Movies on the Lives of the Companions

Shaykh Jamir Meah is asked about watching movies of the lives of the companions. Through the years, I have seen many serials depicting the life of the Companions of the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, come out, though they do not show the Prophet himself, blessings and peace be upon him. I was […]

Does Profanity Entail Shirk?

Ustadh Farid Dingle clears up a misunderstanding about profanity, swearing, oaths, and shirk. I’d like to ask about swearing (as in taking an oath). I used to have a habit of using English profanity a lot of times. I’m currently working on it, and Alhamdulillah, I’ve made progress. Instead of using vulgar words, I usually […]

Memorizing the Qur’an and Intercession

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked about a particular reward for memorizing the Qur’an. Could you please clarify the scholarly position as to whether or not the person who memorizes the Quran might be able to intercede for ten family members. Barak Allah fik. Dear questioner, Intercession on Judgment Day Intercession is a general grace that […]

Making up Prayers and Fasts

Ustadh Farid Dingle clears up some confusion regarding making up missed fasts and prayers. I’ve been reading your answers about making up broken fasts. In the Ramadan Reader it says we must fast sixty consecutive days for any deliberately broken fasts. But in the answers section it says no expiation is stipulated, however all broken […]

Ishraq, Chasht, and Awwabin Prayers

Shaykh Jamir Meah explains the prayers of ishraq, duha, and awwabin, their virtues and rewards. What is the difference between the ishraq, chasht, and awwabin prayers. Why are these separately described in hadiths? When should we pray the ishraq, chasht, and awwabin prayers. What are the virtues mentioned in sahih hadith of praying the ishraq, […]

Diya for Car Accident Resulting in Death

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about paying blood money and expiation due to the accidental death of someone. If a Muslim is involved in a traffic collision which results in the death of an individual is he liable for diya and kaffara? Usually, if a person unintentionally kills another, he is expected to pay the […]

Can I Perform Umra without a Mahram? (Shafi‘i)

Shaykh Jamir Meah is asked if a wife can perform umra without her husband present. I want to perform umra with my husband and children but he drinks alcohol so can I perform umra by myself? He can only travel with me and stay in the hotel while I go and do my umra. In […]

Having to Wait for Nikah

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat gives advice on marriage and the consent of parents. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa baraktuh. I have met a practicing man I wish to marry. We have been trying to get his parents to agree for almost nine months now and, alhamduliLlah, by the grace of Allah Most High, they have […]

Friendship between a Boy and a Girl

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil answers questions about friendship before marriage. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa baraktuh. Months ago, I met a brother in a seminar. We kept in contact and built a friendship with a lot of respect. A few days ago, I asked him how he would react if his sister had contact […]

Criticizing a Companion

Shaykh Jamir Meah is asked about speaking ill of the Companions. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa baraktuh. If one has the i‘tiqad of Ahl al-Sunna, but criticizes, or speaks ill, or curses a Companion of the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, what is his state? Is he still among the Ahl […]