Author Archives: Eshaykh Staff


Washing the Dead

Q: Can you advise us of the steps one should perform when washing a dead body? Continue reading

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Permissibility of Sama

Q: What is the eligibility of listening to songs/music/samaa?

A: Listening to religious music such as naat or qawwali is permissible. Continue reading

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Prayer Request

Request: Sorry to bother you shaykh, but my niece is very ill and there is nobody available to pray on her.  Would it be possible to arrange for Shaykh Hisham to pray on her over the phone or something like … Continue reading

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Regarding Permissibility of Music

Q: Someone told me that all four madhabs say it is illegal to listen to music…

A: Here is a relatively strict interpretation of what is and is not permitted from music/sama… Continue reading

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Fasting: Why Stop Eating 10 Minutes Before Fajr (Imsak)?

Q: Most books of fiqh seem to state that the wajib time to begin fasting is at the true dawn (when the second adhan in pronounced)….?

A: This is not a ‘requirement’ but, rather, a recommendation, for the reason you mentioned… Continue reading

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Why Do the Imams Differ?

At times a difference of opinion occurs due to the different narrations that are found with regards to a particular aspect. One Imam gives preference to one narration on the basis of various criteria while the other Imam, in the light of his knowledge, prefers the other narration. Continue reading

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Why Follow an Imam?

This can be answered by posing a counter-question: “Do you know all the various laws of deen, religion? Are you capable of extracting and deriving the laws pertaining to wudu, salah, zakat, etc. directly from the Qur’an and Hadith? Continue reading

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Taqleed, Following a School of Thought

“To follow”, ittib`a, simply refers to the practice of an unqualified, lay person (in a specific field of specialization) submitting to and accepting the authority of an expert in that field, without demanding proof and justification for every view, opinion or verdict. Continue reading

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Parenting: Agreeing on How Children Should be Raised

The mother is the one who spends the most time with the children and so she must be the main one to discipline them. Continue reading

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Kissing the Qur’an

Question: Is it Bid’ah to kiss the Holy Qur’an when opening and closing it? Answer: No, it is not a Bid’ah. Imam an-Nawawi reported that when `Ikrimah (may Allah be pleased with him) used to see the Holy Qur’an, he … Continue reading

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