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Categorized Islamic Articles, Videos and Resources for Easy Reference
Aqeedah (Pillars of Faith)
Does the shaytaan know the thoughts and intentions of man?
Where is Allah?
Dividing the religion into basic matters (usool) and minor issues (furoo)
The core of Ibadah is Tawhid; and around it always revolved the conflict between the prophets and their Ummahs
To say about the dead, Fulaan al-marhoom (upon whom Alaah has mercy) and ’May Allah shower him with His Mercy
[Increase and Decrease of Eeman] Major Sins badly affects the testimony of Tawhid and makes his Iman weak, but does not render one a Kafir
The meaning of the word - Islam
The Shahada benefitting only those who know its meaning
Important Lessons for the Muslim Ummah by Al-Allamah Ibn Baaz (rahimahullah)
Issues of Eeman. QnA with Allamah al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullah)
Did the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) see his Lord on the night of the Mi‘raaj?
The meaning of the Hadith - Allah created Adam in His Image
The beliefs of Ahl al-Hadith By: Imaam Abu Bakr al-Ismaa`eeli [295 Hijri]
What is the Difference between Kufr and Shirk ? [Fatawa Ibn Baaz]
Did the Companions differ on matters of Aqidah (creed)
The meaning of the word 'Islam'
The meaning of 'the fundamentals of religion'
Conditions and Meaning of the Shahada or a Muslim's Testification of faith
The blemishes of `Aqidah and the means to avoid them
The aqeedah (belief) of Ahlus-Sunnah wal Jamaa‘ah consists of three parts
What is 'Aqeedah?
There is no difference between Aqidah and Manhaj
The best books on Aqeedah
Lumat ul-Itiqaad (Suffieciency in Creed) by Imam Ibn Qudamaah Al-Maqdisee

