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QUESTION: What is the position of raffle-tickets in Islam?
ANSWER: This amounts to gambling. One of the arguments in favour of raffle tickets is that the scheme is widely used for philanthropic causes. It must be borne in mind that gambling in the Quranic times in Arabia was no exception. In fact, owing
Lest We Forget
During the last thirteen centuries, whenever the world of Islam was plunged in the darkness of decadence, an outstanding personality emerged, who, by his illuminating achievements, dispelled the gloom encompassing it. One such personality was Jamaluddin Afghani, the harbinger of Muslim Renaissance in th
The jail punishment must rank high among the barbarities that man has been able to invent for himself. No doubt, dark cells, underground dungeons and castle turrets have always existed in the known history of mankind. The Prophet Yousaf's tale of imprisonment has been narrated both in the Quran and
The surah can be divided into the following two sections.
Section I (1-7)
An explanation of the fact that in cases of divorce it is not lawful to expel one's wife from the house by uttering the divorce sentence; it is necessary that the proper way pointed out by the Quran be adopted.
The stock exchange is a market place where shares are bought and sold. By buying the shares of a company, you, in fact, share in the business. Therefore, if there is nothing against Islam in the nature of the business, there is nothing wrong in being the shareholder of that business and in getting dividends