What Is Meant by Detachment from the Dunya?
Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question Scholars and students of knowledge alike criticize the attachment to the duniya to the point one might consider that they must become a hermit to live up to these expectations. They say worrying about the duniya is bad, trying to live a good life is bad, and spending leisure […]
How Do I Pray as a Latecomer in the Second or Final Cycle of the Prayer?
Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I have been struggling with this since I pray at the mosque. Moreover, I am Shafi’i, while almost all other people are praying the Hanafi way or Salafi way. I don’t know whom to ask. How do I perform tashahhud, for example, if I miss the first rak`a of […]
Do I Need to Pay Zakat as a Single Mother?
Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I am a single parent and live in my parent’s house. I get income from the rent, which I survive on. I have a fixed deposit account and a savings account. I use inheritance money to pay my kids’ fees and extra expenses. I have gold, but I don’t […]
Can a Childless Older Woman Marry a Non-Muslim Man?
Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question If a woman is past her childbearing years and has never been married, what is the permissibility of marrying a non-Muslim man? I have tried to marry a Muslim man for fifteen years and have been mistreated or unappealing to them. Now I’ve finally met someone who would like […]