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The Ruling on Celebrating, Israa wal-Miraaj, Mawlid, and New Years – Shaikh Muqbil Ibn Haadi al-Waad’iee

Question: What is the ruling on celebrating the night of Israa wal-Mi’raaj, Mawlid-Nabawi, and New Year’s along with the evidence? Answer: “Innovation. The Messenger (ﷺ) said: من أحدث في أمرنا هذا ما ليس منه فهو رد If anyone introduces in our matter something which does not belong to it, will be rejected [Bukhari and Muslim] So let the one who is…

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The Ruling on Writing For Newspapers – Shaikh Ahmad an-Najmi

Question: What is the ruling on writing for newspapers whether about religious topics or worldly topics? Answer: “Writing in newspapers is permissible, especially if there is benefit for people whether in their religion or their worldly life. If it is about the religion, then he will get rewarded inshallah”. [http://www.alnajmi.net/voices-action-show-id-1300.htm] Translated by Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan Abu Sulaymaan

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The Ruling on Congratulating a Disbeliever on their Festival and How to Respond If They Congratulate You – Shaikh Ibn ul-‘Uthaymeen and Shaikh Fawzaan

Shaikh Ibn ul-‘Uthaymeen rahimahullah said: “Congratulating the disbelievers for Christmas or other than that of their festivals is prohibited according to the consensus as Ibnul-Qayyim rahimahullah mentioned in the book Ahkaam Ahlul Dhimmah when he said: “As for giving congratulations for the signs specific to disbelief, then it is prohibited by consensus. Like congratulating them for their festivals or their…

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The Ruling on Students Asking for Student Assistance/Grants – Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbad

Question: Is asking for assistance from charitable organizations that give student assistance/grants enter into the prohibition [of asking others]*? Answer: “If they [the students] are sufficed, then they should not ask [from anywhere]. If they are in need, then they can ask”. [Sharh  Tirmidhi no. 90] *Translator’s Note: Some of the Ahaadith that prohibit asking others without a need include: مَنْ سَأَلَ النَّاسَ وَلَهُ مَا يُغْنِيهِ جَاءَ…

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