Category Archives: spirituality

‘Do not be too hard on yourself’

Q: Assalamu aleikun, Sheikh Mehtar,
This is my first Ramadan.  The first two days of fasting went without incident Continue reading

life is rough — till the end

Q: Salam brother Imaam,

I was too sinful. What sins I did I think I don’t have to mention it, as its the matter between me and Allah (SWT).
But I have asked forgiveness from him, and I know he forgive you if you ask it from your heart, and not to do all those sins.
Now I am scared to attempt any sin. I try to keep m Continue reading

flowers pins or flower headbands on top of ones hijab — security issue

Q: Assalamu-alaikum Imam,
I was wondering what Islam says about puting flowers pins or flower headbands on top of ones hijab, just like one would do with their hair?
Time: Monday May 30, 2011 at 2:31 pm Continue reading

intersexed … transgendered people are seperate issues to us?

Q: 1) What does Islam say about intersexed (people born with both genders)  people in Islam? Because roles and obligations in Islam are very gender oriented, what would the roles/obligations of an intersexed person be? Or would they have to choose to become one gender or the other? I have heard choosing one gender or the other at a young age can have detrimental effects psychologically in the long run. Continue reading

‘conflicts between Islam and Sports?’

Q: Is there any conflicts between Islam and Sports?  Is it bad to be aggressive?  I really enjoy them and was wondering what kind of negative affects they could possibly have. Time: Wednesday March 30, 2011 at 4:16 pm Continue reading

‘newborn who does not smile’

Q: Asalamualikom Imaam,

InshAllah you are doing well. I have been hearing since childhood that when a kid smiles in their dream it is that an angle plays with them. I have a newborn who does not smile when she is awake yet, however it is very interesting that when she goes to sleep every 5 to 10 seconds she smiles or giggles. Is there a hadith that confirms that and an angle makes them laugh or why they laugh.
Jazakalla Khair
Time: Wednesday May 4, 2011 at 11:10 pm Continue reading

‘reading and understand the meaning’

Q: I know that when reading the quran one should know what they are reading and understand the meaning. I am interested in reading the quran and the meaning as well. However, I can’t seem to find the right definitions to  go off of. Some of them are too complicated and other don’t make complete sense to me. What type of translator do you recommend to read that is easy to understand.
Time: Sunday April 10, 2011 at 9:18 am Continue reading