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Shaykh Fayez Awad

June 13, 2024 4 mins

What Is the Ruling of the Witr Prayer and Its Characteristics?

Answered by Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Fayez Awad Question What is the purpose of fasting? Answer All praise be to Allah, and prayers and peace be upon Our Master Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace), the Messenger of God, his Family, his Companions, and those who followed him. The Witr prayer is an emphasized […]
June 12, 2024 9 mins

What Is the Purpose of Fasting?

Answered by Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Fayez Awad Question What is the purpose of fasting? Answer All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds. Blessings and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah, his Family, and his Companions. Allah (Most High) did not prescribe fasting in the month of Ramadan for us to merely […]
June 12, 2024 6 mins

How Is Knowledge Taken Away in the Last Era, Even as We See Its Abundance with t...

Answered by Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Fayez Awad Question How is knowledge taken away in the last era, even as we see its abundance with the establishment of universities and the spread of information through the internet? Answer Praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon our Messenger of Allah. Abdullah ibn Amr ibn […]
June 11, 2024 7 mins

What Should I Do If I Find Difficulty and Dryness in Studying the Subject of Fiq...

Answered by Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Fayez Awad Question What should I do if I find difficulty and dryness in studying the subject of Fiqh? Answer Praise be to Allah. Blessings and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, and his companions. Seeking Knowledge is Worship Whoever chooses to study the Islamic Sciences must […]
June 10, 2024 8 mins

What Is the Ruling on Deferred Dowry, and What Are the Regulations Related to Do...

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Fayez Awad Question What is the ruling on deferred dowry, and what are the regulations related to dowry? Answer Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, and the best of prayers and most complete peace be upon our master Muhammad, his family, and all his companions. The dowry is a […]
June 9, 2024 5 mins

What Are the Excuses for Breaking One’s Fast?

Answered By Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Fayez Awad Question What are the excuses that allow a fasting person to break their fast? Answer Praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds, and peace and blessings be upon His noble messenger, his family, and all his companions. Indeed, lifting hardship and not inflicting harm or difficulty on […]
June 9, 2024 4 mins

What Is the Penalty for Intentionally Breaking Ramadan Fast?

Answered By Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Fayez Awad Question What is the penalty for someone who breaks their fast during the daytime in Ramadan without a valid excuse? Answer All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds, and prayers and peace be upon the most noble of the prophets and messengers, his Family, his […]
June 9, 2024 16 mins

What Daily Adhkar (Invocations) Should Be Recited?

Answered By Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Fayez Awad Question What are some of the adhkar (invocation) that should be recited daily? Answer All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds, and prayers and peace be upon the most noble of the prophets and messengers, his Family, his Companions, and the followers. The adhkar that […]
June 2, 2024 4 mins

Is Saying Someone “May Allah Accept It” after the Prayer a Bid’a?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Fayez Awad Question Is saying “Taqabbal Allahu” (May Allah accept it) after the prayer an innovation? Answer Praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his Family, and all his Companions. The act of praying for acceptance and shaking hands after […]
June 2, 2024 5 mins

What Are the Wisdom and Benefits of Using the Miswak (Tooth-Stick)?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Fayez Awad Question What are the wisdom and benefits of using the miswak (tooth-stick)? Answer Sacred Law’s Holistic Care for Well-being The Sacred Law cares for the human body just as it cares for the heart and is concerned with the well-being of the body, just as it is with the […]
June 2, 2024 3 mins

Is It Permissible to Enter the Bathroom with Items Bearing Allah’s Name?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Fayez Awad Question Is it permissible to enter the bathroom while carrying something with the name of Allah written on it? Answer Praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds, and peace and blessings be upon His noble messenger, his family, and all his companions. The majority of scholars express disfavor […]
May 30, 2024 4 mins

Is Giving Charity Permissible If My Wife Disapproves?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Fayez Awad Question Is it permissible for me to give a lot of charity if my wife gets angry about it? Answer Praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds, and peace and blessings be upon His noble messenger, his family, and all his companions. It is the right of a […]
May 25, 2024 10 mins

What Is the Importance of Being Kind to Neighbors, and How Can It Be Practiced i...

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Fayez Awad Question What is the importance of being kind to neighbors and how can it be practiced in modern societies? Answer Islam has paid significant attention to organizing the relationships among members of the Muslim community, commanding everything that strengthens these bonds and prohibiting anything that corrupts or weakens them. […]
May 25, 2024 3 mins

Is It Permissible to Sleep after the ’Asr (Afternoon) Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Bassem Itani Question Is it permissible to sleep after the ‘Asr (afternoon) prayer? Answer All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds, and blessings and peace be upon our master Muhammad, his family, and all his companions. It is not recommended to sleep after the ‘Asr prayer. However, if you […]
May 25, 2024 13 mins

Is It Permissible for Us to Wish for Death When Trials and Tribulations Become S...

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Fayez Awad Question Is it permissible for us to wish for death when trials and tribulations become severe? Answer Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. All praise to Allah for the blessings of faith and Islam. And praise be to Him for making us among the nation of Muhammad […]
May 24, 2024 6 mins

What Is the Ruling on Using Cosmetics Containing Raw Materials with Animal Deriv...

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Fayez Awad Question What Is the Ruling on Using Cosmetics Containing Raw Materials with Animal Derivatives? And Is There a Difference of Opinion on Their Purity? Answer Praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon our Master, the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and grant him peace). Things […]
May 24, 2024 4 mins

Should We Give Charity If We Do Not Trust the Recipient?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Fayez Awad Question Should we give charity if we do not trust the recipient? Answer Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, and prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah and upon his family and companions. Allah has obligated Zakat and made it the third pillar of Islam. […]
May 9, 2024 9 mins

Why Does a Female Inherit Less than a Male?

Answered By Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Fayez Awad Question Why does a female inherit less than a male in Islamic inheritance? Answer Praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds, and peace and blessings be upon His noble messenger, his family, and all his companions. Inheritance Islam has established a precise and just system for the […]
April 26, 2024 4 mins

Is Dowry Due Before Marriage Contract?

Answered By Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Fayez Awad Question Is a man obliged to pay a dowry to a woman if he cancels their engagement before they sign a marriage contract? Answer Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, and all his companions. […]
February 10, 2024 3 mins

Is It Permissible for a Woman to Lead a Group of Women in Prayer? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Sheikh Dr. Muhammad Fayez Awad Question Is it permissible for a woman to lead a group of women in prayer? (Shafi’i) Answer Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, and prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah, and upon his family and all his companions. The Virtue and Importance of […]
January 21, 2024 9 mins

What Are the Foundations for Building Islamic Character for Children?

Answered by Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Fayez Awad Question What are the foundations for building Islamic character for children? Answer Praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, his companions, and those who follow him. The first area among the areas that we should work on in order […]
January 21, 2024 5 mins

What Is the Ruling on Raising Children in Islam?

Answered by Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Fayez Awad Question What is the ruling on raising children in Islam? Answer Praise be to Allah, and blessings and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, his companions, and those who align with him. Tarbiya “Tarbiya” encapsulates a holistic approach to nurturing individuals, focusing on their intellectual […]
January 19, 2024 6 mins

Can I Teach Religious Rulings to My Family Without Being a Scholar?

Answered By Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Fayez Awad Question Is it permissible for me to teach my family what I learn about religious rulings even though I am not a scholar? Answer Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, and all his companions. […]
January 17, 2024 2 mins

Can I Disinherit One of My Children?

Answered by Shaykh Dr. Fayez Awad Question Can I disinherit one of my children if they are disobedient to me? Answer Praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, and his companions. Disrespecting Parents There is no doubt that disrespecting parents is a major sin. In a […]