Can a Son Force His Mother to Wear Hijab?

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked whether a son can force his mother to wear hijab. Can a teenage son force his mother into hijab or certain types of clothing? A teenage son cannot force his mother to do anything, but he can and must, just like anyone else, command her to comply to Sharia which […]

How to Command the Good and Forbid the Evil? (Habib Umar bin Hafiz )

Answered by  Habib Umar bin Hafiz Question: Assalam aleykum What should we do when we see our brethren falling short or performing a sinful action or leaving an obligatory command of Allah? Answer: [Assalam alaykum] Seeing one of the brethren falling short or sinning or leaving obligatory commands entails several obligations upon us. Having a Good Opinion […]

How to Advise and Correct Others in Islam? (Video)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum How to Advise and Correct Others in Islam? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz returned […]

I Am Now Religious, but My Boyfriend Is Not. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I am in love with someone who is not practising religion. I didn’t use to practise it either, but now I am, and we’ve been together for the past 5 years. I’m trying hard to change him, but it’s hard for him. Do I keep trying to change […]

Is It My Duty to Distance Myself From My Friend Who Committed Zina?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: By accident, I found out that my close unmarried friend was having intercourse. I confronted her about the sin, to which she nervously denied. Do I still continue to be friends with her, or is it my duty to disassociate from her influence? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa […]

The Mother of My Friend Tries to Shake My Hand. Should I Avoid Visiting His Family?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Through my friendship with my friend and his muslim family, I embraced Islam. However, they don’t observe rules of gender interaction. When his mother and aunties try to shake hands with me and I refuse, they get upset. How should I deal with it? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi […]

A Convert Sister Left an Abusive Relationship and Has Had False Rumours Spread About Her. What Can I Do to Help?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: A convert sister left an abusive relationship. Some people have mentioned very negative rumours about her. As a result, people now look down on her and some of the sisters are no longer talking to her. She feels unwelcome and unsafe at the mosque. What can I do? […]

My Father Will Abandon My Mother Once My Brother and I Marry and Move Out. What Should I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: My parents have an unstable marriage. I know my dad will expel my mother once me and my brother are married. My mum wants us to marry one of her nieces from Pakistan so that one of us will stay with the parents. But we don’t want that. […]

My Sisters-In-Law Belittle Us and Their Parents. Do I Need to Maintain Ties With Them?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: How do I deal with my sisters-in-law who boldly disrespect their parents and their brother? They often criticize, correct & belittle their parents, their brother, me and my small children. Am I obligated to keep ties with them and if so, to what extent? It has started to […]

How Do I Deal With Racist Attitudes at Gatherings?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I stopped going to a Muslim gathering because the majority of the women are older African Americans talking about how much it is awful being black and how it is all the white man’s fault. I have quoted the Qu’ran and the hadith concerning this issue, yet they […]