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Q&A: Drawing Pictures, Benefitting from Impurities & Work of the Employee based on Commission

Questions:  Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu... There are three questions which I hope that you kindly respond to them: 1. The ruling of hand drawing and drawing living objects; such as human beings and animals, and then placing them and hanging them in houses.  2. Is it permissible to take a gene from a pig, such as a growth gene, and then putting it in a halal food, such as cucumber, for the sake of growth? 3. These days, using the word percentage has increased, that is if you sold this month for 120,000 dinars, you would get a quarter percentage for example; and if you did not sell, you would not get anything. Is this state permissible? May Allah bless you, be with you, and bring victory between your hands. Answer: Wa Alaikum Assalam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu, 1. As to hand drawing and drawing living objects... Drawing pictures of humans and animals that are similar to reality... Prohibition mentioned in the evidences applies

Q&A : The Reality of Ethanol from the Viewpoint of Islam

Question: Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh, To the honorable scholar, Ata Bin Khalil Abu Al-Rashtah, may Allah safeguard him and look after him. Can you please provide an explanation of what exactly is the Islamic view on Ethanol? Is the substance itself considered Khamr, and therefore it is prohibited,  regardless whether it stands alone or in a solution, and regardless of its amount (in a solution, e.g.: drinks, perfume, etc.?) I apologize, there is one more thing, please discuss about ethanol in fruits. Barak Allahu Feek. Answer: Wa Alaikum Assalam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh, As I learned from the specialists in the science of alcohol, that there are two types: Ethyl alcohol and Methyl alcohol. So if the name contained in the question, “Ethanol", is Ethyl alcohol then here's the answer: 1. Alcohol has a class called methyl alcohol, and I was told that it is not an intoxicant but is a deadly poison. Spirit fuel is from this clas

Explanation of At-Takattul al-Hizbi (Party Structuring) - Part 13

Sharh At-Takattul Al-Hizbi  (Explanation of  Party Structuring ) by  Sheikh Mohammad Al-Hawarey  (rh).  This is a translation from Sheikh Hawarey's explanation of the unique book by Sheikh Taqiuddin an-Nabhani.  To access part 12 click here As a result of this the society in the Islamic world including the Arab countries became upon a condition that did  not enable a sound Takattul to be established from it. It was natural that all of the movements and party structures in name would fail because they were not established upon the basis of a deep thought which would lead to a precise organisation and a preparedness that could be trusted in and counted upon. And it is unfortunate that even to this day they have not attempted to establish a basis for themselves despite the confirmation of failure. It was also natural that these movements and structured parties would be disjointed or disconnected because they were no established upon an ideology (Mabd

Explanation of At-Takattul al-Hizbi (Party Structuring) - Part 12

Sharh At-Takattul Al-Hizbi  (Explanation of  Party Structuring ) by  Sheikh Mohammad Al-Hawarey  (rh).  This is a translation from Sheikh Hawarey's explanation of the unique book by Sheikh Taqiuddin an-Nabhani.  To access part 11 click here Before Islam the individual used to go forth to satisfy his instinctual hungers as much as he could without any lim its or paying attention to a law. Therefore he used to undertake and utilise his complete freedom in a way which is exactly what those people are calling for today and as such it represented a Raj’iy (reactionary) manner via instinctive reaction (or returning to the instincts to regulate the behaviour). Islaam then came and took hold of the human and distinguished him through his worship to Allah and made all of his actions restricted to the commands of Allah (swt) and His prohibitions. His life was organised and regulated by systems, Ahkaam (rulings) and Qawaaneen (Laws) that had been legi

A Response to the Huffington Post article, “Why Gay Marriage May Not Be Contrary To Islam”

There is an attempt to push Muslims into accepting homosexual marriages. Various articles have been written including one in the Huffington Post which attempts to muddy the waters between Islam, recognising it as a sin, and whether this means we should oppose state laws that legalise gay marriages. The full article can be found here It can be summarised as follows: 1. We live in the west and not in a Muslim society. 2. We should afford human rights and equality to all whether gay or not. 3. There’s a difference between sin and criminalisation by law 4. Ibn al qayyim permitted Zoroastrian incestuous marriages. The response: 1. We live in the West but we do not leave our Islam in the Muslim world. Although we do not seek to exact punishment against practising homosexuals in the West as we do not have the political authority to do so, we should not become normalised to such a grave sin. Rather, we know homosexuality is being aggressively pushed in the West and parti

Does the ‘Big Bang breakthrough’ Challenge Belief in God?

On March 17 th , researchers announced the potential discovery of a long-predicted twist in light from the big bang that represents the first image of ripples in the universe called primordial gravitational waves. The finding is considered to be direct proof of the theory of inflation – the idea that the universe expanded extremely quickly in the first fraction of a nanosecond after it was born. Some will consider this as a progressive step in the role science has played to explain the origins of the universe without the need of a Creator. The Finding “This is huge,” says Marc Kamionkowski, professor of physics and astronomy at John Hopkins University, who was not involved in the discovery but who predicted back in 1997 how it could be found. “It’s not every day that you wake up and find out something completely new about the early universe. To me this is as Nobel Prize–worthy as it gets.” What is Inflation? The big bang was originally hypothesised by Belgian priest an