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

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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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Tilāwah; Truly Immerce with the Qur’ān

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Originally published on Mathabah.org 

by Imam Mazhar Mahmood

Just as Muslims are encouraged to abide by the pristine commands of Allāh Almighty in the Qur’ān, they are also encouraged to recite and understand the book of Allāh to the best of their abilities.

Many a times, we find ourselves in a situation, where we engage with the book of the Almighty sporadically; An on and off basis, or perhaps Friday to Friday or even Ramadān to Ramadān.

Allāh’s Messenger (peace and blessings upon him) was not only commanded to teach the Qur’ān to his Ummah. He had also been emphatically commanded to recite this divine scripture of the Almighty.

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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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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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