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Should a Student Memorize The Three Fundamental Principles and Kitab at-Tahweed or Just Read them? – Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan

Question: Is it necessary in the beginning of my seeking of knowledge that I memorize the Three Fundamental Principles and Kitab at-Tawheed first or is it sufficient I just read them? Answer: “It is necessary that the teacher know this Aqeedah and these books. So the first thing is to join a teacher who knows these books and is able…

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The Ruling on Soccer Players Making the Prostration of Gratitude on the Pitch – Shaikh Salih al-Fawzaan

Question: What is the Ruling on Soccer Players Making the Prostration of Gratitude on the Pitch? Answer: “Soccer and playing soccer is not a blessing and the prostration of gratitude is only [done] during the renewal of blessing. So it [i..e. this action] is an innovation in this position. What do we gain from this soccer? What do the Muslims…

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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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