849 fatwas

  • Answering the Phone with "Salaam" in a Non-Muslim Country Date: 22-5-2002

    I live in a non-Islamic country (England). Every time I answer the phone I always say "Salaam". However, I was told recently that it is not permissible for me to do so, since many of the people phoning are English. Many ignore the saying and carry on as per usual; however, some do know how to reply and do so. Should I continue to say "Salaam" or not?.. More

  • Illness and dreams Date: 15-5-2002

    I want to get a Fatwa and some advice, I will tell you my situation.My sister has stomach cancer and she is hoping that she will be healed from her sickness. Since she had the illness she dreamed of Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) three times. In the first dream Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) was showing her the sky,.. More

  • What to say before and after a good gathering Date: 14-5-2002

    Kindly clarify the following:-What to say according to Sunnah before and after good gathering? Please give evidence... More

  • Broken promise to Allah Date: 13-5-2002

    I have made a promise to Allah but now I feel that I cannot fulfill my promise or commitment. Is there a penance for this situation?.. More

  • Broken promise to Allah Date: 5-5-2002

    I have made a promise to Allah if something happens in my life. But now I feel I can not fulfill my promise to Allah. Is there a penance for this?.. More

  • Shaking hands with husband's father Date: 4-5-2002

    Can a female shake hands with her father in-law (her husband's father) when she greets him?.. More

  • Shaking hands with non-Mahrams Date: 20-4-2002

    Recently I visited a Fatawa website. In response to a question the mufti stated it is permissible to shake hands with non-Mahrems, if it is done without desire. I have never read anything in the Hadith that state such. Can you please throw light on this matter?.. More

  • Saying "Allah Hafiz" Date: 9-4-2002

    Is saying "Allah Hafiz" allowed when we are leaving? In Pakistan, it is very common practice, and if some one says al-Salamu Alaikum when we are leaving, it is considered awkward. So I want to know if it is allowed to say "Allah Hafiz" instead of al-Salamu Alaikum?.. More

  • Punishments for disobedience/disrespect to teachers Date: 5-3-2002

    Please could you tell me- what are the punishments for disobeying/ disrespecting your teachers?.. More

  • Breaking one's oath not to do something Halal Date: 23-1-2002

    When I am angry, if I swore not to do something that is halal, is it haram to do it after this oath? .. More

  • Telling Bad Dreams Date: 20-1-2002

    Is it true that we are not suppose to tell anyone about a bad dream that we have because it might happen for real? .. More

  • Fulfilling a vow Date: 15-1-2002

    When my brother was ill, I prayed for his recovery and "promised" to fast two months if he did so. After two months he did. However, I am a diabetic with a heart problem and I receive insulin twice a day. So I have not fasted since his recovery. What can I do?.. More

  • Unconscious oath Date: 15-1-2002

    What is the required recompense for a Muslim when he violates (the type of swearing is when one swears by Allah about something has full awareness that what he is swearing by is true. What is the required recompense for a Muslim who violates this type of oath?.. More

  • Swearing an unintentional oath Date: 15-12-2001

    Once I said" Wallah" (By Allah) this house belongs to my friend and actually it was my uncle's house. I told so knowing that it is my uncle's house. But the word "Wallah" came out by mistake then I asked forgiveness of Allah. Now what should I do? Do I have to fast 3 days or not.?.. More

  • Husband talks on phone with women in language she does not understand Date: 15-12-2001

    I'm a 20 year-old Swedish revert to Islam and I married 6 months ago. My husband is from Somalia and takes care of a lot of things in the little ummah in our town. He has Qur'an classes, works in the mosque and such things. Often different woman call our house to speak to my husband. They are also from Somalia and some times they can speak for like.. More