Anti-Shia Hysteria

I was recently linked into a post where some person had decided that due to the blessings of the holy month of Ramadhan he would make a ‘spiritually uplifting’ post in which he would attack Shia Muslims. It seems that the rather long fast has caused sleep deprivation and hunger, resulting in a severely negative…

Fasting – Inhaler

  I have been constantly asked questions by genuine Muslims who are concerned about whether using an inhaler breaks ones fast. These people, virtually all sufferers of the very common but potentially fatal condition asthma, desperately want to fast but have been told by the scholars that they are not able to. It is especially…

Prayer and Fasting When the Time for Isha Does Not Occur: Part 4

(timeanddate.com) Once again in the UK as well as many other regions such as Canada, Norway – and in fact any country located above 48.5 degrees latitude, the ‘whiteness’ of the sky at night never actually disappears at this time of the year. For any place above 54.5 degrees latitude, the ‘redness’ in the sky,…

Black Magic and the Perfection of the Prophet (ﷺ)

I had a dialogue with some brothers about the issue of black magic affecting the Prophet (ﷺ). The team from Asharis Assemble took the time to produce it as an article with commentary. In this blog post, the first section is from the prologue of the book, the second section is from the section ‘practical applications…

Prayer and Fasting When the Time for Isha Does Not Occur: Part 2

After my recent article, Muslims found it hard to accept something that went against their normal way of practising based on their own sectarian allegiance. In the initial article I recommended that people follow their local mosque and that my article was for those who require a greater degree of flexibility. If there truly was ‘mercy in…

Prayer and Fasting When the Time for Isha Does Not Occur: Part 1

Puritanical: Believing or involving the belief that it is important to work hard and control yourself, and that pleasure is wrong or unnecessary. (Cambridge English Dictionary) It’s that time of the year again – Muslims are preparing themselves to partake in fasting for Ramadan, which this year consists of rather long hours due to the…

Can Prophets Sin?

I was reluctant to write about this issue, as I find the question of Prophets being able to sin a ridiculous notion. Nonetheless there have been individuals who have insisted on a response. It is a real shame Muslims have now positioned themselves as people who lack academic fortitude to the extent where when the…