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ooh Ooh me first *raises hand*

 

If you're saying your salah in congregation and you weren't able to finish the surah you were reciting, or you were on the fourth rakat and didn't get to finish your fatihah before they went into Ruku, do you try to quickly finish your surah and then go into ruku.. or... what?

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the fatihah is read individually by everyone in the salah. if the imam is reading too fast then he should be told to slow down or you should read faster.

 

It is an obligation to recite soorah al-Faatihah in every Ra’kaah of the prayer. The prayer is invalid without the recitation of Soorah Fatihah. This opinion is based upon many proofs from the Ahaadeth of Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alahi wa-sallam): 

 

“There is no prayer for the one who does not recite the Opening of the Book.â€

 

if the imam goes into ruku and you are not finished the fatihah quickly finish it if you think you can and wont miss the rakah. but is is important for everyone to individually recite it. as for other surahs its ok if you dont finish.

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I have a few questions:

 

1. Was Prophet Muhammad (SAW) sinless, and if so, where does it say that he is...ie from Qur'an and Sunnah.

 

2. The idea of a sin being forgiven...if a Muslim repents for a sin committed in their past, are you completely absolved of that sin...meaning, do your 'records' become clear of that sin once you have sincerely repented?

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Salaams,

Can someone tell me whether crab is halal to eat or not? :unsure:

I've been eating it all my life, and i love it.

If it is haraam, i want a really good explanation!

Jazak-Allah Khair.

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What is correct way to read/write after the name of our Prophet: "Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam" or "Sallallaahu Alayhi Waalahee Wasallam"?

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What is correct way to read/write after the name of our Prophet: "Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam" or "Sallallaahu Alayhi Waalahee Wasallam"?

Ooh, that's what Sami Yusuf says in the chorus for Mu'Allim! What exactly does it mean?

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Guy, stop re-creating MY topics.

i am sorry it had to be done

:blush:

i wont do any it more(not like there is any more to recreate)

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MLM: I do not define things well. Therefore... please read the following :)

 

When the name of Prophet Muhammad (saw) is mentioned or written, a Muslim is to respect him and invoke this statement of peace upon him. The meaning of it is: "May the blessings and the peace of Allah be upon him (Muhammad).

 

http://www.islamicweb.com/begin/key_term.htm

 

Soulja: s'okay.

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Is there any prescribe style for hair cutting in Islam?

if shaving it cut off all the hair on the head but do not leave half shaved and half on like a mohawk, also the hair style should not look like that of a womans as the prophet saw cursed thoes men who dress and act like woman. it should be neat and project the image of a respectable person.

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Woah lots of Questions. Ok to begin.

 

1- Was the Prophet SAW sinless:

 

Imam Bukhari reported that three companions came to the houses of the wives of the prophet (S.A.W.) to inquire about how much the prophet (S.A.W.) worshiped. When the men were informed, they considered the amount of worship to be insufficient and said: “Where are we in comparison with the prophet (S.A.W.) while Allah has forgiven his past sins and future sins.†One of them said: “As for me, I shall offer prayer all night long.†Another said: “I shall observe fasting continuously and shall not break it.†Another said: ‘I shall abstain from the woman and shall never marry.†The prophet (S.A.W.) came to them and said, “Are you the ones who said such things? By Allah, I fear Allah more then you do, and I am most obedient and dutiful among you to Him, but still I fast (some days) and I don’t fast (other days), I pray at night and I also sleep (meaning he does not pray all night), and I married, and whoever does not follow my Sunnah (way of life) does not belong to me.â€

 

 

Shaykh Munajjid said regarding this:

 

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).

 

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

 

The view that the Prophets were protected from major sins (kabaa’ir) but not from minor sins (saghaa’ir) is the view of the majority of the scholars of Islam and all the sects… It is also the view of the majority of the scholars of tafseer and hadeeth, and of the fuqahaa’. Nothing was reported from any of the Salaf, Imaams, Sahaabah, Taabi’een or the successive generation that does not agree with this view.

