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Do I Need a Proof to Recite the 99 Names and the Throne Verse in a Specific Manner?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, Is it a bad innovation to recite the 99 names of Allah,to recite a name of Allah for a fixed number or to recite the verse of the Throne after every obligatory prayer? Answer: Assalamu ‘alaykum, I hope you are well. General Principle One does not need […]

Are Mawlids Promoting Wrong Beliefs?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam’aleykum, 1. At mawlids, people believe that the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) soul will be present. Is this true? 2. In some mawlids, they say some poetry that basically means, “the provider of provision is Muhammad” Is there any truth to this? 3. Can you stand up to […]

Is Using a Ta’wiz (Amulet) Permissible?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Some people say ta’wizes [amulets] are impermissible and entail disbelief. What is the view of Sunni Islam regarding this matter? Answer: Assalamu alaikum, In the Musannaf of Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shayba, the permissibility of hanging a ta`wiz is reported from many of the Companions and early Muslims (Salaf), […]

Are Formulas Recommended by Scholars to Achieve Some Goals Permissible to Use?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: The book ‘Remedies from the Quran’ contains different types of dhikr that can be done to achieve certain goals. For example it says that if you write Surah Yusuf on a piece of paper and wear it, your wife will increase in love for you. Is it something permissible? […]

What Is the Ruling of Wiping the Neck in Wudu?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam’aleykum, Many people have said to me that wiping the neck is an innovation and is forbidden. What is the ruling of wiping the neck in wudu? Answer: Walaikum salam, 1. Wiping the nape [‘the back part of the neck’ – Webster’s] is recommended. [Nur al-Idah, Durral-Mukhtar, Hadiyya al-Ala’iyya] […]

Did I Commit an Innovation by Following My Parents Advice in Praying Supererogatory Prayers?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum, In past Ramadans, I prayed voluntary prayers that had no basis in Islamic law, because my parents said that I would get rewarded for it. Did I commit an innovation? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, It is not an innovation (bid`ah) to pray supererogatory prayers (nafawil). [See: […]

Is It Blameworthy to Wipe the Eyes With the Thumbs During the Call to Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam alaykum, Some scholars are stating that kissing the thumbs after hearing our Prophet’s name (peace be upon him) is an innovation. What is the good approach to this issue? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, It is far-fetched to say it is a bid`a (innovation). Ibn Abidin first […]

“…But The Prophet ﷺ Never Did it”, Bid’ah Hasanah and Living In Times Of Fitna – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

The Virtues Tour has over the years become a highlight in the calendar of British Islamic events. It’s led by Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa, who is joined by Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya, Sidi Amir Sulaiman and Sidi Nader Khan. In 2015, the tour was focused on the ethics and moral practice of prophecy. […]

Is It an Innovation to Recite the Qur’an Seeking a Cure?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: I am slowly losing hair on my head, I believe it is hereditary. In any case, I was thinking to recite the three Quls (Ikhlas,Falaq and Nas) three times and blow it on water and wipe my hair with that water in hope to seek blessing and Baraka, and […]

Is Acting on Weak Hadiths an Innovation?

Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed Text translated by Sr. Shazia Ahmad Questions: Why did the scholars who follow madhab allow acting on weak hadith? Isn’t this a gross innovation? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate May His blessings and peace be on […]