Ask Sheikh Assim Al-Hakeem


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  1. Salamoe alekoem Shaik,
    I am an African muslim woman and I wear hijab. My question is,
    it is haram to make my own hair with sisterlocks? The reason why I ask this, is that if i have a sisterlocks in my hair, I can not comb my hair, but I wil still wear my hijab.
    Please i would like to know if is haram if you don’t comb my hair?
    Jazakaalahu Ghairan.
    May Allah Swt bless you Ameen.


      • Assalam Alaikum:

        Is it allowed for A Muslim to use condoms while meeting with wife in ISLAM ?
        There are injections available to prevent our wives from becoming pregnant, is it allowed for us as Muslim men and women to take injection to deactivate our sperms for some period such as five years?


    • Salaam alaikum wa rahmatulahi wa barakatuhu sheikh,

      I have a question from someone that I know, who is interested in Islam.
      He wonders why Allah subhana wa ta3ala has favoured the bani israel above other tribes.
      I have read the whole translation and tafsir of surah al-baqarah, and
      this question is mentioned in surah al baqarah in ayah 47 and ayah 122.
      In the time of bani israel there were also other tribes. So that’s why he is asking this question.
      I hope you can help me with this question, because I would really like to know the answer myself.
      Islam is absolute interesting, elhmdoulilah.

      Jazakalahu ghairan, Ameen.
      Salaam alaikum wa rahmatulahi wa barakatuhu.


    • Why would you want to anger Allah swt, and be led astray from the truth? SubhanAllah! Fear Allah swt, and do not wrong your soul. Following Hinduism, means accepting and following shirk – major shirk. Shirk is a major sin which Allah swt does not accept. The Quran is very clear:

      “Then do not set up rivals unto Allaah (in worship) while you know (that He Alone has the right to be worshipped)”

      [al-Baqarah 2:22]


      “And they set up rivals to Allaah, to mislead (men) from His path! Say: ‘Enjoy (your brief life)! But certainly, your destination is the (Hell) Fire!’”

      [Ibraaheem 14:30]


      “Verily, Allaah forgives not that partners should be set up with Him (in worship), but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He wills; and whoever sets up partners with Allaah in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin”

      [al-Nisa’ 4:48]


      “Verily, whosoever sets up partners (in worship) with Allaah, then Allaah has forbidden Paradise to him, and the Fire will be his abode. And for the Zaalimoon (polytheists and wrongdoers) there are no helpers”

      [al-Maa’idah 5:72]

      As you can see, the Quran al Kareem is very clear. Make Asftagfar for these thoughts, and turn the the Quran, Sunnah and Allah SunhanAllah wa ta Ta’Ala.


    • Salam, I have heard of a Hadith that spoke about how a salamander blew fire on Ibrahim (pbuh) when the rest of the animals were trying to put the fire out. And based on that hadith and others it is better off to kill them and you get good deeds for that.
      And Allah Knows best


      • it is cruel to hate and kill an animal based on religious mythology… its basic humanity and decency. There is no need to look for it in religion…


  2. Salam Alaikum,

    I’ve got a very serious question, I’m 20 y/o and I’m going to my 2nd year uni studying engineering all the way in Scotland (fitna is too much there)

    So I was wondering what the Islamic ruling is on:
    Getting a nikkah done.. But the girl can stay at her parents and can continue her education..

    And I can continue my uni until I can become financially stable in sha Allah

    do you think that could work out and islamically is it permissible?

    I couldn’t find any sheikhs like mufti menk etc answering a question like this. The reason I want to do a nikkah is because it will reduce fitna for both of us… But I just can’t seem to convince my parents:(


  3. Salam
    My question goes like this “is on the sharing of inheritance”
    If a man married a wife, and the wife own the property e.g “house etc”.and
    the have children with her while she is alive she intrusted her property to her children,after some years the woman die,
    “how is this inheritance will be shared between the man and the children ”
    From Nigeria Assallamuaikum.


