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Some Advice About Snapchat – Shaikh Ali at-Tuwayjiri

Shaikh Ali at-Tuwayjiri (may Allah preserve him) said in regards to Snapchat: “…In reality we are in calamity in this time period. Nowadays we have what is called Snapchat and this type of speech. A person takes a picture of everything for you. That is, if you follow his Snapchat, you will see things which you will not see even…

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The Ruling on a New Muslim Not Being Able to Pronounce the Shahadah Properly When Entering into Islam – Shaikh Ibn ul-‘Uthaymeen

Question: Some new Muslims, when their being prompted to recite the Shahadah [to enter Into Islam], are not able to pronounce it properly? Answer: “There is no harm in this due to His statement, the Exalted: لاَ يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلاَّ وُسْعَهَا Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope [2:286]” [Fataawa Su’aal ‘alal-Haatif (2/699)] Translated by Faisal bin Abdul…

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The Ruling on Explaining the Shahadah to a New Muslim in Their Language Before Having Them Recite it in Arabic – Shaikh Ibn ul-‘Uthaymeen

Question: In relation to new Muslims, we have them recite the Shahadah after explaining it to them in their language so that they understand it first.Then we have them recite it in the Arabic language. Is there any harm in that? Answer: “This is good. There is no harm in it” [Fataawa Su’aal ‘alal-Haatif (2/698)] Translated by Faisal bin Abdul…

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Is Asking A Scholar Considered From Treading a Path In Search of Knowledge? – Shaikh Ibn ul-‘Uthaymeen

Question: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: مَنْ سَلَكَ طَرِيقًا يَلْتَمِسُ فِيهِ عِلْمًا سَهَّلَ اللَّهُ لَهُ بِهِ طَرِيقًا إلَى الْجَنَّةِ Whoever treads a path to seek knowledge therein, Allah will make easy for him a path to Paradise [Muslim] So is asking the Scholars considered from seeking knowledge? Answer: “Yes. It is a means from the means of knowledge. If…

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Advice for Those Who Withdraw from the Live Lessons and Suffice With Listening to Tapes – Shaikh Ibn ul-‘Uthaymeen

Question: Some people suffice with listening to tapes of lectures and withdraw from the sittings of the remembrance of Allah [i.e. the lessons]. What is your advise on that? Answer: “Verily this does not equal sitting in front of the Shaikh and learning directly from him. However, sometimes a person is not free. No doubt sitting in the sittings of…

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The Ruling on Congratulating Somone on Their Birthday Via Text Message – Shaikh Sa’ad ash-Shathari

Question: Congratulating a person on the day of their birthday via text message only and not having a party [for that occasion]. [Is that allowed?] Answer: “A birthday is a day a person should comfort/console himself because a year of his life has passed. Following that, he should be given condolences [on such a day] not congratulations. The arrival of…

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