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April 19, 2024 4 mins

Is Taxidermy Permissible?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question Is it permissible in Islam to preserve insects and animals through taxidermy for educational purposes in a visitor center? If so, are there specific guidelines for this practice? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. May Allah alleviate our difficulties and guide us to what pleases […]
April 19, 2024 4 mins

Can a Child Lead the Obligatory Prayers?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question In my masjid, there is a 3rd jumu‘a specifically for youth. Today, the imam’s child, who is 12 years old, led the prayer. Is it permissible to pray behind him? If not, would I have to repeat my prayer? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. […]
April 18, 2024 2 mins

Can We Donate Our Excess Embryos After IVF For Adoption to Other Families?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question Is it permissible in Islamic jurisprudence to give up embryos from IVF for adoption to Muslim families due to high-risk pregnancies? What is the recommended course of action according to Islamic guidance? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate I pray you are in good […]
April 18, 2024 1 min

Do I Have to Uproot My Life Because of My Conversion?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question I’m a Muslim woman with two kids. My partner, though from a Muslim background, isn’t religious. We’ve agreed to raise our kids in Islamic traditions. Despite my Christian upbringing and later identification as Agnostic, I converted to Islam gradually about two years ago. I lead our family in matters […]