Health

July 1, 2022 3 mins

Can I Pray When I Wake Up If Insomnia Causes Me To Sleep Before Fajr?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question I have insomnia, which makes it hard for me to sleep. So I go to bed late and often, I am unable to get up for the Fajr prayer. And I’m also unable to stay up all night until the Fajr prayer. Often I need to take medication to […]
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 […]
June 29, 2022 1 min

Does Trichomycosis Prevent the Validity of My Ritual Bath?

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question Does Trichomycosis axillaris prevent water from reaching hair during ghusl or is it excused? Answer In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, I pray this finds you in the best of states. Trichomycosis axillaris is a superficial bacterial infection of underarm hair. This infection which produces a […]
June 24, 2022 2 mins

Is Breathing Meditation Permissible?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question The place where I work recently introduced a form of breathing meditation, supposedly secular, that promotes emptying the mind to focus on work more. It simply consists of focusing back on the breath when distracted, no mantra whatsoever. While I understand that the act of breathing is not under […]
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