847 fatwas

  • 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

  • Giving food of expiation to beggars Date: 2-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. In the previous question, you said that we can give the food (for breaking a vow) to 10 beggars. However, in the Quran and a hadith, the Miskeen (the poor and needy person) is described as the one who is in need but who does not show it to other people and of whom people may think that he is well off. So how can beggars fit into this.. More

  • Whom to follow when scholars differ in grading Hadeeth Date: 24-10-2016

    My question is regarding the grade of hadiths; there are some hadiths concerning which Hadith scholars differ in grading them; like, there is a hadith in which Prophet Muhammed, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said thatknowledge is obligatory upon every muslim, so on this hadith, Hadith scholars differed; some say that it is an authnetic hadith, and.. More

  • Doubting whether one made vow or not Date: 27-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I will describe two situations, but both of them are related to the same topic and ask similar questions. 1) "I will never leave praying Tahajjud (night prayer)," or, " I promise you O, Allaah, that I will always pray Tahajjud," or, " By Allaah, I will always pray Tahajjud," or the like. I am not sure nor do I remember clearly whether.. More

  • Learning worldly sciences is communal obligation Date: 19-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am from Bangladesh. In my country, Islamic studies are not taught appropriately in normal schools. So, for many years, the best centers for Islamic studies were madrasas. The poor people can afford to send their kids in these madrasas, praise be to Allaah. Recently, some of the islamic activists of our country opened Islamic schools.. More

  • Expiating for breaking oath several times regarding only one thing Date: 19-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaah. I used to think one was to offer an expiation for every single broken oath made to Allaah, The Exalted, irrespective of whether they have to do with the same action or not, but according to fatwa no 311782 and after some recent reading and research, it seems to me that one only has to offer one expiation if the multiple.. More

  • Reward of learning worldly knowledge Date: 11-7-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum Scholar. I would be happy if you did not cite any other fatwas. Please answer it directly. Is there any reward from Allaah for getting a worldly education or knowledge, both for males and females? .. More

  • Drinking from same cup a non-Mahram drank from Date: 11-7-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please do not refer me to other fatwas. Last time, you mentioned other fatwas, and I cannot understand that way. You told me that one is allowed to drink the remaining water of a marriageable person. How could this be allowed in Islam; is drinking the remaining water of one who has placed their lips on the glass permissible for another.. More

  • Refusing to let wife and children memorize Quran at Islamic center Date: 11-7-2016

    In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaah. I want my kids and I to get an Islamic Education, especially through memorizing the Quran in an Islamic center, but my husband does not support this idea, and he is not here with us as he travelled to America over the years in search of wealth. What are my.. More

  • Statements of 'Ali about scholars Date: 2-7-2016

    Did‘Ali, may Allaah be pleased with him,say, “I am the slave of the one who teaches me a single letter of the alphabet.” Please give the reference. If it is not a true statement, then please give an authenticsaying from‘Ali, may Allaah be pleased with him,about the importance of a teacher. .. More

  • Reciting last verses of Aal-'Imraan before sleeping Date: 27-6-2016

    Is it authentic that if someone recites the last few verses of Aal-'Imraan before sleeping at night, they will get a reward equalto that of someone who prays voluntary prayers the whole night? Please provide detailed information. May Allaah, The Exalted, reward you. .. More