  Al-Walaa wal-Baraa (Alliance and Disavowal )
        Relationship between Dawah and al-Walaa wal-Baraa
        Islam and its relation to other religions - A commentary on an article by Shaykh Jad Al-Haq, the Grand Shaykh of Al-Azhar by Allamah Ibn Baaz (rahimahullah)
        Principles and guidelines for the relation of Muslims with Non Muslims
        Referring to the disbelievers as brothers
        Can he pray for his Christian friend to be healed?
        Are the Kuffar (disbelievers) our brothers in humanity? [Reply by Allamah al-Fawzaan]
  Apostasy (Riddah)
         Shaikh Abdullah al-Farsi on Shahrukh Khan's utterances of Major Kufr
        Comments on the review, ’Zakir Naik on NDTV talk show – A Review“
        Whoever degrades or mocks Allah or His Messenger (peace be upon him) is a Kafir (disbeliever) and a Murtad (apostate)
        What is the Islamic ruling on a Muslim man who curses the religion
         Clarification on Dr. Zakir Naik's reply on the Punishment for Apostasy (riddah) in Islam
        if a Muslim who apostatizes and abandons islam deserves the death penalty, why does a non-Muslim who converts to islam not deserve the same penalty?
        Scholarly views concerning those who malign or ridicule the Glorious Quran or the Messenger (peace be upon him) [Fatawa Ibn Baaz]
   Tawheed Basics
        What is Tawheed
         This Universe must have a Creator
  Faith in Allah
        Ruling on reading books that interpret Allah's Attributes in other than the way of the Salaf
        The reason for the existence of the honourable scribes even though Allaah knows all things
        Tawhid-ul-Rububiyyah
               The theory of Evolution (Darwinism) contradicts the Qur'an, Sunnah and Ijma
  On Rulers and Ruling by the Sharee'ah
        Loyalties to disbelievers that take one out of Islam
        It is the duty of Islamic governments to return to the Qur'an and the Sunnah of the Messenger
        What has a higher priority: Aqidah (creed) or Islamic government?
        All princes are regarded as leaders whether they rule in a monarchy or republican system.
        what are the rights and duties of a ruler?
        Al-Hakimiyyah represents one aspect of what La ilaha illa Allah means
        The kufr of one who rules according to other than what Allaah revealed, is it kufr akbar or kufr asghar
  Faith in the Hereafter
         Minor Signs of the Last Day
        Grave and the Barzakh
               The reality of transmigration of souls
               Do Souls of the Dead Return Back to this World?
               Decomposition of the bodies of the Prophets and martyrs in the grave
               Can the dead hear the living
        Minor Signs
  Faith in the Angels
         Existence of the Angels
         How many Angels are there?
        Ruling on likening women to angels
        The reality of belief in the angels
        Which angels take the soul of the Muslim?
  Faith in the Messengers
        Proper etiquette when describing the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)
        Why do they mock Allah and His Messenger, and what are we to learn from it?
        Allah defends the Honor of His Messengers
        Ittibaa (Following the Messenger and his Sunnah)
              Lessons from Abu Bakr's (raa) dispatching the army of Usamah ibn Zaid (raa)
               Explanation of the Hadith - Islam began as something strange...
               The mistake of considering the habitual acts done by the Prophet (peace be upon him) to be a source of legislation and a Sunnah
  Faith in Qadar (Predestination)
         Does man have a free will?
         Is Qadr an excuse for sinning?
         Should Qadr be discussed?
        What is Al-Tawhid Al-Ilmy Al-Khabary and Al-Tawhid Al-Irady Al-Talaby
        Ruling on using the words 'if' or 'if only'. When it is acceptable, and when is it not allowed.
        Calamities and Ordeals
               Showing patience at times of afflictions and seeking the reward from Allah
               I was afflicted by many Fitnahs (trials) relating to my fiance, family, friends, and my studies all at one time
               Explaining human suffering and why Allaah does not prevent it
               Allah's wisdom behind trying His servants with calamities and ordeals [Allamah Ibn Baaz]
  Kufr (Disbelief) and its types
        Do religious scholars have the right to declare someone to be a Kafir (disbeliever)?
        Excuse of Ignorance and explanation of - If Allah has control over me, He will show me such punishment as He has never shown to anyone else
        Animals slaughtered by those who supplicate to and implore other than Allah
        Ruling on the one who mocks a Muslim woman wearing the proper Islamic Hijab (veil)
        Offering Salah behind an Imam believing in ''Hulul''
        Ruling on the Aqlaniyah (rationalist who judge the hadeeth by their intellect), hadeeth-rejectors, those who do Taweel of Allah's Names or claim Allah to be everywhere
        Denying Allah's Uluw and Tawassul through the Honor (as means to shirk)
        Prayer behind and befriending an Imam who seeks the help of other than Allah
        Postpone takfeer until the true Aqidah becomes deeply rooted in the people's hearts
         Explanation of the "Shaikh Muhammed ibnAbdul'Wahaab's book, Nullifiers of Islam" by Shaikh ar-Rajihi
        Those to whom the dawah of Islam reaches and they remain on disbelief
        When is ruling by other than the rule of Allah major Kufr, and when is it lesser Kufr
        Actions that put a person beyond the pale of Islam
        Ruling on a Muslim wearing a cross and when it leads to disbelief (Kufr)
        On Ahl ul-Fatrah
               The Destiny of Ahlul Fatrah
        Major Shirk
               Asking Allah's Messenger to make duaa for you after his death is Major Shirk
               Praying behind someone who eats from animals slaughtered for other than Allah
               Slaughtering a black ram to ward off diseases
               Allamah Ibn Baaz advices some princes on how to deal with graves and tombs that could be a means for grave-worship
               A person who prays, fasts, and observes the pillars of Islam but supplicates to other than Allah
               The Mushrik of this Ummah compared to the People of the Book
               Offerings to Other than Allah is Major Shirk
        On people of the book, the Jews and the Christians
               Debating with the People of the Book or any disbeliever
               Is it enough for Christians to live among Muslims to receive the Message of Islam
               Studying the books of the ahlul-Kitaab, and teaching them to seekers of knowledge for comparing it to Islam.
               Ruling on possessing and reading the Torah and Injil (Gospel)
               Does the narration forbidding Umar (raa) copying the book of Ahle-Kitaab contradict the narration of narrating from Ahle-Kitaab
               Is it permissible for Muslims to read the Injil (Gospel) to know how far it is distorted?
               It is not permissible to correspond with Christian missionary centers, listen to their tapes, or participate in their activities [Permanent Committee]
               Meaning of verse 10:94 - So if you are in doubt concerning that which We have revealed unto you, then ask those who are reading the Book before you
        Magic, Astrology, Divination, and Soothsaying
               Does a magician charm the eyes of the audience or does his Sihr (sorcery) go beyond this
               Islamic Ruling on Horoscopes and Astrology
        When is Ignorance not an excuse
               Can the grave-worshipper's ignorance of creed be excused
              al-Fawzaan : Can the Arabs be given the excuse of Ignorance in clear matters of shirk in Aqeedah

