Pain Is an Expiation

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat advises on the pain of ending an illicit relationship and turning to Allah. Four years ago, I was in a haram relationship with a female. We were both conscious of our din and so had wanted to end the haram and make the relationship proper. Disobeying Allah and also keeping the relationship […]

Is There a Supplication for Saving My Marriage?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Please give me a dua to save my marriage and to develop love and peace in my husband’s mind for myself and my daughter. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are well, insha’Allah. Of the best of supplications are those from the heart, […]

Is Salat al-Haja Sunna or Nafl in the Shafi’i School?

Answered by Shaykh Arasalan Haque Question: Assalamu alaikum. I would like to know if Salat al-Haja prayer (prayer of need) is nafl or sunnath prayer in the Shafi’i Madhab. Answer: Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, The following terms are used interchangeably in the Shafi’i school: – nafl – sunna – mustahabb – mandub – […]

Committing Adultery in an Unhappy Marriage

Answered by Dr. Bano Murtuja Question: I am all depressed and confused, I have been in an arranged marriage for many years now and I have a 7 year old child. For past few years I have been involved and in love with another man. I don’t have the courage to break from either of […]

When Can One Pray Salat al-Duha?

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari Question: In a prayer schedule there is the time for Fajr and Shuruq. Shuruq time indicates the end of the Fajr prayer. Since we cannot pray immediately after Shuruq, when can we perform the Duha prayer? How many minutes after the Shuruq time in a prayer schedule can […]

Riyad al-Salihin: On the Virtues of Prayer

187. Chapter: On the excellence of the prayers 1042. Abu Hurayra said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, ‘What do you think would happen if there was a river by someone’s door in which he washed five times every day? Do you think that any dirt […]

Are There Any Invocations To Help Me Find A Job?

Answered by Zaynab Ansari Abdul-Razacq Question: I have finished my studies over a year ago but as of yet I have still not managed to find a job in the field I have studied. Can you please advise me of some surah and prayers I can perform to help in addition to any duas? Answer: […]

How Does One Perform The Prayer Of Need (salat al-haja)?

Answered by Faraz Rabbani Question: How does one perform the prayer of need (salat al-haja)? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful, and all blessings and peace upon our master Muhammad, his Folk, Companions and those who follow their noble way, Abullah ibn Abi Awfa (Allah be pleased with him) relates that […]