Question :
What is the meaning if the ‘Aqeeqah of the newborn child, and is it Fardh (obligatory) or Sunnah (supererogatory)?

Answer :
The ‘Aqeeqah of the newborn child is the sacrificial animal that is slaughtered in seeking nearness to Allaah and thanking Him for the blessing of the newborn child on the 7th day after its birth. The people of knowledge have differed over whether it is Sunnah or Fardh. Continue Reading »


Dust is my bed

By Meshary Alarada

Dust is my bed, embraces me and it’s my cover now

The sand surrounds me even behind my back

And the grave tells a dankness of my affliction

And the brightness draws a line

 Where is my family’s love? They sold my loyalty! Continue Reading »

Question :

What is the ruling on a person urinating while standing, is it forbidden or permissible?

Answer :

It is not forbidden for a person to urinate while standing, because it has been authentically reported by al Bukhari and Muslim, on the authority of Huthaifah, may Allah be please with him, that the Prophet (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) came to the rubbish pit of a people and urinated while standing (al-Bukhari no.226). Continue Reading »

In the Kitaab of “al Imaarah”, al-Imam Muslim narrated a Hadith from Abu Huraira radhiyallahu ‘anhu, “the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said, “verily, the first group of people will be judged on Judgement Day are three. Among them was a man who died in the quest for martyrdom. He was brought in and shown him the pleasures that if he would get from charity, so he knows it. God asks, ‘What have you done to get it?’. He replied, ‘I have fought your way until I die as a martyr. Continue Reading »

From the evil and reprehensible matters is that some who claim to be from Banu Haashim (i.e. claim to be a Sayyid; someone related to the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam’s family) say that there is no kafaa’ah (marriage compatibility) between them and someone from outside of their own clan. So they do not get married outside of their clan, nor allow anyone from outside of their clan to marry them. This is a great error, a monstrous ignorance, oppression against the woman, and it is a legislation which neither Allaah nor His Messenger sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam legislated or prescribed. Rather, Allaah – the Most High – said:

“O mankind! We have created you from a male and female, and have made you into nations and tribes; that you may know one another, Indeed the most noblest of you with Allaah is the one who has the most taqwaa (piety, fear, and obedience of Allaah).” [Soorah al-Hujuraat 49:13] Continue Reading »

Between Solomon and Qarun

Knowledge is a medicine