The Concept of Bid’a in the Islamic Shari’a

Answered by Shaykh Nuh Keller Question: The Concept of Bid’a in the Islamic Shari’a Answer: The following is the text of a talk given by Shaikh Nuh Ha Mim Keller at Nottingham and Trent University on Wednesday 25th January 1995. In the name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate There are few topics that generate […]

Hearts Broken for Allah’s Sake

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: Is the narration “I am by the side of those whose hearts are broken for My sake” authentic? What does it mean? Answer: assalamu `alaykum I pray you are well. The saying, “I am with those whose hearts are broken (munkasirah) for My sake” was: (a) Mentioned as a […]

The Conversion of Fudhala ibn `Umayr

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: There is a narration about a man named Fudhala who after planning to kill the Prophet (peace be upon him) with a dagger was overcome by the Prophet’s compassion and became a Muslim. Could I please know the book of Hadith this hadith is from? Could I please get […]

Standing for a Funeral Procession

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: Can you please clarify what the position is regarding standing at funerals. Answer: assalamu `alaykum Jabir ibn `Abdullah is reported to have said, “A funeral procession passed by us and so the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) stood up for it and we stood because of […]

Home Financing

Answered by Shaykh Taha Abdul-Basser Question: What are the principles to be used when getting a home loan that is in accordance to the Shariah from the various Islamic Banks? Answer: Al-hamdu li-llah wa-s salatu wa-s salamu `ala sayyidina muhammad wa-`ala alihi wa sahbihi wa-man ihtada bi-hadyihi ila yawm d-din There are several principles that […]

Meeting A Potential Spouse Through School or Work?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Abdul-Razacq Question: “It is also fine to meet someone through school or work or a community gathering as long as the parameters of modest behavior are observed. If you meet someone you would like to discuss marriage with, just arrange for the brother to meet your wali or family.” (Sister  […]

When Is Laylat al-Qadr?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: When is Laylat al-Qadr? Answer: Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Whoever prays on Laylat al-Qadr out of faith and sincerity, shall have all their past sins forgiven.” [Bukhari and Muslim] Abu Sa`id al-Khudri (Allah be […]

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 […]