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What Is the Meaning of the Hadith “Ruined Are the Extremists”?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Is the hadith of Sahih Muslim, Book 34, Number 6450 accurately translated as “Ruined are the extremists”? Or is it “Ruined, were those who indulged in hair-splitting”? Are there other hadiths that forbid extremism? What exactly is meant by extremism, or even moderation? Answer: assalamu `alaykum The hadith in […]

How Do I Raise My Resolve to do Good & Overcome Hardness of the Heart?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Qaylish Question: When I began practicing, I used to be very motivated to perform the good. Now, I feel a hardness in my heart and less motivated to do good deeds. Can you please give some advice on how I can raise my motivation? Answer: Bismillah Allah Most High says, “O […]

The Spiritual Death of the Heart Through Excessive Laughter & the Prophet’s Moderate Sense of Humor

Answered by Ustadh Faraz A. Khan Question: I heard this narration from someone where the Prophet said if a person laughs excessively  it makes the person’s heart hard. I am not sure whether its authentic or not. I was wondering, does it really make the person’s heart heard physically or is it referring to the […]

Good Deeds & Salvation: Putting Our Works Into Perspective

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: What role do actions play in salvation?  There are, of course, Muslims out there who have adopted ideas similar to the Christians that belief is all that you need to be saved. What would you advise that I tell them. Answer: assalamu `alaykum All that one needs to be […]

Six Reasons Why the Fort Hood Killings by Nidal Hasan Are Clearly Impermissible (Haram) in Islamic Law

1. Betrayal of covenant (`and). 2. Impermissible deceit (ghadr). 3. Killing those not actively engaged in combat. 4. Doing something without clear religious sanction. 5. Doing something of manifest greater harm for Muslims. 6. The basis of taking human life is that it is decisively haram, unless there is clear and manifest sanction to the […]