al-anbiyaa" which means ...


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(Shia View) Although Islam religion of mercy but this mercy is not for all equal. Quran says: (the verse is long so I mention only related part) مُّحَمَّدٌ رَّ‌سُولُ اللَّـهِ وَالَّذِينَ مَعَهُ أَشِدَّاءُ عَلَى الْكُفَّارِ‌ رُ‌حَمَاءُ بَيْنَهُمْ... Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; and those with him are forceful against the disbelievers, ...


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I do not know much about Abubakr Ahmad Bayhaqi than the fact that he used to collect Hadiths. However, regarding the Sunni schools of fiqh, you should understand few things. These schools do not exist to exert their opinions as truth to everyone. Rather, they exist to make it easy for a learner to get closer to truth. Be it the Madh'hab of Shafi'i, Malik, ...


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In Islam, there are two very different practices that could be considered "magic": Sihr: This is the magic that's described in Al-Baqarah 102; it is considered evil and its use forbidden to Muslims. Ruqyah: This refers to incantations (example) which call upon God (often by repeating particular ayat) to treat an ailment or to counteract sihr; often called ...


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You may (it is permissible to) pray Dhur and Asr together even if you are not on travel. You can also pray Maghrib and Isha' together if you wish even if you are not traveling. The Prophet used to make Dhur and asr together, and Maghrib and Isha' Together in Madinah when there was no danger, rain, or travel. Saheeh Muslim And that is by making Dhuhr and ...


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بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ إِذَا جَآءَكَ ٱلْمُنَـٰفِقُونَ قَالُوا۟ نَشْهَدُ إِنَّكَ لَرَسُولُ ٱللَّهِ ۗ وَٱللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ إِنَّكَ لَرَسُولُهُۥ وَٱللَّهُ يَشْهَدُ إِنَّ ٱلْمُنَـٰفِقِينَ لَكَـٰذِبُونَ ٱتَّخَذُوٓا۟ أَيْمَـٰنَهُمْ جُنَّةًۭ فَصَدُّوا۟ عَن سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّهُمْ سَآءَ مَا كَانُوا۟ يَعْمَلُونَ ذَ‌ٰلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمْ ...


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(Ahl al-Sunnah View) Its the responsibility of the state to handle this as blasphemy against the Prophet is a punishable crime under Shariah. There can be two cases of a person who does this: The person is a Muslim subject of the Islamic state The person is a non-Muslim subject of the Islamic state (Dhimmi) In the first case: there is consensus among ...


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Let me first correct some of the assumptions in your question before answering it. There are four major schools of thought today, correct. This is in jurisprudence (fiqh). Wahhabism is not a school of fiqh. These schools of fiqh do not reject one another - in fact they acknowledge and respect one another. Secondly, it is important to distinguish the ...


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The issue of Raka'ah in Witr is quite flexible. It doesn't have to be only three. It is reported from the Messenger (salallahu alayhi wassalam) that he performed Witr in various ways and that he commanded similarly. For example, Duwaid bin Nafi' said: " Ibn Shihab informed me, saying: 'Ata bin Yazid narrated to me from Abu Ayyub: That the Prophet (...


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The things those are not indicated as haram by Qur'an or Sunnah, are all permissible/Halal. There are no hadith or verse of Qur'an that restricts leasing/renting your property. First, you need to understand what is 'Rent' and what is 'Interest'. Renting and interest differ from each other by these aspects: A) Interest Interest comes out from ...


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According to Tamer's answer on this related question, the general Sunni opinion is that the three-minimum guideline is particularly for when reciting tiny ayat, and that a single ayah can be recited instead so long as it is of significant length. It doesn't elaborate on what counts as a significant length, but one wouldn't need to stretch when declaring ...


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Through this Hadith "among" the children rights that the parents have to observe, are: 1- Choose a good name 2- Teach him to read and write 3- Take him a proper wife when becomes adult The Hadith is: رسولُ اللّه صلى‏ الله ‏عليه و ‏آله و سلّم : مِن حَقِّ الوَلَدِ على والِدِهِ ثَلاثَةٌ : يُحَسِّنُ اسمَهُ ، ويُعَلِّمُهُالكِتابَةَ ، ويُزَوِّجُهُ إذا ...


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I would like to give another solution in which you don't have to marry a second wife or divorce your present wife. As you mentioned masturbation, what is wrong if you ask your wife to do it for you with her hand. It is completely allowed and there is no difference of opinion among scholars. It will fulfil your needs to a certain extent.


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