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Reading from the Mushaf in Prayer When You Memorized the Verses

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: السلام عليكم I understand the ruling in the Hanafi Madhhab that one may not read from a mushaf in the prayer. It is also my understanding that it is permissible to pray with an open mushaf, without holding it, in order to assist with a word or two, as […]

Is it Possible to Return to Islam After Leaving It?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: About 10 years ago i tried to convert to Islam because I felt there was a lot of evidence for it being true. Unfortunately I ended up being overcome by doubts. I was trying to quit heroin at the time so that may have had something to do with […]

Dealing With Peer Pressure as a Teenage New Muslim

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: I’m 16 and I converted to Islam a couple months ago. When high school started it became harder for me to be a “good” Muslim. I’m having difficulty lowering my gaze because girls wear revealing outfits at my school, all my friends who are guys curse, look at girls, […]

Is There Baptism in Islam?

Answered by Ustadh Zaynab Ansari Question: Is there a baptism in Islam? Was being baptized ever done in Islam?   Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful Assalamu alaikum, Thank you for your question. There is no baptism in Islam in the sense that it exists in the Christian tradition. There are, […]

Can New Muslims Hold the Qur’an and Recite from It During Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is it allowed for those who are recent reverts (or not hafiz), to hold the Quran in their hands and recite it from there in Salat? Are there different rulings for this between fardh & nawafil salah? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Walaikum assalam, […]

Should a New Muslim Restate the Shahada After a Period of Backsliding?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: I recently took Shahada Jan. 2008.  I have been struggling with the rules of being a muslimah and backslide a few times.  Can I retake Shahada and will Allah accept? Answer: Dear Sister, Assalamu alaikum, I pray you are well. Unless your actions took you outside of Islam, which […]

Can New Muslims Recite from a Copy of the Qur’an During Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is it allowed for those who are recent reverts (or not hafiz), to hold the Quran in their hands and recite it from there in Salat? Are there different rulings for this between fardh & nawafil salah? Answer: Walaikum assalam, In the Hanafi school, as mentioned in Maraqi al-Falah […]