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Shaykh Yusuf Weltch

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, […]
March 20, 2024 1 min

Is It Permissible for Me to Eat and Wear Clothing Provided to Me by My Parents I...

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question As a 15-year-old, if my mother’s income is from a haram source like insurance, but my father’s earnings are halal from his clinic, should I refrain from eating the food they provide me? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate Yes, it is permissible for […]
March 18, 2024 1 min

Is It Permissible for Me to Bring My 5 Year Old Son to Visit My Father’s Grave...

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question Is it permissible for me to bring my 5-year-old son to visit my father’s grave? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate On condition that your son can uphold the basic etiquette of the cemetery and will not wail and scream in grief over the […]
February 26, 2024 2 mins

What To Do If Present when People Speak Ill of the Prophet?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question Am I accountable for the sin of speaking ill of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace), if I don’t speak against those who speak ill of him? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate As long as you dislike what people […]
February 25, 2024 2 mins

What Does “Whoever Turns Away from My Sunna Is Not from Me” Mean?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question What does “Whoever abandons my sunna, he is not from me” mean? Does it mean you are sinful, or in what context, or does it just mean you use the sunna as a guide, etc? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. There are various […]
February 20, 2024 2 mins

Travelling to Learn Islam

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question How does one travel to learn Islam while leaving behind family? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. Traveling to learn has great merit in addition to the merit of seeking knowledge itself. One should be very circumspective and wise in their decision to travel […]
February 20, 2024 1 min

Supplications for Mid-day Nap

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question Should we recite the same supplications for sleeping even when we take a midday nap (qaylula)? Before we sleep and wake up, we should say certain adhkar and dua, but should we say them before and after qailula, too, or only at night? Answer In the Name of Allah, […]
February 6, 2024 1 min

Is My Ablution Valid, If I Left Out Interlacing My Toes in Ablution?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question Is my ablution valid, if I left out interlacing my toes in ablution?  Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate Interlacing the toes (Takhlil) is an emphasized sunna of the ablution (wudu). One’s wudu is valid in water washed each part of the feet at […]
February 6, 2024 1 min

Is It Disbelief for a Muslim to Say, “Islam Is Bad.”?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question Is it disbelief for a Muslim to say, “Islam is bad.” or to say, “Acting upon the Quran and Sunna is bad for you.”? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate If someone genuinely believes that Islam is bad or acting upon the Quran and […]
February 4, 2024 2 mins

How Can I Repent for Harming or Stealing from Others When I Can’t Reach Them?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question How do I repent from harming others or stealing from others if I am unable to reach them for various reasons? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Whoever has wronged their fellow […]
January 24, 2024 3 mins

How Do I Begin Islamic Studies in Fiqh?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question How do I begin Islamic studies on fiqh and Prophetic narrations from al-Bukhari and Muslim? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate Seeking Sacred knowledge is amongst the loftiest pursuits in one’s journey to draw nearer to Allah Most High. However, it must be done […]