How Do I Strengthen My Faith and Truly Repent?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question:1) How can one be firm in faith? What causes faith not to stay firm in the heart? 2) I know we have to repent immediately for sins but my repentance is not sincere as there is no strong remorse, so how can I truly repent? Please help me. […]

Struggling With My Faith: In Desperate Need of Guidance

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: I am a born muslim female who lives in America. I wear the hijab. I have hit rock bottom. I barely pray the five daily prayers and I find myself not wanting to listen to anything that has to do with religion. I have been struggling with this problem […]

Waswas [Baseless Misgivings] Regarding Apostasy and Purity

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I suffer from waswas regarding impurity and apostasy. 1) Regarding impurity: I have doubts regarding the cleanliness of a place or an area. For example I get a tought that I know that on this area of the bedsheet I wiped pus. That spot where I have wiped it […]

Misgivings Regarding Apostasy and How to Deal with Them

Answered by Dr Asim Yusuf Question: Alhamdulillah, I have been  through a lot of  hardship. I have been a Muslim Alhamdulillah for 8-9 years, because I wanted to accept the Islamic beliefs because I felt different and my heart found it to be from common sense to accept it. My heart says about the Islamic […]

Misgivings Regarding Intentions and How to Memorize Qur’an

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Im always getting doubts about my intentions, how do I know they are sincere? I keep getting shirk thoughts. For memorizing the Quran I basically don’t even tell my family that I want to memorize because I think I will be insincere. And can I memorize on my own […]

Is Someone Who Persists in Committing a Sin Considered a Muslim?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Is someone who is persistent in sin classed as Muslim. I always believed so but I recently came across this briefly: 1.Istihzaa- that is making a mockery of Deen. 2.Islihlaal- That is to regard something halal which is clearly haram in Shariah for example Interest. 3.Istikhfaaf- that is to […]

How Do I Encourage My Siblings to Become Muslim?

Answered by Dr. Bano Murtuja Question: I was blessed to accept Islam, but my siblings still haven’t done so.  How can I encourage them to become Muslim without being too aggressive or appearing wierd to my family.   Also, how can I tell them to become Muslim when I sometimes have doubts in my faith.  […]

Sura Nisaa Verse 137: Doubts, Hypocricy, and True Faith

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool Question: There’s a part in Surah Nisa that was translated as “God will not forgive or guide to the right path those who first believe, then disbelieve, again believe and disbelieve, and then increase their disbelief.” What does this mean and how does this relate to people with doubts? How […]

Dealing With Increasing Doubts as My Practice and Knowledge Increase

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: As-Salaam Alaikum I am an 18 year old Muslim girl and for the past two years I became more serious about Islam. I now make all my prayers and they are a priority. I do my best to be a good person and do good deeds. However my problem […]

Taking Far-Fetched Things Into Consideration When Determining Legal Rulings

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Should obscure possibilities be given consideration? For example, if someone creates a video, it is possible that another person takes a snapshot of a frame in the video and makes it into a physical picture. Another example, most well-versed people are adamant that whey does not come from pig, […]