Stunning of Animals.

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum A halal certifying authority say they stun their chicken using Water-bath Stun – for Poultry and Electric-Tong Stun – for Ovine meat before slaughtering. They say that the animal is alive at the time of slaughtering, and slaughtering is carried out by a Muslim whilst reciting Bismillahi-Allahu […]

My Husband Doesn’t Pray.

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My husband used to pray and go for jumu’ah, but now he doesn’t pray at all. He says he is mad at Allah for all the suffering in the world, and why should he pray to a God who is supposed to be merciful, but let […]

Regarding the Women of the People of Lut.

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I was wondering about the people of Lut. Since the men of the people of lut engaged in homosexuality and such and were destroyed for it, it made me wonder if the women in that society were destroyed too? And if so why? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam, thank […]

Defining Ill-Conduct (Nushuz) in Marriage.

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum How can we equate Nushuz (ill-conduct) on the part of the wife with that of the husband as mentioned in 4:34 and 4:128. Most scholars have understood Nushuz to mean marital discord. So here’s my grievance, why would the wife be disciplined by the husband when she […]

Problems in My Life.

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum This year has been tough for me.Everyday I am facing some sort of problem.I pray five times a day but still I am going through the toughest time of my life. Please tell me why this is happening to me. Answer: As-salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh […]

Am I Wrong to Not Want to Speak with My Parents?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Am I wrong to not want to speak with my parents? Over the years I have found myself increasingly becoming emotionally distant from my parents. The reason this is, is partly because of the way things have occurred in my life growing up and the response/behaviour of […]

Uttering Words of Disbelief.

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, My friend uttered words of disbelief with his tongue which he did not belief in his heart. But he is not sure whether he did it on purpose or not. During the course of the day he renounced it but one thing he is sure is that […]

What Can a Woman Do During Her Waiting Period?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I have been told that if a woman enters her waiting period after the death of her husband she cannot leave her home until this period is completed. I wanted to know if leaving the home refers to seclusion (not going out of the home at all […]

Is It Permissible to Listen to A Capella Songs?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it permissible to listen to A capella songs? Answer: Assalamu alaykum, The letter of the law Singing is permissible as long as the words are decent, there is no musical instruments, and the tunes are not intentionally like other forbidden forms of singing or music, for […]

Will Allah Hold Me Accountable for My Wife and Sister Not Observing Hijab?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My wife says her prayer regularly, but she is not serious about maintaining her hijab while going outside or meeting with non-mahrams, or her cousins. I continuously order/request/advise her to maintain hijab properly, but she does not do so. Shall I be held accountable for this […]