The Principle of Choosing the Lesser of Two Evils

Answered by  Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : The Principle of Choosing the Lesser of Two Evils Answer : The various principles (qawa’id) outlined by the classical jurists (fuqaha) are a result of extensive study of the injunctions (masa’il) of fiqh throughout the ages and eras. These principles did not just come about due to […]

Scholars, Students of Sacred Knowledge and Poverty

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question :  Scholars, Students of Sacred Knowledge and Poverty Answer : This is indeed a very important issue that affects no doubt many students of Islamic knowledge and those wishing to devote their lives to studying and teaching Islamic sciences and dedicating themselves to the service of Islam. I […]

Is it Appropriate to Use Abbreviations Like “SAW” & “SWT” ?

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : Is it suitable to use abbreviations like “SAW” and “SWT”? Also, is the sunna to write out these laudatory expressions in written form, or does the sunna refer to using them when speaking about the prophets, scholars, etc.?   Answer : Imam al-Nawawi, the great muhaddith and […]

Importance of Intention in Seeking Knowledge

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : Importance of Intention in Seeking Knowledge Answer : The great Hadith master (hafidh), Imam Shams al-Din al-Dhahabi (Allah have mercy on him) states in his short but brilliant treatise al-Muqizah: “Correcting of the intention by a student of sacred knowledge is essential. Thus, whosoever seeks the knowledge […]

I Want to Study Islam Abroad But Parents Insist on Me Staying at Home

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : I want to Study Islam Abroad but Parents Insist on me Staying at Home Answer : Your desire to learn sacred and Islamic knowledge is commendable. May Allah Most High give you great success in this world and the hereafter, Ameen. As far as how to go […]

The Concept and Classification of Bid’a in Islam

Answered by Mufti Muhammd ibn Adam Question : The concept and classification of Bid’a in Islam Answer : The word Bid’a (innovation) has two aspects to it, one being the linguistic definition, and the other, it’s meaning from a Shariah perspective. Linguistically Bid’a means introducing something new, regardless of whether it is connected to religious […]

How Much Should the Prophet (Peace be upon him) be Loved and How.

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : How Much Should the Prophet be Loved and How. Answer : This is a very short question, the answer of which requires a long treatise, coupled with a high level of piety and spirituality of which I am certainly void, thus not in a position to really […]

Exaggerated Praise of the Prophet of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him)

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : Exaggerated Praise of the Prophet of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him)           Answer : The Hadith towards which you have referred is recorded by Imam al-Bukhari in his Sahih, on the authority of Sayyiduna Umar ibn al-Khattab (Allah be pleased with […]

Changing Madhhabs

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : Changing my Fiqh Madhhab Answer : Islamic Fiqh Madhhabs are a means to an end, which is to worship Allah Almighty and obey Him in a sound, proper and pleasing manner. As such, what Madhhab one follows should be determined by which Madhhab one can: 1. Learn […]

Commencing and Concluding One’s Meal with Salt

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : Commencing and Concluding One’s Meal with Salt Some people take salt before and after every meal religiously. Is it a Sunnah to have some salt before and/or after meals? Is there any reference in the life of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alyhi wa sallam or the Sahaba that this […]