I Want to Marry Someone but He Wants Me to Wait Three Years.

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, In my first marriage, my husband treated me like a slave and so I got khula. I live with my parents now. I know someone very pious. A nice guy who prays 5 times a day and is also involved in Islamic activities. I always wondered […]

Struggling to Find a Spouse After a Divorce.

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum I have been divorced 5 years ago. Now I am struggling to find a spouse. I have prayed and tried everything. How do I make it better? How to get my peace back? Answer: Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear questioner, You just have to keep […]

How Can Hijab Be Relevant in a Xenophobic Society If It Is Meant to Protect Us?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, It has been increasingly bothering me that I do not wear a hijab. I think it is fair to assume that covering a woman’s adornments is for protecting herself and the honour of her husband – am I right in saying this? Following that, given today’s […]

Plagued by Many Obsessive Thoughts.

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I have strong feelings of hatred towards God that He made these laws and legislations but I don’t act upon it. I have worries, and thoughts that even if I fulfill the Islamic duties, I would get punished for the feelings I had. Is this how […]

What Is a Saint in Islam? How Does a Person Become One?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum What Is a Saint in Islam? How Does a Person Become One? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: [Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global […]

My Husband Wants to Ban Me from Teaching Our Children.

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, Can a husband interfere in what the wife teaches her kids (assuming what she teaches is Islamically appropriate)?In particular, can the husband ban his wife from teaching her kids another language, for example due to his racism against that language? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, […]

What Is the Benefit of Reciting the Chain of Transmission of a Sufi Tariqa?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I would like to enquire about the reality of some of these statements below given by a Sufi group. Especially point 3 and 4. I would like also to enquire on the sort of statements whereby one is instructed to recite “yaa shaykh Abdul Qadir Jaylani” and […]

Why Can’t I Listen to Several Spiritual Guides?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum I have heard numerous times an injunction by my Sheikh that I understood to mean that it is improper to seek knowledge of Tasawwuf from other than one’s own Sheikh. I have struggled to understand it and am shy to ask for clarification directly. I’m sure the […]

Is It Permissible to Jokingly Call Someone a Khariji?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum I had a question regarding what is considered “mocking” and what isn’t. Is it haram if someone were to jokingly call someone a ‘khariji’? Is this considered istihza (mocking)? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam, It is halal as long as it is clear, and not condescending. There is […]

How Can I Get My Questions Answered by God?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum I would like to ask God to reverse time and to change His religious rulings because I find them to difficult. Especially regarding music and drawing. I want to know God’s opinion on this. How can I have it? Is there a du’a for this? Answer: Wa […]