Tawhid (Divine Unity)
Ruling on the suitor wearing what is known as “haras” to ward off the evil eye and magicI have a question about what is known as “haras” (lit. guard or protection). In Egypt, this refers to a number of threads of fishing line which are tied together, incorporating pieces of metal. This is tied around the waist of one who is about to get married, until the wedding is done. The purpose behind that is to prevent anyone from making a knot [a form of witchcraft] or any other impediment [to the marriage]. What is the Islamic ruling concerning the one who uses that, whether he believes that it can ward off harm or benefit the one who wears it, or he does that simply as a tradition and does not believe in it?
Someone believes that the awliya’ are our protectors, and he quotes a verse from the Quran as evidenceI have a friend who believes that the Messenger of Allah and pious people, whom he calls Awliya like Abdul Qadir Jeelani,are our protectors and helpers in this world besides Allah.He quotes ayah no.55 of Surah Al-Maidah in support of his belief. Kindly clarify the actual meaning of the Ayah
He grew up in a Muslim country and is a practising Muslim, but he is ignorant about the concept of TawheedIf someone testifies that there is no god but Allah – i.e., he utters these words but is unaware of their meanings and implications, and is unaware of the pillars of Tawheed – is he regarded as having entered Islam? Please note that this ignorant person is outwardly a practising Muslim, and grew up in a Muslim country.
Ruling on one who is not able to see the wisdom behind one of the rulings of Allah and thinks himself to be more knowledgeable and wiser than AllahI know Allah says in quran that on day of judgement none will object to the justice of Allah, but if in this life I am unable to understand one of allahs rules and cant help but think it's not fair, is that shirk because i think god is unfair and I know better
Is it possible for praise of a created being or love of football to reach the level of worship?What does it mean to worship? I know worshipping others other than Allah is shirk. If I praise someone a lot or is that a form of worship. Or if Im dedicating a lot of my time playing football is it as though I'm worshipping the game?
Is the word of Tawheed “Laa ilaaha illa Allah Muhammad Rasoolullah” mentioned in the Qur’an?When we call people to Islam, we tell them to utter the word of Tawheed, and to believe in Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, and in the prophethood of Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him). My question is: where is the word of Tawheed “Laa ilaaha illa Allah Muhammad Rasoolullah” mentioned in the Qur’an?
All Muslims follow the religion of Ibraaheem (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him)Is it permissible for me to say that I follow the religion of Ibraaheem, because it does not differ from Islam?
The one who dies not associating anything with Allah will enter Paradise, and the one who dies associating something with Allah will enter HellI have a question about verses 68-69 of Soorat al-Furqaan, which speak about the crimes of shirk (associating others with Allah) and zina (fornication or adultery), and their punishment and consequences. In Soorat an-Nisa’ 4:48, it says that shirk is the only sin that will not be forgiven. I would like clarification: is there a contradiction here? Because it is mentioned alongside the sin of zina in Soorat al-Furqaan and is subject to punishment, but in Soorat an-Nisa’ the punishment is mentioned for the sin of shirk only, whilst other sins remain subject to the will of Allah, and He will forgive whomever He wills.
Quoting as evidence for seeking the help of someone other than Allah being permissible the hadeeth, “If one of you gets lost in the wilderness, let him call out, “Help me, O slaves of Allah.’”The Sufis claim that Imam Ahmad believed in seeking nearness to Allah by virtue of some righteous people (tawassul) and seeking the help of someone other than Allah (istighaathah). Shu‘ab al-Eemaan, hadeeth 7697 (vol. 6 p. 128): Abu ‘Abdullah al-Haafiz told us: Ahmad ibn Salmaan, the faqeeh in Baghdad, told us: ‘Abdullah ibn Ahmad ibn Hanbal told us: I heard my father say: I did Hajj five times, twice riding and three times walking, or three times riding and twice walking. I lost my way during one Hajj and I was walking, so I began to call out: O slaves of Allah, show me the way. I kept doing that until I found the road – or words to that effect. They support what they attribute to Imam Ahmad with a another report in Shu‘ab al-Eemaan: And it was narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, has angels other than the recording angels who write down how many leaves fall from the trees. If one of you gets lost in the wilderness, let him call out, ‘Help me, O slaves of Allah, may Allah have mercy on you.’” Narrated by al-Bazzaar via Haatim ibn Ismaa‘eel, from Usaamah ibn Zayd: Abaan ibn Saalih told me, from Mujaahid, from Ibn ‘Abbaas. Based on this, it is mustahabb to seek to draw close to Allah (tawassul) by virtue of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) in du‘aa’, according to the view of Imam Ahmad. I hope you can respond as soon as possible.
