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Halal, Organic or Vegetarian?

Many of us may be facing the question, “Should I eat halal or organic meats, or be a vegetarian?” It may be easier to be a vegetarian than to even face this question, because it is a complicated issue that involves several aspects.

The Profitable Sale (Hijrah Story)

The Profitable Sale (Hijrah Story)

{Of the believers are men who are true to that which they covenanted with Allah. Some of them have paid their vow by death (in battle), and some of them still are waiting; and they have not altered in the least.} (Al-Ahzab 33:23) In these modern times of sophisticated technology, people have a real need …

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Can I Sacrifice an Animal on Behalf of The Deceased?

Wa Alaikum Assalam Dear Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Difference of Opinion Regarding Those At Home In fact, the sacrifice is highly recommended, but not obligatory on any Muslim who is not attending Hajj. Just like any confirmed Sunnah (Sunnah muakkada), if we do it we will get …

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Is Blood of Sacrificed Animals Meant to Forgive Sins? (pt. 2)

Asalaamu alaykum, In part one of this question, we talked about the story of Ibrahim and the real purpose of Hajj: increasing our consciousness of Allah. Ask yourself this: if God is The Just, why would He accept that I throw my sins on someone/something else? If He is Al-Ghany (The Free of Need) why would the blood, flesh, etc. …

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Is Blood of Sacrificed Animals Meant to Forgive Sins?

Salam Dear Reader, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. The answer is no. This is not the purpose of sacrificing animals in ‘Eid Al-Adha, and this is not how sins are forgiven. We will discuss the two issues here briefly. First, with regards to the meaning or purpose behind the sacrificed …

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