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  1. Assalaamoalaikum I listened to a lot of tafseer of the qur'an. -- Ali
  2. Hey soledad ! Muslims pray five times a day because those are the obligatory prayers. But one can pray more than the obligatory prayers too. And welcome to the board. -- Ali
  3. For Muslims the roles of Men, and Women are determined by the quran, and sunnah. We believe that no one can determine the level of freedom given to each gender, except Allah (SWT). Muslims do not become feminists, of Male chauvinists. -- Ali
  4. Assalaamoalaikum Solitude please think before you type something. Shaving beard is a disliked action. If one does not agree with anything, it doesn't means that that makes the issue "Stupid". Before you typed this you should've looked for dalail. Al-Bukhaari, Muslim and others narrated that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Trim the moustache and leave the beard.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5443; Muslim, 600. According to another report: ‘Be different from the mushrikeen: cut the moustache and let the beard grow.” Narrated by Muslim, 602. And Muslim (383) narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Trim the moustache and let the beard grow; be different from the Magians (Zoroastrians).” It says in Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah (5/136): What is meant by letting the beard grow is leaving it alone and not cutting it, so that it will grow thick. This is the teaching of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) as regards his words and commands to others. With regard to his own actions, there is no report that says that he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) removed anything from his beard. With regard to the hadeeth narrated by al-Tirmidhi from ‘Amr ibn Shu’ayb, from his father, from his grandfather, that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to remove something from the width and length of his beard – al-Tirmidhi said that this is a ghareeb hadeeth (al-Tirmidhi, 2912). This isnaad of this hadeeth includes ‘Umar ibn Haroon who is matrook (rejected), as al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar said in al-Taqreeb. Hence it is known that this hadeeth is not saheeh and cannot be used as evidence to oppose the saheeh hadeeths which indicate that it is obligatory to leave the beard alone and let it grow. With regard to what some people do, shaving the beard or trimming something from its thickness and length, this is not permissible because it goes against the teachings of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and his command to let the beard grow. A command implies that a thing is obligatory unless there is an indication to suggest otherwise, and we know of no such indication in this case. Shaykh Muhammad al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: Cutting anything from the beard goes against the command of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) who said: “Leave the beard alone”, “Let the beard grow,” etc. Whoever wants to follow the command of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and follow his teaching should not remove anything from his beard at all, because the teaching of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is that nothing should be removed from the beard. This was also the way of the Prophets before him. Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 11/126. Some of the scholars are of the view that it is permissible to remove anything more than a “handful” of the beard [the hair of the beard that comes beneath the hand if the beard is seized in the hand], basing that on the action of Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him). Al-Bukhaari (5892) narrated: When Ibn ‘Umar did Hajj or ‘Umrah he would take hold of his beard and would trim any excess. Shaykh Ibn Baaz said: Whoever quotes the action of Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) to show that he used to cut whatever of his beard was longer than the “handful” during Hajj cannot use this as evidence, because this is ijtihaad on the part of Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him), and proof is to be found in reports (from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)), not from ijtihaad. The scholars (may Allaah have mercy on them) clearly stated that the reports from the Sahaabah and those who came after them that are proven to be sound are what constitute evidence and proof, and they take precedence over any opinion if it goes against the Sunnah. Fataawa wa Maqaalaat al-Shaykh Ibn Baaz, 8/370. Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn Qaasim said in his essay Tahreem Halq al-Lahyah (Prohibition on shaving the beard), p.11: Some scholars granted a concession allowing removal of whatever is longer than the “handful”, based on the actions of Ibn ‘Umar, but most of the scholars regard that as makrooh. This is more correct, for the reasons stated above. Al-Nawawi said: The preferred view is that the beard should be left as it is and should not be shortened in any way at all… and it says in al-Durr al-Mukhtaar: with regard to cutting it any shorter than the “handful”, no one said that this is permissible. taken from Islam-qa In addition to this All of the Aima have a consensus that keeping a beard is wajib. Maybe we do not agree with it, but neverthless that doesn't makes it stupid. -- Ali
  5. Perhaps Under your circumstances Migration is the only best option left. Read this Ruling about joining the Army. -- Ali
  6. Assalaamoalaikum Take some time out each day, to read a part of the quran, with its translation, and the tafseer. Also read the seerah of the Prophet Muhammed (SAW) regularly. Ramadan: The TV Free Month. Our best chance of kicking the television habit comes in Ramadan every year. It is the time of year when every Muslim who has any trace of Iman in his or her heart, is naturally inclined toward doing good and staying away from evil. And it should be like that. Did not the Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, curse the Muslim who finds Ramadan but does not use it to seek forgiveness for his previous sins? If we cannot leave sins or vain activities during Ramadan, when can we? We not only have the strongest moral and religious reasons to do so, it is also easy because the regular activities of Ramadan leave little time to be wasted in front of television. Muslim organizations and communities will do a great service by launching a campaign to declare Ramadan as the TV free month. Urge all the Muslims in your community to turn it off for at least one month. And who knows, after one month many may decide to stay away from it because of the personal insights they got through the experience. Taken from understanding TV May Allah accept our prayers, and give us taufeeq to do more and more acts of worship during the month of Ramadan. -- Ali
  7. Islam and christianity cannot be compared, because there is a huge fundamental difference. Islam is a deen, and Christianity a religion. Islam wants itself to be established as a system, and not only as a set of beliefs. On the contrary Christianity is only a set of beliefs, ... are there any laws in Christianity? .. Confession? Some christian sects even don't believe in that! And there is only one Islam, and the defination of a muslim, and mo'min(believer) is different. Yes I am a fundamentalist, but not a terrorist. -- Ali
  8. Walaikumusalam A valid question. I think you should present this question in front of a scholar. Because perhaps there are some circumstances, or fatwas already regarding this matter. -- Ali
  9. When I was new in the US, I saw a girl and a boy indulging in haram acts, and immediatly lowered my gaze. But what broke my heart was that... the girl was a daughter of a muslim (perhaps herself was a muslim!) ... I was devastated But still there exist muslims who walk with lowered gaze, and live with peace of mind, thinking that they are just submitting themselves to Allah's will. May Allah save us from following into these traps of shaytan. -- Ali
  10. AssalaamoalaikuM Sexual Promiscuity is on the rise, not only in the West, but mostly through out the world. Actually this is just one of the dajjali fitnahs, which are falling in to make way for Dajjal. Our sight is a gift from Allah, and we should only use it in halal way. Desire should not be fed, but only thru Halal way, and succumbing to desires and falling into haram just makes these desires go out of control. -- Ali
  11. Yes Indeed C.E stands for Common Era. -- Ali
  12. Even if you save 50 cents each day, that would be adequate to feed a person in Pakistan, Afghanistan etc. And if that is not possible, due to financial reasons, then a person should perform acts of charity, voluntary prayers, and ask Allah for forgiveness. “So keep your duty to Allaah and fear Him as much as you can” 64:16 “Allaah burdens not a person beyond his scope” 2:286 Also visit Islam-Qa for more queries about fasting. -- Ali
  13. Ramadan: How to Make the Most of it (Urdu)
  14. My experiances.... Well.... I'll write about it soon InshaAllah. Its just that when I start writing about it... it goes on and on and forever -- Ali
  15. One of the main aims of The shaytaan is to make humans get rid of their modesty, and the high status they have. And sadly many muslims have lost their modesty in taqleed (imitation) of the western culture. Keep up the good work, May Allah give barakah in your efforts. -- Ali