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Was the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa-sallam) illiterate?

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Was the Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam) able to read or write? We know that Allah jalla wa ‘alā says in the Qur’ān: الَّذِينَ يَتَّبِعُونَ الرَّسُولَ النَّبِيَّ الْأُمِّيَّ Those who follow the Messenger, the Ummiyy (unlettered) Prophet…  (al-A‘rāf, 157) And He ‘azza wa jall also says: وَمَا كُنْتَ تَتْلُو مِنْ قَبْلِهِ…

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Is It Permissible To Use Medical Marijuana?

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Introduction Marijuana, cannabis, ḥashīsh and hemp are well-known names of plants and derivatives that belong to the genus Cannabis. Cannabis is most popularly characterized by its narcotic, near-intoxicating effect which is caused by its main psychoactive constituent Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Cannabis is categorised in the Sharī‘ah under those substances which are…

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The Prayer, and Divorce

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  In the middle of the verses pertaining to divorce, Allāh the Most High says: حَافِظُوا عَلَى الصَّلَوَاتِ وَالصَّلَاةِ الْوُسْطَى وَقُومُوا لِلَّهِ قَانِتِينَ Take care to do your prayers, especially the middle prayer, and stand before Allāh in devotion. (2:238) I think that we have an indication here that there…

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