Can I Prevent a Child from Seeing His Birth Parents?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Asslamu Alaykum I have legal guardianship of a baby who is two years of age. Both his parents are addicts and have lost custody of their child. At present, neither parent has joined a rehabilitation programme to stay clean. I am looking after the child on my own – […]

Be a Guardian (30 Deeds, 30 Days), Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa

Be a Guardian: conceal someone’s faults and shortcomings, Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa 30 Days, 30 Deeds Sacred Acts to Transform the Heart Every night, our scholars in residence explore one simple deed that could have far reaching spiritual impact on our lives – and the lives of others. Every day we’ll make the intention to put […]

Can I Marry Without My Parents’ Consent?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I was engaged to a guy and my family later found out that that he has a past. My parents have refused to let him marry me, but I am already emotionally attached to him. I tried to convince them but it’s not working. Can I still marry […]

Can You Give Me Clarification on the Question Regarding a Woman’s Stepbrother From Her Mother’s Side Being a Wali? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, Recently, I have read one of your answer: Is My Marriage Valid? (Shafi’i School) However, I need some clarification. Your answer is correct: a stepbrother was a sufficient and acceptable guardian (wali) for her for purposes of the marriage contract. However the stepbrother is accepted if only […]

Is My Marriage Valid? (Shafi’i School)

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam’aleykum, My wife and I have been married for many years and we currently have children together. Our marriage ceremony was carried out according to the Shafi’i madhab by a Alim (ra) now deceased. My wife’s father is Christian and her mother Muslim. Her elder half brother did act […]

Are There Any Legal Leeways to Get Over the Refusal of a Guardian Regarding an Interracial Marriage?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu ‘alaykum, I would like to know what are the options available for a woman whose guardian prevents her to marry another respectable muslim based only on cultural and racial considerations? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health […]