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Ruling on saying the Hawqalah (La huwla wa La quwwata illa Billah) when a disbeliever dies and supplicating for him – Shaikh Bin Baz

  Question: If a man or woman dies and he/she was a disbeliever, is it allowed that we say: إن لله وإنا إليه راجعون We belong to Allah and to him we shall return or is it not allowed? Also is it allowed that we say: يا أيتها النفْس الْمطْمئنة ارْجعي إلى ربك راضية مرْضية (It will be said to…

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Fraud in order not to pay taxes? – Shaikh Al-Albani

Question: Is fraud, in order to not pay taxes. permissible? Answer: Fraud is not from the ways of the Shariah and from another angle, taxes are not legislated in Islam except in necessity- as came in the previous question. However it is not allowed for the Muslim to tread a path in contrary to the established system. If his behavior…

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Ruling on Taxes – Shaikh Al-Albani

Question:  What is the Islamic ruling on Taxes? Answer: Taxes are what are called المكوس (tolls). The tolls are from what the Muslim scholars have agreed are not permissible except in one situation, which Imam Shaatibi spoke about in detail in his book Al-‘Itisaam when he spoke about innovation, that his statement (ﷺ): “every innovation is misguidance and every misguidance…

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How to move the finger in Tashahhud? – Shaikh Al-Albani

Question: What is the way of moving the finger in Salah-in the Tashahhud? Answer: There is the Hadith of Wa’il ibn Hujr that he saw the Prophet (ﷺ) when he sat in Tashahhud in Salah. He said:  فَرَأَيْتُهُ يُحَرِّكُهَا يَدْعُو بِهَا ‏ “So I saw him moving it, supplicating with it” [Saheeh Sunan Nasai no. 888] This movement does not…

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The Principle for distinguishing between Major Shirk and Minor Shirk Shaikh Ibn al-‘Uthaymeen

Question: Oh virtuous Shaikh! What is the principle for Major Shirk(Shirk Akbar) and what is the principle for Minor Shirk(Shirk Asghar)? Is disobedience considered from Shirk knowing that the love for desire and disobedience overcomes the love of Allah? Answer:   The principle for Major Shirk is that it is what expels one out the religion. This returns to [the principle]…

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