Better Living through Islam
Cigarette Smoking - Is it Haraam (unlawful) in Islam ?
The Four Pillars of Kufr by Ibnil-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
The Characteristics of a Wali of Allah
When should we say ’Laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa Billaah“?
Watching football games / cricket games and other such events on television.
Tawakkul and Subsequent Actions
Testimony without Certainity and Knowledge is a False Testimony
Using credit cards is haraam even if you pay up within the time limit
Ruling on reciting the Qur'an during working hours
Hypocrisy of Actions
Is it permissible to delay payment of salaries to employees?
Fearing Hypocrisy
Achieving happiness and contentment through Islam
What dua should a parent say for a child who is sick ?
Indications that Allah is pleased with His servant
Keeping Sins a Secret
Beneficial Advices by Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Saleh Ibn Al-Uthaimeen (rahimahullah)
Ruling on dealing with mortgages in a non-Muslim country

  Ruqya (healing with the Quraan and Duaa)
        Ruling on reciting Qur‘an and blowing into water
        Ruqyah by weting the finger with saliva and touching the dust with it, then wiping with this finger at the place of pain

Quran and its Sciences
Prohibition of Explaining the Quran by mere Opinion
The Quran abrogates all the previous scriptures
How Tafsir is Performed
Preserving the Qur'an against distortion
Useful books of Tafsir , Hadith and Fiqh
Muhammad Asad's translation of the Qur'an banned by the Muslim World League

  Tafseer of Selected Verses
        Success is only Achieved by Performing Righteous Deeds, not Wishful Thinking
        Ultimate Victory will be for the believers but only after succeeding in Trials
        How to understand Allah's saying in the Qur'an regarding 'No Forgiveness for Shirk' and that 'He Forgives them, who Repent'
        Meaning of "You are the successors of Allah on earth"
        Tafseer of Soorah Al-Hujaraat

Sunnah and Hadith
Status of the Sunnah in Islam and the sources of legislation / Fatwa of Takfeer on the Hadeeth-Rejectors (Allamah Ibn Baaz)
Our attitude concerning da‘eef (weak) ahaadeeth which speak of good deeds
How can we identify the Da…if (weak) Hadith. Are there sixty-four Da…if Hadith Sahih Al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim

  Blameworthy Taqleed (blind-following) compared to following the scholars
        What is Imitation (taqleed), and what is following the evidence (daleel)
        Ijtihaad and Taqleed [from Allamah Ibn Uthaymeen's book, Al-Usool min Ilimil Usool]
        Praying behind each other despite differences in branches of jurisprudence; the obligations and invalidators of prayer. Those who say otherwise are upon misguidance and Bidah
        On those who villify the Imams as corruptors of the religion, and accuse their followers as kafir
        Imam Ash-Shafiee's pivotal quote on Taqleed
        Taqleed: Short comprehensive explanation
        Those not qualified to arrive at legal decisions through the evidence, must ask the scholars who are knowledgeable in Shariah
        Ruling on the validity of Salah offered after eating camel meat without performing Wudu
        Fiqhi Differences not a hurdle in brotherhood; A Message to the Striving Scholars of Afghanistan by Shaikh Ibn Baaz
        Schools of Jurisprudence / Role of the four Imams in serving Islam
        Not all types of Taqlid are judged to be disbelief, dissolution or Shirk
        Following a Madhhab (Permanent Committee Fatwa)
        The Balanced approach towards the issue of following madhhabs
        The difference between different ideological groups and the fiqhi madhhabs
        Is it better for the seeker of knowledge to stay with only one shaykh? [Answered by Allamah Ibn Uthaymeen rahimahullah]
  Weak and Fabricated narrations
        The Hadith: 'One scholar is more difficult for Satan to allure than a thousand worshippers.'

