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Ruling on celebrating Valentine’s Day

12742670_10153955470223685_6506499740084106608_nWhat is the ruling on Valentine’s Day?
Praise be to Allaah.

• Firstly:
Valentine’s Day is a jaahili Roman festival, which continued to be celebrated until after the Romans became Christian. This festival became connected with the saint known as Valentine who was sentenced to death on 14 February 270 CE. The kuffaar still celebrate this festival, during which immorality and evil are practised widely.

Fatawa: How to Introduce Islam to Non-Muslims

• Question:


As-Salaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatu. I was asked to talk to non-Muslims about the Holy Qur`an by introducing it to them, without engaging myself in debates or arguments (i.e. preaching), as a form of Da`wah given by educated Muslims in a non-Islamic environment. Please supply me with some advice that can help me to do so in the best way, Insha`Allah, with specific points on talking about the Holy Qur`an. Time is limited to 40 minutes followed by Q&A and it is an open invitation, i.e., not limited to a specific group.

I am supposed to practice the talk within our Muslim group first and for a few times before presenting it to non-Muslims. Also, the Imam (who is well qualified in religion) of our mosque will be present to correct any mistakes and to answer specialized questions during the presentation. Your help is very much appreciated. Jazakum Allah khairan. As-Salaamu `Alaykum.

• Answer: Continue reading Fatawa: How to Introduce Islam to Non-Muslims

What is the Islamic Ruling Concerning Wearing High-Heeled Shoes?

10392283_10152837276223685_535861458938839569_nAllah says in Quran …….”and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments.”…. [Surah An-Nur 24:31]

According to Shaikh ibn Uthaimim, they are not allowed since they are besides the norm and they lead the woman to expose her beauty and make people look at her. Allah (SWT) has said:

Do not display yourselves like that of the times of ignorance. (al-Ahzab 33)

Everything that leads the woman to displaying herself and showing her beauty and in such a beauteous way distinguishing herself from the other women is forbidden and not allowed. Continue reading What is the Islamic Ruling Concerning Wearing High-Heeled Shoes?