Ruling on saying “It is because of a lucky star that such and such happened”I hear some people saying, if something bad happens, “This is because of an unlucky star.” And if something good happens, they say: “This is because of a lucky star.” What is the ruling on saying such things?
Why does God, may He be exalted, swear by some of His creation in the Qur’an?The Christians think that God, may He be exalted, does not need to swear by Himself or by any of His creation, but in the Qur’an it says that He swore by some of His creation. Can you explain this point?
Can a non-Arab say “the religion of our father Ibraaheem”?One of the saheeh Prophetic adhkaar is as follows: “Asbahna ‘ala fitrat il-Islam wa kalimat il-ikhlaas wa ‘ala deeni nabiyyina Muhammad sall-Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallim wa ‘ala millati abeena Ibraaheema haneefan musliman wa maa kaana min al-mushrikeen (This morning we affirm our adherence to the path of Islam and the word of sincerity and the religion of our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and the religion of our father Ibraaheem, pure monotheism and submission to Allah, and he was not of those who associate others with Allah).” My question is: if the one who is offering this supplication is a non-Arab, like me, does he have to say: “Abeena Ibraahim (our father Ibraaheem)”? or is it sufficient for him to say “ ‘ala millati Ibraaheem (following the religion of Ibraaheem)”, without the word “abeena (our father)”, because he knows for sure that he is not one of the descendants of Ibraaheem ( peace be upon him)?
The testimony of Tawheed includes all three types of TawheedDoes the testimony that there is no god except Allah alone with no partner or associate include Tawheed ar-ruboobiyyah (oneness of divine lordship) and Tawheed al-asma’ wa’s-sifaat (oneness of the divine names and attributes), or Tawheed al-‘uboodiyyah (oneness of worship) only? Because I read that what is meant by the phrase “I bear witness that there is no god except Allah” is: there is none that is rightfully worshipped except Allah, and I declare that I affirm that I worship Allah alone and keep away from worshipping all others. This is the meaning that I call to mind when saying it when I want to repent. Is there anything lacking in my testimony, because I do not bring to mind the oneness of divine lordship and the oneness of the divine names and attributes, even though I believe in them? Is my repentance valid?
The difference between du’aa’ for asking and du`a for worshipWhat is the difference between du`a for asking and du’aa’ for worship?.
The status of ruling by that which Allaah has revealed in IslamWhat is the status of ruling by that which Allaah has revealed in Islam? Is the one who rules by something other than that which Allaah has revealed a kaafir?.
How can Tawheed be achieved and what is the promised reward?How can a person achieve Tawheed or true belief in the Oneness of Allaah?.
Does weather forecasting come under the heading of astrology or claiming to know the unseen?There are some weather sites on the internet which forecast the weather that is expected in the next 5-10 days. Is it permissible for me to visit them? I am asking this question because I am afraid that they may be claiming to have knowledge of the unseen or it may be a kind of astrology, in which case it is haraam for me to visit them.
Is uttering the Shahaadatayn sufficient to enter Paradise?Is it true that if a person firmly believes that "there is no God but ALLAH, and Muhammad(peace and blessings of ALLAH be upon him) is his Messenger that this will be enough to admit that person to Paradise?.
There is no compulsion to accept IslamSome friends say that whoever does not enter Islam, that is his choice and he should not be forced to become Muslim, quoting as evidence the verses in which Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed, all of them together. So, will you (O Muhammad) then compel mankind, until they become believers” [Yoonus 10:99] “There is no compulsion in religion” [al-Baqarah 2:256] What is your opinion concerning that?.
What is the evidence for dividing Tawhid into three categories?My question has to do with the division of Tawhid into three categories. Is there any evidence for that?