Can I Prescribe Medication With Gelatin When a Less Efficacious Alternative is Available?

Shaykh Jamir Meah answers a question related to the permissibility of prescribing medication which contains gelatin.   Question: Salaam, I know it is haram to take medicine that has haram elements in it (like gelatin capsules) if there is a reasonable alternative (such as tablets). So as a muslim psychiatrist, many of our medicines have […]

Making up Missed Prayers

Ustadh Farid Dingle answers questions on whether making up missed prayers is obligatory. I hope this finds you well. I have a question with regards to missed prayers.From the age of 12-15 I never prayed. Between the ages of 16-17 I prayed twice a day. From 18 to now, sometimes I missed one prayer. All […]

Re Previous Answer on Wife’s Conjugal Rights

Shaykh Jamir Meah clarifies certain aspects of a previous answer on a wife’s conjugal rights. I am writing to inquire a further look at this portion from a previous answer: What Does Islam Say About the Neglect of the Wife’s Sexual Rights? Islam already takes into account the fact that a woman may have times […]

Apostasy and Good Deeds

Ustadh Salman Younas unpacks the question of the deeds of an apostate who returns to Islam. My question is on the deeds of the apostate. I know that apostasy invalidates good deeds but I want to know the opinion of the majority of scholars and maddhabs; whether they are returned to him when he repents […]

Pooling Funds for Hajj

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about the legality of polling funds for Hajj. In our culture, we have a system of informal savings whereby people come together in groups and decide on an amount of money to deposit in a savings (locally, a wooden–metal box that is entrusted to a group member). They also decide […]

Permanent Dental Retainer and Wudu

Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan is asked about the validity of wudu and ghusl when wearing a permanent retainer. I have a permanent retainer fixed to my top teeth. If they are removed my teeth will move. In the past I have committed sins but now I want to do the right thing. In terms of prayers […]

Using a Menstrual Cup

Shaykh Jamir Meah is asked about the permissibility of using menstrual cups. I would like to ask a question regarding menstrual cups and if a Hanafi women can use one while on her period. Menstrual cups are inserted into the vagina to collect blood and can be re-used which makes them very eco-friendly and better […]

Does Profanity Entail Shirk?

Ustadh Farid Dingle clears up a misunderstanding about profanity, swearing, oaths, and shirk. I’d like to ask about swearing (as in taking an oath). I used to have a habit of using English profanity a lot of times. I’m currently working on it, and Alhamdulillah, I’ve made progress. Instead of using vulgar words, I usually […]

Is Dropshipping Permissible?

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked if dropshipping permissible if one operates a store. Dropshipping is where you may have a store, then the customer places the order. You then go to your supplier to send the product to the customer. You never own the product or see the product, so I am wondering if this […]

Making up Prayers and Fasts

Ustadh Farid Dingle clears up some confusion regarding making up missed fasts and prayers. I’ve been reading your answers about making up broken fasts. In the Ramadan Reader it says we must fast sixty consecutive days for any deliberately broken fasts. But in the answers section it says no expiation is stipulated, however all broken […]