Pictures and Television

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Do the rulings of looking apply to someone looking at people in pictures and television? Answer : Yes, one cannot deliberately look at that which is impermissible to look at, in print or electronically. And…

Looking at One's Spouse

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Looking at one's spouse Answer : Each spouse can look at the whole body of their spouse, without any dislike. However, it is inferred from the sunna that it is superior to avoid looking at the other's…

Ruling regarding shaking hands with members of the opposite gender

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Does the ruling regarding shaking hands with members of the opposite gender relate to avoidance of skin contact in particular or the impersibility of shaking hands of the opposite gender in gender?…

What is the Dua to Say When Looking at One's Self in the Mirror?

Answered by SeekersHub Answers Service Question : What is the Dua to say when looking at one self in the mirror? Answer: Assalam aleykum, According to what is in Imam an-Nawwawi's 'al-Adhkaar,' this dua is related in a sahih hadith. ابن…

The Wearing of Silk and Jewelry

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I have heard an opinion related to the hadith forbidding gold and silk which states that the reason the Prophet, may peace and mercy of Allah be upon him, forbade us from wearing gold and silk was…

Tightness of Clothes

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Tightness of Clothes Answer: Tightness is, indeed difficult to specifically define. The tighter clothing is, the more disliked it would be--and when it is reasonably likely to attract undue looks…

Chapter on the Supplication for the One Invited and the Guest to the Hosts when finished eating'

From Imam an-Nawwawi's al-Adhkar: Question: Chapter on the Supplication for the One Invited and the Guest to the Hosts when finished eating Answer : اللهم بارك لهم فيما رزقتهم ، واغفر لهم وارحمهم Allahumma…

Leaving Food on one's plate

Answered  by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is it sunnah not to finish all the food on your plate, and to leave some food for next time? I ask because someone told me this is a very good thing to do, and someone else said this is illogical.…

Wearing Sandals on Hajj

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool Question: Wearing Sandals on Hajj In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Kind. Answer : The upper part of the foot (around the cuneiform bones of the foot) must be uncovered during ihram. The…

Throwing Away Food

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Kindly could you elaborate on the issue of throwing away food? For example, if one has cooked food that is edible in itself but distasteful, what should one do about it? Can one throw it away?…

Knowledge Versus Ignorance

Answered by Aftab Ahmad Malik (excerpt from "The State We Are In") If many non-Muslims suffer from ignorance about Islam, some Muslims are also ignorant about their own tradition. Expressed as an ideology anchored in opposition to the West,…

'True' Dreams Are 1/46 of Prophecy

Answered by : Shaykh Gibril Haddad Question:'True' dreams 1/46 of prophecy Answer: Muslims use two value-laden Arabic words for "dream", ru'ya and hulm, respectively "vision" and "fantasm" — both of which are mentioned in the Qur'an and…

Sunnahs of Eating

Answered by  Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: This question is regarding your mention of the sunnah of eating, implying being seated on the floor, eating with one's hands, etc. How do the scholars determine which of these practices are considered…

The Reality and Importance of Intention

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: The Reality and Importance of Intention Answer: Ibn Raslan (Allah have mercy on him), author of al-Zubad, a blessed thousand-line poem in Shafi`i fiqh explained some important principles by saying, 1.…