Archive for the ‘FAQs & Fatwas’ category

Question: “Assalamu Alaykum. I have known a woman who was raised Muslim but does not necessarily believe in mainstream Islam what is the minimum that will be required of her for me to be able to marry her?”

The Question: Assalamu Alaykum. I have known a woman who was raised Muslim but does not necessarily believe in mainstream Islam. She believes in God in “her way” as she says. I have just told her this weekend that I cannot marry her as long as she does not accept the basic principals of Islam, […]

Ibn Taymiyyah and 3 Divorces

Asalamu alaykum, Did Ibn Taymiyyah go against the binding agreement of the scholars ['Ijm'a] with his opinion on divorce?

9 Questions from Our Youth: Suhaib Webb

Asalamu alaykum, I’ve been blessed to visit a number of communities in the last few weeks. Here are some of the questions that the youth asked. Inshallah, I plan to post other questions in the near future. I would like to eventually amass a database that can be used and referred when answering our youth’s […]

Question on the Friday Khutbah

By Dr. Abdullah Bin Bayyah The Question: “Is allowable for me to pray behind an Imam who reads the second khutbah in a language other than Arabic?”

“If a person follows a creed other than the salafi creed is he a mushrik?” Shaykh Muhammad Hassan Walad al-Dido al-Shanqiti

By Shaykh Muhammad Hassan Walad al-Dido al-Shanqiti | Translated by Suhaib Webb The Question: “If someone dies on an (islamic) creed other than the salaf is he a polytheist?” The Answer:

How Does One Enter Al-Azhar?

Bismellah wa salatu wa salamu ala sayedenaa rasulellaah salahualayhe wa salam: What you need to know to get into Al-Azhar in Brief:

When the Prophet ﷺ would go to Mount Hira to meditate, how did he meditate?

Answer: In the third hadith found in Imam Bukhari’s Sahih we find the following narration from Aiesha (Allah be pleased with her): “The commencement of the Divine Inspiration to Allah’s Messenger was in the form of good dreams which came true like bright day light, and then the love of seclusion was bestowed upon him. […]

Reading Only Translations of the Qur’an..

Question: I have a question regarding the Qur’an. I don’t know Arabic and I heard from Imam Suhaib Webb that barakah (spiritual grace) is in understanding what is in the Qur’an. I want to ask you the following: 1. Should I concern myself with reading a translation of the Qur’an with tafseer (explanation or commentary) […]

Limits of Respect And The Rights Of The Child..

Question: What is the limit to which children should respect their parents? My parents have destroyed my life. They have made me a schizophrenic and have tried to kill me. However, Allah saved me. They are of loose morals and are of bad character. I have been subjected to a lifetime of torture due to […]

Is it permitted to discuss dreams at night?

Question: Is it permitted to discuss dreams at night? I was told not to. Also, shouldI follow Islamic books on interpretations of dreams. Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate Indeed, discussing dreams is from the Sunna of the Prophet (Peace and blessing of Allah be upon him). There are a number […]

Implementing the Sunna With Wisdom..

Question: What is your advice for someone struggling to implement the sunna while in college, but worried that this may be bad for da’wa? (For example, wearing a kufi, or keeping a longer beard, or wearing shorter trousers.) Answer: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم وصلى اللهم علي سيدنا محمد وسلم I would like to personally give […]

I Want to Learn Arabic..

Question: I want to learn Arabic. How would you recommend that I proceed? What Arabic literature would you recommend for beginners? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful As-Salamu Alaykum, There are a few things that one should do when trying to learn the Arabic language: 1. Understand that this is the […]

I Love to Swim, but My Husband Forbids it..

Question: I am convert. In my “past life”, I loved to swim. I swam nearly every day. I have been Muslim for five years and haven’t been swimming since converting. I dream about swimming. It is my heart’s desire to swim. Recently, online apparel stores for Muslimas have begun selling “Islamic bathing suits” that incorporate […]

Gender Interaction On Campus

Question Gender relation questions are a constant on campus. What are the guidelines and limits for interaction between non-mahrams on campus? Answer In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, The question of gender interaction on campus is one of great importance. Unfortunately, at least in many cases, it has been handled from one […]