Was I Wrong to Fix My Gaze Towards a Light While Praying?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Recently while praying in a mildly dark room, a small red circle appeared in my vision. Because it helped me focus better, I focused my vision on the light. Was this an acceptable thing to do? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. Thank you for your question. The general ruling […]

Has the Sight of a Woman Affected the Prophet?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, Is the Hadith below Authentic and how should it be understood? Jabir said, “The Prophet saw a woman so he entered upon Zainab bint Jahsh and had intercourse with her. He then came out to his companions and said to them – A woman advances in the form of […]

Is It a Sin to Bend Unintentionally in Front of Someone? Am I “Prostrating” to Him?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, 1. Is it a sin to stare at inanimate things like mountains, trees or cars? 2. Is it a sin to bend unintentionally in front of someone? Am I “prostrating” to him? 3. I keep getting bad images in my mind when I think of Allah. What […]