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Am I to Blame for My Chronic Illness?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I was diagnosed with a chronic illness in my teenage years. 1.People tell me I am to blame for my illness. Are they right? 2.It is very difficult for me to lift my feet up to the sink to wash for ablution. How can I make ablution? 3.Does crying invalidate […]

How To Be Free of All But Allah

There are those who choose Allah over all else, and then there are the chosen ones who Allah chooses above all others as an acceptance of their devotion to Him. In under 16 minutes, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani gives us clear guidance on how we can too, become free of all intention to please anything or […]

Afraid to get groceries? Ustadha Anse Tamara Gray on being a Muslim woman in today’s turbulent climate

Each time a high profile act of violence is committed by a Muslim or in the name of Islam, the fear of reprisal attacks rises acutely in Muslim communities. It has become almost par for the course, and the statistics prove the threat is real. Often, women who are visibly Muslim find themselves the primary soft target. […]

Finding Safety and Solace in the Sunnah

In the name of Allah the Most Merciful, The Most Compassionate. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon Sayyiduna Muhammad and His Folk and Companions. In any matter that faces the believers, individually and communally, they would not find a better recourse than to the Sunnah of the […]

Can I Make Dua In My Own Language and Not In Arabic?

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani was asked if we may supplicate to Allah in a language other than Arabic, particularly as many are not fluent in the Arabic language. His answer may surprise you – he says not only may we make dua in any language we are comfortable with, in fact, we should.

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 […]

Abuse and Breaking the Ties of Kinship

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As-salamu alaykum, Fisrt: Can you please tell me the Islamic ruling for a person who wants to distance themselves from a family who repeatedly subject them to various kinds of abuse such as emotional, discrimination, neglect almost on an everyday basis over many years, with no signs of stopping? […]

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 to Advise Young Muslims Who Are Living Unislamically

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I recently got acquainted with Muslim college freshman. My friend knows him well. In my conversations with my friend and with this college freshman, I gathered that he is quite removed from Islam. He and those around him commit many major sins. My friend said […]

Reference for Hadith on Patience with Others

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Can you please tell me if this is an authentic hadith and what is the reference? Hadith: “The believer who consorts with people and endures their harm is better than a believer who does not consort with people nor does he endure their harm.” Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi […]