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Valid Make Up Fasts

Ustadh Farid Dingle clarifies the rulings on making up fasts, intentions and actions, and reward from Allah, according to the Shafi‘i madhhab. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I became Muslim during the month of Ramadan 2012. When I became Muslim I was not told to fast so out of ignorance I didn’t […]

Stealing from a Friend and Making Amends

Ustadh Farid Dingle gives advice on how to make amends for having stolen from a friend one no longer is in contact with.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. When I was in school my friend went to the bathroom and gave her lunchbox to me. I took one of the chicken […]

Past Debts, Preparation of Will and Funeral

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked about paying past debts, how to prepare one’s will including instructions for one’s funeral and what must be done.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. 1. In the past I wronged my employer, I recently explained to him what I did and offered to pay him back […]

Pain Is an Expiation

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat advises on the pain of ending an illicit relationship and turning to Allah. Four years ago, I was in a haram relationship with a female. We were both conscious of our din and so had wanted to end the haram and make the relationship proper. Disobeying Allah and also keeping the relationship […]

Delaying an Expiation Fast

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked if it is sinful to delay an expiation fast for breaking an oath. Is it sinful to delay fast for an oath expiation? Yes, it is considered to be religiously sinful to delay the mandatory expiation (kaffara) of a nullified oath (yamin), unless you have a reasonable excuse to do […]

Diya for Car Accident Resulting in Death

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about paying blood money and expiation due to the accidental death of someone. If a Muslim is involved in a traffic collision which results in the death of an individual is he liable for diya and kaffara? Usually, if a person unintentionally kills another, he is expected to pay the […]

Accidentally Touching Perfume in Ihram (Shafi‘i)

Ustadh Farid Dingle clarifies the rulings on accidentally touching perfume in ihram. While in ihram, I accidentally used wet wipes to clean my daughter’s hand. She was having candy and her hands were all sticky. What am I supposed to do? Sadaqa or dam? In the Shafi‘i school, accidentally touching or stepping on perfume or […]

What Is the Expiation for Praying Voluntary Prayers During a Disliked Time?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum What is the expiation for praying voluntary prayers during a disliked time? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, There is no expiation (kaffara) required for praying voluntary prayers (nawafil) during the disliked times. Rather, you should repent for the wrong, and give thanks for being guided to what […]

What Is Entailed by Having Sex With Someone From the Same Gender in Ramadan?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum In my past unfortunately I was involved in horrible intimate acts with the same sex. I would do these things even during Ramadan when I was fasting. Does this require me to make an expiation and fast 60 days straight? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Yes, […]

I Wasn’t Praying on Time. Were My Good Deeds Valid? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I have fed poor people for the expiation of an oath at a time in which I did not pray properly. Was my expiation accepted? I am basing my doubt upon the Hadith that states that a person deeds are not accepted if he missed the Asr […]