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Shaykh Muhammad Carr

May 17, 2024 4 mins

Is It Acceptable to Use Synthetic Bangs to Cover My Forehead?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Carr Question Would be acceptable for me to use synthetic bangs to cover my abnormal huge forehead when I get married or when I am with my family? I have a prominent forehead, and my hairline is receding, causing my hair to thin noticeably. I’m unsure why this is happening. While […]
April 16, 2024 3 mins

Are There Harms in Using Natural Substances for Skincare?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Carr Question  I use honey, curd, yogurt, rice flour, and oats on my face. What is considered harm in using natural substances like these in skincare? For example, some face packs or other natural ingredients should be kept on the skin for 15 minutes. Keeping them on for over 15 minutes […]
March 31, 2024 3 mins

How Does Islamic Banking Differ from a Regular Home Loan?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Carr Question How does an Islamic banking loan differ from a conventional one? Despite choosing methods like Murabaha or Diminishing Musharaka, the repayment seems similar, leaving me apprehensive. Could you clarify how Islamic banking avoids interest despite repayment amounts exceeding the borrowed sum? Answer Thank you for your question. May Allah […]
March 30, 2024 3 mins

Can One Book Invoices at a Higher Price than What It is Sold?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Carr Question Is it permissible to book clothes at higher prices than their size at my laundry company job? If I comply, am I considered a betrayer or accountable for violating human rights? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate I pray you are in good faith […]
March 30, 2024 3 mins

Will I Be Sinful for Approving Riba-Based Loans?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Carr Question Will I be sinful if, as a Board Member of a state-owned company appointed by the Muslim Ruler, I approve riba-based loans despite being unable to reject the appointment due to potential termination from other positions, considering that riba is permitted and the norm in such companies? Answer In […]
March 29, 2024 3 mins

Does Three Talaqs Count as One?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Carr Question  My husband uttered the word “talaq” three times in a fit of anger 18 years ago. We recently consulted with two imams who clarified that this utterance should be considered a single instance of “talaq.” Upon delving deeper into the subject and seeking knowledge, it has become apparent that […]
March 26, 2024 2 mins

What Does Establishing the Shaa’ir of Prayer Mean?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Carr Question  In a recent response by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan on your website about the obligation to pray at the mosque, the term “establishing the Shaa’ir of prayer” was used. What does this phrase mean? Here is the answer: What is the Majority Opinion on Congregational Prayer? Answer In the Name […]
March 22, 2024 2 mins

What Are the Rules of a Conditional Divorce?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Carr Question In the Shafi’i school, if someone forgets their intention behind a conditional divorce and is generally forgetful with a tendency towards misgivings, does the divorce count if the wife accidentally fulfills the conditions? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. I pray you are in […]
March 20, 2024 2 mins

How Can I Purify My New Bed After the Builder Who Assembled It May Have Transfer...

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Carr Question How can I purify my newly assembled bed, made of unpolished wood, after potential contact with impurity from the builder touching the toilet door handle and light switch? I suffer from severe OCD and struggle with cleanliness due to low iman. Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most […]
March 18, 2024 2 mins

Can I Substitute the Funeral Prayer in English?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Carr Question Can I Substitute the Funeral Prayer in English? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. Thank you for your question. May Allah reward you for educating yourself. Your funeral prayer becomes invalid if you supplicate in English. All prayer conditions, including the articulation requirement in […]
February 21, 2024 3 mins

Should One Stand or Remain Seated throughout the Prayer If One Cannot Prostrate ...