Acts of Worship and their Rulings
Istikharah (The Prayer for Seeking Guidance)
Shaikh Ibn Baaz explains Ibaadah and Obedience (in a letter to Moulana Mawdudi)
Ruling on reciting Qur‘aan for another person, living or dead
Ruling on asking others to make duaa [Allamah Ibn Uthaymeen rahimadullah]

  Taharah (purity)
        Touching the private parts invalidate the Wudoo.
  The Month of Muharram
        Recommendation to fast Taasooa with Ashoora
        Ruling on singling out Ashoora for fasting
  Prayer (Salaah)
        Ruling on offering two supererogatory Rakahs after the `Asr Prayer
        Offering Salah in Masjids with graves in them
        Woman leading other women in congregational Salah
        Salah behind Imams of unknown creed
        whoever catches up with the imaam in rukoo‘ has caught up with the rak‘ah
        Ruling on pointing one‘s feet towards the qiblah
        Ruling on the pause made by Imam after reciting Al-Fatihah
        Is there a difference in the way men and women prostrate?
        Du`a after the obligatory prayers
        Praying in half-sleeves and bare-headed
        Moving whilst praying
  Fasting and Ramadaan
        Observing voluntary fasts (Shabaan, 'Arafah, …Ashoora‘) when one still owes days from Ramadaan
        Who should Fast and who should not Fast? Should a child be allowed to fast?
        People who are Granted Permission to Break their Fast
        The Duration of Fasting
        The Intention of Fasting
        The Sunnah of Fasting
        Actions Permitted while Fasting or Actions which Do not Nullify the Fast
        Applying Kohl; Eye, Ear or Nose Drops; Wearing Perfumes, Oiling the Hair, Taking Injections, Bloodletting, Unintentional Vomiting - Effect of Medicines and Medical Treatments on Fasting
        Actions that should be Avoided during Fasting
        Actions which Nullify the Fast and Require al-Qadha
        Actions which Nullify the Fast and Require both, al-Qadha and al-Kaffarah
        Some Oft-Quoted Weak Ahaadeeth about Ramadaan
        The Start of Ramadaan
               Sighting the new moon is compulsory and it cannot be replaced by astronomical calculations.
               It is Not Allowed for a Few People to Isolate themselves and Initiate Ramadan or Celebrate Eid
        Taraweeh or Qiyaam al-Layl (Night Prayers in Ramadaan)
               Saying an equal number of Rak…ahs of Tarawih should be adhered to through out the month of Ramadaan
        Eid al-Fitr
               Abandoning Eid prayer and the permissibility for women to offer Eid prayer
               Some Mistakes done in Eid
               Ruling on Congratulations and Greetings on Eid
               Takbeer of Eid
  Zakaat and Sadaqaat
        Giving zakaah to one who is seeking worldly knowledge
        Publishing Islamic books is a Sadaqah Jariyah
  The Month of Shabaan
        The middle of Shabaan should not be singled out for worship
  Hajj
        The status of Hajj in Islam, and the conditions of it being obligatory
        Visiting the Prophet‘s Mosque
        The greatest day of Hajj
        The history of Hajj
        Is it better to repeat Hajj for himself or to do Hajj on behalf of his relatives?
        How can your Hajj be accepted?
        Obligation of performing Hajj straightaway
        Ruling on one who sends his parents for Hajj when he has not done Hajj for himself
        Hajj is better than charity
        He does not know the rituals of Hajj and he wants to do Hajj
        Virtues of the Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah
        Umrah
               …Umrah during the months of Hajj
               Changing one‘s mind after thinking of going on Hajj or …Umrah
               Standing at the Black Stone and blocking tawaaf
               A brief history of al-Masjid al-Haraam in Makkah
               How many times did the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) perform …Umrah?
               Drinking from Zamzam is mustahabb, not obligatory
               ’Labbayk Allaahumma labbayk“ – what does it mean?
        Eid al-Adha
               Is it recommended to fast ten days of Dhu‘l-Hijjah, including the day of Eid?
               Eid al-Adhaa (The Festival of Sacrifice)
               Description of Eid prayer
        Days of 'Arafah and Tashreeq
               What is the ruling on climbing up Jabal al-Rahmah (the Mount of Mercy) on the day of …Arafah and praying atop this mountain?
               Virtues of the Day of Arafaah
               The days of Tashreeq
        Ihraam
               Things that are forbidden in ihraam
               Why is it haraam for the pilgrim to wear sewn garments?
        Udhiyah
               Udhiyah – What should be eaten and what should be given away?
               Conditions of udhiyah
               The Udhiyah of a sheep is sufficient for a man and his family, while a camel or a cow is enough for seven
        Mistakes during Hajj
               Mistakes made on the way to Muzdalifah and in Muzdalifah
               Mistakes and hastening on the eleventh day of Dhu‘l-Hijjah
               Mistakes made during the Farewell tawaaf
               Mistakes made when entering ihraam for Hajj on the day of al-Tarwiyah

