Character and Morals
Should she travel and leave her sister who cannot take good care of herself?I am an unmarried muslim woman living in Germany. The islamophobia is rising here. But alhamdulillah I now have a chance to live in Malaysia with my son. There I can live my religion better in sha Allah. Here in Germany I am taking care of my 53 old muslim sister who lives alone in a flat but has contact to other muslims. She is suffering from a serious lack of independence since childhood. She oftenly behaves and thinks like a child and the matters of everyday life are a real challenge for her. When there is no help from others my sister is sometimes able to act more or less independently but it is not so easy for me to estimate when that is the case. If I would leave her alone she will probably not be able to handle her live. She has a muslim son but the relationship between both is not the best and he himself has many problems in life. If I leave Germany one of my two muslim daughters will still be here living close to my sister but it might be a heavy burden to take care of my sister. (My other daughter lives about 100 kilometers away from my sister.) There could be a chance for my sister to live in Malaysia in the case that her son studies there. But he has (as far as I know) not done serious steps until now to study there. My non-muslim parents asked me before they died to take care of my sister. I can't remember that I said to them: "I promise it!". Probably I said, that they shouldn't worry. Is it okay for me to go to Malaysia? What do you think?
How to Improve Your Character in IslamI have a very bad character; I am disobedient and defiant towards my mother and I often make her angry. Sometimes my manners and character are good, but most of the time they are bad. How can I improve my character and my manners? What are the things that will help me to be kind to my parents and develop a good character? Will I be punished if my character and manners are bad? Or is having a good character something that is only good but is not essential? When my character is good, I feel that I am showing off, and I feel that I am committing minor shirk (by showing off). So how can I remain steadfast in having a good character and good manners, whilst being sincere to Allah in that regard?
Does giving thanks when calamity strikes increase calamities?Does giving thanks when calamity strikes increase calamities, because Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And (remember) when your Lord proclaimed: ‘If you give thanks, I will give you more (of My Blessings), but if you are thankless, verily! My Punishment is indeed severe’” [Ibraaheem 14:7]? And does giving praise mean the same as giving thanks?
He is asking how he can be truly just in all thingsmy name is XXX i pronounced shahada like a year and a half ago. 1) can you be just with all of humanity? abu huraira reported a bedouin came to the prophet laysallam and said i want to be the most just of men. he said do for others what you would do for yourself and you will be the most just of men in the quran it mentions that if one cannot be just with a women he shouldnt marry her hence only marry one . so the question is can you be just with all of humanity or try to be? 2)this is for me since i dont feel im just / like when i see a creature i do what i can for it./like if i believe it has bad health i try to give it good health: ex: dog i try to give it good health by rubbing spinal cord but i feel i should be doing more since i would want more done for me... i come to think that im not being just with myself by worshipping allah alone and following his guidance.... your advice?
Is it prescribed if a baby sneezes to say “al-hamdu Lillah (praise be to Allah)” on his behalf?When ever my baby sneezes I say alhamdullah, is this bidah ?also do we have to say alhamdullah if we sneeze during salah?
Should I Say ‘Yarhamuk Allah’ to One Who Sneezes Several Times?My brother sneezes 5 times in a row, do I have to say ‘yarhamuk Allah’ after every sneeze, or can I just wait and say it once at the end?
His gaze accidentally falls on women who are improperly dressed because there are so many of them; is he sinning?Im a Muslim & I'm doing my best to follow the path of Islam. My question is about what if Muslim people like me, sees private part of women Accidently. Is it a Sin if a Muslim male accidently sees girl/women without any proper hijab while walking around shops, road, street or anywhere? I’m not trying to be rude or anything, I’m trying lower my gaze & not to look at any girl, but I really can’t help it & I get frustrated if I did a bad sin. So, I just wanted to know if it’s a Sin if Muslim person accidently sees/saw a girl without any proper hijab.
What Is the Difference between Hamd and Shukr?Is there a difference between hamd (praise) and shukr (thanks)?
Taking help and asking for it from the state and from the churchI live in America and we take some free services, especially since we are regarded as having limited income. But some of these services, such as food for example, can be taken from the churches. Is that permissible?.
He prays and fasts and prays qiyaam, but he mistreats his wife and neighboursA person (man) prays in the mosque, prays qiyam al layl, fasts on Monday, Thursday and the 13, 14,15 of each month. But he has no achlaaq with: his wife (there is every day quarrel at home), neighbors, relatives of the wife, friend of his wife, other people. What can you say about such person?.
How to Acquire Good Characteristics in IslamHow can I acquire good characteristics?
Should the Muslim pay attention to people’s tastes and customs and let his garment hang below his ankles? Is there any isbaal involved in wearing pants?What is the ruling on wearing pants that come below the ankle in modern society without showing off? Because if he raises them above the ankle it will spoil his appearance and attract the attention of others. I hope you do not think that my question is just for the sake of argument or that I am being scornful about this matter; it is a serious enquiry because this issue is bothering me a great deal, especially in the workplace.
Ruling on Breaking PromisesWe know that breaking promises is one of the attributes of the hypocrites, but if a Muslim is unable to keep his promise for some reason that is beyond his control, is he regarded as doing something haram and as having one of the attributes of the hypocrites, or is he excused?
Our attitude towards rumours and news on the InternetHow should we deal with the rumours that appear on the Internet? What is the Muslim’s attitude towards the news that we read here and there, and what is written in chat rooms, especially since some of it is good news for the Muslims, but the source is unknown.
Spreading people’s personal messages and conversationsWhat is the ruling on one who spreads the personal affairs of others, whether that is memos, letters or conversations that one has had with them, etc., and he spreads them among people or among a specific group without the person’s permission?
Beware of rumours at times of crisisThere are some writers, especially on the Internet, who spread news without verifying it, which is confusing the Muslims and making them despair, such as the claim that one of the Muslim cities has fallen, or that one of their leaders has been killed, and other reports which lead to despair and weakening of morale… All of that is without any proof or certainty that the news is true… Some of them even write at the end of their articles, “This is what I have heard but I am not sure whether the report is true”! What is your advice to these people?.
Ruling on the view that we should seek to acquire the characteristics of AllaahOne of the khateebs said in his Friday khutbah that we have to strive to acquire the attributes and characteristics of Allaah. Is there a correct way of interpreting this sentence, and is there anyone who has said this before?.