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The Ruling Of Wiping Over Footgear (Khuffs)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: What is the ruling of wiping over footgear? Is it disliked to do so if one can wash his feet? Which of the two acts is more preferable? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate May Allah’s blessings and peace be upon His Messenger Muhammad, his […]

What Should I Do About Left Over Drops Of Urine?

Answered by Salman Younas Question: I experience alot of problems in using alot of excessive tissue paper during the toilet to help make sure that no remaining urine has remained. By using water only I feel it is very difficult to discern whether any remainig drops after washing  from one’s private orifice is either urine […]

Making Up Missed Prayers In Order?

Answered by Faraz Rabbani Question: If one has years of missed prayers, do they need to be made up in order? Or can one first make up all of the missed Fajr salats, then all of the the Dhuhrs, and so on? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful Walaikum assalam wa […]

Is There Consensus Regarding The Superiority of Abu Bakr?

Answered by Shaykh Gibril Haddad Question: Is there a valid difference of opinion among the Ahly Sunnah regarding the superiority of Abu Bakr over all the other companions? If so, who narrated consensus regarding this point? Answer: Consensus over the superiority of Abu Bakr (Allah be pleased with him) over all other Companions within Sunni […]

Difficulty In Finding A Spouse And Losing Hope

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Abdul-Razacq Question: Is the person I will get married to part of “Qada” or “Qadar”? Some people find spouses easily although they never think about getting married, and yet they easily get married, others work hard, ask imams to help etc… Many people in my social circle, from university and […]

How Does One Perform The Prayer Of Need (salat al-haja)?

Answered by Faraz Rabbani Question: How does one perform the prayer of need (salat al-haja)? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful, and all blessings and peace upon our master Muhammad, his Folk, Companions and those who follow their noble way, Abullah ibn Abi Awfa (Allah be pleased with him) relates that […]

What Is The View Of Sunni Scholarship Regarding Exorcism?

Answered by Shaykh Gibril Haddad Question: I was listening to the “Stories of the Companions” by a certain popular Islamic personality and he clearly stated that there is no such thing as exorcism in Islam and that it is impossible for the jinn and devils to possess or control humans. He said that this is […]

Breastfeeding An Infant

Answered by Sulma Badrudduja Question: Would breastfeeding an infant make the two mahram only to each other or to anyone related by blood to the feeder e.g. will the sister of the feeder be considered the child’s mahram or not? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Beneficent In the Hanafi school, […]

What Should I Do If I Have No Time To Pray At Work?

Answered by Abdullah Anik Misra Question: I had a question about work and prayer. At work, sometimes I am able to pray and sometimes I am not. For an 11-5 schedule, I occasionally do not get breaks, so what can I do about this? I’ve heard that praying early is not allowed and that missing […]