Biography (Seerah)
Who is al-Khadir?
Is al-Kihdr living on the face of the earth?

   The Prophet's Biography
         Why did Allah call the unjust treaty of Hudaybiyah, a Manifest Victory?
         Lessons from the peace treaty of Hudaibiyah
   The First Three Generations
         Indications from the Prophet (saw) that AbuBakr (raa) will succeed him
        The view of Ahl al-Sunnah towards the Sahaabah and the leadership of Abu Bakr al-Siddeeq
  The Imams
        al-Haafiz Al-Suyooti
        The Aqeedah of Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah and the praise of the imams for him
  The Scholars
        Was Shaykh Muhammad ibn `Abdul-Wahhab's call based on Takfir?
        The misnomer, Wahhabism
        Did Shaykh Muhammad ibn …Abd al-Wahhaab rebel against the Ottoman Caliphate and what was the reason for its fall?

Innovations (Bidah), Sins and Unislamic Traditions
Refuting those who celebrate the Mawlid
Celebrating Valentines Day [Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta]
Ruling on acting roles as Prophets, Sahabah or Tabieen, or the Kuffaar (disbelievers), or historical events
Allamah Ibn Baaz on Nationalism and that it is from the calls of pre-Islamic Ignorance (Jahiliyyah)
Nasheeds, there is no good in them - Shaikh Al-Fawzaan
Halalah marriage is haraam and invalid
The meaning of - Gradual Untying the Knots of Islam
To whom should ba‘yah (pledge of allegiance) be given?
Forcing a woman to marry a certain relative
Ruling on Isbal (lengthening and trailing clothing below the ankles)
Are Modern Nasheeds which contain Tunes and Vocal Sound Effects Permissible?
Mentioning the good and bad qualities of the one being warned against
Ruling on celebrating Valentine‘s Day
What is kafaarat yameen in detail?

  Bidah (innovation)
        Meaning of the hadeeth, 'Whosoever introduces a good practice in Islam...'

