Entries by sufyan

What Should I Expect from Allah? Anxious and Bitter

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum I am getting treatment for anxiety. I have prayed to Allah for so long that I ask, “when will Allah’s help come”? I know Allah is always near. I am angry and bitter at Him for my suffering because I try to please Him; the next day, […]

My Son Married a Non-Muslim

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum My son has married a white non-Muslim girl. May Allah give him guidance and put in his heart to marry a Muslim girl. Please give me some duas to recite to help my husband and I get out of this situation. Answer: Assalamu alaykum sister, SubhanAllah, this […]

Can I Make a Bun under My Hijab?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum What does a camel hump hairstyle look like as reported in the hadith? Many people from India and Pakistan say that making hair buns is not allowed under hijab. Is it true? If someone has long hair, a bun is the most convenient thing to make. What […]

What Are the Nullifiers of Islam?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum What are the nullifiers of Islam? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh I pray you are well. One’s attachment to the religion of Islam is nullified by essentially saying the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, lied – far be it […]

Is It Permissible to Name My Baby Dhul-Qarnayn?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it permissible to name my baby Dhul-Qarnayn? Answer: Assalamu alaykum, sister, Historians and Quranic exegetes (mufassirun) mention that Dhul-Qarnayn was a pious king that ruled ancient Yemen around the year 1330 B.C. He conquered lands and ruled much of the East and the West. His good […]

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How to Deal With Love

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum I met a boy. The first time I saw him I felt like I had known him for a thousand years and I felt some connection. Day by day I started to learn more about him, but I never spoke to him. He doesn’t really know me […]

Prayer and Pictures

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question: Assalamu alaykum What is the ruling of praying with pictures of living creatures on one’s person? Answer: Assalamu alaykum, It is disliked to wear anything that has a depiction of a statue, a living creature, or a crucifix. This is unless the depiction of the living creature is very […]

Sexual Urges and Masturbation

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it OK for me to masturbate to avoid having sex due to my high sexual urge? Answer: Assalamu alaykum sister, Thank you for your honest question. It is not permissible for you to masturbate in order to avoid fornication. The effect is counter-productive. Masturbation causes one […]

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Marriage and Troubled Past

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum I am from India, I got married just a week ago. The girl I married is educated, polite and has Islamic culture. Before marriage, I came to know that she had a relationship in her nearby village. I thought it could be forgiven so I decided to […]

Hiding Money Before Going to the Friday Prayer

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum 1) When I go to jummah, I leave my money in the car (on purpose) so when people ask me for money, I would say, “I don’t have money on me right now”. I was referring to my pockets since the money is in the car. Is […]