FAQ’s for the Month of Ramadhan

1.     My daughter is only 9 years old and she is small, she gets very weak.  Am I able to decide for her not to fast? As long as there is a sound concern- not just a merely emotional sympathy- for her health then yes, you can. If she is following Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi and

Is my fast valid if I inhale a natural oil or apply it on my skin?

Question: I’ve been using natural oil based medication such as oregano oil and eucalyptus oil, which require being

Did the Prophet’s two hands emerge from the grave during the burial of Fatima al-Zahra?

Question: Did the Prophet’s two hands emerge from the grave during the burial of Fatima al-Zahra? Answer: The

Did Fatima al-Zahra threaten to take off her Hijab?

Question: Did Fatima al-Zahra threaten to take off her Hijab after the attack on her house?! Answer: What

Hadith about the death of Abdullah of Hijaz and the reappearance of Imam Mahdi, are they authentic?

Question: There are some ahadith doing the rounds on social media, can you tell us if they are authentic or if they can be applied to the present situation? 1. From the Messenger of Allah (pbuhaf): Hijaz (Saudi Arabia) will be ruled by a man whose name is the name of an animal(Fahad/leopard), when you

How important is it to attend rallies and protests in solidarity with Palestine?

Question: How important is it to attend rallies and protests in solidarity with Palestine? Usually most of the

What are the rules of Surrogacy in Islam?

Question: If a surrogate mother carries and delivers her sister’s child, who does the child belong to i.e

Which sin is greater, murder or adultery? Discussion between Imam Sadiq and Abu Hanifa

Question:  In the tafseer of Sura Takathur (Ayah 8), there was a discussion between Imam Sadiq (as) and

My friend took off her hijab – how should I deal with the situation?

Question: My friend has recently taken her scarf off. What is the best approach for dealing with this?

Can I shake hands with the opposite gender if I have a pure, work-related intention?

Question: Sheikh, I need your advice on the following issue. Please tell me whether I am deluded, or is this mode of thinking justified: I live in Australia, and I have recently begun full-time work and I have unfortunately (and willingly) succumbed to shaking hands with female staff – solely restricting it to a ‘professional’ gesture.

Can Muslims celebrate non-Islamic holidays like the New Year and Christmas?

Question: I’d like to hear about the intention behind an action according to Islam. If I for instance, wish others a happy new year, why am I considered a bad Muslim if my intention is to be humble and respect other people’s culture and days of celebrations?  How is the Islamic code of good ethics

Can one begin doing Taqlid by following a deceased Marja’?

Question: I am new to the Ja’afari school of thought, and I had this question: with regards to emulating a deceased Marja’ (religious authority), on Ayatollah Fadlallah’s English website it said that it is permissible to begin following Sayyed Fadlallah by referring to the fatwa of a living Marja’ who deems it permissible to begin taqlid by emulating a

Is Islam compatible with the belief of Reincarnation?

Question: Is Islam compatible with the belief of reincarnation? Answer: Reincarnation is the rebirth of the soul in

The recommendation of eating cheese and walnuts together.

Question: Is it true that if you eat too much cheese or cheese without walnuts, it’s not good

Is seafood Najis (ritually impure)?

Question: Is seafood Najis (ritually impure)? I was just reading and came across the idea that seafood is Tahir

Is krill or krill oil halal (permissible) to eat?

Question: Is krill or krill oil halal? Krill is a type of crustacean, but some crustaceans are halal

Some argue that the Islamic headscarf (hijab) is not ordered in the Quran, is this true?

Question: Regarding the hijab (Islamic woman’s headscarf), some people argue that it’s not Islamic, but rather a Jewish thing, and that