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Aug 22, 2023
[Q]: What is your advice for those who belittle their elders in age? For example, they belittle a man who is upon the sunnah for thirty or fourty years but he does not know the Arabic language and he does not know from the Qurʾān except a little. So they would come back from al-Madīnah and belittle them by saying: “Look at them! They are 60 years of age and they do not comprehend the Arabic language.” They belittle them so that they can be raised in the sight of the people. [A]: If an Englishman, a Frenchman, or an American who does not comprehend the Arabic language thereafter acknowledge…

Aug 14, 2023
[Q]: Recently a film was released based on the fictional character Barbie. The film posits women being strong only as feminists and men being futile and misogynist. How should Muslims interact with popular culture and what does Islām say about male and female roles? From the 2023 Canadian Summer Conference: The Daʿwah of the Noble Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم)

Aug 11, 2023
Knowledge of the unseen is extremely vast, and Allāh, The All Knowledgeable, may occasionally choose to reveal some of it to some of His Prophets and Messengers who may then relay it to us. Allāh said about Himself: عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ فَلَا يُظْهِرُ عَلَىٰ غَيْبِهِ أَحَدًا ‎﴿٢٦﴾‏ إِلَّا مَنِ ارْتَضَىٰ مِن رَّسُولٍ “He is the Knower of the unseen. He only discloses it to selected Messengers.” [al-Jinn, 72:26-27] Believing in any revealed knowledge of the unseen then becomes a part of faith. Saʿd ibn Muʿādh (رضي الله عنه) was a revered Companion. He was from the Anṣār as he was from the Aws t…

Aug 10, 2023
The [Prophet] (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: ‘Allāh said: ‘I am as my slave thinks I am [towards him]. I am with him when he remembers me. If he remembers me by himself, I remember him within myself. If he remembers me before an assembly, I remember him in an assembly greater than it.’ Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī Al-Shawkānī [d. 1250 AH] commented: (I am with him when he remembers me): This explicitly proves that Allāh the Glorified, the High, is with His slaves [in His knowledge] should they remember Him. This necessitates that He specifies them with His Mercy, and supports them with His guidance and …

Aug 10, 2023
[Q]: If it is not obligatory upon a child to perform ṣalāh, why did the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) order the people to instruct their sons and daughters to perform ṣalāh by completion of the age of seven [i.e. the beginning of year eight1], and to beat them2 if they do not perform it by the age of ten?3 Does a person deserve to be beaten for an act that is not obligatory upon them anyways? [A]: The father has only been ordered to command his child to pray, and to beat him if he does not, as a way of perfecting and completing the care and attention he must show towards his children. As it…

Aug 10, 2023
Fanaticism is divided into two categories: Fanaticism towards personalities: for example, the Christians towards ʿĪsāʾ ibn Maryam. Likewise, the fanaticism of the Shīʿah towards ʿAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib and his descendants, etc. Fanaticism towards ideologies: this is more dangerous than the previous type of fanaticism because fanaticism towards personalities only destroys the fanatic, but fanaticism towards ideologies destroys the religion, societies, countries, and nations — it destroys everything. This is like the fanaticism of the corrupt Khawārij terrorists; if their ideology is found wi…


Aug 8, 2023
Imām al-Bukhāri (رحمه الله) said: Narrated by Anas (رضي الله عنه): A man asked the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) concerning the Hour, saying: “When is the Hour?” He replied: “What have you prepared for it?” He said: “Nothing except for the fact that I love Allāh and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم).” He (صلى الله عليه وسلم) replied: “You will be with those who you love.” Anas said: “There was nothing that made us happier than the happiness we felt because of the saying of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم): “You will be with those you love.” Anas said: “As I love the Prophet (صلى الله عليه …