847 fatwas

  • 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

  • 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