Waking Up with a Spot on Groin and Dealing with Baseless Misgivings (Waswasa)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: (1) I wanted to ask what if someone wakes up in the morning with a small dried white spot [no more then this => ( )] on groin. Don’t really know what it is and I am not certain if its a wet dream or not. There are […]

The Expiation (Kaffara) for Having Sex While Fasting

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: 1. I was involved in a sexual activity while fasting during ramadhan with a woman. After having sex i discontinued my fast. At that time i was not married. Please suggest me kaffara. 2. During one Ramadhan i had sex with my wife while fasting. This happened several […]

Fulfilling a Religious Vow (Nadhr) To Avoid a Sin

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: My question, specifically, is if you yourself placed terms within your oath to Allah, such as “If I commit such-and-such sin, I will fast 5 consecutive days”, and you happen to break this oath, will you only have to fulfill these terms? Or will you also have to […]

Hajj Tamattu`: Does an Invalid Umra Affect the Hajj?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I have a question regarding Hajj tamattu’ in the Hanafi school.   If one performs Hajj tamattu’ and later finds out that their Umrah was invalid or corrupt, does this have any effect on the Hajj. In other words, would the Hajj still be considered valid? Answer: Assalamu alaikum […]

Is It Permissible to Lie In Order to Conceal Past Sins?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: My mother asked me about things in my past I may have done. To one of the questions, I replied “wallah no” because I couldn’t tell the truth as it may jeopardize my relationship with my family. I lied and swore, and I completely understand that this is […]

Is It Obligatory to Fulfill My Promises?

Answered by Sidi Faraz A. Khan Question: salam, -if i made a vow/promise/oath/covenant to Allah that i would wear hijab but i do it in my head because i didn’t know that it wont be valid if its not done verbally, i thought it will be valid if you do it in your head. Now […]