Baby Stopped Drinking Milk

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil eases concerns regarding a baby who won’t eat or drink. My eight-month-old daughter has been ill for the past three months and has not been drinking milk. She refuses food and milk and has been in hospital three times to be fed via an NG tube. The doctors don’t know what’s […]

In Vitro Fertilization

Shaykh Jamir Meah answers questions about In Vitro Fertilization. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa baraktuh. I had a miscarriage in December 2017 and was advised that I have to follow up for six months. Once the six months ended I found out that my husband and I both have beta thalassemia. So our children […]

Magic, Loss, and Estrangement

Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan answers a question about protecting oneself from black magic and how to overcome frustration and despair. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am writing this on my distressed colleague’s behalf. Her life has been spoiled by her own estranged family. She is critically ill and homeless, stuck very badly […]

Tank Water Mixed with Dirty Water

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat clarifies the rulings on the purity of water, what makes it impure, and whether it can be used for purification. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I suffer from OCD in religious matters for the past year. I am getting psychotherapy for it. I used to repeat prayers and wudu […]

Homeopathy and Animal Products

Shaykh Jamir Meah clarifies the rulings on the permissibility of using homeopathic medicines that contain animal products. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I would greatly appreciate it if someone can answer the question in regards to homeopathy and the animal products that can be found in them, i.e. Lac Caninum (dog’s milk) […]

Schizophrenia – Fiqh Ruling

Shaykh Salman Younas is asked about the level or degree of religious responsibility of a person who is diagnosed with schizophrenia. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have schizophrenia as diagnosed by a doctor who is not Muslim. Am I held responsible in terms of prayer, fasting etc? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam […]

Having Seriously Evil Thoughts

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked about intrusive thoughts that are heretical. He explains their origins, what they mean, and how to counter them. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am a fourteen year old. My problem is that it has been five months that I am having these thoughts. First it started […]

When Can I Take a Medicine Containing Gelatin?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum I have a daughter with a congenital heart disease. I need to vaccinate her against the flu every year. My local GP is giving intranasal flu vaccine which is derived from gelatin. It is much better then the injection. The injection is less effective but I believe […]

Can Cupping (Hijama) Be Performed on Women?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Can cupping (hijama) be performed on women? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Yes, it is permissible for women to undergo cupping (hijama). The treatment, however, should be performed by a woman. If a woman is not available, the ruling would return to the discussion on seeking medical attention […]

Is It Permissible to Use Anti-Depressant Medication?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it permissible to use anti-depressant medication? I expressed my concerns of taking such medication; but it has come to a point that my depression has prevented me from partaking in my obligations at school, and even from things that I really enjoy. My father said that […]