Entries by Yusuf

Using Terms as Colloquial Expressions

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked of using noble terms as colloquial expressions of approval or praise in a metaphorical sense is permissible.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Is it wrong to refer to things of this world as “heaven/heavenly/paradise”? For example, “This cake is heavenly” or, “My home is my paradise.” […]

Mixed Gender Classes

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked if it is permissible for men and women who are students of knowledge to attend classes where both genders are present.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Can women and men be in one classroom when they are seeking knowledge?   Answer: Wa alaykum assaalam wa rahmat […]

Discussing Correct Aqida

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked for advice on how to counter the objections of those who say that Ash‘ari and Maturidi aqida is not true to Islam.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. How do we answer objections that say the Aqida of the Ashari and the Maturidi is not the Aqida […]

The Arba‘iniyyat Genre between Past and Present

The Arba‘iniyyat Genre between Past and Present: Basis, Origin, and a Contemporary Example By Massoud Vahedi   This overview aims to analyze a number of topics pertaining to the arba’iniyyat genre, which refers to the centuries-old practices of compiling forty-hadith pamphlets. This will be achieved by briefly looking at a contemporary forty-hadith series on Prophetic […]

Wearing Skin-colored Clothing

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked to clarify the rulings on covering one’s awra in cases where one is wearing skin-colored clothing.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. What is the permissibility of wearing skin-colored clothing? For example, I am a women and prefer covering of the feet as awra. However, I have […]

Wearing Minute Amounts of Gold

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked about the permissibility of wearing watches with minute amounts of gold on the face or the movements.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Islam forbids men from wearing any gold. Is it halal to wear a stainless steel watch with gold on the hands? What if there’s […]

Did I Commit Wrongful Takfir?

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked if calling saying or thinking that a Muslim is non-Muslim wrongfully puts one outside of the fold of Islam.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I once typed a message saying some Muslims I do not like were not true Muslims, whispering the words to myself as […]

Mistake in Sajda al-Sahw

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked if making mistakes in the forgetfulness prostration invalidates the prayer.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. What do I do when I make a mistake in sajda al-sahw [forgetfulness prostration]? And I mean the sajda al-sahw that you do by giving salam to the right and then […]

Reading Literary Fiction

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked about the use and benefit of literary fiction, and advises on their possible detriment to faith and love of Allah. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I would like to ask a question regarding reading literature: I always enjoyed reading and, especially growing up, I spent many hours […]