Father-in-Law Kissed Daughter-in-Law

Ustadh Salman Younas gives general advice on a case of a father-in-law kissing the daughter-in-law by mistake and how one should act in such cases. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. A case has arisen in our town that a father in law suddenly and unexpectedly kissed his daughter in law. This all […]

Speaking in the Bathroom

Shaykh Farid Dingle is asked about the permissibility of speaking in a place that is built for relieving oneself such as a bathroom. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. What is the ruling in the Shafi‘i school about speaking beside the sink in a bathroom if one is far from the toilet? Jazak […]

Validity of My Wudu and Prayer

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about the limits of the face in relation to wudu and if one has doubts about this whether one should repeat prayers. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have recently noticed that the part to be washed in wudu includes the sideburns also and the skin between […]

Forced to Sit without Tahiyat al Masjid

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked about the sunna of tahiyat al masjid and whether it is best to sit down during the iqama or to stand. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I live in an area where there is only one mosque within walking distance and it is the local mosque affiliated […]

What Is an Intoxicant?

Shaykh Jamir Meah clarifies the rulings regarding intoxicants and the moral responsibility of someone who is intoxicated. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Shafi‘i jurists determined that liquid intoxicants are impure. What is the precise definition of an intoxicant and what are the symptoms of intoxication? Do symptoms like blurred vision, dizziness, vertigo, […]

Proof for Zakat on Fiat Currency in Shafi‘i Fiqh

Shaykh Farid Dingle is asked about the proof for there being zakat on paper and other fiat currencies in the Shafi‘i school. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Someone is arguing that there is only zakat on gold and silver, because books like al Tuhfa, Fath al Mugin say there is only zakat […]

When Can I Join a Congregational Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum The Imam was in the tashahud position in the last raka when I entered the mosque. Just after I said the opening takbeer before I had a chance to join the imam in the tashahud position, the imam said the first of the finishing salams. Can I […]

Can a Woman Enter the Kitchen During Her Menses?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum I entered in the kitchen and my mom shouted at me and said you cannot enter in the kitchen while in your periods. Is it allowed for a women to enter in the kitchen at that time? Answer: Assalamu alaykum assalam, There is no harm in entering […]

Can a Man Use Gold Utensils? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum Can a man use something else that is made partially or entirely of gold? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh, In the Shafi’i school, it is permissible to use gold or silver or silver utensils – such as clips or pens – if they are […]

Waswasa and Ghusl in the Shafi‘i School

Shaykh Qasim Hatem is asked about the rulings on waswasa in the Shafi‘i school and how to handle misgivings in relation to purification. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh. I require an answer according to the Shafi‘i school. 1. After taking a ghusl, when I rub myself dry with a towel body hair, and […]