September 18, 2022 2 mins

Is It Permissible to Write about Other People in One’s Private Journal as a Me...

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question Is it permissible to write about other people in one’s private journal as a means of therapy? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate Yes, it is permissible for you to write freely in your journal, especially if doing so is therapeutic for you. The […]
September 8, 2022 2 mins

Is It Permissible to Make a Special Dua Specifically for Myself?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question I know we should all love for others what we love for ourselves, but what if there is a special dua that you want just for yourself and your kids? I always make dua for others, but ultimately I like to make a special, meaningful dua exclusively for myself. […]
September 7, 2022 2 mins

Is It Haram to Take Selfies and Videos of Oneself?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat  Question Is it haram to take selfies and videos of oneself? Answer Taking pictures and making videos are issues on which scholars of the umma disagree. There are many learned, God-fearing scholars on both sides of the fence on both matters. They would all agree on the impermissibility of obscene […]
September 5, 2022 2 mins

How to Talk about Other People without Falling into Backbiting?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question In business, I get asked by friends and other customers if working with so and so is a good idea or a bad one. It’s easy to deal with it when the one they are asking about is good and reliable, but how to respond about someone whose work […]