  4. Assalam a’laikum warahmatulla hi wa barakaatu Respected reader’s!

    May Allah subhaanahutaala’s peace and blessings be upon you for propagating his true message to humanity, may Allah subhaanahutaala accept from you all your efforts in pleasing him.
    Aameen ya rabb al a’alameen

    Respected Sheikh!
    I am seeking your advise on my below mentioned situation, please help me in accordance to sahi rulings of Islam.

    Upon suggestion from my parents I accepted the proposal of a girl,she happens to be the daughter of my father’s best friend! Before we finalised the commitment, both the parties performed Istekhaara and alhamdulillah were more than happy about how the things shaped thereafter. Also I tried to stick to the qualities of a spouse described by Rasool ullah sallallahualaihiwasallam and as per my analysis alhamdulillah all the four qualities mentioned by Rasool ullah sallallahualaihiwasallam are satisfied in this case ! Alhamdulillah!

    Moreover, even before fixing the Marriage date(due in year 1438/2017)…. Istikhaara was performed by both the families.

    Now..For a few days my father is feeling that If I get married to this girl (mentioned above) I will start giving priority to her parents over mine!
    Which is offensive for me at the first place because Allah know’s how much preference I give to my parents in all the aspects of my life. This does not end here! My father has said that he doesn’t want me to get married to this girl or in this family. Now that…..everything is finalised……. My father is saying us(me,my mother, my siblings)that he wants to put an end to this relationship here and that if we(me, my mother, siblings ) want to stick onto the decision of marrying this girl then we must forget about him adding on… He says….. By Doing so we will be disappointing him! ………..
    Allahumma baarik laha My mother is a very kind and humble lady, she’s weeping like anything thinking about the girl and her family….. And trying to explain/convince my father on the same issue …. But my father is reluctant! And won’t listen to anybody……
    My mother, My siblings and me….we all are trying to explain/convince him….but Subhaan Allah…. He won’t listen to anyone of us!

    And when my father disclosed us about his above described thoughts….. My mother had a dream relating to my marriage and when we interpreted the meaning of that dream…. Subhaan Allah the sheikh(he works in Jaliyat dammam) we asked for its interpretation said that….this is a good dream Alhamdulillah and said if their is any problem you people are expecting then sort that out and expedite in getting this couple married!

    Even after the explanation/interpretation of good dream he is ignoring the advise of that sheikh!

    Considering all my above mentioned situations……..please advise me how or what should I do besides praying to Allah subhaanahutaala for changing the thoughts and heart of my father.

    Jazakallah hu ahsan jaza respected sheikh, may Allah subhaanahutaala preserve you and accept from you all your efforts in pleasing him.
    Assalam a’laikum warahmatulla hi wa barakaatu


    • Assalaam Alaikum brother Musa’b,

      May Allah ta’ala make your affairs easy and grant you the best in this world and hereafter.

      Kindly post your question here ->

      You may need to rephrase your question in less than 400 characters only. I know its difficult to put all your feelings in only 400 characters, try your best to focus on the question.

      if possible you can post the answer here, so that others may also benefit who are going through the same situation.

      Also, there is a sister, a student of knowledge who i think can answer this type of question and you can send her the whole question via email. you can reach her on this email:

      her facebook page:

      Barak’Allahu feek,

      admin (pzmac)


  5. Salaam brother..
    As a Muslim and follower of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) I will say only this that our Prophets have also gone against their parents and family for the betterment of ummah..Here is the matter of a girl’s life, and her families respect..You should take a stand for the girl..And above all in this all Allah’s wish and his blessings are there in this relationship so please take a stand and marry her..with time Allah will Inshahallah show your father that he was wrong..


  6. hey are 4 categories of male circumcision
    1.low and loose
    2.low and tight.
    3.high and loose
    4.high and low
    Which one should I go for as I am confused as to which one fulfills islamic requirements.
    2nd question is the frenulum removed or kept in circumcision u have the choice to keep the frenulum or have it removed , what does islam recommend or deem permissible


  7. Assalamualaikum my husband has had anger problems in the last and he has even been treated for that he now gets angry very fast and uncontrollably. He utters oath of divorce for very lottle matters but does not really mean it. He had even told me once in his very calm moments that he has this lrobpem and whenever he pronounces this in anger he does not mean it and the marriage will not end. What is your opinion about this?


