What is the Point in Supplicating?

Answered by SeekersHub Answers Service Question: Assalam walaikum, What is the point in supplications if everything is decreed by Allah in advance?  Answer: Assalam aleykum, Firstly, supplications can change relative destiny (al-qadar al-mu`allaq) in a manner that is of great benefit to the oppressed, as well as the entire Muslim community. [see:Can Supplication Change Destiny?] […]

Would I Need to Repent From Intending a Sin Despite Not Commiting It?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Am I sinful if I intend to commit a sin and come near to committing it but refrain from doing so? Would I still need to repent? Answer: assalamu alaykum If someone intends to commit a sin, the majority of scholars stated that he or she would not be […]

Worshipping in a Room One Commits a Sin In?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: If one committed sins in a particular room, is there something you can do to start over and make that room a place of worship? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and Compassionate I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah. May Allah bless you for your evident remorse–which […]

Should I Write Letters of Excuse to Public Figures for Having Slandered Them?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: In the past i have slandered some celebrities and politicians. Should I write letters to these people to apologize to them? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, it is not necessary to seek the apology of the person you slandered if the slander did not or will not […]

I Need to Get Things off My Chest. Can I Confide in My Husband or Is That Gossiping?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I am trying to cut out gossiping. I struggle to hold things in because I have OCD and anxiety. Can I confide in my husband? He doesn’t gossip at all, and will keep what I say confidential. Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you […]

Should We Do Everything for the Sake of Allah?

Answered by Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said Question:Assalamu alaykum, Some people who want a good job, and a good life for themselves but then feel bad that they aren’t doing it for Allah. Should we do everything for the sake of Allah? Answer: Bismillah-ir Rahman-ir Raheem. Ikhlas (roughly translated as sincerity and determination) is the highest […]

Is It Permissible for a Person to Say ‘Allah’ Repeatedly as a Form of Remembrance?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam’aleykum, Is it permissible for a person to say ‘Allah’ repeatedly as a form of Remembrance? I thought we were supposed to worship Allah only in the ways He has delineated for us… Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and […]

What Is Some Prophetic Guidance on Remembering Death?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I was wondering what the guidance of the Messenger of Allah (peace & blessings be upon him) was with respect to remembering death. Please share some of his teachings. Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. This is […]

How Can I Purify My Heart? A Reader

“Success is really attained by him who purifies it”[Qur’an, 91.9] The duty to purify the heart The Place of Tasawwuf in Traditional Islamic Sciences What Islamic Perspective is Taught at SeekersHub? How to purify the heart? How is spiritual excellence attained? A Reader on Sincerity, Intention, and the Purpose of Spiritual Routines What is Islamic […]

Are My Prayers Valid Even Though My Thoughts Are Elsewhere?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Often, when I am performing my makeup prayers, my mind wanders. There are moments in my prayers when I am focused. Are my prayers valid even though my mind wanders? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. May Allah bless you with complete […]