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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 […]

Why Should I Be Grateful to Allah for Being Created in This Painful World?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, If this world is designed to break our hearts why do we have to be grateful for being created? When we wake, why do we thank Allah for returning us back to this painful world? Every night I sleep in the hopes that I don’t wake. […]

Is Praying Mandatory for Women Who Have Extreme Menstrual Pain? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I have pre-menstrual pain that is so intense that I can barely walk straight. It has gotten so bad to the extent that I only get up from my bed for food. Is prayer indeed mandatory for me in this case? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa […]

What a Second-Degree Burn Taught Me About Focus, by Chloe Idris

Chloe Idris writes about losing focus and the searing pain of regret. I’m writing this right now as I sit in bed, with my leg elevated and wrapped, nursing a second-degree burn. This is in fact my second second-degree burn since I left my home country to seek sacred knowledge, which seems oddly poetic – […]

Is It Sinful to Keep Exercising Despite the Pain?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum My right leg is somewhat shorter than my left leg. Due to this imbalance I get painful muscular trigger points.I am getting waswasa with regards to the hadith “There should be neither harming nor reciprocating harm” . Whenever I feel some pain while exercising I feel that […]

What Should I Do if I Was Taking Medication During Ramadan?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam aleykum I have been in a lot pain recently and had to miss some days of Ramadan because of pain medication. On some days, I would take pain medicine once after sunrise but before noon and then continue with my fast. Should I make up these days? Answer: […]