Category Archives: Working Issues

job in the transportation

Q: I was umployed for a year. I got a job in the transportation. Sometimes I am told to transport alcohol to restaurants, clubs. Based on your Tafseer, yo seem Continue reading

Regarding Eid al Adha 1432 (2011)

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَا تُهُ

Many people in the community have begun making inquiries about the possible dates for Eid al Adha. As we do follow criterion for moon-sighting, our possible Continue reading

‘If we are employed by a Christian University’

Q: As salaamu alaikum,
If we are employed by a Christian University/intuition would the money be halaal? Continue reading

helping out parents

Q: Assalam u Aleykum Imam: I have a question in regards to serving Parents? My parents live with me and I have 3 kids all very young; the only way I support my parents is providing them lodging and taking care of their well being, I do not Continue reading

salah and the washing of clothing

Q:  Salam, I have recently discovered that washing powders and detergents can contain animal by-products and alcohol, I have tried to contact companies  such as persil and surf as this is what i use, but i have had no feedback i have also tried to find washing powders that don’t contain theses impurities but i can’t finf none. So i don’t no what to do i need clean clothes but will my salah be accepted even though i have doubt of the clothes i pray in. please can you let me no as soon as possible.Thank you
Time: Wednesday August 3, 2011 at 4:50 pm

A: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته
Rule: Salah would be accepted with such detergents upon your clothing, primarily due to the extensive change that has transpired from its original state, (as well as its minuscule amount being used as part of the ingredient list.)
Advice: In your case, since you seem like an obedient servant of Allah (SWT) and wanting to do the correct thing, i would recommend that you have a few sets of clothing that you use only for a salah — clothing you have washed without such (animal product) detergent, this way your heart would not be restless. Give Allah (SWT) the most pure and inshalAllah you shall gain the greatest acceptance from Allah (SWT).
Allah Certainly Knows Best.

sadaqatul fitr/wife/husband/unemployment

Q: As Salam Alaikum respectful Imam Sahab,
I have some questions about fitra which is due before eid prayers: Continue reading

nose bleed, makeup, nail biting and the fast

Q: 1) Nose bleeding break my fast? 2)Wearing makeup break my fast? 3)does biting nails break the fast? (phone in-answer to be given online) Continue reading

2 quarters or a dollar never hurts now and then

Q: Salam Alaikum Imam,

Sometimes there is a homeless person standing in the parking entrance/exit of grocery stores. On one such instance, I wanted to give some small money to a homeless person while we were exiting the parking lot in our car. However, my sister didn’t think it was a good idea. She was afraid that we would be held liable Continue reading

why we study what we study

Q:Assalam aleikun, I hope that you are doing well.
I’m a student that is in the stage to decide what I want to be and study in the future, some of my interest are biology, geology, I can say the world of science and technology and also languagues. Since I was little, I always wanted to study something about Health, to be doctor or work in the chemistry, but I dont know if this two options are the best for a muslim woman to work on, so I would really like if you could give some advice about this matter, in order that I can decide the best for me and also for my family in the future. Continue reading

are female police needed?

Q: Can a Female Muslim Become a cop? Continue reading