Shaykh Muhammad Carr

December 9, 2022 3 mins

Seminar: How to Be A Better Spouse

In Islam, the Quran establishes marriage as a highly recommended act of worship, conveyed as a priority. In this seminar, Shaykh Irshaad Sedick and Shaykh Muhammad Carr explore the common causes of conflict and the tools needed to transform the union of marriage into a place of contentment and tranquillity. This seminar also discusses living […]
March 31, 2022 3 mins

The Strong Believer: Grounding before Ramadan (Cape Town, South Africa)

On Saturday, 12 March 2022, SeekersGuidance hosted a spiritual walk and outdoor picnic at the Rondebosch Common in Cape Town, South Africa. Rondebosch Common is an open common of about 40 hectares (100 acres). A common is defined as “a piece of open land for public use, especially in a village or town.” It is […]
March 16, 2022 2 mins

Can I Gift the Reward of My Recitation or Hajj to the Prophet ﷺ?

Answered by Shaykh Muḥammad Carr Question I have recently started reading Surah Ya Sin every day for the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace). I sometimes get a feeling that I might be doing something wrong. Can you please let me know if can we read Quran for him? Can we perform […]
January 13, 2021 1 min

What Is Proper Student To Teacher Etiquette?

Question: What is the ruling on a student not being attentive in a university class and doing something else like using my phone for something other than study purposes? Answer: Al-Salam alaykum. Thank you for the question.   Etiquette Of the ever-present words on the tongues of our luminaries is, “Whoever has attained success is […]
January 7, 2021 2 mins

How Do We Reconcile With Someone Whom We Backbit?

Question: Do we have to tell someone if we have backbit about them? Can we just pray for them? Also, can we pray collectively about those who we backbit about without mentioning their name? Also, if we backbit about a non-muslim, and we cannot tell them, can we pray for their hidayah? If we tell […]
January 5, 2021 3 mins

Can I Cancel a Service Agreement?

Question: As’salamu Alaikum warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh, I want to inquire about the fiqh of selling services as a teacher. I entered into a deal with someone to teach two kids in a price that was less than what I wanted to charge or normally charge. However, I agreed to it without setting a time frame or […]
December 31, 2020 3 mins

How Can I Overcome Excessive Waswasa (Misgivings) Concerning Purity?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Carr Question Hi, I have been suffering from excessive waswasa lately, and it has reached a point where I am spending so much time in the bathroom washing and washing myself. I am not sure if I am urinating or not. For example, I would find drips on my pants, but […]
December 29, 2020 2 mins

Can Someone Fill Out a Form on Another Person’s Behalf?

Question: As Salaamu Alaykum, I am a university student and in order to get a bursary from them I had to fill out a form and my parents also, For my parents form, by brother filled it out on their behalf and they put the signature down, or the declaration box where the signature goes […]
December 29, 2020 3 mins

How Can I Overcome Religious Burnout?

Question:  I’m suffering from extreme religious burnout sometimes far beyond the line. Because for the past several _years_ I’d be extremely harsh on rejecting negative thoughts and also seeking forgiveness for them. I know I don’t intentionally think thoughts of shirk,kufr, sin but I keep doubting myself just in case it’s me actually thinking these […]
December 18, 2020 1 min

Completing Dhuhr During Asr time

Question: If I start praying dhur salah and after I complete one rakah the opening takbeer for asr is given is my dhur valid? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful Thank you for your query. May Allah enable us to be punctual and particular about our 5 daily prayers. To continue: […]
December 10, 2020 5 mins

Positivity Begets Positivity by Shaykh Muhammad Carr

Positive Begets Positive: Breaking a Negative Cycle by Shaykh Muhammad Carr   In the Name of Allah, the Encompassingly Merciful, the Particularly Merciful. All praise belongs to Allah. May the best of blessings and most perfect of peace be upon our master Muhammad, and upon his followers, his companions, and all those guided by his […]
October 23, 2020 4 mins

The Truth About Tariqas

Question: I’m a 16 yr old girl and I have wanted to join the sufi path and especially find a shaykh to purify myself. My parents find the sufis dodgy. Are they? Answer: The Truth about Tariqas Our scholars say that the first step to Allah is an opening from Allah. Your question is really […]