Fatwa: Is music haram?
By: Sheikh Muhammad Ali Al-Hanooti
Among the entertainments, which may comfort the soul, please the heart, and refresh the ear is singing.
Islam permits singing under the condition that it is not in any way obscene or harmful to Islamic morals. There is no harm in its being accompanied by music, which is not exciting. In order to create an atmosphere of joy and happiness, singing is recommended on festive occasions such as the days of ‘Eid, weddings and wedding feasts, births, ‘aqiqat (the celebration of the birth of a baby by the slaughter of sheep), and on the return of a traveler.
‘Aishah narrated that when a woman was married to an Ansari man, the Prophet (peace be on him) said, ” ‘Aishah, did they have any entertainment? The Ansar are fond of entertainment.” (Reported by al-Bukhari.) Ibn ‘Abbas said, ” ‘Aishah gave a girl relative of hers in marriage to a man of the Ansar. The Prophet (peace be on him) came and asked, ‘Did you send a singer along with her?’ ‘No,’ said ‘Aishah. The Messenger of Allah (peace be on him) then said, The Ansar are a people who love poetry. You should have sent along someone who would sing, ‘Here we come, to you we come, greet us as we greet you.’ ” (Reported by Ibn Majah.)
Journalist shows Coca Cola boss how much sugar is in their drink (Video)
Calls are growing for high sugar drinks to be taxed in the same way as cigarettes to curb rising obesity. Does the drinks industry’s resistance echo that of the tobacco industry denial in the 1960s? Jeremy Paxman spoke to James Quincey, president of Coca Cola Europe.
A letter from the Devil (Shaitaan)
Shaitan means devil
I saw you yesterday as you began your daily chores. You awoke without stopping to pray. As a matter of fact, you didn’t even bless your meals, or pray before going to bed last night. You are so unthankful, I like that about you. I cannot tell you how glad I am that you have not changed your way of living, Fool, you are mine.
Subhana’llah: Baby Turtles Hatching (IMAGES)
10 Corporations Create Almost All Your Stuff
By: Katharine J. Tobal
You probably knew some of these connections already, but the size and scope of these Russian-doll like corporations is hard to imagine.
Although many have heard of Nestle, fewer have heard of Unilever, which sells to two billion people around the world and can attribute the majority of its success to its ownership of Q-tips and Skippy peanut butter.
The confusion lays in companies like Yum! Brands, which owns KFC and Taco Bell. The company itself was actually a spin-off of Pepsi. All Yum! Brands restaurants sell only Pepsi soft drinks because of this special partnership with the soda-maker.
Is Raw Milk Right For You? (Video)
Dr. Joseph Mercola wants you to learn from his personal experiences with raw milk and how you can apply it to all health recommendations you receive.
Pasteurized Milk The Deadly Poison (Video)
We are the Ummah of Milk, The last and final Messenger sent to mankind when he was offered wine or Milk to drink he chose the Pure Milk (Raw,unpasteurized real pure Milk). The Quran even has a verse that talks about how Milk is made in the belly of the cows
And indeed, for you in grazing livestock is a lesson. We give you drink from what is in their bellies – between excretion and blood – pure milk, palatable to drinkers. Quran 16:66