Category Archives: Islam

parents or the study of religion

Q: Asalamualaikum,
Is learning deen zyada mahboob to Allah ya taking care of parents in their own age, ridding them of debts, making their life easy? please answer question on Continue reading

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Norooz party: ‘I actually had a very good time!’

Questions:

As Salamu Aleikum Imam,

Last year I went to a Norooz party and it was a very secular event to say the least. There was loud music, crazy dancing, and men and women were dressed to impress, to say the least. In fact, some of the girls dressed very revealing, and at one point a girl bent over and all I saw was skin.

My question is such parties permissible? I actually had a very good time and I want to go party again!

Yours truly,

Float like a butterfly sting like a bee

Time: Sunday March 21, 2010 at 8:51 am

Q: Can one celebrate nawrooz just cuz family Is doing it. It is just a get together to get men and women together for a good evening? Would this still be unislamic?

Time: Sunday March 21, 2010 at 6:32 am

Q: Would eating norooz food be haram? Why can a Muslim celebrate norooz but not New Years of American calendar? I am not living in Afghanistan and Iran. Do I make sense? (text)

Q: as salaamu alaikum

I have heard that Nowruz (which is Persian New Year) is bidah to celebrate according to some scholars? Could explain to us why this celebration is an act of bidah, if Persians are following a different calender than Hijri?

Time: Sunday March 21, 2010 at 11:13 pm Continue reading

Please dont confuse our new Muslims even if you are confused/lost/dont know better

Question:

I keep reading and hearing about females having a sponsor or guardian (male) to look after the best interests of them. Which makes sense if one comes from a muslim family…with a muslim father, uncles and brothers etc. However, if a female converts to Islam and knows no muslim men…who would her sponsor/guardian be? Would it have to be a Muslim or would her uncle of another faith suffice? I have a friend that keeps telling me it’s not right not to have a male sponsor and this issue confuses me quite a bit. Any information you have on this subject for me would be much appreciated! (Name: I’m found)

Time: Saturday November 21, 2009 at 12:45 am

Answer:

Your situation is one filled with challenge. We salute for strength. We thank you for sharing your important concerns with us.

Taking into account that you have no Muslim male relative on your father’s side to care for you, or another family member to aid you in this undertaking of yours, the following general rule would apply:

Under ideal condition, you would go a Muslim judge and he would assist you. Since this does not apply to you, you would have to look for a reputable Imaam that would be willing to assist you in this regard. Knowing that Imaams would not generally get involved in such personal situations, I would additionally advise you to contact a legal Islamic body that has senior officials and a social department that can represent and cater to your Islamic and social needs.

Should the above be far fetched, then within your community, look for responsible sisters that can bond with you and aid you in finding responsible persons that can help you with decisions that pertain to your Islamic needs.

All Muslims are not religious scholars! Continue reading