Is it wrong to say ‘Allah took his time creating something’?

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Question: Assalamualaikum, one of my friends made a statement about a girl he found pretty and said "God really took his time making her." Obviously him looking at the girl is a completely different issue but I felt that that statement of Allah's "taking his time" was theologically problematic. How would/should I explain the issue with that statement and why one shouldn't or can't say something like that? Answer: In the Name of Allah, … [Read more...]

Authenticity of the Hadith of Fatima and Abu Bakr Radhiyallahu Anhumaa

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Question: Salaam. Can you please cite the full narration and the authenticity. This is the only text I could find and don’t have the original sources. Jafar ibn ‘Amr ibn Umayyah said, “Fatimah entered upon Abu Bakr and said, ‘The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam told me that I will be the first of his household to meet him.’” Musnad Ahmed, hadith no. 26420 Al Bayhaqi narrates from Sha’bi: Abu Bakr visited Fatimah … [Read more...]

Is it permissible to be an agent/salesman for TV packages?

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Question: Salaam Mufti Sahaab Is it permissible to be an agent to sell Optimum TV packages?  Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. Watching TV is completely impermissible due to the content being against the mandates of Shari’ah;[1] hence, assisting in its promotion will also be deemed as impermissible[2] also which is understood from the … [Read more...]

Marrying a woman from the Bohra sect.

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Question: Assalamualaikum Can a muslim man marry a woman related to bohri sect ?  Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. The Bohras are a subsect of the Isma’ili branch of Shi’ism.[1] They are not part of the Ithnaa Ashariyyah, however they do share many core beliefs with them, such as the belief of infallible Imaams, the distortion of … [Read more...]

Fasting only on 10th of Muharram (Ashura)

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Question: salamualaikum Maulana Sahib On Ashura do you have to fast on both days 9th and 10th or is one day enough? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. Respected Brother Consider the following hadith: وحَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ، وَأَبُو كُرَيْبٍ، قَالَا: حَدَّثَنَا وَكِيعٌ، عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي ذِئْبٍ، عَنِ الْقَاسِمِ بْنِ … [Read more...]

Idaat Period for a Non-Muslim woman:

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Question: Assalamualikum Christian lady filed for divorce from Christian husband in July. In August, the court issued the decree of divorce. She wants to marry a Muslim brother. 1.  Does she need to wait three periods after divorce? 2.  If yes, should she count three periods from July or August? Jzkh Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi … [Read more...]