Abbas Di Palma

Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in London, Damascus and Qom and taught for different institutions in Italy and UK.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answer updated 1 week ago

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storing food as precaution during disasters in itself is allowed and it could be also praiseworthy if the intention is to share it with others in times of hardship. However different situations call for different ways of dealing; for example it wouldn't be correct to store extra-food for ourselves while others cannot afford, or barely afford, basic necessities. In such case we should try to give priority to the needy, kids and elders in difficulty and offer our help to them if and when needed.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answer updated 1 week ago

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poverty has been always present along history due to the exploitation exercised by some people and groups on others. The Prophet and the Imams, peace be upon them, presented and supported a system that in fact aims at the eradication of poverty but due to various circumstances was not fully implemented even by Muslims themselves. The believers are called to revive, preserve and spread that system based on cooperation, altruism and charity in order to eliminate, or at least lessen, poverty in the world.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 1 week ago

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shaving pubic hair does not require any major ablution (ghusl). 

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answer updated 1 week ago

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it may be true in some cases but we cannot generalize for all people and all illnesses. For example books of history tells us that Abu Lahab got very ill during his last stages of life and it was not for wiping out his sin.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 1 week ago

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if you are in a state of impurity in the sense that you need wudu, ghusl or tayammum, which is technically defined as "hadhath", there is not transmission of impurity to the clean clothes that your wear. 

If you have some impure substances on your body like urine, blood. etc., which is technically defined as "khabath", and such impurities get in contact with your clean clothes, then they will become impure as well and need to be washed.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 1 week ago

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it is permissible. Actually it is recommended to read as much Qur'an as you can. However if you are in a process of memorization of Qur'an, you should try to balance your readings in a way that you are able to preserve your hifz and do not to get confused.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 1 week ago

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there is no problem in reading traditions from any book of ahadith without wudu. However it is recommended to be in state of wudu at all times or as much as you can. 

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 1 week ago

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there is no clear reference to the fact that some people attempted to worship the Prophet as god during his lifetime. Rather the Qur'an tells us about another tendency among the disbelievers of his time: "Those who entertain no fear about being present before Us, nor do they expect it, say:- Why should not the angels be sent down on us or we see our Lord?-" (25:21). Their asking for angels and even for the Lord himself shows that they did not believe that the Prophet could be a god.

We can deduce this fact also by their saying: " Shall a mere human being guide us?" (64:6).

If someone would have tried to worship the Prophet as god certainly we would have known by multiple reports as such claim would have circulated and caused a particular sensation at that time.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answer updated 1 week ago

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sincerity stems from the heart and it is not something conventional that can be obtained by merely verbal expressions or symbolic acts. The servants should first look at the greatness of Allah, the bounties he has received from Him, and the gravity of his sins. Then he should see where he stands in front of Him and where he is aiming vis-á-vis His will.  So he will feel remorseful for his past errors and he will intend to rectify himself to please Allah.

There is no specific actions to be performed to gain sincerity in asking forgiveness from Allah, rather actions would follow the awareness of the heart and the penitent soul who realized his mistakes and to Who he has disobeyed.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 1 week ago

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Amongst the most popular and well-known classical books on Islamic history are the followings:

- Sirah Ibn Hisham

- "Muruj al-Dhahab" by al-Mas'udi

- Tarikh al-Tabari

All of them have been translated in English language. 

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 2 weeks ago

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"The one who memorize the Qur'an, and act upon it, is with the pure and noble scribes" (Thawab al-A'mal by Shaykh Saduq).

The one who reads the Qur'an and preserves it, is with the pure and noble scribes" (Sahih al-Bukhari)

The "pure and noble scribes" are specific angels whose company will be granted for the one who has memorized the Qur'an and acted upon it. 

The memorization of the Qur'an should be the first spiritual input in the believer's life and perhaps that is why in some areas of the Islamic world we see lot of emphasis on Qur'anic memorization put since childhood to the point that in some cases children of 4 years old become hafiz, masha'Allah.

The holy Prophet taught not only meanings and concepts from the Qur'an but also emphasized the role of the literal memorization of sacred terms and expressions. In doing so, he put emphasis on the primacy of divine word over human word. The teachings transmitted with a "human filter" are often not devoid of barriers that may hinder the full understanding of truth. In other words, it is Allah's word to take the the lead and not the human drive. To be able to live and act by the pulse of the Qur'anic verses in your heart is another very significant reward in this regard.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 2 weeks ago

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a way to strengthen our own faith is constant prayer and recourse to Allah in our heart by speaking to Him and sharing with Him our fear, pain, joy, hope, etc. and continuously asking for His guidance. 

Continuous repentance is also very effective in this regard.

Furthermore it is good to help other with a pure heart by giving charity keeping in mind that charity is not just giving money but also your love and assistance to others for Allah's sake.

In this way, Allah may increase the faith of His servant and make him more aware of His overwhelming grace.

With prayers for your success.