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Carr Question Should one stand or remain seated throughout the prayer if one cannot prostrate but can stand? I always thought that one must do whatever one can in prayer and only use the dispensation like sitting, etc., for what you cannot do. However, the imam at our local mosque says […]
February 17, 2024 3 mins

Can I Steal From a Gift That Was Promised to Me?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Carr Question  My mother plans to give me all her gold before she passes away, as I am her only daughter. She has already given me some. If I take a portion without her knowledge to sell for essential expenses, is it considered stealing and impermissible (haram)? If so, what steps […]
February 17, 2024 3 mins

What is Islam’s Recommended Apparel for Men?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Carr Question  Is wearing a thawb (traditional long shirt) and head cover considered Sunna? Is it permissible for men to wear short-sleeved shirts in public, or does it contradict Sunna? Is wearing suits, jackets, and jeans considered an imitation of non-Muslims, and can individuals give da‘wa while dressed in “Western” clothing, […]
February 11, 2024 2 mins

Is it Permissible for a Woman to Uncover in front of Her Husband’s Stepfather?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Carr Question Is my husband’s stepfather my mahram, or would I need to observe hijab in front of him? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. Thank you for your question. Your husband’s stepfather is not your mahram (unmarriageable kin), and therefore, you need to observe hijab […]
February 11, 2024 2 mins

Can I Perform Wudu with Water Containing Droplets of Used Water?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Carr Question Can I use water that received droplets from my face during ritual ablution (wudu) or from my body during a purificatory bath for the remaining ritual washing? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. Thank you for your question. If construing the used water as […]
February 9, 2024 3 mins

Does the Shafi’i school use Sadd al-Dharia’ as a source of law? 

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Carr Question  What is the elucidation of sadd al-dhari’a and fath al-dhari’a? Can you give some examples according to Shafi’i school? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. The Shafi‘i school does not use blocking the means (sadd al-dhari’a) as a source of law. The Point of […]
February 9, 2024 2 mins

Does the Entire Salah Have To Be Within Its Designated Time?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Carr Question Does the validity of Salah remain intact if you commence praying within its designated time, but during the prayer, the onset of the next Salah time occurs? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. May Allah make Salah the coolness of our eyes. Amin. The […]
February 9, 2024 2 mins

Do I Have To Make a Qadha of Fasts During Which I Swallowed Phlegm?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Carr Question  I used to think that swallowing phlegm or mucus that enters the back of the mouth does not break the fast. Consequently, I have come to understand that the Shafi‘i position is that it does break the fast. Do I need to make qadha for the fasts during which […]
February 8, 2024 3 mins

Is Prop Firm Demo Trading (Forex) Permissible?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Carr Question  I understand why Forex trading is not shari’a compliant. None of those undesirables apply to prop firm demo trading, as you are not trading with real money on the markets. You are not involved in borrowing money, interest, gharar (uncertainty), or gambling. You are being paid based on your […]
February 4, 2024 3 mins

Should Multiple Oaths Linked to Single Action Require Separate Expiations?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Carr Question I would like to know whether a person, desiring to cease committing a specific sin, makes the following declarations: “If I commit this sin, I swear by Allah, I cannot eat for the whole day.” Subsequently, they declare, “If I commit this sin, I swear by Allah, next time […]
January 20, 2024 2 mins

Must I Make Up Missed Witr Prayers?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Carr Question What is the status of the Witr prayer according to Shafi‘i fiqh, is making it up obligatory, and if so, how do I make it up? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate May Allah guide our hearts, tongues, and deeds to that which perpetually […]
December 9, 2022 3 mins

Seminar: How to Be A Better Spouse

In Islam, the Quran establishes marriage as a highly recommended act of worship, conveyed as a priority. In this seminar, Shaykh Irshaad Sedick and Shaykh Muhammad Carr explore the common causes of conflict and the tools needed to transform the union of marriage into a place of contentment and tranquillity. This seminar also discusses living […]
March 31, 2022 3 mins

The Strong Believer: Grounding before Ramadan (Cape Town, South Africa)

On Saturday, 12 March 2022, SeekersGuidance hosted a spiritual walk and outdoor picnic at the Rondebosch Common in Cape Town, South Africa. Rondebosch Common is an open common of about 40 hectares (100 acres). A common is defined as “a piece of open land for public use, especially in a village or town.” It is […]
March 16, 2022 2 mins

Can I Gift the Reward of My Recitation or Hajj to the Prophet ﷺ?

Answered by Shaykh Muḥammad Carr Question I have recently started reading Surah Ya Sin every day for the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace). I sometimes get a feeling that I might be doing something wrong. Can you please let me know if can we read Quran for him? Can we perform […]