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[ Al-Azhar] Europeans take the ruling of Ahl al-Fatrah

From Dr. Ahmed Tayeb, Shaykh of Al-Azhar:

Europeans will taken on the same ruling as those of Ahl-al-Fatrah (people of the intervals), in that Allah(swt) isn’t going to punish them , because the message of Islam has reached them in an incorrect , altered and repulsive manner.  It is obvious that they don’t know anything about Islam except through what they watch on the screens of killing and its like.



[IslamQA] Ruling on Eating Mermaids

It was taken off the site, but I still managed to get a hold of it. I archive this purely for posterity.

Praise be to Allaah.

A mermaid is a creature that lives in water and looks like a human. As to whether it really exists or it is a mythical being, that is subject to further discussion.

It says in a footnote in al-Mawsoo’ah al-Fiqhiyyah (5/129): From the modern academic resources that are available to us, it may be understood that the mermaid, which is called Sirène in French, is a mythical creature that is described in fairy tales as having an upper body like a woman and a lower half like a fish.


[IslamQA] Ibn Taymiyah on Love

I’m not bashing Ibn Taymiyah, just sharing an interesting view he has:

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in Majmoo’ al-Fataawa (10/129):

Love is a psychological sickness, and if it grows strong it affects the body, and becomes a physical sickness, either as diseases of the brain, which are said to be diseases caused by waswaas, or diseases of the body such as weakness, emaciation and so on. End quote.

(يقول شيخ الإسلام ابن تيمية رحمه الله “مجموع الفتاوى” (10/129 :
” والعشق مرض نفسانى ، وإذا قوي أثَّر فى البدن ، فصار مرضا فى الجسم : إما من أمراض الدماغ ، ولهذا قيل فيه هو مرض وسواسي ، وإما من أمراض البدن كالضعف والنحول ونحو ذلك ” انتهى .

Taken from here:

[IslamQA] Did the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) commit sin?

Praise be to Allaah.

Firstly: the use of the word “sin” in the question is a grave mistake, because sin (khatee’ah, pl. khataayaa) is impossible in the case of the Messengers. It is more correct to say mistakes, because a mistake may be made unintentionally, which is not the case with sins.

Secondly: with regard to sins, the Messengers, including Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), never committed any sin intentionally as an act of disobedience towards Allaah after receiving their Mission (risaalah). This is according to the consensus of the Muslims. They were protected from major sins (kabaa’ir) but not from minor sins (saghaa’ir).


[IslamQA]The Misguided Sect of al-Qur’aaniyyeen

Taken from Here:

Praise be to Allaah.

Some people have started to claim that the Sunnah is not a source of legislation. They call themselves “al-Qur’aaniyyeen” and say that we have the Qur’aan, so we take as halaal whatever it allows and take as haraam whatever it forbids. The Sunnah, according to their claims, is full of fabricated ahaadeeth falsely attributed to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). They are the successors of other people about whom the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) told us. Ahmad, Abu Dawood and al-Haakim reported with a saheeh isnaad from al-Miqdaam that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“Soon there will be a time when a man will be reclining on his couch, narrating a hadeeth from me, and he will say, ‘Between us and you is the Book of Allaah: what it says is halaal, we take as halaal, and what it says is haraam, we take as haraam.’ But listen! Whatever the Messenger of Allaah forbids is like what Allaah forbids.”

(Al-Fath al-Kabeer, 3/438. Al-Tirmidhi reported it with different wording, and said that it is hasan saheeh. Sunan al-Tirmidhi bi Sharh Ibn al-‘Arabi, al-Saawi edn., 10/132).


[IslamQA]Prophet Daniel in Islam: A Prophet buried after Prophet Muhammad(saw)?

Taken from here:

I have question regarding the prophet Daniel . Who was he (Biography) and is it true that during the reigin of Umar that some of the Companions found him and reburied him?


[IslamQA]Does the consensus of the people of Madinah constitute shar‘i proof?

Taken from here:

I have heard that Imam Maalik used to regard the consensus of the people of Madinah as binding proof. Is this correct? If that is the case, then is it regarded as binding proof for the entire ummah?



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