Key Principles Relating to Certainty, Doubt, and Baseless Misgivings (waswasa)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I was wondering about doubts while fasting. I rinsed my mouth for ablution (wudu) but thereafter had doubts whether I had swallowed water or not. I understand that for matters of purification (tahara), doubts are ignored, is this the case with worship (ibadat). Answer: Walaikum assalam, When in such […]

Is Obeying the Prophet in Every Matter Obligatory (fardh)?

Answered by Sidi Waseem Hussain Question: [1] Is obeying the Prophet in every matter fardh or wajib? When is it fardh, when wajib?Example, Hanafi scholars say the beard is wajib but the Prophet ordered us to wear it. [2] I suffer from horrible obsessive compulsive disorder and am always obsessed with kufr and shrik, always […]

Doubts About Having Committed a Contravention at Hajj

Answered by Sidi Waseem Hussain Question: When I entered my state of ihram I went and without thinkingI think I may have washed my hands with scented soap. I don’t really remember for certain, I smelled my hands shortly thereafter and they smelled like I may have washed them with that soap? Should I offer […]

Does One Have to Remove Earrings for the Ritual Bath (ghusl)?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: You’ve mentioned that one has to take off earrings while doing ghusl. If one didn’t do this in the past, does that mean all the ghusls were invalid? Can one assume water reached, while cleaning the ear? Is the ruling the same in the Shafi’ madhab? Answer: Walaikum assalam […]

Doubts In Prayer & Making Up Such Prayers

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: I didn’t know that in case when one doubts whether he’s performing the 3rd or the 4th rakaat, he should perform at-tahiyyat in this and in the following rakaats. So I used to perform the 3rd and the 4th rakaats with only one at-tahiyyat at the end of the […]

Constantly Bleeding Gums & Fasting

Answered by Waseem Hussain Question: My gums always bleeds when I’m sleeping. This always invalidates my wudu, since the saliva is red. I also heard that if I swallow unintentionally the red saliva, my fast is broken. I don’t know what to do and it creates hardship for me, and I have another strong problem, […]

Ramadan: Injections, Eye Drops, And Doubts

Answered by SeekersGuidance Team Question: Do the following break the fast: [a] eye drops [b] injections [c] nicotine patches? Also, what if water went into one’s ear while showering or rinsing his mouth? Answer: The fast is only nullified when a substance enters the body cavity through a recognized point of entry, such as the […]

Purification Issues: Washing Limbs & Used Water

Answered by Ustadha Sulma Badrudduja Question: [1] When washing the limbs under a tap, is it better to let the water run over the area before rubbing the limbs or should I rub my limbs at the same time? [2] When washing my feet, often the soles of my feet are already wet to begin […]

Questions Related To The Ritual Bath (ghusl)

Answered by Salman Younas Question: I try to do ghusl every day with my shower but it takes a long time so can i check the following: (1) If i am just doing ghusl with a shower, do i have to clean the private parts before i do wudu and ghusl? (2) When cleaning the […]

Can One Use Both Toilet Paper And Water To Clean Himself After Using The Toilet?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: How does one cleanse himself after using the toilet? Can he use both toilet paper and water? Also, if water falls onto the bathroom floor, is it considered impure? Answer: Walaikum assalam, The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Ten matters are from upright […]