Seeing the Prophet in a Dream: Only for Someone Who Has Seen Him in Real Life?

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: One of my friend is of the opinion that one can only see the Messenger of Allah in his dream only if he has seen the Messenger of Allah in real life. Is this true? Answer: assalamu `alaykum An individual who has not seen the Prophet (Allah bless him […]

The Ash`aris & Maturidis: Standards of Mainstream Sunni Beliefs

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is it true that the Hanbalis were very anti-Ash`ari? I have heard from some people that the beliefs of the Salaf were the beliefs of the “Atharis” and not the Ash`ari/Maturidis and things like interpreting the attributes is not valid. Can you please clarify? Answer: In the Name of […]

What is the Difference Between the “Heart” (Qalb), “Kindling Heart” (fuaad), and the “Pure Intellect” (lubb)?

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: What are the differences between the words “Qalb”, “Fu’aad” and “Lubb” as used in the Qur’an? Answer: As salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, The Qur’an expresses the word “heart” using different Arabic words at different times; these can mostly be summed up as the Arabic words qalb, […]

Why Would Allah Protect Some of the Divine Books & Not All of Them?

Answered by Shaykh Gibril Haddad Question: Recently a devout Christian and a Muslim were debating about Islam and Christianity and the Christian posed the question, “If Muslims believe that the Bible has been altered by Men but the Quran has been preserved since it’s revelation and Allah has promised to preserve it. Why would Allah […]

Can Supplication Change Destiny?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Can du’a change qadr? Answer: [1] There is no doubt that the Divine Decree is eternal–beyond time–and therefore not subject to “change.” [2] Du`a’ “changes” destiny in the relative sense: it is a means (like other means) towards the good, so it turns to flow of one’s life […]

Are `Isa And Yahya (Allah be well please with them) Considered Cousins In Islam?

Answered by Shaykh Gibril Haddad Question: Are `Isa and Yahya ibn Zakariyya considered cousins in Islam like in Christianity? Does this mean Maryam had a sister who was married to Zakariyya, while Zakariyya was also the guardian of Maryam? Answer: `Alaykum as-Salam wa rahmatullah: May the blessings of the second half of Ramadan shower from […]

The Beatific Vision

Answered by Shaykh Gibril Haddad Question: What is the opinion of Sunni Islam regarding the Prophet (Allah bless him) seeing Allah when he ascended to the heavens? Answer: The Vision of Allah in the World and the Hereafter by Shaykh Gibril Haddad “Allah Most High made our Prophet – Allah bless and greet him peace  […]

Will The Believer Enter The Fire Or Just See It?

Answered by Shaykh Gibril Haddad Question: I have heard some scholars stating that the believer will see the fire, though they will not enter it. Upon seeing the fire, they will increase in their gratitude for being among the dwellers of paradise. Is there a mainstream opinion on whether all believers will witness Hell, if […]

What Does The Narration “Allah created Adam In His/his Image” Mean?

Answered by Salman Younas Question: I have heard a hadtih mentioned several times but not sure about its authenticity and meaning. The hadith mentions that Allah (swt) created Man in his image (or in the image of his face). Can you please explain this? Answer: Walaikum assalam I pray you are well and in the […]

Is There Consensus Regarding The Superiority of Abu Bakr?

Answered by Shaykh Gibril Haddad Question: Is there a valid difference of opinion among the Ahly Sunnah regarding the superiority of Abu Bakr over all the other companions? If so, who narrated consensus regarding this point? Answer: Consensus over the superiority of Abu Bakr (Allah be pleased with him) over all other Companions within Sunni […]