Suggested alternatives to Electronic Games

March 9, 2017

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Q. What are some fun and beneficial activities that we can do with our children, instead of them sitting at the computer? A. Praise be to Allah It is no longer hidden from anyone how many electronic games there are of all types and how quickly they have become widespread, and how attached and obsessed […]

What does it mean to say that ‘affirming a Divine Attribute (of Allaah) dictates negation of its opposite’?

March 8, 2017

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Q. When Allah states that He is free of an attribute, such as death for example, in that case we must affirm its opposite, which is eternal life in this instance. But what if He ascribes an attribute to Himself, must we negate its opposite? A. Firstly: When Allah states that He is free of […]

How to determine Foods produced in the West, such as Gelatin, are Halaal or Haraam

February 28, 2017

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Q. For a great time now my community and I have been concerned with the issue of foods such as Gelatin, mono and dyglycerides, pepsin and rennet. All these thing are in our foods today and yet we do not know what we can eat and the reason for each. Please give me a very […]

What is the ruling on eating Vanilla when it is immersed in Alcohol during preparation?

February 28, 2017

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Q. Is vanilla or vanilla extract halaal? I looked on the website guidedways.com under the “online halaal food guide” section, and what they say there is that vanilla is halaal, but I want to be sure, because I heard that it contains alcohol and? And Allah knows best. A. Praise be to Allah Firstly: Vanilla – […]

Marriage Case: A Christian Woman had a Civil Marriage, and she wants to have an Islamic Marriage with another man without the first husband having divorced her

February 13, 2017

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Q. I know an orthodox Christian girl who got married to a Muslim man in court. They got married about two and a half year ago and then she got separated from him about five months ago. She now contacted her church and the priest told her that her marriage was not valid in the […]

Is the wife entitled to a monthly allowance?

February 7, 2017

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Q. Is the wife entitled to a monthly allowance that is just for her, especially if she has no source of income except what her husband gives her? A. Praise be to Allah What the husband must do is spend on his wife on a reasonable basis, which includes the costs of accommodation, food, drink […]

Guidelines on Seeking Permission to Enter

January 26, 2017

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Q. We are asking if you could clarify the correct understanding and implementation of seeking permission to enter homes and properties in accordance with the orders of Allah and the sunnah of His Messenger صَلَى الله عليهِ وسَلَّم and if this differs according to Urf or local custom or is the same for all of […]