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Jinn, Black Magic and How to Protect Yourself, by Shaykh Amer Jamil

In just under an hour, Shaykh Amer Jamil explains the essential what-you-need-to-know about sihr (black magic). It’s a reality – do you know how to recognise the signs and how to protect against it? What is Black Magic and How Do We Recognise The Signs? How Do We Protect Against Black Magic? Resources on sihr (black […]

Confronting Atheism and Our Own Doubts

In Islam, faith is an active rather than passive concept. From the sinner to the saint, everyone’s faith will waver from time to time. What do we do about it? Regardless of which faith group we belong to, we will waver in of our faith in the existence of God, our confidence in the applicability of faith in modern times, […]

Does Jokingly Pretending to Convert to Cullenism or Not Liking Beards Make Me an Unbeliever?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum, (1) During my adolescence I became obsessed with the Twilight books. As a result I said, as a joke, ” I have converted to Cullenism,” and, “I won’t die before I see this movie”. Have I committed disbelief? (2) In the past, I have said that I […]

Am I a Hypocrite for Losing Focus in Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, I think I might be a hypocrite. Whenever I do an act of worship, I find it very difficult to think about Allah, and I nearly always end up thinking of something or someone else, and it feels like I am worshipping them. Am I committing major […]

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 […]

Am I Starting to Be a Disbeliever for Not Crying Anymore Regarding Bad Thoughts Towards Allah and His Messenger?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, I always have bad thoughts regarding Allah and his messenger (peace be upon him). At first these thoughts were making me crying but now, even if I still hate these thoughts they don’t make me cry anymore. Am I getting accustomed to them? Am I starting […]

“Your Attempts to Reach Allah are His Attempts to Reach You”

All night, a man called “Allah” Until his lips were bleeding. Then the Devil said, “Hey! Mr Gullible! How come you’ve been calling all night And never once heard Allah say, “Here, I am”? You call out so earnestly and, in reply, what? I’ll tell you what. Nothing! The man suddenly felt empty and abandoned. […]

Is Asking a Question About Uttering Statements of Disbelief Disbelief in Itself?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaikum Someone has thoughts of disbelief and, in order to know the ruling, asks a scholar by writing saying that he has uttered this statements of disbelief. Does writing this question make him a non muslim? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you […]

How Do I Deal with Obsessive Thoughts about Purity and Filth?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Religion has become really difficult for me. I fear becoming impure, which means I can’t offer my prayers. If my husband touches the phone after intimacy I feel that impurity is transferred. I feel like impurity has travelled everywhere and I keep cleaning. I feel Allah will not […]

Should I Pray Sitting down Because of Excessive Gas?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu, If one is suffering from excessive gas should he pray sitting down if that will stop the problem from occurring? Even for obligatory prayers? If I pray standing, I often find it very difficult to maintain wudu. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi […]