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Mawlid and Burda Gatherings; All Your Concerns Answered!

Answered by Shaykh Omar Subedār Question: What is the ruling on Mawlid? Is it permissible to take part in such gatherings in which the burda will be sung? Where did the burda originate? And I’ve often seen that people stand up at certain points to show respect to the...

The Islamic Position on Women Imamate

By Shaykh Omar Subedar In an era where grave injustices were being carried out on women, Islam had come and granted them things that they had been deprived of for centuries; statutory rights, honour and dignity. Thereafter Islam had given some instructions in the form...

Ramadan Tarawih Vigil Prayer, A Detailed Analysis

By Shaykh Omar Subedar – Mathabah Foundation Observing the Taräwëh prayer during the blessed nights of Ramaźhän is an extremely virtuous act. Many benefits have been enumerated in various hadëths regarding its observance. Amongst them is; whoever stands [in prayer...

Meaning of taking refuge in Allah

Q: We should all read duas and azkar. But I would like to share something about one dua (أعوذ بكلمات الله).Our beloved Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) didn't speak of his own accord and desire, all that he said emanated from Allah Ta'ala. It is mentioned in Surah...

Questioning matters of Deen

Q: Im a new convert to islam alhamdulilah and have been for around 7 months now. Im so happy and everyday I try and read Hadith and Quranic verses to increase my knowledge. Having said that I came across a few Hadith which has started making me a little doubtful so I...

Is this name too heavy?

My sons name is Muhammad Ayad is this name too heavy? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. We make Dua Allah make your son pious and grant barakah in his...

In search of an ideal husband

Assalam o Alaikum Wa Rehmatullahi Wa Barakatuh!! I'm a 24 year old muslimah and have been getting proposals for the marriage from different families. I was confused to what should I look for in my potential partner.From a hadith of bukhari I got...

Severe Waswasah Issue and Dream Interpretation

I am passing through a very painful period of my life. My age is 40. I am educated and working on a good position. When I was the age of 17, I was experiencing some bad thoughts, insinuating whispers and waswas. I tried my level best to be normal but it was all in...

A Woman’s right to sexual gratifaction

Assalamu alaykum, Is it the right of the wife to be sexually gratified, or only the husband's? Many times my husband will finish before me and tells me it is his right, but not mine. As a man I figured he would want to fulfill his wife's desires as that is from...