Can Women Be Part of a Mosque Committee?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Recently, I have been involving myself in the mosque committee having pushed for a separate female committee that can have a voice alongside the mens’ committee. However, this has been met with much disapproval from older members of the community who believe that women should not be […]

I Am a Convert to Islam and Struggle to Interact with My Family.

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I converted about a year ago at 15 and since then, I have been struggling with interaction with my family. Recently on a road trip I’ve been repeatedly slandered by my brother who is also a Muslim. He pays very little heed to the religion and […]

A Ramadan Reader: A Comprehensive Answers Guide to Getting the Most Out of Ramadan

  Preparing for Ramadan The Complete Guide to Fasting Imam Tahir’s 5 Simple Steps to Prepare for Ramadan Preparing For Ramadan Advice from Habib Umar bin Hafiz Ramadan Detox‬‏ for a Healthy Ramadan 40 Hadiths on Ramadan Tarawih Can I Pray 8 Rakats for Tarawih? Should We Stop Praying Tarawih Once the Qur’an is Completed? […]

My Husband Is a Convert to Islam but He Has Gone Back to Drinking.

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My husband is a convert to Islam. He took his Islam seriously when we first married. Since we moved to the house he was raised in, everything has changed. We are far away from my parents and our Muslim friends. I discovered by accident that he […]

Is My Marriage Still Valid?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I am a mother of small children, feel very suicidal and am self-harming. My husband has been unfaithful to me for many years, refuses to change his ways, leave the house, get a job, or accept help from my family. His family doesn’t want him either […]

My Husband Doesn’t Pray.

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My husband used to pray and go for jumu’ah, but now he doesn’t pray at all. He says he is mad at Allah for all the suffering in the world, and why should he pray to a God who is supposed to be merciful, but let […]

Regarding the Women of the People of Lut.

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I was wondering about the people of Lut. Since the men of the people of lut engaged in homosexuality and such and were destroyed for it, it made me wonder if the women in that society were destroyed too? And if so why? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam, thank […]

Problems in My Life.

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum This year has been tough for me.Everyday I am facing some sort of problem.I pray five times a day but still I am going through the toughest time of my life. Please tell me why this is happening to me. Answer: As-salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh […]

Am I Wrong to Not Want to Speak with My Parents?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Am I wrong to not want to speak with my parents? Over the years I have found myself increasingly becoming emotionally distant from my parents. The reason this is, is partly because of the way things have occurred in my life growing up and the response/behaviour of […]

Will Allah Hold Me Accountable for My Wife and Sister Not Observing Hijab?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My wife says her prayer regularly, but she is not serious about maintaining her hijab while going outside or meeting with non-mahrams, or her cousins. I continuously order/request/advise her to maintain hijab properly, but she does not do so. Shall I be held accountable for this […]