Mixed Gender Classes

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked if it is permissible for men and women who are students of knowledge to attend classes where both genders are present.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Can women and men be in one classroom when they are seeking knowledge?   Answer: Wa alaykum assaalam wa rahmat […]

Wearing Skin-colored Clothing

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked to clarify the rulings on covering one’s awra in cases where one is wearing skin-colored clothing.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. What is the permissibility of wearing skin-colored clothing? For example, I am a women and prefer covering of the feet as awra. However, I have […]

Wearing Minute Amounts of Gold

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked about the permissibility of wearing watches with minute amounts of gold on the face or the movements.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Islam forbids men from wearing any gold. Is it halal to wear a stainless steel watch with gold on the hands? What if there’s […]

Did I Commit Wrongful Takfir?

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked if calling saying or thinking that a Muslim is non-Muslim wrongfully puts one outside of the fold of Islam.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I once typed a message saying some Muslims I do not like were not true Muslims, whispering the words to myself as […]

Reading Literary Fiction

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked about the use and benefit of literary fiction, and advises on their possible detriment to faith and love of Allah. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I would like to ask a question regarding reading literature: I always enjoyed reading and, especially growing up, I spent many hours […]

Stealing from a Friend and Making Amends

Ustadh Farid Dingle gives advice on how to make amends for having stolen from a friend one no longer is in contact with.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. When I was in school my friend went to the bathroom and gave her lunchbox to me. I took one of the chicken […]

Buying House Opposite to Temple

Shaykh Jamir Meah is asked if buying a house across from a temple dedicated to another religion is permissible.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Is buying a house opposite to a non-Muslim Temple permissible?   Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I pray you are well insha Allah. […]

Responding to Vulgarities

Shaykh Jamir Meah gives advice on how best to respond to vulgar language used by others in the workplace.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I come in to contact with people in my work place as I go about my work who, as a means of conversation swear for example when […]

Temporary Lip Fillers

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked if having one’s lips filled for beautification is permissible in Islam. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Are lip fillers permissible in Islam given that they are non surgical and of temporary nature, lasting up to approximately six months? It has become very common now and something that […]

Context for the Hadith: Whoever Imitates a People Is of Them

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked if wearing clothes that are not traditionally Muslim in itself puts one beyond the pale.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. May Allah reward you for your great answer service. I was wondering if there is a specific historical context for the hadith: “Whoever resembles a people […]