Entries by sufyan

Gaps Between Fingers in Prayer.

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I have read multiple times online that a women is “required” to keep her fingers together with no gap during ruku’, sujood, and the sitting position in Salah. What does that mean? Do I have to tense up my fingers and squeeze them together so as to […]

Is Allah Really Merciful?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum My question is simple “Who is Allah really?”. On paper (quran, hadidth) Allah is mentioned as being most merciful. But in reality He is simply not merciful or anything (at least for me). He is mean, stingy, non merciful. I even feel that He likes that I […]

How Can I Protect Myself from Uttering a Divorce in Anger?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Inshallah this year I should be getting married and something I am very worried about is verbal divorce. I am scared that perhaps in a state between wakefulness and sleep that I might utter something I don’t mean or that I might say a statement of divorce […]

Removing Impurities After Relieving Oneself.

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum After using toilet to relieve myself I used tissue to wipe away the excrement, then I used water on my hands to wipe away the remaining excrement. I collected some water in my hands from the tap several times and then wiped until there was no trace […]

Missed Prayers and the Call to Prayer. [ Shafi’I ]

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum When one has years of missed prayers then one gives adhan only for the very first of those missed prayer? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatah, Dear questioner, While it is correct that is is technically true that is recommended to call the adhan for […]

Plagued by Many Obsessive Thoughts.

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I have strong feelings of hatred towards God that He made these laws and legislations but I don’t act upon it. I have worries, and thoughts that even if I fulfill the Islamic duties, I would get punished for the feelings I had. Is this how […]

I Suspect My Mother and Male Cousin Are Having an Affair.

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I suspect that my mother may be engaging in some sort of unlawful relationship with her cousin who lives in a different country. I discovered that they message each other daily about a year ago, which made me uncomfortable. I decided to let the matter go […]

Hijab in the Workplace.

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum Would it be acceptable to put on a scarf which covers my hair only (not my neck) when going to work and then using a scarf that covers my head and neck when I am not at work? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear […]

Is It Permissible to Subscribe to Amazon Prime?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum According to the Amazon Website, Amazon Prime is a a subscription service where “Members receive benefits which include free fast shipping for eligible purchases, streaming of movies, TV shows and music, exclusive shopping deals and selection, unlimited reading, and more.” One can use this service to avoid […]