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The Two Eyes of Faith – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus reminds us that simple acts arising from complete submission to the will of Allah can do more than move mountains, they can bring people to the religion.   We always begin by praising our Lord, Exalted and Most High, and recognizing that al-hamd, that is all praise, is due to our Lord, […]

Passing Thoughts and Sins of the Heart

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked if inappropriate passing thoughts about Allah are sinful. Do demonic or comical thoughts about Allah take one out of the fold of Islam? Actively bringing such an image or ideation to mind would be sinful. It merely coming across one’s mind has no ruling. Believing it would be disbelief. Please […]

The Quandary of Disbelief

Shaykh Farid Dingle gives advice to a person who is struggling with the problem of disbelief, why Allah is as He is, and how one justifies this to oneself. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I’ve spent most of my life following Islamic principles with a devoted love toward Allah and often myself […]

Studying Philosophy in a Secular University

Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I have an interest in studying Philosophy after my Undergraduate degree, but have heard that many times the ideas presented in secular philosophy courses lead young people away from Islam. I hope to one day become a seeker of Islamic knowledge, I’m diligent in my salah, fast occasionally and try […]

Allah’s Relationship with Time and Space

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: If Allah’s power enters time and space, such as in our lives, and Allah’s power is a part of him, then why could Allah not incarnate himself in the form of a human on this earth? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the […]

Did the Maliki Jurist Ibn Abi Zayd Believe Allah is Literally Above the Throne?

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah After studying for a while and increasing my understanding in many issues, one issue still causes me confusion, and that is the issue of Allah and the ‘Arsh. I accept the verses of the Qur’an as they are about this matter and do not even […]

The Purpose of Our Lives and the Prophet Jesus

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: What do Muslims live and die for and how do they get to heaven? How does Islam differ from Christianity in regards to Prophet Jesus, peace and blessings be upon him? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful Assalamu alaikum, Thank you for your question. I […]

Does the Mahdi Have a Higher Rank Than Prophet `Isa (Peace be upon him)?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: There are various aḥādīth that state that Mahdi [عليه السلام‎] will come and rectify Islam. I also understand that he will lead ʿĪsā [عليه السلام‎] along with others in salah, does this mean that Mahdi [عليه السلام‎] has a higher ranking than that of ʿĪsā [عليه السلام‎]? If this […]

What Is Our Stance Regarding the Statement of Some That Allah “Sits” on the Throne?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalamu Alaikum. I have learned in depth about the correct aqida of Muslims, the Attributes of Allah and that He exists without a place. My belief is fine, but I want to ask about the belief of a person who says “Allah sits on the Throne.” I am guessing […]