My Son Died by Drowning. Is It True He Is a Shahid (Martyr)?

Answered by Ustadh Sharif Rosen Question: Assalam alaykum My son died recently by drowning. I have accepted Allah’s will with patience. Our local imam told us our son will have the reward of a martyr and that parents who endure a child’s death with patience will have a special reward in Paradise. Is this correct? […]

Can We Accept Miracles Ascribed to the Pious?

Answered by Ustadh Sharif Rosen Question: Assalam alaykum I have heard many incidents of pious individuals performing miraculous feats, such as one scholar who pointed at a pile of chicken bones and it became alive and another scholar who would remember Allah with his limbs detached from his body. Would it be necessary to accept […]

Why Are Those Who Commit Suicide Punishable in Islam? (Video)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Why are those who commit suicide punishable in Islam? Answer: Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz […]

Why Did Allah Create the Planets, Stars but Only Made the Earth Inhabitable?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, Why did Allah create the universe with galaxies, planets, stars, nebulas but only made the earth inhabitable? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for your question. Please forgive me for the delay. Creation Allah Most High […]

Is a Convert Rewarded for the Good Deeds He Performed Prior to Converting to Islam?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum Do good deeds of a convert performed while he was a non-Muslim get accepted (and he receives benefits for them) when he becomes a Muslim? Answer: assalamu alaykum A convert is rewarded for the good deeds he or she performed prior to converting to Islam. This is […]

Will I Remember All My Husbands in Paradise?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, If a woman was married more than one times, will she remember all of her husbands in paradise? It is said that women will be virgins while having been married previously in paradise. Answer: Wa alaykum salam May Allah reward you for your question. It is established […]

When Jesus Comes Again to This World Will He Come as a Follower of Prophet Muhammad?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: When Jesus (Peace be upon him) comes again to this World will he come as a Prophet or will he come as a follower of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)? Answer: In the Name of God, the Merciful and Compassionate When the Prophet Isa (Peace be upon him) returns […]

Does the Deceased Know What Is Happening to His Living Relatives?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, I often think if my late father, God rest his soul, knows what is going on in the lives of my family. Does a deceased person know what is happening in his family’s life, the good and the bad? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, The deceased […]

Is My Faith Valid Even If I Can’t Answer All Doubts?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: My Mother is dealing with someone at work that is dedicated to making her doubt Islam by trying to find contradictions between Hadith and empirical science. What’s your advice to her? Most “contradictions” are very specific and would need specialists in those fields to determine accuracy. Answer: Assalamu alaikum […]

Are All Non-Muslims Deemed “Kafir”?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Are all non-muslims deemed “kafir”? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. The term “kafir” refers to someone who is not Muslim—someone who does not believe in the guidance the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) came with. […]