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Light of the Qur’an:

These next 3 days all of us will go through pangs of hunger as we fast more than 4 hours – our gastric emptying time.

As you feel the hunger remember that this fast can never be taken away from you on the day of Judgement. Even if we owe other people our deeds for some mistake that we have done to them; they can never take our fasts.

“..the fasting is for me and I will reward him for it..” [Hadith Qudsi in AlBukhari]

So it is the closest of our deeds that will always stay with us. Some scholars also said since the reward has no clear limits, that it is too large to measure on the scales on the judgement. This is the beauty of Fasting. Finally, fasting will witness for us on the Day of Judgement. Ibn Rajab alHanbali said: Fast the long hot days seeking for food and drink on a day that is longer and hotter than any days on Earth. Allah give me and you food and drink on the plains of the Day of Judgement and delight when we meet Him ameen ya Rabb.


Hadith 14: The Poisoned Well; Burying Elitist Privilege.

Asalaam Alaykum brothers and sisters.

Bismillah. Alhamdulillah. Wa salaat wa Saleem ala rusulullah. (Saw)

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I must warn you all to be very careful about investing any of your hard earned cash into One Coin, information is NOW surfacing to show it may not be what it claims to be. I urge you NOT to just trust without a good long hard look at it before parting with your cash.

A few questions to ask:- does OC have a blockchain? Can you sell your coins?
How long will it take before you recover your investment? Is it sharia compliant, is OC certified? Are there any Police investigations in process? How many OC bank accounts have been closed around the globe over the past two years? How many countries have criminalised trading in OC? At the end of the day it’s a free world. It’s your choice.

But as the prophet pbuh mentioned None of you truly believes until he loves for others as he loves for himself. Hadith.

May we be guided to do the right thing. Ameen.

Please share any information you may have to assist research into OC.

You may win a battle in the court of public opinion or a dispute using eloquence/deception, but what you lose is far greater than what you gain.

Catch up on last night’s lesson.

Hadith 13: Corrupt Lawyers and Unserved Justice.

Facebook is not the ideal medium to go into detailed fiqh rulings – nonetheless my last post generated questions regarding maḥram rulings for children that are taken care of by other than their parents. So let me clarify.

Before I begin this brief post, please realize that I won’t be entertaining questions in the comments. Feel free to ask your local Shaykhs and Imams whom you trust.

1) If the child is below two years of age, there are a number of options that would establish permanent maḥram relationship for the family. The mother, or her sister or aunt, may feed the child via lactation (and it is allowed to artificially induce this milk by taking specific medicine for that). Islamic law requires five full feedings. This position is mainstream.

2) If the child is above two, some scholars and Fiqh councils have suggested an alternative (and whether you choose to follow this or not depends on the legal school you follow – from my side I don’t see a problem with this opinion, and consider this position to be valid, based on the famous hadith on this topic). This alternative is that an exception can be made in such circumstances, and that the child, even if above two, is given the mother’s (or sister’s or aunt’s) milk (even if it needs to be expressed into a cup and not directly). This position is not mainstream; some scholars support it, and others don’t.

3) If neither of these options are availed to, technically the child will be a non-maḥram.

However, I will say something that I know will cause some of you great problems, yet needs to be said.

Even if some of the rules cannot be observed perfectly once the child grows older, let this not be an impediment. Allah is forgiving, and ‘…fear Allah as much as you can.’

Here’s the point: what is the lesser of the two harms? That an innocent, vulnerable child is left abandoned in an orphanage, and neglected for most of those previous growing years, or that such a child is taken in by a loving family, and raised, and given an education, and then perhaps the rules of ḥijāb are not fully enforced in the house 20 years down the line?!

This is a no-brainer. Those of you who are able to should take in a child into their homes, and if you can’t avail yourself to either of the first two options, Allah will find a way to deal with the third, and the overall good that will come will be far greater than any small inconveniences or slips.

Sadly, it is very common to hear the phrase ‘Adoption is ḥarām in Islam’. I myself heard this countless times growing up, and continue to hear it and get asked questions about it.

We need to be clear that this phrase is simply too ambiguous and problematic, and cannot and should not be used. What is forbidden is the ancient pre-Islamic custom of ‘tabannī’, where a man would claim that another man’s son or daughter would henceforth be considered his own biological son or daughter. Our Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) conferred this honor on his servant Zayd b. Ḥarithah, before the coming of Islam. As Abdullah ibn `Umar said, “We never knew Zayd except as Zayd ibn Muhammad, until Allah revealed Surah al-Aḥzāb.”

