Can I Say the Basmala and Just Eat Any Meat I Come Across?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam’aleykum, When one stays in a country that does not provide halal meat, or it is not readily available in the market, is it permissible for the person to eat the available meat after pronouncing the Basmala on it? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray […]

What Happens If You Leave the Basmala before the Fatiha in Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam alaikum, What is the status of the basmala before the Fatiha in prayer? Does leaving it affect the prayer? Answer: walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. It is sunna to recite ​the basmala (bismi’l Llahi’r Rahmani’r Rahim, ‘In […]

Is the Basmala Part of the Qur’an?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question:  In the Qaloon riwaya of the Qur’an (Maliki riwaya exclusively used in Libya) I noticed the basmala was not an ayat in the Fatiha. I inquired and found that the Malikis don’t consider it part of the Quran at all, whilst the Hanafis (and I think Shafi’s) consider the […]