What Happens to the Heart After Death?

Answered by Shaykh Salim Ahmad Mauladdawila Question: Assalamu alaykum What happens to the heart after death? Answer: Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim. Imam al-Ghazali in book 21 of his encyclopaedic ‘Revival of the Religious Sciences’ talks about the heart and some of its realities. To quote (from the Walter James Skelli translation): [‘Heart’ (qalb)] is used with […]

Is There Any Evidence That Previous Scriptures Were Corrupted?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Is there any evidence from the Quran that the Jews and Christians altered the actual text of their own scriptures or any Hadith in which Muhammad called upon Jews or Christians to reject their scriptures? Answer:Assalam alaykum. Jazakum Allah khayr for your questions. There are many instances […]

Why Are All the Companions the Most Virtuous After the Prophets?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I often hear that, despite the very broad definition of a companion of the prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) , the lowest ranking person who falls under the definition of companion surpasses anyone until the day of judgement in piety vitrue and righteousness in the […]

Does a Picture of a Deity on a Bag Invalidate One’s Faith?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I bought my son a school bag. It has a drawing of a fictional superhero deity on comic books called Thor. If my son uses this bag would that invalidate our Islam? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. Thank you for writing in. I pray this finds you in the […]

Does Lying About Islam Make Me a Disbeliever?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum If someone gives false informations to someone who asked something about Islam, does that person become a disbeliever? Is my repentance valid? Answer: wa alaykum assalam No, this is not disbelief. You have realized that you did something incorrect and need to keep in mind the Quranic […]

What Should I Know in Order to Enter Heaven If I Have Never Heard About Islam?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum What is absolutely necessary for a person to know before knowing about revelation in order to enter Heaven? Is there any knowledge that is obligatory to know even though one has never heard of Islam? Answer: assalamu alaykum Yes, there is a difference of opinion between the […]

The Compilation of the Quran: A Reader

“We, Ourselves, have sent down the Dhikr (the Qur’ān), and We are there to protect it.” [15:9] How Was the Qur’an Preserved? The Compilation of the Qur’an and Why `Uthman Ordered That Some Copies Be Burned Was the Originally Compiled Qur’an During the Era of Abu Bakr Incomplete? What is the Basis for the Ten […]

Will a Person Have What He Prefers in Paradise?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalam alaykum “Hour al-ayn”, the wives given to men in heaven are white-skinned, with dark hair, and each man will have two of them. If someone prefers blonde or dark skinned women will he have what he prefers? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam. Jazakum Allah khayran for your question. The […]

Why Worry About Children If We Know They Will Go to Paradise?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, If Abu Lahab, died when he was a child, then he would have gone to Paradise. Is that correct? Why should we help those children who are already suffering and dying, when if they die, they will go to Paradise and not be in risk of […]

Will Jesus (Isa) Come Back as a Prophet?

Answered by Shaykh Sulayman Van Ael Question: Assalam alaykum, I have heard that when Jesus (Peace be upon him) comes to this world he will come as a prophet. But I am confused because we know that Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him) is the Final Prophet and Messenger. Could you clarify? Answer: […]