Category Archives: Traveling

travel with sister, performing salah in advance

Q: As Salaamu Alaikum Warahmatullah wabarakatuh,
May Allah reward you abundantly. I wish I asked this question earlier, a.)I am a Muslimah and not married, can I travel with my sister who is married? (her husband will be with us)… Continue reading

can i go and see goofy?

Q: Assalamualaikum,

I have one question below:

#1.How much significance in Islam taking vaction for children(to make them happy!) like in Disney,seaworld etc?

May Allah bless you with more wisdom. Continue reading

our open policy always seeks out open minds

Q: Salam Alaikum
I am writing to humbly request your help in organizing a field trip to Khadeeja Mosque on Friday, March 4, 2011 inshallah.
I teach at Granger High School where we have just put up an association for the learning of Arabic Culture. The first purpose is to gather our Muslim students, but we can’t use any religious denomination in a school stting.
Part of the activities include visiting an Arabic exhibit at the U of U and continuing at the mosque the same day. The tentative schedule says we should be at the mosque between 1:00 and 1:30 PM. Also, it indicates that the bus should leave for Granger at 2:00 P.M.
Could you please tell me if this possible? We need to know in advance because we have to schedule the bus in advance.
Wassalam. Continue reading

‘Is Kosher meat considered Halal?’

Q: Asslam-o-Alikum, 

Is Kosher meat considered Halal? I have been told that they are the same.

Time: Monday November 1, 2010 at 2:08 pm Continue reading

loans and its impact on Hajj and Umrah

Question 1 and 2: assalaamualaykum,
i have a student loan…partly subsidized and partly unsubsidized. what i wanted to know was if i can go on (Question 1) hajj and give (Question 2) qurbani considering the fact that i am making my payments regularly and have a fixed time-frame in which i intend to pay it off. furthermore, if i were to die, then i do intend to first pay off my loan through any jewelry  and belongings that i may leave behind.
jazakAllah khayr for your help.

Time: Monday October 25, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Q3: I got accepted to medical school. I owe $45 000 in loans. Out of happiness I want to go for umrah. I have not done hajj. Whts your take? (text – area code 251) Continue reading

i want to see you for who you really are

Q: I am planning a trip to the middle east and would like to learn more about Islam.  My main objective is to learn the facts about Islam and not what is perpetuated in the media.  Do you have suggestions for good resources or someone I could correspond with to learn more?


Time: Saturday April 10, 2010 at 12:31 pm Continue reading

Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj (agog and magog) — dajjal — the one eyed fellow


Assalam Alaikum
Hope this message is reached with good health and iman inshallah.  I am studying the tafseer of Surah al-Kahf and I would appreciate some clarity on the following subjects.

Q:1a) Are Ya’juj and Ma’jooj humans? The tafseer says that they are the sons of Adam.  This tells me that they are not monsters or creatures (as the popular belief) but a mischievous human tribe, that might have unique physical characteristics? (email to site)

Q:1b) who is dajjal. Are agog and magog roaming the earth? Who is agog and magog?  Are they (xxxxxx) (names of current nationalities have been removed. We find such speculative labeling of ethnicity inappropriate.) (text)

Q:2) Do Christians believe in Dhul-Qarnyan?  The ancient Jews at the time of Rasulallah (S) did since they were the ones that told the Meccans to ask the Prophet about 3 questions, one being the man who traveled alot.

Q:3) On the day of Judgment it is said that the people will be divided —into believers and disbelievers groups, and that hell will be presented (in full view) to the disbelievers.  Where do the disobedient fall?  In the believers category until Allah (swt) judges them, or will they be presented hell just like the disbelievers?

Q4) What is meant by the fact that Dhul-Qarynan traveled to where the sun set and where the sun rose?  Is it literally the point of earth where the sun looked the biggest when setting (flat plain like area with no mountains)?  Or is the message simply the fact that he traveled alot from one point of the earth to the other?

Time: Wednesday March 10, 2010 at 9:18 am Continue reading

Q. can you explain why some scholars allow a woman to travel alone for long distance?

A. you must ask them

Also, if you can give us their set of proofs, we would appreciate it

Allah Certainly Knows Best.

Don’t take the ‘baby’ soap from just any place!

Q. Can a hotel patron take ‘baby’ soaps, shavers, lotions, note pads, pens and other complementary gifts from hotel rooms? What can be taken without it being theft?

A. Things given to you for your usage as ‘gifts’ or as part of making your stay comfortable at a hotel/motel would remain permissible for you to take home with you. These ‘takings’ generally falls into the category of complementary gifts and function as an enticement to clientele.

To take away bed sheets, blankets, towels, towel racks, etc. would not be allowed, unless agreed upon. It is clearly understood that these items remain for in-house usage.

It would be best for you, if you are in doubt, merely consult with guest services and ask them for clarification as to what are the consequences if certain items are taken from the room. There response would be an indication of what would constitute theft or a gift towards its patrons.

Allah Certainly Knows Best.

hajj with foster parent, etc

Q. Can I go for hajj with my aunt?  I drank her milk as an infant. It was for the first 6 months of my life. (in office question.)

A. One can go for hajj with the person that has breast fed them whilst they were in the state of infancy as described by you.

Pray for (me and) all Muslims whilst in hajj.

Allah Certainly Knows Best.