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  • Prophetic prohibition against economic monopolies

    Monopoly, or Ihtikar in Arabic, is a prohibited practice in Islam because it leads to injustice. The Prophet Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) has made explicit and specific statements about it. For example, he said: "Whoever withholds food (in order to raise its price), has certainly erred!" [Muslim] Also: "Whoever strives to increase.. More

  • Lying: an Islamic perspective

    What is Lying? Lying is the complete opposite of truth. So, anything that is untrue and deliberately intended to mislead another person is a lie. A lie, therefore, can be anything spoken or written that is totally or partially baseless, unreal, made-up, distorted or exaggerated; for example, if someone were to deliberately state that a five foot.. More

  • Tayammum (dry ablution)

    Definition In Arabic, the word Tayammum literally means an 'aim' or 'purpose.' In Islamic Law, it refers to: 'Aiming for or seeking soil to wipe one's face and hands with the intention of purification and preparing oneself to pray, and so on." Proof of its Legitimacy This act of ritual cleansing is proven by the Quran, Sunnah (prophetic.. More

  • Backbiting & Slander - An Islamic perspective

    Allah Says in the Quran what means: "And why, when you heard it, did you not say: 'It is not for us to speak of this. Exalted are You, [O Allah]; this is a great slander?'" [Quran 24:16] Backbiting & Slander Defined Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam(may Allah exalt his mention) once asked: "Do you know what backbiting.. More

  • Mortgage

    Mortgaging refers to the security for a debt against an article that can cover it or its value (in case of non-fulfillment). Mortgaging is permissible according to the Noble Quran, the Sunnah (Prophetic Tradition) and the consensus of Muslim scholars. Allah, Exalted be He, says (what means): {...And if you are on a journey and cannot find a scribe,.. More

  • Usurpation

    According to the faqihs, usurpation refers to usurping other's possessions by force without having the right to take them. Usurpation is prohibited according to juristic consensus, for Allah, The Exalted, Says (what means): {And do not consume one another's wealth unjustly...} [Quran 2: 188] Usurpation is considered one of the grievous ways of eating.. More

  • Contemporary Contracts and Transactions

    The insurance contract The commercial insurance contract is one of the unlawful contracts because of the gharar (risk due to uncertainty about the sold item) involved. The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, was reported to have forbidden the gharar-based selling. [Muslim on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with.. More

  • Foods and Drinks - II

    • Ruling on alcohol: 1- Ibn ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with them, narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "Every intoxicant is khamr (alcohol), and every intoxicant is haram." [Muslim] 2- ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More

  • Foods and Drinks - I

    • Ruling of foods and drinks: According to principle, all good and beneficial things are lawful and all harmful and evil things are unlawful. Moreover, all substances are lawful and permissible to use, except those proven otherwise by evidence, or those which cause certain and evident harm. 1- Allah Almighty has made all that which entails benefit.. More

  • Celebrating Al-Mawlid is a Bid'ah

    The commands mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah to follow the laws of Allah and His Messenger, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and the prohibitions of introducing innovations into the religion are quite clear. Allah Says (what means): Say [O Muhammad], 'If you should love Allah, then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins.’&q.. More

  • Damage and Damages

    Allah, The Most High, has prohibited usurping other people's property and has imposed liability for whatever is damaged of the property taken without right even if it was by mistake. Whoever damages another person's property - that is considerable - without its owner's permission, is financially liable to make up for it. Imaam Al-Muwaffaq, may Allah.. More

  • Islam on gambling

    Before the advent of Islam, like other many-sided evils, gambling was also on the increase. The Arabian society, plagued by ignorance and illiteracy as it was, had also fallen prey to this evil. Gambling fairs were held, and the rich and poor took part in them according to their means. Drinking bouts were also held. People tried their fortunes for.. More

  • Hijab: definition and conditions

    Hijab is an Arabic word that describes the Muslim woman's entire dress code, which includes a veil and whatever else is needed to cover everything except the face and hands. It is adopted at puberty - an age when, according to Islam, people become accountable for their actions. This essay will attempt to briefly enumerate the basic requirements regarding.. More

  • Divorce in Islam

    Marriage, as prescribed by Allah, is the lawful union of a man and a woman based on mutual consent. Ideally, the purpose of marriage is to foster a state of tranquility, love and compassion in Islam, but this is not always the case. Islam discourages divorce but, unlike some religions, does make provisions for divorce by either party. Allah provides.. More

  • Conditions of Sale in the Islamic Economy

    1. Consent: A sale is not valid unless there is mutual consent between the two parties. In the Quran, Allah Almighty says (what means): {But only [in lawful] business by mutual consent.} [Quran 4:29] But, how can the consent condition be met between the two contracting parties? Scholars have three different opinions on how the consent condition.. More

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