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Should I marry and leave my children to my mother?

Question As-Salamu `Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!) I’m 26, I got divorced three years ago, and I have two children who live with me. A young man proposed to me but he lives and works abroad in an Arab country and he wants to marry me and take […]

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Suffering failure after excellence

Question As-Salamu `Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!) I am 17 years old girl in secondary three. Allah granted me success and I got 99% in the first semester, and now we have begun the second semester. However, since the beginning of the second semester I noticed that my […]

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Practical steps to exhort a husband to attend congregational Salah

Question As-Salamu Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh I got married one and a half years ago, and my husband is magnificent by all means, may Allah protect him;  and it is enough to say: If half of the people had been like him, the entire society would have been in good condition. However, his problem is congregational […]

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What is relaxation?

Question As-Salamu `Alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!) What is the meaning of relaxation? Do you advise me to learn Yoga? And what is the positive impact of relaxation on humans? Are there ways to learn it? Could you kindly tell us about it in general and about its application […]

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What should I study in regard to Fiqh, Hadith, and Aqeedah?

Question Peace be upon you! I want to study politics and Islamic economics, and I know I should have a strong Shari`ah knowledge. I have memorized the whole Qur’an and would like to know what I should study in regard to Fiqh, Hadith, and `Aqidah? I’ve looked at the curriculum of the Institute for Preparing Preachers in Egypt, and […]

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Is every mushrik a kaafir? and every kaafir is a mushrik?

Question Is every mushrik (one who associates partners with Allah in that which is only for Him) a kaafir (disbeliever), but not every kaafir a mushrik? Answer Shaikh al-Albaani: “This is the understanding present in people’s minds save a few. I will explain that with an example: a man testifies that none has the right […]

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What’s the best way to teach Arabic to non-native students?

Question Peace be upon you, I submitted my papers in the center of the university in which I teach to take part in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers. I understand that teaching Arabic to non-native speakers is not like teaching native speakers, therefore, I wish you to guide me by giving me some ideas that […]

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I can’t speak properly when I’m tired

Question I am forty years old and I have quite a successful career, however I suffer difficulty in pronunciation particularly when I am tired or when I do not have enough sleep, therefore I hope you could help. May Allah grant you success! Answer As-salamu `Alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon […]

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Should we believe in Jinn Stories that seem too farfetched?

Question As-salamu `Alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!). One of the weirdest stories I’ve ever heard is about a man whom was guarded by a Jinn that admired him. It caused him trouble whenever he went to see a girl for marriage. Like, Traffic accidents would happen to him or […]

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I get Extreme Fear when Leading the Prayer

Question As-salamu `Alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!) My problem is: When I lead the people in Salah, I feel terrible fear and confusion to the extent that I almost lose sense, my body gets sweating, and my throat becomes dry. I went to a psychiatrist who proscribed “Seroxat” for me. […]

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Should I marry and leave my children to my mother?

Question As-Salamu `Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!) I’m 26, I got divorced three years ago, and I have two children who live with me. A young man proposed to me but he lives and works abroad in an Arab country and he wants to marry me and take […]

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It is best for a woman to pray in the mosque or home?

Question Is it best for a woman to pray in her house or in a mosque near her house? Answer Shaikh al-Albaani: “It is best for her to pray in her house, unless there is a class or exhortation in the mosque from which the woman would benefit, then here the ruling switches: it becomes best for her to […]

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Practical steps to exhort a husband to attend congregational Salah

Question As-Salamu Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh I got married one and a half years ago, and my husband is magnificent by all means, may Allah protect him;  and it is enough to say: If half of the people had been like him, the entire society would have been in good condition. However, his problem is congregational […]

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How can I stop thinking too much?

Question I was reading in a book that a person has to stop thinking sometimes to bring about peace of mind. So, how can I stop thinking? By trying to stop thinking, I am thinking about the way to stop thinking. What is the effect of this method if it is true? Thank you. Answer […]

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I hate life and afraid of death

Question I hate life and I do not want to live. In the same time, I am afraid of death and I cannot dare to kill myself. What should I do? Answer All praise be to Allah and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah, upon his family, his Companions, and those who follow him. […]

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I suffer from a social phobia

Question I started suffering from social phobia when I was 15 years old. When I was 26, I went to a psychiatrist and described my case to him; and he gave me (Alprazolam – 0.25 mg) to take once in the morning and once in the evening. My condition improved a lot, so I stopped the treatment. […]

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I can’t sleep

Question As-salamu `Alaykum warahmatullah (May Allah’s Peace and Mercy be upon you)! 5 years ago I had an attack of fear out of nowhere. I couldn’t sleep. I was sweating, I had coldness in my limbs, and dryness in my throat. Two years later my sleep had become irregular, so I went to see a psychiatrist who […]

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Suffering failure after excellence

Question As-Salamu `Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!) I am 17 years old girl in secondary three. Allah granted me success and I got 99% in the first semester, and now we have begun the second semester. However, since the beginning of the second semester I noticed that my […]

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I have a problem remembering where I am

Question As-salamu `Alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!) I have some trouble remembering places. I cannot describe to others the place where I would like to go to and I cannot describe with words the place where I want to go, it is worth mentioning that my memory is very […]

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Boredom is killing me and I am always crying

Question As-Salamu `Alaykum. I always feel bored and sad. This feeling began with me before marriage. Then I got married and I did not feel comfortable even though I love my husband very much and he also loves me. I am crying bitterly and he keeps on asking me about the reason but I have […]

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Is life in Paradise like our modern life?

