Can I Take My Child to the Mosque or Make Tawaf With Him?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Is it true that we can’t take young children into a mosque and that we can’t perform the circumambulation (tawaf) with them? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, it is permitted to take young children into the mosque area as long as you are reasonably sure […]

My Wudu Broke During the Circumambulation. Is My Umra Valid?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I was performing umrah. During tawaf I had to pass gas. I was controlling it and I thought I was fine. But after removing Ihram I think I soiled the cloth. Is my umra valid? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, The basis is that ritual purity […]

Is It Permissible to Travel and Perform Umra for a Deceased Relative Without Performing Umra for One’s Self on the Same Journey?

Answered by Shaykh Salim Ahmad Mauladdawila Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it permissible to travel and perform Umra for a deceased relative without performing Umra for one’s self on the same journey? Answer: Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim It is permissible to travel and perform Umra for a deceased relative without performing Umra for one’s self on the […]

Can I Pay for the Hajj of My Parents?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam alaykum Both my parents are poor and spent most of their lives trying to make ends meet. They don’t have the means to pay for both of their Hajj trips. Is it permissible for my sisters and I to pay? What it is in it for me? Answer: […]

What Is the Ruling on Cutting Hair After Hajj or Umrah?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam alaykum Does the head have to be shaved with a blade after Umrah or Hajj or can electric hair clippers at their lowest setting be used to satisfy the fiqh position? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam Trimming the hair is sufficient. The minimum amount that needs to be trimmed is […]

Is the Replacement of the Pillars at the Mount of Mercy With a Wall Problematic?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum 1. Why a symbol of satan (which is a white pillar) is on the Mount of Mercy? 2. Why was it changed to wall? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, The pillars are markers indicating (a) the Mount of Mercy (jabal al-rahma) and (b) the place where the […]

Can a Woman Go to Hajj With Her Sister and Her Borther in Law?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: A sister in Bangladesh is wanting to go to hajj and claims that her husband is in no mental state to take her. Her three sons cannot return back to Bangladesh to accompany their mother. The mother is now asking whether she would be able to go along with […]

I’m Vegetarian: Is There An Alternative to Qurbani Slaughtering of An Animal?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Salam. Is there an alternative to Qurbani? I’m a vegetarian so don’t agree with giving the money to spend on meat or the slaughter of an animal (yes I know it’s a bit controversial but vegetarianism is allowed in Islam) but I would like to offer something instead. I don’t […]

Will My Hajj Be Valid Despite Paying It With Overdraft Money by Mistake?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, At the time that I needed to put down a deposit to secure my booking for hajj I paid the money from my primary bank account and did not realise that the account had gone into overdraft. Later the same day I detected that this had occurred […]

Can I Wipe Myself With a Towel While in a State of Pilgrim Sanctity?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, Is it permissible for males and females in a state of pilgrim sanctity to wipe the head and face with a towel after wudu or taking a bath? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Drying your limbs with a towel is not problematic whilst in a state of […]