Spirituality

May 13, 2022 2 mins

What Is the Difference between Goodness and Excellence?

Answered by Shaykh Abdullah Anik Misra Question Please help me differentiate between goodness and perfection (Ihsan). Answer The terms you have stated in English are not necessarily mapped onto Arabic equivalents intuitively. If we take “goodness” to mean the Arabic word “salah,” or righteousness, it is when a person’s outward actions are good, and their […]
May 13, 2022 2 mins

Does Allah Need to Praise Himself?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question I know Allah does not need anything from His creation. So does the fact that He praises Himself mean that He needs to praise Himself? Would this not negate that He is free of all needs? Answer I pray you are well. No, Allah has no inherent need for […]
May 6, 2022 2 mins

How Can I Avoid Fornication When I Feel Like There Is No Other Choice?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I can’t escape fornication. I will get married in 10 years, but I can’t do it now for several reasons. I will go abroad to study and start my business where fornication is very common because the economies of Muslim countries are terrible. I tried everything from fasting to […]
May 6, 2022 2 mins

What Should We Think Of Someone Who Is Said To Practice Black Magic?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question If one hears of someone practicing magic by, for example, drinking blood, etc. then can we assume and say that they are disbelievers? Or should one refrain from labeling them? Answer Avoid Rumors The best thing to do is to ignore the matter if you don’t have any dealings […]