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 […]

Kaffara for Broken Oath If Genuinely Forgotten

Ustadh Farid Dingle answers a question about expiation for broken oaths. I have been gaining weight recently. In an attempt to curb that, I made an oath to Allah, saying “Wallahi, I will not drink any soda for the month of December.” However, at work, I just went about my day and having completely forgotten […]

Purity and Judging Pigskin

Ustadh Farid Dingle gives guidance on prayer and items made of pigskin. I have been using a leather wallet and recently found out that it is made of pig skin leather. I have performed some prayers while this wallet was in my pocket. Will I have to repeat such prayers?  Jazakum Allah khayr. The Short […]

Can I Perform Umra without a Mahram? (Shafi‘i)

Shaykh Jamir Meah is asked if a wife can perform umra without her husband present. I want to perform umra with my husband and children but he drinks alcohol so can I perform umra by myself? He can only travel with me and stay in the hotel while I go and do my umra. In […]

Uncertainty in Marriage (Shafi‘i Fiqh)

Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan answers questions about uncertainty concerning marriage and divorce. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa baraktuh. I need help. Sometimes I feel very sad. My husband and I have argued many times throughout our marriage and sometimes I wonder if we are still husband and wife. He has even joked about a conditional […]

Excusable Filth in the Four Madhhabs

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat answers a series of questions about the excusable amount of filth according to the four madhhabs. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have a big problem. I suffer from OCD. It’s driving me crazy. I need to know how much filth (najasa) is excusable. I know what the four […]

Is It Valid to Marry in Secret?

Ustadh Salman Younas answers a question about the validity and rightness of wanting to marry someone without the parents’ knowledge and consent. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I love someone and I want that relationship becomes halal. Right now I want to marry her without telling anyone just to make it halal, […]

Tank Water Mixed with Dirty Water

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat clarifies the rulings on the purity of water, what makes it impure, and whether it can be used for purification. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I suffer from OCD in religious matters for the past year. I am getting psychotherapy for it. I used to repeat prayers and wudu […]

‘Aqiqa for Adults – Is It Permissible?

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked if it permissible to perform ‘aqiqa for an adult, and if so, how does one go about it. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. My mother told me that she never had a ‘aqiqa done for her when she was a newborn. As such, I want to host […]

Father-in-Law Kissed Daughter-in-Law

Ustadh Salman Younas gives general advice on a case of a father-in-law kissing the daughter-in-law by mistake and how one should act in such cases. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. A case has arisen in our town that a father in law suddenly and unexpectedly kissed his daughter in law. This all […]