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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...

Islamic Althernatives for Mortgage

Why is Riba, such as bank interest, forbidden? Are there any alternatives in Britain? ANSWER In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Riba (usury) has been clearly and explicitly prohibited in the Qur’an and Sunnah. The Holy Qur’an has declared war on...

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...

Islam’s Position on Prevelant Forms of Insurance

The Imam at our mosque said today in his sermon that Insurance is "haram". His explanation was that you can't benefit / profit yourself against something that is hidden, i.e. isn't yet known. Could you please provide some detailed information on this? ANSWER In the...

Is it a requirement to live with in-laws?

Is it a requirement to live with in-laws? My husband and I are from different cultures, we are being confronted with the possibility of his sister and her new husband living with us. I do not want them to move in because I may be confronted at times with the situation...

What is the best way to deal with Anger and Waswasas?

What is the best way to deal with Anger and Waswasas? Answer In the name of Allāh, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Assalāmu ῾alaykum wa Rahmatullāhi Wabarakātuh   ANGER ANSWER TO THE FIRST QUERY: Anger is natural to man. There is no man without the instinct of anger....