Some of the Muslims are rejoicing at the assassination of the Russian ambassador in Turkey that just took place, saying that Russia is responsible for the innocent killing of Muslim women and children in Aleppo and elsewhere in Syria. What should our response be to this, O Shaykh?
The Shaykh answers...
[Q]: I am a businessman and the day after thanksgiving is the busiest sale day of the year, known as 'Black Friday'. Is it permissible to have special deals and prices on my goods on this day? Or is this considered to be an imitation of the non Muslims?
[Q]: Is it permissible to sit and eat thanksgiving dinner with non-Muslim relatives? Because this is not a religious holiday, but rather a holiday based on American culture.
The following Ebook, translated by our brother Abū Afnān Muḥammad 'Abd Allāh (حفظه الله), with express permission from and compiled by Shaykh Khālid Ibn Ḍaḥwī al-Ẓafīrī (حفظه الله) who said:
"I have read this noble and profound treatise of al-Imām Abī Naṣr al-Sijzī (رحمه الله) in his refutation of those who deny (Allāh’s Speech consisting of) sound and letters. Indeed, I found that it comprises several foundational principles of Salafiyyah and immensely important principles related to methodology. Thus, I wanted to compile some of them so that the Sunnī may benefit from them and know that the Pious Predecessors traversed upon these principles for ages and advised (with adhering to them) until our era of today, especially since many of the People of Bid’ah of our time have caused confusion regarding these principles."
~ An Excerpt from the Book ~
“Therefore, it is imperative that every claimant to the Sunnah be requested to provide an authentic narration for what he says. If he provides such, his truthfulness is known and his statement is accepted. If he is not able to narrate what he is saying from the Salaf, then it is known that he is a deviant innovator and does not deserve to be listened to or even debated regarding his statement.”