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Fatawa on Contemporary Issues (Part Three)

Fatawa on Contemporary Issues (Part Three)

It is permissible to offer the greeting of peace to a group of people that includes some Muslims, but he should mean to direct his greeting to the Muslims. This is stated by Ibn Hajar and endorsed by Shaikh Abdullah ibn Jibreen.

The Purity

The Purity

In Islam, purity (often referred to as "Tahara" in Arabic) holds immense significance, encompassing both the physical and spiritual dimensions of a believer's life. Physical Purity relates to cleanliness of the body, clothes, and the place of worship. Ritual purity is a prerequisite for many acts of worship, such as the five daily prayers. Methods like "wudu" (ablution) and "ghusl" (full body wash) are prescribed to attain this cleanliness. Moreover, cleanliness in dietary habits, personal hygiene, and general living are emphasized throughout Islamic teachings.

The Pilgrimage

The Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage is one of the five pillars upon which the structure of Islam is built on. Its steps are clearly mentioned in Quran and it must fulfill certain rites in particular places and times in order to be complete. 

Commercial Transactions

Commercial Transactions

Commercial transaction is the exchange of property or benefit in the form of trade which is permissible as long as it happens in a certain frame. It’s preferred to have witnesses especially in large deals.

Offences

Offences

Jinayah means offence and it refers to a crime committed against a person, or property or honor.

Mandatory Punishments (Hudud)

Mandatory Punishments (Hudud)

The Arabic term hadd (plural: hudud) is defined as a punishment stated in Islamic law for encroaching on the limits set by Allah. It is also defined as a punishment stated in Islamic law, as a deterrent from committing a similar offence.

Food, Animal Slaughter and Hunting

Food, Animal Slaughter and Hunting

Islamically, all food is lawful to eat except what God has made forbidden. God forbids only what is of no benefit to man, or what may have a bad effect on man’s health or what is sinful.

Oaths and Pledges

Oaths and Pledges

There are 3 kinds of oaths: Idle oaths which are not accountable, confirmed ones which are accountable, and false oaths which are cardinal sins and cannot be atoned for.

Wills and Inheritance

Wills and Inheritance

A will is an amount of inheritance to be distributed according to a sane testator desire and preferred not to exceed one third of the sum and to exclude the heirs, and to be distributed after paying all debts.

Marriage and Divorce

Marriage and Divorce

Nikah or marriage is encouraged in Islam, it is endorsed in the Qur’an, the Sunnah and the unanimity of scholars because it protects fabric of the family and the Islamic social structure.

Zakat

Zakat

Zakat is an Islamic obligation and one of the five pillars upon which the structure of Islam is built. It is indeed the most important rukn of Islam after prayer.

The prayer

The prayer

Muslims are asked to meet Allah five times a day through performing Salah or the Islamic Prayers. These five meetings are the main factors for the love of Allah to be granted a happy life and Jannah.

The Islamic Faith

The Islamic Faith

Here is a very interesting book on the fundamentals of  Islamic belief. Its author wrote it in response to the question: "What will the servant be questioned on the day of judgment?

Purification

Purification

Muslims must be pure before praying or any other act of worship requiring purity. Purification means the removal of any physical discharge from private parts which require washing, water sprinkling or wiping. 

The Pilgrimage (Hajj)

The Pilgrimage (Hajj)

Pilgrimage is one of the five pillars upon which the structure of Islam is built on. Its steps are clearly mentioned in Quran and it must fulfill certain rites in particular places and times in order to be complete.

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