Stealing from a Friend and Making Amends

Ustadh Farid Dingle gives advice on how to make amends for having stolen from a friend one no longer is in contact with.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. When I was in school my friend went to the bathroom and gave her lunchbox to me. I took one of the chicken […]

Buying House Opposite to Temple

Shaykh Jamir Meah is asked if buying a house across from a temple dedicated to another religion is permissible.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Is buying a house opposite to a non-Muslim Temple permissible?   Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I pray you are well insha Allah. […]

Responding to Vulgarities

Shaykh Jamir Meah gives advice on how best to respond to vulgar language used by others in the workplace.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I come in to contact with people in my work place as I go about my work who, as a means of conversation swear for example when […]

Temporary Lip Fillers

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked if having one’s lips filled for beautification is permissible in Islam. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Are lip fillers permissible in Islam given that they are non surgical and of temporary nature, lasting up to approximately six months? It has become very common now and something that […]

Context for the Hadith: Whoever Imitates a People Is of Them

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked if wearing clothes that are not traditionally Muslim in itself puts one beyond the pale.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. May Allah reward you for your great answer service. I was wondering if there is a specific historical context for the hadith: “Whoever resembles a people […]

Mens’ Awra when Swimming

Ustadh Farid Dingle explains the rulings concerning the awra for men, how that applies to swimming, and suggests ways to make it halal.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmatuLlah wa barakatuh. I would like to start swimming as a way of staying fit. However I can’t find trunks that cover the awra. Also the pools […]

Muslim Woman to Marry Christian Man

Ustadha Raidha Shah Idil makes it clear that a Muslim woman cannot marry a Christian man. If a Muslim woman wants to marry a Christian man on the condition that he will allow their children to be practicing Muslims, and their life and all matters will be handled as per Islamic teaching, then is there […]

Praying in Clothes with Dog’s Saliva on Them

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked if it is permissible to disregard dog saliva if the dog serves a useful function. I read in one of your answers that if you work in a place where a dog may lick your clothes quite often it is allowed for a Hanafi person to follow the Maliki opinion […]

Receiving Funding from a Commercial Bank

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about receiving start-up funding from a bank that deals in riba. I am a revert to Islam doing my Bachelor’s in Computer Science and have been given a project in my field of study by a start-up (let’s call it X). X works in the domain of Computer Science. The […]

Pain Is an Expiation

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat advises on the pain of ending an illicit relationship and turning to Allah. Four years ago, I was in a haram relationship with a female. We were both conscious of our din and so had wanted to end the haram and make the relationship proper. Disobeying Allah and also keeping the relationship […]