What is the Etiquette in Warning Others from Slandering?

Shaykh Farid Dingle outlines the approach and etiquette that one should adopt when advising others to stop slandering.   Question: As-salaam alaikum, If someone is being slandered by someone else and I defend them saying that what the person who’s slandering is saying is wrong by way of insulting the words that they used to […]

How Should We Treat Wild Animals?

Shaykh Jamir Meah advises on how we should treat wild animals such as lions and tigers.   Question: As-salaam alaikum, We know that our prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) loved cats, and thus we as Muslims are to treat cats with kindness and respect. Does this apply to larger cats like lions and tigers? To what extent? […]

Am I Responsible for Childhood and Adolescent Errors?

Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat provides advice on how to rectify errors and mistakes in childhood when the property and rights of others have been infringed upon.   Question: As-Salaamu A’laykum, 1. As a child, I remember that when I was in primary school, I would play with the glue sticks and I would remove some of […]

Is It Permissible to Open a Cyber Lounge?

Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat answers the question if it is permissible for Muslims to open a cyber lounge as a business.   Question: Peace upon all of you with God’s mercy and blessings. I am trying to make better decisions in life and improve myself. I recently rented a store with a friend and been thinking […]

Using Terms as Colloquial Expressions

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked of using noble terms as colloquial expressions of approval or praise in a metaphorical sense is permissible.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Is it wrong to refer to things of this world as “heaven/heavenly/paradise”? For example, “This cake is heavenly” or, “My home is my paradise.” […]

Mixed Gender Classes

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked if it is permissible for men and women who are students of knowledge to attend classes where both genders are present.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Can women and men be in one classroom when they are seeking knowledge?   Answer: Wa alaykum assaalam wa rahmat […]

Reading Literary Fiction

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked about the use and benefit of literary fiction, and advises on their possible detriment to faith and love of Allah. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I would like to ask a question regarding reading literature: I always enjoyed reading and, especially growing up, I spent many hours […]

Stealing from a Friend and Making Amends

Ustadh Farid Dingle gives advice on how to make amends for having stolen from a friend one no longer is in contact with.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. When I was in school my friend went to the bathroom and gave her lunchbox to me. I took one of the chicken […]

Being Patient Despite Financial Hardship

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat advises on how to bear the trials and hardships that one faces with patience and acceptance.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I’m a young adult and it seems my family and I have never ending financial difficulties. I feel we are all doing our best, yet we struggle […]

Buying House Opposite to Temple

Shaykh Jamir Meah is asked if buying a house across from a temple dedicated to another religion is permissible.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Is buying a house opposite to a non-Muslim Temple permissible?   Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I pray you are well insha Allah. […]