Major Sins and Act of Shirk


Fortunetelling (part 1 of 3) There are among mankind, people who claim knowledge of the unseen and the future. They are known by various names, among them: fortune-teller, soothsayer, foreseer, augur, magician, prognosticator, oracle, astrologer, palmist, etc. Fortune-tellers use various methods and mediums from which they claim to extract their information, among them: reading tea-leaves, drawing lines, writing numbers, palm-reading, casting horoscopes, crystal ball gazing, rattling bones, throwing sticks, etc. Practitioners of occult arts, which claim to reveal the unseen…

Read More


(part 1 of 2): What do Satanists believe? What exactly is Satanism? The Google dictionary defines it as, “The worship of Satan, typically involving a travesty of Christian symbols and practices, such as placing a cross upside down. The website wordnetweb.princeton.edu defines it as belief in and reverence for devils (especially Satan) and thefreedictionary.com adds that it is profound wickedness. Religious Tolerance, the Canadian website dedicated to accurately explaining the full diversity of worldwide religious beliefs states that, “There are…

Read More

Praying at graves

Praying at graves source: fatāwā jeddah ~ rulings from jeddah ~ tape no. 13 Question #4: “How do we bring together (the Prophet’s) (صلى الله عليه وسلم) prohibition of praying in the graveyard and his praying over the woman who used to sweep in the masjid?” Shaykh al-Albānī answers: shaykh al-albaani (rahimahullaah) clarifies the difference between praying towards the graves of the dead and praying over them: “There is no contradiction between the two narrations, all praises and thanks are…

Read More

The traveler, traveling and its conditions

The traveler, traveling and its conditions Question #2: “Why did you complete (your prayer)?” [The shaykh was led in prayer during his journey, then the imām shortened (the prayer) but the shaykh did not shorten, so he was asked about that] Shaykh al-Albānī answers: “The matter )of being considered a traveler(, in my understanding, does not depend on crossing a fixed distance as much as it depends on two things, the foundation of which is the intention, and the other…

Read More