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Difficult Teen

QUESTION: I have a teenage son who is a Hafez.He does not listen to us,he goes out when he wants and sometimes does not come home.He becomes very arrogant when we question him. He does not spend time with his family at all and only wants to be with his …

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Decorating One’s Business for Christmas

Nasihah (Advice): Imitating A Nation   Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Umar Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said, ”Whoever imitates a nation is from among them.” (Sunan Abi Dawud) ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:                 Can Muslim businessmen decorate their shops with christmas trees, santa clause for business? …

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Duas for Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia

  QUESTION: My father is currently suffering from bouts of what I can only describe to be anxiety, depression and insomnia. Is there anything I can pray for him and for his shifaa? Jazakallah khair.   ANSWER: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum …

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Are step-siblings Mahrams to one another

Nasihah (Advice): Travelling with a Mahram Abdullah bin Abbas reported that Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “A man should not be alone with a woman, nor should a woman travel, unless a guardian is with her.” A man stood up and said, “O Messenger of Allah, I have been assigned to …

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Watching sports players with rainbow coloured laces

  Nasihah (Advice): A stern warning against the act of homosexuality   Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Abbas radiyallahu anhuma reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam said: ‘…Allah’s curse be upon those who do the action of the people of Lut (homosexuality).’ [Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) repeated this curse thrice]. (Sahih Ibn Hibban, Hadith: …

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Using Zakaat for animal welfare

Nasihah (Advice): Eagerness to give charity is sweetness of Imaan   Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Mu’awiyyah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “Whoever does three deeds will taste the sweetness of Imaan: one who worships Allah alone, who declares there is no God but Allah and one who gives …

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Will a virtual Nikah performed over video call be valid?

  Nasihah (Advice): Spouses helping each other pray at night   Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “May Allah have mercy on a man who stands at night to pray and wakes his wife to pray. If she refuses, he sprinkles water on her face. May …

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Peer Pressure

  What will the people say? Will they approve of it? Will they laugh at it? It seems that such concerns influence our actions –especially our public conduct– more than anything else. Social pressure is a powerful force. It works by appealing to our desire not to be insulted, ridiculed, …

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Mould your Child

Question: There are parents who allow or insist on their children studying subjects, after school, that are not appropriate for Muslims, e.g. Ballet, Modern dancing, Drama, Band, Piano, Cheer-leading etc.There are parents who allow or insist on their children studying subjects, after school, (not required, but optional), that are not …

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