Channeling Anger for the Doing of Good – Nurulain Wolhuter

Anger is one of the more serious diseases of the heart. The Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, emphasised its severity in numerous ahadith. For example, Abu Huraira, Allah be pleased with him, narrates that a man said to the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace: “Advise me”. He said: “Do […]

Is Pronouncing ‘Talaq’ in Anger Valid?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My husband and I have had some very bad fights, in which we both argue and insult each other. My husband has pronounced ‘talaq’ to me many times over the years, and once even said it three times in a row, but we were both ignorant […]

Is Our Divorce Reversible? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, One month into our marriage during an argument, my husband said “I divorce you” in anger and without intent. He even forgot he said it almost right after. He did not verbally take me back but we lived together for a few months. Five months later, in […]

Is Defending a Slandered Person a Valid Reason for Getting Angry?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, Is defending a person who is being verbally attacked a valid reason for getting angry (i.e. raising one’s voice) if the person who is committing the wrong will not listen to one who defends in a calm way? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray […]

When Confronted With Brutal Injustice, by Shaykh Salim Mauladdawila

Remaining faithful and strategic when confronted with brutal injustice is perhaps one of the most challenging tests of this life. However, it is the right thing to do and it pays off, explains Shaykh Salim Mauladdawila. The tale of the first murder committed in human history and the ripples of sin that would emanate therefrom is […]

My Colleagues Don’t Respect Me When I Am Praying. What Can I Do?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum My colleagues don’t respect me when I am praying. They enter in the room where I pray and make a lot of noise. When I talked to them about that they got angry at me. I w afraid that I would have to fight them. What should […]

What Should I Do After Raising My Voice Against My Parents?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaikum If one raises their voice in the heat of the moment against their parents or other elders, are they required to seek forgiveness directly from the individual? What if one was making a valid point but by seeking forgiveness, their point is diminished or even dismissed? Answer:Wa […]

Mercy Over Machismo: The Prophetic Way, by Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

Mercy Over Machismo: The Prophetic Way, by Ustadh Amjad Tarsin Capturing the Spirit of Ramadan Mercy, Forgiveness, and Salvation Every night our Ramadan scholars will explore one of the three key spiritual goals of Ramadan. Each talk will conclude with a dynamic conversation as we explore mercy, forgiveness and salvation deeply and see how we […]

How Can I Forgive Someone Who Has Hurt Me for a Long Period of Time?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: How can a person mend their heart after being hurt by people? I have been told to let it go and to make supplications for the person that has hurt you. I don’t understand why. Am I allowed to ask Allah that the person who has hurt me […]

What Can We Do When Our Efforts to Amend Relationships Fail Invariably?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: What do we do when we give gifts to amend relationships but they are rejected? My sister of my husband refuses to forgive him for something that happened over 5 years ago. He has given her gifts, tried to make amends and even asked to talk to which […]