Praying Zuhr With a Asr Congregation.

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum If praying the Zuhr prayer after the Shafi’i Asr has entered (but before the Hanafi Asr), would it be permissible to join a congregation praying Asr to complete my Zuhr prayer? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, it is not valid to pray the noon prayer […]

Refusal to Pay the Dowry.

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum What to do if a husband does not want to pay a dowry signed in a marriage contract? He cancelled my return flight to him so now he can keep ignoring me. The source of the marriage conflict is the fact I didn’t find comfortable living with […]

Gaps Between Fingers in Prayer.

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I have read multiple times online that a women is “required” to keep her fingers together with no gap during ruku’, sujood, and the sitting position in Salah. What does that mean? Do I have to tense up my fingers and squeeze them together so as to […]

How Can I Protect Myself from Uttering a Divorce in Anger?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Inshallah this year I should be getting married and something I am very worried about is verbal divorce. I am scared that perhaps in a state between wakefulness and sleep that I might utter something I don’t mean or that I might say a statement of divorce […]

Removing Impurities After Relieving Oneself.

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum After using toilet to relieve myself I used tissue to wipe away the excrement, then I used water on my hands to wipe away the remaining excrement. I collected some water in my hands from the tap several times and then wiped until there was no trace […]

Is It Permissible to Subscribe to Amazon Prime?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum According to the Amazon Website, Amazon Prime is a a subscription service where “Members receive benefits which include free fast shipping for eligible purchases, streaming of movies, TV shows and music, exclusive shopping deals and selection, unlimited reading, and more.” One can use this service to avoid […]

Lifting the Head off the Ground for a Moment During the Prostration.

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum What is the ruling on the validity of the prayer in a case wherein the head briefly bounces back after touching the ground when performing prostration? This happened to me and I contemplated repeating the prayer, but refrained from doing so due to the prohibition on repeating […]

Mortgage and Zakat.

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I purchased a house with an Islamic mortgage. It was for 31 years. It was a fixed rate for 2 years after which I can pay off a larger amount. The 2 years end this summer (July/August) Inshallah. I also have an additional apartment (which I currently […]

Permissibility for a Muslim to Work for Netflix.

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I would like to find out the rulings/permissibility for a muslim to work at Netflix. I am a data analyst and would be analysing the companies customers data with the aim of understanding customer behaviour to grow Netflix’s customer base. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Working […]