Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : Having doubts about Allah. In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful Answer : Having doubts in Allah Almighty is natural and one should avoid being too concerned about them. In fact, doubts and evil thoughts are a sign of one’s faith. Sayyiduna Abu Huraira (Allah […]

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : Exaggerated Praise of the Prophet of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him)           Answer : The Hadith towards which you have referred is recorded by Imam al-Bukhari in his Sahih, on the authority of Sayyiduna Umar ibn al-Khattab (Allah be pleased with […]

Mufti Muhmmad ibn Adam Question : Establishing matters of Aqidah with Hadith Ahad. Could you please explain the difference between Ahad and Mutawatir Hadith? In particular, could you specify how many narrations make a Hadith Mutawatir? Also, are Ahad hadith taken into Aqidah or only Mutawatir? In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, […]

Changing Madhhabs

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : Changing my Fiqh Madhhab Answer : Islamic Fiqh Madhhabs are a means to an end, which is to worship Allah Almighty and obey Him in a sound, proper and pleasing manner. As such, what Madhhab one follows should be determined by which Madhhab one can: 1. Learn […]

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : Commencing and Concluding One’s Meal with Salt Some people take salt before and after every meal religiously. Is it a Sunnah to have some salt before and/or after meals? Is there any reference in the life of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alyhi wa sallam or the Sahaba that this […]

Backbiting

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : What is Backbiting Is it backbiting when i say something about my “family” or about “parents” to a non-muslim. They dont know them. fex they are talking about islam and me, then i say my family is not much religious, i like it myself to wear hijab. (most […]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Are there contexts which excuse the sunna of sincere counsel? For example, some Sufis may say that it’s just the nafs that likes to have advice given with sweet words. If we were truly sincere, then, even if it’s harsh or embarrassing we’d take it with open arms […]

Swearing by Allah

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Is there any praise whatsoever if one swears by Allah and it’s a lie but there is room for interpretation where it could be true, so that two (or more parties) can mend their relationship? Does one have to do kaffarah? Answer : In generally, the sunna is […]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Talking about sins to other Answer : About talking about ones sins to other: if someone says to someone that “I too did this before but it is not the right thing to do, so please be careful” will that be considered disclosing ones sins? cause the aim […]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : What is the definition of a promise? Does one have to say the word promise for it to be one? Answer : A promise is an firm affirmation or commitment to do something. The “firmness” can be explictly stated, or understood by context or custom. The word “promise” […]