Wigs and False Hair

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question: Wigs and False Hair In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Answer : Wearing the hair of another human, man or a woman, or joining human hair to one’s hair has been clearly forbidden by the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace), […]

When Does the Soul (ruh) Enter the Foetus?

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question: When Does the Soul (ruh) Enter the Foetus? In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Answer: According to the jurists (fuqaha), the soul (ruh) enters the foetus at around 120 days (4 months) post-conception. They have based this duration upon a Qur’anic verse and a Hadith […]

On Which Hand and Finger Should a Man Wear his Silver Ring?

Answered  by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : On Which Hand and Finger Should a Man Wear his Silver Ring? Answer :  As for which finger, most of the scholars of Hadith and Fiqh are of the opinion that it is Sunna and recommended for a male, if he chooses to wear a silver ring, […]

Obeying the Law of the Land in the West

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : Obeying the Law of the Land in the West Answer : Muslims are generally obliged to abide by the laws of the land and the country they live in, whether it is a Islamic state (al-khilafa), Muslim countries, or non-Muslim countries such as those in the west, […]

Obedience to Parents when they are being Difficult

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : Obedience to Parents when they are being Difficult I was currently studying about the rights of parents and grandparents and recently my mother didn’t let me go visit my grandmother and I hadn’t seen her for 2 weeks. The reason being, she wanted me to stay home […]

Is it Permitted to use Braces?

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : Is it Permitted to use Braces? My wife’s teeth are not very straight. Is it permissible to use the braces for straightening out of the teeth? This is desired to add beauty only. Answer : The use of braces due to need, such as setting right a […]

The Oldest Reference to the Qur’an from Non-Muslim Sources

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti Question :The Oldest Reference to the Qur’an from Non-Muslim Sources Al-hamdulillah wa-l-salat wa-l-salam ‘ala Rasulillah. Answer : A non-Muslim wrote the following: I could go to Barnes and Noble and buy one of several Qur’an. Each is generally much like the other. What is the earliest existing copy of […]

The Meaning of Nafs

Answered by : Shaykh Muhammad ‘Afifi al-’Akiti Question : The Meaning of Nafs In the Name of God, Most Compassionate and Merciful Praise be Allah, Who has adorned the aspect of man by granting him good stature and proportion, Safeguarding him from increase and decline in his aspect and measurements, We ask for His forgiveness and […]

The Sahaba’s Level Of Superlative Learning Were all the sahaba at an equal level of superlative learning?

Answered by  Shaykh Gibril Haddad Question : The Sahaba’s Level Of Superlative Learning Were all the sahaba at an equal level of superlative learning? Answer :  After the glowing praise Allah Most High in the Holy Qur’an gave the Sahaba with respect to both knowledge and piety, saying their archetypes were mentioned even in the […]

Sufism

Answered by : Shaykh Gibril Haddad Question : Sufism Al-Hamdu lillah was-Salat was-Salam `ala Rasulillah wa Alihi wa Sahbihi wa man Walah Answer : “Before asking what is Sufism, we should ask what is Religion.” (Shaykh Nazim in an interview with the BBC, London 1991) Shaykh al-`Arusi said in his marginalia titled Nata’ij al-Afkar al-Qudsiyya […]