09 Jan

Prawns are halaal

Lawful to you is game from the sea and its food as provision for you and the travelers, but forbidden to you is game from the land as long as you are in the state of ihram. And fear Allah to whom you will be gathered.

[Qur’aan 5:96]


Abu Hurairah said:

"A man asked the prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam): 'O Messenger of Allah, we travel by sea and we take a little water with us, but if we use it for Wudu', we will go thirsty. Can we perform Wudu' with seawater?' The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: 'Its water is a means of purification and its dead meat is permissible.'"

[Sunan al-Nasaa’i]


The Maaliki, Shaafi'i, and Hanaabilah all follow the Qur'aan and Sunnah in this matter and permit one to eat prawns.

Do not miss out on this delicious delight based on anyone's incorrect opinion regarding the matter.


20 Dec

Sale and trade during Jumu’ah prayer

O you who have believed, when [the adhan] is called for the prayer on the day of Jumu’ah [Friday], then proceed to the remembrance of Allah and leave trade. That is better for you, if you only knew.

[Qur’aan 62:9]

al-Qurtubi says that the Madhhab of al-Shaafi'i is that any sale conducted during the time of Jumu'ah prayer will be contracted and won't be invalid. 

al-Qurtubi holds the opinion that the correct opinion is that the sale and trade conducted at the time of Jumu'ah prayer is invalid and uses the following hadith to support his view:


'Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) said:

The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa allam) said, "He who does something contrary to our way will have it rejected."

[Sahih Muslim]


Ibn al-Arabi [the Maaliki jurist] also holds the opinion that the sale and trade conducted at the time of Jumu'ah prayer will be in valid. 

The sale and trade of those who are not required to attend the Jumu'ah prayer is valid. 


08 Dec

We are closer to him than his jugular vein

And We have already created man and know what his soul whispers to him, and We are closer to him than [his] jugular vein

[Qur’aan 50:16]

Imaam al-Tabari says that the scholars of the Arabic language have differed in regards to the meaning of the portion of the Verse which reads:


"and We are closer to him than [his] jugular vein"


وقال آخرون: بل معنى ذلك ( وَنَحْنُ أَقْرَبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ حَبْلِ الْوَرِيدِ ) بالعلم بما تُوَسْوس به نفسه

A group has said that the meaning of that ("and We are closer to him than [his] jugular vein") is by means knowledge of that which his soul whispers to him


01 Dec

Whoever exchanges the favor of Allaah

Ask the Children of Israel how many a sign of evidence We have given them. And whoever exchanges the favor of Allah [for disbelief] after it has come to him – then indeed, Allah is severe in penalty. 

[Qur’aan 2:211]


And whoever exchanges the favor of Allaah” – This is general and includes everyone even though it is used to indicate Bani 'israa'iil because they changed what was in their Books and strove against Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). This also includes the disbelievers of the Quraish because Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) was sent to them as a blessing. They denied this blessing when they refused to accept the blessing and were not thankful for it by remaining kaafirs.


They exchanged belief for disbelief when chose not to accept Islaam.


Anyone who rejects the Message that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) has brought falls under this Verse.


al-Tabari said the blessing in this Verse means Islaam.



Tafsir al-Qurtubi
Tafsir al-Tabari


23 Nov

Is it obligatory to answer the walima invitation

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The following is one of three opinions among the scholars


You do not have to respond to the walima invitation. It is a Sunnah to respond. It is not waajib. This is the opinion of the masses of the Hanafi and Shaafi'i. It is a saying amongst the Hanaabilah. Ibn Taymiyyah chose this opinion.


Walima involves eating food and taking possession of maal. No one is required to take possession of the maal of someone else without choice. Take Zakaah as an example. The one who is given Zakaah is not required to take it. Such is the case with all forms of Zakaah despite the fact that they are obligatory. Thus, it is more befitting in the case of things other than Zakaah like the walima.

Kuwaiti Encyclopedia of fiQh
Volume 45 Page 236


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