What Is the Best Invocation?

Answered by  Habib Umar bin Hafiz Question: Assalam aleykum Which invocation (dhikr) is best in increasing love and magnification of Allah in the heart and purifying or cleansing it from love of other than Him? And is there a specific technique I should use in reciting this dhikr? Answer: [Assalam alaykum] Among the most important of invocations, […]

What Can I Do to Rebuild my Connection With Allah Which Was Stronger Before I Had Children?

Answered by Ustadha Shireen Ahmed Question: Assalam alaykum, I am a mother of several children. Since having them I feel I am unable to connect to Allah anymore in my prayers and du’as. What can I do to rebuild the connection to Allah which was stronger before I had children? Answer: Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi […]

Could It Be Harmful to Send Too Much Blessings on the Prophet?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I have heard that there are certain dhikr that have the potential to harm an individual if done without a Shaykh. If someone did prayers on the Prophet in the thousands or tens of thousands, would it have the potential to be harmful? Answer: assalamu alaykum Scholars mention that […]

Can I Make Dhikr (Remembrance) While Listening to Qur’an?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam ‘aleykum Is it permissible when listening to the recitation of the Qur’an to make remembrance (dhikr) at the same time? Answer: Walaikum assalam, I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah. The adab with Qur’an is to listen quietly and attentively. Allah Most High says, “When the Qur’an is recited, […]

Is It Permissible for a Person to Say ‘Allah’ Repeatedly as a Form of Remembrance?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam’aleykum, Is it permissible for a person to say ‘Allah’ repeatedly as a form of Remembrance? I thought we were supposed to worship Allah only in the ways He has delineated for us… Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and […]

Is Using a Ta’wiz (Amulet) Permissible?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Some people say ta’wizes [amulets] are impermissible and entail disbelief. What is the view of Sunni Islam regarding this matter? Answer: Assalamu alaikum, In the Musannaf of Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shayba, the permissibility of hanging a ta`wiz is reported from many of the Companions and early Muslims (Salaf), […]

Are Formulas Recommended by Scholars to Achieve Some Goals Permissible to Use?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: The book ‘Remedies from the Quran’ contains different types of dhikr that can be done to achieve certain goals. For example it says that if you write Surah Yusuf on a piece of paper and wear it, your wife will increase in love for you. Is it something permissible? […]

Is There Any Supplication to Die in a Good State of Faith?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum 1) Is there any supplication we can make so that when we die, we die in a good state of faith and free from sins? 2) Can we recite any supplication while in the last prostration? How do I send blessings to the Prophet (Peace and blesings […]