3121 fatwas

  • Buying or eating where alcohol and pork is sold Date: 8-5-2001

    The Prophet (SAW) said that we should not indulge in any Haram. Is it cursed if we buy or eat from places where alcohol and pork is sold, because we are from Europe and can’t help our situation? .. More

  • Muslims working on building designed for forbidden purposes Date: 8-5-2001

    What was the Islamic rules about Muslims working and building for the unpermissible things in islam e.g. casino, disco,night club etc. ncluding the Muslim engineer,or architect that designs that buildings. .. More

  • Copyright laws Date: 6-5-2001

    Please guide us about the copyright. Is it compulsory to observe it or not, e.g. software, publishing rights, according to Sharia with reference?.. More

  • Taking Gifts from Non-Muslims Date: 14-4-2001

    What is the ruling on taking gifts, food items from non-Muslim neighbors or friends (even Muslim brothers) knowing that they earn their money through Riba (interest)? .. More

  • Married Muslim Student in US Without Medical Coverage Date: 12-4-2001

    I am a student who studies in the USA. I have a wife and two daughters. I knew that health insurance is Haram. Can I stay here and continue my education even if I can not afford the expense of medical treatment of my daughters if anything happens to them, or should I try to go back to the Islamic world. .. More

  • Letters of Credit Date: 10-4-2001

    Nowadays the businessmen take a letter of credit from a bank for export and import. The bank gives them security and charges some amount. Will it be a Riba/interest or commission? Is it permissible or not? Please guide with reference and give the solution for traders. .. More

  • Financial Institutions Mixing Islamic Practices and Riba Date: 29-3-2001

    What is the Islamic ruling about the bank or finance company that deals with Riba and Islamic practices? .. More

  • Good Deeds Done in a House Purchased by Riba Transaction Date: 27-3-2001

    Is it true that all the Sunnah deed e.g. reciting Qur'an, Sunnah, prayers, etc. that we do in the house we purchased through Riba transaction will not be accepted by Allah (s.w.t)? .. More

  • Renting as a business Date: 27-3-2001

    If a person owns a house and rents it, is the money received, Halal or Haram? Is renting as a business allowed in Islam?.. More

  • Ruling on Telephone Quiz Show Date: 15-3-2001

    Is the television program show I will describe related to gambling? On our TV there is a quiz show; to enter the show we must telephone the show sponsor and we are charged a certain of money to answer the question provided by the sponsor. Only the one with the correct answer will to enter the show. But on the T.V show the participant also must challenge.. More

  • Changing from work haram to halal Date: 1-3-2001

    Dear Brethren,As Salaamu AlaikumI have been a high profile artist/illustrator in Dubai for the past 10 years or so. I have become very well known for my work and was earning good money for it. I had of late started contemplating seriously whether what I do (which includes drawing of human and animal characters) was Haram. Before this I used to think.. More

  • Ruling on Smuggling Date: 1-3-2001

    Kindly send your Fatwa on the followings:-1. What is your opinion about smuggling is it permitted or prohibited? 2. Advising my friend to beware of Mr.X, since Mr.X is a cheater. Will it be backbiting?3. What is your opinion about group of people holding their hands and making thikr? Please explain how to perform thikr? .. More

  • Copying CD's and video tapes Date: 28-2-2001

    Is allowed to copy CD's or video tapes because the originals are very expensive? It is very helpful, especially if it is for non-Muslim companies, eg: CD's teaching computer skills... More

  • Making items for non-Muslims occasions Date: 27-2-2001

    I carve and engrave on glass, marble, and wood. Is it halal for me to make gift items to be sold during Christmas, valentine's day, birthday, New Year, and any other occasions that Kafirs celebrate. I do not draw humans, birds, or animals, because I know it is Haram for us to draw living creatures' pictures. I only draw roses, plants, and write words.. More

  • Dealing with untrustworthy businessmen Date: 26-2-2001

    A dear brother of mine (I'll call him Ali) has a business decision to make but I am not sure as a Muslim if he should do it or not. I don't trust my Islamic knowledge so I need to get an opinion from a Knowledgeable Muslim before I can advise on the Islamic merits of the business decision. The business decision is profitable no doubt. These are the.. More