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Sins of the Imagination

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked about imaginings resulting from the words and ideas of others or to hadiths, and what these  might entail with regard to one’s faith.   Question:   Assalam alaykum wa rahamt Allah wa Barakatuh. All I want to know is whether this way of imagining is sinful and the scale of […]

Apostasy and Good Deeds

Ustadh Salman Younas unpacks the question of the deeds of an apostate who returns to Islam. My question is on the deeds of the apostate. I know that apostasy invalidates good deeds but I want to know the opinion of the majority of scholars and maddhabs; whether they are returned to him when he repents […]

Is It Disbelief to Go to Secular Courts Instead of Islamic Courts?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Does going to non-sharia courts in the presence of sharia courts take one out of the folds of Islam? Answer: Assalam ‘alaykum, I hope you’re well insha’Allah. Going to non-Islamic courts does not entail disbelief, even if Islamic courts are accessible. In fact, sometimes it is necessary […]

Is Praying in Front of Pictures of Animate Objects Disbelief?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu Alaykum I hope all are well. Please tell me if any of the following constitute disbelief (kufr). 1) Praying in front of pictures of animate beings or praying when one has a strong urge to relieve oneself. 2) Not going to hajj and not paying zakat however not […]

Am I a Disbeliever by Believing in Evolution?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum Am I a disbeliever by believing in the evolution theory? 1. Does believing that human beings (homo sapiens) evolved from other species (other hominids) entail disbelief? 2. If one believes that we are not just the descendants of one couple (Adam and Eve, peace be upon them), […]

Do Unlawful Relationships Deprive One of Faith?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I have read that a muslim gets deprived of his faith when he is involved in fornication. Can I get deprived my faith if I kiss and touch a girl? Answer:Wa’alaykum assalam. Thank you for your question. Major and minor sins, including zina, do not deprive one […]

Does a Picture of a Deity on a Bag Invalidate One’s Faith?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I bought my son a school bag. It has a drawing of a fictional superhero deity on comic books called Thor. If my son uses this bag would that invalidate our Islam? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. Thank you for writing in. I pray this finds you in the […]

I Have Cursed at My Son. Am I Divorced?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I got a little angry against my son and all of the sudden I uttered a word in the punjabi language: “haraam da” which means “bastard”. And ever since it happend I have been getting misgivings of “kufr” and “divorce”. Does this constitute disbelief or divorce? Answer: […]

Does Not Talking About Islam With a Non-Muslim Mean That I Am Pleased With Disbelief?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I was waiting on a cash desk when a man asked me if I am Muslim. I replied with “Yes” and then he said “Elhamdulillah”. He said:”I have the intention to become Muslim.” After that, we talked again without touching the topic of Islam and suddenly he […]

Did I Become a Disbeliever by Repeating Lyrics Containing Disbelief?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum Did I become a disbeliever by repeating lyrics containing disbelief? Answer: assalamu alaykum Merely repeating lyrics that contain statements of disbelief would not render one a disbeliever. However, it would be sinful to do so and one must avoid it. The reason why it would not be […]