845 fatwas

  • Seeking knowledge or helping oppressed prisoners Date: 4-6-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I am a sister who tries to seek knowledge. I am campaigning for Muslim prisoners, and it is often difficult for me to keep up with both matters. My mind is busied with these thoughts every day. Both things are really time consuming, but I do not want to give up on seekig knowledge, nor do I want to.. More

  • Scholars who started seeking knowledge at older age Date: 2-6-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I would like to know which scholars, Companions, or Tabi'is (generation following the Companions) started to seek knowledge at an older age. I hope that you can provide me some examples and state the age when they started to seek knowledge. May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Breaking vow by mistake does not require expiation Date: 18-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I made a vow to Allaah and broke this vow by accident as I forgot about it. As soon as I remembered, I stopped what I was doing that broke the vow and have not made the same mistake again. Do I have to pay an expiation as I broke the vow although I did so by mistake? .. More

  • Doubts about studying engineering Date: 17-5-2016

    Shaykh, I want to learn engineering, but I worry about my salary when I will get a job because most companies in wich people work get their intial income from a haram source. wWat advice do you give me? Should I learn the subject or stop right now and not waste my time and money? .. More

  • What to say upon sneezing, yawning, and burping Date: 16-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. What should a person say upon burping, sneezing and yawning? Wassalaam. .. More

  • Saying 'Fee amaanillaah' when leaving someone Date: 27-4-2016

    Is it permissible to say, 'Fee amaanillah' to someone when leaving him? .. More

  • Saying assalaamu 'alaykum in English Date: 21-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. What is the meaning of 'assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu'? Is it correct to say 'peace be upon you' in English instead of Arabic ? .. More

  • Giving poor brother money one vowed to give to masjid Date: 20-4-2016

    Dear scholar, assalaamu alaykum. I have been working for a private institution since 2000. In the year 2003, I had to undergo major neck surgery and was on leave for one month. I told Allaah that if I kept my job, I would donate Rs.100/- every month to the masjid for as long as I kept it. By the grace of Allaah, I am still working, but since October.. More

  • Licking fingers and eating from one plate Sunnah Date: 27-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I want a few clarifications regarding some manners of eating 1. Is it from the Sunnah to lick your fingers and wipe the plate with your fingers after finishing meals? My family members find it disgusting when I clean the plate like this while telling them that this is a sunnah of our beloved prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam. 2... More

  • Swearing that a given piece of information is true but realizing later that it is faulty Date: 23-3-2016

    In Surah Qiyaamah, Allaah says that the collection and recitation is upon Him. Does that mean that all reciters and imams who recite publicly and in prayer are not faulty in recitation ever? I had waswaas (devilish whisperings) on whether they are faulty in reciting or not. When I learned about this verse, I swore that they are not faulty. I am confused.. More

  • Peeping at people without their permission Date: 22-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I suffer from OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)and prolonged vacations worsen my condition. Last night, something happened that reminded me of an incident that happened 8.5 years backs. We visited our relatives in india, and, once, I was changing clothes in a room when I noticed my cousin peering through a small gap in the window... More

  • Nodding to show approval is not prohibited Date: 15-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Hello, while I was on the internet, I read that some people were saying that nodding is haram because some people say that it is like bowing. I want to know the truth about this as I was watching a video and nodded in agreement with the person speaking. What do you say about this? .. More

  • Asking useless questions Date: 6-3-2016

    Is it true that Allaah gave Idrees, may Allaah exalt his mention, food from Paradise? And Why? .. More

  • Asking useless questions Date: 6-3-2016

    Is it true that Allaah appointed a crow for Ilyaas, may Allaah exalt his mention, to get bread for him. .. More

  • Specializing in more than one branch of knowledge Date: 5-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I heard that it is really hard to specialize in more that one subject for scholars. Is that true or can a scholar be a specialist in more than one field? Also, what advice can you give to someone who wants to become a student of knowledge? .. More