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Two Hadiths about ‘Uqbah ibn Abi Muayt

Shaykh Jamir Meah clarifies two hadiths concerning the fate of ‘Uqbah ibn Abi Muayt and his children, ‘Umarah and Yazid. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I just read the account of the battle of Badr in Ibn Ishaq’s biography of Prophet Muhammad, blessings and peace be upon him. He records the Prophet, […]

Is There Always Punishment for a Sin?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Asslamu Alaykum Is the repentance of a person who used to draw accepted if he stops doing it. Or is there always a punishment for it on the day of judgement. Answer: As-salamu ‘alaykum Anyone who sincerely repents from a sin will be forgiven and will not face the […]

Allah’s Mercy Over His Wrath: What Does It Mean For Us? by Shaykh Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes

Allah’s Mercy Over His Wrath: What Does It Mean For Us? by Shaykh Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes Capturing the Spirit of Ramadan Mercy, Forgiveness and Salvation Every night our Ramadan scholars will explore one of the three key spiritual goals of Ramadan. Each talk will conclude with a dynamic conversation as we explore mercy, forgiveness and […]

How Do You Distinguish Between a Test From Allah and Punishment? [Follow-Up Questions]

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaykum, I have follow-up questions regarding this answer: How Do You Distinguish Between a Test From Allah and Punishment? 1) Can you further distinguish between expiation of sins vs raising of ranks? 2) Specifically, how is calmness distinct from mere patience? 3) How is contentment distinct from merely […]

Why People With a Lot of Sins Will Go to Paradise While Others With Few Mistakes Will Go to Hell?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: How to reconcile between stories where Allah shows mercy to great sinners like the man who killed one hundred people and the fact that people who have made a lot of acts of worship will nonetheless be punished like evil scholars? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I […]

A Reader on the Problem of Evil, Suffering, Destiny, and Allah’s Mercy

“Do not despair of Allah’s mercy.”[Qur’an, 39.53] The Problem of Evil and Suffering The Problem of Evil and a Summarized Islamic Response and Divine Wisdom Why Do Good People Suffer While Bad People Get Away With Crimes? Destiny Belief in Destiny, It’s Good and Evil Destiny and Human Responsibility in Islam Can Supplication Change Destiny? […]

Is Allah Punishing me for my Past Sins through the Trials in my Life?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Salam  Alaykum I have just become infertile and I want to know if I caused it by sinning in my past or if it was always destined to happen? I am afraid of losing everything else. I always thought everything that occurs was pre ordained now I’m afraid it […]

How Do You Distinguish Between a Test From Allah and Punishment?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: My family and I are currently going through a lot of difficulties. My question is, how does one differentiate between a test from Allah and a punishment? What should we do in either case? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of […]

Good Deeds & Salvation: Putting Our Works Into Perspective

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: What role do actions play in salvation?  There are, of course, Muslims out there who have adopted ideas similar to the Christians that belief is all that you need to be saved. What would you advise that I tell them. Answer: assalamu `alaykum All that one needs to be […]