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Ruling on Display Screens in the Masjid – Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan

Question: Oh virtuous Shaikh, May Allah facilitate for you [good], what is the ruling on placing display screens at the back of the Masaajid to display Ahaadith and some rulings to benefit the people? Answer: “No, display screens  and writing should not be placed in the masjid and nor should posters/banners be hung. The masjid is free from all these distracting affairs. The…

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Ruling on clothing Shared between the two genders (unisex clothing) – Shaikh Abdul Muhsin al-’Abbad

Question: In some lands the adornment of the women similar to the adornment of the men and they resemble. There is no difference between them except the women veil? Answer: If you find something like this, and this is a reality, then the imitation [between women and men] is in other matters. That is in regards to the thawb: If…

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Ruling on eating some Animals not mentioned in the Book and Sunnah – Shaikh Abdul Muhsin al-’Abbad

Question: Is it allowed to eat the meat of elephants, giraffes, and Kangaroos? What is the principle in eating the meat of animals? Answer: It is known in that the Shariah came with principles in this chapter. So every bird with talons and every animal with fangs is Haram. As that has come from the Prophet (ﷺ) [Saheeh Muslim no.…

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Reciting Dua with Tarteel (reciting in a paced measure with tajweed) – Shaykh Saleh Al Fawzaan

Shaikh Salih al Fawzan hafidhuhallah said: “This person asks about making tarteel in dua. Tarteel is in the recitation of the Qur’aan The Qur’aan is read in tarteel. As for the speech of people, Dua and otherwise, it is not read in tarteel. That is madd (elongation), ghunna, and the rules of Tajweed are for the Qur’aan alone. As for the speech of…

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Women’s Gym – Shaikh Abdul Muhsin al-‘Abbad

Question: Does a women’s gym enter into the prohibition [ie. of entering the public bath]? Answer: These women’s gyms are a new fitnah, which the women of this time have been tested by. It is upon the women and the young girls to avoid entering into the likes of these things” [Taken from Sharh Sunan Ibnul- Majah no. 267] Translated…

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Ruling on Short Stories – Shaikh Abdul Muhsin al-‘Abbad

Question: Today there is in school an art that is taught. It is called the art of short stories. The students are asked to write on a specific subject in the form of a story from their imagination. So does this enter in the prohibition of storytelling? Answer Shaikh Abdul Muhsin al-‘Abbad hafidhuhallah: “Storytelling quotes some things, as for this,…

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When does someone exit the bounds of Ahlul Sunnah – Shaikh Muqbil ibn Haadi al-Waadi’ee

Question: When does a man exit the bounds of Ahlul Sunnah? Answer: If most of his actions are in opposition to the Sunnah. For example: he establishes mawlids [the birthdays of the Prophet] and he calls upon other than Allah and that is an innovation that removes someone from the religion. Supplication to other than Allah is an innovation that…

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Ruling on Buffet – Shaikh Salih al-Fawzaan

Question: May Allah be good to you, oh possessor of virtue, this questioner says: I heard that you said that the open buffet is haram? Is this correct and what is the reason? Answer: This speech I did not say, this is a lie. I was asked about entering a buffet and a person eats what he wills and the…

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Ruling on selling mixed(Halal and Haram) items in the store – Shaikh Muqbil

Shaikh Muqbil ibn Haadi al-Waad’iee rahimahullah was asked: Question: If a Muslim sells in his store some haram things, is all of his money haram? Answer: No, in accordance to what he sells. The wealth remains with suspicion and ambiguity. Piety/cautiousness (الورع ) is to leave it off. As for him, then the sin [on him] is in extent to what…

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