Author Archives: Mufti Sufyan

  • Introduction The following essay will attempt to answer the question, “would having Islamic economics grounded on a religion (Islam), make it a moral economy? Discussion will be centred on the case for Islamic economics to be framed and analysed as a ‘moral economy’. There will be an explanation to distinguish between religion (Islam) as such, …

  • Naming a Baby

    QUESTION: We want to name our new baby boy Zayaan. Is this name fine?   ANSWER: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,   Zayān means beautiful/the one with a lot of beauty. You may name your baby boy Zayān. This name can also be spelt Zayaan, like in the question[1].   And …

  • Can a women who is in 'iddah go in the garden?

    QUESTION: A female relative’s husband recently passed away. She’s currently sitting in Iddah. She wears Hijab and Niqab even when going in her garden all the time. My question is can she go in her garden during Iddah because there is a shed in the garden with storage and also to hang washing clothes?   …

  • Kabah Theme

    QUESTION: A sister would like to sell gift boxes with gifts inside using a kabah themed image like in the picture. Is this ok?   ANSWER: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,   It is advisable to avoid using a Ka’bah-themed image as a gift box. This is because gift boxes are …

  • Role of a mosque

    It is of paramount importance to understand the true role of a Mosque in society. Many have a misconception and a very narrow understanding regarding a Mosque, and assume that it is merely a place of five time daily prayers and a place that provides Islamic education for the youth.   The Qur’ān explains the …

  • Sujūd al- Sahw

    QUESTION: If I pray Salah and make such a mistake that makes Sujud al Sahw compulsory on me and do Sujud al Sahw for that mistake. Then I make another mistake that makes Sujud al Sahw compulsory again after already doing Sujud al Sahw. Will I have to do another Sujud al Sahw?   ANSWER: …

  • Travel Salah in Islaam

    QUESTION:  I live in Preston and this is where my home is. On the weekend, I went to Gloucester for a wedding, just for the day, after which I came back. Whilst at Gloucester, it was Asr time. There was a nearby Masjid, I entered and joined for Asr prayers. Asr was in progress with …

  • lease a car

    QUESTION:   Is leasing cars permissible?   ANSWER: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,   Yes, as long as there is no element as part of the lease agreement that would render it unlawful from a Sharīʿah perspective.[1]   And Allah, the Almighty, knows best   Mufti Sufyan     [1] بدائع …

  • Sujūd al- Sahw

      QUESTION: If a person prays a quite Salah like Zuhr or Asr on his own and starts doing Qiraat loud, will Sujud e Sahw be compulsory on him? I’ve been told different opinions by different imams from the Hanafi school.   ANSWER: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,   According to …

  • can child wear silk

    Question: Is it permissible for me to make my young boy wear clothes made from pure silk? As he has not reached a mature age Islamically, he is still a child. Will it be permissible for him?   Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,   It is not permissible for males …


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