Entries by sufyan

Breaking Promises in Islam

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question: Assalamu alaykum What is the ruling on breaking promises in Islam? Answer: Assalam aleykum Intentionally Breaking a Promise: It is strictly prohibited (Haram) to make a promise which one intends to not fulfill [al-Durar al-Mubahah]. For one to say that they will do something and then not fulfill that […]

Waswas and Dogs

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I am suffering from waswas about purity. My neighbour’s dog got into my back garden, and I keep thinking the dog could have put some clothes in his mouth and dirtied it with his saliva. Also my sibling put my clothes in his mouth and I keep […]

Hijab and Covering

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum (1) One should take down any photos not wearing hijab. How should I go about this in the case of my non-muslim mother who has photos of me not wearing the hijab on her social media and will most likely not comply with taking them down? (2) […]

Praying at Work

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I am looking for an internship or a job in a accounting firm. I was told it was very difficult to pray in such firms. A relative even told me that she had to make up all her prayers at home after work. I would like some […]

Menstruation and Surgery [ Shafi’i ]

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum I am due for a minor surgical treatment which will result in some of my uterus lining to shed. This could last around 7 days.This surgery will take place in between the time of two period cycles. One period will end, then I will have surgery approximately […]

OCD Regarding Purity

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum What should I do? I have OCD regarding purity and regular discharge of liquid. Sprinkling water on my underwear to cope with it gives me panic attacks. Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh. My dear brother, I pray you are well. You should stop sprinkling […]

My Husband Keeps Forcing me to Serve his Mother

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My husband keeps forcing me to serve his mother. She doesn’t treat me nicely at all. She emotionally guilts me, gives me silent treatment, speaks about me badly in front of me to other women she knows and leaves all the rubbish for me to clean […]

Husband with High Physical Needs

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum My fiance has told me that he is not amongst normal men. He has a medical condition which makes his libido very strong. He is practising Muslim and takes the religion seriously. He says he will need approximately 2-3 hours in the bedroom and will then feel […]

Praying on a Chair

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Can someone who prays on a chair lead the prayer? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, According to the Hanafi school, a bowing and prostrating congregant (muqtadi) may not pray behind an imam who is praying with head movements (ima’) rather than actual bowing and prostration on the […]

Divorce and Abuse

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I know that typically the views about women initiating divorce might be more limiting and men have greater permissions to initiate divorce. However, if a husband repeatedly over a duration of time expresses an intent to divorce once a certain condition occurs, is it within the realm […]