Entries by Abdul Latif

The physical relationship between Allah and the universe

Question: Is the universe in Allah, or is Allah in the universe? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear questioner, Thank you for your important question. Allah is neither in the universe nor is the universe in Allah. The two are completely different categories of being. Allah is the creator and exists through […]

Women’s right to divorce

Question: Why is it that a man can independently and unilaterally divorce his wife, while a woman can only get a divorce with his agreement or through legal intervention? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear questioner, Thank you for your important question. The reason why Allah has given different rights and responsibilities […]

Joining prayers at work

Question: In winter the time between Dhuhr and Maghrib in my country is very short. Am I allowed to join prayers while I am at work? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear questioner, Thank you for your important question. If praying Dhuhr and Asr on time pose great hardship, due to the […]

Remarrying after the death of a spouse

Question: Is it recommended to remain unmarried after one’s husband or wife has passed away? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh Dear questioner, Thank you for your important question. Short Answer Generally speaking, being married and having more children is better than being single. General encouragement to get married The Prophet (Allah bless […]

Charity done on behalf of the deceased?

Question: Do the deceased know who is reciting Qur’an or giving charity for them? Do they benefit in the Life of the Grave (al barzakh)? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear questioner, Thank you for your important question. The matters of The Unseen are matters only known through revelation. This means that […]

Are Splashes From Washing Dishes with Impure Meat Excused?

Question: Assalamu alaykum, I understand that spray of urine is excused in the hanafi madhab but does this apply to other types of filth. I have to wash dishes that have haram meats and impure substances usually some spray from washing up gets on my face like very small would these make my face impure? […]