How Is Puberty Reached According to the Shafi’i School?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, How is puberty reached according to the shafi’i school? Answer: Wa alaykum al-Salam Thank you for your question. The signs of puberty (bulug) are three. Two apply both to a young male and female and the third to a female only. ONE: reaching the age of 15 […]

Do I Need to Make up Fasts That My Parents Did Not Allow Me to Keep?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: During my first two Ramadans when I was 12 and 13 years old, my parents did not allow me to fast. They were worried about how it might affect my growth. Am I required to make up those two months of fasting? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, […]

Can a Person’s Zakat Date Change? Is Zakat Due Before Puberty? [Shafi’i]

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, 1. Once a person’s zakat date is fixed, can it ever change? 2. Before puberty I used to find offers online for free pay-as-you go sim cards which used to sell for £10 in shops. Would zakat be necessary on the value of these sim cards before […]

Celebrating The Arrival of Puberty With Your Daughter

Writer, women’s aid worker and mother of three, Jazmin Begum Kennedy has little patience for the sense of shame often attached to a girl experiencing puberty and menstruation.  Puberty – yes, the dreaded P word – is such a daunting phase for parents, but it really shouldn’t be. Physical changes in the body, hair growth, […]

Raising Muslim Children In An Age Of Disbelief

Shaykh Walead Mosaad is father to two exceptional young men, MashaAllah. How did he and his wife get it so right? In this brief interview, SeekersHub blogger Aashif Sacha gets Shaykh Walead talking about why he made the choice to commit years of his life to learning the Islamic sciences (hint: for his kids), who […]

Becoming A Man – A New Course for Those Coming of Age

Coming of age can be awkward, challenging, and confusing–for both parents and their children. Although many of the changes are biological, they also have religious implications as well. This course seeks to provide a framework for young men to learn about the qualities of a true man of faith. By contextualizing the wisdom and example […]

Help Your Kids Confront ‘The-P-Word’: Pornography, by Hina Khan-Mukhtar

“Hina?” The voice on the other end of the line was ragged; it was obvious the caller had been crying. I felt panic rise in my chest. “What’s wrong? What’s happened?” Pause. Deep breath. And then: “It came into my house last night.” And there it was. Without any need for elaboration, without any more […]

The Age of Puberty and Estimating Makeups (Qada’)

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I started praying 5 times daily when i turned 15. How many years of qada should i make up now?   Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are well, insha’Allah. If one has been praying since puberty, one does not have to make up […]