Entries by sufyan

Is It Permissible to Pray Tarawih Over Video Conferencing?

Answered by Shaykh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum I hope you are well inshallah. With Ramadan fast approaching and mosques closed due to the current situation, would it be permissible to pray Taraweeh over video conferencing? Answer: assalamu alaykum It is not valid to perform congregational prayer over the internet and through video conferencing. Legal […]

A Ramadan Reader: A Comprehensive Answers Guide to Getting the Most Out of Ramadan

Preparing for Ramadan The Complete Guide to Fasting Imam Tahir’s 5 Simple Steps to Prepare for Ramadan Preparing For Ramadan Advice from Habib Umar bin Hafiz Ramadan Detox‬‏ for a Healthy Ramadan 40 Hadiths on Ramadan Tarawih Can I Pray 8 Rakats for Tarawih? Should We Stop Praying Tarawih Once the Qur’an is Completed? Is […]

Zakat on a Building

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I have a building which I rent out. The money earned from it is spent on financing my Islamic school (completing the structure, paying staff, and for other materials). I am in debt due to this. Is zakat due on the structure? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa […]

Was Sufism Recommended by the Prophet?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question: Assalamu alaykum Was Sufism recommended by the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) and is it permissible? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate True Consideration is Given to Meanings not Terms Before answering your question it is important that we correctly understand […]

Coronavirus and Missing the Friday Prayer

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum What will happen if we have lockdown in a country and missed three Jummah? Answer: Assalamu alaykum, Thank you for your question. The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Whoever abandons Friday (prayer) three times, for no necessary reason, Allah will place a […]

Coronavirus and Anxiety

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum I have anxiety because I’m extremely terrified of the coronavirus as I’m both diabetic and have asthma, so I’m vulnerable. I’m constantly terrified and on the verge of crying. I trust in Allah but the unknown is scary. I think I had a panic attack at 3 […]

Missing Exams and Friday Prayer Due to the COVID-19

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum Due to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus, my mother has become very ‘over-protective’; she is not letting me attend the Friday prayer. What should I do? Furthermore, in a few months, I am going to be sitting my exams (once this time and in another 2 […]

Beard and Coronavirus

Answered by Shaykh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum I am a male medical resident in an urban setting. The number of patients with Covid-19 in my hospital is increasing. To take care of these patients we have to wear these masks to protect ourselves from the virus. For the mask to properly fit one cannot […]

Friday Prayer and Coronavirus

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question: Assalamu alaykum Can Firday prayer be missed in case of epidemic or pandemic like coronavirus pandemic? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate It is permissible due to the pressing circumstances and the necessity to curb the spread of the coronavirus to abstain from the […]