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The Ruling on Buying and Selling On the Internet – Shaikh Ibn ul-‘Uthaymeen and Shaikh Salih al-Fawzaan

Shaikh Salih al-Fawzaan hafiduhallah was asked: Question: In regards to the Merchandise that is bought over the internet. The payment is also made over the internet through a money-exchange. Is the transaction valid? Answer: “The origin of a transaction is that it occurs in a sitting. A sitting between a seller and buyer. However, if you know the seller, you…

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What is the Ruling on Giving and Receiving Letters of Recommendation? – Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbad

Question: Some administrations and universities request recommendations from the one applying. What is the ruling on giving or writing recommendations? Does it fall under these Ahadith*? Answer: “There is no harm. A person writing what he knows about another man is like witness who affirm his recommendation until they [the universities or administrations] know he is upright. If a person writes what…

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The Ruling on Celebrating Christmas – Shaikh Salih Fawzaan

Question: With the entering of this Gregorian month, the Christians begin celebrating Christians and their festivals. What is the ruling on participating with them in their celebrations, whether performing it or being present for it or exchanging gifts in it or giving congratulations? Answer: “All of this is not allowed. It is not allowed to participate with them or be present…

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The Ruling on Broadcasting the Khutbah in the Sister’s Section- Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbad

Question: Is it allowed to broadcast the Jummah Khutbah on the women’s section with both the voice and image of the Khateeb? Answer: “There is no need for this. [Is] the people’s affair showing pictures and [the women] looking at the men? This is not necessary. The women come to the masjid, stay away from the men, and have the picture of…

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The Ruling on Chewing Gum In Front of Others- Shaikh Ibn ul-‘Uthaymeen

Question: What is your opinion on chewing gum in front of people? Answer: “In our custom, it is against the manhood (المروءة)”. [Kanz uth-Thameen Fi Su’alaat Ibn Sunayd no. 799 pg. 182] Translator’s Note: Shaikh Ibn ul-‘Uthaymeen rahimahullah also mentioned this elsewhere in his works: “What breaches manhood according to one people may not be a breach according to other people. It may…

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