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The Ruling on Men Dancing – Shaikh Ahmad an-Najmi

Question: Is it allowed for men to dance? Benefit us, may Allah reward you. Answer: “We do not know this. We do not know the Legislation to permit men to dance. It is only the women for whom amusement is permissible, generally, in three times: [at a] wedding, at the arrive of someone who was absent [i.e. traveler], and Eid. Yes”. [http://www.alnajmi.net/voices-action-show-id-1178.htm]…

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If One Leaves Off Fasting Deliberately For Years, Does He/She Have to Make it Up? – Shaikh Yahya ibn Ali al-Hajoori

Question: The one who left off fasting deliberately without an excuse, but due to work in the years that have past, is it upon him to make it up? Answer: “Making up the fast is only for the one who left it off for an excuse. This excuse is like travelling, sickness, menstruation, and post-natal bleeding. As for the one who…

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The Ruling on Conducting a Civil Marriage and Bearing Witness to It – Shaikh Ahmad an-Najmi

Question: A sister has completed a Legislated marriage contract. Now she wants to complete a civil marriage in a disbelieving country in order that it be known that they [the couple] are married and for administrative records, knowing that the one who will marry them is an administrator who is a disbeliever. They require witnesses for this contract. Is it allowed for…

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The Ruling on Taking a Loan From Someone Whose Wealth is Mixed With Haram – Shaikh Ahmad an-Najmi

Question: May Allah be good to you. This questioner says: a man has wealth that is mixed with usury. Is it allowed for me to take a loan from him? Answer: “It is allowed for you to take a loan from him as long as you are forced to do so. There is no preventative from that” [http://www.alnajmi.net/voices-action-show-id-1116.htm] Translated by…

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The Ruling on Working in Organization that Deals with Usurious Banks – Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbad

Question: Is it permissible to work in an organization which deals with usurious banks, knowing that the employee is the one who processes usurious loans? Answer: “It is well known that an organization that deals with usurious banks is not [the same] as working at the bank [itself]. For working at the bank, in most cases, is built on usury.…

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The Ruling on Ripping Apart Books Which are in the Masjid Which Contain Disbelief and Misguidance – Shaikh al-Albani

Question: “There are some books which almost have clear disbelief [in them]like Nuzhatul-Majaalis. Is it allowed to remove, for example, this book and Tabaqaat al-Kubrah and rip it apart and not leave it in the masjid? I asked you this [before] but I did not understand your answer due to the disturbance of the telephone? Shaikh: If Tabaqaat al-Kubrah by Sha’raani…

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The Ruling on Telling a New Muslim Music is Disliked Instead of Prohibited – Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbad

Question: If a new Muslim asks about the ruling on music, for example, should we say to him: it is disliked by way of gradually [teaching him the religion and its rulings]? Answer: “Do not say it is disliked. Rather, say: it is from the affairs which Islam prohibits. If he fears the new Muslim will turn away [from the…

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