June 12, 2022 5 mins

Can I Accept National Lottery Fund?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question I work in the arts, and one of the most reliable funds for artists is the Arts Council. If you are awarded a grant or funding from the arts council, the money comes from the National Lottery. Is it permissible for me to accept that money and use it to […]
June 2, 2022 4 mins

How Can I Touch and Read from the Mushaf If I Have Incontinence?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question My question is about incontinence in urine/gas etc., and how to classify it from ordinary. I struggle with incontinence of both urine and gas, so when I use the restroom, I make ablution and pray. On this occasion, someone was saying something funny, and I was laughing simultaneously, feeling […]
May 13, 2022 5 mins

Can I Hit My Child?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question My child used to bite or pull others’ hair out of frustration or wanted something when she was a toddler. Others would tell me to smack her (hit her gently) so she would listen, but I feel like usually smacking damages a child emotionally. Mainly because she was just […]
April 21, 2022 4 mins

Can we Give Zakah to Ahl al-Bayt?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question  Zakah should not be given to the “Banu Hashim and Banu Muttalib,” as they are the direct descendants of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace), also known as Sayyids.” If someone is a sayyid, can he/she give zakah to another sayyid/sayyida, as you would be […]