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Can My Daughter Give Gifts to Her Teachers During the Holiday Season?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum My daughter goes to a local school and during the holiday season — few days before the actual Christmas date, because of the custom, students give gifts to their teachers. Is is allowed for us to do that? Answer:  Walaikum assalam, I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah. […]

All knowledge is sacred knowledge – Shaykh Ramadan Bouti

Wise words from the late Shaykh Ramadan Bouti, may Allah have mercy on him. Translated by Ustadh Torab Torabi. “It is of utmost importance, that ifyou want to direct yourself toward knowledge, whichever type of knowledge it maybe, to make your intention to draw nearer to Allah. “All knowledge is sacred knowledge. And I have […]

After Marriage, Can a Woman Continue Her Education and Pursue a Career?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: After I graduate, I will get married that summer. Is it okay for a woman to continue her education by going to college after marriage? Is working as an obstetrician allowed? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for […]

SeekersHub’s Reading List for Kids

As summer winds to a close, school is once again on the horizon. Parents can make the most of these last weeks of time at home by exposing their children to beautiful, inspiring literature that they may not come across in the classroom. The problem with many children’s books today, however, is that they are […]

Can I Follow the Maliki School in My Worship and the Shafi’i School in Transactions?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, I’m currenlty relearning my religion. Especially regarding following the madhab. Currently, I’m leaning toward the Maliki fiqh for my Ibadah. But, in the place where I live, Shafi’i is considered the most commonly followed madhab. So, is it permissible to practice Maliki fiqh in private, but practice […]

Arabic, an asset or liability in schools?

This week, an American school’s foreign language department arranged for the US Pledge of Allegiance to be read in a different language each day for a week. The day it was Arabic’s turn, things didn’t go down very well. The school district superintendant, Joan Carbone, told the Times Herald-Record newspaper that the Arabic pledge had “divided […]

Making Fun of Friends and Educational Material with Foul Language

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Salamu alaikum 1.Is it permitted to make jokes about a friend’s weight or the way a person eats if this person is not hurt by this kind of humor? The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The believer can do no worse than belittle his brother”. Does it mean […]

Why Do Fellow Muslims Mock My Name and Ignore Me?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: In English my name is linked with a swear word. The entire school hears my name and starts mocking me. Later they make fun of my personality. I study in a Islamic school filled with Muslims. So answer me: why do my own Muslim brothers make fun of me […]