Forbidden: By Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

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Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
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The Forbidden, Issues Of Great Importance That We Underestimate. Al-Muharramat (the forbidden) are the limits of Allaah (the Mighty and Magnificent). “These are the limits of Allaah, so do not approach them”. . Allaah has threatened whoever transgresses His limits and violates His sacraments stating (Glorified be He): “And whoever disobeys Allaah and His messenger and transgresses His limits – He will put him into the fire to abide eternally therein, and he will have a humilating punishment.” It is obligatory to avoid al-muharramaat in view of the saying of the prophet: “And whatever I forbade you, then avoid it and whatever I enjoined upon you, then fulfill as much of it as you able.” I ask Allaah guidance, success, and observance of His limits for myself and for my Muslim brothers. I ak Him (Glorified be He) to help us avoid al-muharramaat and protect us from sins and evil deeds, Allaah is the best protector and He is the Most Merciful. Continue reading

Treasures In The Sunnah A Scientific Approach (Parts 1 & 2)

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Zaqlol El-Naggar
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Treasures In The Sunnah A Scientific Approach: This book follow the Adadith (prophet sayings) in an attempt to trace their miraculous nature from a scientific perspective so as to pave the Sunnah’s way into the hearts of Muslims and non-Muslims as well. Continue reading

How To Approach And Understand The Qur’an

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Jamaal al din M. Zarabozo
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How To Approach And Understand The Qur’an: Since many Muslims desire to read the Quran as often as they can, it becomes of vital importance to know what conditions might exist for the reciting or touching of the Quran. This book explains if and when there are times or occasions in which a Muslim is not allowed to recite or touch the Quran due to being in a state of “impurity”.

The Quran must play a central role in the life of every Muslim. Muslims should turn to the Quran and read it on a daily basis, if possible. Since many Muslims desire to read the Quran as often as they can, it becomes of vital importance to know what conditions might exist for the reciting or touching of the Qur’an. That is, are there some times or occasions in which a Muslim is not allowed to recite or touch the Quran due to being in a state of “impurity”?

This question is obviously of extreme importance for Muslim sisters. They are the ones who will be most affected by the answer to this question since they have long periods of “impurity” (menstruation and post partum bleeding). If it can be shown that they are not allowed to touch the Quran during such states, they must not do so as an act of obedience to Allah. However, if such is not found to be true, then they may be prevented from the important act of reading the Quran because of a misunderstanding or wrong fiqh conclusion.

Unfortunately, although this is a very important question, many different opinions abound on this question. Each opinion, obviously, has some evidence for it. Therefore, in order to make an intelligent conclusion concerning this question, all of the different evidences must be dealt with and weighed. Only after that process may one make a conclusion on this matter. An attempt shall be made here to cover all of the major different opinions on this question as well as discuss which seems to be the weightiest.

Actually, two questions need to be answered and each shall be dealt with separately. These two questions are the following:

(1) What are the requirements of tahara (being in a state of ritual purity), if any, for reciting the Quran?

(This is in reference to simply reciting the Quran, for example, from memory, without actually touching a physical copy of the Quran.) Must one be free of both major and minor impurities or is freedom from major impurities alone sufficient?

(2) What are the requirements of tahara, if any, for touching the Quran?

Again, must one be free of both major and minor impurities or is freedom from major impurities sufficient? [1] (check the footnotes) Note that this article is only concerned with the “requirement” of being in a state of purity. It is not concerned with the recommendation or behavior of reading the Quran [2]. Scholars such as Imam Malik used to always like to be in a state of purity even while teaching the hadith of the Prophet (peace be upon him). In fact, that is mentioned as one of the recommended acts for teaching hadith. This is not because such is a requirement for teaching hadith. This was, however, to show respect to the subject being taught. Similarly, as was discussed in the earlier referred to article, being in a state of purity while reading the Quran will affect one’s frame of mind and outlook. It will, Allah willing, help the person benefit more from the Quran. Again, that is a separate question from what is being discussed here. Continue reading