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Coffee Is Haram? How to Deal with a Strange Fatwa

Coffee Is Haram? How to Deal with a Strange Fatwa

Did you know that 5 centuries ago, drinking coffee in Makkah or in Cairo was illegal, punishable by jail and lashing? Why? Because it was the prevalent fatwa and fiqhi opinion that coffee was prohibited as a type of intoxicants.

Why Is Interest Haram?

Allah warns us to leave interest alone alone. It is haram. This is a dangerous and unjust way of getting wealthy. It deprives us of our wealth.


One Day Inside Haram: A Fascinating Glimpse (Documentary)

MAKKAH – Taking advantage of recently concluded Hajj season this year, Abrar Hussain and Abdullatif Alshehri produced a documentary that proffers an access-all-areas look at the Haram, the Great Mosque of Makkah, where Hajj takes place. “Only Muslims are permitted to enter Makkah, and this look inside the mosque offers an exceptionally rare glimpse into …


Islam Awareness Week to Explore Deeper Meaning of Halal

WAIKATO – The Waikato Muslim Association in New Zealand plans to organize an Islam Awareness Week to shed light on the deeper meaning of the halal concept in Islamic Shari’ah. “The purpose of our Islam Awareness Week is to get people’s perception of Islam correct,” Waikato Muslim Association president, Asad Mohsin, told Stuff.co.NZ on August 31. The awareness week which …

British Muslim’s Hajj Diary: Prepare Your Backpack

Dr. Asad, a British Muslim traveling to hajj this year with his sister shares his experience in umrah and hajj, as he goes through the spiritual journey along with around 2 million Muslims from across the world.

Halal Was Made Before The Haram

Allah made the creation permissible for us. He made the Halal before the Haram. However, there are some exceptions to the rule.

Is Eating Alligator Meat Permissible?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Eating alligator meat is a controversial issue. The view that carries weight is that eating alligator meat is halal (lawful) as it …

Man Commits Suicide in Makkah’s Grand Mosque

RIYADH – An expatriate has committed suicide by throwing himself off the roof of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah, sending shock waves across social media. “A foreigner threw himself from the roof of the Grand Mosque in Makkah” to the courtyard below, “resulting in his instant death,” Saudi police told the …

Makkah's Haram Circumambulation Spot Reopens This Week

MAKKAH – The circumambulation area (known in Arabic as mataf) surrounding the Kaa`bah in the Grand Mosque will be reopened to worshipers on March 27 after completing the restoration of the Zamzam Well. “The project was carried out by more than 250 engineers, technicians, and laborers, supported by 11 cranes under the supervision of Makkah …

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