February 5, 2023 7 mins

Is a Woman Ever Rewarded at the Expense of a Man?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question A man is rewarded at the expense of a woman; is it possible a woman is rewarded at the expense of a man? If a wife is much more pious, but her wish is not to have co-wives, her husband is much less pious, but his wish is to […]
February 3, 2023 2 mins

Should I Tell My Suitor about the Fornication in My Past?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I am a young Muslim girl who was engaged for three years, and during that time, I committed zina. It didn’t work, and I now have extreme guilt. I met someone righteous. Does he have the right to know about my past if he asks about it? Answer Thank […]
January 29, 2023 3 mins

Does Kissing and Other Intimate Acts without Intercourse Incur the Punishment of...

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question A brother is seeking advice on a problem he has encountered. He was physically intimate with his married aunt, and kissing and touching took place. However, there was no intercourse. What is the ruling on hadd punishment for this, or does it not apply because actual intercourse did not […]
January 25, 2023 2 mins

Will Someone Be Considered a Virgin If They Commit Fornication and Then Repent?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question If someone has committed fornication before marriage and then repents sincerely, what’s the legal position on their virginity? Are they considered a virgin? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate Suppose a male or female commits fornication (zina) before marriage, and they have not repeated […]