Is the World Seven Thousand Years Old?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: I’m confused about two hadiths I have read as they seem to imply that the earth is 7000 years old even though science says the earth is billions of years old. Is there a dispute in their authenticity or is there a different interpretation? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa […]

Is There Any Relation Between Sleep Paralysis and Jinn?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Is there any mention of sleep paralysis relating to jinns in the Quran or Sunna? Answer: assalamu alaykum I have not been able to find anything in the Qur’an or sunna connecting sleep paralysis with the Jinn. There are certain later scholars that mention it as one of the […]

What Does Islam Say About Evolution and the Big Bang?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: The theory of evolution is really pushed in schools and society as a whole. In our tradition, is evolution true, false or a difference of opinion? Can you please clarify the Islamic position on evolution and the Big Bang? Answer: assalamu alaykum 1. According to most scholars, there is […]

How Many Pillars Are There in Islam?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: How many pillars are there in Islam? Answer:Dear questioner, I pray this finds you well. Thank you for your question. There are five pillars of Islam: 1) Testifying that there is no God but Allah and that Muhammed (upon him be blessings and peace) is His Messenger 2) […]

Can Truth Be Found in Every Religion?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: (a) If perennialism has no place in Islam, should one believe that all people of the book who were given the message of Islam and didn’t accept it, are therefore, not following truth? (b) Could you please clarify where one draws the line at believing good of all religions […]

Is It Permissible to Consider a Muslim an Unbeliever?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaikum, 1) Is it permissible to preemptively assume that a Muslim is a disbeliever, without clear evidence? 2) Is it permissible to reject the invitation to one’s own brother’s wedding meal due to such an assumption? 3) Are the Shia disbelievers? Are all Shia restaurants haram? 4) Is […]