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Golden Principles of Raising Children

Answered by Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad Al-Ghazali Principles of Raising Children Answer: The following is from Imam Ghazali's: Disciplining the Soul (Kitab Riyadat al-Nafs), being Book XXI of Ihya' `Ulum al-Din (The Revival of the Religious Sciences) translated by T.J....

Backbiting, Lying, & Busying Oneself with the Beneficial

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani During a halaqa on campus today the subject came up about whether gheeba/lying is permissible in certain situations and what those situations might be. Answer: Walaikum assalam,The scholars mention that arguably the best presentation...

Thinking of Sin & Determining to Sin

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Thinking of sin is a sin. Thoughts of sins that come to one, but which one shunts aside are not sinful. Can you clarify this please, for it would seem to make us accountable for our thoughts? Are we not  accountable only for our...

A Supplication To Say At the End of One’s Prayers

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani I read this dua after attahiyatu and dorud in my prayer but I don't think I pronounce it properly...my parents taught it to me and I never saw the Arabic: allahumma inna zalamtu nafsi zulman kakirao wala yag firuzuluma illa anta fag...

Praying Witr Sitting

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Is it permissible to sit down and pray the witr prayer? I'm expecting a child and sometimes my back hurts so much I sit and read the sunnahs, is it permissible to do this with the witr? Answer: Walaikum assalam,In general, it is not...

Fiqh of the Inward: The Fruits of Seeking Forgiveness

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Fiqh of the Inward: The Fruits of Seeking Forgiveness Answer: Someone sent this:From your friend... The Fruits of Seeking ForgivenessHadrat Moulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (Dâmat Barakâtuhum)IntroductionThis lecture of Hadrat...

What do I do with my roommate?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad I'm currently living with a Muslima who is not a practicing- however, she is a very good person by heart and a great housemate. Good with her dealings, clean, and cares about me like a sister/mother. I have encountered people who are...