I Suspect My Mother and Male Cousin Are Having an Affair.

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I suspect that my mother may be engaging in some sort of unlawful relationship with her cousin who lives in a different country. I discovered that they message each other daily about a year ago, which made me uncomfortable. I decided to let the matter go […]

How Does One Find Benefit in Their Acts of Worship?

  Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum How does one find benefit in their acts of worship? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: [Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After […]

Embracing Excellence – 10 – Following the Book and Sunna – Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin explains the chapter of Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance on following the Qur’an and sunna. He highlights its centrality to faith and warns against innovations contradicting the sunna, while clarifying that this does not refer to everything not practiced by Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace). He also sheds […]

Will Allah Hold Me Accountable for My Wife and Sister Not Observing Hijab?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My wife says her prayer regularly, but she is not serious about maintaining her hijab while going outside or meeting with non-mahrams, or her cousins. I continuously order/request/advise her to maintain hijab properly, but she does not do so. Shall I be held accountable for this […]

Understanding the Trends in Fiqh Literature – By Mufti Taha Karaan

In this short article, Mufti Taha Karaan succinctly provides a descriptive account on the various trends and genres of fiqh literature. By way of the Shafi school of thought, Mufti Taha Karaan briefly explains the reasons and objectives of the various categories of legal writing in fiqh. * This article was edited from its original […]

Can I Pray Asr at an Earlier Time Due to Work?

Shaykh Tabraze Azam answers a question related to performing the Asr prayer at an earlier time due to work commitments, according to the Hanafi school of thought.   Question: Assalaam Alaykum Respected shaykh(s), I have an issue in that I find it difficult to pray Asr at the later (predominant) Hanafi time due to work commitments (there […]

Acquisition of the Clear Light: Part 3

This is the third part of a series of translations of Habib Umar’s work, Qabs al-Nur al-Mubin, an abridgment of Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din. This part explores why a person may not actualise the spiritual sciences that he is learning. Specific similitude of the heart in relation to sciences: The mirror may not reflect the […]

Confessing Porn Addiction to Family

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked about the permissibility of sharing a history of porn consumption with family members and whether it is advisable.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am asking if it is permissible to share with my family that I have had a eleven year struggle with pornography? After […]