Alliance and Amity, Disavowal and Enmity
The concept of loyalty and disavowal (al-wala’ wa’l-bara’) and its importanceThere are those who say that it was the Kharijites who came up with the phrase loyalty and disavowal (al-wala’ wa’l-bara’), and they used these exact words, but they did not interpret the phrase in a comprehensive way that included beliefs (‘aqeedah).
Is Black Friday Prohibited in Islam?What is the ruling on what is called Black Friday? Is it permissible to call it by this name? Is that regarded as imitating the disbelievers? Or is it regarded as being prohibited merely because it gives the majority of people an excuse to spend extravagantly and squander money? In other words, is it prohibited on the grounds of warding off mischief? Is buying and selling on that day prohibited?
A Christian complains about prohibition of Muslims celebrating or congratulating people at ChristmasWhy do you condemn the celebration of the what Christians think is birth of the son of God (Allah)? We should be teaching respect for other peoples and religions. Yet with such condemnation and calling it falsehood, it makes it difficult for rational, honest, and respectful persons to communicate.
Ruling on giving charity to non-MuslimsIs it permissible to give charity to non-Muslims if they are in urgent need? Will the person who gives such charity be rewarded?
Travelling to kaafir countries for the purpose of teaching and da’wahThe Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “I have nothing to do with every Muslim who settles among the mushrikeen.” (Reported by al-Tirmidhi, no. 1604; Abu Dawood, no. 2645. Classed as Hasan by al-Albaani. See also Saheeh al-Jaami’, no. 1461). Nowadays we see hundreds of thousands of Muslims settling among the mushrikeen. Some good people have gone to set up Islamic institutions there, for the purpose of teaching the children of the Muslims, primarily, and also to call people to Allaah. If a teacher is asked to go and settle there in order to teach and call people to Allaah, is it permissible for him to respond?
Muslim working in law enforcement in a non-Islamic countryI have a question regarding the permissibility of becoming a law enforcement officer in this country that does no follow sharee 'ah. Is it haraam to be enforcing laws that have not been developed by our Creator Allaah and His holy Prophets (upon whom be peace)? Even if it means enforcing laws on non-Muslims? Partciluarly, is it permissible to enforce a law like punishing someone for speeding on the highway? What about allowing someone to drink alcohol if he is over 21 but not if he is under 21? Even though this is not Islamic, should a Muslim allow such behaviour among non-Muslims? Of course, Muslims will be accountable for these haraam actions in the Hereafter, but is it okay to let non-Muslims do this?
Ruling on helping a Muslim move to a non-Muslim countryI need your help in a fiqh issue. My friend wants me to help him in finding a job here in the US. The process as we all know would be that he'll get a job here the company will sponsor him with an H-1. That could in the future convert to Green card with the due process. I know I'm not be in the process of his applying for the Green Card, but the initial step of his landing here I would be part of it. So, is it Islamically okay for me to help someone to land here in the US (I think he wants to move to US & not move back again to Pakistan)- a non-Islamic/Muslim state? I think I would be responsible for that if something goes wrong with him or his family - aqeedah wise?
Ruling on loving non-MuslimsAssalamu'alaikum. I am very in love with my girlfriend, a Chinese non-Muslim.We've been together for 5 years and planned to be wed soon. The problem is she is the eldest in her family and by tradition has to look after her parents who are non-Muslim.I have tried to convert them to the Islamic faith but they refused to submit to Islam. As a Muslim, I respect their decision but will I be doing a sin if they continued to live with my girlfriend and I after we wed. I deeply love and respect them even though they rejected our religion as they are my girlfriend's parents. They however were understanding enough to not keep idols and deities in the house after we wed but they love to eat pork (just like any other Chinese) What am I supposed to do? My girlfriend doesn't eat pork anymore and she has submitted to Islam willingly but she is concerned about changing her name as her parents want her to keep her original name(i.e. Wong Wan Pei). Can this be allowed?
One who lives among people who commit shirkA man lives within a community that commits shirk (polytheism) by appealing for help from other than Allah. Is he allowed to pray with them with their leading the prayer? Is it obligatory to abandon them? Is their Shirk considered shirk al-akbar (great and serious act of disbelief by associating other beings with Allah’s supremacy)? Is alliance with them treated the same as alliance with true non-believers?
