The Descriptive Titles of Jesus in the Quran

(part 1 of 2): “The Messiah” and “a Miracle” Islam, besides Christianity, is the only major world religion that recognizes Jesus. A Muslim’s belief is incomplete without Jesus. Prophet Muhammad said: “If anyone testifies that none has the right to be worshipped but God alone who has no partners, and that Muhammad is His servant … Read more

The Slaughter of Livestock

(part 1 of 4): The Islamic Method of Slaughtering Although much less complicated and tedious that Jewish Keshrut, or Jewish dietary laws, Islam does legislate certain rules and regulation in regards to diet. All legislations which deal with this worldly life in Islam are based upon the precept of maximizing benefits and reducing harm, and … Read more

Giving the salaam to the one who is praying

On the authority of Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (radi Allaahu ‘anhu) that a man gave the salaam to the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) while he was in prayer, so the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) replied by a gesture. And when the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) made the tasleem (and ended the … Read more

The shape and orbit of the earth (Part 2)

Question #10: “What do you say about the orbiting of the earth?” Shaykh al-Albānī answers: “We in fact don’t doubt that the matter of the orbiting of the earth is an indisputable scientific fact. At the same time, we believe that it is not the purpose of the Islamic legislation in general and the Qur’ān … Read more

The rulling on the one who abandons prayer (Part 1)

Question #5: “What is the ruling on the one who abandons the prayer? And what is the difference between al-kufr ul-ʽamalī[1] (the disbelief related to actions) and al-kufr ul-ʽitiqādī[2] (the disbelief related to faith)?” Shaykh al-Albānī answers: “The one who abandons the prayer has two states: either he believes in its legislation, or he denies … Read more

The rulling on the one who abandons prayer (Part 3)

Question #10: “What about the hadīth: ‘whoever abandons the prayer has disbelieved’?” [1] Shaykh al-Albānī answers: “This is not the first hadīth in which it is said that whoever does such-and-such has disbelieved. You have the famous hadīth ‘whoever swears by other than Allāh has disbelieved,’[2] but we don’t say that whoever says ‘by the … Read more

Wives preventing polygyny

Question #3: “Is it allowed for the woman to come between her husband and polylgyny?” Shaykh al-Albānī answers: “Of course, I believe that it is not allowed for her (to do so) because of two reasons: The first (reason) is that she is hindering (her husband) from the path of Allāh and the other (reason) … Read more