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Is There a Difference Between (عليكم السلام) and (وعليكم السلام) When Replying to the Greeting – Shaikh al-Albani

Question: Our Shaikh, what is the difference between (عليكم السلام) and (وعليكم السلام) ? Shaikh: “There is no difference and both are allowed. However, perhaps what is better is [to add] the waw (و)” [Silsilatul-Huda wan-Nur no. 164] Translated by Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan Abu Sulaymaan

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The Ruling on Using the Electricity at Work to Charge One’s Cellphone or the Likes – Shaikh Salih al-Fawzaan

Question: What is the ruling on using the electricity at work to charge a cellphone or the likes of that? Answer: “There is no harm in something small and temporary. As for a lot and continuous use, then that is not allowed because it is exploitation due to [the electricity] being a public good, not personal and specific. It is…

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The Ruling on Women Clapping Outside of Prayer – Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbad

Question: The Prophet (ﷺ) said: التصفيق للنساء Clapping is for women [Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood, and others] Is this specific to prayer or is it general for when she is outside of prayer? Answer: “Even outside the prayer. So a woman, when she wants to notify [someone] regarding something, she does not make tasbeeh. Like if someone knocks on the door…

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Why is the Khutbatul-Haajah Called the Sermon of the Need? – Shaikh al-Albani

Questioner: “Assalamu Alaykum Shaikh: Alaykum us-Salam wa rahmatullah Questioner: How are you? Shaikh: All praise is due to Allah, I am good Questioner: All praise is due to the Lord of the Worlds Shaikh: All praise is due to the Lord of the Worlds Questioner: I have four [questions] Shaikh: Go ahead Questioner: May Allah increase you in virtue. Some…

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