Throwing Away Food

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Kindly could you elaborate on the issue of throwing away food? For example, if one has cooked food that is edible in itself but distasteful, what should one do about it? Can one throw it away? What about bread crums and crums of biscuits? Can one throw them in the garden i.e […]

Answered by Aftab Ahmad Malik (excerpt from “The State We Are In”) If many non-Muslims suffer from ignorance about Islam, some Muslims are also ignorant about their own tradition. Expressed as an ideology anchored in opposition to the West, and determined to wage a universal jihad, these Muslims reduce Islam to a violent anti-intellectual force. […]

Answered by : Shaykh Gibril Haddad Question:’True’ dreams 1/46 of prophecy Answer: Muslims use two value-laden Arabic words for “dream”, ru’ya and hulm, respectively “vision” and “fantasm” — both of which are mentioned in the Qur’an and the Prophetic Sunnah — which differ widely in application and significance, the first one being good and the […]

Sunnahs of Eating

Answered by  Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: This question is regarding your mention of the sunnah of eating, implying being seated on the floor, eating with one’s hands, etc. How do the scholars determine which of these practices are considered rewardable sunnah, as opposed to happenstances related to the Holy Prophet’s time and place, peace be […]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: The Reality and Importance of Intention Answer: Ibn Raslan (Allah have mercy on him), author of al-Zubad, a blessed thousand-line poem in Shafi`i fiqh explained some important principles by saying, 1. So correct intentions before actions, And make them at the beginning of actions. 2. Then, if you sustain […]