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Are There Prohibited Duas?

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked if there are prohibited duas, or a limit to what Allah gives. There are a lot of sites saying that Allah answers all your duas. But are there not certain duas that are prohibited e.g. a dua asking Allah to beautify oneself. Can you please enlist all the duas Allah […]

Praiseworthy Acts to Do Before Sleeping

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: Is the following narration authentic: “The Prophet said, ‘Always do five actions before going to sleep. Give in charity four thousand dinars. Finish the Qur’an. Pay the value of paradise. Compromise between two people. Perform Hajj.’ `Ali said in answer, ‘Messenger of Allah, these are very difficult, How can […]

How Do I Raise My Resolve to do Good & Overcome Hardness of the Heart?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Qaylish Question: When I began practicing, I used to be very motivated to perform the good. Now, I feel a hardness in my heart and less motivated to do good deeds. Can you please give some advice on how I can raise my motivation? Answer: Bismillah Allah Most High says, “O […]

Asking Allah for Well-Being: The Sunna of the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace)

Answered by Sidi Waseem Hussain Question: I was wondering do you know if there’s a hadith about a companion who was really sick and the Prophet prayed for his good health and then and told him never to pray for calamities because I think he had prayed for hardship. The thing is I have a […]

Tackling Homosexual Feelings: Supplication, Repentance, and Going Cold Turkey

Answered bu Ustadh Faraz A. Khan Question: One of my friend has requested me to approach you and get some advice on his behalf. He is a young male adult currently studying with me. Recently he told me that he gets attracted to both sexes. Although he knows homosexuality is forbidden in Islam, he keeps […]

Am I Rewarded for Every Supplication I Make to Allah?

Answered by Ustadh Faraz A. Khan Question: Concerning the dua when wearing a garment (alhamdu lillahil-lathee kasaanee…): If one makes this dua for each item that one wears during dressing e.g. shirt, trousers, socks etc can one gain reward per item or can it only be said once during dressing? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, […]

Dealing With Non-Muslim Parents (II)

Answered by Ustadh Faraz A. Khan Question: My non-Muslim parents and relatives are against my practicing of Islam. Obedience and submission to God has no place in their mind. Since I am with them now, far away from scholars and people to ask for advice, my faith is terribly low. Here, I’m involved in sin […]

The Loss of a Child: Seeking & Turning to Allah in Difficult Times

Answered by Sidi Tabraze Azam Question: Can you recommend any duas to restore strength or hope for parents who have lost a child through miscarriage or by stillbirth? Answer: Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I hope you are in the best of health and spirits insha’Allah. Firstly, take recourse with the words of Allah, […]

Marrying a Potential Convert: Supplication, the Prayer of Guidance, and Following Allah’s Guidance

Answered by Ustadha Sulma Badrudduja Question: I was working with a Catholic man and he has expressed an interest in becoming a Muslim, and wanting to marry me. He used to go to the mosque and was very close to becoming Muslim but his strict Catholic family didnt allow him to. Even when he said […]

Are There Any Invocations To Help Me Find A Job?

Answered by Zaynab Ansari Abdul-Razacq Question: I have finished my studies over a year ago but as of yet I have still not managed to find a job in the field I have studied. Can you please advise me of some surah and prayers I can perform to help in addition to any duas? Answer: […]