Sohour Foods to Curb Hunger and Thirst

You need to get smart about your sohour choices, there are various foods that will last you for a good few hours after consumption. ... more

Why Do Muslims Fast? (part 1 of 2)

{O believers! Fasting has been prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you in order that you become more conscious of God} [Al-Baqara:183]. ... more

Using dishes that may have been formerly used to cook pork

Can we use dishes that non-Muslims had formerly used to cook pork or other unlawfully slaughtered meat or used to eat such meat from? I ask in reference to the hadith about the dishes of the people of the Book: "Do not eat from them unless you do not find anything else to eat from. In that case, wash them and eat from them.”
 

Answered by Sheikh Salman al-Oadah This is an authentic hadîth related in Sahîh al-Bukhârî and Sahîh Muslim. Abû Tha`labah al-Khushanî said to Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him): "We come from a land populated by the People of the ... Continue Reading

Food distributed on Mawlid

Is it permissible to eat food that is distributed on the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)? Some people quote as evidence the idea that because Abu Lahb set free a slave woman on the birthday of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), Allaah reduced the torment for him on that day.

Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: There is no festival in Islamic sharee’ah that is called “The Prophet’s Birthday”. Neither the Sahaabah nor the Taabi’een nor the four imams nor anyone else recognized such a day as part of their religion. Rather this festival was ... Continue Reading

Eat and Drink But Waste Not By Extravagance

It is noted on most of fasting people that they make the season of Ramadan as a season of the banquets which are full of different kinds of food; and that they are extremely extravagant in this matter. ... more

Eid al-Fitr 1431 Hijri year

O beloved, the Eid is a season for joy and happiness. The joys of Muslims and their happiness are but with the satisfaction of their Creator. The Eid is not, as a lot of people think, confined to food and drinks, to games and new cloth. It is, in addition to all that, days of praising Allah, of saying, “Allah is Great”, of remembering Allah, and of saying, “There is no god but Allah.” ... more