Shawwal Moon-Sighting Announcement

Shawwal Moon-Sighting Announcement There have been no reliable moon-sightings in North America for the beginning of the month of Shawwal. Therefore, we will be completing 30 days of Ramadan (on Saturday, May 23, 2020). We will be celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday, May...

Fatwa #17: Marriage to Jewish or Christian Women

A muslim man cannot marry a christian or jewish woman unless she is chaste.  A marriage to an unchaste christian or jewfish woman by a Muslim man would not be valid.  Allah says: الْيَوْمَ أُحِلَّ لَكُمُ الطَّيِّبَاتُ ۖ وَطَعَامُ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ حِلٌّ...

Fatwa #16: The Wali (Guardian) & Marriage

If a muslim woman marries without the presence of her wali (guardian), her marriage is invalid. The Prophet (ﷺ) said:  لاَ نِكَاحَ إِلاَّ بِوَلِيٍّ “There is no marriage except with a guardian.”   If a muslim woman has no wali, she is required to find a person in...

Witnessing the Start of Ramadhan

Alhamdulillah, the month of fasting (Ramadhan) is quickly approaching, and given the situation in which many of us live, we must know what to do to witness the beginning of this sacred month according to the Quran and Sunnah.   It is clear from the Quran and Sunnah...

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