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 […]

Adopting and Conveying a False View for the Sake of Dawa

Ustadh Farid Dingle untangles questions on establishing a state and the rule of law, authority, personal opinions and ijtihad, and who one should follow. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Praise be to Allah Most High and may His peace and blessings be upon His Messenger and those who follow him. Is it […]

Sins of the Imagination

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked about imaginings resulting from the words and ideas of others or to hadiths, and what these  might entail with regard to one’s faith.   Question:   Assalam alaykum wa rahamt Allah wa Barakatuh. All I want to know is whether this way of imagining is sinful and the scale of […]

Doubts on My Islam

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked about having doubts on one’s Islam and feeling overwhelmed by bad luck and misgivings about one’s faith and acts of worship.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I keep thinking with very strong conviction that i keep committing apostasy and fear on the loss of my good […]

Muslim Woman to Marry Christian Man

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil makes it clear that a Muslim woman cannot marry a Christian man. If a Muslim woman wants to marry a Christian man on the condition that he will allow their children to be practicing Muslims, and their life and all matters will be handled as per Islamic teaching, then is there […]

Visiting Christmas Markets

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked about visiting Christmas Markets having promised not to celebrate Christmas. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa baraktuh. I study in Europe and I promised by Allah that I will never celebrate Christmas. However will I keep my promise if I visit the Christmas Markets (where candles, food, and alcohol […]

I Struggle with Thoughts of Disbelief and Suicide

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil is asked about despair and contemplating suicide from being a lone Muslim. I struggle with thoughts of disbelief and suicide. I have non-Muslim family members and feel so guilty when I spend time with them during Christmas and so on. I feel ashamed about telling them I am Muslim, because of […]

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 […]

Are There Prohibited Duas?

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked if there are prohibited duas, or a limit to what Allah gives. There are a lot of sites saying that Allah answers all your duas. But are there not certain duas that are prohibited e.g. a dua asking Allah to beautify oneself. Can you please enlist all the duas Allah […]

Heavily Afflicted by Waswasa

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked about compulsively saying “I’m sorry” and asking forgiveness. I became heavily afflicted with waswasa when I was unemployed mainly around najasah, but alhamduliLlah I recovered from that after starting work. But recently have developed waswasa about actions or words of kufr. Also I’m obsessed with an intense fear of being […]