Wife Confesses Pre-Marital Affair

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil is asked what to do if one finds out that one’s spouse was sinful before marriage. I am a 26 year old male who did his nikah a few months back. I had approached this girl’s family as she was hijabi and seemed pious and simple. Before our nikah, she had […]

Sincere Repentance from Zina

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked how to sincerely repent from having committed zina and if it is necessary to ask the other for forgiveness. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am a young Muslim guy. I do pray five times a day. But I have committed zina several times. I did make […]

Can A Sinner Love the Prophet? – Ustadh Salman Younas

Allah has commanded all believers to love the Prophet. However, can a sinner claim to have love for him? What about someone who justifies their bad deeds in the name of love?   Love of the Prophet & Disobedience The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon him, said, “None of you believe until I am […]

I Did Something I Deeply Regret with a Woman. What Do I Do Now?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I have been dealing with an affliction (sihr) from a long time, and it has been properly diagnosed by a reliable Raqi and scholars. Some of my symptoms are panic attacks, crying for no reason, severe waswasa (repeating things, negativity about matters and others, anger and […]

Should I Confess to My Mother Something Wrong I Did to Her?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum I have commited a sin towards my mother so bad that I’m afraid to tell her. Should I confess to my mother and tell her everything or should I just sincerely ask for forgiveness from Allah and her? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahamtullah wa barakatuh, Your […]

Sin, Forgiveness, and Repentance in Islam – Dr Shadee Elmasry

Dr Shadee Elmasry writes on the concepts of sin, forgiveness, and repentance in Islam, and how they form a part of our daily lives. A lot of times people entertain doubts and even disbelief because of some wrong they did and because they can’t live with themselves having done it. Maybe they’re now mired in […]

Is It Disbelief to Commit a Sin While Knowing That Allah Is Watching?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum If you sin knowing that Allah is watching you at the very instant you are sinning what punishment does that entail? Are you considered a kafir at that moment? Answer:  Walaikum assalam, I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah. This is not kufr. It is sinful, and a […]

How Can I Resist Temptations and Sins?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum How can I resist temptations and sins? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. Jazakum Allah khayr for writing to us. May Allah grant you success in striving against your desires and seeking the obedience and pleasure of God. We should know that temptations and sins are part and parcel of […]

Can I Work for an IT Company That Deals With Insurance Companies?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum What is the ruling on working as a maintenance engineer for one of the IT companies that deal with some of the insurance companies, where the company sells equipments to these insurance companies, and as a maintenance engineers, we are providing IT services to these companies on […]

When Does the Intention to Sin Become Sinful?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I read that a sin is not recorded unless it has been committed but I can’t seem to reconcile it with a hadith I read about two men fighting and both the killed and the killer would go to hell. Does that mean that if one intends […]