Question Our valued Sheikh, when we enter Paradise – with Allah’s Willing- shall we find a life like our modern life? Answer All praise be to Allah and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah, upon his family, his Companions, and those who follow him. The pleasures of Paradise as was reported in the Qur’an […]

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Trying to make up years of missed fasts

Question What should a woman do if she has to make up fasts from many years, she only makes up a few fasts before the next Ramadan comes in and so on? Answer Shaikh al-Albaani: “She has to continue making up the fasts and hasten to do so lest death should come to her (before […]

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I suffer from unreasonable fear

Question Three years ago, I started to feel a terrible kind of fear and an abnormal kind of worry about leaving home. I started to take medication because of this anxiety. One day I fainted at the market and I returned home tired, since then I fear a lot and I have dizziness, headaches, and shivers. When someone […]

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My conditions do not allow me to marry

Question As-Salamu `Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!) I just finished my study this year and I’m in love with a girl who is one year younger than I am. I promised her that I would marry her after I finish my military service and start work, which is just a matter of […]

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Having weddings in the mosque is an innovation

Question What is the ruling on having a wedding in the mosque? Answer Shaikh al-Albaani: “An innovation.” [silsilat ul-hudaa wa nnoor 132/17]

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I suffer from Satanic Whispers in Wudhu

Question As-salamu `Alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!). My problem is: I suffer from OCD in wudhu, where I have to repeat wudhu more than once. Now the matter has spread to the Salah also, where I sometimes repeat Salah. Also, it’s spread to issues of daily life to the […]

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A woman taking public transportation by herself

Question 1 What is the ruling on a woman riding with a driver or taking public transportation by herself? Answer 1 Shaikh al-Albaani: “If there is mixing with men then the ruling is clear: it’s not allowed. But if: 1) there is no mixing, 2) the woman is safe and won’t be abducted as occurs in some places, […]

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Friday ghusl is not obligatory upon a woman

Question Is the Friday bath (ghusl) obligatory upon a woman? Answer Shaikh al-Albaani: “If  the Friday prayer fundamentally is not obligatory upon her, then how can the subsidiary issue (the bath) be obligatory when the fundamental (the prayer) isn’t?”[1] [1] Shaikh Bin Baaz, Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaimeen and Shaikh Fawzaan likewise said that the Friday bath is specifically for men […]

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I hate without reason

Question As-Salamu `Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!) Often I hate people for no reason even though I do my best to accept or love them, but I cannot. Everyday my hatred increases for no reason; is this because of jealousy? There is someone whom my father loves and trusts greatly, and […]

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Ruling on one who is sick and cannot fast for Ramadan

Question What should someone who is ill and unable to fast during Ramadan do? Answer Shaikh al-Albaani: “If the doctors said that this ill person will probably be cured, then he does not offer any expiation, but rather waits until he is cured inshaa Allah and makes up the missed fasts. And if the doctors […]

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How should I pick a specialisation?

Question Peace be upon you! I am a female university student and I am doing business, but I’m not sure whether to major in business administration or economics. Which is better? I hope that you answer me soon so as to make the right choice. May Allah reward you with a paradise which its width […]

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My manager forces me to attend a concert

Question In our mixed schools many occasions and ceremonies are held accompanied by musical instruments such as the School choir and the like. They take the students to watch a play on the so-called “The World Children’s Day”. Allah knows best what will be displayed in this play. The director forces the nannies to be […]

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What is relaxation?

Question As-Salamu `Alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!) What is the meaning of relaxation? Do you advise me to learn Yoga? And what is the positive impact of relaxation on humans? Are there ways to learn it? Could you kindly tell us about it in general and about its application […]

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My husband prefers his friends to me

Question As-Salamu `Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!) I got married 5 years ago, and I have a four-year-old child. I live with my husband abroad for study. My husband and I are of similar age and we have the same interests. I love my husband very much and trust him, […]

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I feel like a complete failure because I haven’t had any children

Question Peace be upon you! My problem is I’ve been married for five years and I haven’t had any children yet. I always think to myself: Allah did not ordain this for me, so how can I receive  what has not been written for me?! However, I feel great pain in myself. I do not like to think of […]

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Weak Reports – “Take what you wish from the Qur’an”

Question Noble Shaikh, I read a hadeeth in a small book, which states: “Take what you wish from the Qur’an for whatever you wish (i.e. need).” Is this hadeeth authentic? Please benefit us, may Allah reward you. Answer This hadeeth: “Take what you wish from the Qur’an for whatever you wish (i.e. need)” is a hadeeth that has become […]

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Help me stop my desire for others possessions

Question Dear brothers, As-salamu `Alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!) I am a successful man. I have a good qualifications. I have a good job, thanks to Allah. My problem is: I always look forward to higher people and sometimes I feel pain and narrowness in my chest. I keep asking […]

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What is the ruling on one who abandons the prayer?

