Mixed Schools and Talking to Other Students

Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan answers a question about how to deal with having to sit next to a person of the opposite gender in a mixed school. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I go to a school that is mixed and in one of my classes, I sit near a boy. I do […]

Having Seriously Evil Thoughts

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked about intrusive thoughts that are heretical. He explains their origins, what they mean, and how to counter them. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am a fourteen year old. My problem is that it has been five months that I am having these thoughts. First it started […]

My Teenager Is Disrespectful and Has No Empathy. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I have a teenager who is hyper most of the time, is disrespectful to everyone around her (elders and children), has no empathy and says some things that are out of context. I am stuck as how to deal with her. Can you help me? Answer: Assalamualaykum […]

How Should a Child Address His Elders?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum My question is regarding relationships and their titles. I know of a single mother who is currently staying with her parents and has a 4 year old son. The mother delivered at her parents house since she was divorced while pregnant. Now the question is about the […]

What Job Opportunities Can I Pursue After Finishing My Islamic Studies?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: I am a recent graduate of a traditional Darul-Uloom in the UK and I find myself unsure of what career path to pursue. Salaries offered in mosques are low in relation to the current cost of living in the UK. Essentially, I would like a job whereby I can […]

What Is the Etiquette to Follow for a Woman Towards a Male Teacher? (Habib Umar)

Answered by  Habib Umar bin Hafiz Question: Assalam aleykum What are the shariah boundaries regarding the interaction between a female student and her male teacher? Answer: [Assalam alaykum] The shariah boundaries are those that were present in the interaction between the greatest teacher (Peace be Upon Him) and the women folk of his ummah who used to […]

How to Raise Children in Difficult Environments?

Answered by  Habib Umar bin Hafiz Question: Assalam aleykum A woman who lives with her husband and children in a non-Muslim home, what is her responsibility in safeguarding her faith and the faith of her children? Answer: [Assalam alaykum] She is responsible for: -Filling her heart and the hearts of her children with the love of Allah, […]

What Is the Ruling on Cutting Hair for Umra?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I am due to go for Umra soon but I am nervous about shaving my head due to aesthetic reasons as I worry that it won’t suit me and will take a while to grow back. Is the ruling that it is compulsory to shave one’s head or does […]

Who Were the ‘Unbelievers’ Referred to in the Hadith Concerning Sun Worshippers?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: In a Hadith from Fath al-Bari, there is a Hadith which prohibits praying between the times of sunrise and sunset as that’s when the ‘unbelievers’ prostrated to the sun. Who are these ‘unbelievers’? Did the Arabs also worship the celestial bodies in addition to their idols? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. […]

How Can a Single Mother Raise a Muslim Son?

Answered by Ustadha Shireen Ahmed Question: Assalam alaykum, I am a single mother raising a Muslim son who is nearing the age of puberty. Without a man to model the religion for him and take him to be among the men, how can I best encourage his development of religion and chivalrous character? Answer: Wa […]