How Do I Choose A School Of Thought (madhhab) & Why?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: How Do I Choose a Madhhab and Why? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate. May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon His Messenger Muhammad, his folk, companions, and followers A madhhab is a school of Islamic law, and each madhhab is based on a systematic […]

Can the Forgetfulness Prostration Be Done in Every Prayer Just to Be Sure it is Valid?

    Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Can the Sujud al-sahw be done in every prayer just to be sure it is valid? Answer : It would be prohibitively disliked, sinful, and a reprehensible innovation to perform the Sujud al-Sahw for every prayer without need. Forgetfulness prostrations are only required when one forgetfully […]

Invocation (dhikr) and Supplication (dua) after Prayer

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question:  In my mosque, the muezzin gives command after prayer when to say subhanallah, alhamdulillah and so on. And it is done after sunnah prayer. Is that practice OK?   Answer : It is permissible (and rewarding) to recite the various forms of Dhikr, Tasbih and Dua after prayers as mentioned […]

What is Backbiting and How Can One Be Safe?

Answered by : Shaykh Faraz Rabbani   Question : What is Backbiting and How Can One Be Safe?   Answer:  The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said that backbiting is, “To mention another with something they would dislike.” [Related by Muslim, Tirmidhi, and Abu Dawud, from Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him)]When unsure whether […]

Cutting Off the Animal’s Head Directly After Being Slaughtered

Answered by  Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : Cutting Off the Animal’s Head Directly After Being Slaughtered Answer: It should always be remembered that although Islam gives permission to slaughter certain animals and consume their meat (provided certain conditions are met), it never permits making animals suffer unnecessarily. The guidance of the Messenger of Allah […]

Can I Eat Meat Slaughtered by Jews and Christians?

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : Can I Eat Meat Slaughtered by Jews and Christians? Answer :   The general ruling is that if an animal is slaughtered by a Muslim, or a genuine Christian or Jew, then it would be halal to consume from it, provided the other two conditions of a valid […]

Wigs and False Hair

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question: Wigs and False Hair In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Answer : Wearing the hair of another human, man or a woman, or joining human hair to one’s hair has been clearly forbidden by the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace), […]

When Does the Soul (ruh) Enter the Foetus?

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question: When Does the Soul (ruh) Enter the Foetus? In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Answer: According to the jurists (fuqaha), the soul (ruh) enters the foetus at around 120 days (4 months) post-conception. They have based this duration upon a Qur’anic verse and a Hadith […]

On Which Hand and Finger Should a Man Wear his Silver Ring?

Answered  by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : On Which Hand and Finger Should a Man Wear his Silver Ring? Answer :  As for which finger, most of the scholars of Hadith and Fiqh are of the opinion that it is Sunna and recommended for a male, if he chooses to wear a silver ring, […]

Obeying the Law of the Land in the West

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : Obeying the Law of the Land in the West Answer : Muslims are generally obliged to abide by the laws of the land and the country they live in, whether it is a Islamic state (al-khilafa), Muslim countries, or non-Muslim countries such as those in the west, […]