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Ruling on Celebrating Birthdays and Wedding Anniversaries in Islam – Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen

Question: What is the ruling on organizing celebrations for the birthdays of children or for wedding anniversaries? Answer: There are no celebrations in Islaam except Friday the weekly ‘Eid, the first day of Shawwal – ’Eidal-Adha. The day of ’Arafah might be called an ‘Eid for those who are at’Arafah on that day, and the(…)

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Showing Gratitude and Thanking Allaah with Words, Deeds and Belief – Ibn Baaz

 بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Thankfulness realization and signs of Allah’s Grace A lecture delivered by Shaykh Ibn Baaz in Al-Jami Al-Kabir in Riyadh on 29/Safar/1400 A.H.’ Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. The righteous will have a noble end. May peace and blessings be upon the Truthful and the Honest, (Prophet Muhammad –(…)

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Soothsaying (Fortune-Telling) & Categories of People who visits Fortune Tellers – Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen

Question 32: What is Soothsaying? The Answer by Shaykh Uthaymeen: Soothsaying or divination (Kihaanah) is of the measure Fi’aalah and it is derived from al-Kahn which means speaking falsely, and searching for the facts in ways that are completely unfounded. This was the practice of some people during the pre-Islamic era (al-Jaahiliyyah) and with whom the(…)

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Belief in Pre-decree (al-Qadar) produces magnificent fruits affecting the conduct and the heart of a person – Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen

There remains a brief statement regarding al-Qadar, and it pertains to the fact that belief in Pre-decree produces magnificent fruits affecting the conduct and the heart of man. Because if you believe that everything occurs by the Pre-decree of Allaah, then at times of delight you will give thanks to Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic,(…)

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The Recitation of Soorat al-Faatihah For the Prophet’s Soul – Shaykh ibn Utahymeen

Question 62: As regard those who bequeath that the Faatihah be recited on behalf of the Prophet’s soul, or on his behalf by the Prophet’s grave? The Answer by Shaykh Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah): It is not binding to execute this bequest, because it is a bequest of an unprescribed matter. For the Prophet (Sallallaahu alaihi wa(…)

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Explanation of the Saying of Allah: “It is those who have knowledge among His slaves that (most) fear Allâh” – Ibn Baz

Q: Please provide the (explanation/exegesis) of the Saying of Allah, “It is those who have knowledge among His slaves that (most) fear Allâh.” [Surah Fatir, 35: 28] A: This lofty Ayah indicates that those who possess knowledge about Allah, His Din (Religion), His Glorious Book, and the Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet) of(…)

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Reason why mentioning wealth before children in the Qur’an – Shaykh Ibn Baaz

Q: When wealth and children are mentioned together in the Noble Qur’an, wealth is always mentioned first, although a father’s children are more beloved to him than his wealth. What is the wisdom behind this? A: The Fitnah (temptation) which is caused by wealth is greater, for it allows people to fulfill their Haram (prohibited)(…)

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The difference between Ibadah (Worship) and Obedience – Imam Ibn Baaz

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most MercifulAn extract from my letter I sent to His Excellency Shaykh Abu Al-A`la Al-Mawdudyconcerning the difference between `Ibadah and obedience On 2/4//1392 A.H., Abu Al-A`la Al-Mawdudy sent me a letter no. 1526, dated 2 Safar, 1392 A.H. explaining his case and Tufayl’s, his successor in(…)

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