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The Ruling on Delivering Two Friday Sermons: One in a Foreign Language and Another in Arabic – Shaikh Abdul Muhsin al-‘Abbad

Question: In my country, the Imams give a Khutbah (sermon) before the second Adhan in our language so that the people can understand. Then after the second Adhan, they give a summarized sermon in Arabic. So what is the ruling on that? Answer: “It is not correct to give two sermons or multiple sermons: one sermon in a foreign language and another in Arabic. Verily…

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The Ruling on Wearing Nike – Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbad

Question: We are businessmen who buy [products] from wholesalers and we sell them piece by piece. Our question is: there are some shoes, socks, and clothing that have a trademark. This trademark symbolizes the goddess of victory according to the Greeks. Is it allowed to sell this product? This is because some people say this trademark is for the quality…

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The Ruling on Placing an Adhan on the Cell Phone to Notify a Person of the Time For Prayer – Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbad

Question: Is it allowed to place an Adhan on the cell phone for notification [of the prayer time]? Answer:  “There is no harm, that is, so as to determine the time [of the prayer]. For example, before the emergence of fajr the adhan is made 15 minutes before or more than that and a voice is heard when the time comes, then there is…

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The Ruling on Using the Cell Phone in the Masjid ul-Haram and Charging it in the Masjid – Shaikh Ibn ul-‘Uthaymeen

Question: Oh Virtuous Shaikh, What is the ruling on a person in ‘Itikaf calling on a cell phone inside the Masjid haram and charging it using the electricity of the haram? Answer: ” This is a precise issue. As for speaking on a cell phone in the Haram, then there is no harm in it. It is like you speaking to…

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The Ruling on Reading the Supplication of the Market in Store Fronts, Groceries, and Supermarkets – Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbad

Question: A question came in regards to mentioning this supplication in the storefronts, or groceries, or supermarket. Is it sufficient to mention [the supplication of the market] in the markets of our custom nowadays or is for the general market? Answer: “In any case, if a person says it in a place of buying and selling, even in a specific market,…

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Is the Supplication For the Market Said in a Book Exhibition? – Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbad

Question: [Is the Supplication of the market] said in the exhibitions which sell books? Answer: “Yes, it is a market. It is well-known that in these exhibitions there are collections [of books] and different types/kinds of people. In there is a collection [of items], voices, and books that are sometimes not good”. [Sharh Tirmidhi no. 390] Translated by Faisal Ibn…

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The Ruling on Saying the Supplication for the Market If Someone Does not Intend to Shop – Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbad

Question: If a person passes through the market and does not intend to shop, does he say this supplication [i.e. supplication for the market*]? Answer: “Yes, he says it”. [Sharh Sunan Tirmidhi no. 378]   * The supplication for the market is the following: أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ مَنْ دَخَلَ السُّوقَ فَقَالَ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ…

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The Ruling on Paying the Electric Bill or Water Bill For a House Bought Using a Usurious Loan – Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbad

Question: A youth lives with his parents and his father bought a house with a usurious loan. Is it allowed for this youth to help hos father pay the electric bill or water bill? Answer: “Yes, he can help his father in paying the bill and he can live with him. If his father repents, then inshallah Allah returns to the one…

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