Abu Muhammad Sidi ‘Abdul-Wahid ibn Ahmad ibn ‘Ali ibn ‘Ashir was one of the great Maliki scholars of Morocco.


His lineage can be traced back to the ancient Medinite tribe known as the ‘Ansar’ who lent their support to the Prophet Muhammad and welcomed him to take up re...

Besides the normal dispute over when Ramadan begins and ends, there is the dispute every year over whether or not the correct day of Arafat is the one being observed by those making the pilgrimage to Mecca. A considerable number of Muslims follow the assumption that Is...

Reciting the Takbira in Unison is the Sunnah

Imam al-Bukhari said in his Sahih in Kitab al-‘Idayn, Chapter 11,

“Ibn ‘Umar and Abu Hurayra used to go out to the market place during the first 10 days [of Dhu al-Hijja], and they would recite the takbira, and the people reci...

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As Salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh, Ustad, I hope you and your family are well IA.

If you could please provide me an input on this situation: a relative back home had a heart condition which required immediate surgery and he borrowed money to trave...

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Can Zakat money be used to fund a person’s trip to Hajj if the person cannot afford it?

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As for using Zakat money for the purpose of paying for one to go to Hajj, this is...

Since I am a Muslim, is it obligatory for me to have a Arabic, Muslim name? Am I obligated to change my English or Spanish name? Shaykh Abdullah Ali responds to this interesting question from one of our readers.

Question: I have a question regarding Muslims changing the...

Question: What type of jewelry are men allowed to wear?

Answer: As for your question regarding what type of jewelry and clothing men are allowed to wear, we’ll first have a look at what Ibn Abi Zayd says. “The Messenger- may Allah grant him mercy and peace – forbade men...

As for circumcision (khitan) for the male (i.e. removing excess skin from the male prepuce – i.e. head of the penis), it is considered to be a stressed sunnah in our madhhab. But Imam Shafi’i considered it to be compulsory. As for female circumcision (khifad), it is al...

Have you downloaded a recently released movie or music without paying for it? Is this ‘stealing’ according to Islamic law? Shaykh Abdullah bin Hamid Ali provides a detailed response to this question!

“Someone I know wanted me to ask somebody I trust about whether downlo...

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