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Mawlana Ilyas Patel

May 17, 2024 3 mins

What is the Ruling of Interacting with a Beardless Young Male Child?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question Is it true that looking at a young boy who is beautiful and beardless is impermissible without lust? What about a father with a grown-up son who looks beautiful and like his mother?  The father loves him dearly and is always happy and excited when spending time with him, […]
May 17, 2024 5 mins

What is the Wisdom Behind the Curse of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him...

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question I often get amazed and can’t take in my brain that a prophet can curse a scorpion, which is the creature of Allah Most High. I know it’s harmful. But how can a Prophet curse? I want to understand and strengthen my faith. Also, I heard our Prophet (Allah […]
May 17, 2024 4 mins

What is the Difference Between Miracles and Magic?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question It is known that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) performed miracles, such as splitting the moon, having water spring from his hands, healing people, etc. However, magicians and non-Muslims, mainly Christians, are also able to perform some feats, such as healing people or reading people’s […]
May 9, 2024 4 mins

What Is the Authenticity of the Hadith Where the Prophet Holds Two Books Listing...

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question What is the grading of the following hadith? It is recorded in Tirmidhi that Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Amr Ibn al-‘Aş (Allah be pleased with him)  narrates that the beloved of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) came out carrying two books. He said about the book in […]
April 29, 2024 2 mins

Does One Become a Disbeliever by Saying to Another Muslim, I’m Not Like Yo...

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question Does One Become a Disbeliever by Saying to Another Muslim, I’m Not Like You; at Least I Am a Muslim? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate I pray you are in good faith and health. Thank you for your question and concern for the […]
April 28, 2024 2 mins

Is Buying an Item During a Christmas and Halloween Sale Permissible?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question If someone buys a halal item on a Christmas or Halloween sale, is the purchase halal? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate Purchasing items during religious or non-religious customary sales of any faith is deemed acceptable. The critical determinant is your intention, which should […]
April 21, 2024 4 mins

Can a Spouse Look at Each Other’s Face After Death?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question If one of the spouses dies, and one is looking at or touching their dead bodies or looking at a photo of when they were alive, is it impermissible? What is their marriage status, and will they reunite as husband and wife in Jannah? Answer In the Name of […]
April 20, 2024 3 mins

How Will a Husband Receive Punishment For Getting Away With Physical Abuse?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question What does Islam say when a husband violates his wife’s rights and resorts to physical abuse? If divorce is the result, what about justice for the physical pain caused to the wife by her husband? Is there any form of redress that allows women to inflict the same physical […]
April 20, 2024 3 mins

Is This Hadith, a Man Follows the Religion of His Friend, Literal, So If a Man H...

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question Is the hadith Sunan Abi Dawud 4833 literal when it means a man is the religion of his best friend? If your best friend is of another religion, does this take you out of the fold of Islam? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate […]
April 20, 2024 2 mins

Can We Buy Physical Gold Online and Delivered Later to You?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question Can you buy physical gold online, which is then shipped out a few days later? The gold is technically now yours, but it is just being delivered to you. Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate I pray you are in good faith and health. […]
April 19, 2024 2 mins

If One is Following the Hanafi School in Purification and Shafi’i for Everythi...

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question If One is Following the Hanafi School in Purification and Shafi’i for Everything Else, Would this Include Wudu and Ghusl? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate I pray you are in good faith and health. Thank you for your question. If you are taking […]
April 19, 2024 2 mins

Is it Permissible to Use a Study Resource That Has a Cartoon Depiction of Prophe...

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question Can I use study flashcards that contain a cartoon of the Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) in some subjects but not in others? Would it be sinful if others download the flashcards, including the ones with the picture, assuming they are popular? Answer In the Name of Allah, […]
April 19, 2024 2 mins

Will I Be Sinful and Responsible if My Sibling Got Married to Another Person of ...

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question What should I do about my elder sister, who married a non-Muslim against our family’s wishes and engages in concerning behavior? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate I pray you are in good faith and health. Thank you for your question. I am sorry […]
April 18, 2024 2 mins

Can We Donate Our Excess Embryos After IVF For Adoption to Other Families?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question Is it permissible in Islamic jurisprudence to give up embryos from IVF for adoption to Muslim families due to high-risk pregnancies? What is the recommended course of action according to Islamic guidance? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate I pray you are in good […]
April 18, 2024 3 mins

Can One Work in a Warehouse That Sells High Heels?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question You mentioned that working in a warehouse with high heels is allowed. However, I learned that high heels are considered haram due to health concerns above a certain height. Why is it permissible to handle and store something haram? Additionally, employees indirectly contribute to selling the shoes. Answer In […]
April 18, 2024 2 mins

Is Becoming a Plastic Surgeon Permissible?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question Is it permissible to become a plastic surgeon considering the necessity of performing cosmetic surgeries, which are elective and lack medical justification yet are often unavoidable in the profession due to societal demand? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate I pray you are in […]
April 18, 2024 1 min

Is it Permissible to Consume Malt Extract?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question I was eating some pretzels, and I noticed they contained malt extract, which is associated with alcohol production and may contain small amounts of alcohol. Is it permissible to consume in the Hanafi school? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate I pray you are […]
April 18, 2024 2 mins

Will the Use of Dummies in Crash Car Tests Be Considered as Statues?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question Will the Use of Dummies in Crash Car Tests Be Considered as Statues? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate I pray you are in good faith and health. Thank you for your question. These are just model dummies, not statues; their purpose is to […]
April 18, 2024 2 mins

Is It Permissible to Watch Mind Reading Shows?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question Is watching shows about mind reading permitted? Does mind reading in these shows come under the heading of ascribing attributes of Allah, i.e., knowing the unseen? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate I pray you are in good faith and health. Thank you for […]
April 18, 2024 3 mins

Does Remaining Separated in a Strained Relationship For a Long Period Constitute...

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question Despite separating eight years ago and initiating divorce proceedings, she maintains ties with her husband’s friend abroad under the same roof. Her parents are aware but haven’t intervened. Is their marriage still valid, given these circumstances? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate I pray […]
April 18, 2024 4 mins

What is the Ruling of Saying Wallahi in Habitually Regular Speech?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question I have a mental problem with which I always think that I say wallahi for some things because I learned that if you say wallahi, you have to do it, and where I am from, we are used to saying wallahi without meaning it. Hence, I became scared of […]
April 18, 2024 2 mins

Is it Necessary to Check How Each Clothing Item is Made Before Praying?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question I’ve recently read that many things, like markers, glue, handbags, plastic, clothes, etc., contain animal products. Is it necessary to check all their ingredients or wash them off-hand before praying? And is it necessary to check all my clothes to see if they contain animal products? How do I […]
April 18, 2024 2 mins

Is it Permissible to Play in a Recreational League? 

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question Is it permissible to play in a men’s recreational league where you pay an entry fee to play a tournament-style sport? Every competing team has to pay an entry fee, and the top three teams split prize earnings. Part of the entry fee is paid to the winners, and […]
April 18, 2024 4 mins

What is the Explanation of the Narration About Stoning of Monkeys?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question What is the explanation of the following hadith, where other monkeys stone a monkey:  Narrated `Amr bin Maimun, During the pre-Islamic period of ignorance, I saw a she-monkey surrounded by several monkeys. They were all stoning it because it had committed illegal sexual intercourse. I, too, stoned it along […]