Remembrance (Dhikr)

June 26, 2022 3 mins

Is It Permissible to Engage in Remembrance of Allah with “Hu” (He Is)?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question This dhikr of “Hu” is used all over the world, including in Pakistan and Turkey. However, I have heard from some movements that it is forbidden and that Ibn Taymiyya himself has prohibited using the name of Allah alone or combined with a demonstrative pronoun such as “Hu”. Answer […]
June 26, 2022 3 mins

Will Allah Forgive Me for What I Have Watched?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I fell astray in the last year as I spent time on, donated money, and subscribed to some Twitch channels that were not Islamic-friendly (for example, music, women with free hair, etc.). I deeply regret and feel remorse for this and for other actions that constitute sin jariyah (continuous […]
June 26, 2022 2 mins

Why Is It More Difficult to Please Allah, Than to Please People?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question When we love our spouse, we try to please them the best and never displease them. Yet when we claim we love Allah and want to be the best to Him, it’s difficult and requires a lot more effort to avoid sins completely and to act with utmost excellence […]
June 24, 2022 2 mins

Is Breathing Meditation Permissible?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question The place where I work recently introduced a form of breathing meditation, supposedly secular, that promotes emptying the mind to focus on work more. It simply consists of focusing back on the breath when distracted, no mantra whatsoever. While I understand that the act of breathing is not under […]