Voting in a Non-Muslim Country

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it permissible, and indeed recommended, to vote as a Muslim living in a non-Muslim country? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear questioner, Thank you for your really good and important question. Commanding the right and forbidding the wrong are communal obligations, and we […]

Abusive In-Laws

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum My husband and I have been married for 4 years. From the start we both happily agreed to live with his mother in her home as she is alone. However soon after marriage, my mother-in-law’s behaviour changed towards both me and her son. She started interfering in […]

Studying History

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question: Assalamu alaykum Is studying the biography of someone considered backbiting (ghibah) if bad qualities of that person are mentioned? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate Backbiting Reading and studying about past peoples is not considered backbiting. Backbiting is restricted to the definition given by […]

In Love

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum I like a man and wish to be his wife but the problem is that he lives abroad and doesn’t know me. My mother knows his mother and my mom is willing to go and talk to his mother. But I am afraid they may reject me […]

Children and Marriage

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum I am a practicing sister, alhamdulillah and have been wanting to get married for quite some time. SubhanAllah, for various reasons I have not been able to find a suitable partner until now, in my late thirties. Recently, I connected with a person and we speak on […]

Sleepless Child

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum After adopting a girl and her brother, my son has found that he cannot sleep at night and is extremely demanding? From a spiritual point view, what should we do? Answer: Dear questioner, Thank you for your very important question. The first thing is to be thankful […]

Repenting from Drinking, Then Marrying a Muslim

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum If a Muslim man drinks alcohol and later regrets his sin, how can repent? Can he then marry a Muslim girl? Answer: Assalamu alaykum Sister, Thank you for your question. Your question is answered in the following link: Drinking Alcohol: Are My Prayers Not Valid for 40 […]

Was the Prophet Really Merciful?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum Was the Prophet really merciful? I read in Abu Dawud and Nasai that Abu Bakr said that killing anyone for insults is for no man after the Prophet, is this authentic? Abu Bakr’s own daughter Aisha had said that the Prophet would not repel evil with evil […]

I Love a Girl Who Is Toying with Me

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum I am talking with a girl for five years. We are attached to one another; she is very important in my life . I have expressed my love to her many times and want to marry her. We speak with good manners and never cross limits. She […]

What Should I Expect from Allah? Anxious and Bitter

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum I am getting treatment for anxiety. I have prayed to Allah for so long that I ask, “when will Allah’s help come”? I know Allah is always near. I am angry and bitter at Him for my suffering because I try to please Him; the next day, […]