What Are the Nullifiers of Islam?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum What are the nullifiers of Islam? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh I pray you are well. One’s attachment to the religion of Islam is nullified by essentially saying the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, lied – far be it […]

Prayer and Pictures

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question: Assalamu alaykum What is the ruling of praying with pictures of living creatures on one’s person? Answer: Assalamu alaykum, It is disliked to wear anything that has a depiction of a statue, a living creature, or a crucifix. This is unless the depiction of the living creature is very […]

Leading the Prayer Sitting.

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Can someone who praying on a chair lead the prayer? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, According to the Hanafi school, a bowing and prostrating congregant (muqtadi) may not pray behind an imam who is praying with head movements (ima’) rather than actual bowing and prostration on the […]

Breaking Promises in Islam

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question: Assalamu alaykum What is the ruling on breaking promises in Islam? Answer: Assalam aleykum Intentionally Breaking a Promise: It is strictly prohibited (Haram) to make a promise which one intends to not fulfill [al-Durar al-Mubahah]. For one to say that they will do something and then not fulfill that […]

Waswas and Dogs

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I am suffering from waswas about purity. My neighbour’s dog got into my back garden, and I keep thinking the dog could have put some clothes in his mouth and dirtied it with his saliva. Also my sibling put my clothes in his mouth and I keep […]

Praying at Work

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I am looking for an internship or a job in a accounting firm. I was told it was very difficult to pray in such firms. A relative even told me that she had to make up all her prayers at home after work. I would like some […]

OCD Regarding Purity

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum What should I do? I have OCD regarding purity and regular discharge of liquid. Sprinkling water on my underwear to cope with it gives me panic attacks. Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh. My dear brother, I pray you are well. You should stop sprinkling […]

Praying on a Chair

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Can someone who prays on a chair lead the prayer? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, According to the Hanafi school, a bowing and prostrating congregant (muqtadi) may not pray behind an imam who is praying with head movements (ima’) rather than actual bowing and prostration on the […]

Permissibility of a Gift

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum 1. If I gift someone something that has difference of opinion on its permissibility (such as perfume that contains alcohol), am I held liable for their using it? Do I need to put a “disclaimer” when giving them the gift by reminding/telling them that it contains alcohol […]

Latecomer Recitation in Prayer

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum If I am joining the congregation in the mosque late during one of the prayers with loud recitation (Fajr, Maghrib, Ishaa), and am making up missed cycles, as far as I understood I have to pray the fatiha and the minimum of 3 ayat either once (1 […]