The Quandary of Disbelief

Shaykh Farid Dingle gives advice to a person who is struggling with the problem of disbelief, why Allah is as He is, and how one justifies this to oneself. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I’ve spent most of my life following Islamic principles with a devoted love toward Allah and often myself […]

Bashing Other Religions

Shaykh Farid Dingle is asked about the permissibility of “bashing” other religions in discussion and the best way to call to Islam. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. The other day in school I was having a conversation in school with a Hindu girl about religion. During this conversation, a Muslim boy in […]

Bad Dreams and What They Mean

Shaykh Jamir Meah gives a detailed answer on bad dreams, waking up emotionally distraught from them, and how one should deal with them. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. What does it mean when you have a bad dream, you cry in the dream and wake up crying? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa […]

Taking Part in the Charlie Charlie Challenge

Shaykh Jamir Meah is asked is a Muslim is allowed to take part in the viral internet phenomenon, the Charlie Charlie challenge. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have a question regarding a challenge. A few years ago the Charlie-Charlie challenge went viral. What is the ruling on doing this challenge? Does […]

Decorative, Ornamental Animal Drawings

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about the permissibility of using decorative and ornamental images of animals within one’s home. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Is it permissible to use wallpaper with bird drawings/design on it? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Usually, it would be best to avoid wallpaper […]

Can I Swear on the Qur’an to Cover a Past Sin?

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked whether it is permissible to swear on the Qur’an in order to conceal a past sin one has repented. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. It is not permissible to publicize one’s sins. I have committed a sin in that past from which I have repented. What should […]

Reciting the Most Beautiful Names of Allah

Shaykh Jamir Meah is asked the proper way to make remembrance or dhikr of the Name of Allah, Al Latif, and the benefits thereof. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I was wondering about the difference in reciting the names of Allah Most High using the different forms. For example is there a […]

Losing My Faith over Verses of Abrogation

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat tackles the complex question on the verses of abrogation from a brother who feels he has lost faith in religion. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have much confusion. According to classical scholars, verses 9:5 and 9:29 of Sura al Tawba abrogated peaceful verses like “No compulsion in religion” […]

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 […]

Was Uways al Qarni Martyred?

Shaykh Gibril Haddad gives a full and rounded answer to the question of the martyrdom of our master, Uways al Qarni, including biographical sources. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. 1. Was our master Uways al Qarni, Allah be pleased with him, martyred in the Battle of Siffin while fighting on the side […]