Mixed Schools and Talking to Other Students

Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan answers a question about how to deal with having to sit next to a person of the opposite gender in a mixed school. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I go to a school that is mixed and in one of my classes, I sit near a boy. I do […]

Sincere Repentance from Zina

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked how to sincerely repent from having committed zina and if it is necessary to ask the other for forgiveness. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am a young Muslim guy. I do pray five times a day. But I have committed zina several times. I did make […]

Losing Hope and Struggling with the Din

Shaykh Farid Dingle answers a question about struggling with one’s din, not feeling worthy of Islam, and losing hope and trust in Allah. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I’ve been struggling with the din since Allah drew me back into the religion when a calamity had befallen me because there was no […]

Prayers That Are Never Answered

Shaykh Farid Dingle is asked why it is that our prayers sometimes seem to not be answered and our lives are full of struggle when compared to others. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Why is it that I keep praying to Allah and my prayers (dua) are never answered? Even my non-Muslim […]

Pledging Allegiance to Gain Citizenship

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasatis asked if pledging allegiance to a non-Muslim country in order to gain citizenship is a form of shirk. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have a question regarding the pledging allegiance to US to get a citizenship. I live in US with my parents. My dad wanted me to […]

Greeting, Hugging Non-Mahram Men and Women

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked about a wife seeing his husband hug a non-Mahram woman in front of her children and how to deal with this. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have been married for almost six years and have two daughters. My husband usually shakes hands with non-Muslim women and […]

Seclusion in the Office

Ustadh Tabraze Azam answers a question about what counts as seclusion if one works is a closed office anyone can access at any time. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I work in a small office whose main door is routinely closed, people can do routinely enter and exit but someone from the […]

Caring for Elders Suffering from Dementia

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked for advice on how best to treat an elder in one’s care, who suffers from dementia, within the bounds of Islam. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have a question. Where and how can I draw the line between what my religion has taught me, and what […]

Prints of the Qur’an in the Living Room

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked if it is permissible to hang framed Qur’an verses in the house as decoration and remembrance. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I could really use some help right now for this issue I’m having and hoping it’s permissible to use this to ask. If not, can I […]

I Have Hurt People before and after Puberty

Shaykh Farid Dingle gives advice on how to deal with having hurt people in one’s past and rectifying this in the present. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I can recall times when I was younger when I have hurt individuals through my words or actions. For many of them however, I cannot […]