How to express your interest in Marriage?

Recently i let a sister know,through intermediaries, that im interested in marriage with her. was what i did haram or makrooh?   Normally, you would talk to your parents and take them to pay the sister’s parents a visit. If agreed, you could talk to her in the presence of a male Chaperon (Mahram). If there is a mutual understanding and everything goes as per your needs, then you can proceed with the next steps, ie- marriage proposal… May Allah guide you to His straight path. Sh. Riad Ouarzazi


Wearing the Hijab

I am a sister very keen to learn more about the hijab. I was wondering about the surahs that state the wearing of the hijab. I have heard sooo many different things about the hijab, so I am a little bit confused. No one in my family has ever put on the hijab before, but I am quite keen and want to do what is islamically required. Please let me know.   Sheikh Al-Munajjid said when asked about the Hijab: Women cover their hair because Allah has commanded them to do so, and it is not permissible for them to […]


How to be patient?

I wanted to know the ways in which we can increase in patience in our everyday lives, during times of distress, and when faced with trials. Trials are one of the Sunnas of Allah in this universe. Allah put the believers under trials really to purify them. The more Allah loves a person, the greater the trial as it was reported by the Prophet’s authentic hadith. The trial would also be in accordance to one’s faith. The stronger the faith, the greater the trial would be. The best ones would be those who show patience and perseverance. The best remedy […]


What are the Dua’s for Unborn Children?

I am pregnant with my first child and I pray to Allah to bless him/her with the best of health. Are there any specific Surahs or Duaas that are particularly good for me to recite during my pregnancy? May Allah grant you a pious and righteous child. There is no specific dua’a, but there quite few supplications from the Quran and also the sunna one can say. Allah says in Surat Al-Furqan, verse 74: “And those who pray, “Our Lord! grant unto us wives and offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and give us (the grace) to […]


Are Pregnant women allowed to Fast?

Are pregnant women also obliged to fast or are they allowed to skip the fasting? What should be done to make up for the missed fasting? Catch up later and/or feed the poor? Pregnant women don’t have to fast as fasting may have an impact on their fetus. However, they would have to make up those days as Allah describes in the Quran, surat Baqara :”but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the same number (should be made up) from other days” It is better to make up missed days before the next Ramadaan comes, but […]


How to stop Masturbation?

I am plagued with a problem. When the doors are closed and the house is empty I find I often cannot control myself and when aroused will revert to masturbation and I have drained to stop the horrible habit for very long, almost a year. I have fasted as to gain self control and it works but I always find myself coming back to the habit. I have busied myself with hobbies, surrounded myself with good people but I always find myself alone and if I do my HARDEST to keep the thoughts out of my mind, during the evening […]


How to Propose for Marriage

I need some advice on marriage. I am a 23 year old brother in university and I know a very nice, pious muslim girl and I feel that she would make a good wife. She was in one of my classes this semester and I want to know how I can make a proposal for marriage. Should I get a third party to ask and should I get my parents involved? You shouldn’t approach the girl yourself. The best thing is to let a female mahram third party like your sister approach her and ask if she was interested in […]


What is a Muslim Marriage Contract?

I have a question. My family and my future husband’s family have decided on a date for the wedding to be taking place mid-next year Inshallah. I was told that once you and your husband have decided to be married, at that moment in time, you are married. Is this true? I have been told this in reference of the Prophet’s time, when he had his nikkah, it was oral, a verbal agreement. So, is this true that from the moment that both the families as well as the bride and groom decide, that is the moment from when they […]