Buying House Opposite to Temple

Shaykh Jamir Meah is asked if buying a house across from a temple dedicated to another religion is permissible.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Is buying a house opposite to a non-Muslim Temple permissible?   Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I pray you are well insha Allah. […]

What Is the Difference Between a Mortgage and a Rent-To-Own?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum In a mortgage, the bank buys a house in my name and I pay the bank the principal plus interest for using their money. On the other hand, in rent to own, the bank buys the property in their name and I pay them rent which includes […]

When Can a Woman Leave Her House?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum I know a woman shouldn’t leave the house unless there’s a genuine purpose, and shouldn’t aimlessly wander the street. But does this mean it’s haram to go for a walk, or enjoy the sunshine in my yard or at a park? Does this qualify as having a […]

Should I Stay in Parent’s House or Wife’s Parents House?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum My wife wants me to live with her at her parents house. My parents won’t allow it. What should I do? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. While it is important to give everyone their due rights, especially parents, there comes a time when a person has to assess a […]

Do I Have to Pay Zakat on a House?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum My brother and I inherited our parents house after their death. We plan to sell it as soon as we get a suitable offer for it. It may take some years due to formalities. It is unoccupied as it cannot be rented out. Do we have to […]

My Mother Refuses to Let Me Marry Until I Buy Her a House. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My mother made it very clear that I am not allowed to marry until I buy her a house. This distresses me deeply. I feel so terrible, have moved out of home, and have fallen into the sin of pornography. My mother has also threatened to […]

Is It Permissible for a Muslim to Permanently Stay at a House Containing Hindu Idols? [Shafi’i]

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum 1. Is it permissible for a Muslim to permanently stay at a house containing Hindu idols? 2. Will my worship be affected? 3. People say that angels do not enter a home that has idols. Thus, it is not protected from shaytan. Is it true? 4. Is […]

Should I Leave My Parents to Allow My Wife to Have Her Own House?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I have three brothers that live in their own houses with their wives and children and I am currently living with my wife and children along with my parents. My parents have reached their old age. Now my wife would like her own house. My parents are […]

Should the Entrance of a House Be Facing the Qibla? [Shafi’i]

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Should the entrance of a house be facing the qibla? My husband believes that the prosperity of our household depends on it. Answer: Assalāmu ʿAlaykum, I pray that you are well. You can have the entrance to your residence face any direction convenient, or available. There does not appear […]

Is It Disliked to Live in a Building Which Has Statues on the Outside?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum I am searching for a flat to rent and have found one in an old building which has statues on the outside. Is it disliked to live in a building which has statues on the outside? Will Angels still enter such a building? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam […]