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Q&A Panel (Life of a Young Muslim Seminar)

Shaykh Abū Khadījah, Shaykh Abū ʿIyāḍ

Question and answer session from the July 2016 Life of a Young Muslim seminar.

After a highly beneficial series of lectures, our brothers, Abū Khaījah and Abū ʿIyyāḍ entertain questions from the attendees.

[Q1]: We see the Salafī daʿwah strong and united from the east to the west. There are countless Salafī centres throughout the Western lands. What do you advise those who wish to host events in centres that promote Yasir Qadhi, Bashir Shill and others who wage war against the Salafīs?

[Q2]: The internet has changed rapidly in recent years. With the emergence of social media, people experience information overload. Salafīs are online and they face the same challenges. It seems that people today are constantly skimming tweets and Facebook postings whereas previously the Salafīs used to be busy with articles or PDFs or audios. Today, everyone seems to be in the know with social media, and there seems to be less free time and less seeking of real knowledge. What is your advice to the Salafī in this digital climate?

[Q3]: Despite the clear apparent unity among the Salafīs, the number of classes and seminars going around in the West, students travelling around the world and cooperating with each other, some still whisper doubts about manners, behaviours, errors, flaws, just like in the medina.con era. [What is your advice on this?]

[Q4]: Please clarify the ruling on debates.

[Q5]: What would you advise about in-laws who are not practising, and your children mix with their children?

[Q6]: There’s a caller called Abū Fajr who teaches in a place called Masjid al-Bukhāri, is [this place] considered masjid ʿawwām?

[Q7]: Many of the youth are being taught the theories of evolution as part of the school curriculum. How should the parents and students deal with these teachings?

[Q8]: Is it permissible for a woman to take fertility treatments to become pregnant if she cannot become pregnant naturally?

[Q9]: Is it permissible to sing lullabies to children to put them to sleep?

[Q10]: You mentioned the issue of tabarruj; what has become common among sisters is piercing – nose piercing. Is this permissible?

[Q11]: We buried our brother today, due to him being a victim of a drive-by shooting. Sadly this is a terrible trend in the Ṣumālī community. What advise do you give to the youth who have lost their way to come back to Allah and avoid this trend in the future?

[Q12]: Yesterday, you mentioned giving food to your neighbours even if they are not Muslims. Today, you said don’t give your food to one who is not pious. [How do we understand or reconcile these two opposing statements?]

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Published: December 12, 2016
Edited: March 2, 2022


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