Imām Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ Al-ʿUthaymīn [d. 1412 AH] said:
As for the vessels used by the disbelievers, they are permissible [for us]. If someone was to say to us: What is the evidence?
We reply: The general [meaning] of the saying of the Most High:
هُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ لَكُم مَّا فِي الْأَرْضِ جَمِيعًا ﴿٢٩﴾
‘It is He who created for you all of that which is on the earth.’
If Allāh has already made the food of the People of the Book [Jews and Christians] permissible for us, then it is well-known that sometimes they will bring it to us cooked in their vessels. Also, it is confirmed...
From one of the greatest acts of obedience is the conveying of the salāms to the people. Allāh sent down legislative rulings and guidelines on how the believers should behave and interact with one another, guidelines on good character and manners, and from these guidelines is the importance of spreading the salāms. It is peace that protects one from all difficulty, defects, illnesses, and all harm, and because of this Jannah is called Dār al-Salām, those who enter Jannah will be safe and in total bliss, ease and peace, and because of this Islām has stressed the importance of spreading the...
Al-ʿAllāmah, Shaykh ʿUbayd al-Jābirī (hafiẓahullāh ta’āla) begins by explaining that the discussion today deals with how people should act with deal with one another. He highlights that Allāh sent the Messengers to rectify the conditions of the people. This rectification covers matters of the religion and the worldly affairs, in this life and for the hereafter.
This issue of correction comes through two matters:
Worship: to single out Allāh with all worship
Actions and dealings with the people
The first matter is with regard to Tawḥīd, its importance, and that Allāh did not send a Prophet...