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How to identify a true Scholar

Question: How can I identify a person of Knowledge or a Scholar? How can we know who to take knowledge from these days? Zaynab El-Kateb: The true Scholars are known,

What shall I teach to a new Muslim?

Question: A woman asked me what she should focus on first being a new Muslim, what should be her priority now? Zaynab El-Kateb: Learning Aqeedah is most important but learning

Correcting worships which were done wrongly due to ignorance

Question: In the past before practising salafiyah I committed many sins (even shirk). I would pray and fast, but I also committed sins which necessitated ghusl, and I didn’t know

Differentiating between being pleased with Allah’s bounties and being proud

Question: When I recite to check my hifd to someone or to myself, I feel happy that I’m reciting well, but whenever that thinking of pride comes, I keep saying

Can we call earthquakes, floods and etc “natural disasters”?

Question: Can we call earthquakes, floods and etc “natural disasters”? Without intending its actual meaning but using it for practice. Zaynab El-Kateb: Better not to say this even if you

Sending your child to catholic school

Question: Should a child be removed from a catholic preschool that forces him to pray? The child is educated in the Islamic belief and when they reached the prayer schedule,

Books to teach children sirah

Question: Could you please tell me which books are trustworthy to teach children the stories of the Prophets and the seerah with, in both/either or Arabic or English. Zaynab El-Kateb:

Dealing With Relatives Who Left Islam

Question: My cousin left Islam and joined Hinduism, do I keep ties with her? If yes, how do I treat her? Shaikh Adil As-Sayyed: You need to try to talk

Does publishing and act of worship decrease its reward?

Question: If a person makes public an act of worship which was done privately, for example praying the night prayer, then do they lose the reward for it? Zaynab El-Kateb:

Saying that the Companions differed in Aqeedah

Question: I have no doubt that it is impermissible to differ in Aqeedah. However, is it correct to say that the sahaba differed in some of the furoo'(branches) of aqeedah