845 fatwas

  • Speaking before others in a language they do not understand Date: 4-7-2004

    I would like to know the ruling from the Quran and the Sunnah in regards to a group of people who constantly speak their native language in front of others who do not understand this language. Can you please provide the proof for this? Thank you.. More

  • Bowing down when greeting and other unacceptable practices Date: 4-7-2004

    The Bengali Muslims follow a custom which the Hindu's do. They bow down and take salaam from their parent's feet, their elders and when they get married to their in- laws. So far from what I know this is not correct, and it is not a Sunnah of the prophet SAW. How do I explain this to my parents and elderly... since I have stopped doing this and.. More

  • Fiqh and its importance Date: 24-6-2004

    Why is Fiqh necessary? What is its importance? .. More

  • Made a vow to Allah Date: 15-6-2004

    I pledged that if and when ALLAH helped me find my job, I would sacrifice two goats, offer nawafil and would fast three days. I never ever pledged in the sense that ALLAH would hasten things for me if I offer my pledge; rather I did it just for thankfulness for His blessing. Now I want to inquire if it is right to do it, I mean if one can offer.. More

  • Prounouncing the Shahadah before sleeping Date: 8-6-2004

    Is it obligatory to say the Shahada when going to sleep?.. More

  • Donating expiation of oath to organizations for the poor Date: 25-5-2004

    I want to pay a Kaffarat Yameen (money for expiation of oath) as a cash donation to an organization that distributes money to the poor. Due to donation restrictions in the United States, I thought to pay it to our local Islamic center, which uses money for improving the center building. Will this be considered okay, even if the money did not.. More

  • Events that occur while sleeping Date: 16-5-2004

    Can you explain about the (Nafs) soul that goes up to the skies during sleep, because it has happened to me many times this year? I’ve been having many problems and I have been praying to Allah. One night I saw a strong light and I heard noises too. When I opened my eyes I was in my room right away... More

  • Men kissing men on their cheeks Date: 13-5-2004

    Is it permissible for men to kiss each other in the cheeks like most Arabs and Mediterranean people do?.. More

  • Men greeting marriageable women Date: 2-5-2004

    1. What is the difference between Nabi and Rasul that is different between prophet and messenger? 2. Can a man say 'Al-Salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakathu' to a woman whether she is at her home and the man is a guest or they met in a way (journey) and she is not from the Muharamat? Is saying 'Al-salamu Alaikum' by a man to a woman or the opposite.. More

  • Broke a vow, had sexual intercourse, and is addicted to masturbation Date: 26-4-2004

    I have three questions: 1) will Allah forgive meifI said to my mother that I will never smoke again and if I did may Allah put me in Jahannam or Hell?2) Can I be forgiven if Ihad sexual intercourse knowingit was wrong but did it anyway just to see how it feels?3) I am addicted to masturbation and Ifeel there's no cure. I have fasted, prayed, kept.. More

  • Bowing to a ruler Date: 24-4-2004

    What is the ruling of a "Muslim" ruler that makes some of his Muslim subjects bow to him as a sign of allegiance? Is he still considered Muslim?.. More

  • Needs help with questions about Islam Date: 22-4-2004

    I'm a 20 year-old Pakistani girl of a Muslim family.I just recently realised that I am not a true Muslim and Iwant to be. The problem arises whenI ask questionsabout my religion and howto beon the right pathI get different answers. I'm just so confused.I don't know whom to consult and how toclear my doubts. Iwent through your website and think.. More

  • Problem with sleeping if stressed or worried Date: 22-4-2004

    I have a problem with sleeping, especially if I am stressed or worried about something. Can you give me a Du'a which I can read before I go to bed? .. More

  • Studying in Tarim, Yemen Date: 10-4-2004

    Here in Sweden we have many young students who have already gone, and others planning to go, to study in a specific traditional Islamic school inTarim, Yemen. What advice can you give us about this school? .. More

  • Has strong desire to see Prophet in dream Date: 10-4-2004

    Being a Muslim, like other Muslims, I have very strong desire to see Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam). Is it possible for me to do so, if yes, is there any specific "Wazeefa" would be helpful in order to achieve this goal... More