Is Whistling Qur’an Disbelief?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum I accidentally whistled Qur’an (fatihah) with no ill intention. Did I make kufr or mock the Qur`an? I stopped immediately and asked for forgiveness. Should I make ghusl to re-enter Islam and will all my previous prayers be accepted? I was having severe waswasa. Answer: Assalamu alaykum, […]

Breaking an Oath

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question: Assalamu alaykum What is the ruling of swearing by Allah that one won’t do something, thereafter they do that thing? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate If one swears by the name of Allah that they will or will not do something it is […]

Mahdi’s Reign

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum My question is about 3 similar hadiths: “Indeed there will be a Mahdi who comes in my Ummah (ruling) living for five, or seven, or nine.”- Zaid was the one in doubt- He said: “We said: What is that?” He said: “Years.” He said: “A man will […]

Reducing Sectarian Frictions

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I came across an article on anti-Shi’ism and was troubled after speaking to a shia friend who said that their lived reality is that they have relatives murdered for being shia back home and they believe the concept of ummah to be a fallacy. How do we […]

What Should a Man Cover From His Body?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question: Assalamu alaykum What is the awra of a man amongst family and/or strangers? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate The awra of a man is from just below the navel till just below the knees. This applies to a man in front of his […]

Can I Give a Muslim a Silver Necklace?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: I am a Christian American and want to understand some Shafi’i Muslim customs. I have a friend who is Kurdish, Shafi`i Muslim and lives in Turkey. Can I send her a gift of a silver necklace with a small pendant holding an opal, and two diamond chips? Is this […]

Good Deed Seeking Worldly Benefit

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question: Assalamu alaykum What is the ruling of doing a good deed seeking worldly benefit? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate Wa ‘Alaikum al-Salaam Seeking From Allah Most High It must be understood that even if someone seeks from Allah Most High worldly benefits the […]

Being HIV Positive and Getting Married

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I committed sodomy in the past, and repented from it. Now, I have been diagnosed as HIV Positive. Has my tawba been accepted? Can I marry a woman who is HIV Negative, and have children with her? Answer: My dear brother, wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa […]

Friday Prayer [Shafi’i]

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum Is the Friday Prayer (Jumua) a communal obligation or a personal obligation? Answer: Dear questioner, Thank you for your important question. Jumua is obligatory for every male Muslim who has reached puberty and is not excused from the Friday Prayer, such as someone who is sick. (Minhaj […]

Medical Treatment and Sin

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum As a doctor, is it halal to provide and advertise medical treatment that would frequently allow others to persist in committing sins? For example, PrEP which protects patients who are at high risk for getting HIV? Answer: Bismillahi al Rahman al Rahim. Dear questioner, Thank you for […]