Category : Miscellaneous

  • Praying behind husband

    Salaam alaykum When I pray behind my husband and he’s reciting aloud the Fatiha and then other Surah in the first 2 raka of fajr, Maghreb and isha prayers , is it obligatory that I move my lips while he is reciting or can I just listen attentively? Would my prayer still be valid if I don...

    17 May 2019 Ref-No#: 1729
  • Wiping the ears in wudoo

    Salaam Alaykum! Ya shaykh is wiping ears obligatory in wudoo? I ask because my ear hurts and water touching it make it worse. What to do? Jak ...

    15 May 2019 Ref-No#: 1715
  • Dreams After Fajr

    Question: اسلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته Do dreams after Fajr Salah come true? So my mum recently had a very detrimental dream in the current 2019 Holy month of Ramadhan but a few months ago from today, a valuable and dear aunty from the family passed away so my mum ...

    13 May 2019 Ref-No#: 1668
  • Surname

    Salaam Alaykum wa ramatulaah wa barakatuhu Ya shaykh , upon marriage I took my husbands last name , dropping my fathers family name. I had not yet converted at the time nor did I have knowledge of the ruling. Now is it compulsory that I change it back to my fathers? and drop my husbands las...

    30 Apr 2019 Ref-No#: 1614
  • School

    Salaam Alaykum In USA. If one can not afford Islamic school for their children is it permissible for them to attend public school? There is a hadith I’m not sure what the exact words are but it says something like “ do not leave your children in the hands of the disbelievers” do...

    29 Apr 2019 Ref-No#: 1579
  • Photo/video

    Salaam Alaykum wa ramatuaah wa barakatuhu Is taking photos and home videos of ones young children for the purpose of memories permissible? Can they be stored digitally or in album? I question if it’s haram and it makes me scared if it is bc I have pictures and video of them I take on my ...

    20 Apr 2019 Ref-No#: 1564
  • starting Ramadan according to calendar or local moon siting

    Salaam alaykum In USA the vast majority of Muslims go by the calendar on when to start fasting Ramadan and celebrating Eids. A small minority go by local moon siting. The mosque closest to my house goes by local moon siting. Should I follow when the vast majority start fasting Ramadan for t...

    17 Apr 2019 Ref-No#: 1538
  • Relationship

    Assalamualikum sheikh. Please help me sheikh with your advise. Im in lot of depression and stress. I met a girl in my workplace. She was a nonmuslim then. We had a relationship for around 3 years before we broke up. After q. 1.5 year of our relation she reverted to islam without informing ...

    15 Apr 2019 Ref-No#: 1535
  • In-laws

    Salaam alaykom Ya shaykh Please help me what I should do in this awkward situation dealing with my in-laws coming to my home and having mixed gathering. My husbands brother every now and then comes to visit and sometimes brings his wife. She does not wear any hijab at all. They do mixed gat...

    08 Apr 2019 Ref-No#: 1530
  • Changing Name

    Asalaamo alaykum wrb Pls if u could answer this question bc am having such a delima. Ya shaykh I know it’s permissible for convert to keep their birth name if it doesn’t have haram meaning. However is it better/preferable for a convert to change to Islamic name? Also is the name ...

    03 Apr 2019 Ref-No#: 1507