Are Diseases Contagious?

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked how one reconciles hadith and science on contagion. I have a teacher who is an alim from the Deobandi school of thought. My understanding of disease was that Allah created germs and that many germs are the reason for the spread of disease as they can be passed on when […]

Drawing Closer to Allah – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

He says, Exalted and Most High, “Whoever harms a wali of Mine, I declare war upon him.” This is announcing that this hadith is going to be about a particular principle: the principle of wilaya. The principle of being a wali.

Uncreated Beings Besides Allah?

Ustadh Farid Dingle is questioned about the possibility of their being other creators besides Allah. Are there other uncreated beings alongside Allah? Seeing as how the definition of god is the one who created the universe and creation, is it possible for there to be uncreated beings that Allah did not create? A being that […]

Will Hell Be Emptied?

Ustadh Farid Dingle answers a question on a hadith about Hell being emptied. would like to know if the Hadith in Kanz al-Ummal vol. 14, number 39505 is authentic? It says that there will be one day when hell will be empty. Shukran for your answer! Wassalam Hell-Fire will last forever. This is an agreed […]

Am I a Kafir for Not loving Allah?

Ustadh Farid Dingle advises on feeling no love for Allah and how to rectify this. I used to love Allah but my iman got weaker and now I feel indifferent to Allah. I don’t love or hate Him. Partly because I used to blame Allah for things. This is a real lack of love, not […]

Ishraq, Chasht, and Awwabin Prayers

Shaykh Jamir Meah explains the prayers of ishraq, duha, and awwabin, their virtues and rewards. What is the difference between the ishraq, chasht, and awwabin prayers. Why are these separately described in hadiths? When should we pray the ishraq, chasht, and awwabin prayers. What are the virtues mentioned in sahih hadith of praying the ishraq, […]

Photos of the Prophet, Peace Be upon Him

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat answers questions on images of the Prophet found online. I am confused. The photos that are on Google and YouTube of the Messenger of Allah, blessings and peace be upon him, are they real or are they just uploaded by others to misguide Muslims? I pray you are well. Depicting the Prophets […]

Criticizing a Companion

Shaykh Jamir Meah is asked about speaking ill of the Companions. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa baraktuh. If one has the i‘tiqad of Ahl al-Sunna, but criticizes, or speaks ill, or curses a Companion of the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, what is his state? Is he still among the Ahl […]

The Prophet’s Funeral Prayer

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat answers a question about the number of people who attended the Prophet’s funeral prayer, blessings and peace be upon him. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Who is the only wife of Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, who attended his funeral prayer?   Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa […]

Two Hadiths about ‘Uqbah ibn Abi Muayt

Shaykh Jamir Meah clarifies two hadiths concerning the fate of ‘Uqbah ibn Abi Muayt and his children, ‘Umarah and Yazid. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I just read the account of the battle of Badr in Ibn Ishaq’s biography of Prophet Muhammad, blessings and peace be upon him. He records the Prophet, […]