This answer was collected from Mathabah.org. It’s an Islamic educational institute based in Canada. The questions are generally answered by Sheikh Yusuf Badat and Sheikh Omar Subedar.

Where is Allah?

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Answered by Shaykh Omar Subedar Where is Allah? Question: Where is Allah according to the Qur’an and Sunna? Answer: Islamic Theologians are of the consensus that Allah is not confined or restricted to a direction or space in any shape or form. When analysing the sacred texts we find that Allah has described himself as… read more »

Using black magic to stop black magic

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Q: My sister has come to know that black magic is being used to disturb and destroy her house. Her husband beats her everyday, threatens her that he’ll divorce her. He is also involved in extramarital affairs. This has been going on for the last 2 years. My sister reads Surah Baqara daily, offers 5… read more »

Mistakenly making a badd dua

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Q: I need to know what is the ruling on mistakenly making bad-dua. During dua, one accidently wishes for hell instead of heaven or speaking something related to shirk or something of that nature especially when one is suffering from waswasa. A: Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) has taught us in the mubaarak Hadith that we… read more »

Book on heaven and hell

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Q: May I have a detailed account of the following from Quran and Ahadith (all ahadith and ayaat which say anything regarding them): 1. The horrors of Hell 2. The pleasures in Heaven. If there is a book regarding these, may I also know the names? A: Refer to the following link: https://islamicbookslibrary.wordpress.com/2011/11/20/what-happens-after-… And Allah… read more »

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Common words that have shirk connotations

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Q: My native language is Chinese. Chinese language itself contains many daily used common words and phrases that can be classified as containing shirk. Of course, the majority of Chinese speakers never know what shirk is. For example, the Chinese word for “mind, thought, attitude”, which is a commonly used word, literally means “spirit/god” in… read more »

The attributes of Allah Ta’ala

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Q: I read this somewhere: Also, As-Suddi said, “When a man would come to the two angels they would advise him, `Do not fall into disbelief. We are a test.’ When the man would ignore their advice, they would say, `Go to that pile of ashes and urinate on it.’ When he would urinate on… read more »

Keeping the name Laiba

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Q: I want to name my daughter Laiba. I heard that Laiba is the most beautiful Hoor of heaven. Is it correct to keep the name laiba or not.  A: We have not come across this name. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Original Source… read more »

Drawing pictures of kufr

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Q: I had an art project on the Mexican day of the dead festival and painted canvases that I think are haram. I painted two girls and one of them represented life and the other one represented death. One of them was with glowing eyes and I wrote in my art book that it shows… read more »