General Counsel

June 29, 2022 2 mins

Am I Sinful to Have Limited Contact with My Siblings and Relatives?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I live in the US and have family in PK and elsewhere. I have contacted a few people from my extended family a few times over the past six years. I last visited them when I was around 14. I left on good terms with them, but some of […]
June 29, 2022 3 mins

Why Is It So Hard to Get Married When Allah Created Mates for Us?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question Allah says in the Quran that He created spouses for us, “And one of His signs is that He created for you spouses from among yourselves so that you may find comfort in them. And He has placed between you compassion and mercy. Surely in this, are signs for […]
June 29, 2022 1 min

Is It Permissible to Change My Name to Abu-So-and-So If I’m Not a Parent?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question Is it halal to be named ‘Abu-something’ if you are not a parent? For example, can you be named Abu Musa even though you aren’t a parent? Also, is it halal to change your name? Answer Yes, it is permissible to change your name, and also permissible to be […]
June 28, 2022 2 mins

Should I Still Have Hope After My Marriage Proposal Was Rejected?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I tried to pursue marriage with a girl, but it didn’t work out. Now I’m left heartbroken and wondering what the wisdom was behind it as this happened after going on umrah. Am I supposed to accept the loss and move on? Is it wrong for me to perhaps […]
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