Open Q&A text service.
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE
Answer for the sake of Allah.
Is there any thing wrong with me opening a TEXT Q & A service on Islam, where people will text in their questions, and i will answer them/and/or refer them to external services.
Please note that i am not a sheikh, i am just a Muslim.
I know that i cannot give a Fatawa, but can i answer basic questions such as pillars of Islam, and other such questions?
Please advise me ASAP. As i do think such a service would benefit the Ummah.
Jazak Allah Kheyran dear brother.
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Open Q&A text service
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: Relate from me, even if only one Aayah!
Respected brother in Islam, it is the duty of every believer who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day to propagate the Truth from the Quran and the Sunnah to any who are willing to listen to good cautionone need not be a mufti, or an aalim, or a scholar, or a shekh to propagate the Truth.if one knows even only one Verse of the Glorious Quran or only one authentic statement from the Prophet (saws), one should not hesitate to share it with others.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imran verse 110:
110 Ye (believers) are the best of peoples evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right forbidding what is wrong and believing in Allah.
Allah says in the Holy Quran: Chapter 16, Surah An-Nahl Ayat 125:
Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and excellent admonition and argue with people in the best manner. Your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Way and who is Rightly guided.
Respected brother in Islam, if your sole intention in starting a text q&a service is only to earn the Pleasure and Good Will of your Lord Most Gracious..and you sincerely believe that this service will be beneficial to the Ummah, do take the Blessed Name of Allah Subhanah and immediately start the service in the Cause of the Lord. If even only one person is guided to the Truth of Islam or comes closer to Allah Subhanah because of your efforts, we assure you brother that would be better for you than the world and whatever it contains!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 47 Surah Muhammad verse 7:
7 O ye who believe! if ye will help (the Cause of) Allah He will help you, and plant your feet firmly (in His Way).
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 5.521 Narrated by Sahl bin Sad
The Prophet (saws) said to Hadrat Ali (r.a.) ibn Ali Taalib: .. By Allah, even if a single person is led on the Right Path (of Islam) by Allah through you, then that will be better for you than the nicest red camels (the most prized possessions)!"
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,