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Shaykh Yusuf Weltch

May 7, 2024 3 mins

What is the Ruling of Blood Coming Out While Making Wudu?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question I hope you’re doing well. I am a teenage revert to Islam and am currently struggling with waswas. I had a couple of questions regarding wudu. Often, I have pimples that will bleed. The blood does not flow past the point of exit and is very small. Would I […]
April 29, 2024 2 mins

Is It a Condition for a Woman to Be Obliged to Perform Hajj That Her Husband Acc...

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question Is it obligatory for a woman to perform Hajj if she has enough savings for herself and her husband, but he cannot afford it? Does she have to pay for him, or is it only obligatory if he can afford it? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most […]
April 22, 2024 7 mins

What Is the Punishment for Adultery and Murder?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question I heard that the punishment for adultery is 100 lashes, and for murder, it’s a beheading. Wouldn’t this entail that the punishment for murder is less severe than that of adultery? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate Short Answer The punishment for fornication (i.e., […]
April 21, 2024 2 mins

Is It Permissible to Switch between Sura’s in Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question The following scenario occurred. I recited Surat al-Nasr in the first raka’ and intended to recite Surat al-Masad in the second. However, when the second raka’ came and I finished Surat al-fatiha, I accidentally started reciting Surat al-Ikhlas by saying “Qul”. I then stopped and realized it would be […]
April 21, 2024 2 mins

Is It Permissible to Prostrate in Prayer If Emotionally Moved by the Quran?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question Sometimes I feel like doing sajdah when reciting Quran, even though it’s not one of the ayas of sajdah tilawah. Is it allowed to do sajdah when an aya moves you? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate It is permissible to prostrate due to […]
April 21, 2024 3 mins

Can I Recite Prayer in English?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question  If a new Muslim said their salah in English because they found it too hard to learn it in Arabic, was Allah accepting their salah? Do all four Madhhab agree? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate According to the Hanafi school, prayer is valid […]
April 19, 2024 3 mins

What Is the Best Approach to Applying Scrupulousness in What One Eats When One I...

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question In situations like being a guest at someone’s home for dinner, where questioning about the meat’s permissibility might cause difficulty or strain the relationship, what is the best approach to take according to Islamic guidance? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate When invited to […]
April 18, 2024 3 mins

What’s the Basis or Proof from the Sunna for Removing Shoes in the Cemetery?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question I have been told before that we should remove our shoes when in the cemetery for burial or visiting, what is the basis of this or its proof from the Sunna? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate Removing one’s shoes before entering the cemetery […]
April 18, 2024 2 mins

Is It Backbiting to Point Out a Sin That a Group of Youth Are Doing Publicly, an...

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question Initially, I discussed youths smoking at my parent’s workplace, assuming it wasn’t backbiting. But when my parent mentioned a specific person, I realized it might be. Was it? I mistakenly linked psychology to Sigmund Freud, then corrected myself by acknowledging his ideas. Was this appropriate? Answer In the Name […]
April 18, 2024 1 min

Are We Required to Send Prayers upon the Prophet When Reciting His Name in the Q...

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question Should I say “Allah bless him and give him peace” after mentioning the Prophet’s name (Allah bless him and give him peace) when reading the Quran? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate When reciting the Prophet’s name in the Quran, one is not required […]
April 7, 2024 1 min

Is It Permissible for Me to Recite the Quran with My Chest Exposed during Breast...

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question Is it permissible to recite the Qur’an while breastfeeding with my breast uncovered at home to monitor my baby’s latch? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate Yes, it is permissible. Although it would be ideal to be fully covered while reciting the Quran, one […]
April 7, 2024 2 mins

Is It Disbelief (Kufr) to Disrespect the Prophet (May Allah Bless Him and Give H...

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question Is raising one’s voice above the Prophet (May Allah Bless Him and Give Him Peace) considered disrespectful to the point of kufr? Is this consensus or opinion? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate To knowingly say or do anything intending to disrespect any Prophet, […]
April 7, 2024 3 mins

How Can I Be Forgiven, If I Cannot Fulfill the Requirement of Repentance: Remors...

