837 fatwas

  • Vowing to wear hijab if accepted in certain school Date: 5-3-2017

    I said, "If I get accepted into this school, I will start wearing a hijab." Is this considered a vow? I read somewhere on this website that if something is already obligatory, then the vow is invalid? I am striving to start wearing the hijab soon, but I want to wear it in my own time and when I am ready so that I do not take it off, as I have worn it.. More

  • Permissibility of greeting non-Mahram women if there is no fear of temptation Date: 5-3-2017

    Assalaamo alaykum Scholars. The shaykh I usually ask for fatwas told me that greeting non-Mahram (permanently unmarriageable) women is haram. I apply that, praise be to Allaah, and if they are muslims I do not care, but there are certain people whom I have tried to avoid greeting, but it has been really diffiuclt. This is when I encounter my teacher.. More

  • Benefiting from open-learning websites Date: 1-3-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum Shaykhs. In general, open learning websites offer courses on many beneficial subjects. But they also contain courses on forbidden subjects, photos of women/other forbidden images, and adds of forbidden things. Can I go to these websites to do permissible courses only? Or should I avoid these websites completely? I would be gratefulif.. More

  • Failing to act upon non-religious knowledge that one learned Date: 23-2-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. It is true that if a person does not implement what the person learns of the religious knowledge, then they are sinful. My question is about the knowledge outside the religion that one has, is it true for that too? I studied dental hygiene, hence if I do not implement what I learned and do not.. More

  • Whether it is from Sunnah to say 'Salaam' thrice to group of people Date: 23-2-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. Is it from the Sunnah to say the 'Salaam' thrice when saying it to a group of people? I am asking because of the following hadith: Anas, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported, “Whenever the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,said something, he would repeat his words thrice so that.. More

  • Accepting invitation of poor to eat with them Date: 20-2-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. If some poor people are eating and I pass by them and they invite me to join them, should I do so? .. More

  • Doubting one's understanding of Hadeeth Date: 16-2-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. Is it right or wrong if I read a hadith and act upon what I understand from it, if it is not something wrong? Like, for example, if I read a hadith about honey, but I do not know if the hadith is referring to only honey or to drink it while mixing it in water, if I do mix it in water and drink.. More

  • Whether Allah touched anyone in dream other than Muhammad, sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam Date: 18-1-2017

    Hello. I am interested to know, has anyone exept our Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,been touched in a dream by Allaah? Is that even possible? Did anyone dream of Allaah in any form that Allaah touches him in a dream? Is that possible? Thank you. .. More

  • No sin in denying someone something and then giving it to him Date: 29-12-2016

    If I tell someone that I will never give him something and I then give it to him later, willI be sinning? For example, if my mother told me that she will never give me this mobile phone although I wanted that phone, and then some days later she lets me have it, is she sinning? And am I sinning by accepting that mobile phone? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Swearing by created things when asking Allah for forgiveness Date: 28-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. This morning, I was supplicating, and I was saying something along the lines of, ‘O Allaah, forgive me by the multitude of your creation, by the sunrise and the sunset’. I did not intend to swear by other than Allaah; it just sort of came out of my mouth. I feel horrible, especially given that it.. More

  • Swearing by Quran is a binding oath Date: 14-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I was very upset and depressed one day. In this situation, I swore on the Quran not to get married if my brother would not receive my call in the time required for performing ablution and praying the 'Asr. I performed ablution and, as I stood for the prayer, I was crying and asked Allaah to please forgive me as I cannot fullfill this... More

  • Studying for subject during lecture on another subject Date: 23-11-2016

    Assalamu alaykum, Shaykhs. I am a medical student and have a vast syllabus. There are examinations frequently. Some teachers' classes are not good and not beneficial. So I read the exam topics in those classes, otherwise I have trouble to cover all topics and will have trouble in doing other works in my home. I usually sit in the middle row so that.. More

  • Paying expiation from money received as gift Date: 22-11-2016

    If a person broke an oath to Allah and has to give an expiation but does earn any money, then do they have to use the money that they received as a gift to feed the poor? Or is it sufficient for them to fast given that they do not have an income? .. More

  • Inability to fulfil vow of fasting because of heat and long days Date: 13-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. A Muslim man who is 32 years old said that if he gets selected for a particular university to do a job, he will fast two months consecutively to thank Allaah. He said this in the year 2009. Then he cleared the interview and so on and got selected in 2009 itself. However, till now, he has not been able to fast because he is in one.. More

  • Eating nude while alone or with wife Date: 12-11-2016

    Is one allowed to sometimeseat nude while alone or with his wife at home? .. More