I Lied About Being From the Family of the Prophet. What Can I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I lied about being a Syed. Although my heart yearns for the mosque, I don’t attend because every time people always say this title which reminds me of the sin again and again. I am frightened that I may pass away in this impure state. What […]

Does Lying About Islam Make Me a Disbeliever?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum If someone gives false informations to someone who asked something about Islam, does that person become a disbeliever? Is my repentance valid? Answer: wa alaykum assalam No, this is not disbelief. You have realized that you did something incorrect and need to keep in mind the Quranic […]

What Should I Do After Having Played With the Feelings of Someone?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I led someone on and lost interest in him. He got angry, upset, hurt, and depressed. I feel so horrible. Can I just pray for him because confronting him will cause more issues? He knows my family so matters can get grave. Answer: Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa […]

I Have Lied in Job Interviews. Are My Earnings Permissible?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, 1. I entered a degree course with the help of someone without taking the entrance exam and based on that qualification I got a job. Have I done something impermissible? 2. I have lied during several job interviews about my experience. Am I sinful? Are my […]

How Can I Deal With My Difficult Mother in a Respectful Way?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: My mother has never been good at expressing her love towards me. Her behaviour has caused me a lot of pain. She forced me to marry a guy just because it would look good in the eyes of people and that marriage ruined my life. She lies all […]

Is It Permissible to Lie to Avoid Hurting Someone’s Feelings?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: If Person A asks “Do you think I gained weight?” and he/she looks extremely conscious is it a lie if person B replies “Not really, I don’t think so…you look good though.” (intending not the hurt that person)  and then later that Person A keeps saying how he/she did […]

Paying Taxes to a Government That Harms Muslims

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is a Muslim allowed to pay taxes to a government that uses some of that money towards efforts that harm Muslims? Also, can one lie and get out of paying taxes? Answer: I pray that this finds you well, and in the best of health and spirits. May Allah […]