Entries by Erin

Going Back on a Pledge

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I pledged 200 Euro at a mosque fundraiser, but then found out that my cousin in Iraq needs help for her basic food and needs. Can I go back on my pledge? Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Such a pledge is a promise. It is sinful to make promises […]

Using Fertility Pills

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Can we use fertility pills in order to get pregnant? It has been two years since I’ve been married. Someone suggested we try that, but sometimes I feel that maybe Allah Most High doesn’t want me to have a baby right now. So should I wait and keep trying? […]

Is Voting Permitted?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I don’t think Muslims are split over whether it’s permitted to vote or not, but over the issue of voting in a democratic system. The democratic system recognizes man as ruler (Al-Hakim) and it is man who governs himself. Surely this is verging on associating partners with Allah (shirk) […]