How Do I Choose A School Of Thought (madhhab) & Why?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: How Do I Choose a Madhhab and Why? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate. May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon His Messenger Muhammad, his folk, companions, and followers A madhhab is a school of Islamic law, and each madhhab is based on a systematic […]

The Ghusl of a Shahada DeathBelonging to the B-Type

Answered by Shaykh Mohammad Afifi al-Akiti Question : The Ghusl of a Shahada Death belonging to the B-Type A muslim was shot and the body was discovered a week later because of odor coming out of the apartment. After autopsy, what is [the] proper procedure for burial in regard to Ghusl of Mayit is wajib. […]

Order of Sunnah Prayers in Shafi’i School

Answered by Shaykh Shaykh Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti Question : Tartib al-Nawafil wa-l-Rawatib Alhamdulillah ‘ala ifdalihi wa-s-salat wa-l-salat wa-l-salam ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad ‘ala minwalihi. Rabbi zidni ‘ilman! Answer : “  In the shafii school, what is the relied upon opinion on this statement: the furud are subh, thur [Zuhr], `asr, maghrib, isha`. the sunna mu’akkada are […]

Marriage Through Consent

Answered by Shaykh Shaykh Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti Question : Tajaddud Nikah on account of Wali Hakim? Alhamdulillah, wa Salat wa Salam ‘ala Rasulillah. Answer : The marriage is valid even when the bride’s original wali (the original wali is, in the terminology of the fuqaha’, the ‘wali khass’, whether the wali nasab [a family guardian] […]

Follower Reciting Al-Fatiha in the Shafi’i School

    Answered by Answered by Shaykh Shaykh Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti   Question : Tahqiq Qira’at al-Fatiha min Tabyin Aqwal al-Qadima   Bis-millah wa-l-hamdulillah dhi-l-qadim ‘ani l-jadid wa-hadana bi-nurihi l-‘amim ila sirat al-mustaqim wa-nusalli wa-nusallim ‘ala rasulihi l-karim wa ba’d. Answer : This article is written in answer to the following questions, for which purpose […]

Niyyah and Fasting

Answered by Shaykh  Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti Question : Taghyir al-Niyya from Fasting I was fasting and I passed through a restaurant and as a result of looking at the succulent and luscious (yum-yum) food on offer, it resulted in me having an unstoppable craving for the food itself and I felt then that I couldn’t […]

Burnt Out on: Socks and Beards

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti ‘ Question : Burnt Out’-an: Socks and Beards   Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim, al-hamdulillah wa-l-salat wa-l-salam ‘ala Rasulillah. In reply to the following two questions, the following is my answer: “I wanted to ask you two quick questions. 1. Some modern scholars such as Taqi Othmani and Sheikh ‘Abd al-Wakil […]

Can Muslim woman teach mixed class

Answered by  Shaykh Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti Question : Our Unsung Ustadhat and their teaching a ‘mixed’ class bismillahi r-rahmani r-rahim nahmaduka ya Allah wa nashkuruka ya Allah bi-khayri mata’i d-dunya al-mar’ah as-salihah wa nusalli wa sallama salatan wa salaman da’iman ila d-dari l-akhirah wa ‘ala alihi wa sahbihi wa man tabi’ahum ila yawmi l-qiyamah! Rabbi […]

On the Risala and the Appendices of al-Umm

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti Question : On the Risala and the Appendices of al-Umm My question is regrading the 9 books that are usually added to al-Umm. Are they considered to be of the Imam’s new school or old school. Also, what effect did they have in the scholarly circles? And lastly, who […]

Lobsters and “Sea” Crabs in Shafi’i School

Answered by Shaykh  Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti Question : Lobsters and “Sea” Crabs Answer: There are some Shafi`is going around saying that it is not permissible to eat lobsters and crabs. Their reasoning seems to be that (a) Arabic sartan [vocalized: saratan] is crab or lobster, or that (b) these types of crustaceans are considered barmawi […]