Pictures and Television

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Do the rulings of looking apply to someone looking at people in pictures and television? Answer : Yes, one cannot deliberately look at that which is impermissible to look at, in print or electronically. And Allah alone gives success. Faraz Rabbani

Looking at One’s Spouse

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Looking at one’s spouse Answer : Each spouse can look at the whole body of their spouse, without any dislike. However, it is inferred from the sunna that it is superior to avoid looking at the other’s private parts directly. It is related by Sayyida A’isha (Allah be […]

What is the Dua to Say When Looking at One’s Self in the Mirror?

Answered by SeekersHub Answers Service Question : What is the Dua to say when looking at one self in the mirror? Answer: Assalam aleykum, According to what is in Imam an-Nawwawi’s ‘al-Adhkaar,’ this dua is related in a sahih hadith. ابن السني عن عليّ رضي الله عنه أن النبيّ صلى الله عليه و سلّم كان […]

Tightness of Clothes

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Tightness of Clothes Answer: Tightness is, indeed difficult to specifically define. The tighter clothing is, the more disliked it would be–and when it is reasonably likely to attract undue looks as a result of the tightness, then it would become sinful as well. Caution is best. This does include […]

Chapter on the Supplication for the One Invited and the Guest to the Hosts when finished eating’

From Imam an-Nawwawi’s al-Adhkar: Question: Chapter on the Supplication for the One Invited and the Guest to the Hosts when finished eating Answer : اللهم بارك لهم فيما رزقتهم ، واغفر لهم وارحمهم Allahumma baarik lahum fima razaqtahum wagfir lahum warhamhum ‘Oh Allah, bless them in what You provided for them and forgive them and bestow mercy upon […]

Leaving Food on one’s plate

Answered  by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is it sunnah not to finish all the food on your plate, and to leave some food for next time? I ask because someone told me this is a very good thing to do, and someone else said this is illogical. Please clarify this, insha’Allah. Answer : The sunna […]

Throwing Away Food

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Kindly could you elaborate on the issue of throwing away food? For example, if one has cooked food that is edible in itself but distasteful, what should one do about it? Can one throw it away? What about bread crums and crums of biscuits? Can one throw them in the garden i.e […]

Knowledge Versus Ignorance

Answered by Aftab Ahmad Malik (excerpt from “The State We Are In”) If many non-Muslims suffer from ignorance about Islam, some Muslims are also ignorant about their own tradition. Expressed as an ideology anchored in opposition to the West, and determined to wage a universal jihad, these Muslims reduce Islam to a violent anti-intellectual force. […]

‘True’ Dreams Are 1/46 of Prophecy

Answered by : Shaykh Gibril Haddad Question:’True’ dreams 1/46 of prophecy Answer: Muslims use two value-laden Arabic words for “dream”, ru’ya and hulm, respectively “vision” and “fantasm” — both of which are mentioned in the Qur’an and the Prophetic Sunnah — which differ widely in application and significance, the first one being good and the […]

Sunnahs of Eating

Answered by  Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: This question is regarding your mention of the sunnah of eating, implying being seated on the floor, eating with one’s hands, etc. How do the scholars determine which of these practices are considered rewardable sunnah, as opposed to happenstances related to the Holy Prophet’s time and place, peace be […]