Is it permissible to sit with those who do not offer Salaah?

Question 9: My question consists of four controversial points:

A- Much controversy arose around sitting with persistent sinners, eating with them, offering Salaah (Prayer) with or being led by them and greeting them. What is the principle on this issue?

B- What is the Islaamic ruling on drawing pictures and how do I refute those who adopt the permissibility of photographs?

C- What is the ruling on receiving a fee for teaching the Qur’aan?

D- What is Dar-ul-Harb (enemy territory), a Muslim country and non-Muslim country?

E- How to put the doctrine of Al-Walaa’ wa Al-Baraa’ (loyalty and disassociation for Allaah’s Sake) into practice?

Answer: a) Sitting with persistent sinners in order to advise them, try to guide them to the truth with wisdom and fair preaching and argue with them in a way that is best is noble, for it represents fulfilling the duty of conveying the message of Islam… read more here.

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A Muslim going to places where many sins are likely to be committed

Question 8: People who are living in Egypt go to the city of Alexandria to spend the summer there where thousands of virtually naked women and men mix freely on beaches. As a bearded man, I would like to ask if it is permissible for me to go there and sit by the sea or not?

Answer: If the situation is as described, it is not permissible for a Muslim to go to these places… read more here.

Building Masjids on graves or burying the dead or offering Salaah there-in

Question 7: What is the ruling on people who blaspheme religion, even if they are first-degree relatives (father, brother, and so on)? What is the legal ruling on graves that are in Masjids (Mosques) such as, Ibrahim Al-Dusooqee, Al-Sayyid Al-Badawee, Al-Husayn, and so on? What is the ruling on Masjids that have graves inside them? Does the Hadeeth of the Messenger (peace be upon him), “May Allaah curse the Jews and the Christians, for they have taken the graves of their Prophets as places of worship” apply to them?

Answer: First, blaspheming the religion of Islaam is Kufr (disbelief). Whoever hears anyone doing so, should forbid this Munkar (that which is unacceptable or disapproved of by Islamic law and Muslims of sound intellect) and… read more here.

Ruling on insulting the religion of Islaam

Question 6: What is the ruling on people who blaspheme religion, even if they are first-degree relatives (father, brother, and so on)? What is the legal ruling on graves that are in Masjids (Mosques) such as, Ibrahim Al-Dusooqee, Al-Sayyid Al-Badawee, Al-Husayn, and so on? What is the ruling on Masjids that have graves inside them? Does the Hadeeth of the Messenger (peace be upon him), “May Allaah curse the Jews and the Christians, for they have taken the graves of their Prophets as places of worship” apply to them?

Answer: First, blaspheming the religion of Islaam is Kufr (disbelief). Whoever hears anyone doing so, should forbid this Munkar (that which is unacceptable or disapproved of by Islamic law and Muslims of sound intellect) and… read more here.

Should a person continue to advise an evildoer?

Question 5: Does enjoining Ma`roof (that which is judged as good, beneficial, or fitting by Islaamic law and Muslims of sound intellect) and forbidding Munkar (that which is unacceptable or disapproved of by Islaamic law and Muslims of sound intellect) continue to be obligatory as long as the person who does the Munkar is insisting on it, or it is enough to explain the ruling to them only one time?

Answer: You should continue advising whoever commits Munkar until you think that doing so alone is not enough… read more here.

Ruling on a guest who refuses to get up to perform Fajr (Dawn) Prayer

Question 4: What is the ruling on some guests who do not want to wake up to offer Fajr (Dawn) Prayer? Should I wake them up or not, as they become very angry when woken up? I appreciate your guidance. May Allaah guide you!

Answer: You should wake up anyone who is sleeping so that they can offer Fajr (Dawn) Prayer as this is a way of enjoining good… read more here.

What is the ruling on someone who does many acts in violation of Sharee’ah?

Question 3: What is the ruling on someone who makes Isbaal (Lowering and trailing one’s garment below one’s ankles), shaves their beard, watches pornographic movies, gossips and backbites, lengthens their nails, neglects offering prayer at the Masjid (mosque), mixes with women at theaters and parties, eats or drinks with their left hand without suffering any ailment in their right hand?

Answer: This person is regarded as a disobedient Muslim who should be advised and instructed so that perhaps Allaah will show him true guidance… read more here.

Face-to-face telling someone about their defects

Question 2: Is it permissible for someone to frankly tell someone else about his defects?

Answer: It is permissible if it is done gently and with the intention of giving advice so that such a person might be prevented from making a mistake… read more here.

Which is better: attending Taraaweeh or continuing preaching in the markets after ‘Ishaa?

Question 1: Which is better; going to perform `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) and staying there or engaging in duties of guidance and preaching in markets and public places, especially in Ramadaan when markets and such places become densely crowded? 

Should I attend Taraaweeh (special supererogatory night Prayer in Ramadaan) or continue preaching in the markets directly after `Ishaa (Night) Prayer? We hope that your Eminence would provide an answer in a written form for more benefit.

Answer: If your preaching and calling to Allaah (Exalted be He) is within the boundaries of your job at that time, you have to do it, and you are not entitled to leave it except to perform obligatory Salaah… read more here.