I Struggle with Thoughts of Disbelief and Suicide

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil is asked about despair and contemplating suicide from being a lone Muslim. I struggle with thoughts of disbelief and suicide. I have non-Muslim family members and feel so guilty when I spend time with them during Christmas and so on. I feel ashamed about telling them I am Muslim, because of […]

Is It Disbelief to Picture God in One’s Mind as Understood by Other Religions?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it disbelief for a muslim to denounce christianity by thinking within himself that if God had a son that would imply that God has a genital organ like that of human beings and to bring to his mind the exact image of a human genital organ […]

Is Praying in Front of Pictures of Animate Objects Disbelief?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu Alaykum I hope all are well. Please tell me if any of the following constitute disbelief (kufr). 1) Praying in front of pictures of animate beings or praying when one has a strong urge to relieve oneself. 2) Not going to hajj and not paying zakat however not […]

Is It Possible to Become a Disbeliever Through an Oath?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum You have mentioned that if someone takes an oath saying “If I do this or do not do this, I will become a Kafir forever”, the person does not become a kafir. But recently on your website, it was mentioned that if the person’s intention at the […]

Is Breaking This Oath Disbelief?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalamu alaykum I made this oath: “wallahi I won’t talk to my friend (non mahram) and if I do it will mean that I have committed shirk” I broke it. Do I have to repeat my testimony of faith? Answer: Wa’leykum salam, The fuqaha (jurists of Islamic law) differed […]

Is It Disbelief to Commit a Sin While Knowing That Allah Is Watching?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum If you sin knowing that Allah is watching you at the very instant you are sinning what punishment does that entail? Are you considered a kafir at that moment? Answer:  Walaikum assalam, I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah. This is not kufr. It is sinful, and a […]

Is Enjoying Music Disbelief?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I would like to know the authenticity of this hadith stated by some Hanafis: ” Listening to music is sin (fisq) and enjoying it is kufr”. Is this hadith authentic? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I didn’t come across the specific wording of the tradition (hadith) […]

Do These Statements Entail Disbelief?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it disbelief if I mistakenly thought someone had left Islam although she hadn’t? Is it disbelief if someone said they love their spouse more than anything (or anyone) else? A child asks in childplay who is the boss of the universe, and an adult replied jokingly […]

Am I a Disbeliever by Believing in Evolution?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum Am I a disbeliever by believing in the evolution theory? 1. Does believing that human beings (homo sapiens) evolved from other species (other hominids) entail disbelief? 2. If one believes that we are not just the descendants of one couple (Adam and Eve, peace be upon them), […]

Is It Disbelief to Disagree That Being Alone With Someone of the Opposite Gender Is Sinful?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Is it disbelief if a muslim, while being alone with a teacher of the opposite gender in a classroom, thinks that it is not something wrong? Can you tell me how I can truly repent? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, True repentance entails leaving the sin, having […]