If I Buy a Prohibited Item, Is the Change Received Haram?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum If someone has money that is not haram and buys something haram with it, for example alcohol, does the change he recieved from purchasing the alcohol become haram money? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. Thank you for your question. If you bought a prohibited item with halal money, then […]

Four Obstacles to Obedience to Allah

We’ve all been through the moment where we’re ready to make change and get right with God, but when we try, we just can’t seem to follow through. Either our plans aren’t sustainable, or our old ways are just too tempting. In this series of lectures, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin, chaplain at the University of Toronto, […]

A Thief Who Changed and Became a Saint

The moment you think you are better than others because of your deen, know for certain that you are not. How did a thief  change himself such that he became a saint? Shaykh Walead Mosaad speaks of the change in Bayazid Bostami’s life that happened in just one moment. He uses this example and others to explain why […]

Feeling unmosqued, demosqued and no-thank-you-mosqued?

Are you a Muslim woman who feels unmosqued, demosqued and no-thank-you-mosqued? You’re not alone but you must be part of the change. Ustadha Anse Tamara Gray has some excellent advice on how to move forward, with healing and positivity, in this video for Muslimah Media.

Electing for Real Change: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani on the recent Canadian election

At the Syeda Khadija Centre, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani considers the recent Canadian election of 2015. Many Muslim candidates have been elected and the new leader – shalwar-kameez wearing, masjid-visiting Justin Trudeau, aged 43, has evoked much excitement and commentary amongst Muslim communities. However, Shaykh Faraz asks, are we a people who reflect?

Can a Woman Take Her Husband’s Non Islamic Surname?

Answered by SeekersGuidance Answers Service Question: Assalamu alaikum, 1) Is there any ruling on changing or not changing one’s surname to one’s husband’s after marriage? 2) My husband is a revert and has a Scottish surname and my dad says that it’s wrong to change my Islamic surname which to a non Islamic name. Is […]

Is it Necessary to Change One’s Name after Becoming Muslim?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam and Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam Alaikum, An aquaintance of mine has recenlty accepted Islam. He was a Hindu before he came to Islam and wants to know if it is neccessary for him to change his name. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you […]