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Question:
Salam. Can you suggest me the best source of islamic jurisprudence book that gives me the strong basic in this science?? Thank a lot !

Answer:

Walaikum salam wrt wb beloved brother,

All praises are due to Allah. You have asked about something great, which is seeking knowledge. This is one of the greatest endeavors a person can undertake. The Prophet sallahallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Whoever treads a path is search of knowledge, Allah will make his path to Paradise easy for him.”

Islamic Jurisprudence should be learned from its specialists, that is the Fuqahaa, the scholars. If possible, one can travel to the Islamic Lands, such as Makkah and Madina, and learn from the Ulema there. If that is not possible, one can look for the scholars who have specialized in Fiqh and learn from them. Here on ImamFaisal.com , we are conveying the knowledge from the Prophet’s Masjid taught by Sh. Atiyya Salim and others. I would recommend you listen to all of the lectures on this website, and share it with your families and others. This would be a good starting point.

A good reference work for Fiqh is Bulugh al Maram, and the various commentaries on it, such as Subul as Salaam, by Imam San’aani. I have translated some of the commentary in the form of Word documents next to each lecture. Try to find a reputable scholar or shaikh and be a student to him, and listen to his guidance and suggestions, and before all, make your intention sincerely for sake of Allah. Have adab, humbleness, and love and respect for the ulema. Beware of the ignorant who slander the ulema or accuse them of making mistakes, and argue in religious matters, this is poison for the seeker of ‘ilm.

May Allah reward you and increase you much in ‘ilm.

Allah knows best.

Question:

From John:
How can we change things to keep the rest of the world from dragging us
down with it. surely we have to stand up.

Answer:

Hi John, thanks for your question, and I pray that Allah (God) guide
you and make better your condition.

The human being after birth starts out with no knowledge, and learns
as life goes on. Unfortunately many of the things humans learn are
wrong. These humans have to learn what is right, to correct
these wrong conceptions. The human would look at different ideas
to try to sort things out, make sense of things, and seek and
search for what is correct.

What is easier is if the human learns from Allah, Who sent the
scriptures to mankind to teach them and guide them to what is
correct. Most of these scriptures had been altered, however
the Quran remains in its original and authentic form, which
has been copied and spread throughout the world. Allah sent
the Quran for all mankind, and for all time, and as a guidance
and correction for the mistakes of mankind.

If humans follow Allah’s guidance, it will be beneficial for
them. Otherwise the world will be making the situation more
and more worse.

All humans have to devote themselves to the teachers of Allah’s
guidance, and not disregard it. They should not have an aversion
to it.

Thanks for posing your question, and it would be a pleasure
to hear from you again.

And Allah knows.

Shaikh Sajid

Music

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Question:
as wr wb
immam sahib did music allow in islam .

Answer:
Praises are to Allah, and peace be upon prophet Muhammed.

Walaikum salam wrb,

The ulema have stated that listening to music is
opposite of listening to Allah’s message, leads to
disobedience, and encourages people to be heedless to
the ulema.

Music also has the effect that hardens the heart.
Instead of listening to music, it would be much better
to listen to durus of our noble ulema, which encourages
to follow Allah and His messenger, and cures the mind.

Many of the ulema have quoted the following ayat from Surah
Luqman in regards to music.

{ وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَن يَشۡتَرِى لَهۡوَ ٱلۡحَدِيثِ لِيُضِلَّ عَن سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ بِغَيۡرِ عِلۡمٍ۬ وَيَتَّخِذَهَا هُزُوًا‌ۚ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ لَهُمۡ عَذَابٌ۬ مُّهِينٌ۬}

“And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks
(i.e.music, singing, etc.) to mislead (men)
from the Path of Allâh without knowledge, and
takes it (the Path of Allâh, or the Verses of the
Qur’ân) by way of mockery. For such there will be
a humiliating torment (in the Hell-fire).”

And Allah knows.

Shaikh Sajid

Question:

Can qurbani meat be used for food as a fundraiser for the maintenance of a masjid?

Answer:

Praises are to Allah, and peace be upon prophet Muhammed.

For the Udhiya, that is the animal sacirificed on eid-ul-adha,
it is recommended to give 1/3 to poor, 1/3 to friends and family,
and 1/3 for oneself. This however is recommended, but not strictly
obligatory, and the meat could be divided in a different way.

It is not appropriate for anyone to dissuade the effort to
raise funds for maintaining the masajid, that call people to
the ilm and bringing them to the way of Allah. Hopefully it
would be a good way to raise more money for the masajid,
a really good cause. This, keeping in mind, not going away
from the sunnah (traditions) of prophet Muhammed as explained to
us by our noble ulema.

If one does give meat for this purpose, thay are not doing
something forbidden. Hopefully this would be a means of
bringing more people to the masajid, and closer to the teachings
of prophet Muhammed, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him.

And Allah knows.
Shaikh Sajid

Question:

Can you give Sadaqah / Zakat to non-Muslims even if they have no inclination towards being accepting Islam . They may not dislike islam but not interested in accepting Islam.

Answer:

All praise is due to Allah.

May Allah reward you dear brother for your question. One of the categories to whom we may pay our Zakah are those whose hearts are to be reconciled with Islam (al-mua’lafati qulubuhum).

The Fuqaha state that this category of people are either new Muslims who are yet to become firm in their faith, or non-Muslims whose hearts would be attracted to Islam if given this charity.

The determination of which non-Muslims should be given the zakah was generally made by the Caliph. Sayyidna Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, felt that the Ummah had become strong enough in his time that it was no longer needed to spend Zakah on this category.

Giving zakat or sadaqa to non-Muslims through food, etc can have a very beneficial effect of attracting them to the deen.

In all cases, Zakah or Sadaqah should not be given to those who will use it to disobey Allah or to advance the cause of disbelief.

And Allah knows best.

Question:

What is your opinion about Jamaat tabligh?

Answer:

The tabligh work involves invitation for people to come back to Islam, and
invitation to knowledge, and is something that should be supported. Unfortunately
there were some jokers that went to some of the big contemporary ulema, and
told them that tabligh as a methodology are graveworshippers, i.e.
go to graves and ask the deceased to answer their duas. These jokers also
said things to some of these big ulema like they have an ideology to say
“Laa ilaha”, not the complete “Laa ilaha illa Allah”, i.e. Atheism. These jokers
also said they are pantheists, saying everything is Allah, by only saying
“illa Allah” .

They are lies, and the rulings some of these big ulema gave,
were based on these lying statements. One should not follow these
hasty rulings based on false information. Not hinder the important
work of inviting people to Allah, remaining on the faith and belief
in One Allah, and calling to the beneficial knowledge.

What needs to be done is the correct information about the tabligh work
should be given to these ulema, and then go by the rulings based on correct
information. And Allah knows best.

When going on the “khurooj”, it is a good to spend the time to learn
the beneficial knowledge, like the fiqh and tajwid, in the time that is not
spent on giving dawa.

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