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I Can’t Help Myself From Thinking About Statements of Disbelief. What Do You Advise?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, I suffer from waswas and am forced to internally say things that are disbelief whenever I am praying or when I am in any kind of distress. I am not great at being patient and when I am in distress sometimes I intentionally say things internally that […]

Is Sparring During Thai Boxing Training Sessions Disbelief?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I practice Thai Boxing. As part of the training we have to spar with fellow Muslims. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said that fighting with a Muslim is disbelief. Does this sparring come under the ruling of this hadith? Answer: assalamu alaykum Thai boxing would not fall into […]

What Does Islam Say About Evolution and the Big Bang?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: The theory of evolution is really pushed in schools and society as a whole. In our tradition, is evolution true, false or a difference of opinion? Can you please clarify the Islamic position on evolution and the Big Bang? Answer: assalamu alaykum 1. According to most scholars, there is […]

How Can I Control My Urge to Internally Say Things Which Are Disbelief?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I suffer from waswasa and am forced to internally say things that are disbelief whilst praying and when I am in any kind of distress. Sometimes I intentionally say things internally that I shouldn’t like statements of ingratitude and blasphemy. What do you advise? Answer: assalamu alaykum “Internal” thoughts, […]

Does Jokingly Pretending to Convert to Cullenism or Not Liking Beards Make Me an Unbeliever?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum, (1) During my adolescence I became obsessed with the Twilight books. As a result I said, as a joke, ” I have converted to Cullenism,” and, “I won’t die before I see this movie”. Have I committed disbelief? (2) In the past, I have said that I […]

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 […]

Can I Marry a Non-Practising Muslim Man?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Is it permissible for to marry a man who has an extremely good character, was raised as a Muslim but at one point did not believe in God? Now he believes in God but he struggles to admit that revelation is Divine. Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, […]

Am I Sinful for Experiencing Unintentional ‘Images’ of God?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: When I was a child, someone showed me an image (of a person) and said ‘that’s God’. Since that time, I have flashbacks of this image when I think of the name ‘Allah’. Is there any way that I can remove this image from my mind, and am I […]

Does Allah Hate Me?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I just started practising one year ago and a few months ago, Allah tested me with a big trial. To this day, I’m still trying to understand why it happened and I’m trying to move on.I did something wrong and regret it. I get thoughts of disbelief, and […]

Am I Starting to Be a Disbeliever for Not Crying Anymore Regarding Bad Thoughts Towards Allah and His Messenger?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, I always have bad thoughts regarding Allah and his messenger (peace be upon him). At first these thoughts were making me crying but now, even if I still hate these thoughts they don’t make me cry anymore. Am I getting accustomed to them? Am I starting […]