Is Not Praying in Congregation After Hearing the Adhan Disbelief?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, There is a Hadith that mentions that not praying in congregation after hearing the call to prayer is Kufr. Is this Kufr that takes you outside of Islam? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I have been unable to locate the narration you have mentioned. Regardless, scholars […]

Is Asking a Question About Uttering Statements of Disbelief Disbelief in Itself?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaikum Someone has thoughts of disbelief and, in order to know the ruling, asks a scholar by writing saying that he has uttered this statements of disbelief. Does writing this question make him a non muslim? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you […]

I Have Entertained Thoughts About The Disbelief of Another Muslim: Am I Still Muslim?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Salam, today I got very angry with someone and through my anger I felt that he had pride. I thought how can a muslim have pride when he knows he will enter hell for that? Then I thought maybe he is not muslim. But I heard that if a […]

Doubts Regarding the Authenticity of the Qur’an: I Really Need Help

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Since the end of Ramadan, I try to maintain good habits that I took during Ramadan. My belief in the Quran was so high a that time but now I am overwhelmed with doubts regarding its authenticity. I’m always trying to pray the best way but I have to […]

Thoughts of Disbelief While Being Delirious

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum, At one point in my life I became delirious and at that point I had a thought that Allah does not exist and that the purpose of Prayer is to gain control over the mind. Immediately after I asked Allah for forgiveness. Is this considered to be […]

Tormented by Thoughts of Disbelief

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalāmu’alaykum When I first got close to Islam, words cannot even describe how I felt…I was crying in my prayer…It was just beautiful. But now I get waswasa about shirk. For example, someone will say “look at the weather today, it’s so miserable”, and then I will say “I know.” […]

Waswas [Baseless Misgivings] Regarding Apostasy and Purity

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I suffer from waswas regarding impurity and apostasy. 1) Regarding impurity: I have doubts regarding the cleanliness of a place or an area. For example I get a tought that I know that on this area of the bedsheet I wiped pus. That spot where I have wiped it […]

Is Someone Who Persists in Committing a Sin Considered a Muslim?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Is someone who is persistent in sin classed as Muslim. I always believed so but I recently came across this briefly: 1.Istihzaa- that is making a mockery of Deen. 2.Islihlaal- That is to regard something halal which is clearly haram in Shariah for example Interest. 3.Istikhfaaf- that is to […]

Prostrating to Other Than Allah

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: My sister was taken to a saint’s shrine (darbar) when she was small. She said that they all prostrated (sajda) and she didn’t know what was going on and she prostrated too. Is prostrating out of reverence (Sujud al-Ta`dhim) to other than Allah impermissible (haram)? Is she sinful for […]

I Have Doubts That Make Me Question Whether I’m Muslim

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I hope you are in the best of health and spirits, insha’Allah. Question (Q): I have been suffering with waswas for some time for 2-3 years. Now it is worse and it leaves me depressed.  I am always thinking about it, especially when […]