The Lawful and Unlawful – In regards to Hunting!

“If someone kills a sparrow for sport, the sparrow will cry out on the Day of Judgement, ‘O Lord! That person killed me in vain! He did not kill me for any useful purpose.’

Lecture speaks of the conditions that must exist in regards to hunting. Also the permissibility of eating meat caught by a hunter who is of the people of the book. Finally the permissibility of using a dog or other trained animal to hunt with.

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The Lawful and Unlawful – Eating the Meat of Non-Muslims

“Some people who had recently become Muslims said to the Prophet (peace be on him), ‘People bring us meat and we do not know whether they have mentioned the name of Allah over it or not. Shall we eat of it or not?’ The Prophet (peace be on him) replied, ‘Mention the name of Allah (over it) and eat.”

Lecture speaks of how our Fiqh Regulations in regards to slaughter apply to us and not the the other people of the book. Their meat is lawful for us to eat. Also details are given as to how we should slaughter.

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The Lawful and Unlawful – The Skin of the Pig and Sea Animals

“The freed maid-servant of the Prophet’s wife, Maymunah, was given a sheep, and it died. The Prophet passed by its carcass and said, ‘Why did you not take its skin to be tanned and use it?’ They replied, ‘But it is dead.’ The Prophet said, ‘What is prohibited is eating it.’

Lecture speaks of the permissability in using the fur and skin of the pig and other animals forbidden for reasons other than food. Also the lawfulfulness of eating insects and everything from the sea. Also medicine that has haram substance is lawful if it will save your life and no other alternative.

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The Lawful and Unlawful – Categories of Food that is Unlawful

“ O you who believe! Eat of the good things that We have provided for you, and be thankful to Allah if it is He alone whom you worship. Indeed, what He has forbidden to you is the flesh of dead animals and blood and the flesh of swine, and that which has been sacrificed to anyone other than Allah. But if one is compelled by necessity, neither craving (it) nor transgressing, there is no sin on him; indeed, Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.”

Lecture speaks of the 4 categories of food forbidden for us to eat and also the 5 categories forbidden in regards to how an animal was killed.

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The Lawful and Unlawful – Good Intentions do not Cancel out the Lawful Action

“Allah is good and does not accept anything but good, and Allah has commanded the Believers, as He commanded His messengers, saying ‘O you messengers! Eat of whatever is good and work righteousness. Indeed, I am aware of what you do.’

Lecture speaks of how good intentions do not make the unlawful lawful. If one robs a bank and takes the money to build a mosque it will not be accepted as a good deed for the person and he will still be held accountable for the sin of robbery.

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The Lawful and Unlawful – What is unlawful is bad and dirty!

“Do not do what the Jews did in order to (technically) legalize Allah’s prohibitions by flimsy excuses.”

Lecture details how one must be careful to say a thing is haram because everything haram is so because it is bad and dirty and everything lawful is so because its good and clean. Do not call Allah out as being a liar on this.

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The Lawful and Unlawful – The Two Rules of Permissability

“What Allah has made lawful in His Book is halal and what He has forbidden is haram, and that concerning which He is silent is allowed as His favor. So accept from Allah His favor, for Allah is not forgetful of anything…”

Lecture details the 2 principles of permissability: (1) Only Allah has the authority to make things lawful or unlawful; (2) Most things in life are lawful unless clearly defined to not be by Allah except in worship. In that case everything is unlawful unless clearly defined otherwise.

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