Sects, Groups and Refutations
Reading the books of the people of misguidance
How to behave when there are different sects
False Claimants to being the Mahdi

  
        
  Druize
  Asharis
         Clarification of Shaikh Ghunaimaan's statement on Ash'aris being Ahlus-Sunnah
        Who are the Ash'aris
        Explanation of, 'The Hand of Allah is over their hands' [Surah Al-Fath:10]
        Learning from Ash‘ari shaykhs/scholars
        Statement on the sect of Asha`irah
        Is it permissible to understand the meaning of Istiwa as straightness?
        Where is Allah? Is He over His `Arsh (Throne) or is He everywhere? What is the ruling on one who claims that Allah is everywhere?
        Comments on the book entitled ''Safwat Al-Tafasir'' by Al-Sabuny and his Ta'wil of Ayat-ul-Sifat
        The word Ayd, 'With power did We construct the heaven' - is derived from a different word that means strength, and has nothing to do with the plural form of
        Shaikh Ibn Baaz's reply on Muhammad Ali Al-Sabuny, the Ash'ari
               Is the Madh-hab of Al-Asha`irah True or False
               Al-Asha`irah are not of Ahl-ul-Sunnah because they do not affirm the Attributes
  The Saved Sect and its qualities
  Modernists, Hadeeth-Rejectors and the Interfaith hoax (Wahdat al-Adyaan)
        Women participating in Politics
        Rebuking those who claim Hijab to a cultual tradition, and not a religious obligaion
        The Pervezis or the "Tolu e Islam" sect are Kaafir
        Ruling on those who refute Sahih Hadith on punishment in the grave, Miraaj, Sihr (magic), Shafaah (intercession) and geting out of Hellfire
        On the one who denies some of the Hadith such as that magic was cast on the Prophet or the descent of Eesa (alaihis-salaam)
        The misguided sect of al-Qur‘aaniyyeen
        Those who deny some of the Prophet‘s Hadiths such as the Hadith stating that Sihr (witchcraft) was cast on the Prophet (peace be upon him) or the one telling the descent of Jesus Christ.
        Ruling on denying any Had (prescribed punishment) [Permanent Committee Fatawa]
        The Young Marriage of Aishah
        On Jinn entering human bodies (Masaail wa rasaail, Muhammad Mahmoud al-Najdi)
        Rashad Khaleefa and the no. 19 hoax
  Soofism
        The Hadeeth of Najd
         The reality of Unusual Activities near Graves and Tombs [from al-Qaidah al-Jaliliyah by Shaikh ul-Islam ibn Taymiyyah]
        Prayer behind Bareilwis
        Graves are not a place for answering Du`a' (supplication) - Allamah Ibn Baaz
        Praying behind a sufi imam
        Is the Prophet (peace be upon him) alive in his grave [i.e. return of his soul to his body], or is he alive as the life of Al-Barzakh (period between death and the Resurrection) [with no legal liabilities or obligations]?
        Ruling on using the title "Qutb" or "Ghawth"
        On the hadeeth, ’Do not be too strict with yourselves, for some people were strict on themselves and Allaah was strict on them..."
        Verifying the Hadith: "If you are confused regarding certain matters, seek the help of the dwellers of the graves"
        The Hadeeth of Blind Man
         Karamaat of the Awliyaa by Shaikh Saaleh bin Fawzaan
        Was the Prophet (sallallahu alaihe wasallam) noor (light) or bashar (a human being)? Did he have a shadow?
        The Characteristics of a Wali of Allah
        Following Soofi Tareeqahs
         Issues related to seeing the Prophet (sallallahu alaihe wasallam) in a dream and in wakefulness
  Jamaat Tableegh and the Deobandis
         The Jamaat Tableegh and the Deobandis - A Critical analysis of their Beliefs, Books and Dawah.
        The approach of the Jamaat Tabeegh in insisting upon specific days for their activities
        Fatawa of the scholars on the Jamaa'at Tablegh
        Did the Prophet shake ar-Rifaee's hand from the grave?
        The Tableegis approach and sysem of dawah not supported by the Book and Sunnah
        Permanent Committee on the Jamaat at-Tableegh
        Additional issues
               Does the Prophet (peace be upon him) hear every call and supplication made at his grave?
               Is there a special prayer for seeing the Prophet in dreams?
               Allah is the only One Who knows one's inner self
               Do the prophets (peace be upon them) hear and see after their death? Is there any proof to support this claim?
               Tasarruf - the greatest Kufr
  Maturidiyyah
        Who are the Maturidiyyah/Maatreediyyah?
  Murjia (Irjaa)
  Ikhwaan al-Muslimoon
        Allamah Ibn Baaz: Ikhwaan criticized by some scholars because they lack activity in the spread of Tawhid
  Khawaarij
  Extremism, Takfeer and Rebellion
        OBL ... How do the scholars view his ideology?
        This is Suroorism so Beware of it! - Shaikh Muqbil bin Haadee Al-Waadiee
  Shi'ism (Rafidah)
        Did the Prophet appoint …Ali as khaleefah?
        The Shi‘ah claim that the Sahaabah did not attend the funeral of the Prophet
         On those who vilify Abu Bakr (raa) for not the land of Khaybar as fatimah's (raa) inheritance
        Ruling on invoking Alee (rahiallahualhu), Hassan or Hussain
        Our attitude towards Yazeed ibn Muaawiyah
        What the Shiah do on Ashoora is bidah (innovation) and misguidance
        Aashoorah: Celebration or Mourning
        Ismailis and the Fatimi state
               A glimpse at the Ubaydi (Fatimid) state – its origins and beliefs
               Who are the Ismailis ?
  Miscelaneous groups
  Qadianis
        Qadiyanism: A Brief Survey

