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1335 fatwas

  • Father neither prays nor repays his debts Date: 22-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I belong to a Muslim family and want to ask about my father. My father used to earn income through wrong means and still does so. He does not pray and is far away from Islamic deeds. Due to his unjust earnings, we have been in many crises for a long time. Day after day, many people come up to ask for money that my father took from.. More

  • One should not praise himself for doing good Date: 12-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. If we are able to perform good deeds and refrain from sinning, then we thank Allaah for having enabled us to do that; however, if we sin, then we only blame ourselves. Why is that so? Given that Allaah gave man the free choice between good and evil, can we not praise ourselves if we do good deeds and refrain from sinning? In the end,.. More

  • Interpretation of Soorah Al-Kawthar Date: 22-5-2016

    Could you interpret the Surah Al-Kawthar? What does that surah mean? Why was it revealed? .. More

  • Wishing that Muslim dies as disbeliever out of hatred Date: 6-3-2016

    If a person wants others to disbelieve or die on disbelief out of envy, does it come under approval and being pleased with kufr (disbelief)? Does this cause apostasy? Does he have to re-enter Islam? Please answer in full detail and do not recommend other questions as I have already seen them. .. More

  • Building mosques in Gothic architectural style Date: 28-3-2016

    What is the ruling on building Western-style constructions, like, for example, erecting mosques in Gothic architecture style (Lala Mustafa Pasha Masjid in Cyprus)? .. More

  • Conditions for wiping over socks in purification Date: 27-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have now been working in Saudi Arabia for the past three years, but I noticed a major difference of opinion between people in performing ablution. The natives (Arab community) perform ablution on their socks (masah) by citing that there exists a fatwa for such act. However, most of the Asian people (India, Pakistan) do not agree.. More

  • Ruling on whether repentance waives hadd of theft Date: 22-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I saw your opinion on the ruling on a thief. You used the verse (5:38) that explains to cut off a thief's right hand and some hadiths. However, you ended up with a wrong opinion. You should be ashamed of Allaah if you did not bother checking the verse after it, (5:39), which says, {But whosoever repents after his crime and does righteous.. More

  • The fact that Islam is comprehensive does not mean that it is totalitarian Date: 16-2-2016

    I have been debating with some friends of mine (who are newly converts to islam and lived all their lives with the conviction that democracy is the best governing system) on whether there is any area, field, or aspect of life that is not governed by Islam. I could provide a ruling for every aspect of lifein the sharia, so they came to the conclusion.. More

  • Indication of the verb 'kaana' in reference to Iblees in Quran 18:50 Date: 27-2-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. May Allaah reward you for answering some of my previous questions; the answers really helped. I have another question. The word 'kaana' is used in the meaning of 'it was' or 'it became' in the Quran. Although the expression “Kaana min al-kafirin” is translated as “He became from the unbelievers” in Baqarah 34, the expression.. More

  • The appropriate approach to draw analogy between Allaah and His creation Date: 14-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is it halal to use comparisons that include The Most High to prove a point? For example, when I want to prove that disbelieving is disgusting, could I compare this to somebody being given many gifts and then just acting arrogantly? For instance, a man is on the street and someone gives him ten dollars, but he does not thank him but.. More

  • Why women should not be leaders though Queen of Sheba was successful Date: 16-2-2016

    Why did the Prophet, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam,say the following statement? I know about the Queen of Saba, who lived during the reign of Sulayman, may Allaah exalt his mention, and was a successful female ruler. What does that mean?The Prophet, said, "Never will a nation that makes a woman their ruler succeed." [Al-Bukhaari] .. More

  • Whether to accept marriage proposal of a repentant fornicator Date: 31-1-2016

    Dear scholars. My question is the following: if people can make whatever mistake they want - including major sins - and then repent, and then their misconduct and sins would be removed or even replaced with good deeds, then what is it that differentiates those who commit major sins from those who do not do so? The second part of the question, and the.. More

  • Issuing certificate of conversion to Islam is not bid'ah Date: 28-1-2016

    In America, at our masjid, when a new Muslim converts, we issue a certificate for him. We tell him that it is not required in the religion but that it may be a means of protecting his/her rights pertaining to marriage, Hajj, or a proper burial and the likes. Some of the youth deemed it to be a bid'ah (innovation) in the religion and stated there was.. More

  • The ruling on whether it is from the Sunnah to drink while sitting or while standing Date: 22-1-2016

    What is Sunnah? Does Sunnah mean the things that ProphetMuhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,did? People say that drinking while sitting is Sunnah and not in the standing position. However, in one of your fatwas (50836), you quoted a hadith from An-Nasaa’i that says that the Prophet used to drink both standing and sitting (narrated by Aa'ishah,.. More

  • Delaying 'Asr and then forgetting to perform it Date: 16-1-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a question regarding the difference between neglecting and forgetting the prayer. If there are 30 minutes left for 'Asrand I wait with the intention of praying in about 15 minutes, and then, while I am eating, I forget about 'Asrand the sun goes down. Does this fall under neglect or forgetting, because I forgot at the end?.. More