Is It Necessary to Intend to Recite Each Verses of the Fatiha? [ Shafi’i ]

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it necessary to intend to recite each verses of the Fatiha? How to deal with involuntary semen leakage? How to know if I have an excuse regarding wudu for prayer? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear questioner, It is not necessary to intent […]

Can I Pray Behind Someone Without a Beard?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum Can I pray behind someone without a beard? Answer: Wassalam, [Shaykh] Farid Dingle Shaykh Farid Dingle grew up in a convert family in Herefordshire, UK. In 2007, he moved to Jordan to pursue traditional studies. Shaykh Farid continues to live in Amman, Jordan with his wife and […]

A Ramadan Reader: A Comprehensive Answers Guide to Getting the Most Out of Ramadan

  Preparing for Ramadan The Complete Guide to Fasting Imam Tahir’s 5 Simple Steps to Prepare for Ramadan Preparing For Ramadan Advice from Habib Umar bin Hafiz Ramadan Detox‬‏ for a Healthy Ramadan 40 Hadiths on Ramadan Tarawih Can I Pray 8 Rakats for Tarawih? Should We Stop Praying Tarawih Once the Qur’an is Completed? […]

Is It Disbelief to Listen to Songs about Shirk?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it disbelief to listen to songs about shirk? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam, Listening to forbidden musical instruments, and listening to shirk are two separate sins, neither of which constitute disbelief. You should repent from both, and leave them both. Listening to the songs of people who […]

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 […]

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 […]

Praying and Cold Weather.

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I want to pray five times a day but my problem is that sometimes I feel too lazy to make ablution because of cold weather. Please suggest me ways or alternatives so that I don’t miss my prayers just because of laziness of making ablution. Answer: Wa’alaykum […]

Can I pray Tarawih Prayers If I Have Overdue Obligatory Prayers to Complete?

Shaykh Farid Dingle answers a question related to praying Tarawih salaah when one has overdue obligatory prayers to complete (according to the Shafi school of thought).   Question: Assalamu alaikum. For the past three years I haven’t been praying salah consistently and sometimes didn’t pray for months on end. I’m now taking my deen more […]

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 […]