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Why Has Allāh Resembled The Dunyā To Water?

Imām al-Qurtubī (may Allāh have mercy upon him) stated:

Why did Allāh resemble the Dunyā to the water in His statement:

…وَاضْرِبْ لَهُم مَّثَلَ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا كَمَاءٍ أَنزَلْنَاهُ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ
And put forward to them the example of the life of this world, it is like the water (rain) which We send down from the sky… (Soorah Al-Kahf: 45)

The wise ones have stated: Allāh resembled the Dunyā to the water (due to the following reasons): Continue reading

The Reality of Jannah

Shaykhul-Islām Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allāh have mercy upon him) stated:

Al-Jannah is not merely a name for the trees, the fruits, the food, the drink, the women of paradise, the rivers and palaces. Most of the people make a mistake regarding the name of Al-Jannah. Indeed Al-Jannah is the name for the abode of unrestricted complete bliss. And from the greatest of the bliss in Al-Jannah is the enjoyment of looking at the Noble Face of Allah and hearing His speech. Also is the delight of the eye by being near to Him and by way of His being pleased. There’s no comparison of the pleasure in it from the food, the drink, the clothing and the images (therein) to this pleasure (of seeing the Noble face of Allāh and being near to Him). 
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The Ruling on Giving Zakaatul-Fitr As Money

A question posed to Imam Ibn Baaz (may Allah have mercy upon him):

I know that it is not permissible to give money for Zakaatul-Fitr and I mentioned this to my father; however, he didn’t accept it from me. He said that he doesn’t deny the Hadeeth on the Messenger of Allah; however, the country gives money (instead of food) and it’s upon us to do what some of the people do and that is to give money. However, I paid (Zakaatul-Fitr) for myself excluding my two parents – will it be accepted from me? Continue reading