Seeking Forgiveness for Backbiting

read time: 1 minute Nasihah (Advice): Backbiting and slandering Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said, “Do you know what is backbiting?” The Companions said: “Allah and His Messenger know better.”He said, “Backbiting is talking about your (Muslim) brother in a manner which he dislikes.” It was said to Him: “What if my (Muslim) brother is as I say.” He said, “If he is actually as you say, then that is backbiting; but if that is not in him, that is slandering.” (Muslim)   ________________________________________________ Question and Answer:   Do you have to seek the forgiveness of a person who you backbite or is Taubah enough?   (Question published as received) In this regard, there

Can homosexual behaviour be justified in Islam?

read time: 4 min Nasihah (Advice): The evil act of homosexuality Sayyiduna Jaabir Radhiyallahu Anhu who reported that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said, “There is nothing I fear more for my Ummah than the deed of the people of Lut (Alayhi salaam).” (Tirmidhi) ________________________________________ Question and Answer: Q. I am a student studying medicine, in my faculty I receive arguments and I see evidence on the Biological accounts with regards to gay and lesbian people for example I’ve seen children who I examine with extra amounts of testosterone etc. which causes them to be attracted to the same sex. I know that this is completely prohibited in Islam and I completely agree but how do

Why is Riba – Interest/Usury Prohibited in Islam?

read time: 2 min Nasihah (Advice): Accursed are those who deal in Riba Sayyiduna Jaabir Radhiyallahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam cursed the one who consumes riba (usury) and the one who pays it, the one who writes it down and the two who witness it, and he said, “they are all the same.” (Sahih Muslim) ________________________________________ Question and Answer: Please provide the reason of why interest is haraam  Interest is prohibited by divine decree. Allah Ta’ala states, “O you who believe, fear Allah and give up what remains [due to you] of interest, if you are indeed believers. But if you fail to do so, then be warned of war from Allah and

The Poisonous Friendship

If there is a disbeliever in front of us, then due to his physical presence, we will be on our guard and will not allow him to influence our mind and ways. However, there is something called the mental presence of a disbeliever. It is when a disbeliever presents to us his heart and mind in the form of words. The novels and newspaper articles that are authored and reported by disbelievers are read by unwary Muslims. Novels and newspapers are read in our free time, when our minds are relaxed and receptive. Over a period of time, we begin to develop an indirect friendship with these authors and reporters

Doubting the Quraan

Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rahimahullah) mentioned: I was once addressing a group of women at a certain venue. The man of the house approached me and said: “My wife wishes to pose a question to you on condition that I must not be present.” I declared: “You have the option of staying or leaving, but a few other males will remain with me.” He agreed to this request and his wife, speaking from behind a curtain, began her questioning. She commenced by pointing out that she had forwarded this question to various other ‘Ulama, but received no satisfactory answer. “I believe,” she started, “that whatever is contained in the