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Ruling Upon Muslims Regarding Non-Muslim Festivals & Greeting Non-Muslims With Their Customary Festive Greeting On These Occasions – Shaykh Uthaymeen


Shaykh Uthaymeen said “If they greet us on the occasion of their festivals, we should not respond, because these are not our festivals, and because they are not festivals which are acceptable to Allaah. These festivals are innovations in their religions, and even those which may have been prescribed formerly …

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Compulsive Waswaas – Shaykh Uthaymeen


Allah will not punish the one who suffers from compulsive waswaas (i.e. thoughts and bad ideas that come one after another to a person’s mind even though he does not want them), because He, may He be exalted, says, “our Lord! Put not on us a burden greater than we …

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The Mu’tazilites – The So-Called Rationalistic Sect – Shaykh Uthaymeen


The Mu’tazilah (from i’tazala, “to remove oneself” or “to withdraw”) is one of the philosophical schools whose doctrines were affected by Greek philosophy. Originally the sect was established by Waasil Ibn ‘Ataa’ (80-131Hj/699-748 C.E.), who withdrew (i’tazala) from the circle of al-Hasan al-Basri (d.110Hj/728) because of his opposing view that the Muslim who commits a …

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Changing Intention During A Wajib, Sunnah Or Naafil Prayer – Imam Al-Nawawi, Imam Al-Maawardi & Shaykh Uthaymeen


Al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in al-Majmoo’ (4/183-184):  “Al-Maawardi said: “Changing the intention from one prayer to another falls into different categories: 1 – Changing the intention from one obligatory prayer to another: neither of them counts. 2 – Changing the intention from one regular naafil prayer to another, …

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