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Losing Hope and Struggling with the Din

Shaykh Farid Dingle answers a question about struggling with one’s din, not feeling worthy of Islam, and losing hope and trust in Allah. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I’ve been struggling with the din since Allah drew me back into the religion when a calamity had befallen me because there was no […]

Is It a Divorce If a Spouse Sings a Break up Song and the Husband Nods to the Beat? 

Question: I would like to know if, while I am singing a break-up song and my husband nods his head to it, that would constitute a divorce? What if he sings a break-up song to me? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. Thank you for writing in. Going by the examples you have given, no divorce has been affected. Divorce […]

Is It a Divorce If a Spouse Sings a Break up Song and the Husband Nods to the Beat? 

Question: I need urgent help. If there was a song playing that says “You ruin my life, by not being mine” and “there’s nothing I hate more than what I can have.” and my husband nods and moves his hand up and down. I sang other parts of the song. Is it considered a divorce if […]

The Importance of Being a Very Public Muslim – Imam Zaid Shakir

The Importance of Being a Very Public Muslim This post first appeared on Imam Zaid Shakir’s facebook page. In the climate of fear and mistrust of Muslims being carefully cultivated by some elements in this country it is extremely important to be a very public, very visible, very talkative Muslim. Some Muslims would tend to […]

Can I Hate My Father?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, Can a you fear or hate your father because of some bad opinions your mother taught you from a young age? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for reaching out to us. Father This is a […]

I Get Easily Annoyed. Am I Ready to Get Married?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I have been approached by a good man for marriage, but lately I have been questioning if I am even ready for marriage. Sometimes I get annoyed over silly things and lack patience. What should I do? Answer: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh, I […]

How Do I Deal With the Fear of Dying as an Unbeliever?

Answered by Shaykh Salim Ahmad Mauladdawila Question: Assalamu alaykum I am worried of having a bad end, of dying as an unbeliever. How can I deal with this fear? Answer: Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim Concern for one’s end is itself a good sign, but the Muslim should always balance themself between being fearful of God’s wrath and […]

Dalia Mogahed’s debut at TED met with standing ovation

What do you think when you look at me? When you look at Muslim scholar Dalia Mogahed, what do you see: a woman of faith? a scholar, a mom, a sister? or an oppressed, brainwashed, potential terrorist? In this personal, powerful talk, Mogahed asks us, in this polarizing time, to fight negative perceptions of her […]

I Conducted a Sinful Event, Will Allah Ever Forgive Me? How Do I Assert Myself?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I recently organised a sinful event for my course project. During the end of the semester, I realised that I did a grave mistake but it was too late. I had to conduct it unwillingly and I hated every bit of it. How should I repent? I feel […]

How To Benefit from Remembering Death?

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: Asalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu, I know that remembering death is beneficial but how does one remember death? Is it simply by thinking about it? Answer: Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah, The Importance of Remembering Death It is important for people to consider their mortality by thinking of and remembering […]