Our Dialogue By Adil Salahi

Q: Recently a member of my family died, which left me thinking about death all the time. I am always in a sad state. May I ask you what does Islam say about depression and negative thoughts? Since God says that this life is a test for us, and since He listens to our prayers, […]

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Q: When compensating for not fasting, we are required to feed one poor person two meals for each day. Can we feed two poor persons one meal each? A: Compensating for not fasting during Ramadan is normally by fasting a day instead. Feeding a poor person is acceptable as an alternative only when such compensation […]

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Q: Could you please explain whether it is permissible to take the Suhoor meal on a fasting day between midnight and 3 a.m. instead of the prescribed time, as many people do. They feel that this is easier for them since they have to go to work in the morning. A: There is no prescribed […]

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Q: I have read in my schoolbook that Allah has assigned two angels to each one of us who are called “writing angels”. They record everything we do. My question is: Since Allah can see everything and knows everything, what need is there for angels to be on our shoulders to write down what we […]

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