The Lawful and Unlawful in Islam – Sports for Women and Men

Once ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar saw a group of peoples doing this and he told them, “The Prophet cursed the one who takes anything possessing life as a target.” (Bukhari and Muslim.)

Lecture speaks of the permissibility of engaging in sports for both men and women however there may be conditions that must be upheld.

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The Lawful and Unlawful in Islam – Recreation and Fun!

By Him in Whose hand is my soul, if you were to continue at the same level at which you were when with me and in remembering Allah, the angels would shake hands with you when you are resting and when you walk about, but, , there is a time (for this) and a time (for that).’ He repeated this phrase three times. (Muslim.)

Lecture speaks of how Islam does not expect the human to be constantly at worship or remembrance of Allah. Instead Islam teaches moderation and the fulfillment of the rights owed to ourselves each other and our bodies.

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The Lawful and Unlawful In Islam – Insurance of All Types!

“He who conferred a life grant upon a person, it becomes his possession and that of his successors, for he surrendered his right in that by his declaration. (This property) now belongs to one to whom this lifelong grant has been made, and to his successors.” (Muslim)

Lecture explores the unlawfulness of most insurances yet teaches that most fall in the category of “The Pressing Need” and what happens as a result.

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The Lawful and Unlawful in islam – Credit Cards and Advance Pay

“…And do not be extravagant; indeed, He does not like those who are extravagant.” (6:141)

“…And do not squander your wealth wantonly; truly, those who squander are the brothers of the evil ones.” (17:26-27)

Lecture speaks of the permissibility of credit cards and more as long as they meet the above and also the pressing need.

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The Lawful and Unlawful in Islam – Interest and the Pressing Need!

“When usury and fornication appear in a community, the people of that community render themselves deserving of the punishment of Allah.” (Hakim)

Lecture speaks of the prohibition of interest and how one is only absolved of it if it falls in the category of a pressing need.

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The Lawful and Unlawful in Islam – Fraud and Deception in Business

“Woe to the defrauders—those who, when they take the measure from people take it in full, but when they measure for them or weigh for them give them short. Do they not realize that they will be raised up again on a mighty Day, a Day when mankind will stand before the Lord of the worlds?” (83:1-6)

Lecture speaks of how fraud and deception are forbidden when it comes to business transactions. If one defrauds another when selling he is cursed by Allah.

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The Lawful and Unlawful in Islam – Business Transactions!

“Allah is the One Who fixes prices, Who withholds, Who gives lavishly, and Who provides, and I hope that when I meet Him none of you will have a claim against me for any injustice with regard to blood or property.” (Reported by Ahmad, Abu Daoud, al-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah)

Lecture speaks of basic rules and guidelines that Allah put in effect for us to be more productive and fair in our business dealings such as: (1) Not selling anything that can be used for the haram; (2) Not fixing prices; (3) Not hoarding goods; (4) not being a broker for one who lives in the country when you are from the city and more.

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