Why No ‘Bismillah’ with Surah Tauwbah?

Question Assalamu Alaikum My question is that I wanted to know why Surah Tauba does not begin with "Bismillah Hir Rahman Niraheem"? Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ May Allah bless you for your eagerness to learn about the Holy Quran. The following has been noted by...

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One Third of the Holy Quran

Question What is the meaning of this hadith? Can you provide some clarification? The Prophet (pbuh) said to his companions, "Is it difficult for any of you to recite one third of the Qur'an in one night?" This suggestion was difficult for them, so they said, "Who among us has...

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Can Non-Muslims Enter the Masjid?

Question Is it permissible for non Muslims to enter the main prayer hall area of a masjid (mosque)? Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ Jazak Allah Khairan / Thank you for contacting the Mathabah Foundation for your question. In response to your concern, kindly note that it...

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How do Angels Worship Without Pause?

Question I struggle to understand how the angels always worship Allah, at every moment of their lives. Is there any explanation that would help me understand? Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ Your concern to understand the religion is admirable. May Allah bless us all with the...

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Fiqh of Signatures

The Fiqh of Signatures By: Shaykh Mufti Khalid Saifullah Al Rahmani Formatted in English by Shaykh Yusuf Badat Definition The literal meaning of ‘signature’ is handwriting, however, technically, it means writing one’s name as a mark to represent oneself. One may write one’s name so simply that others can imitate it...

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Trading Commodities Like Silver in Islam

Question Is trading in commodities like silver allowed in Islam? Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ Yes, it is permissible to trade commodities like silver, in Islam. I have listed below some of the basic principles regarding business and trade (These principles are taken from the famous...

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Acupuncture Treatment While Fasting

Question Is acupuncture treatment allowed while fasting? Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ Jazak Allah for contacting the Islamic Foundation. May Almighty Allah accept our fasting and prayers during the blessed month of Ramadan. "Acupuncture is an alternative medicine that treats patients by insertion and manipulation of...

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