🕌 New Muslims’ Fiqhi Issues (Fatwa Session)

As-salamu alaykum dear brothers and sisters,


Welcome to a new live fatwa session. We are honored that Sheikh Mustafa Umar will be our guest for this session.


If you have questions, feel free to submit them. Our guest, Sheikh Mustafa Umar, will answer all your questions. The answers will be published soon on this page at the time of the session.

You can also send you questions in advance at [email protected]


Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 | 10:00 - 11:00 Makkah | 07:00 - 08:00 GMT

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s permitted for husband not to fulfil wife's right i - About Islam

Assalamu alaikum. Is it true that it is permitted for husband not to fulfil wife’s right if she does not fulfil husband’s right?


Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

Both a husband and wife must strive to fulfill each other’s rights. This is the ultimate purpose of marriage.

If there is no good reason why one spouse is not fulfilling the rights of the other, then the other spouse can postpone some of the obligations they have towards the other for a temporary period of time, until the issue gets resolved.

This matter requires more detail in a counseling session, since every case is a little different.

Allah Almighty knows best.


length of khimar - About Islam

Assalamu alaikum, is it enough that the length of khimar which is head covering cloth wearing on main loose dress, apron etc should be such that, it will cover head,neck,chest,shoulder, arm upto elbow? If forearms up to wrist are not under khimar is it ok? Please note that forearms & other necessary body parts except hands are already covered by main loose dress. I’m emphasizing that my question about length of khimar or head covering.


Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

If the forearms are not under the khimar cloth, that is fine, as long as they are covered with other loose clothing.

The purpose of covering was to make sure the clothing is loose and covered, and it is not significant which pieces of cloth on the body are resulting in that concealment.

Almighty Allah knows best.


dirt within navel - About Islam

Assalamu alaikum. I’m describing a woman’s situation. There was dirt within her navel is stuck so hard that she feared, if she tries to remove it she will be harmed. So she used to take obligatory bath without removing it for many months, then one day she was able to remove it. Now does she need to repeat all prayers though she did not remove it for fear of harm & repeating all prayers cause difficulty for her? Or will she be pardoned?


Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

If she had a genuine reason to believe that it would hurt her, then she had a good excuse and her prayers will be valid. If she had an irrational, unsubstantiated fear, then she should make up the prayers that this happened during.

Almighty Allah knows best.


urine of female children - About Islam

Assalamu alaikum I would be grateful if you would clear my confusion. As far I know in case of urine of female children, one needs to wash the cloths but in case of urine of male children, one needs to pour water on the affected place only. This ruling means female children are dirtier than male children?


Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

This was the opinion of Imam Ash-Shafi`i based on his understanding of some hadiths.

However, other scholars have said that the urine of both is equally impure and both must be washed properly.

That is the opinion that I follow and I advise you to follow as well. This opinion also resolves the issue of thinking that male and female children have different levels of dirtiness.

Almighty Allah knows best.


Why do we mention Prophet Muhammad's name at the end of the prayer - About Islam

Why do we mention Prophet Muhammad’s name at the end of the prayer? Is this in Quran or just based on hadith?


This is mentioned in hadith, however, keep in mind that the Quran tells us to follow what the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) taught us.

In fact, all the rules of prayer come from hadith, since the Quran told us to pray but did not explain exactly how in detail.

Therefore, it is essential to follow both the Quran and the authentic hadiths, and to make sure we are understanding both properly.

Almighty Allah knows best.


afraid to tell my family I am Muslim - About Islam

I am afraid to tell my family I am Muslim because they will disown me. Can I hide it?


Yes, it is allowed, and in some cases even encouraged, to hide your Islam, if it will cause harm to you, especially in the beginning where you are getting accustomed to being a Muslim.

There are enough challenges as it is with adopting Islam, so make it easier for yourself by not telling them right now.

You can tell them later when you are more independent and stronger in your faith.

Almighty Allah knows best.