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Does a Picture of a Deity on a Bag Invalidate One’s Faith?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I bought my son a school bag. It has a drawing of a fictional superhero deity on comic books called Thor. If my son uses this bag would that invalidate our Islam? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. Thank you for writing in. I pray this finds you in the […]

I Have Cursed at My Son. Am I Divorced?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I got a little angry against my son and all of the sudden I uttered a word in the punjabi language: “haraam da” which means “bastard”. And ever since it happend I have been getting misgivings of “kufr” and “divorce”. Does this constitute disbelief or divorce? Answer: […]

Does Not Talking About Islam With a Non-Muslim Mean That I Am Pleased With Disbelief?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I was waiting on a cash desk when a man asked me if I am Muslim. I replied with “Yes” and then he said “Elhamdulillah”. He said:”I have the intention to become Muslim.” After that, we talked again without touching the topic of Islam and suddenly he […]

Did I Become a Disbeliever by Repeating Lyrics Containing Disbelief?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum Did I become a disbeliever by repeating lyrics containing disbelief? Answer: assalamu alaykum Merely repeating lyrics that contain statements of disbelief would not render one a disbeliever. However, it would be sinful to do so and one must avoid it. The reason why it would not be […]

Is It Disbelief to Say That Allah Is Everywhere or That Allah Is in My Heart?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: In our schools children are taught that Allah is everywhere so that they know that Allah is seeing them wherever they go and He knows whatever they do. Is this statement disbelief? If a person says: “Allah is in my heart” meaning by that that faith is in his […]

Am I a Disbeliever for Thinking That Lipstick Is Permissible for Me?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I have very pale lips and I requested from Allah to allow me to use lipstick so that I won’t be punished. I felt He did but then realized that I might have changed Allah’s law by deeming something impermissible permissible. Am I an apostate for this? […]

Is It Disbelief to Use Money on Which Images Representing Disbelief Are Found?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam Alaykum If there are words of disbelief on the money of a country, or pictures that represent disbelief, are we doing anything wrong by using it? Answer: Assalamu alaykum This is not disbelief. The ruling of disbelief relates to what one believes or chooses not to believe. A […]

Does Saying “O My God” Entail Disbelief?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Does using the following english phrases entail disbelief? – O my goodness – For goodness’ sake (it is to be said that this is used instead of “for God’s sake”) – Goodness me – O my god Answer: assalamu alaykum Generally speaking, uttering these expressions is not a sin […]

Can I Skip Difficult Parts of the Fatiha to Avoid to Commit Disbelief?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum I am having difficulties in reading surah al-fatiha. In particular when reading the word ey-yakah which is necessary to be read correctly as not reading it correctly can lead to kufr. Is it permissible to recite only the first couple of verse before this word? Answer:Wa alaikum assalam […]

Am I a Disbeliever for Having Prayed Without Wudu or Ghusl (Ritual Bath)?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I was in major ritual impurity at the Blue Mosque. The time for prayer came and I felt helpless at my condition of not being clean and went and prayed anyway knowing full well that my prayer will not be accepted. There may have been a few other […]