What Can a Woman Do During Her Waiting Period?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I have been told that if a woman enters her waiting period after the death of her husband she cannot leave her home until this period is completed. I wanted to know if leaving the home refers to seclusion (not going out of the home at all […]

Is It Permissible to Listen to A Capella Songs?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it permissible to listen to A capella songs? Answer: Assalamu alaykum, The letter of the law Singing is permissible as long as the words are decent, there is no musical instruments, and the tunes are not intentionally like other forbidden forms of singing or music, for […]

Praying and Cold Weather.

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I want to pray five times a day but my problem is that sometimes I feel too lazy to make ablution because of cold weather. Please suggest me ways or alternatives so that I don’t miss my prayers just because of laziness of making ablution. Answer: Wa’alaykum […]

Can I pray Tarawih Prayers If I Have Overdue Obligatory Prayers to Complete?

Shaykh Farid Dingle answers a question related to praying Tarawih salaah when one has overdue obligatory prayers to complete (according to the Shafi school of thought).   Question: Assalamu alaikum. For the past three years I haven’t been praying salah consistently and sometimes didn’t pray for months on end. I’m now taking my deen more […]

Can I Prescribe Medication With Gelatin When a Less Efficacious Alternative is Available?

Shaykh Jamir Meah answers a question related to the permissibility of prescribing medication which contains gelatin.   Question: Salaam, I know it is haram to take medicine that has haram elements in it (like gelatin capsules) if there is a reasonable alternative (such as tablets). So as a muslim psychiatrist, many of our medicines have […]

Making up Missed Prayers

Ustadh Farid Dingle answers questions on whether making up missed prayers is obligatory. I hope this finds you well. I have a question with regards to missed prayers.From the age of 12-15 I never prayed. Between the ages of 16-17 I prayed twice a day. From 18 to now, sometimes I missed one prayer. All […]

Re Previous Answer on Wife’s Conjugal Rights

Shaykh Jamir Meah clarifies certain aspects of a previous answer on a wife’s conjugal rights. I am writing to inquire a further look at this portion from a previous answer: What Does Islam Say About the Neglect of the Wife’s Sexual Rights? Islam already takes into account the fact that a woman may have times […]

Apostasy and Good Deeds

Ustadh Salman Younas unpacks the question of the deeds of an apostate who returns to Islam. My question is on the deeds of the apostate. I know that apostasy invalidates good deeds but I want to know the opinion of the majority of scholars and maddhabs; whether they are returned to him when he repents […]

Pooling Funds for Hajj

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about the legality of polling funds for Hajj. In our culture, we have a system of informal savings whereby people come together in groups and decide on an amount of money to deposit in a savings (locally, a wooden–metal box that is entrusted to a group member). They also decide […]

Permanent Dental Retainer and Wudu

Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan is asked about the validity of wudu and ghusl when wearing a permanent retainer. I have a permanent retainer fixed to my top teeth. If they are removed my teeth will move. In the past I have committed sins but now I want to do the right thing. In terms of prayers […]