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question How can I be forgiven if I cannot fulfill the requirement of repentance: remorse? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate One’s heart can become numb to sin due to the following factors: Ignorance of what sins do to one’s relationship with Allah Most High […]
April 5, 2024 1 min

Is It Sinful or Disbelief to Check a Qibla App That Contains a Picture of the K�...

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question Is it sinful or disbelief to check a qibla app that contains a picture of the K’aba while in the toilet area uncovered? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate It is considered dislike to have anything that is respected with one in the toilet […]
April 4, 2024 1 min

Is There Any Benefit in Watching Lectures That Are Not Offered by SeekersGuidanc...

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question Is there any benefit in watching lectures that SeekersGuidance does not offer? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate Although SeekersGuidance has made a plethora of beneficial content available for Muslims around the world, there are other initiatives, organizations, and other scholars who have content […]
April 4, 2024 3 mins

Am I Correct to Think That One Should Prioritize Teaching Children to Establish ...

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question Am I correct to think that one should prioritize teaching children to establish the five daily prayers on time instead of only encouraging them to memorize the Quran? Answer Teaching children to establish the five daily prayers on time is an obligation upon the parents. The Messenger of Allah […]
April 4, 2024 1 min

Does Accidentally Causing Myself to Ejaculate Considered Masturbation?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question I experienced arousal and a bit of madhi came out. Later, before washing myself for Fajr prayer, I felt some remaining. I pressed around my private area and ejaculated, thinking it might have leaked during prayer. Could this be considered masturbation? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most […]
March 31, 2024 1 min

Is It Considered a Sinful Supplication to Call Someone Saying ‘Ya’ or ‘O�...

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question Is It Considered a Sinful Supplication to Call Someone Saying ‘Ya’ or ‘O’ as in ‘O Kevin, Help Me Carry This Box’? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate The word ‘ya’ and other such words are called prepositions of calling (huruf al-nida). They are […]
March 30, 2024 1 min

What Type of Sunna Is Wrestling?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question Is wrestling considered a Sunna ibad (act of worship) or simply a Sunna practice like riding a beast? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate Regardless of the type of Sunna, if one intends to follow the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and […]
March 30, 2024 1 min

How Do We Present Salam in Front of the Grave of the Prophet ﷺ from Someone El...

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question How Do We Present Salam in Front of the Grave of the Prophet ﷺ from Someone Else? What Do We Say in Arabic? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate If you can speak in Arabic, you would say: أُقْرِأُ عليكم السلام عن فلان بن […]
March 28, 2024 2 mins

Does the Prayer (Salah) Avert Calamaties?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question Does the prayer (salah) avert calamaties? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate All obedience to Allah Most High is a protection from harm. The obligatory acts, such as prayer, fasting, and zakat, are especially profound means of protection. Allah Most High says, “Seek assistance […]
March 27, 2024 1 min

How Do I Remove Impurities from a Carpet?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question How do I remove impurities from a carpet? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate Impurities are removed from a carpet by pouring water on the area and drying it up three times. [Tahtawi/Shurunbulali, Hashiyat Maraqi al-Falah] Identifying the Place of Impurity If one is […]
March 26, 2024 2 mins

What Kind of Financial Responsibility Does One Have for One’s Sister?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question I have read that a brother is not obliged to spend money on his sister (even if she is poor and he is financially independent). Is this true?  Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate A brother is obligated financially support his sister with the […]
March 23, 2024 1 min

Is My Prayer Valid If I Switched Suras Midway through Reciting?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question While I was praying Witr qada, in the second rak‘a after Fatiha, I recited a little bit of Surat al-Nas, then stopped because I realized I should read Surat al-Falaq instead, and then started reciting the whole of Surat al-Falaq. Is my Salah valid if I start a Sura, […]