My Wife Forbids Me From Speaking to My Family. What Can I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My wife forbids me from speaking to my family because they are Shi’a. She calls them kuffar. I have not spoken to my mother in many years. I am in minimal contact with my father. I give in to my wife because when we argue, she […]

Is It Permissible to Consider a Muslim an Unbeliever?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaikum, 1) Is it permissible to preemptively assume that a Muslim is a disbeliever, without clear evidence? 2) Is it permissible to reject the invitation to one’s own brother’s wedding meal due to such an assumption? 3) Are the Shia disbelievers? Are all Shia restaurants haram? 4) Is […]

My Family Is Shia – Should I Be a Second Wife to a Sunni Brother?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I grew up in a Shia family, but I have embraced Sunni Islam. I was introduced to Sunni Islam by a male friend. I intended to marry him. But I know my family would never accept a Sunni proposal for me. Now he’s getting married to someone else. […]

What Does it Mean When People Say They Follow the School of Ahl-Al-Bayt?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I have been talking to a group of muslims saying they are following the Ahl al-Bayt. I got very confused. They told me that Fatima is better than Aisha, that the companions were not good and that Aisha tried to poison the Prophet (Allah bless him). Can you please […]

Can a Sunni Muslim Marry a Shia Muslim?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaikum, I’ve always thought a marriage between a sunni and a shia is permissible (because both are Muslim). However, after doing some online research and speaking to a few scholars it seems it is actually impermissible. What is the ruling on this topic? What is the proof behind […]

Disturbed By Orientalist Writings On The Sunni/ Shi'i Split: I Need Advice On Healthier Readings

Answered by Shaykh Gibril Haddad Question: Assalam ‘aleykum I was given the  book ‘After The Prophet: The Epic Story Of The Shia Sunni Split In Islam” by Lesley Hazleton’ and wanted to know the ruling on reading it. I started the book, and left  it, because it “humanized” the sahaba. Before reading this book for me the […]

Is the Post Marital Waiting Period (Idda) Obligatory to Observe if the Marriage Was Invalid?

Answered by Mufti Muhammad Ibn Adam al-Kawthari Question: A woman entered into a temporary marriage contract (mut’a) when she was shi’a thinking it’s allowed. Soon after the marriage ended she became sunni. Does she have to observe iddah now that she is a sunni? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, The […]