Friendship between a Boy and a Girl

Months ago, I met a brother in a seminar. We kept in contact and built a friendship with a lot of respect. A few days ago, I asked him how he would react if his sister had contact to a strange guy he doesn’t know. He thought about the question and suggested to break off. […]

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 […]

A Dua to Make Someone My Spouse

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil is asked whether there are specific dua one can recite that makes the desired person become one’s spouse. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am interested in marrying my friend, but the problem is that he does not want to get married right now. He likes me, but […]

Contemplating Suicide Because No One Will Marry Me

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil answers a question on how to deal with suicidal thoughts and feeling despair about not being able to find a marriage partner. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I pray five times a day but feel like my life is coming to an end. Allah has not given me […]

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, […]

Greeting, Hugging Non-Mahram Men and Women

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked about a wife seeing his husband hug a non-Mahram woman in front of her children and how to deal with this. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have been married for almost six years and have two daughters. My husband usually shakes hands with non-Muslim women and […]

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 […]

Sexual Urge when Spouse Works Overseas

Ustadah Raidah Shah Idil is asked about how to control one’s sexual desires and the urge to masturbate when one’s spouse is away for long periods. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am a wife and mother living in India, while my husband works in Saudi Arabia. I am getting very sexually […]

Father-in-Law Kissed Daughter-in-Law

Ustadh Salman Younas gives general advice on a case of a father-in-law kissing the daughter-in-law by mistake and how one should act in such cases. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. A case has arisen in our town that a father in law suddenly and unexpectedly kissed his daughter in law. This all […]

Are Breast Implants Permissible?

Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan answers a question on the permissibility of breast enhancement as a way to remedy what some societies might consider a defect. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. My friend has been depressed and self-conscious for a long time due to having very small, almost non existent breasts. She’s completely flat […]