Way of the Salaf and how to call to it?
      self-correction, self-reflection and clarifying misconcepions
On saying (Such and such is not a Salafi) or (does not belong to the Salafees). Allamah al-Fawzaan
Arguing on fiqhi issue, claming that to be establishing the sunnah
Making a big issue of minor issues of disagreement
Praying behind an Imam who has fallen into Bid'ah
Slandering callers and reformers
Comprehensive advice on dealing with Duaat who have fallen into error, and how to correct them.
Extremely Important article on the definition of Diviation and Sects
Shaikh Al-Fawzaan: About naming with, 'Salafiyyah' or so-and-so as-Salafi or al-Atharee and other such titles
Al-Albaani : Caution!!! Self-importance and Hautiness of the Duaat can wipe-out the good effects of the Islamic awakening
Advice of shaykh Saalih Aal Shaykh to those who Call to as-Salafiyyah
The best way of giving advice and making Da`wah
How do we keep steadfast upon the way of the Salaf [Shaikh Al-Fawzaan]
The Essential Relationship between the youth and the scholars of Islam [Shaikh al-Fawzaan]
Enjoining the Good and Forbidding the Evil, Significance, Manner and Approach [Shaikh al-Fawzan]
The Prohibition of engaging in dawah without Knowledge [Shaikh al-Fawzaan]
Is ignorance an excuse in matters of Aqeedah? [Allamah ibn Baaz and Shaikh al-Fawzaan]
Ascribing to the way of the Salaf or the Ahlul-Hadith
Denying the Sunnah is of two types - a denial with regards to interpretation or a denial of rejection
How to Read the Books of the People of Knowledge
What is blameworthy extremism?
Islamic Movements and the Role of Youth
The right to speak on affairs of public benefit and welfare, fiqhul-maqaasid (objectives/goals of the Sharee'ah) and Clinging to the Jamaa'ah

  Extremism
        Allamah Ibn Baaz: Letter to a conference held at Darul-Uloom Deoband
  Keeping away from the innovators, their gatherings and books
        Not permissible for those who lack knowledge to enter into discussions / arguments with skeptic and misguided people
  What is the Salafi Dawah (call)
        Definition of the Salafi call (Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta)

Knowledge and its excellence
Relationship between Knowledge and Taqwa
Effective Studying Tips
It is impermissible for a person to remain ignorant.
Muslims should not waste their time reading unless it will benefit their Din and worldly affairs.
Books which the seeker of Islamic knowledge should obtain - Allamah Ibn Uthaymeen
The Difference between a Student of Knowledge and a Student of the Internet
Some people read intellectual and cultural books, then think that they have become a scholar or a Daee
Speaking About Allah (subhaanahu wa-taalah) Without Knowledge
Definition of Knowledge which is praised by Allah in the Qur‘aan and Sunnah

