Is It Problematic to Have Holes in My Clothing for Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, Is there a size limit in holes of clothes that we pray in? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. Covering the nakedness is a condition for the validity of the prayer. Thereafter, […]

Does Entering the Finger Into the Vagina Necessitate a Ritual Bath?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, Does entering the finger into the vagina necessitate a ritual bath? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. No, entering the finger into the vagina does not necessitate a ritual bath (ghusl). What […]

Can I Use Medicine Containing Gelatine If My Body Can’t Tolerate Anything Else?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, Is it permissible to take Tramadol Pain medication if the capsule is gelatine based? I am allergic to Codeine and Morphine is way to strong and causes severe effects on my body if I take it long term. I suffer from Fibromyalgia. Will my prayers and fasts […]

What Should I Do After Failing to Hold a Proper Behaviour With My Friend’s Wife?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, Sometime ago a friend left to go overseas and he left behind his family and he asked me to check on them every now and then. Then my friend gave his wife 1 divorce. He then suggested that I should possibly consider marrying her. This sparked conversations […]

What Is the Proper Conduct of a Muslim Woman During the Entire Funeral Process?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, What should be the conduct of a woman in attending the entire funeral process? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. In general, it is disliked for women to attend and follow the […]

When Should Someone Perform a Ghusl After a Dry Orgasm? (Shafi’i School)

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, 1. Masturbating with the intention of having a dry orgasm or a retrograde ejaculation: Is the sin in masturbating itself or in ejaculating? 2. Masturbating without any manual stimulation: is it permissible? 3. If a man does not ejaculate (sperm does not leave the penis), but orgasms […]

What Is the Legal Ruling of Wiping the Ears During Wudu? (Shafi’i School)

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, What is the legal ruling of wiping the ears during wudu in the Shafi’i school? Should I use new water to wipe them? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Wiping the ears during wudu in the Shafi’i school is a Sunnah and recommended act. It is permissible […]

Could a Bleeding Due to Surgery Prevent a Woman From Fasting and Praying?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, If a woman is bleeding vaginally as a result of a surgical procedure is she still obliged to fast and pray? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray that you are well, insha’Allah. Yes, you are still obligated to pray and fast because blood which exits […]

How Should I Position My Hand During Tashahud? (Maliki School)

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Asalaamu Alaykum, I read that Ibn Abi Zayd (Risalah) and Al-Azhari (Thamr Ad-Dani) said that the position in the Madhab is that one should point with his index finger uppermost (such that his palm faces the left) while moving his index finger left to right (Mukhtasar Khalil). Al-Kharashi explained […]