Category Archives: Tafseer

Tafseer Exam: May 14th-2011 (a kind helping hand–a glimpse of what to expect)

In the Name of Allah

part 1) Please answer all the questions in light of the class. Even if your personal opinion is valid and better than mine, I would appreciate it at a later time. You folks remain as part of a brilliant class. I am positive that each of you would not get below 93% Continue reading

Bismillah is more than a mere number

Q: Salam Alaikum,

What is the significance of “786” in Islam? I heard that it has something to do with Bismillah. Continue reading

can anyone merely ‘touch the pure-arabic Quran Al kareem?’

Q: Salam alaikum,

Imam, what is the most suitable way to explain to a nonmuslim that they cannot touch the pure-arabic Quran Al kareem?

Jazakumullahu khair in advance

Time: Wednesday April 20, 2011 at 12:41 am Continue reading

if we only read beyond reading it

Q: Assalamu alikum wa rahmatullah Imam, I hope you’re having a greatly blessed Jummah.
Why did our beloved prophet (Salla Allahu alihee wa sallam) recommended women to learn surat Alnoor? Like what is special about it for women?

Jazakum Allah khair
Time: Friday December 3, 2010 at 8:29 pm Continue reading

Hijab — you are brave to turn sunnah into culture

Q: 1 Salaamu Alaykum,

Imam I have a story for you, and after the story I have a request/suggestion. Continue reading


Q: Can woman wear anklets?


وَلَا يَضْرِبْنَ بِأَرْجُلِهِنَّ لِيُعْلَمَ مَا يُخْفِينَ مِنْ زِينَتِهِنَّ وَتُوبُوا إِلَى اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا أَيُّهَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ

And (let woman not) stamp their feet so as to reveal what they conceal of their adornment. And turn unto Allah in unison, O believers, in order that you may succeed.

Anything that functions as an attractant towards strange men is forbidden. Wearing attractants whilst enticing strangers would function as ‘assisting towards evil’ which the Quran prohibits.

You are welcome to wear anklets in front of your husband, and other non-strangers, etc.

If worn in public, it should be worn in a manner does not attract attention and thus should be worn inside ones boots or inside sock area.

Allah Certainly Knows Best.

firown (pharaoh) and the fast!

Q: Assalamu Alaykum,

I had a quick question; why do we fast in Ashura? I know the hadith concerning it and my father told me that we fast because it’s the death of Firown (Pharaoh).

Jazakallah! Continue reading