Author Archives: Mufti Sufyan

  • Introduction Istiĥsân is an essential part of Islamic jurisprudence and undeniably of many other areas of human knowledge.[1] It is clear from various proofs that the companions were not literalists in the strict sense that they would seek an authority from the Qur’ân and Sunnah for every verdict they issued. Rather, their rulings were based …

  • Shah Waliullah Dehlawi

      Introduction The following essay will assess the intellectual and social contribution of Shâh Waliullâh Dehlawî. The assessment will be made in the following manner. Firstly, there will be a brief biography of Shâh Waliullâh. Secondly, the socio-political context of his time will be described. Thirdly, there will be mention of his contributions against that …

  • QUESTION: Is it permissible to keep the name of a Masjid according to the ninety names of Allâh like Masjid Rahmân?   ANSWER: In the name of Allâh, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,   Allâh, the Almighty mentions in the Qur’ân:   “And the Masâjid are for Allah.” (72:18)   Hence, it is permissible to name …

  • QUESTION: I have a very personal question. When I was younger but also Bâligh (reached the age of puberty) around the age of 14 my îmân was very weak and I went through some trials and some hard times and during those hard times I did things like I tried to commit suicide and I …

  • Question: Can one raise the hands when reciting the supplications after eating food?   Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,   In principle there are two types of supplications:   1) Supplications for timely-needs, such as supplicating for the fulfilment of some personal task, for example supplicating to succeed in ones …

  • Question: Can Sadqat-ul-Fitr be given to children whose parents died but live with a guardian that has money?   Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,   Yes, as long as the children are eligible to receive Zakât. Bear in mind that the children have to be of an understanding age for …

  • Seeing Manî

    QUESTION: After waking up, I saw Maniy on my clothes. I never remembered having a wet dream. Will Ghusl still be compulsory on me?   ANSWER: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,  Manîis a thick and white sexual fluid that exits one’s private parts as a lustful discharge (orgasm). For females, it …

  • Answers in the quraan

    QUESTION: Compare surah 10:3 with surah 41:9-12 of the Quran. There seems to be a contradiction. In 10:3 Allah created earth etc., in six days and in 41:9-12 Allah created it in 2+4+2=8 days. Please clarify?   ANSWER:   In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,   Surah 10, verse 3 states: Surely, …

  • Q: Does applying eye drops invalidate the fast as eye drops can be tasted in the mouth? A: No, even though the eye drops may be tasted in the mouth.   Q: Does swallowing one’s own saliva whilst fasting break the fast? A: No, irrespective of the amount swallowed. However, it is disliked to deliberately …

  • Question: I’m a female. At the moment, I’m in the state of menstruation and my nikah and marriage will take place in a few days. I will most probably be in the state of menstruation. Is it permissible to get married in this state?     Answer   In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, …


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