Question What is the ruling on the one who abandons the prayer? Answer Shaikh al-Albaani: “The one who abandons the prayer has two states: either he believes that the prayer is legislated or he denies it. So in this second state, he is a disbeliever by consensus of the Muslims. The same goes for whoever denies a […]

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Obeying the parents in taking off the niqaab

Question What is the ruling on a woman choosing to cover her face and hands if she feels there is fitnah, but her family – particularly her mother – is refusing? What should she do? Answer Shaykh al-Albaani: “If the refusal is restricted to her face and hands, it is obligatory to obey the parents. But […]

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How can I stop being so angry?

Question As-Salamu `Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!) I am a twenty-two year old girl. Alhamdulillah, I am well-mannered, but I have been through a stage which I cannot describe. The problem is that I despise myself abnormally, even though I am pretty and content with Allah’s Destiny. When I […]

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I am bored and lonely in my marital life

Question As-Salamu `Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!) I am a married woman who lives in a remote area away from my family. There are no neighbors or friends around, therefore I feel very bored which affects my life and affects the way I deal with my husband. I always ask […]

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How do I treat frequent thinking?

Question As-salamu `Alaykum warahmatullah (May Allah’s Peace and Mercy be upon you)! What is the treatment of frequent thinking and preoccupation with it in Shari`ah science and in psychology? I mean managing things, analyzing words and (past , present, and expected) attitudes and engaging in it. Answer Dear valued brother, As-salamu `Alaykum warahmatullah (May Allah’s Peace and Mercy […]

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Should I take a compass on journeys to determine qiblah?

Question What is the ruling on taking a compass on journeys in order to determine the qiblah for one who doesn’t know the directions? Answer Shaikh al-Albaani: “It is obligatory.”

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A marriage problem

Question As-salamu warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!). Dear sheikh, I have been married for seven months but until now I could not be intimate with my wife despite my frequent tries which exceeded three times, but I could not. My wife does not refuse me but responds to me effectively. What […]

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What do you think of marrying a widow?

Question As-Salamu `Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!) I am a young man who has not married yet, and I intended to marry a previously married woman due to her beautiful qualities and manners, because she is the widow of my best friend (may Allah bestow mercy on his soul), […]

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I’ve lost the pleasure of Salah

Question I am a girl who was going astray but Allah guided me and I found happiness in Salah. Then, at school, I met a girl whom I loved very much, and since then I lost happiness as well as the sweetness of faith, and now I do not perform Salah but lazily and only the obligatory Salah, what should […]

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Mentioning the name of Allah in the bathroom

Question What is the ruling on mentioning the name of Allah before wudhu in the bathroom? Answer Shaikh al-Albaani: “You mean for example in a small room, two by two meters, with a toilet on one corner and a washbasin on the other side in which you make wudhu?” Questioner: “Yes.” Shaikh al-Albaani: “There is […]

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I can’t study due to boredom

Question As-salamu `Alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!) I have made up my mind after graduation to memorize the Qur’an and Hadiths and to read useful books in order to be a caller to Allah and benefit the people. Two months had passed and I did not memorize anything because […]

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It is not legislated to raise hands for extra takbeers of Eid?

Question For the Eid and Janaazah prayers, is it legislated to raise the hands with the takbeers (besides the first one)? Answer Shaikh al-Albaani:“No, it is not legislated.” [1] in reference to the Janaazah prayer in particular, the Shaikh – after saying that he didn’t find any evidence in the Sunnah for this being legislated and so […]

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Is the torment of Hell true for the body or not?

Question Dear valued Sheikh, will the torment of Hell-Fire be a physical torment to the body? Or is it a state of mind or something? And how can a person endure the pain? Answer All praise be to Allah and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah, upon his family, his Companions, and those who […]

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How can I stop sleeping so much?

Question As-salamu `Alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!). I suffer from deep sleep to the extent that I do not hear the Adhan of the masjid which is few meters away, could you kindly guide me? Jazaka Allah Khayran. It is important to mention that I noticed when I change […]

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Is obsessive love a psychological disease?

Question As-Salamu `Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!) I am 17-years-old girl and my feelings toward others are excessive. I love people very much and when I love them, I get attached to them; and I love some of them obsessively. I think about them all the time, and when […]