Category «Dars and Tadrees»

Astrology and Palmistry : Differentiating the means from cause

The general principle regarding “means” (asbāb) is that they should not be regarded as the “cause”, rather considering them as a means to conclude the outcome is permissible. However, sharīʿah has excluded ʿulūm al-nujūm (astrology) from this principle. This means that sharīʿah has strictly prohibited deducing outcomes using astrology as a means (and not a cause).

A general guideline in finding the right muftī to ask fatwā in today’s time

The only question that then remains is: If the taqwā position is to take the cautious view, does that mean taking the non-cautious view is still permissible? In short: Yes, it does. However, since the desire of a muʾmin is to do one’s best for Allāh, one’s aim should be to adopt the position of taqwā. Having this thought in one’s heart will always keep one yearning for the best as a questioner. However, if for some reason he is unable to do the best and does not opt for the cautious opinion, then he will still retain the desire in his heart along with regret for having lost the opportunity to gain more rewards. We hope that Allāh will still shower His blessings upon him.

Sunnah Salah while Dhuhr Jama’ah or Friday Khutbah commences

At the outset, if the time for congregational dhuhr salah or khutba for Jumuah has drawn closer, then one should not start his sunnah salah. This will depend on one’s discretion such that if he were to start the sunnah salah, one is considerably sure that he will not be able to complete these sunnans in time. In such cases, he should delay them until after the congregation.

However, if one has begun performing the Sunnah salah, and while one is praying, the congregation stands or the Imam ascends for the khutba (the arabic one and not the pre-hkutba talk), then the following detail should be kept in mind.

Pornography and Masturbation

In this era of high-tech progression, accessing data and retrieving information has become far easier than before. Numerous inventions have taken place in the last few decades which have served positively for the comfort of people. Islām permits the utilisation of such inventions within the confines of Sharī’ah, and prohibits the usage of that which …

Tasbīh al-Tarāwīh – Du’a/Tasbeeh after 4 rakat taraweeh

Traditionally, in each tarwīhah, the mustahabb break between each set of four rak’ahs of the Tarāwīh (Taraweeh) prayer, the Muslims of different regions, especially in Makkah and Madīnah, observed different acts of worship. The Muslims in Makkah used to make tawāf of the Ka’bah during each tarwīhah, whereas those in Madīnah, unable to make tawāf, would pray an additional four rak’ahs instead.