Calumny and the Prophetic Response

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat details the evils of calumny and how to respond. I want to know what Shari‘a says of a women who falsely accuses husband of impotence and rejects all medical evidence. Not only that, she has spread word about the impotence of the husband throughout the community, thereby bringing him into disrepute. I […]

What Should I Do About Thefts Committed During Childhood?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum 1. How should one view the material rights of others that were taken by one during childhood? To my shame, in my personal situation I remember having done such things more than once, and having been found out by my parents. 2. As a student of history, […]

How to Repent From Backbiting?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum One of my friend has hurt me. I told this to another friend. But then this friend told this to the friend who hurt me. Now I realise that I have slandered him and despite my apologies he won’t forgive me. I feel very bad. What can […]

What Constitutes as Slander, Backbiting and How to Avoid It?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu Alaikum I have recently been trying to attain more self-control in my everyday life, by holding back from doubtful things in speech and action. I am finding this challenging because I do not have an exact understanding of what backbiting, slandering entails. Do you have any advice? Answer: […]

Should I Write Letters of Excuse to Public Figures for Having Slandered Them?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: In the past i have slandered some celebrities and politicians. Should I write letters to these people to apologize to them? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, it is not necessary to seek the apology of the person you slandered if the slander did not or will not […]

I Need to Get Things off My Chest. Can I Confide in My Husband or Is That Gossiping?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I am trying to cut out gossiping. I struggle to hold things in because I have OCD and anxiety. Can I confide in my husband? He doesn’t gossip at all, and will keep what I say confidential. Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you […]

Commit to Speak Ill of No One (30 Deeds, 30 Days), by Shaykh Walead Mosaad

Speak No Evil: Commit to Speak Ill of No One During Ramadan – and Beyond, by Shaykh Walead Mosaad 30 Days, 30 Deeds Sacred Acts to Transform the Heart Every night, our scholars in residence explore one simple deed that could have far reaching spiritual impact on our lives – and the lives of others. […]

Sunnahs for a Healthy Community

Is your community torn apart by petty jealousies, conflicts and apathy? Do you feel like you don’t belong, or have nowhere to turn to for spiritual fulfillment? Our friends from SeekersHub Perth Point composed a list from the One Body Study Circle, where Ustadh Amjad Tarsin offered from practical tips of how to rejuvenate those community […]

What To Do When You Hear Slander and Backbiting

When a poor opinion of others occurs to mind, recognize that it is a type of whispering the devil has sent your way. You should consider it a fabrication, as he is the most evil of evildoers, and Allah has said, “When an evildoer brings you news, verify it before you harm others in ignorance […]

Is It Permissible to Backbite Someone When Your Interlocutor Has No Way to Discover the Identity of This Person?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum. Is it permissible to backbite someone when your interlocutor has no way to discover the identity of this person? I have said bad things about my teacher to a friend who doesn’t know his name but who is able to look it up. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam […]