Imam Zaid Shakir on The Futility of The "Haram Police"

When Imam Zaid Shakir first became Muslim, he was a massive jazz fan. It was all he listened to. “No one ever told me music was haram,” he says. “No one threatened to lynch me or burn me in a pile of melting LPs.” So how did he give it all up? Find out in […]

Debt: How It Destroys Lives, How You Can Fight It

The good folks at Rizqwise have a very worthy multi-part series on debt that you should really listen to. If you haven’t got the time, this concluding episode is not to be missed. Rizqwise speak to Rehan Huda, a prominent investment banker and leading authority in Islamic Finance, about some of the key lessons we […]

Does the Illegality of an Income According to the Law of the Land Render It Islamically Impermissible?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I am a computer engineer but as soon as I graduated I came to America on an H4 visa. Some of my friends recommended I start a catering business and so I did it, but something has been bothering me. Since I am on an H4 visa, I am […]

True Charity – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains Hadith 25 of 40 Nawawi from Ribat Films on Vimeo

True Charity – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains Hadith 25 of 40 Nawawi from Ribat Films on Vimeo. Hadith 25 of Al-Nawawi’s Forty Hadith Explained by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani   On the authority of Abu Dharr :Some of the companions of the messenger of Allah said :” O Messenger of Allah, the affluent have made of […]

Major vs Minor Sins, and Haram vs. Makruh Tahriman

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I know about many major sins (sins mentioned in the Quran and Hadith and have a legal ruling), major sins are therefore haraam to do; as for minor sins, do they encompass all that is makruh tahrim. For instance, it it makruh tahrim to pray ‘Asr saalah while […]

The Hanafi Madhab’s Approach to Classifying Legal Rulings

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Please explain the Hanafi classification of legal rulings. Answer: Walaikum assalam, The scholars agree that in reality, every human action has a ruling unique to it. Killing an innocent human and an innocent petty lie are both unlawful (haram); however, one is immensely more grave than the other. The […]

Pictures from Mecca in 1885 – Adventurer’s photos capture a bygone Mecca –

Adventurer’s photos capture a bygone Mecca –     (CNN) — He was an adventurer, a scholar, and possibly a spy — but as Dutchman Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje proved with his rare 1885 photographs and sound recordings of Mecca, he was also a pioneering multimedia journalist. Snouck’s extraordinary collection of sepia-tinted images of Mecca […]

Are non-Muslims Allowed to Enter Mecca and the Sacred Mosque (Haram)?

Answered by: Ustadh Faraz A. Khan Question: Why can’t non-Muslim, Jews and Christians, enter Mecca or the Haram? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and faith. The short answer to your question is that historically there was disagreement among jurists with respect to the matter. Abu […]

Six Reasons Why the Fort Hood Killings by Nidal Hasan Are Clearly Impermissible (Haram) in Islamic Law

1. Betrayal of covenant (`and). 2. Impermissible deceit (ghadr). 3. Killing those not actively engaged in combat. 4. Doing something without clear religious sanction. 5. Doing something of manifest greater harm for Muslims. 6. The basis of taking human life is that it is decisively haram, unless there is clear and manifest sanction to the […]