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The Ruling on Using the Word Jahiliyyah to Refer to the Time When a Person Was Not Upright and Practicing the Religion – Shaikh Salih Ala Shaikh

Question: We hear some of the youth saying: “When we were in Jahiliyyah (the Times of Ignorance), we did such and such”.  And “in the days of Jahiliyyah such and such occurred”. And “before the Hijrah (migration), we went and such and such occurred to us”. What is the ruling on uttering these words? Answer: “This utterance using these words…

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How to Detest Those Who are Doing a Congregational Supplication After Prayer? – Shaikh Yahya Ibn Ali al-Hajoori

Question: Clarify for us how to detest the congregational supplication after the prayer? Is it by leaving the masjid or sitting in the back [of the masjid] and detesting it with the heart only? Answer: فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُم So keep your duty to Allah and fear Him as much as you can [64:11] And in the Hadith of Abu…

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Is The One Who Seeks Knowledge Over the Internet Considered a Student of Knowledge? – Shaikh Ahmad an-Najmi

Question: The questioner says: Is a person who follows lessons [takes lessons] over the internet considered a student of knowledge or a layman, if he is not capable of travelling? Answer: “It is hoped that he will attain from good what he attains [i.e. from his study]”. [http://www.alnajmi.net/voices-action-show-id-1127.htm] Translated by Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan Abu Sulaymaan

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Is One Who is Afflicted With Alzheimer’s Considered Legally Responsible? Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Hizaam

Question: The female questioner asks: Does memory loss and being afflicted with Alzheimer’s by one who is old in age enter him into the ruling of one who is insane, in terms of the legal responsibility dropping off him? Answer: ” If he reaches an extent where he does not know the meaning of worship nor is he aware of worship, then yes…

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The Ruling on Visiting Family Members Who Are People of Innovation – Shaikh Yahya ibn Ali al-Hajoori

Question: I have brothers who are secularists, socialists, and from the Muslim brotherhood. They do not love me visiting them because I advise them at times. I am rough with them in speech, so am I sinful if I boycott them? Answer: “If you see that visiting them is something of benefit, then visit them and advise them. Be lenient with these…

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The Ruling on Being Lenient in Displaying Pictures on WhatsApp – Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Hizaam

Question: There is negligence from some people regarding putting pictures on their cellphones, especially on WhatsApp and other than it. They use the excuse that it [the picture] is hidden? Answer: “It is necessary that a Muslim fears Allah, the Exalted and not seek excuses for himself and seek justification for himself. For a picture is a picture. Pictures of…

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