Category Archives: Interfaith

the type of wo/man you marry would affect your deen!

Q:alhamdulillah i m a muslim guy.i love a hindu girl and i want to mrry her.she is ready to accept islam.can we marry???
Time: Wednesday August 10, 2011 at 10:39 pm
A: Being a Muslim is not enough. Muslims have responsibilities that go with being part of the islamic faith.

  • A muslim cannot marry a mushrik — those that worship idols. This law is derived from the Quran. Marriage blends two people and their families on a very significant level. You must attempt to ensure that she would change for the best and be a helping hand in making you the best Muslim ever.
  • If she becomes a muslim and there is compatibility, then under ideal conditions there would be no restriction upon such a marriage.

As recommendation: she must convert, learn and practice Islam for more than a few months.  If you feel adultery would be impossible, then in such a situation, her conversation and your immediate marriage to her would be religiously accepted.

I urge you to go with her to a religiously sensitive scholar and discuss the matter. Do not go alone with her. Go with members from her family. Allow her to ask all the necessary questions and address all her concerns so you can make the most educated decision.
Allah Certainly Knows Best.

new muslim woman matters

Q: Salam Aleikum,

I am a college-aged female, raised in Utah and California.  I left the religion I was born into a few years ago, because I felt that it was a construed truth.
Then, about a year ago, I was introduced to Islam, praise be to God.  I have been Continue reading

‘Message has not reached them in the clearest form’

Q:  AS Salaamu Alaikum Warahmatullah wabarakatuh,
I have read an article and its states the following,  there are people who have not received the Message of Islam/guidance at all or the Message has not reached them in the clearest form, i.e. it is incomplete or distorted. These people are called Ahlul Fatrah and will be excused and not be punished by Allah SWT, even though there are misguided. I am  little lost on this yaa Sheikh, why wouldn’t they be punished when they are misguided?
Time: Tuesday July 26, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Answer: (Response by Br Yassir Butt. (May Allah (SWT) bless him and protect him and his family, Ameen.)

There is no such thing as ahl ul fitrah with a distorted message fitrah is the natural path which the prophet SAW noted when he said

كل مولود يولد على الفطرة

“Every child is born on fitrah than his parents are the one who change his natural religion from natural Islam to Judaism or Christianity”

With that said anyone who has not received the message of Islam they according to some scholars are called ahl ul Araaf and they will be given a test on the day of judgement of obidience and based on their performance on that test their fate will be decided by the all mighty Allah.  Allah deals with everything justly even if our feeble minds cannot contemplate or recognize it.  والله اعلم

azan is a link to prayer, and a praying person is a friend of Allah (SWT)

Q: As-salam Aleikum
I am interested in Islam and listen to the Azam in the morning. My heart is filled and I cry. I am on a journey to seek spiritual truth and my path is leading me towards Islam.
What do you suggest as a next step?
Time: Monday December 13, 2010 at 10:07 pm Continue reading

Make your weekend fun. kindly answer whatever you chose to and share a helping hand the curious mind

Q: My name is Stephen (XXXXXXX), I am a Senior at BYU studying Middle East Studies and Arabic.  I am in a class at the moment where we are doing a research project on conversion from one faith to another. I would like to ask you some questions to help our research if you would be willing to help out. Continue reading

‘word gymnastics.’

Q: Assalamu alikum wa rhamtullah Imam,
I hope you’re having a blessed day. I really like the new snow look on the website, but it gives me this girrr feeling.
Imam, my professor has two other questions that I answered. So insha’Allah please check them for me so insha’Allah I am not saying something wrong, and if I did, then it’s your turn to teach me. Continue reading

Here are what some call: ‘set up questions for interfaith students’

I wrote earlier, but my question wasn’t responded to. But on reflection I have several questions, and I would really like a response in order to better understand the Muslim (Islamic) religion, and the general culture of the people who follow it. Please do not think that I am judging you, or begin cruel, but there are conflicts between what I have been taught, and what I have seen, and I believe that in order to form an honest opinion about Muslims, I should probably ask you about your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. Again, I have hundreds of questions about Islam, but I will limit myself to 3, for now. Continue reading