Can I Pray in a State of Ritual Impurity if There Is not enough Time To Perform a Ritual Bath?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: If one wakes up in a state of major ritual impurity and there is barely enough time to only make ablution and pray the Fajr prayer before sunrise, can one pray this obligatory prayer without performing Ghusl? Has this prayer to be repeated when one becomes ritually pure after […]

Does God Have a Gender? Are Ash’aris and Maturidis Disbelievers?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: 1. Am I correct that our understanding of God in islam is that He has no biological sex? 2. From my understanding, once Islam started spreading to different lands, different scholars codified Islamic beliefs in order to call non-muslims to Islam. Therefore, different schools of theology emerged. Are any […]

Are Conventional Insurances Really Impermissible?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: As far as I know, conventional insurances are impermissible and hence common things like home, life, car, medical, and travel insurance are all impermissible. But Shaykh Mustafa Zarqaa states that all insurance is halal. Are conventional insurances really impermissible? Answer: assalamu `alaykum The default legal ruling of conventional insurance […]

How Should We Understand in Relation to Non-Muslims?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Could you please explain the state of the fitra in non-Muslims? For example, does the fitra change in essence when a person becomes “a Christian, Jew, or Zoroastrian”? Answer: assalamu `alaykum Thank you for your question. There has been extensive disagreement between scholars on the definition of the term […]

When Can I Greet Others after Entering the Mosque?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum, Should I delay greeting others in the mosque after praying the prayer of greeting the mosque? Answer: walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. There is nothing wrong with greeting others after entering the mosque—or even talking—as long […]

How To Understand the Words: “Tasbih”, “Tahlil” and “Taqdis”?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, Would you kindly explain the meaning of “tasbih”, “tahlil” and “taqdis” in the hadith below? “The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: ‘Hold fast to At-Tasbih, At-Tahlil, and At-Taqdis, and count them upon the fingertips, for indeed they shall be questioned, and they will be […]