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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
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
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, ...
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 ...
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"
"If Allah wills, I think I will fail my test" or
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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.
And that is by making Dhuhr and ...
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:
Interest comes out from ...
(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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
This answer is given from Sunni or Ahlus Sunnah perspective
Praise be to Allah.
Rafa'-Ul-Yadaain, or raising both hands during Salaat is a confirmed Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (SAWS). There are numerous authentic Hadith confirming that Prophet (SAWS) used to do Rafa'-Ul-Yadaain. In fact, Imam Bukhari (Raheemahullah) wrote an entire book on Rafa'-Ul-...
Yes it is.
Allah mentions in the Quran, the people for whom funeral is not allowed:
وَلَا تُصَلِّ عَلَىٰ أَحَدٍ مِّنْهُم مَّاتَ أَبَدًا وَلَا تَقُمْ عَلَىٰ قَبْرِهِ ۖ إِنَّهُمْ كَفَرُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَمَاتُوا وَهُمْ فَاسِقُونَ
And do not pray over any of them who has died - ever - or stand at his grave. Indeed, they disbelieved in Allah and His ...
I am not sure where this opinion is coming from, and I do not claim that it never existed, but I have not come across it. On the contrary, Ahmad ibn 'Abdul-Wahhāb Ash-Shanqīti in his book Khabar al-Wāhid. pp. 249 quoted Ar-Risāla by Imam Ash-Shafi'i with him saying that there is no known disagreement among Muslim jurists that ahād hadiths are acceptable for ...
The Prophet (Salallahu 'Alaihi wa sallam) said:
"Backbiting is saying about your brother that which he dislikes."
So the saying of the Prophet (Salallahu 'alaihi wassalam) is general and it can be applied whether you are alone or with someone. Therefore, mentioning what your brother dislikes while you are alone is considered backbiting which is ...
There is basic rule in Islam that as long as certain set of actions do not go against islamic teachings, then they are allowed.
In case of Artificial insemination, it is of 2 types,
in which Sperm and ovum is taken from husband and wife themselves, and not from anyone else, it is allowed without any problem , but STILL being in bounds of islam.
In which ...
Absolutely not. But one can have a second wife. Up to four are allowed as you might know. Masturbation is somewhat controversial in Islam. It is not clearly forbidden. There are views that say it is strictly forbidden. But there are people who say it is allowed in case it can save you from a bigger sin. In your case I would say, sure you can do it just ...
You can look at it from two angles.
1 - There's no doubt that Rasolullah did Raf Yadain in prayer and he commanded us to "pray as you see me pray". This would make Raf Yadain obligatory and a must part of prayer.
2 - The Prophet didn't specify in his own words that Raf Yadain is obligatory, yet he still did it in prayer. This would make it something ...
This is ridiculous and untrue, at least in mainstream Sunni Islam. As far as I'm aware, the ahadith that talk about martyrs (those killed fighting in a legitimate military engagement) all talk about them in a passive sense without reference to who killed them. For example, look through here: http://sunnah.com/search/martyr
There is something very perverted ...
Zuhr's time starts after the sun has declined from its zenith (Zawal), and Asr's time naturally starts after Zuhr.
The issue is that the length of the shadow cast by an object varies with location (longitude\latitude) and the seasons (summer\winter).
There are places and times where the minimum length of an object's shadow (at the Sun's Zenith) is equal ...
The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray. (Qur'an 1:7)
The path of those upon whom Allah bestowed favor is the straight path.
May the creator guide us all.