Honesty towards Parents and Future Wife

Question: Should I tell my parents and friends how I met my wife? Let’s say it was through a mutual friend. Do they need to know? Does my future wife needs to know if have broken my legs three times, or lets say I had three bouts of depression but I’m fully functional and working […]

Traveling without Mahram to Visit Parents

Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan answers a question about the permissibility of a woman traveling without a mahram to visit here parents. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I hope this finds you in the best health. I have been traveling by road for the past few years to visit my parents from home, which […]

Magic, Loss, and Estrangement

Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan answers a question about protecting oneself from black magic and how to overcome frustration and despair. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am writing this on my distressed colleague’s behalf. Her life has been spoiled by her own estranged family. She is critically ill and homeless, stuck very badly […]

Is It Valid to Marry in Secret?

Ustadh Salman Younas answers a question about the validity and rightness of wanting to marry someone without the parents’ knowledge and consent. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I love someone and I want that relationship becomes halal. Right now I want to marry her without telling anyone just to make it halal, […]

Living with Non-Mahram Male Relatives

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasattackles the delicate question of a mother’s amana and a young woman living with non-mahram male cousins. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. My mother whose health isn’t the best has given my close auntie (her sister) an amanathree — that if (Allah forbid) my mother passes away before I am […]

Caring for Elders Suffering from Dementia

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked for advice on how best to treat an elder in one’s care, who suffers from dementia, within the bounds of Islam. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have a question. Where and how can I draw the line between what my religion has taught me, and what […]

Must I Marry My Cousin?

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil is asked about being urged to marry a cousin when one is interested in someone outside the family. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I really like a girl from outside my family and I believe that she will be a good partner for me. My family wants me […]