Thinking “The Almighty Has Children” and Rejecting It

Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan makes clear the rulings on thinking thoughts unbefitting of Allah. If someone were to bring to his mind the sentence “the Almighty has children.” At the same time he hates it and is disgusted by it, and doesn’t believe it or doesn’t hold that thought to be true because he is a […]

Passing Thoughts and Sins of the Heart

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked if inappropriate passing thoughts about Allah are sinful. Do demonic or comical thoughts about Allah take one out of the fold of Islam? Actively bringing such an image or ideation to mind would be sinful. It merely coming across one’s mind has no ruling. Believing it would be disbelief. Please […]

What Is the Umm al-Kitab?

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked about the meaning of the term “Umm al-Kitab” and how it relates to the speech of Allah. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I hope this finds you in the best health. My question is about the Umm al-Kitab which is mentioned three times in the Holy Qur’an. […]

Contemplating Suicide Because No One Will Marry Me

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil answers a question on how to deal with suicidal thoughts and feeling despair about not being able to find a marriage partner. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I pray five times a day but feel like my life is coming to an end. Allah has not given me […]

Losing Hope and Struggling with the Din

Shaykh Farid Dingle answers a question about struggling with one’s din, not feeling worthy of Islam, and losing hope and trust in Allah. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I’ve been struggling with the din since Allah drew me back into the religion when a calamity had befallen me because there was no […]

Prayers That Are Never Answered

Shaykh Farid Dingle is asked why it is that our prayers sometimes seem to not be answered and our lives are full of struggle when compared to others. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Why is it that I keep praying to Allah and my prayers (dua) are never answered? Even my non-Muslim […]

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 […]

Pledging Allegiance to Gain Citizenship

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasatis asked if pledging allegiance to a non-Muslim country in order to gain citizenship is a form of shirk. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have a question regarding the pledging allegiance to US to get a citizenship. I live in US with my parents. My dad wanted me to […]

Types of Thought, Blasphemy, and Sin

Shaykh Farid Dingle is asked about the categories of thoughts and what to do when one has blasphemous thoughts or imaginings. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I heard that there are three kind of thoughts. Intentional thoughts, innocent thoughts, and thoughts due to disease. If someone were to imagine blasphemy would he […]

The Quandary of Disbelief

Shaykh Farid Dingle gives advice to a person who is struggling with the problem of disbelief, why Allah is as He is, and how one justifies this to oneself. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I’ve spent most of my life following Islamic principles with a devoted love toward Allah and often myself […]