  8. Assalamoralaikoum sheikh . I got one question. My mother has given me lots of gift. And without asking me. She has taken all the gifts that she has given me back. I donot want to give her back the gift . As her gifts was very dear for me. What islam say about this.


  9. Salam alakom I need to know 4 days ago I got periods but it wasn’t like my periods it wasn’t really dark and only 2 days but wasn’t heavy just like spots but dark spots then I didn’t see anything anymore I had a shower and continued my prayers 2 days later it came back dark then when I was in toilet and wiped with toilet paper it was light blood then I waited didn’t see anything till this morning I had a shower then I seen light blood again I’m really confused please if you can let me know what I can do thank you


  10. i am a tableig brother from ghana but i dont no where it comes from and who establiesh it so plese i went no about the tableig work if it is good then i contineu if not good then i stop.


  11. Assalamalaium

    I hv a problem
    Mashallah i m mother 2 daughter n a son whom i deleivered 4 months ago but m pregnant again n m not in postion to caary another baby coz m anemic plus m alone to take care all kidz wat to do .
    Plz suggest me


  12. Assalamu Alaikum Sir,
    When I posted a miraculous cloud written with Allah , a hindu person posted another cloud written with sanskrit word om. When I searched this word, it was also written on a cow beside it the name of Muhammad(S.A.W) was also written with it.Another thing I saw that another cow was marked with Christianity cross on his forehead. My question that why Allah(S.W.T) shows signs of another religions and the second thing is what is the meaning of om written eith Prophet’s(S.A.W) name.


  13. Asalaam alaikum. Doctor my relation with my parents is straining and it has to come to a point where I don’t like to talk them let alone be in the presence of them. They don’t understand me or my health condition. They want me to be like others. If I do some charity they ask me not to give as the beggars are also sometimes fraud. How do approach them?


  14. Assalamalaikum
    I wanted to ask that my parents got me engaged to someone that I don’t like could you please tell me what would be right to do. Also, I know that if a woman does not agree to a relation it is not accepted. Please reply to my email as I am very stressed and would like to know what is right.

    Jazakallah khair


  15. Assalmou aleikom,

    Is it permissible to work in a grocery as a cashier that sells haram food and drinks? What is considered a necessity? I may be thinking that I’m in necessity but maybe I’m wrong!


  16. Hello ,
    Almost 2 years I have serious problem in life.I woke up full of water,I have night mere….

    When I listened one video ( Kuran Arabic language ) all my body start to sheke and I wanted to trow up….

    Please with who I can talk and who can help me to resolve this Problem?

    Thanks for answer.


  17. I got married at the age of 16 to a guy I didn’t like as my age was less my parents decided that I would stay at my parents place and they will do my ruksati at the age of 20. I never stayed with my husband nor had any physical relationship with him…[comment truncated by admin]


  18. Assalamualaikum shiekh,
    I am a revert and now my dad is very old. To the point he can barely stand. I don’t want him to go to a nursing home (back I’m America where we are from originally) he lives in the Phillipines on the island of Mindanao. I live in a Muslim country, is it permissible for me to live in a kafir country to take care of him until his death? Jazakallah khair


  19. I am a born muslim from kashmir and my question is that my name is Rohid and everybody says that I am should have to change my name but I am not agreed because Rohid means soft .so what can I do now


  20. Aaslum u alikum sir my name is Muneer Ahmad Mir from Baramulla kashmir. I am MBA student from banglore University my question is to u sir. Is banking Job allowed are not? In India here is not Islamic banking.. When we Luk around our society everyone having a bank account even masjids, and other other Islamic institutions are debited money into banks so I need a clarification for this question it will be your most kindness Thanks… Jazakallah May Allah bless u Ameen


  21. allah almignty says that don not call martays dead , they get food from my treasure and they are not dead they are alive ….
    my questions is that how are they alive and if they get food from allah so what is the way that allah give them ? and please tell me about this problem as early as fossible i can not sleep this thing comes every night before sleep


