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Using the Word ‘Sihr/ Magic’ as a Brand Name

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Answered by Imam Mazhar Mahmood

 

Question:

I plan on investing in a clothing line. My partners and I were planning on naming our line of clothing siḥr (magic). Would this be permissible?

 

Answer:

We thank you for contacting Mathabah for your query. We ask Allāh Almighty to bless your endeavors and the line of business you are pursuing

The word “سحر” siḥr is not just limited to being used for magic or even black magic. It has not always been used in a negative context.

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A Trait of True Leadership

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Originally published on Mathabah.org 

By Imam Mazhar Maḥmood

It is of utmost importance for community leaders; be it faith based or otherwise to have unity and tolerance amongst themselves. With the absence of unity, tolerance and harmony, communities; nay nations cease to exist.

At times, community leaders fall prey to the negative tendencies of human nature, which encompass egoistic elements. This causes them to unnecessarily point fingers at one another and point out shortcomings. This henceforth gives birth to chaos, hatred, bigotry and intolerance.

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Using Card Perks and Points

Originally published on mathabah.org 

Answered by Imam Mazhar Mahmood

Question:

Is using credit card perks like pc points allowable in Islam?   Or is it a form of riba?   We don’t pay or accrue interest but we do get points we use for groceries.  Same with gas credit cards.  I use a petro card to save 2 cents a litre and accrue points that is used for car washes or to buy money saving gas cards. Is this allowable?

Answer:

We thank you for contacting Mathābah for your query, and commend the concern you show towards yearning to understand Islamicaly appropriate transactions.

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‘My Niqab Gave Me a Voice’

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Raised in a hockey-loving household, a woman explains why she donned the veil.

By Aysha Luqman-Pandor, 19 Mar 2015, TheTyee.ca

Dear Mr. Prime Minister Harper,

Do you know who I am? You should, because you are asking me to unveil myself. So, let me tell you who I am.


I am a Canadian. I was born in this beautiful land, and I call it home. I’m hidden, but no stranger, active, but not really an activist, often terrified, but not a terrorist, a fan, but not a fanatic. I am just me.

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Chain of Ḥadīth with Bābā Yūsuf al-Hirawī

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Originally published on mathabah.org

Answered by Imam Mazhar Mahmood

Question:

I am a postgraduate student in the faculty of ḥadīth and am eagerly waiting to request my professors to give me permission in obtaining the famous sanad (chain of hadīth to Allāh’s Messenger peace and blessings upon him) consisting Bābā Yūsuf al-Hirawī who is said to have lived 300 years. Could you give me some information regarding this chain and it’s importance?

Answer:

Thank you for your query. May Allāh facilitate success in your endeavors and increase your love for His dīn and it’s sciences. Āmīn!

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Islamic Position on Marijuana

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Originally published on mathabah.org

Answered by Imam Mazhar Mahmood

Question:

What is the Islamic position on marijuana? Is marijuana unlawful to smoke and consume, and why? Is it allowed to occasionally smoke a little marijuana?

Answer:

Thank you for your query. May Allāh save one and all from elements which lead to immorality, distress and degradation of our lives and communities. Āmīn

Cannabis (Marijuana) is often consumed for its psychoactive and physiological effects, which can include heightened mood or euphoria, relaxation, and an increase in appetite. Unwanted side-effects can sometimes include a decrease in short-term memory, dry mouth, impaired motor skills, reddening of the eyes, and feelings of paranoia or anxiety. (Wikipedia)

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Utensils Previously Owned by Non Muslims

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Originally posted on mathabah.org

Answered by Imam Mazhar Mahmood

Question:

I received a gift recently from an old friend which was a cast-iron skillet, this skillet may have been used to cook non-halal meats in the past. Would it be permissible to use the skillet after de-seasoning the pan and attempting to remove all the grease over a fire or would it be better to avoid using the pan at all?

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A Portrait of Peace and Unity in Islam

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By: Abdul Rahmān bin Tawhīd

( Grade 9 student, Kamloops Islamic Association)

Unity is strength. When grains of sand unite, they become a vast desert. When little water  droplets unite, they become a boundless ocean. According to many definitions, the words peace and unity are defined as freedom when joined together as a whole.

But in Islam, there is a much more profound and broad meaning. The unity of Muslims among other Muslims, coupled with the unity with other faiths, creates a strong invincible nation.

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Examining Islam: Kamloops Imam Mazhar Mahmood on his religion and the media’s coverage of radicalization

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Originally published on

http://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/examining-islam-kamloops-imam-mazhar-mahmood-religion-medias-coverage-radicalization/

An imam who oversees religious services for Muslims in Kamloops revealed he received threats in the wake of the Ottawa shooting last month that left a Canadian soldier dead.

Imam Mazhar Mahmood said he received a number of emails following the Oct. 22 shooting death of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.

Mahmood spoke recently at Thompson Rivers University on Islam and the politics of reporting terrorism.

In an interview following the event, Mahmood described two of the half-dozen message as “full of hatred” and others as mean-spirited.

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Tasbīḥ Fāṭimah

Originally posted on mathabah.com

Answered by Imam Mazhar Mahmood

Question:

What is the narration pertaining to Tasbīḥ Fāṭimah?

Answer:

Mentioned below is the ḥadīth pertaining to Tasbīḥ Fāṭimah:

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