By Sheikh Bassam Obeid “O you who believe! Observing the fast is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become righteous.” Holy Qur’an 2:183 Allah, mighty and sublime is he, has ordered us to fast for His pleasure and as a fundamental part of our worship as Muslims, […]
Question: Assalamu aleykum, Last year I converted to Islam and my occupation caused me some issues because, as a skin therapist, I had to work with close contact to men. Therefore I quit that job and have plans to start my own business to only work with women. Among the services I planned to offer […]
Salaam Alaikum, I am curious about the permissibility of tattoos in Islam. I have been told that it is completely haraam because it prevents water from touching the skin but I see that women are wearing henna without any problem and this also blocks the water from touching the skin. Then I was told that […]
QUESTION: Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) commanded us that we (the ummah) should not die without a will so as to prevent fighting over inheritance. Why then, did he not leaven a will to state clearly who would take over leadership of the Muslims to prevent the infighting that started upon his death?
Muslim American’s Imam Q&A Our Question this month came via one of our Facebook users. If you have a question for one of our Imams please send a message via Facebook or send an email via our CONTACT US form We pledge that your anonymity will be preserved! “Salaam Alaikum, I was wondering about the prohibition […]
In September of this year the AMJA Fiqh Committee Resident Fatwa Committee met in order to provide a resolution for Muslim Americans with relation to the issue of Islamic home financing. Following this meeting, the subsequent Fatwa was corresponded with the companies listed in order to clarify with issues regarding Shariah compliance. Sheikh Jamaal Zarabozo also participated in this meeting as it endeavored to answer the questions of truly Shariah compliant lending.
There is undoubtedly a Western-ophobia common among devoted Muslims, which is sometimes just as misplaced and unfair toward Western people and values as Islamophobia is to us. The presence of Muslims in the West was quite insignificant until the last few decades in which we have seen exponential growth. At the same time, through mass […]
Written by SUHAIB WEBB, originally published in November 2010, revised November 2013 Question Can I celebrate Thanksgiving with my parents? I converted a few years back and it is very important to them. Things haven’t been great since my reversion. What are your thoughts? Answer There is a legitimate scholarly difference surrounding this issue. Those who […]
In the name of Allah the Merciful, the Compassionate. Praise is to Allah and prayers and peace are upon our master Muhammad the Messenger of Allah. Before answering the question, we must mention the rule and issues determined in our religion and clarify them: 1. Allah SWT created the human being, honored him, and preferred […]