Entries by Suleyman Geddes

Is It Permissible to Work at an Establishment That Sells Impermissible Food?

Question: Starbucks sells sandwiches with non-halal meats as a core part of their menu. There is also a Starbucks location that serves alcohol. Is it permissible to work at a Starbucks? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate Directly Assisting in Sin The principle is that assisting others in sin is a […]

The Night Vigil Prayer

Question: Asalamu Alaikum, Is it permissible to pray Tahajjud prayer one hour before Fajr starts? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate The Night Vigil Prayer The Night Vigil prayer is a voluntary (nafl) prayer which has been highly encouraged both in the Qur’an and the Hadith. Allah Most High refers […]

Best Names to Name a Child

Question: What are the best names to name a child? Answer: The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace said), ‘Indeed, the most beloved names to Allah are Abdullah and Abdurrahman’ (Muslim). He also said, ‘Name [children] after the prophets. The most beloved names to Allah are Abdullah [the Slave of Allah] and Abdurrahman [the […]

How Do I Get Rid of Bad Feelings Toward Someone?

Question: Assalamu Alaykum, How do I get rid of my bad feelings toward someone? Are these negative feelings sinful? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate I am sorry to hear of the difficulty you are in and pray that Allah eases all your affairs. Negative Feelings To answer your question, it […]

Who Are the Most Deserving of Receiving Zakat?

Question: Who are the most deserving of receiving Zakat? Answer: In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful and Compassionate Those Most Deserving of Zakat The best people to give one’s zakat to are the needy among: (1) one’s closest relatives, in order of closeness; (2) one’s neighbors; (3) one’s community; (4) one’s town; (5) the […]

Are Tahajjud and Tarawih Different Prayers?

Question: Are Tahajjud and Tarawih different prayers? Does the name Tarawih come in the Hadith? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate The Difference between the Tahajjud and Tarawih Prayers During the time of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace), there was no difference between the number of […]

Is It Permissible to Become a Beautician?

Question: Is it haram to go into a career in the beauty industry? This involves doing hair, makeup, waxing eyebrows, doing nails, and fake eyelashes. Answer: Thank you for your question. Details of your question are answered in the link below. The short answer is yes. A woman is allowed to beautify another woman to earn […]