How Can I Help Non-Practising Family and Friends?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalamu alaykum, I have friends who I’ve known for almost a decade, who don’t practice unfortunately. I try my best to drag them to Islamic events, talk to them about Islam. This is the same case with my siblings.I try my hardest, but there’s only so much I […]

Is My Stepmother’s Sister from My Unmarriageable Kin (Mahram)?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaikum, Is my stepmother’s sister from my unmarriageable kin (mahram)? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. No, your stepmother’s sister is not from your unmarriageable kin (mahram). You should avoid direct contact with her, but do so in a […]

Does a Prayer in Which 100 Times “Ya Alimu” Is Read in the Prostration Exist in Islam?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Khan Question: Assalamu alaikum, Is there in the sunna a prayer that is read on Thursday/Friday night which is performed like any volunary prayers and  in the prostration  100 times “Ya Alimu” is read? The purpose of it is to see if whether if there is any good or bad in […]

Is My Ritual Bath Valid despite Finding Some Substance on My Pubic Hair?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaikum, After doing ghusl, I noticed that some crusty substance was still attached to some hairs around the pubic region. I think it is dried sperm. Is my ghusl valid and the filth removed in this case? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that […]

Should I Pray Sitting down Because of Excessive Gas?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu, If one is suffering from excessive gas should he pray sitting down if that will stop the problem from occurring? Even for obligatory prayers? If I pray standing, I often find it very difficult to maintain wudu. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi […]

What Should I Do after Discovering That I Was Mislead by the App of My Phone regarding the Qibla?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As-salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuh After I moved to a new location, I used an app on my smart phone to find the direction of the Qibla. I found out that the direction the app points to is not consistent at all, so this morning I got up […]