837 fatwas

  • Studying body parts in course of studying medicine Date: 26-12-2017

    I am a female medical student. At graduate level, we study all subjects (total 11 in number with subdivisions), and we do post graduate in a particular subject (along with related subjects) to be specialist of that subject. In the post graduate level, there are numerous subjects. I have some questions regarding this matter: 1) Is it permitted for.. More

  • Oath must be verbalized to be binding Date: 21-12-2017

    I broke my oath to Allah on my heart (without saying it). Should I offer an expiation? .. More

  • Whether repeated breaking of vow or oath requires repeated expiation Date: 14-12-2017

    Suppose that I made a vow (Nadhr) to do something daily and I could not do that for five days. Do I need to expiate five times for that? Or is one expiation enough? And is the same ruling apply on an oath (Yameen)? .. More

  • Visiting country that compels visitors to bow to statues Date: 11-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I may be travelling to Asia next year and learn about their history, which can expand one's knowledge. The country which I am most interested in is North Korea, which is beautiful, and it is actually safe for visitors. However, there are potentional problems there. According to the tour group, it says that if you visit Pyongyang,.. More

  • Refraining from greeting dissolute person with Salaam Date: 5-12-2017

    Is there any restriction or is it disliked to give the Salaam greeting to a drug addict Muslim or a Muslim who does very big sins openly? One of our local imams mentioned it recently at the time of discussing the benefit of giving the Salaam in Islam. .. More

  • Living in society where entering upon parents without permission is acceptable Date: 30-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have come to know from Surat An-Noor that children, when they become adult, should seek permission to enter their parents' rooms. But in my country and culture, we do not seek permission at all. That is kind of an acceptable thing. Moreover, in most cases, the door of the parents' rooms are kept open, and seeking permission becomes.. More

  • Asking hypothetical questions is disliked Date: 4-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum rahmatullaah, dear Brother. If I were in the situation that there are only three people in this world: my mother, my wife, and myself, and my mother and my wife are drowning in the sea, and I can save only one of them. Who should I save? Please reply in the light of the Quran and the Sunnah. May Allah reward you. .. More

  • Failure to fulfil vow to fast three months in three years Date: 2-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Sir, my question is regarding making a promise to Allah, the Exalted, and then not fulfill it. Before my marriage, I prayed to Allah that if I would get married to such-and-such, I would keep 30 fasts every year for the first 3 years of marriage (apart from Ramadan). Praise be to Allah, I did get married to that desired person with.. More

  • Greeting person or supplicating Allah in his favor hoping they would do us a favor Date: 23-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is greeting any Muslim with the Salaam or supplicating for them when we want a favor from them a kind of showing off? .. More

  • Tradition of kissing someone's hand then touching it with forehead Date: 17-10-2017

    In Turkish culture, one kisses the back of someone's hand to show respect. First he kisses the back of the person's hand, and then he he touches his forehead with it. Is this permissible? I read that it is permissible, but is this true? Should we warn the common people from taking advice from someone who says this? .. More

  • Learning knowledge from fatwa websites Date: 18-9-2017

    Shaykh, as far I know, it is obligatory for me to know how to recite the Quran and know its meaning so that I can act according to it, so I have no question about that. However, I am confused regarding whether reading Tafseer (exegesis) of the Quran and books on Tawheed (pure monotheism) and the correct ‘Aqeedah (creed) separately is obligatory or.. More

  • Taking knowledge from people of innovation Date: 11-9-2017

    Is one allowed to take knowledge from internet pages which belong to the people of innovation? If not, then what should I do given that I took most of my knowledge from there? Am I obliged to renew all my knowledge, or is it valid? .. More

  • Returning Salaam addressed to other person - Using exclamation 'Jeez' Date: 10-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have 2 questions: 1. If I hear someone give the Salaam greeting to another person (not me), do I have to answer it? For instance, if I hear a stranger say the Salaam to a person beside him (not me), and I am nearby, should I answer it too (in case the person did not answer his Salaam)? 2. Is saying "jeez" sinful? As we know,.. More

  • Salaam greeting should precede any other speech Date: 10-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a question regarding this hadith: "The Salaam is to be said before asking any questions, so whoever asks you a question before giving the Salaam, do not answer him." Is it Saheeh (authentic), and does it apply in all situations? For example, what if my parents come to me and ask me a question without starting with the Salaam? .. More

  • Sending greetings of peace to person with another person Date: 7-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. Is it allowed to convey one’s Salaam (greeting) to another individual? For instance, my friend says to me “Send my Salaam to your mother and father;” or “Give my Salaam to your uncle when you reach your home.” This method of conveying one’s Salaam to another individual is very widespread.. More