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The Condition of the Book The Lives of the Companions (حياة الصحابة) – Shaikh Muqbil bin Haadi al-Waadi’ee 

Question: What is your opinion of the book The Lives of the Companions by Kandhlawi? Answer: “The book The Lives of the Companions has in it Ahaaadith that are authentic, Ahaadith that are weak, Ahaadith which are fabricated, and false stories. So it is not necessary to rely upon it. However, we advise (you) to read The Merits of the Companions…

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The Ruling on a Woman Travelling to Hajj or Umrah Without a Mahram – Shaikh Muhammad bin Hizaam and Shaikh Ibn ul-‘Uthaymeen

Shaikh Muhammad bin Hizaam (may Allah preserve him) wrote: “A group of the People of Knowledge took the opinion that a Mahram is a condition for the obligation of making Hajj and this enters into the expenses which Allah mentions: “those who can afford the expenses” [3:97]. It is the opinion of Ahmad, Ishaaq, ath-Thawri, ash-Shafi’ee in one statement, Ibn…

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Supplications for When it it Rains – Shaikh ‘Adnan al-Masqari

Shaikh ‘Adnan al-Masqari (may Allah preserve him) wrote: “ Chapter: Supplication when the Rain Descends 1. اللّهُمَّ صَيِّـباً نافِـعاً O Allah, may it be a beneficial rain cloud Proof: عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم كَانَ إِذَا رَأَى الْمَطَرَ قَالَ ‏ اللّهُمَّ صَيِّـباً نافِـعاً ‘Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated that the Messenger of Allah…

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The Ruling on Pig Skin – Shaikh al-Albani

Question: [This is] a question from a man in Europe. He bought a jacket and then it became clear to him that it was from pig skin. So what is the ruling on it? If it is haram, is it permissible for him to gift it to a Christian? Answer: “This question has two angles. The first angle: is his…

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The Ruling on Brown Discharge that May Come Out After Using Menstruation Preventing Pills – Shaikh Ibn ul-‘Uthaymeen

Question: the female questioner says: I am a woman who tied her tubes to prevent birth and when I arrived to perform Umrah, I used pills to prevent menstruation. A small amount of brown discharge came from me before Fajr after using the pills for a week and it was the time menstruation usually discharges. When I tied my tubes…

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Directing One’s Complaints to Allah

Imam Ibn al-Jawzi (may Allah have mercy upon him) said: “Surely the Salaf used to dislike complaining to the creation. Complaining, even though there is comfort in it, indicates weakness and humiliation. Patience from it is evidence of strength and honor” [at-Thabaat ‘indal-Mamaat (1/55)] Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah have mercy upon him) said: “Verily complaints should be directed…

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