Some of you may know this but I get really awkward when I’m asked to have my picture taken. Something about it being a forced moment totally messes me up. What ends up happening is either I don’t smile, or the smile is super awkward. Even when I’ll look at a picture of someone else smiling, I can usually tell a forced-smile picture of someone from a natural, real, smile. There is something so beautiful about catching someone in a moment when they are genuinely smiling, and it really does make you feel happy. SubhanAllah, it’s clear why the Prophet ﷺ referred to smiling as charity.
Anonymous asked: Many desi parents have this theory that their kids (even at 27 years old lol) shouldn't go out after it is dark outside. Can you please share, if any, the islamic perspective on this? JazakAllah!
It was the sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ to sleep after praying ‘ishā’ so one should try to implement that practice as much as they can. That being said, in Islam it is not prohibited to be outside during the dark as long as one is not involved in any harām activities. And Allah knows best.
Anonymous asked: Assalaam Alaikum, I just asked that question about listening to the Qur'an lying down, would you please answer the question privately or by identifying me as anonymous. Sorry to be a bother and thank you!
"Is it okay to listen to the Qur’an while lying down but paying full attention. Sometimes I just want to listen to some of my favorite surahs before bed because they bring me comfort and move me to truly remember Allah swt. I don’t know if doing this would be disrespectful though to the Qur’an so I thought to ask. Thank you."
It is okay to listen to the Quran lying down as long as you are being attentive to it. And Allah knows best.