Zakat Avoidance Schemes!
Zakat Avoidance Schemes!
Zakat avoidance schemes!? This may sound blasphemous and preposterous, however even in 2021, this is unfortunately a reality. Over the past 8 – 10 years, I have encountered and answered innumerable Zakat related questions in parallel to partaking in other Islam related matters. One key observation I have identified over the years includes the following: [...]
There are many psychologies, many explanations for human behavior. Every personality theory offers an interpretive system, a set of categories, labels and explanations. Each posits some theory of the dynamics of the psyche’s desires, hopes, beliefs and expectations. Most theories attempt to weigh the relative contributions of biology and/or social experience. Norms and ideals set [...]
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I am a revert to Islam. Do I need to pay Zakat on my wealth for the period when I was not Muslim?
I am a revert to Islam. Do I need to pay Zakat on my wealth for the period when I was not Muslim? Like Salah and other religious responsibilities and duties in Islam, they are obligatory upon Muslims only. A person who has embraced Islam should try to fulfil his or her responsibilities to the [...]
‘Ilm al-Nafs – Islamic Psychology
Ilm al Nafs – Islamic Psychology The history of ‘modern’ psychology was shaped by Ancient Greek wisdom for many centuries, until the Islamic scholars carried the Greek texts to the great Houses of Wisdom. Here, they developed their own ideas and a new Islamic psychology emerged, which would later influence Europe as it shook off [...]
The disease (medical) model Vs The positive psychology model
The disease (medical) model Vs The positive psychology model - do we need a revolution in mental health? For more than a century, psychology has emulated the medical model – maintaining the position that psychological problems are like medical disorders, with specific underlying pathologies that first need to be diagnosed and then treated by specific [...]
Question: I’m a young adult and it seems my family and I have never ending financial difficulties.
Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I’m a young adult and it seems my family and I have never ending financial difficulties. I feel we are all doing our best, yet we struggle even with meeting our daily needs sometimes. The fact that money controls a lot in your life is taking a [...]
Problems in My Life.
Question: Assalamu alaykum This year has been tough for me.Everyday I am facing some sort of problem.I pray five times a day but still I am going through the toughest time of my life. Please tell me why this is happening to me. Answer: As-salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh I pray you are well. There [...]
I Am a Convert to Islam and Struggle to Interact with My Family.
Question: Assalam aleykum, I converted about a year ago at 15 and since then, I have been struggling with interaction with my family. Recently on a road trip I’ve been repeatedly slandered by my brother who is also a Muslim. He pays very little heed to the religion and engages in prohibited acts. I’ve been [...]
Mortgage and Zakat.
Question: Assalam alaykum I purchased a house with an Islamic mortgage. It was for 31 years. It was a fixed rate for 2 years after which I can pay off a larger amount. The 2 years end this summer (July/August) Inshallah. I also have an additional apartment (which I currently rent). I was thinking to [...]
Lifting the Head off the Ground for a Moment During the Prostration.
Question: Is prayer valid behind someone who does not observe stillness in salaah, especially in bowing and sitting between the two prostrations. According to Hanafiyyah prayer in such instance is still valid but makruh tahrimi but would require repeating if done intentionally and sajdah sahw if out forgetfulness. Another view states required to repeat in [...]