  22. allah almignty says that don not call martays dead , they get food from my treasure and they are not dead they are alive ….
    my questions is that how are they alive and if they get food from allah so what is the way that allah give them ? and please tell me about this problem as early as fossible i can not sleep this thing comes every night before sleep


  23. Hi I’m a teenager and I’m really worried about the meat and milk and cheese and like all animal products that I eat I’ve watched a few documentaries and in America they really do abuse animals and even though I can drink milk and eat cheese and eggs I’m worried that you know me buying the stuff will be supporting these companies that hurt animals and I also don’t eat a lot of meat because I can’t find anything halal it’s really hard you know low-key getting depressed because of it I hate eating vegan it’s really hard you know like I just cry because I can’t eat anything and I’m really paranoid and I’m confused I know I can finding Halal meat but how are the animals treated if I buy from a company that sells Halal stuff but they abuse their animals those animals might come up on the day of judgment and say like she supported the people who abused me and I don’t wanna go to hell I feel sick I feel like I don’t have any like vitamins it’s hard I have to skip lunch in school my family is not the richest so I can have mangoes and watermelon I eat like three foods over and over again all I want is animals ever treated right and that are halal help this ruining my life


  24. Assalaam alaikum,

    I,m a tukish sister of 19 years. There is something i want to ask. I grow up in a islamic family. But my family is not that much practicing what makes me very sad. Alhamdulillah i,m praying my daily prayers and i try my best to get everyday better in my deen. My dad is walking on the path of the shayateen astafirullaah that’s makes me so sad. He does haram things such as going to the casino.But Allah takes whoever he wills on his path so Alhamdulillah that i,m not one of the people who walks on the path of the shayateen. Best Shariah, there is a good practicing brother with a good character and everybody has so much respect for him he is very good in his deen and that makes me very interested. This brother want to marry me and Alhamdulillah i would like to marry this brother too. I think this wil be good for my deen. This brother is from another culture (Marrocaine) but that doesn’t matter to me because islam is one. I told my parents about this and they said that they think i,m too young and his culture is another culture but the main reason why my dad doesn’t let me is because he think i,m too young. He makes excuses. Now Alhamdulillah i will be next year 20. My father can not think on the islamic way because he is not practicing etc and my family is also more of the culture than the deen. Astafirullah. I want to do everything halal and i think my parents must proud of me but they are living so much in the culture that i get almost depressed. I know listening to your parents is so important in islam and Alhamdulillah i,m wise enough to have respect for my parents. But it hurts me alot these days haram is easier than halal that makes me so sad. A father is in first place a wali. My question is , i heard that if a father doesn’t accept a brother who is good in his deen and have not a right reason in islam that the wali right go’s away from him. I think that there’s is a list who come’s next like the grandtfather uncle like that. But i,m sure that they wel use all my age as a excuse because they give so much on culture. Is it for me possible to take a good imaam or a important person good in his deen for wali? I thought the best thing is mailing u , because i live in europa en here’s no shariah. Do u have any advice for me? And if it is possible for me in my situation in islamic way to search for a imaam to get my wali. Djazak Allah ghairan

    Assalaam alaikum.


  25. If one travels on Eid. For example from Saudia on Eid to Dubai where people are still fasting because the moon has not been sighted. Should the person fast?


  26. Assalmu Alaikum. I hope you are safe and sound. My question is that according to different scholars, the penalty for deliberately breaking ramadhan fast by eating or drinking (not mentioning sexual intercourse) is to pay kaffara which is fasting for 60 days or etc. But contrary to other scholars it is not necessary to do that if it was just eating or drinking not sexual intercourse due to lack of evidences. So please elaborate.


  27. Assalamualaikum, my question is about how I was taught to do my salaah and teachings of islam during my upbringing. I’m 26 years old, UK born, originally from Bangladesh and I have been taught everything from the Deobandi teachings. I am aware that majority of Indians, Pakistani and Bangladeshi people follow this school of thought which base everything on the teachings of imam Abu Hanifa. Is this bid’ah or Haram, please tell me, everything seems very confusing, I am also starting to have doubts about how I perform my Witr salaah which is like the Maghrib. Sorry for the long question but I would appreciate an explanation.

    Jazakallahu Khair.


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