Ruling on loving non-MuslimsI have a number of questions about a specific topic, namely: interacting with non-Muslims and loving them. Firstly, if the following things are haram: 1. making friends with non-Muslims, 2. loving non-Muslims 3. and similar issues having to do with the way we relate to non-Muslims – then 1. how can a Muslim help non-Muslims to enter Islam? Do not tell me the argument which says that if helping non-Muslims is for the purpose of softening their hearts and calling them to Islam, then that is fine, because I wonder how you can call them to Islam when you are just pretending to befriend them, and you are not sincere in this friendship? I hope that you will not mention this matter as part of the answer. 2. Marriage of a Muslim man to a non-Muslim woman. The question in this case is: isn’t Islam a religion of love and peace? Then how can it be prohibited to love non-Muslims and to deal with non-Muslims as we deal with Muslims? I have many questions, but I feel that the type of questions I want to ask is haram, so I will keep my mouth shut and not ask them. But I hope that you can answer me in a very precise and comprehensive manner. I may sound foolish for asking these questions, but I am trying to learn more and more about my religion.
If his non-Muslim relative says to him I love you, can he respond in a like manner?I was wondering what a Muslim should say to a non Muslim family member who says, "I love you" to him or her. Should we say I love you too in return? Are we allowed to say that to our non Muslim relatives?
Ruling on using the church as a hall for activities for Muslim childrenWhat is ruling on using the church as a hall for activities for Muslim children. There are no statues or crosses, just some faces on the ceiling.
No father is accountable for his child’s wrongdoing, and no child for his father’s wrongdoingI have a question abou this verse: Al kahf - ayah 5 They (Christians) have no knowledge of it, nor had their fathers. Grave is the word that comes out of their mouths; they speak not except a lie. What do they mean with nor had their fathers. For example if the son of a sheikh who knows every single word of the quran converted to Christianity. Does that mean his father has no knowledge?
Permissibility of showing kindness to a non-Muslim and lending him moneyI loaned money to a non-muslims and now he is refusing to pay me, always making excuses that he cant pay me while I know he can as he recently bought a house. I feel it has reached the level of theft. If I dont get my money back from him in this dunya will Allah somewho compensate me with ajar in the next life or that does not apply if the person who I loaned the money to is a non-muslim.
Is it permissible to grieve for a man who died as a disbeliever, because he will abide for ever in Hell?Is it permissible for a Muslim to mourn the death of a Christian person because he will go to Hell after his death?
Her mother bore her from a marriage to a Christian man, and she is asking about the ruling on her relationship with her father and her non-Muslim sistersI am a muslim woman living in a non Islamic country. My mother is a Muslim but unfortunately she married a Christian in a secular cour, t lived together with him for about twenty years and has seven children with him including me. AlhamduliLlah now they are separated. In terms of religion, we were told that when we grow up every child would choose their religion. Nevertheless we were raised going to church mostly and celebrate both Islamic and Christianity celebrations. Our mother was telling us Islam is the truth but she was not actively teaching nor was she practicing it. AlhamduliLlah some of us became Muslims while two of our sisters after reaching puberty they got baptized and got married to Christians. Personally I did not attend any of their weddings and I do not interact with them at all. This is due to my understanding that if a child is born from a Muslim mother then she automatically becomes a Muslim and hence if she decides to be baptized after puberty she has then retarded On the other side my mother and my other siblings are treating them nicely, seeking assistance from them and cooperating with them well as one would do to her Muslim children and sisters. Please clarify to me: 1. How should we interact with our non Muslim sisters and their family according to the Qur’an and Sunnah? 2. What are our responsibilities towards the man who raised us as father and if we are allowed to take assistance from him or from my Christian sisters?
She is living in a non-Muslim country where she is afraid to wear Islamic dress and seek Islamic knowledgeI am a woman living in France, and I want to wear the jilbaab. Near me there is an organisation that teaches Islamic knowledge, to which the Salafis come, both men and women, and I found out that the police are watching them and recording everyone who enters it. So I hesitated to wear the jilbaab out of fear, and I hesitated to go to that organisation to seek knowledge. What advice can you give me?
How can she congratulate a non-Muslim girl who was in an illicit relationship with a boy and is going to marry him?If possible, I would appreciate if this question could be answered urgently Two non-Muslim family members recently got engaged and are planning to get married. Both of them were in haram relationships (dating, etc) with the person they are engaged to marry. I have to speak with both of them soon, could you please tell me examples of statements I can say without congratulating them since they were in haram relationships.
Breathing exercises to heal the chemical imbalance in the brainI am suffering from extreme OCD and chemical imbalance. I regularly consult with the doctor . Along with the medicine he strongly recommended me some breathing exercises. For example inhale air from one nostril and exhale from other and like that. It is something like breathing exercises done by hindu saints. I wanted to know that, is it permissible for me to do these exercises as an exercise and not relate it with spirituality or any form of worship.
The one who reviles the Muslims and praises the kuffaar is on the edge of disasterWhat is the ruling on one who reviles the Muslims and praises the kuffaar, and even wishes to be one of them?.