  Role and Virtues of the Scholars
  Differences in Opinion
        Is it permissible for a Muslim to choose the easiest scholarly opinion?
  Unbiased Scholars
        It is not permissible to glorify the traces of scholars so as to avoid exceeding the proper limits and falling into Shirk

Dawah
Do non-Muslims have the right to call people to their religion?
The best approach to do Dawah
Avoid violence and roughness against those whom you call to Islam
How to give da`wah to youngsters?
Ibn Baaz : Using the mass-media for dawah
Giving Dawah according to a person's temprament - Allamah Ibn Baaz
Ibn Baaz : Morals and Etiquettes of the Duaat (callers) to Allah
Ibn Baaz: Youth should not abandon Media fields and leave them to the ignorant and those deviated from the truth
Dawah to non-Muslims is extra gain, whereas Dawah to Muslims is securing the assets [Shaikh Saalim at-Taweel]

  ... with Sabr (being patient upon harm
        Balancing priorities and being steadfast
  On Various Dawah Groups
  ... with Baseerah (Knowledge and Insight)
        Knowledge required by one who calls people to Allah
  ... with Hikmah (wisdom)
        The worshippers in his mosque do innovations and wrong actions – how should he advise them?
        Refraining from denouncing some people in order to soften their hearts

Usool al-Fiqh
Rulings on ijtihaad in Islam and the conditions to be met by the mujtahid
Ijtihad in matters of Ma`lum minad-din biddarurah (what is known from the religion by necessity)
What is wrong with the book 'Reminding the Supported Sect of some Abandoned Sunan
Situation of Compulsion that makes Haraam, Halaal
Is adopting Rukhsah (concession) in religious matters stand as an indication of encroachment or negligence?
When a questioner who does not find textual evidence convincing and seeks logic-based evidence
Is it correct to think that fatwas may vary according to time and place?


Family, Marriage and the upbringing of Children
Father uses obscene language, calls them names and insults his children badly
Ruling on visiting a Muslim brother whose earnings are from fixing cassettes and radios
Should the parents send their children to the school, if the schools may corrupt the children's upbringing
How children can honour their parents
Rights of brothers and sisters
Teaching about the Creator in simple terms
Marriage is just not lust, and the woman is not merely pleasure and enjoyment
How do we smack our children to make them pray?
The Muslim Woman's dress (Abayah / Jilbab) as prescribed in the Shariah

  Marraige Contracts & Divorces
        A husband divorced his wife thrice in one pronouncement. Is it considered one time of divorce or three?
        The meaning of - Ability to get Married
        Does she have to execute her father's will that she should marry her cousin (son of her paternal aunt)
        Khutbah al-Haajah
        Can a 'normal' muslim recite khutbah al Nikaah for marriage?
        Khula‘: definition and how it is done
        A realistic look at marriage to women of the People of the Book
        Ruling on civil marriage
        Conditions for valid marriage contract
        A man divorcing his wife three times has to be examined in detail
        Delay of marriage and its connection to al-qada wal-qadar

The Ummah, its History and Current Affairs
Shaikh Ibn Baaz: Appeal to the Afghan Mujahid leaders to end infighting post soviet withdrawal
Sheikh Abdulaziz Aal al-Sheikh on Bin Ladin and al-Qaida (interview with Asharq al-Awsat)
Fatawa of the Permanent Committee concerning Usama bin Laden and the organization al-Qaeda
Role of the khaleefah of the Muslims?
Attitude towards fitnah
Advice for King Faysal ibn Abdul-Aziz concerning Dawah
Advice for Muslim rulers and scholars
Ibn Baaz's fatwa in support of the war against the soviets
How can the Ummah be united once again? An interview with Allamah Ibn Baaz (rahimahullah)
Denouncing the socialist regime in Iraq - telegram
meaning of Mudillat Al-Fitan (deluding trials)


Teminologies and Concepts
Hijrah and its Conditions