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In Ramadhan, Saudi gave France $12 billion while Children Die in Yemen

News: In a TV news report, the father was sitting on the hospital bed next to his daughter, Amal, trying to distract her from the pain. Her mother and two brothers had been killed in the fighting in Yemen and she had horrible burns on her arms and legs. The hospitals in Yemen were complaining of lack of medicine to treat such patients and reports say nearly 20 million Yemenis are in need of humanitarian aid. In the same week, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited France and was due to sign $12 billion worth of defence contracts. Comment: Ramadhan is a time where one witnesses the unity of this noble Ummah in our  ibadat  and worship of Allah سبحانه وتعالى. Muslims everywhere performing the same actions; fasting, filling the masajid and praying for forgiveness. Muslims empathising with one another and donating generously to the poor amongst us as the Prophet ﷺ was most generous in Ramadhan. A few days ago, I watched a news report of the young Yem

Q&A: Iran’s Role in the Region

Question: Assalamu alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu. Dear respected Shaykh, may Allah سبحانه وتعالى protect and safeguard you. Why has the United States allowed Iran to escalate in its relatively rapid diverse military capabilities which has become one of the more important countries in the region in terms of playing influential roles on the course of events in both Iraq, Syria, the Gulf and the enflamed region in general? What is the American policy in containing this evasive role? May Allah سبحانه وتعالى reward you. From Mais Bader Answer: To say that the role of Iran in the region is one of evasion is a misdirected saying. Whereas Iran is proceeding with America in all of the region’s issues… And Iran is a central state in the US policy in the region, and America depends on it in Iraq and Syria, and in Yemen, Afghanistan, and in Lebanon and others… The one following Iran’s actions with detailed analysis finds that apparent, as more than one of the Iranian leaders h

Accounting the rulers is a Fareedah (obligation)

Allah سبحانه وتعالى said: كُنْتُمْ خَيْرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ تَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ “You are the best Ummah to have been raised up for mankind, you command the Ma’roof and you forbid the Munkar” (Aali ‘Imraan 110) And He سبحانه وتعالى said: وَلْتَكُنْ مِنْكُمْ أُمَّةٌ يَدْعُونَ إِلَى الْخَيْرِ وَيَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَأُولَئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ “Let there be from you an Ummah calling to the Khair and commanding the Ma’roof and forbidding the Munkar and they are those who are the successful ones” (Aali ‘Imraan 104) Allah سبحانه وتعالى has requested the commanding of Ma’roof and the forbidding of the Munkar in these two Aayaat in addition to many others in the Qur’aan Al-Kareem. The request (Talab) has been connected by the indicator (by a Qareenah) that indicates decisiveness (Al-Jazm). This is the praise and commendation attached to those who undertake the commanding of the Ma’roof and

Q&A: Withholding the Product (as Collateral) for its Price

Question by Izzideen Ibn Abd As-Salam: As-Salaam Alaikum Wa Rahmatulah Wa Barakatuhu Our honourable Sheikh, I pray that you receive my message and you are in the best of health. I pray that you will be patient to address my question which I will outline in this manner: A buyer goes to a seller to buy a house or a plot of land, the sale will be in payment of installments as they agreed upon. The buyer takes the house or the plot of land, but he does not possess the full ownership until the last payment of the installments. The buyer can do almost anything with what he bought except for selling it. For example, he can not sell the what he purchased only after paying the last installment of payment. The question posed now: “People approach members of the Hizb to ask them about this type of transaction because of the trust they have in them. However, the replies from the members differ, some say it is permitted and others say it is prohibited as follows: Those who say it is permitted: