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Shaykh Irshaad Sedick

April 19, 2024 4 mins

Is Taxidermy Permissible?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question Is it permissible in Islam to preserve insects and animals through taxidermy for educational purposes in a visitor center? If so, are there specific guidelines for this practice? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. May Allah alleviate our difficulties and guide us to what pleases […]
April 19, 2024 3 mins

Can I Rely on An Answer from SeekersGuidance?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question Shaykh Abdurraghman Khan, in this article (https://seekersguidance.org/answers/halal-and-haram/is-it-permissible-to-watch-stranger-womans-awra-in-movies-etc/), said that some scholars held the opinion that it is permissible to see the opposite sex in TV programs without desires. Can you give me some examples of the scholars who held this opinion? Is it Mu’tabar? Can I use this opinion to keep […]
April 19, 2024 3 mins

Can a Muslim in the West Join the Army?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question I have a question about joining the army. A friend of mine recently told me about his aspirations to join the military, and I discouraged him from doing so; I would like to get a scholarly opinion on this. Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. […]
April 19, 2024 4 mins

Can a Child Lead the Obligatory Prayers?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question In my masjid, there is a 3rd jumu‘a specifically for youth. Today, the imam’s child, who is 12 years old, led the prayer. Is it permissible to pray behind him? If not, would I have to repeat my prayer? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. […]
April 19, 2024 2 mins

Does the Apostate Have to Make Up Prayers?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question As a convert, I affirmed Islam, briefly returned to Christianity, then returned to Islam in 2020. According to Hanafi Fatawa, missed prayers during disbelief may not need to be made up, but the Shafi’i perspective suggests apostates returning to Islam might still be accountable for them. Do I have a […]
April 18, 2024 1 min

Are Crocodile Eggs Pure? Can We Eat Them?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question  Are crocodile eggs pure? Can we eat them? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. May Allah alleviate our difficulties and guide us to what pleases Him. Amin. The eggs of all creatures are considered pure and permissible to consume. [Nawawi, Minhaj al-Talibin] Washing Eggs […]
April 18, 2024 3 mins

Can I Carry the Quran in My Pocket?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question May I carry a translation-only Quran in my trouser pocket? Does the same rule apply to an Arabic Quran? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. May Allah alleviate our difficulties and guide us to what pleases Him. Amin. Carrying a translation-only Quran in your […]
April 17, 2024 3 mins

What Should I Do When Realising I Missed a Full Unit of Prayer and the Prayer En...

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question  There was a time when I unintentionally prayed two units of prayer instead of four, and I wasn’t sure whether I should simply pray an additional two units or start from the beginning. Just to be safe, I performed the prayer of four units again. Answer In the Name […]
April 17, 2024 4 mins

Can A Father Demand His Daughter to Date a Suitor Before Marriage?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question  A friend has proposed to a girl he is interested in by talking to her father. However, her father refuses to marry her off ‘Islamically’. He is demanding that she dates ‘the Western way’ (including every element of Haram) for a few years before he can approve. Is a […]
April 16, 2024 7 mins

Did The Prophet Expel Christians and Jews Because of Their Religion?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question I came across an argument from a zionist stating that Muslims are unable to oppose Israel’s actions, specifically the unjust expulsion of Palestinian people from their homes, because, according to the Zionist’s belief, God promised the land to them. The argument draws a parallel between this claim and the […]
April 16, 2024 3 mins

Can I Sell Medicine For Pigs?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question  I work in a company on a team that sells cattle medicine. Now, I am being promoted to a higher position where I will manage our medicine business for cattle and pigs. If I accept that role, will my earnings be lawful? Answer In the Name of Allah, the […]
April 16, 2024 5 mins

Which Animal Rights Should I Observe Before Selling Livestock?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question  I have received a business proposal requiring me to procure animals for a foreign country. The buffaloes are intended to be sold to the person who holds the meat contract with the foreign company, which will likely involve using a slaughterhouse. I am concerned about the potential mishandling of […]
April 13, 2024 3 mins

How Should I Compensate for Interest I Paid?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question I recently paid my credit card debt in full, alhamdulillah. I am supposed to determine the total amount I paid in interest over the years and pay this amount to charity as an expense. Please clarify if this is correct and elaborate on how one may erase this wrongdoing […]
April 13, 2024 2 mins

Can I Use Brown Noise to Study?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question Is using Brown Noise (which masks other distractions and sounds similar to a waterfall) permissible to use while studying? I find it to be effective, but I am unsure. Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. May Allah alleviate our difficulties and guide us to […]
April 7, 2024 4 mins

Should All Disbelievers be Fought?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question I have heard from non-Muslim critics of Islam and several Muslim authors that the Shafi’i School permits the fighting of non-Muslims on the grounds of disbelief and that they are to be fought. Is this true, and how is this actualized? And, does the Shafi‘i School believe in the sanctity […]
April 6, 2024 5 mins

Can A Menstruating Woman Read and Touch the Quran?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question I understand that the preponderant opinion of our School disallows recitation (qira’atan) and touching of mushaf during hayd. However, are there differing opinions within the Shafi‘i School regarding this issue? And what rulings and observances would be necessary if one adopted this alternate view? Answer In the Name of Allah, […]
April 6, 2024 3 mins

Is a Fresh Dry Ablution Required for Each Obligatory Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question If someone performs tayammum (Dry Ablution) after the Zuhr prayer time begins and prays Zuhr, do they need to perform a new tayammum for the Asr prayer? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. May Allah alleviate our difficulties and guide us to what pleases Him. […]
April 6, 2024 2 mins

How Should I Clean Filth?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question I was cleaning my clothes, which had become impure, while standing up to let the water drain. After cleaning the clothes, I realized that my lower pants were wet. I’m unsure if my lower pants became impure since I stood up straight while cleaning them. Answer In the Name of Allah, […]
April 6, 2024 3 mins

Can I Use Interest to Pay the Penalty for My Broken Oath?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question Twelve months ago, I was scammed by a trading business. I had proof from their terms and services that I could request a full refund within 45 days of purchasing the product. I didn’t get a refund from them, and my bank was horrible at handling the situation. Now, nine […]
April 4, 2024 2 mins

Why Can Men Wear Platinum but Not Gold?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question  Why can men wear platinum, which is more expensive than gold, but are prohibited from wearing gold? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. May Allah alleviate our difficulties and guide us to what pleases Him. Amin. Wearing gold (metal) is prohibited for men because […]
April 4, 2024 2 mins

What Do I Do If I’m Not Sure How Many of My Past Prayers Were Invalid Due to M...

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question  I’ve been studying a Fard Ayn course and realized I’ve made errors in my prayer, such as significant movements that may have invalidated it. However, I’m unsure of how often this happened, making it hard to determine the number of makeup prayers (Qada Salah) needed. What should I do? […]
March 31, 2024 3 mins

Is My Income Unlawful if Some of My Employer’s Wealth is Earned Unlawfully? 

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question  I am currently working for a non-Muslim family member from time to time. But now that he has received rent from an alcohol company that is renting a place on his farm. My job consists of permissible stuff like watering plants and other similar tasks. Are my earnings lawful […]
March 30, 2024 4 mins

Should I Make Up for Breaking Sunna Acts of Worship in the Shafi‘i School?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question  For the Shafi’i School: Is there qada for intentionally breaking a Sunna fast? What about breaking I’tikaf in Ramadan without a valid reason? Also, should I start over if I vowed to perform I’tikaf for three days but missed one unintentionally? Should this I’tikaf be accompanied by fasting? Answer […]
March 30, 2024 3 mins

Does Suicide Due to Depression Guarantee Hellfire?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question  If one falls into a deep depression and, as a result, stops eating and drinking, and the lack of water and food leads to a sickness in the body that causes the person to die, will this person go to hell for suicide? Answer In the name of Allah, […]