Entries by Suleyman Geddes

Tasting Something When Fasting

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Is my fast invalid if I taste something in my mouth? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh I pray you are well. Merely getting a taste of something in your mouth does not invalidate your fast. It has to pass down your throat to invalidate the fast. […]

The Conditions Of Repentance

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: How many are the conditions of repentance? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa Rahmatullah, Repentance is immediately obligatory from every sin, major or minor. Allah Most High says, “Turn to Allah in repentance all together, O believers, so that you may be successful.” (Sura al-Nur 24:31) Imam Nawawi mentions three central conditions […]

Sincere Memorization of Quran

Answered by Ustadh Farid Dingle Question: Is it considered shirk [polytheism] or even being insincere to tell someone that you are going to memorize some of the Quran? Answer: It is not shirk [polytheism] but could be considered showing off [riya]. You shouldn’t get too tied up in it. Developing innate sincerity takes time and effort. […]

Accidental Mistake

Answered by Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: As-salam Alaykum, If someone accidentally consumed alcohol through ignorance such as eating Dijon mustard without knowing it was made with alcohol, do the 40 days apply to them as well? Would it be impermissible for someone to pray behind them? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh. I pray […]