What is the Definition of a Promise?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : What is the definition of a promise? Does one have to say the word promise for it to be one? Answer : A promise is an firm affirmation or commitment to do something. The “firmness” can be explictly stated, or understood by context or custom. The word “promise” […]

Ruling regarding shaking hands with members of the opposite gender

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Does the ruling regarding shaking hands with members of the opposite gender relate to avoidance of skin contact in particular or the impersibility of shaking hands of the opposite gender in gender? Can one over come this impermissibility if one were to shake the other person’s hand while […]

The Wearing of Silk and Jewelry

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I have heard an opinion related to the hadith forbidding gold and silk which states that the reason the Prophet, may peace and mercy of Allah be upon him, forbade us from wearing gold and silk was because they were expensive commodities in that era, as they are now, […]

Wearing Sandals on Hajj

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool Question: Wearing Sandals on Hajj In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Kind. Answer : The upper part of the foot (around the cuneiform bones of the foot) must be uncovered during ihram. The sandals that you wore have a strap on top of this very part of the foot, and […]