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Encouraging Youth to Reform

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Last Updated on Monday, 25 February 2019 17:01

Question:

Assalaamu ‘alaikum

Respected ‘Ulama

I teach in a madrasah and so I meet and interact with many young girls from different backgrounds. I have noticed that although they may be involved in bad habits and ways, they are still quite receptive. I have hope that if I speak to them and give them encouragement, they will be inspired to change their ways for the better.

How should I address them? How can I give them hope in the mercy of Allah Ta'ala and encourage them to make taubah?

Jazakallah

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Was Khadeejah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) a “Working Woman”?

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Last Updated on Monday, 04 February 2019 16:30

Question:

Assalaamu ‘alaikum

Respected ‘Ulama

I shared this article on your website, regarding women working, with some of my friends.

Someone then mentioned that since Khadeejah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) was a merchant and used to work, it should be fine for Muslim women to work as well.

What is the correct answer to this?

Jazakallah

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Excessive Speech

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 January 2019 09:32

Correspondence of  Hazrat Moulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (rahimahullah)

Condition:

I speak too much. I make a promise to myself that I will now speak less, but once I start speaking, I forget about my promise and again speak too much. A lot of my time is wasted in excessive speaking.

Please guide me and assist me to overcome this weakness.

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Am I Normal???​

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 15:48

We are all familiar with the terms ‘normal’ and ‘natural’. However, if asked to furnish a definition for normal and natural, how would we respond?

In the modern world, ‘normal’ is often defined as that which conforms to the norms of society and is deemed acceptable by society at large. However, it is obvious that this cannot be the yardstick by which we measure normality. If it were so, we would be forced to regard the behaviour of a cannibal tribe casually nibbling on their neighbours as ‘normal’ since their entire tribe and society accept this form of behaviour. Additionally, the yardstick of ‘normal’ would continue to sway and shift before the wind of society’s ever-changing whims and fancies, ideals and ideas. In a nutshell, this would not signify the true ‘normal’, but would rather represent the collective inclinations and tendencies of society at large.

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WhatsApp Debates

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 January 2019 10:04

Question:

Assalaamu ‘alaikum

Respected ‘Ulama

We have WhatsApp groups to inform sisters in our area of upcoming events, advertise home businesses, etc.

Recently, differing views are being posted on these groups with regards to women in masaajid, shiasm in South Africa, following a mazhab, haidh masaa-iI, etc.

Should we respond to these messages or should we remain silent and ignore them? If we should respond, how should this be done? Should we address the person privately or should we address them on the group?

Jazakallah

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