 

(Majmaa’ al-Fataawaa, 4/319).

 

This question was posed to the Standing Committee on this topic:

 

Question:

 

Some people, including the heretics, say that the Prophets and Messengers could make mistakes, i.e., they could make mistakes like all other people. They say that the first mistake ever made was when the son of Adam, Qaabeel, killed Haabeel… and when the two angels came to Dawood, he listened to the first and did not listen to what the second had to say… and the story of Yoonus when the big fish swallowed him; and the story of the Messenger with Zayd ibn Haarithah, they say that he concealed something which he should have declared openly; and with his Sahaabah, he told them, “You know better about your worldly affairs,†and they say that this is because he made a mistake in this regard; and what happened with the blind man, which is referred to in the aayah (interpretation of the meaning), “(The Prophet) frowned and turned away, because there came to him the blind man…†[‘Abasa 80:1-2]. Could the Prophets and Messengers really make mistakes? How can we respond to these sinners [who say these things]?

 

Answer:

 

Yes, the Prophets and Messengers made mistakes, but Allaah did not approve of their mistakes; rather, He pointed out their mistakes as a Mercy to them and their ummahs, and He forgave their mistakes and accepted their repentance as a Grace and Mercy, for Allaah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. This will be clear to anyone who checks out the aayaat of the Qur’aan in which the matters raised in the question are discussed… With regard to the sons of Aadam, even though they were not Prophets… Allaah explained how evil was the deed which he did to his brother…

 

(Fataawaa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, no. 6290, 3/194).

 

Thirdly: before they were given their Mission (risaalah), the scholars have said that it is possible that they may have committed some minor sins, but they were protected from committing major sins such as zinaa, drinking wine, etc.

 

But after they received their Mission, the correct view is that they may have committed some minor mistakes but this was not approved of and they were rebuked.

 

Shaykh al-Islam [ibn Taymiyah] said:

 

Most of the reports from the majority of scholars state that they were not infallible with regard to minor mistakes, but they were not allowed to persist in them; they do not say that this could never happen at all. The first suggestion that they were completely infallible came from the Raafidis, who say that they are so infallible that they could never make any mistake even by way of forgetfulness and misunderstanding.

 

(Majmoo’ al-Fataawaa, 4/320).

 

They are infallible with regard to conveying the Message from Allaah, may He be exalted.

 

Shaykh al-Islam [ibn Taymiyah] (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

 

The aayaat which indicate the Prophethood of the Prophets also indicate that they are infallible with regard to the conveying of the Message from Allaah; so what they say can only be true. This is the meaning of Prophethood, which implies that Allaah tells the Prophet something of the Unseen and he tells it to the people. And the Messenger is commanded to call the people to Allaah and to convey the message of his Lord.

 

(Majmoo’ al-Fataawaa, 18/7)

 

Fourthly: mistakes which are committed unintentionally are of two types:

 

With regard to worldly matters: this happened to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). With regard to agriculture, medicine, carpentry, etc., he was like all other people. Allaah did not tell us that he was sent to us as a businessman or a farmer or a carpenter or a doctor. His mistakes in these fields are quite natural and do not impact on his Message at all.

 

It was reported that Raafi’ ibn Khudayj said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) came to Madeenah, and they were pollinating the date-palms. He said, “What are you doing?†They said, “We always used to pollinate them.†He said, “Perhaps if you do not do that, it will be better.†So they did not do it, and the harvest was lacking. They mentioned that to him, and he said, “I am only a human being like you. If I tell you to do something with regard to religion, then follow it, but if I tell you to do something based on my own opinion, I am only a human being.†(narrated by Muslim, 2361).

 

We note that the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) made a mistake in this worldly matter, because he was like all other human beings, but with regard to matters of religion he did not make mistakes.

 

With regard to unintentional mistakes concerning matters of religion:

 

The most correct view among the scholars is that the way this happened with regard to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is that he might do something which is OK but it was not the more appropriate choice.

