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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 […]

How Long Should One Wait to Get Married After a Death in the Family?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu, Is there any ruling on how long to wait before having a celebration (such as getting married) after a death in the family? Answer: Wa alaykum asalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu Marriage with the correct intention is a noble act of worship. May Allah […]

Three Acts That Defined Abdul Sattar Edhi's Life, by Ustadh Salman Younas

Ustadh Salman Younas summarizes the core essence of Abdul Sattar Edhi’s life in the words of the Prophet ﷺ Orphans The Prophet (God bless him) said, “The one who cares for an orphan will be with me in Paradise like this,” and he held his two fingers together. [Bukhari] Imagine then the station and proximity of […]

Is There a Waiting Period for a Male to Remarry After His Wife Has Passed Away? How Should One Deal With the Sadness Regarding This Loss?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Is there a waiting period for a male to remarry after his wife has passed away and if so, how long should he wait? Is there any advice to give him when he is feeling a strong loss and is lonely? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa […]

Imam Khalid Latif on “Losing Someone Close To You”

There is a narration that is found in the Islamic tradition in which a companion of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, named Abdur Rahman ibn Awf speaks about visiting the Prophet’s infant son, Ibrahim. In this particular narration, he mentions that the Prophet kisses Ibrahim and takes him close, and then later begins […]

Distorting Islamic tradition in our responses to the Chapel Hill shooting – Sh Hamza Yusuf

On behalf of the board, faculty, staff, and students of Zaytuna College, I offer my heartfelt condolences to the parents, family, and friends of the three beautiful young Muslims—Deah Barakat, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister Razan Abu-Salha—who were tragically and callously murdered last week in North Carolina. I had met Suzanne Barakat, Deah’s […]