Allah Breathing His Spirit Into Jesus? The Possible Meanings of this Verse & The Approach of Sunni Islam Towards Ambiguous Texts

Answered by Ustadh Faraz Khan Question: What is the meaning of the verse that states Allah blowing His spirit into Jesus? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, InshaAllah you are well. The verse in question is, “So We breathed into him of Our spirit” (66:12) What the Scholars of Exegesis Have Mentioned According to works of […]

Donating Reward to the Dead: A Detailed Answer

Answered by Ustadh Faraz Khan Question: In a class I attended recently, we were told that reciting Surah Yaseen is a sunnah for the sick and dying (in their presence). However, it is not a sunnah not after a persons death. We were told this was a cultural practice and brings no benefit to the […]

Understanding the Qur’anic Verse “Slay them wherever you find them”: Balance, Justice, and Mercy in Islamic Rules of Jihad

Answered by Sidi Faraz Khan Question: Could you please explain the verse of the Qur’an, “slay the polytheists wherever you find them” [9:5]  What are the implications of this verse and why/when was it revealed? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, InshaAllah  you are well. The key to understanding the verse in question is to understand […]

Explaining the Caravan Raids by Early Muslims

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: Can you please tell me the Islamic point of view on early Muslims attacking caravans? I get this a lot from non-Muslims and I wish to give them a proper response. Unfortunately, militants also use this reasoning as an excuse to do their militant attacks. Answer: Wa alaikum […]

Joy at the Birth of the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace): The Narration Concerning Abu Lahab

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: Can you shed a bit of light on the issue of the hadith that says something to the effect that Abu Lahab will be given an easement from punishment on Mondays because he was so overjoyed by the birth of the Prophet (Allah bless him) that he freed […]

Making Up Missed Prayers: A Point of Scholarly Consensus

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is making up missed prayers necessary? Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. The position of all four Sunni schools is that it is obligatory (fard) to make up all missed prayers, regardless of why they were […]

Supplicating in Prostration

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: I am aware that one is closest to Allah during prostration within prayer. I believe it is strongly recommended to supplicate to Allah at this time and though it is preferred to make supplication in Arabic, supplicating in English is permitted as well. Can you confirm this? Answer: assalamu […]

Supplicating for Death in Madina & Burial in Baqi

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: Is it praiseworthy to ask to die in Madina and to be buried in Jannatul-Baqi? What is the significance of being buried in a place like Jannatul Baqi? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful, Wa alaikum salaam wa rahmatullahi wa baraktuh, This is an […]

The Evil Eye: A Reality?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is the evil eye real? How does one avoid it? Answer: Walaikum assalam, The evil eye is a reality. It can be powerful. Qadi Abu Bakr Ibn al-Arabi al-Maliki and others explain that it is from Allah s Will that sometimes He creates harmful effects from the evil or […]

Pregnancy & Making Up Fasts: Does She Really Have To?

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: There was a recent post stating that women who are pregnant must make up their fast. This differs greatly from something that I’d read in another book. I am confused and would greatly appreciate your feedback. Answer: assalamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah The position of the four schools, based on […]