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The Ruling on Working in the Field of Journalism – The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’

Question: I hope from your Eminence an answer to my question and guidance for what is best for my worldly life and hereafter. I am a employee in one of the media organizations which works in the field of journalism. That is: it produces issues and publishes newspapers and magazines specific to it. It also publishes newspapers and magazines for…

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The Ruling on Transliterations For Ahaadith, Supplications, and Adhkaar – Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbad

Question: What is the ruling on writing the texts of the Prophetic Ahaadith and Adhkaar in transliteration? Answer: “Translate it. [As for] translating its meaning, there is no harm. As for translating the texts in transliteration, then that cannot be done. This is because the ordering of words in Arabic is not like the ordering of words in other languages.…

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The Ruling on Photocopying a Book Which Has “All Rights Reserved” Written Inside of It – Shaikh Muhammad bin Hizaam

Question: A man photocopied a book which has “all rights reserved” [written] in it because he is not able to obtain a copy of the book which is available for sale. So what is the ruling on this action? Answer: “In relation to photocopying books which have “all rights reserved” [written] in them, then whoever needs a copy to benefit…

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The Recommendation of Having a Siwaak Next to You When You Sleep

On the authority of Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him): كَانَ لا يَنَامُ إِلا وَالسِّوَاكُ عِنْدَ رَأْسِهِ ، فَإِذَا اسْتَيْقَظَ بَدَأَ بِالسِّوَاكِ “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) did not sleep except the siwaak was at his head. When he woke up he would begin with the siwaak” [Reported by Ahmad and Ibn Nasr graded Hasan by Imam al-Albani…

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A Forgotten Sunnah: When the Mu’adhin says the Two Testimonies of Faith (in the Adhan), the listener says: “And I (too), and I (too)”

  A Forgotten Sunnah: When the Mu’adhin says the Two Testimonies of Faith (in the Adhan), the listener says: “And I (too), and I (too)” ‎عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم كَانَ إِذَا سَمِعَ الْمُؤَذِّنَ يَتَشَهَّدُ قَالَ ‏ “‏ وَأَنَا وَأَنَا ‏ ‘A’ishah said that when the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) heard the Mu’adhain uttering the testimonties,…

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The Ruling on Power Bands/Bracelets – Shaikh Salih al-‘Usaymee

Shaikh Salih al-‘Usaymee (may Allah preserve him) said: “That which should be cautioned against is that which has spread in recent times called power bands/bracelets. Verily these bracelets and bands which have spread are from minor Shirk because they are not established as a means through the path of the Legislation nor the path of Qadr. The factor for establishing…

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