Is Polygamy really Allowed?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I am doubting Islam because I have been told that it allows secret marriages to second wives. How is this allowed? Why it is not adultery? Can a divorced women with children have a secret marriages to a man who is married with children meeting up at different places […]

Should We Move Closer to my Family despite their Shortcomings?

Answered by Ustadha Saira AbuBakr Question: Assalam’aleykum, I live in a midsize and tight-knit Muslim community that has become like family. My husband and I are trying to decide whether to stay here or move closer to my parents and sister. But some of them have abandoned Prayer, and express much ungratefulness, gossip, and negativity. […]

Can I Own a Mosque?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I have a question regarding ownership of a masjid. Is it permissible to have a masjid as your own private property? Answer: assalamu `alaykum A mosque is an endowment (waqf) and not the private party of any single individual. As an endowment, the default ruling is that it is […]

Do I have to Obey my Parents if they Order me To Leave Sunnah Acts?

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu, Since the beard is sunnah and not wajib in the Shafi’i madhhab, I was wondering what the ruling was for following/performing sunnah acts when parents forbid it without a good reason? Answer: Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah, Dealing Righteously with Parents Dealing well with […]

How To Benefit from Remembering Death?

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: Asalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu, I know that remembering death is beneficial but how does one remember death? Is it simply by thinking about it? Answer: Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah, The Importance of Remembering Death It is important for people to consider their mortality by thinking of and remembering […]

Can I Apply Zamzam Water for Healing Purpose? [Shafi’i School]

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: Asalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu, I have some redness and a burning sensation around the vaginal area. Would be all right to apply ZamZam to the redness around that area? I’ve personally used it with the intention of healing before elsewhere and subhanAllah witnessed the Barakah in it! Answer: […]

Is It Permissible To Perform Oral Sex to One’s Wife? [Shafi’i School]

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalamu ‘alaikum, According to the Shafi’i school is it permissible to perform oral sex to one’s wife? Answer: Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah, General Ruling on Intimate Acts It is permissible in the Shafi’i school for a man to perform oral sex on his wife; that is, using his mouth […]

What Is the Best Course To Take when a Potential Spouse Wants Me To Follow his Legal School?

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalamu ‘alaikum, I have received a proposal from someone who wants me to follow his school of thought in jurisprudence. I find this very difficult to achieve. What should I do? Answer: Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah, I am sorry to hear about your difficult situation. I pray that Allah […]