389 fatwas

  • Interrupting Thikr after prayer to return greeting of Salaam Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Dear Shaykh, I have a question regarding the prescribed Thikr (expressions of remembrance of Allah) after the prayer. I read a fatwa that said that it should be done before talking to anyone. So my question is: what if someone says 'Assalaamu alaykum' to me while I am doing this Thikr, should I ignore.. More

  • Best time to say daily Thikr 100 times Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Dear Shaykh, my question is regarding the daily Thikr (expressions of remembrance of Allah), such as saying "Laa Ilaaha Illa Allah Wahdahu La Shareeka Lah, Lahul Mulk Wa Lahul Hamd Wa huwa 'ala Kulli Shay'in Qadeer" (None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, Alone, without partners, to Him belongs.. More

  • Basmalah before writing or talking Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Is it recommended to write the Basmalah ("In the name of Allah") on top of every page of my notebook? When talking to someone, should we say "Bismillah, how are you my friend?" I need a detailed answer about these manners. .. More

  • Virtue of invoking blessings on Prophet in supplication Date: 3-1-2018

    I heard that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,recommended using the following formula to get your wishes realized: 1) Recite Salawaat (invoke the blessings of Allah on the Prophet)11 times. 2) Recite "Hasbiyallahu laa Ilaaha illa Huwa alayhi..." 7 times. 3) Recite Salawaat 11 times. 4) State your wish and Allah will grant it. I.. More

  • Not conditioned to say 'O Allah, if it is good for me, grant it to me...' when supplicating Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. What is the ruling on asking for something specific when supplicating? And is it a must or a condition that a person should say when asking Allah for something: "O Allah, if it is good for me, then grant it to me, and if it is bad for me, then keep it away from me,” or can a person beseech Allah and ask Him for a specific thing.. More

  • Asking Allah to be saved from the evil of afflictions Date: 3-1-2018

    What is the meaning of verse 11 of Surah Al-Israa’? Can one say that even though he may supplicate while thinking that it is good, it may be bad for him? For example, I sometimes ask Allah to save me from the evil of afflictions, and I see that bad things start happening. Please explain. May Allah bless you and reward you with Paradise. .. More

  • Supplicating while wearing clothes bought with stolen money Date: 3-1-2018

    If a person whose clothes were bought with stolen money, like a thief, even though he repented, supplicates with those clothes on, will his supplications be answered by Allah? .. More

  • Meaning of ‘Subhaan Allahi wa bihamdihi...’ Date: 3-1-2018

    What is the meaning of the following verse? Is this hadith authentic, as it is from the book of Muslim, but I do not know its hadith reference, so I needed that too. Please quote what Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said about this mighty verse. "Subhaan Allahi wa bi-hamdihi, ʻadada khalqihi, wa ridhaa nafsihi, wa zinata ʻarshi.. More

  • Asking Allah to guide all people and give them all wealth and success Date: 2-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. If a person supplicates, "O Allah, facilitate for all of the people in the world to be Muslim," or, "O Allah, grant all of the poor wealth and success," what should their intention be? When we supplicate, we should hope that Allah will accept it. Therefore, with this type of supplication, what should be in the person's heart in terms.. More

  • Supplicating against unjust parent and sibling Date: 2-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. My mother and little sister betrayed mewith her housband. They took money that I gave them as a trust, and now they are also looking to share the house which I bought in the name of my mother even though they did not put any cent towards it. I feel betrayed by my mother and little sister and cannot do anything. I worked my whole life.. More

  • Reported Thikr offers protection for a day or three days Date: 1-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. A) Are there any morning/evening Athkaar (pl. of Thikr [expressions of remembrance of Allah]) that protect us and/or our house and family for a long time (i.e, more than a day, like a week from Friday to Friday, a lunar month, etc)? Are the following known from authentic sources or from experience: Surat Al-Faatihah and the three.. More

  • Transgression in supplication is dispraised Date: 29-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. A person wants to supplicate to get a righteous and practicing wife who has praiseworthy qualities like Taqwah (piety), knowledge, good manners, etc., and at the same time he asks Allah to make this wife have physically attractive features and specifies them in detail, like by saying, "Oh Allah bless me with a pious and righteous.. More

  • One should not supplicate against himself Date: 26-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaauhu. I have heard that if I say, for example, 'I will fail the exam', and the angels that are with me say, 'Ameen', then Allaah will really make me fail; is this true? .. More

  • Child asking parents to supplicate Allah for him Date: 14-11-2017

    If I ask someone to supplicate for me, like my parents, does that mean that I miss the chance of being among the 70,000 who will enter paradise without judgement? If so, then if I did ask people to supplicate for me, do I still have a chance of being among the 70,000? .. More

  • Doubting number of Athkaar one has recited Date: 13-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I often forget how many times I have recited each of the three Quls in the Athkaar (expressions of remembrance of Allah) of the morning and the evening. So how can I complete those then? Should I take the smaller possible number? Sometimes,I have no idea about the number. .. More