In Surah al-Aḥzāb, Allah said, ‘Call them by their fathers – that is justice in the eyes of Allah!’ So Zayd’s name was reverted back from Zayd b. Muhammad to Zayd b. Ḥarithah.

It is ḥarām to claim that a man is the biological father of a child when that is clearly not the case. THAT is what is forbidden in Islam. As for taking a child in need, especially an orphan child, and raising it with the same love and care and concern as one’s own child, not only is this not forbidden, it is in fact one of the most beloved of deeds to Allah. In the authentic Hadith, “I, and the one who takes care of an orphan, will be like this (together) in Paradise,” and he intertwined between his two fingers.

An orphan child should eventually be told (once he or she is mature enough) who the biological parents are, and it should never be claimed that the orphan child is the biological child of the couple who is raising him. And there are some maḥram and inheritance issues that are raised by this as well, which can easily be resolved or worked around.

But to claim unequivocally that ‘Adoption is ḥaram’ is simply wrong, since the word ‘adoption’ can also imply taking care of and raising a child, which is a great act of worship.

We should refrain from using this ambiguous phrase, and also point out when we hear people say it that they should clarify what they mean.

Hadith 12: Whoever Deceives is Not One of Us.

Last week was my favorite session yet, tune in tonight at 8:15 PM CT insha’Allah and catch up with all the previous sessions/notes here: https://yaqeeninstitute.org/yaqeenwp/40-hadiths-on-social-justice/

Hadith 10. If you can’t stop them, join them. The “everyone else does it” fallacy.

Hadith 10. If you can’t stop them, join them. The “everyone else does it” fallacy.

A number of prominent British newspapers and magazines are attempting to smear my reputation before my visit there next week (primarily to raise funds for children in East Africa).

To show you how vile some reporters are, and how clear of an agenda they have, the main reporter actually emailed me two weeks ago, with selective quotations from my lectures that attempted to make me appear as a terrorist. Some of these ‘radical quotations’ were simply verses and hadith, translated (and if you don’t have commentary or context, it’s easy to misuse such Sacred Texts). Others were quotations from my Seerah lectures, in which I mention the historical battles of the Prophet’s (SAW) era and praise some aspects of them.

When I replied to each and every one of these allegations, and pointed out that the real terrorists out there have actually called for my assassination, the reported simply dismissed those allegations and moved on to find others.

And what did they find? That I claim that Islam teaches that same-sex relations are not morally correct, and unhealthy from a spiritual perspective. That much is true – they then add the outright lie and shear slander that I preach violence against people whom we ethically disagree with. This is a bold lie and sheer slander, as this video made last year explicitly mentions.

These people shall never be content with us until we leave our faith for their sake. Rather than leave our faith, we choose to leave them to their ways, and put our trust in our Creator, and continue to preach the truth.

Their agenda is clear: to make each and every mainstream Muslim appear as a radical hard-liner.

Our response will be to say what needs to be said, with wisdom and beautiful preaching. If they lie about us, we respond with truth; when they smear, we pray that Allah guides them; when they slander, we forgive.

PS. Once in a while, we’ll choose not to forgive, and sue the pants off of them for libel so that they learn their lesson :).
But yes, the default is indeed forgiveness…


Dr Yasir Qadhi explains how a Muslim should deal with urges of Homosexuality and how we are expected to deal with the controversial topic.

I am truly saddened (and even sickened) by those few who are actually supporting Bashar al-Assad, even after all of his tyranny and injustices have been witnessed for so long. Sectarianism has blinded them to the point of not caring about children being gassed to death.

I seek Allah’s refuge from ever being so blinded as to ignore any evil ‘my side’ does, whatever that side happens to be. Truth is higher than any side. I have and shall continue to criticize the nefarious, unjustified and evil war that Saudi Arabia is waging in Yemen, in which hundreds of innocents have been killed and thousands are on the brink of starvation; and America as it recklessly engages in one political catastrophe in the Middle East after another; and the Syrian government as it inhumanely destroys its own country piece by piece only so that one person can remain in power..and the list goes on and on.

Just because someone is not aware of my criticism, it doesn’t mean that I have remained silent.

