Naming a Child Eesa Ibrahim Khan.

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum Me and my wife have just had a baby boy, we were thinking about names and we wanted to name our child Eesa Ibrahim Khan. I just wanted to check if we can 2 prophets names together or if it was best just to go with Eesa […]

Drought and Wudu.

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum Cape Town, South Africa is still experiencing a major drought and we try to introduce measures to reduce water wastage. Considering that one can sometimes waste water taking wudoo by a tap I wanted to know if it permissible to take Wudoo using the same bottle one […]

Wudu and Water Wastage.

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum Cape Town, South Africa is still experiencing a major drought and we try to introduce measures to reduce water wastage. Considering that one can sometimes waste water taking wudoo by a tap I wanted to know if it permissible to take Wudoo using the same bottle one […]

I Always Feel That I Am in a State of Major Ritual Impurity.

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I wet my undergarments a lot due to waswas about urine. If I have an erotic dream and feel something coming out I check my underwear and they’re wet. Can I assume this is due to me wetting them when awake? I should add that I have […]

Do I Pay Zakat on Foreign Property?

Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat answers a question related to the payment of Zakat on foreign property (according to the Hanafi school of thought).   Question: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahuh Hope you are well. I have a question re. zakat. My family has put a property abroad under my name – presumably to avoid problems […]

When Should I Start Shorten My Prayers?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum When should I start shorten my prayers? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Contemporary scholars have differed on the precise calculation of the travel distance. The position forwarded by the Indian Fiqh Academy is 48 miles. Other scholars hold it to be something closer to 51 miles, and […]

Can I Pray Asr at an Earlier Time Due to Work?

Shaykh Tabraze Azam answers a question related to performing the Asr prayer at an earlier time due to work commitments, according to the Hanafi school of thought.   Question: Assalaam Alaykum Respected shaykh(s), I have an issue in that I find it difficult to pray Asr at the later (predominant) Hanafi time due to work commitments (there […]

When Do I Recite the Ta’awwudh in Prayer?

Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat advises when to recite the ta’awwudh in prayer, according to the Hanafi school of thought.   Question: Salamu alaikum, I am trying to bring my salah in line with Hanafi fiqh. Should I say ta’awudh (“I seek protection in Allah from shaytan, the accursed one.”) and bismillah after reciting surah al-fatiha and […]

Does the Collection of Fluid Under One’s Skin Invalidate One’s Ablution?

Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat answers a question related to the discharge of fluid under one’s skin and its effect on ablution, according to the Hanafi school of thought. In addition, he clarifies what is meant by an external agent.   Question: Assalamu alaikum, I am slightly confused regarding what is meant by an external agent in […]

Wiping over Thick Socks

Ustadh Salman Younas clarifies the meaning of thick socks or khuff, their conditions, wiping over them, and the rulings on this.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Can you please give a detailed answer with proofs and references of why doing masah on thick socks (not leather khuffs) are permitted, such as […]