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  • Usurpation

    According to the faqihs, usurpation refers to usurping other's possessions by force without having the right to take them. Usurpation is prohibited according to juristic consensus, for Allah, The Exalted, Says (what means): {And do not consume one another's wealth unjustly...} [Quran 2: 188] Usurpation is considered one of the grievous ways of eating.. More

  • Contemporary Contracts and Transactions

    The insurance contract The commercial insurance contract is one of the unlawful contracts because of the gharar (risk due to uncertainty about the sold item) involved. The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, was reported to have forbidden the gharar-based selling. [Muslim on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with.. More

  • Foods and Drinks - II

    • Ruling on alcohol: 1- Ibn ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with them, narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "Every intoxicant is khamr (alcohol), and every intoxicant is haram." [Muslim] 2- ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More

  • Foods and Drinks - I

    • Ruling of foods and drinks: According to principle, all good and beneficial things are lawful and all harmful and evil things are unlawful. Moreover, all substances are lawful and permissible to use, except those proven otherwise by evidence, or those which cause certain and evident harm. 1- Allah Almighty has made all that which entails benefit.. More

  • Celebrating Al-Mawlid is a Bid'ah

    The commands mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah to follow the laws of Allah and His Messenger, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and the prohibitions of introducing innovations into the religion are quite clear. Allah Says (what means): Say [O Muhammad], 'If you should love Allah, then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins.’&q.. More

  • Damage and Damages

    Allah, The Most High, has prohibited usurping other people's property and has imposed liability for whatever is damaged of the property taken without right even if it was by mistake. Whoever damages another person's property - that is considerable - without its owner's permission, is financially liable to make up for it. Imaam Al-Muwaffaq, may Allah.. More

  • Islam on gambling

    Before the advent of Islam, like other many-sided evils, gambling was also on the increase. The Arabian society, plagued by ignorance and illiteracy as it was, had also fallen prey to this evil. Gambling fairs were held, and the rich and poor took part in them according to their means. Drinking bouts were also held. People tried their fortunes for.. More

  • Hijab: definition and conditions

    Hijab is an Arabic word that describes the Muslim woman's entire dress code, which includes a veil and whatever else is needed to cover everything except the face and hands. It is adopted at puberty - an age when, according to Islam, people become accountable for their actions. This essay will attempt to briefly enumerate the basic requirements regarding.. More

  • Divorce in Islam

    Marriage, as prescribed by Allah, is the lawful union of a man and a woman based on mutual consent. Ideally, the purpose of marriage is to foster a state of tranquility, love and compassion in Islam, but this is not always the case. Islam discourages divorce but, unlike some religions, does make provisions for divorce by either party. Allah provides.. More

  • Conditions of Sale in the Islamic Economy

    1. Consent: A sale is not valid unless there is mutual consent between the two parties. In the Quran, Allah Almighty says (what means): {But only [in lawful] business by mutual consent.} [Quran 4:29] But, how can the consent condition be met between the two contracting parties? Scholars have three different opinions on how the consent condition.. More

  • Paying through installments

    Definition: It is a postponed payment executed in a fixed number of instalments at determined times, with a price higher than the cash price. Is such a sale allowed? Scholars have two opinions: 1-The first opinion: Many scholars of the Hanafi, Maaliki, Hanbali, and Shafi’ee schools of jurisprudence rule that it is allowed. They present the following.. More

  • Accusing chaste women of adultery

    Allah Almighty Says in the Noble Quran (what means): "The [Unmarried] woman or [unmarried] man found guilty of sexual intercourse— lash each one of them with a hundred lashes, and do not be taken by pity for them in the religion [i.e. law] of Allah, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a group of the believers witness.. More

  • The ethical framework for a Muslim investor

    Money, money, money. Doesn’t it make your head spin sometimes? Think of all the things you can do if you just had a little more… Unfortunately, this compelling greed and need sometimes drives us to make financially unsound decisions, and worse still, even un-Islamic ones. The following article outlines various aspects of Islamic financial.. More

  • Forced marriages

    May a father force his virgin daughter who attained puberty to marry? Two well-known opinions in this regard are reported from Imaam Ahmad, may Allah have mercy upon him: 1. That he may compel her to. This is also the opinion of Maalik, Ash-Shaafi`ee, and others, may Allah have mercy upon them. 2- That he may not. This is the opinion of Abu Haneefah,.. More

  • Marriage versus fornication

    'The Big Chill?', a specially researched Time magazine cover story dated February 16 1987, startled the world with horrifying details of a new disease – AIDS. Since AIDS is infectious and fatal, it has produced a new breed of untouchables from whom both men and women flee in fear of their very lives. Publicity on the subject has created such a.. More