Giving Zakat to an Adult Son.

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I have only one child who is in an adult. Due some personal issues he faced he is in huge debts. His income exceeds his monthly expenses which further increases his debts and he I am afraid he is suffering from major depression as a result. Am […]

Du’as and Disbelief

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, During wudu, time for prayer was running out and I kept getting whispers concerning if I’ve washed a part properly and such. I said “ oh Allah, don’t let shaytan win”. Now this was entailed to me obliviously. Is this kufr? Answer: Wa alaykum al-Salam Shukran for […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Does Touching My Uncle Nullify My Wife’s Wudu? (Shafi`i)

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum If my wife touches my paternal or maternal uncle, does it invalidate his wudu? If I touch her maternal or paternal aunt, does it invalidate her wudu? Answer: Yes, in the Shafi`i school, it does nullify the uncle’s ritual purity in the above case. The same applies […]

Saying “I Divorce You Thrice”

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum My wife and I have issues; her father sides with her and doesn’t try to solve the problems between us. Unfortunately I said to her once, “I divorce you“. Then I forgave her and asked that she came back home. Her dad refused to let her return […]

Can I Make a Bun under My Hijab?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum What does a camel hump hairstyle look like as reported in the hadith? Many people from India and Pakistan say that making hair buns is not allowed under hijab. Is it true? If someone has long hair, a bun is the most convenient thing to make. What […]

Is It Permissible to Name My Baby Dhul-Qarnayn?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it permissible to name my baby Dhul-Qarnayn? Answer: Assalamu alaykum, sister, Historians and Quranic exegetes (mufassirun) mention that Dhul-Qarnayn was a pious king that ruled ancient Yemen around the year 1330 B.C. He conquered lands and ruled much of the East and the West. His good […]