Haya’ and how to attain itWhat is the difference between khajal (shyness) and haya’ (modesty)? How can a person rid himself of khajal and how can he attain haya’?
Is it possible to obtain provision (rizq) by means of du`a (supplication), without making any effort?You say that a man cannot obtain provision simply through supplication, but in Soorat Aal ‘Imran, Allah tells us that He used to give Maryam provision without any effort on her part, so how do you explain that?
Characteristics of a Muslim BusinessmanWhat are the basic principles and limits with regard to doing business? What I mean is that I now have competitors, and some of them are watching out and constantly spying on their competitors, and some of them crush their competitors on the grounds that there is no mercy in business, or “If I don’t do that to him he will do it to me.” What am I allowed to do with my competitors? When it comes to dealing with customers, for example, for the purpose of encouraging customers to buy from me, do I have the right to bring some individuals and pay them to advise my customers to buy my products, when the people think that they are just customers but they are not; they are only there for the purpose of bringing people to find out about my products, concerning which I will never cheat – what is the ruling on that? Am I obliged, for example, to tell my customers the sources of the components of my products, which may be expected as part of being honest? It is well known that this comes under the heading of trade secrets. How can I be an honest businessman in the face of the many dubious practices that occur when dealing with people, both customers and competitors? Is there any advice, with sources of information, that could serve as a reference for businessmen on a daily basis?
Is feeling proud of one’s religion a kind of blameworthy pride?Is there anything wrong with a person feeling proud of his religion or feeling proud of a person who does something good? Because we know that pride in the heart is something bad.
Differing from the mushrikeen with regard to the beardI know that we are supposed to let our beards grow in order to be different from the mushrikeen, but nowadays they let their beards grow too. What is your opinion?
What is the ruling on messages asking for forgiveness before Ramadan?I would like to know the ruling on messages in WhatsApp asking for forgiveness before the month of Ramadan begins.
Character of the daa‘iyahWhen I first came close to my Deen, I became very serious, I smiled very little and I felt that people that were close to me, got far. Now I try to get frank and friendly with my family, friends to get their confidence and get Allah SWTs message, somehow, to them. I laugh and smile, I joke, trying to keep myself under the limits and trying to stay connected with Allah SWT at the same time, I try. Is this socializing of mine considered an act of worship and rewardable?
Trust in IslamWhat does trust (Amanah) mean? What is the punishment for one who betrays the trust? How can he repent? What is the evidence for all of that from the Quran and Sunnah?
Meaning of the verse “And were it not that all mankind would have become of one community…” [az-Zukhruf 43:33]What is the interpretation of the meaning of the verses 33, 34, 35 of Soorat az-Zukhruf? What do we learn from them? Is the message in these verses an answer to those who say: Why does the disbeliever live a life of luxury whilst the Muslim lives a life of hardship, poverty and misery? Is there any connection between these verses and the story of Qaroon? Was there a reason for the revelation of these verses?
Is her immense grief for her father contrary to sabr (patience)?My father died three months ago, may Allah have mercy on him, and I miss him dearly and am suffering from a lot of mood swings. Sometimes I mourn deeply, as if he died yesterday, and sometimes I feel that I do not want to live. And sometimes I feel numb and do not feel anything at all.… I have studied a fair amount of Islamic knowledge, and I have read a number of religious books, and I attend religious classes and lectures, and I know the meaning of sabr (patience) and the reward for it. I offer a lot of supplication for him, and I usually repeat in my heart, and even before I sleep, “I am content, Lord, with Your decree, for You are the Giver and You are the Withholder, the decree is Yours; forgive me for what I know and what I do not know.” But I still feel confused and wonder if I am a hypocrite; and if I am patient, how can I feel this immense pain and distress? Is what I feel contrary to true sabr, and how can I attain contentment if I am not truly patient?… I have read the meaning of the divine name as-Salaam and I reflected upon the verses which contain this divine name, and I offer supplication for my father, calling upon Allah by this name, saying: “O Allah, You are as-Salaam and from You is all peace, blessed are You, O Possessor of majesty and honour, I ask You to keep my father safe in his grave and keep him safe on the Day he is resurrected.” Is this supplication of mine sound?
He lives in a building and uses the visitor parking spotsin the building in which we live, there are three levels for parking; two levels are for residents, each of whom gets one parking spot for free. The third parking level is for visitors and guests. My question is: We have bought another car, praise be to Allah, but if we want to get a spot for our car on the two parking levels, we have to pay approximately one thousand dollars a year. Is it permissible for us to park our car on a permanent basis in the parking area that is for visitors and guests? Please note that many people who own more than one car park their cars in the visitor area, because the cost of the parking spot is very expensive.
The difference between patience and contentmentI am facing mistreatment from my husband’s family, meaning that they talk about me a great deal and sometimes tell others about my private matters, may Allah guide them and forgive them. By the grace of Allah, I am bearing their mistreatment with patience and seeking reward for that with Allah. But sometimes I feel very anxious and I feel that I can no longer put up with it, and I wish that I had never got to know these people. Even though my husband – praise be to Allah – fears Allah with regard to me, he lives abroad and I am living with his family, so it is inevitable that I will face problems. My question is: is my anxiety and my feeling that I can no longer put up with it contrary to patience? How can I reach the level of contentment, so that I can see the situation I am in as a blessing from Allah, because whatever He decrees is all good?
If a brother usurped his brother’s rights, there is nothing wrong with referring the matter to the qaadi (judge), even if that upsets the motherMy grandfather died 22 years ago and left a lot of wealth. My father only recieved 45% of his share. After my grandfather died my oldest uncle took control of all the wealth. My dad was abroad at the time studying. My oldest uncle never assigned a witness on my dads behalf. And didnt give my dad his full share. My dads question is should be try to get his share back; because he's afraid since my grandmother is old ; she will get hurt from sadness, due to this clash. What should be done?
How can I overcome waswas? How can I be truly sincere towards Allah?What is the way to overcome waswas (whispers from the Shaytan)? How can a person be sincere towards Allah and honest with Him in all matters of life?
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?
What are the results of pairing faith with righteousness?What are the results of pairing faith with righteousness?
Is Failing to fulfil One Right of a Muslim a Sin?We know the Hadith of the Messenger (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) about the rights of one Muslim over another. My question is: Will we be sinning if we do not fulfil one of these rights towards our Muslim brother? i.e., will we incur a burden of sin thereby?
Virtue of Forgiving Others in IslamWhat advice can you give to someone about the necessity of forgiving people and being patient with their annoyance, not only forgiving them outwardly but also inwardly, i.e., sincere forgiveness that comes from the heart, that is not tainted with any element of resentment towards anyone?
The reward for keeping a promise and the gravity of breaking itWhat is the reward for keeping a promise and the punishment for breaking a promise?.
His heart does not feel humble when he hears Qur’aan but he is moved by nasheedWhen I hear the Qur’aan or read it, I am not moved by hearing it and my heart is not stirred and does not feel humble, whereas sometimes when I listen to nasheed I am moved deeply. What is the solution?.