Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I think that I have been guilty of feeling pride (kibr) for a long time, but, thanks to Allah, one of my friends pointed it out to me. I've repented to Almighty Allah, but I keep on falling into it time and again. Is there a du`a’ (supplication) that I can say in order to keep away from pride? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `alaykum. I have a question about shaving hair below navel. I do not know how far down to go. Should the hair from the scrotum also be removed? Please shed some light on this. And what about women? Are they also supposed to shave their hair?
What are some of the things you advise the youth, especially at universities, to do in order to avoid fitnah (temptation)? It is undoubtedly getting harder as summer arrives.
As-Salamu `alaykum. I refuse to shake hands with men who are non-maharem, but the problem is that most of the time people are not aware of this fact and believe that shaking hands is normal. So, when a man wants to shake hands with me, I refuse and my family say that my refusal makes these men ill at ease, and, therefore, I should not refuse because it is not polite. I disagree with them because what matters is to obey Allah and not human beings. So, what should I do? Most of the time I avoid being in the same place with non-mahrem men not to face this problem. Should I shake hands and then explain my reasons or should I not shake hands and then explain?
Respected scholars of islam, as-Salamu `alaykum! What is the definition of enjoyment and when can we laugh? Is it restricted?
Dear scholars, As-Salaam `Alaykum. I have a maid who is really clever, but she reveals our secrets to our neighbors and also to her own family. Would it be Haram to dismiss her? Jazakum Allah khayran.
I am a Muslim mother. Is it permissible for me to wear short pants (i.e. above the knee) in front of my 4-year-old son? Your earliest response will be very much appreciated. Jazakum Allahu Khayran!
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Is it true that the Shaytan excretes on a woman's head if she leaves her home without her head scarf? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. What are the limits of a woman’s physical attractions that can be exposed to children? Sometimes I visit a friend and her children are around, going in and out. How should I dress in front of them? How much do I have to cover? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Is it halal for Muslim men to make corn rows? Corn rows are hair braided into rows and then pulled back. Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Does Islam permit a husband to shave his wife's pubic hair and vice versa? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. What is wrong with swearing [using vulgar language]? I find it enjoyable. It relieves stress, and helps me express my feelings even if I don't say it to someone directly or face-to-face. Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `Alaykum. Are there different levels of satr (covering parts of the body) for women: i.e., for a Muslim woman in the presence of another Muslim woman, for a Muslim woman in presence of a non-Muslim woman, and so on. If so, what are they?
Assalamu Alaykum,My father and his sister have broken ties with each other a long time ago and things got even worse lately. Several times in the recent years, I've visited my aunt because I felt that it is "silat rahm" and that it would please Allah if I do so, even if it's behind my father's back. I was well received by my aunt, her husband, and her children. Have I done the right thing? I kind of feel that I let my parents down, partly because my aunt's children don't maintain any relationship with my parents, and that my parents feel very offended by my aunt's family. I say to myself Allah knows, may be there is good in what I did that I don't see.Thanks for you time and advice.