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Students of Knowledge Stepping Into The Spotlight Before Their Time

One of the biggest mistakes students of knowledge make – including myself – when embarking on the path of traditional study is to remain plugged into the internet and social media, writes Ustadh Salman Younas. Whether it is having debates on forums, writing lengthy Facebook posts, coming up with catchy tweets, or posting pictures of […]

Can Women Pray Standing in Public?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I was recently traveling with a friend. At the airport she said that women are not supposed to pray standing so she sat on the chair and prayed. I wasn’t sure if that was true. Also it was an empty part of the airpot and we were […]

The Importance of Being a Very Public Muslim – Imam Zaid Shakir

The Importance of Being a Very Public Muslim This post first appeared on Imam Zaid Shakir’s facebook page. In the climate of fear and mistrust of Muslims being carefully cultivated by some elements in this country it is extremely important to be a very public, very visible, very talkative Muslim. Some Muslims would tend to […]

Can a Woman Pray in a Sitting Position When in Public?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum. Sometimes me and my wife have to pray in a public place. Can she sit and pray to avoid to bend over in front of people? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. No, being shy or […]

Can a Woman Pray in Public?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum May women pray in a public space (such as an airport or mall) if she doesn’t have access to a secluded area for prayer, and assuming it would be possible for others, including non-mahrams, to see her? If she is traveling and does not have access to […]