Zoheir Ali Esmail

Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD from the University of Exeter in the philosophical and mystical readings of Mulla Sadra in the context of the schools of Tehran and Qum.

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 4 months ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. The existence of magic is attested to in the Qur'an in the stories of Prophet Sulayman (as) (2:102) and Musa (as) (7:113 onwards for example). A definition of magic to separate it from other less well known sciences is "the use of najasat and demons to fulfill an outcome". Such practices do exist and can have an affect on people.

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 5 months ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. God is Just and all people will receive rewards for their good deeds and accountability for their bad deeds. Certain people are given all of the recompenses for any good that they have done in this world, but only to find punishment for the bad they have done in the next. The blissful life in this world distracts them from reforming their ways and their end is undesirable. Conversely, some pay for all of the bad they have done in this world, only to find good in the next. The lives people lead on the outside, during our short stay in the corporeal realm, are not a benchmark for God's favor. 

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 5 months ago

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Thank you for your question. It is not obligatory to do an istikhara for marriage and if it comes out negative there is no obligation to act in accordance with it. A person should not take an istikhara unless they are unsure and do not have a preference for a certain outcome.

However, the spirit of istikhara is to seek the best from Allah, so if all of its conditions have been fulfilled the answer a person has been seeking is within the istikhara.

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 5 months ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. Please take a look at this video and hopefully it will answer your question.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLFxsMkKGVs

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 5 months ago

Bismillāh 

Yes, that is fine, even though at its time it is more effective.

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 5 months ago

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Thank you for your question. The truth is that you can never fully know. Marriage means sharing a life path and many times that path has many unforeseen twists and turns. You won't be the same person 10 years from now and neither will your spouse. In all honesty we just make an educated guess, a leap of faith, we stack our chips and put the rest in Allah's hands. The reasons behind why marriage is like this is a mixture of modern attitudes and culture. Finding love is a process of growing together rather than finding a finished product. Everyone has faults and makes mistakes. There are certain qualities to look for but its only after going past the surface that you will get a picture of who you have really chosen. Some things will be as expected others will be disappointing but some things will be a pleasant surprise. Some problems will be your own doing and some successes will be unintentional. In the majority of cases marriage will work out will a good attitude, commitment, kindness, respect, giving each other space, showing love, and common goals. 
 

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 5 months ago

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Thank you for your question. It depends on the type of doubts in your mind. If you have inner certainty on these matters but at the same time have waswas that even shocks you at times, this kind of waswas needs to be ignored completely. It is like someone proviking you who will say anything just to get a reaction. You won't prove anything as that is not the goal and it definitely is not haram to ignore this kind of waswas as it is the cure for it.
 

But if those doubts are deep within your being and not just on the surface of your mind, you should look for answers from those who are able to answer them to your full satisfaction. At the same time, if these doubts are within you then it is important to seek help from the Divine to show you that which will satisfy your doubts. Allah will guide you as He has guided those before you.

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 5 months ago

Bismillāh 

Thank you for your question. There is no problem reading from an app.

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answer updated 6 months ago

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Thank you for your question. When a marja doesn't issue a ruling on an issue but at the same time thinks that there is enough evidence to indicate a course of action then they will indicate that lower level of certainty with either obligatory or recommended precaution.
 

So instead of saying something is obligatory (wajib) or forbidden (haram), which are both forms of ruling which indicate the sharia's position on an issue, the marja will use a ruling of precaution. If that precaution is necessary for his followers to take, the term used will be obligatory precaution.
 

For the followers of that marja they have to act in accordance with obligatory precaution or refer to the next knowledgeable marja that has a ruling on the issue.

Recommend precaution is not necessary to follow even if it is good to do so.

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 6 months ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. Although each circumstance is different, a starting point, after making sure you and your spouse are on the same page, may be to have a clear conversation with your inlaws to find out why they are uncomfortable with your daughter wearing hijab. The second step would then be to make absolutely clear that this is something you would like for your child and that you are not happy with any type of discouraging. In short, it is important to set a clear boundaries and if that boundary is not respected then you can think of the next appropriate action. 
 

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 6 months ago

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Thank you for your question. The very meaning of unveiling (kashf) is to life the veil of hidden meanings and realities and thereby comprehend them. Unveiling is the primary epistemological tool in irfan.

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 7 months ago

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Thank you for your question. Adhan and Iqamah are recommended acts so there is no problem in not performing them.

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