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How to Deal With a Non-Muslim Relative’s Death

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: I have a question regarding the situation of my grandma. I am a recent convert and my grandma is ill. I have recited the Fatiha to her and listened to recitation of the Koran (Surat Al-Bakarah) with her and it seems to bring her comfort, but I want […]

Video: Prophet Muhammad PBUH Mercy for Humanity by Sheikh Tanveer

Video: Prophet Muhammad PBUH Mercy for Humanity by Sheikh Tanveer Here the Sheikh talks about the concept of death and how it relates to people as moral beings and then connects it with how the Prophet acted with children, women, non-Muslims to finally the adab of the shuyukh.

Creating Ramadan Traditions

When I reflect on my childhood memories of celebrating the blessed month of Ramadan while growing up in Southern California in the 1980’s, different images flash through my mind… Ammi playing the Holy Qur’an on the house intercom system at sahoor time. Scrambled eggs and shaami kabaabs frying before the sun came up. Abbu sitting in the upstairs hallway […]

Readying the Ruh for Ramadan by Hina Khan- Mukhtar

The Ramadan moon is only a few nights away from being sighted, insha’Allah, and I am in the midst of last-minute preparations. The bulk of my worldly to-do list has been completed and I am finally beginning to feel at ease. The children were fascinated this past month to see all of the tasks that […]

A Convert Dealing with Non-Muslim Parents

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: I reverted more than a year ago.  I’m 19 now. My parents live in Italy and I live in England with my sister. Now I am back to Italy again for the summer.  My present trouble is unless I tell my parents clearly that certain things are prohibited, I’ll […]

Raising Children with Deen and Dunya

by Hina Khan-Mukhtar I still vividly remember the first night I spent by myself in the hospital after delivering my eldest son Shaan. The guests were gone for the day, the hallway lights were dimmed, the nurses were speaking outside my room in muted tones. “Knock, knock!” came a cheerful voice from the doorway. “Someone’s […]

Attending Christmas Festivities of One’s Non-Muslim Family

Answered by Sidi Waseem Hussain Question: Is it permissible for a convert to attend his family’s Christmas celebrations? Answer: Assalamu Alaykum Warahmatullah, It would be permissible to attend such an event, since it would be from keeping ties with ones family. One can attend the social gatherings, but should discretely abstain from actively taking part […]

Muslims Having Christmas Trees

Answered by Sidi Waseem Hussain Question: Is it permissible for muslims to have a Christmas tree in their house? Answer: Assalamu Alaykum Warahmatullah, The Christmas tree is amongst things that would be a unique distinguishing characteristic of other religions or traditions and therefore it should be avoided. [Ibn Abidin, Nashr al-Urf; Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar; […]

Giving & Recieving Christmas Gifts

Answered by Sidi Waseem Hussain Question: Is it permissible to receive Christmas-presents from one’s non-muslim family members, neighbors co-workers and the like? What about giving them? Answer: Assalamu Alaykum Warahmatullah, There is nothing wrong with accepting such presents, as they are not religious acts in themselves, but social customs. Keeping family ties, being good to […]

Love for the Beloved Prophet Muhammad, by Imam Abdullah al-Haddad

Love for the Beloved Prophet Muhammad — “And know that the loftiest of exemplars, the most noble and the greatest and the most binding to all Muslims is the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and grant him peace: verily he is by unanimous agreement the Greatest Exemplar. And the obligation due to him is […]