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Can I Receive Donations From Non-Muslims?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum I am planning to develop an android app. I am publishing it for free. So I wish to add a donate button so that anyone can donate money to me through PayPal if they wish to. Is it allowed to receive this money? Answer: assalamu alaykum This […]

Can My Daughter Give Gifts to Her Teachers During the Holiday Season?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum My daughter goes to a local school and during the holiday season — few days before the actual Christmas date, because of the custom, students give gifts to their teachers. Is is allowed for us to do that? Answer:  Walaikum assalam, I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah. […]

Give Meaningful Gifts (30 Deeds, 30 Days), by Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

Gift Meaningful Gifts, by Ustadh Amjad Tarsin 30 Days, 30 Deeds Sacred Acts to Transform the Heart Every night, our scholars in residence explore one simple deed that could have far reaching spiritual impact on our lives – and the lives of others. Every day we’ll make the intention to put that teaching into practice. […]

Is It Permissible to Receive Cash Back and Travel Rewards That Are Provided by Credit Card Companies?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Is it allowed for us to receive incentives such as cash back (I.e 1%) and travel reward points from credit card companies? Answer: assalamu alaykum These are permitted as leading scholars, such as Mufti Taqi Usmani, have stated. They are legally viewed as being gifts. However, if they are […]

Can I Attend My Nephew’s First Birthday Party When There Is Alcohol Being Served?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: My non-Muslim family often have events where alcohol is the main feature of parties and get togethers. Most recently my brother is having a first birthday party for his son with alcohol on tap. What should I do? We are often put down for our beliefs and feel […]

Should I Return a Christmas Gift?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, I have recieved at work, as a christmas gift, a 10£ gift voucher. Can I accept it? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. There is no harm in accepting such a gift as it is merely […]

Is Christmas Haram? Being Muslim in a Non-Muslim Family

Every year, the Is Christmas haram? debates happen full force. Whether you’re a convert to Islam or not, we hope you find the following resources helpful. Is Christmas Haram? What about Thanksgiving and Other Festivals? Giving & Recieving Christmas Gifts Attending Christmas Festivities of One’s Non-Muslim Family Muslims Having Christmas Trees Partaking in a Thanksgiving […]

What is the Ruling on Receiving Things From Others That Were Acquired With Unlawful Money?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: What is the hukm regarding things received from another which were acquired with unlawful money? What about if this other persons money is partly lawful and partly unlawful? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Walaikum assalam, There are a few possibilities here: If the wealth […]

Creating Ramadan Traditions

When I reflect on my childhood memories of celebrating the blessed month of Ramadan while growing up in Southern California in the 1980’s, different images flash through my mind… Ammi playing the Holy Qur’an on the house intercom system at sahoor time. Scrambled eggs and shaami kabaabs frying before the sun came up. Abbu sitting in the upstairs hallway […]

Giving & Receiving Gifts

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: What does our tradition say about gifts? Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. It is sunna to give gifts. The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Exchange gifts (frequently), and you’ll grow […]