To those amongst you who wish to defend Bashar al-Assad, I sincerely pray, if you do not change your ways, that you be resurrected on Judgment Day with those whom you love and defend, for we learn in the Hadith that “…a man will be with those whom he loves.”

As well I ask you to unsubscribe from my Facebook page – I have absolutely no desire to associate with anyone who sympathizes with Pharaoh and his ilk.

All future comments praising or defending the Pharaoh of our time will be deleted.

Join us tonight in person or via fb live as the series starts to go issue by issue. Sh Omar Suleiman and Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research present “40 Hadiths on Social Justice” #40onJUSTICE in partnership with Valley Ranch Islamic Center every Tuesday night after Maghrib.

LIVE STREAM availabe at 8:00 PM CST. This event is FREE to attend. RSVP at this link http://bit.ly/2jQcAkr

Series Description:
When Malcolm X returned from Hajj, he famously stated that he believed that Islam had the cure to racism in America and the world. Islam is a religion of justice that addresses so many of the underlying currents in a society that allow for transgressions to go unchecked. Those transgressions affect human beings, animals, and the environment around us.

As activists and humanitarians seek to right those wrongs, this series will provide a manual for how to deal with issues of social injustice starting from the home, and extending to the farthest horizons of the world that God entrusted to us. We will offer a framework for how to enact social change based upon the Prophetic tradition.

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Chances are you’ve heard of this hadith in the end of times and hoped it would never come up in an interfaith dialogue. Here is our latest piece on it which thoroughly examines how this has been misused and decontextualized.

The “Jew Killing Hadith” And The Myth of An Antisemitic Genocide In Muslim Scripture

How an apocalyptic tradition played into the hands of anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim hatemongers A Jordanian cleric visiting Canada recently misleadingly …

Hadith.7 “The Ruling on Silence and Injustice”


The Prophet ﷺ said:
“If someone wishes to offer counsel to a ruler, then let it not be done in public. Rather, he should take the ruler by his hand [and speak to him] in private. If the ruler accepts his counsel then so be it, and if not, then he has at least fulfilled his duty”

(Grade: sound, reported in Musnad Ahmad, Tabarani in Musnad al-Shamiyyin and al-Mujam al-Kabir, Mustadrak Hakim, Sunna Ibn Abi Asim)

Hadith 6: “A Word of Truth in the Face of An Oppressor”

Time for some fair trade : )
Abu Dharr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

عَنْ اللَّهِ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى أَنَّهُ قَالَ يَا عِبَادِي إِنِّي حَرَّمْتُ الظُّلْمَ عَلَى نَفْسِي وَجَعَلْتُهُ بَيْنَكُمْ مُحَرَّمًا فَلَا تَظَالَمُوا

Allah the Exalted said: O my servants, I have forbidden oppression for myself and have made it forbidden among you, so do not oppress one another.

Source: Sahih Muslim 2577, Grade: Sahih

How would you react if this happened to you?

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The Messenger of Allaah [saw] said:“The most beloved of people according to Allah is he who brings most benefit to people, and the most beloved of deeds according to Allah the Mighty, the Magnificent, is that you bring happiness to a fellow Muslim, or relieve him of distress, or pay off his debt or stave away hunger from him. It is more beloved to me that I walk with my brother Muslim in his time of need than I stay secluded in the mosque for a month.” (Tabarani – Hasan, Silsilah Saheeha, Al-AlBani

In a Hadith by the Prophet (PBUH) narrated by ‘Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her), he said
“O people! The nations before you went astray because if a noble person committed theft, they used to leave him, but if a weak person among them committed theft, they used to inflict the legal punishment on him. “


‘No dreams, pure revelation during the battle of the trench’. SUBHANALLAH.

The Prophet took the sledgehammer of Salman al-Farisi. He hit the rock by saying, “Bismillah”. One third of the rock was broken. He said, “Allahu Akbar! I was given the keys of Damascus. I swear by God that I see the red manors of Damascus now!” Then, he said, “Bismillah!” again and hit the rock with the sledgehammer again. One third of the rock was broken. The Prophet said, “Allahu Akbar! I was given the keys of Persia. I swear by God that I see the city of Madayin of the Chosroes and his white manors!” Then, he said “Bismillah!” again and hit the rock with the sledgehammer; the remaining part of the rock was broken into pieces. The Prophet said, “Allahu Akbar! I was given the keys of Yemen. I swear by God that I see the gates of Sana now!”[10] HADITH