Insanity, Suicide, Kufr, and the Need for Scholars

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani untangles certain recurring misconceptions regarding insanity, suicide, kufr, how these misconceptions arise, and how to dispel them through knowledge. I’ve been told that people who suffer from mental illness may be exempt from certain aspects of Shari‘a. If that’s the case, why is suicide punishable given that a lot of people that […]

How Do Sins Hinder Us?

How Do Sins Hinder Us? How do sins hinder us in our spiritual progress?  Shaykh Walead Mosaad answers this question and explains how even a small sin can set us back in our path to Allah. Ever get caught out on these issues? Deepen your understanding by taking a short course with SeekersHub. Resources for Seekers […]

Does Allah Forgive Marital Infidelity When You Make Hajj?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: If a married woman has sex (without intercourse) with another man, then she goes for hajj and repents from her heart…is her sin forgiven? Should she feel guilty all her life for what she has done or can she feel that its all over now? Answer: Dear Sister, Thank […]

Repentance from Fornication

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: (1) Are kissing, hand holding, and touching major sins? (2) If this happens between a married man and an unmarried virgin woman, what should the unmarried woman do to make up for it? I understand that three things need to be done: 1. stop doing the act, 2. […]

Advice to a Young Man with OCD and Struggling with Pornography and Other Major Sins

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I am a young man and have recently suffered a few physical injuries, as well as some psychiatric problems of extreme loneliness and OCD. I tried getting into Islam and stopped most of my unlawful activities, yet recently fell back into committing major sins, including pornography. Are movies […]

Major vs Minor Sins, and Haram vs. Makruh Tahriman

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I know about many major sins (sins mentioned in the Quran and Hadith and have a legal ruling), major sins are therefore haraam to do; as for minor sins, do they encompass all that is makruh tahrim. For instance, it it makruh tahrim to pray ‘Asr saalah while […]

What is the Difference Between Major Sins and Minor Sins?

Answered by Shaykh Ilyas Patel Question: I have heard a hadith that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah (swt) be upon him) said that if you commit a sin follow it up with a good deed for good deeds wipe out sins. (I am sorry I do not have the exact wording). Would you […]

Forgiving Major Sins and the Hadith of the Prostitute Who Gives Water to the Thirsty Dog

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: My question is about the following hadith: A prostitute was forgiven by Allah because passing by a panting dog near a well and seeing that the dog was about to die of thirst, she took off her shoe, and tying it with her head-cover she drew out some water […]

Performing the Funeral Prayer for Someone Who Committed Suicide

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Are there any restriction performing janaza for a brother who has committed suicide? Answer: Walaikum assalam, The sounder opinion, which is chosen for fatwa in the Hanafi school is that the one who commits suicide is considered a sinful believer, and is washed, prayed over, and buried with the […]