Feeling Discouraged about Marriage

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil answers concerns about not feeling acceptable as a potential spouse. I am an American college student trying to finish half my din. I have maintained haya all my life and avoided speaking unnecessarily with men, so I asked my parents to help me search. Unfortunately I’ve been met with rejection before […]

Should I Make up Missed Fasts and Prayers Despite Ignoring That It Was a Duty?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum I was born muslim but I wasn’t aware of the fact that I had to pray and to fast until I was 20. Do I need to make all these missed fasts and prayers? Answer: assalamu alaykum The basis is that all obligatory prayers missed after attaining […]

Four Obstacles to Obedience to Allah

We’ve all been through the moment where we’re ready to make change and get right with God, but when we try, we just can’t seem to follow through. Either our plans aren’t sustainable, or our old ways are just too tempting. In this series of lectures, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin, chaplain at the University of Toronto, […]

“From knowing nothing to becoming a student of knowledge” by Ustadha Shireen Ahmed

“Br. Dawoud, I have to ask you a question…” I said without looking up.  I had to gather up the courage, and really force myself to ask.  I knew I needed to know, and it was time to stop pretending that I already knew the answer. “This is a really dumb question, but… you all […]

Dealing With Ignorant Shop Workers Who Harass Muslims

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah, I am a revert sister. Yesterday I went to a shop and the security worker said I should be killed just like all Muslims should be killed, that we don’t deserve to live and we are enemies of humanity. He said that he is proud […]

Knowledge Versus Ignorance

Answered by Aftab Ahmad Malik (excerpt from “The State We Are In”) If many non-Muslims suffer from ignorance about Islam, some Muslims are also ignorant about their own tradition. Expressed as an ideology anchored in opposition to the West, and determined to wage a universal jihad, these Muslims reduce Islam to a violent anti-intellectual force. […]