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Abu Huraira

Are the Prophets alive in their graves

What Aqidah should we have for the people that are dead? Some people say the Prophets are alive in their graves, is this true? Please give me evidence. ANSWER In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, The belief (Aqidah) of the mainstream Ahl al-Sunnah...

Collective Supplication (dua) after Fard Prayers

The question I want to propose which has been bugging me is that: Making dua after salah in a jama'ah is this bid'a? Because according to some people Muhammad SAW never did dua in a jama'ah and I am confused in this matter. ANSWER In the name of Allah, Most...

The Concept of the evil eye (nazar).

I would like to know the exact position of the evil eye (nazar) in Islam. If for example you praise the looks of a child and don’t say masha Allah, does that mean that something bad will happen to the child? If somebody is doing well in our community and then things...

Punishment of the Grave.

I have read your reply regarding the categorisation of hadith into ahaad and mutawatir. Based upon that principle dear Shaykh, is punishment of the grave taken into aqidah or not? ANSWER In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, The punishment of the...

Standing up for others out of Respect

Someone has asked me the question on the permissibility of standing up for shaykhs, and said that it is not permissible and against the Sunnah and claims that the sahabah did not stand for the prophet (Allah bless him & give him peace). He goes on to say the...

Interest in Student Loans and Inflation

When starting University in the UK, you can take out a student loan from the Local Education Authority (LEA). The LEA claim the student loan has zero percent interest. However, due to the fact that the loan may be paid back over a long period of time, the LEA takes...

Endowment Policies

I have an endowment policy that I put money into. The aim is that the money will grow through being invested on the Stock Market. The final value of the saving is not guaranteed and indeed I could get back less than I have put in. If, however, once the endowment...

Having doubts about Allah.

Please advise me: I am having big doubts in Allah Ta’ala. I weep and make du’a for them to go away, but they don't. It is ruining my life, I feel like I am so far from the Deen now. I live in the US and the problem is when I look around at the complex cities and all...

Is it permissible to use hair dyes, and which ones?

Is it permissible to use hair dyes, and which ones? ANSWER In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, It is permissible, rather recommended (mandub) to dye the hair of the head (and beard for men) provided the ingredients used in the hair dye are Halal....