What Are the Islamic Rulings Related to Someone Suffering From Dementia?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum My grandma has totally lost her mind. She doesn’t know what she is saying, can’t eat, or relieve herself, so the family need to do everything for her. a. Is she exempt from prayers? b. Does she still have to cover herself in the presence of non-mehram […]

My Parents Want to Pray Behind Someone Who Can See the Unknown. Is It a Good Thing?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum My parents want to pray together in regards to our family matters. They suggested that we should pray together and the prayer should be led by someone who has ‘closeness’ with Allah. According to them it is someone who can see the unknown. To my knowledge, this person is […]

Is Giving Advice to Parents Disobeying to Them?

Answered by  Habib Umar bin Hafiz Question: Assalam aleykum One of my parents speaks rudely to me. Should I give him advice (nasiha), or is that considered disobedience to parents (uquq al-walidayn)? Answer: [Assalam alaykum] Offering Nasiha in a Respectful Manner Giving advice is not disobedience to parents, but doing so without the proper etiquette is. For […]

Can I Pay for the Hajj of My Parents?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam alaykum Both my parents are poor and spent most of their lives trying to make ends meet. They don’t have the means to pay for both of their Hajj trips. Is it permissible for my sisters and I to pay? What it is in it for me? Answer: […]

Should I Leave My Parents to Allow My Wife to Have Her Own House?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I have three brothers that live in their own houses with their wives and children and I am currently living with my wife and children along with my parents. My parents have reached their old age. Now my wife would like her own house. My parents are […]

My Father Will Abandon My Mother Once My Brother and I Marry and Move Out. What Should I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: My parents have an unstable marriage. I know my dad will expel my mother once me and my brother are married. My mum wants us to marry one of her nieces from Pakistan so that one of us will stay with the parents. But we don’t want that. […]

I Want to Become a Scholar in Islam, but My Mother Wants Me to Get Married and Have Children. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I want to live a life of seeking knowledge and teaching. My dream is to be an exegete of the Qur’an. My family wants me to get married, but I feel my time will be consumed by this. My mother will be upset if I do not get […]