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Overwhelmed and Confused in Trying to Understand and Practice Islam: What Can I Do?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: (1) I keep on hearing that those who miss a single prayers beyond its time are disbelievers. Does that make me a non muslim? (2) I personally find it difficult to believe that most of humanity will be in the hellfire eternally. What are the rulings on apostasy? What […]

Is Someone Considered a Disbeliever for Leaving the Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Torab Torabi Question: Salaam Alaykum. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) once said, that the one who leaves or abandons prayer is a disbeliever. So what if one who has parents that are from a Muslim background, (practising or otherwise), has never prayed the 5 prayers out of laziness or […]

What Takes a Person Out of the Fold of Islam?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: What takes a person out of the fold of Islam? Commonly it is stated that “rejecting that which is known by necessity”, but what does that entail? Answer: Assalamu alaikum warahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and states. The General Boundaries of Islam […]

Universal Validity of Religions and the Issue of Takfir

Answered by Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller and Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: What is the Islamic stance on the claim that all religions are valid? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate Assalamu alaikum, In “On the validity of all religions..”, Sheikh Nuh Keller quotes Imam Nawawi as saying: “Someone who does […]