Are Marriage Contracts Valid via Video Calls? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum What is the validity of the marriage when the guardian of the woman is in a place different from the place of the marriage? What are the conditions according to the Shafi’i school for the validity of this marriage? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam, thank you for your question. […]

Is It Permissible to Hire a Nanny?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it permissible to hire a nanny? Answer: Assalam ‘alaykum. I hope you’re well inshallah. It is permissible to have a nanny look after one’s children, and there is no dislike in it. In fact, the Prophet ﷺ had a foster-mother/wet-nurse in Halima al Sa’diyah in his […]

Who Is Responsible for Avoiding Road Tolls, Me or the Taxi Driver?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Whenever a person takes a taxi from Sharjah to Dubai, there is a 20 Dirham toll that the taxi company charges the customer (in addition to whatever the journey itself costs). To avoid this charge, customers often take a taxi to the border of Sharjah & Dubai, […]

How to Divide Inheritance After a Parent’s Death?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum My mother just passed away but hasn’t left any sort of will to her name. She verbally said a few things to us her children but nothing written. How do we correctly deal with her finances in light of the Sharia? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. My deepest condolences […]

What Should I Do If My Menstruation Ends Right Before Maghrib Time? [Habib Umar]

Answered by  Habib Umar bin Hafiz Question: Assalam aleykum A women became pure from her monthly cycle. She made up her Dhuhr prayer first (qada). While she was still making up her Dhuhr, Maghrib time came in. What is the ruling on that? Answer: [Assalam alaykum] There will be no sin on her. She should make up […]

How Do I Clean Pre-Sexual Fluid That Is on the Floor? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum How do I clean pre-sexual fluid that is on the floor (Shafi’i)? Answer: Assalam ‘alaykum. Thank you for your question. Pre-sexual fluid, madhy, is considered a medium impurity (najasa mutawassita). The way a medium impurity is cleaned depends on what is present of the impurity. The Three […]

Can a Woman Go Perform a Umra Alone? [Shafi’i]

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum I am a woman. Can I go on umra without a mahram? Answer: Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh, In the Shafi’i madhhab, it is permissible for a woman to perform a personally obligatory hajj or umrah without a mahram. [Bushra al-Karim] If however one has already […]

Is There a Specific Du’a for Circumcision?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Is there a specific du’a for circumcision? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. Thank you for your question. There does not seem to be any supplication transmitted specifically for circumcision. However, one can make use of the general prayers that apply to recovery after illness or surgery etc. Sunnas related […]

Is It a Divorce If a Spouse Sings a Break up Song and the Husband Nods to the Beat? 

Question: I would like to know if, while I am singing a break-up song and my husband nods his head to it, that would constitute a divorce? What if he sings a break-up song to me? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. Thank you for writing in. Going by the examples you have given, no divorce has been affected. Divorce […]

Is It a Divorce If a Spouse Sings a Break up Song and the Husband Nods to the Beat? 

Question: I need urgent help. If there was a song playing that says “You ruin my life, by not being mine” and “there’s nothing I hate more than what I can have.” and my husband nods and moves his hand up and down. I sang other parts of the song. Is it considered a divorce if […]