How Much Should the Prophet (Peace be upon him) be Loved and How.

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : How Much Should the Prophet be Loved and How. Answer : This is a very short question, the answer of which requires a long treatise, coupled with a high level of piety and spirituality of which I am certainly void, thus not in a position to really […]

Exaggerated Praise of the Prophet of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him)

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : Exaggerated Praise of the Prophet of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him)           Answer : The Hadith towards which you have referred is recorded by Imam al-Bukhari in his Sahih, on the authority of Sayyiduna Umar ibn al-Khattab (Allah be pleased with […]

Changing Madhhabs

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : Changing my Fiqh Madhhab Answer : Islamic Fiqh Madhhabs are a means to an end, which is to worship Allah Almighty and obey Him in a sound, proper and pleasing manner. As such, what Madhhab one follows should be determined by which Madhhab one can: 1. Learn […]

Commencing and Concluding One’s Meal with Salt

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : Commencing and Concluding One’s Meal with Salt Some people take salt before and after every meal religiously. Is it a Sunnah to have some salt before and/or after meals? Is there any reference in the life of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alyhi wa sallam or the Sahaba that this […]

Backbiting

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : What is Backbiting Is it backbiting when i say something about my “family” or about “parents” to a non-muslim. They dont know them. fex they are talking about islam and me, then i say my family is not much religious, i like it myself to wear hijab. (most […]

Are there Contexts Which Excuse the Sunna of Sincere Counsel?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Are there contexts which excuse the sunna of sincere counsel? For example, some Sufis may say that it’s just the nafs that likes to have advice given with sweet words. If we were truly sincere, then, even if it’s harsh or embarrassing we’d take it with open arms […]

Swearing by Allah

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Is there any praise whatsoever if one swears by Allah and it’s a lie but there is room for interpretation where it could be true, so that two (or more parties) can mend their relationship? Does one have to do kaffarah? Answer : In generally, the sunna is […]

Talking About Sins of Others

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Talking about sins to other Answer : About talking about ones sins to other: if someone says to someone that “I too did this before but it is not the right thing to do, so please be careful” will that be considered disclosing ones sins? cause the aim […]

Dealing with in-laws

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Can you give some advice on developing good social relationships with in laws specially when they ( seem to) come with a lot cultural baggage? Answer : The key is being expressive in one’s husn al-khuluq (excellence of conduct and character), upholding respect and appreciation, and being careful […]

Temperance

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : You mentioned the application of “temperance’ when dealing with people who may become very close and those who are disliked. In regards to the former would temperance be recommended in relationsips such husband and wife too? Answer : The temperance that is necessary in all relationships is that […]