General Counsel

March 20, 2023 2 mins

What Should I Do about Waswasa in My Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question I suffer from constant waswasa and concentration problems during prayer. Can I stop and restart a compulsory prayer if, for example, near the end, I’ve realized I haven’t concentrated at all, and what do I do if I’m unsure if I’m on the second cycle or the fourth? Should […]
March 20, 2023 5 mins

How Do I Know I Believe in God and the Quran?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question How do I know I believe in God and the Quran? What does it mean to believe? How can I be certain in my belief in God, if our limited minds can never truly comprehend Him? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate In order […]
March 17, 2023 2 mins

Can We Do Charity on Behalf of the Dead?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question My close friend’s mother passed away recently, and I donated some money to the local masjid as sadaqah jariyah (an ongoing charity) on her behalf. I read somewhere that if I plan to donate money on behalf of a person, I should inform a family member of the deceased, […]
March 17, 2023 3 mins

Is It Permissible To Use Nicknames?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question I was taking a course where the teacher said that using offensive nicknames is disliked. Is it still disliked if you are sure the person called the offensive nickname doesn’t mind? For example, one of my friends called another girl “Donkey!” so the girl replied, “Pig!”. Now, both girls […]