Halal and Haram

July 4, 2022 2 mins

Is It Permissible to Touch a Sibling’s Thigh during Conversation?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question My husband and his sisters seem to touch each other’s thighs while having casual conversations. It makes me feel uncomfortable. I have a brother, but he has never touched me like that. I believe he shouldn’t, not that he’s ever tried. I’m not used to this behavior. My mother-in-law […]
July 3, 2022 4 mins

Is It Permissible to Enter Online Contests or Giveaways?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question  Is it permissible to enter online contests or giveaways? How about contests or giveaways where the entry is free? What about contests or giveaways such as writing contests? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. May Allah guide us to that which pleases Him, forgive […]
July 2, 2022 3 mins

Is It Permissible to Build around a Grave?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question I need clarity on a matter concerning the grave. My dad passed on a few weeks ago. Four slabs were placed around it with sand in the middle. Is it permissible in Islam? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. May Allah guide every dimension […]
July 1, 2022 3 mins

Is Medical Treatment Between Opposite Genders Permissible?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question  I have been diagnosed with Varicose veins, and it requires me to show my nakedness (‘awra) to my doctor. I have refused to go ahead with it unless I made sure it was lawful. The specialist who deals with my condition is a male. For the examination, it would […]
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