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Schizophrenia – Fiqh Ruling

Shaykh Salman Younas is asked about the level or degree of religious responsibility of a person who is diagnosed with schizophrenia. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have schizophrenia as diagnosed by a doctor who is not Muslim. Am I held responsible in terms of prayer, fasting etc? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam […]

The Problem of Evil – Why We Suffer Series

“Why We Suffer” is a series that explores why there is suffering in the world, and how we should respond to evil according to Allah’s teachings. In this segment, Shaykh Hamza Karmali speaks about the so-called “Problem of Evil.” The so-called “”Problem of Evil, is the name given to a false dilemma about suffering: If […]

The Wisdom of Suffering – Why We Suffer

“Why We Suffer” is a series that explores why there is suffering in the world, and how we should respond to evil according to Allah’s teachings. In this segment, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani speaks about why we experience difficulty. Shaykh Faraz opens the session by exploring the reasons behind tests and trials, and how we can […]

Does Suffering From a Haram Act Remove the Sin?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I loved a girl and she married someone else. Whenever I see her my heart burns. It’s also true that she loved me. She still wants to keep in touch. I can’t console my heart. Shall I get Allah’s mercy and a reward for my suffering for […]

How Can I Deal With the Pain of Failing to Marry?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalam alaykum I suffer from autism and struggled greatly to form friendships over the years. I am now in my early 30’s and suffering from years of frustration due to lack of ability to marry and attract the opposite sex. I suffer from intense anger and bitterness and this […]

What Is the Wisdom Behind Allah’s Creating the Evil Eye?

Answered by SeekersHub Answers Service Question: Assalam alaykum, Why has Allah created evil eye? It sometimes harms innocents too and can drag someone to death. Is there any wisdom in this? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and Compassionate Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah I pray this finds you in the best of health […]

Muslim Communal Obligation: Stories That Will Have You In Tears

Imagine spending years saving up for hajj. And then imagine, not being able to go because you gave all your money away, but Allah accepts your hajj anyway. This is the story of Ali, a humble cobbler from Damascus whose random act of sacrifice fulfilled the Muslim communal obligation – fard kifayah – of hundreds […]

How Can We Say Allah Loves Us, yet He Puts Us in Difficulty?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Allah is putting me through test after test. I understand that life is meant to be a test but what I don’t understand is how you can test someone that you love? Surely if Allah loves us, He should try and help us and ease our worries. I […]

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. […]

As a Married Woman, Can I Long For Another Married Man—At Least as a Mate in Paradise?

Answered by Ustadha Umm Umar Question: I am married to a man that I do not love. I work hard to be a good and faithful wife to him. I love another person, but do not see him and avoid anything that might lead to haram. I am a practising Muslim and spend much of […]