Entries by Abdul Latif

Ranks and Meaning of Paradise

Question: Why did Allah create Paradise and what is the best thing a human can ever do? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear questioner, Thank you for your important question. Allah Most High created the creation, and Heaven and Hell to manifest Himself so that He would be known. The various experiences […]

The Stock Market and Madhhabs

Question: Is investing in the stock market permissible in the Shafi’i school? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear questioner, Thank you for your important question. In principle, investing in the stock market is permissible in the Shafi’i school. One of the most significant scholars who worked on modern Islamic finance was the […]

Doubts Caused by Evolution

Question: Looking at the fossil record and other evidence for evolution has given me doubts. We know Allah fashioned the other creatures on Earth. The evidence for outlying genetic overlap between humans and ancient primates in a fossil record suggests the groups evolved separately from each other, and so on. We arrive at a very difficult […]