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The Forty Hadith concept

The Forty Hadith concept

There is a reason why when you a read a very technical text, you don’t understand it. Even if most of the words used are words you are familiar with, or if the words are arranged in ways that are familiar to you – there are enough technical words in the text to...
The Food of the People of the Book

The Food of the People of the Book

A commentary on the verse: “And the food of those given the scripture is lawful for you and your food is lawful for them” (Qurʾān 5:5)Translated by Usman Khan and Abu ZaydIn the name of God, most Merciful, most CompassionateThey said to me: We have some problems...
Be answerable for your speech

Be answerable for your speech

I would remind my brothers and sisters in Islam – those who support me in some degree or agree with me in some ways, and those who disagree with me or oppose me or abuse me – that speech is action which has weight in the present and consequences...
Hope for Muslims

Hope for Muslims

The difficulties that Muslims are facing in our times belong to every aspect of life. Moreover, very often the loss of the political power, or strength of the opponents of Islam make many of us to lose hope. This despair is not appropriate to the people who have the...
Breath Control

Breath Control

Q: JazakAllah for the detailed response on hypnotherapies. Really helps. Can I ask one more question in addition to that response as it is slightly connected. Is guided meditation allowed? In this case, someone else guides you to focus on breathing and then you are...
Avoiding Hypnotherapies

Avoiding Hypnotherapies

Q: I wanted to know if Hypnotherapy is allowed in Islam? Like to overcome any negative thoughts by listening to tracks which guide you to think positive while there is a trypnaural brainwave music used. In particular there is a woman who is renowned and uses...
Presenting Islam without deception

Presenting Islam without deception

Allah has commanded presenting the religion to non-Muslims in a good way, that is to say, with patient courtesy and kindness, and by every means to avoid provoking non-Muslims into retaliatory insults. Providing someone in need of material help (such as food, money,...
Children Attending the Mosque

Children Attending the Mosque

Translated by Sami Zaharna They said: We’ve noticed that some Imāms and mosque administrators prevent young children from attending the mosque and chastise them when they do. I replied: This is a detestable policy! Preventing children from attending the mosque is in...
Vegetarianism/veganism

Vegetarianism/veganism

A vegetarian or vegan diet may be the right one to adhere to in particular situations. The reasons for this may be that this diet is more healthy or economical, or more something else. Reasons like this are put forward on the basis of human understanding, in turn...
The Nexus between Qu’ran & Sunnah

The Nexus between Qu’ran & Sunnah

Translated by Dr. Abu Zayd They asked: Clarify for us the true connection between the Qurʾān and the Sunnah. I asked: What do you mean? They replied: Islamic groups and sects have differed greatly over their stance towards the Sunnah and over the nature of the link...