 

He was sometimes faced with issues concerning which there was no shar’i text on which he could base his decision, so he sought to make ijtihaad based on his own opinion, just as any Muslim scholar may make ijtihaad, and if he makes the right decision, he will be given two rewards, and if he makes the wrong decision, he will still be given one reward. This is what the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “If the judge makes ijtihaad and gets it right, he will have two rewards, and if he makes ijtihaad and gets it wrong, he will have one reward.†(Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 6919; Muslim, 1716, from the hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah).

 

This also happened to him concerning the prisoners of Badr.

 

Anas said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) consulted the people concerning the prisoners who had been captured on the day of Badr. He said, “Allaah has given you power over them.†‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab stood up and said, “O Messenger of Allaah, strike their necks [execute them]!†The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) turned away from him. Then the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) came back and said, “O people, Allaah has given you power over them and they were your brothers.†‘Umar stood up and said, “O Messenger of Allaah, strike their necks [execute them]!†The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) turned away from him. Then the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) came back and said something similar to the people. Abu Bakr stood up and said, “O Messenger of Allaah, why don’t you forgive them and accept payment of ransom from them?†The worried expression left the face of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), and he forgave them and accepted their payment of ransom. Then Allaah revealed the words (interpretation of the meaning):

 

“It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free them with ransom) until he had made a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land. You desire the good of this world (i.e. the money of ransom for freeing the captives), but Allaah desires (for you) the Hereafter. And Allaah is All-Mighty, All-Wise†[al-Anfaal 8:67]

 

Narrated by Ahmad (13143).

 

We may note that in this case, the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not have any clear text so he made ijtihaad and consulted his companions, and he made a mistake in deciding what was the best thing to do.

 

Cases like this are few in the Sunnah. We have to believe that the Messengers and Prophets are infallible, and we know that they did not disobey Allaah. We should also beware of the words of those who want to cast aspersions on his conveying of the Message by referring to the fact that he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) made some mistakes with regard to earthly matters. There is a huge difference between the former and the latter. We should also beware of those misguided people who say that some of the rulings of sharee’ah which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) told us about are his own personal ijtihaad which could be right or wrong. What would these misguided people say in response to the words of Allaah (interpretation of the meaning): “Nor does he speak of his own desire. It is only an Inspiration that is inspired†[al-Najm 53:3]? We ask Allaah to protect us from confusion and misguidance, And Allaah knows best.

 

http://63.175.194.25/index.php?ln=eng&ds=q...e&QR=7208&dgn=4

 

 

2 - If you repent are you compleatly absolved of the sin.

 

Yes! Allah swt says "Say: 'O my Servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the Mercy of God: for God forgives all sins (except shirk): for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.'" (39:53)

 

"And it is He who accepts repentance from His servants and pardons the evil deed and knows what you do." (42:25)

 

Hadith Qudsi: Allah, the Almighty, has said:

 

O Son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O Son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O Son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins as great as the earth, and were you then to face Me ascribing no partners to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it.

 

So if one askes for forgiveness and repents trully Allah swt in his Mercy will forgive them if He so wills.

 

3- The ruling on crab meat.

 

Here the rule is that in the case of animals that live both on land and in the sea, the rules concerning land animals should be given precedence, to be on the safe side, so they must be slaughtered properly, except for crabs which do not need to be slaughtered, even though they live both on land and in the sea, because they do not have a lot of blood.

 

Actually there any many opinions on this subject with many shuyukes sayit it is halal, makrooh or haram. personally i do not eat it. if you really need to find out ask an imam.

you can find out more here: http://www.livingislam.org/maa/losc_e.html

 

4- Minor signs of the day of judgement.

 

subhanallah there are many that have allready happened and many more still left to occur. here is a good site : http://www.sunnahonline.com/ilm/unseen/0002.htm

 

 

And Allah Knows Best

 

Hope that helped

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