837 fatwas

  • Woman recounting dream to male student of knowledge Date: 3-1-2018

    Salam. I am presenting this question to clarify. Is it permissible for a woman who is covered from head to toe (including the eyes, but not her hands) to demonstrate in a video what occurred in her dream to a male student of knowledge given that the shape/size of her ‘Awrah (what should be covered of the body) appears due to putting a cloth around.. More

  • Seeking parents’ permission to enter upon them Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Do I need permission to enter my parents' room every time? They get annoyed by that and tell me to come in without asking. .. More

  • Seeking fatwa from several sources on same issue Date: 3-1-2018

    You rightly advised me recently to not consult many scholars on a single issue as it can lead to confusion. In the past 3-4 years, as I have been striving to increase my Islamic knowledge and correct practice of the religion, I would usually read and reference two prominent fatwa websites and two scholars, whose email ID's I have. I trust the religious.. More

  • Seeking permission before entering relatives' houses Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalamu alaykum. Is it obligatory to give the Salaam greeting and take permission before entering my relatives' house? Sometimes they open the door for me and I just enter without asking permission orally. Is that a sin? .. More

  • Vowing to renounce a recommended deed Date: 3-1-2018

    I was wondering, if a person makes a vow to renounce an act that is recommended, such as not reading/researching hadiths for a period of time or voluntary prayer, is it considered valid? .. More

  • Greeting a person by bowing is forbidden Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. In Japanese and Chinese culture, one has to bow down before his boss or superior. In Islam, however, it is haram to bow down before anybody other than Allah. What if we can make a way out? For example, if somebody just makes a gesture like slightly bending his back in front, suppose maximum 20 degrees, without bowing his head, which.. More

  • Whether saying 'I swear' is considered an oath Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. If I swore (I said, "Ana ahlif") that if someone brought up a certain topic, I would just leave the room every time, how do I nullify that oath? Unfortunately, I know that the person will continue to bring up that topic, and I do not want to be held liable for not upholding my oath. .. More

  • Making oath with Quran open in front of you Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaikum. Sir, I have a question regarding oaths. One day, I was sitting to recite the Tafseer (exegesis) of the Quran, which did not contain the whole Quran; it contains the Tafseer of the first two Surahs of the Quran only. So while the book was open, I had a quarrel with my husband, and in anger, I said that I will not do such and such job.. More

  • Expiation for breaking many oaths Date: 2-1-2018

    Dear Shaikh, I have broken many oaths, but I have repented now. My plan is to give expiation through money each day. For example, I will give 2 dollars for to a poor person each day for 10 days for one oath, and then another 10 days for another oath. My questions are: 1. Is it permissible to do this in this way? 2. What if I miss a day or two? Do.. More

  • Questions about returning Salaam Date: 1-1-2018

    I have some brief questions about the Salaam greeting: 1- If someone visits my home and says the Salaam but I do not want to accept him (for some reason), can I return the Salaam quietly? 2- If someone says the Salaam and he is far away (like by using sound system or mic) and no one answers him while even if I answer him, he will not hear it,.. More

  • Reading Aayat Al-Kursi before sleeping in daytime Date: 1-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Can I read Ayat Al-Kursi before sleeping in the daytime? .. More

  • Relating bad dream to others Date: 1-1-2018

    Salam. My friend, who is a few years older than me, and I planned yesterday that we should see each other today at 8AM for me to help her on her English. Last night, my grandma felt uneasy about me leaving. Then this morning, around 7:30 AM, my aunt approached me and told me that my grandpa who passed away in 2013 came into her dream and asked me, “Where.. More

  • Returning Salaam while praying Date: 27-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. My question has to do with responding to the Salaam greeting: 1) According to the Sunnah, if you are in a prayer and somebody greets you with the Salaam, you should answer by either raising your palm, raising your index finger, or nodding. My question is: what if the praying person is in the bowing position or in Tashahhud, or.. More

  • Supplicating before or after drinking Zamzam water Date: 27-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Shaykh,should one supplicate before drinking Aamzam water or after? I have come across two statements, one stating the former, and the other the latter. Please advise, Shaykh. May Allah reward you. .. More

  • Reading Soorah Al-Kaafiroon before sleeping Date: 26-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. My question is about guidance. A) Are there surahs or supplications that block sins? B) Does reading Surat Al-Kafiroon before sleeping make us immune to Shirk (polytheism)? Should we immediately go to sleep after reciting it, or can we recite others surahs and supplications after it also? Does it protect from major Shirk, minor.. More