What Is the Waiting Period for a Widow?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalam alaykum We have been told that our mother cannot go out of the house during the waiting period, nor can she be seen by anyone who is not her mahram. How true is this? Answer: Assalam alaykum, Jazakum Allah khayr for your question. Our deepest condolences to your […]

Can I Marry to My Mother’s Brother’s Widow?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Can I marry to my mother’s brother’s widow? I don’t have any blood relation with her. Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Yes, it would be permitted to marry your mother’s brother’s widow. This is on condition that you are not already married to a blood relative, such […]

My Husband Is Dead. Should I Remarry?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: One and half years have passed since my husband passed away. I’m in my mid-30’s and have 3 sons. I have no financial issues and no other family issues so should I remarry or not? Answer: assalamu alaykum The decision to remarry or not is completely up to you. […]

Imam Khalid Latif on “Losing Someone Close To You”

There is a narration that is found in the Islamic tradition in which a companion of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, named Abdur Rahman ibn Awf speaks about visiting the Prophet’s infant son, Ibrahim. In this particular narration, he mentions that the Prophet kisses Ibrahim and takes him close, and then later begins […]