Belief

May 13, 2022 3 mins

How Do We Understand the Hadith on Yawning and the Shaytan?

Answered by Shaykh Abdullah Anik Misra Question How do we understand the hadiths on yawning and the Shaytan? Does ٍShaytan cause us to yawn every time or just in prayer? Does he literally enter us if we don’t cover our mouths with our hands? I read another hadith that said, “Sneezing, dozing and yawning during […]
May 13, 2022 2 mins

Does Allah Need to Praise Himself?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question I know Allah does not need anything from His creation. So does the fact that He praises Himself mean that He needs to praise Himself? Would this not negate that He is free of all needs? Answer I pray you are well. No, Allah has no inherent need for […]
May 8, 2022 4 mins

How Should I Deal with Waswasa?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question I’m twenty years of age and suffer from Severe Chronic OCD (I am plagued by thoughts of disbelief and other evil thoughts. Please help me. I cannot stand this anymore; I can’t take it. My question is, how can I know whether I purposely think of them and accept […]
May 8, 2022 4 mins

Is It Okay to Be Patriotic about the Pyramids?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle and Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question As an Egyptian, should I be patriotic about the pyramids given that they were built by pagans and tyrants? Answer Dear questioner, Thank you for your important question. Reflecting on History Studying and reflecting on the past is very important in Islam. Ibn Khaldun said, […]