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 […]


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 […]

Gender Interaction

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : What does business like mean when one interacts with non marhams of the other gender? Does it mean that one keeps a serious face ( and does not smile)? Is it improper if one’s disposition is to use (modest subtle) humour even in business-like interactions? Where is the […]

Pictures and Television

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Do the rulings of looking apply to someone looking at people in pictures and television? Answer : Yes, one cannot deliberately look at that which is impermissible to look at, in print or electronically. And Allah alone gives success. Faraz Rabbani

Looking at One’s Spouse

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Looking at one’s spouse Answer : Each spouse can look at the whole body of their spouse, without any dislike. However, it is inferred from the sunna that it is superior to avoid looking at the other’s private parts directly. It is related by Sayyida A’isha (Allah be […]

What is the Dua to Say When Looking at One’s Self in the Mirror?

Answered by SeekersHub Answers Service Question : What is the Dua to say when looking at one self in the mirror? Answer: Assalam aleykum, According to what is in Imam an-Nawwawi’s ‘al-Adhkaar,’ this dua is related in a sahih hadith. ابن السني عن عليّ رضي الله عنه أن النبيّ صلى الله عليه و سلّم كان […]