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Ruling on Using Stimulants – Shaikh Abdul Muhsin al-‘Abbad

Question: Are stimulant pills considered from intoxicants? They are used for difficult actions like memorization, reviewing, and driving cars? Answer: “These are harmful. The doctors say they are harmful. A person should avoid causing harm upon himself because the soul needs sleep and rest. For a person to continuously be in a specific condition in terms of being stimulated, removing…

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Is drinking Coffee when breaking the Fast from the Sunnah? -Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan

Question: Is breaking the fast with coffee and dates against the Sunnah because it was not reported from the Prophet (ﷺ)? Answer: “Coffee is water. The Prophet (ﷺ) drank water during the Iftar. It is from water. Yes”   [http://alathar.net/home/esound/index.php?op=tadevi&id=1139&coid=12266 ]   Translated by Faisal ibn Abdul Qaadir ibn Hassan Abu Sulaymaan

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Establishing a second congregation prayer if the first congregational prayer did not finish – Shaikh Ibn ul-Uthaymen

Question: What is the ruling on establishing a second congregational prayer in the masjid knowing that the first congregation did not finish and is their prayer considered nullified? Answer: First, if you come and Imam is in the last tashahud and you are with him in the congregation, do not start [ a second ] prayer until you complete the…

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Is Communal Iftar an Innovation? – Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and verdicts

Question: I heard from some of the brothers that Communal Iftar is an innovation, in the month of Ramadan or for voluntary fasts, is this correct? Answer: There is no harm in communal Iftars in Ramadan or outside of it as long as he does not believe this gathering is an act of worship due Allah’s statement: لَيْسَ عَلَيْكُمْ جُنَاحٌ…

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How to sit when eating -Shaikh Al-Albani

Question: Is there a hadith about the way to sit when eating food? Answer: “There is. It is to sit erect upon the heels or to raise one foot and lay the other foot flat [and sit on it] taken from his statement (ﷺ):   إنما أنا عبد أكل كما يأكل العبد وأجلس كما يجلس العبد Verily I am a…

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