Entries by Suleyman Geddes

What Is the Ruling Regarding Drawing Living Creatures Without Features?

Question: Is it permissible to draw a human without features? For example when you do not have a display picture on social media e.g Facebook. The display picture is an I icon the shape of a human without features.  Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate Making or having a picture of […]

Completely Naked During Intercourse?

Question: Can one have intercourse by removing all of one’s clothing? Answer: Assalamu alaykum, Yes, it is permissible for a couple to fully remove their clothing for intercourse. It is not prohibited nor disliked. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani mentions, in the link below, that it is superior if some nakedness is generally covered because the Prophet, may […]

Is Using Water Alone Sufficient After Using the Toilet?

Question: Is using water alone sufficient after using the toilet? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh I pray you are well. Yes, using water alone is sufficient to purify your hand after using the toilet (Shurunbulali; Marawi al-Salah). Purity is Not the Same as Hygiene Having said that, it is important to note […]

Where the Idea of Taqiyya Comes From

Question: People often accuse Islam of permitting taqiyya, or deliberately lying about being Muslim, for whatever reason. How do we respond to this, and where did the idea come from? Answer: Assalamu alaykum, The first thing that must be said about this is that Muslims don’t lie about their religion. Our religion has always been one […]

Desire to Excel in Deen but Distractions Holding One Back

Question: What should one do if they desire to excel in their Deen but find distractions holding them back? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate May Allah bless you for your sincerity in seeking guidance. The feeling or desire to gain nearness to Allah, Most High is one of the greatest blessings […]

How We Should Treat Our Non-Muslim Friends in Regards to Sin?

Question: Assalamu alaykum. Could you explain how we should treat our non-Muslim friends in regards to sin? One of my husband’s friends non-Muslim is going through gender reassignment surgery and he wants us to visit him. Are sinful non-Muslims allowed to visit your home? Answer: Assalamu alaykum, sister. I understand why you feel uncomfortable in this […]