Sexual Urges and Masturbation

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it OK for me to masturbate to avoid having sex due to my high sexual urge? Answer: Assalamu alaykum sister, Thank you for your honest question. It is not permissible for you to masturbate in order to avoid fornication. The effect is counter-productive. Masturbation causes one […]

Marriage and Troubled Past

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum I am from India, I got married just a week ago. The girl I married is educated, polite and has Islamic culture. Before marriage, I came to know that she had a relationship in her nearby village. I thought it could be forgiven so I decided to […]

Hiding Money Before Going to the Friday Prayer

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum 1) When I go to jummah, I leave my money in the car (on purpose) so when people ask me for money, I would say, “I don’t have money on me right now”. I was referring to my pockets since the money is in the car. Is […]

Leading the Prayer Sitting.

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Can someone who praying on a chair lead the prayer? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, According to the Hanafi school, a bowing and prostrating congregant (muqtadi) may not pray behind an imam who is praying with head movements (ima’) rather than actual bowing and prostration on the […]

Breaking Promises in Islam

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question: Assalamu alaykum What is the ruling on breaking promises in Islam? Answer: Assalam aleykum Intentionally Breaking a Promise: It is strictly prohibited (Haram) to make a promise which one intends to not fulfill [al-Durar al-Mubahah]. For one to say that they will do something and then not fulfill that […]

Waswas and Dogs

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I am suffering from waswas about purity. My neighbour’s dog got into my back garden, and I keep thinking the dog could have put some clothes in his mouth and dirtied it with his saliva. Also my sibling put my clothes in his mouth and I keep […]

Hijab and Covering

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum (1) One should take down any photos not wearing hijab. How should I go about this in the case of my non-muslim mother who has photos of me not wearing the hijab on her social media and will most likely not comply with taking them down? (2) […]

Praying at Work

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I am looking for an internship or a job in a accounting firm. I was told it was very difficult to pray in such firms. A relative even told me that she had to make up all her prayers at home after work. I would like some […]

Menstruation and Surgery [ Shafi’i ]

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum I am due for a minor surgical treatment which will result in some of my uterus lining to shed. This could last around 7 days.This surgery will take place in between the time of two period cycles. One period will end, then I will have surgery approximately […]

OCD Regarding Purity

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum What should I do? I have OCD regarding purity and regular discharge of liquid. Sprinkling water on my underwear to cope with it gives me panic attacks. Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh. My dear brother, I pray you are well. You should stop sprinkling […]