What’s the Point in Supplicating?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalaamu alaikum, I understand the importance of praying for those who are in need, in tumultuous or oppressive situations, but lately I’ve been thinking about what exact purpose our supplications serve. How can we make du’a for others so that it is not in vain, especially in situations when […]

Divine Decree, Contentment, and Lessons From the Prophet’s Life

Answered by Ustadh Faraz A. Khan Question: I was interested in a brother for a while but it never worked out. Now this brother is getting married. I know this is ultimately for the best but it’s been very difficult for my heart to accept. I feel envious of the sister he is marrying and […]

How Can a Single Woman Attain the Reward a Married Woman Does? Being Content & Making Most of Life

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Abdul-Razacq Question: How can a single woman attempt to achieve the level of reward as a married woman who mothers children?  The mother receives paradise by going through the pains of labor and raising her children properly. She has the added reward of receiving good deeds after she dies through […]

Dealing With Infertility

Answered by Ustadha Sulma Badrudduja Question: I haven’t been able to have children, and so I was wondering: 1. What are the best duas to make in this situation? 2. How to deal with the various emotions and keep oneself inspired in the light of Quran and Sunnah? 3. Everything is absolutely in Allah’s hands, […]

Can Supplication Change Destiny?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Can du’a change qadr? Answer: [1] There is no doubt that the Divine Decree is eternal–beyond time–and therefore not subject to “change.” [2] Du`a’ “changes” destiny in the relative sense: it is a means (like other means) towards the good, so it turns to flow of one’s life […]