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How Can I Get My Questions Answered by God?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum I would like to ask God to reverse time and to change His religious rulings because I find them to difficult. Especially regarding music and drawing. I want to know God’s opinion on this. How can I have it? Is there a du’a for this? Answer: Wa […]

Traveling without a Mahram

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about a mother traveling to a wedding without a mahram and attending a walima that involves music, dancing, and mixing. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. My mother is going to travel to turkey for a wedding next week without a male mahram accompanying her. My father let’s […]

Is It a Divorce If a Spouse Sings a Break up Song and the Husband Nods to the Beat? 

Question: I would like to know if, while I am singing a break-up song and my husband nods his head to it, that would constitute a divorce? What if he sings a break-up song to me? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. Thank you for writing in. Going by the examples you have given, no divorce has been affected. Divorce […]

Is It a Divorce If a Spouse Sings a Break up Song and the Husband Nods to the Beat? 

Question: I need urgent help. If there was a song playing that says “You ruin my life, by not being mine” and “there’s nothing I hate more than what I can have.” and my husband nods and moves his hand up and down. I sang other parts of the song. Is it considered a divorce if […]

Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa on Sura Luqman–On Listening to Spiritual Poetry

Sura Luqman emphasizes tarbiya, or spiritual growth, and is named after a great sage. In this series, Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa explores the meanings of this chapter. In this segment, Shaykh Ibrahim discusses sama, or listening to spiritual poetry and songs. Continuing the discussion about entertaining discourse–music meant to distract from God–he mentions that even good […]

Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa on Sura Luqman – On Entertaining Discourse

Sura Luqman emphasizes tarbiya, or spiritual growth, and is named after a great sage. In this series, Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa explores the meanings of this chapter. Shaykh Ibrahim continues to give the commentary on this Sura, beginning with these verses: From amongst people, are those who finance entertaining discourse, to deviate (others) to from the […]

Is Enjoying Music Disbelief?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I would like to know the authenticity of this hadith stated by some Hanafis: ” Listening to music is sin (fisq) and enjoying it is kufr”. Is this hadith authentic? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I didn’t come across the specific wording of the tradition (hadith) […]

Diffused Congruence In Conversation With Nader Khan

Diffused Congruence’s latest podcast episode features one of our favourite Muslim singers/songwriters Nader Khan, who speaks about his life journey, how he ended up choosing the path that he did, and what new projects he has coming up. Also, hear co-host Zaki Hasan discuss his trip to Washington DC for the Eid-al-Fitr reception at the White House, […]

Imam Zaid Shakir on The Futility of The "Haram Police"

When Imam Zaid Shakir first became Muslim, he was a massive jazz fan. It was all he listened to. “No one ever told me music was haram,” he says. “No one threatened to lynch me or burn me in a pile of melting LPs.” So how did he give it all up? Find out in […]

Words of Divorce and Dealing With Abuse in the Maliki School

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question:  My husband is addicted to pornography and music. He does not want to stop.  Once I found that he watched obscene stuff on his computer, so I hid it, but I told him that i threw it away. Hearing this he got very angry and asked me to leave […]