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Do Angels Have Urges to Sin?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum Do angels have desires to sin but are kept safe from carrying out sins because of Divine Protection or do they have no desire to sin in the first place? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, The relied upon position among Ahl al-Sunna wa al-Jamaah […]

The Honoured Guests of Ibrahim–Shaykh Abdul Rahim Reasat

In this article, Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat explores the theme of Karam, or honouring. He uses the example of Prophet Ibrahim, peace be upon him, who is mentioned in the Qur’an as honouring his guests. What is Karam? Karam. A very rich and nuanced word of the Arabic language. Qurʾanic philologists, after deep analysis, tell us […]

Will the Angels Curse Me If I Delay My Wedding Night?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I am engaged to be married. Is there a time limit in which the marriage must be consummated? Is a woman sinful for refusing or delaying physical intimacy with her husband, because of the hadith which says a woman is cursed by angels? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa […]

The Angels Who Come To Listen To You Recite The Qur’an, by Imam Khalid Latif

When the Prophet’s ﷺ companion Usaid ibn Hudair used to recite the Qur’an, the angels would descend from the heavens to listen. He would see a cloud above him shimmering with many lights. What did he have that others do not? Imam Khalid Latif tells us. Ramadan is a month of connecting to the Qur’an. Few […]

Why Did Allah Create Humans With The Potential For Evil?

When Allah first told the angels that He was going to place Adam as a Khalifa (vicegerent) on earth, the angels asked Him, “Would you place in it one who spreads corruption and who sheds blood?” Given the state of humanity, this is a profound question. How did the angels know? And why was it […]

Is It Disliked to Live in a Building Which Has Statues on the Outside?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum I am searching for a flat to rent and have found one in an old building which has statues on the outside. Is it disliked to live in a building which has statues on the outside? Will Angels still enter such a building? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam […]

Did Imam ‘Ali Say “If the Eyes of a Female Cry Over a Man That Oppressed Her, Angels Will Curse Him With Every Step He Walks”?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, Did Imam ‘Ali – God be pleased with him – say “If the eyes of a female cry over a man that oppressed her, angels will curse him with every step he walks”? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I have not found this quote, authentic or […]

Is Iblis Really from the Jinn? Why Is Iblis Blaming Allah for Leading Him Astray?

Answered by Ustadha Rahma Ahmed Question: As it can be read in the Qur’an, Allah commands the angels to prostrate to Adam. However Iblis does not. And it clearly states that Iblis is from the Jinn. So why is Iblis held accountable for not prostrating when clearly the command is for Angels? Also why is […]

Are Angels Praying with us? Is Marijuana Lawful in Islam?

Answered by Ustadh Tariq Abdul Rasheed Question: As Sallam alaikum 1) When we pray salat alone or in jamaat do the angels pray with us?  2) Are the rulings against the prohibition of marijuana a more political ruling for a particular day in age or are there specific narrations and teachings of the prophet that warn against […]

Do the Angels Wait Before Writing down a Bad Deed?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salaamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh. My question is does the Angel on our right shoulder write down our bad deeds as soon as we commit them? I heard they write them down 6 hours later? Apparently it gives us time to repent. Can you explain with authentic references. […]