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Am I Responsible for Childhood and Adolescent Errors?

Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat provides advice on how to rectify errors and mistakes in childhood when the property and rights of others have been infringed upon.   Question: As-Salaamu A’laykum, 1. As a child, I remember that when I was in primary school, I would play with the glue sticks and I would remove some of […]

Day 13: Visit the Sick-30 Deeds 30 Days

Day 13: Visit the Sick The idea of visiting the sick is a very emphasized concept in Islam. This practice serves to show empathy to the sick individual, let them know they are not alone, and provide some company. Of course, all this is done in a way that brings joy to the person, rather […]

When Confronted With Brutal Injustice, by Shaykh Salim Mauladdawila

Remaining faithful and strategic when confronted with brutal injustice is perhaps one of the most challenging tests of this life. However, it is the right thing to do and it pays off, explains Shaykh Salim Mauladdawila. The tale of the first murder committed in human history and the ripples of sin that would emanate therefrom is […]

I’tikaf: When The Aching Bones of Your Wives May Testify Against You

[cwa id=’cta’] I’tikaf is intended to be a blessed time for those who have the opportunity to engage in it so why is it causing so much marital discord between couples who Jazmin Begum-Kennedy is counselling? Iʿtikāf (Arabic: اعتكاف‎‎, also i’tikaaf or e’tikaaf) is an Islamic practice consisting of a period of staying in a mosque for a […]

Amjad Sabri’s death: Yearning for God till his Last Breath

The world is mourning the passing of one of Pakistan’s most beloved devotional (qawwali) singers. Amjad Sabri was gunned down in Karachi, allegedly by extremists who accused him of blasphemy. Shortly after his death, the video of his last televised performance went viral (watch above). Dr Bano Murtaja has kindly translated the lyrics: O one of the […]

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf on Gay Muslims; Scholars Issue Statement

“We, as American Muslims, follow the openhearted and inclusive Islam of Muhammad Ali and completely reject the hatred, provincialism, and intolerance of those who trample upon the rights of others, besmirching and defiling the name of Islam.” On June 13, 2016, Muslim leaders across North America signed the Orlando Statement. Signatories include, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, […]

How Can I Repent From Crimes Committed During My Youth?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, When I was younger, I committed some crimes for which I am indescribably ashamed. I don’t remember how much cash and merchandise I have stolen nor even where I can return it. How do I repent without being able to return or make up for most […]

Does Conversion Wash Away Previous Sins? What About Rights of Others?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, I have heard that conversion to Islam washes away all sin in the eyes of God. However, if some of those sins involved transgressions not only against God but against the rights of others, should one strive to return those alienated rights? What if these are too […]

How To Make Up for Carelessness Regarding Other’s Belongings?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatu Allahi wa barakatuh. I have a few issues regarding things that are in my possession, which I don’t rightfully own. 1) I have a paintbrush that might have belonged to one of my art teachers in school or it could have been supplied to art […]