837 fatwas

  • 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

  • Ahaadeeth about honoring scholars Date: 22-6-2016

    Is it true that Prophet Muhammed, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,said that we should honour anIslamic scholarwhenever we meet one at an occasion? Which hadith says that? .. More

  • Role of Muslim scholars in society Date: 4-6-2016

    What is the role of muslim scholars in society? .. More

  • Seeking knowledge or helping oppressed prisoners Date: 4-6-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I am a sister who tries to seek knowledge. I am campaigning for Muslim prisoners, and it is often difficult for me to keep up with both matters. My mind is busied with these thoughts every day. Both things are really time consuming, but I do not want to give up on seekig knowledge, nor do I want to.. More

  • Scholars who started seeking knowledge at older age Date: 2-6-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I would like to know which scholars, Companions, or Tabi'is (generation following the Companions) started to seek knowledge at an older age. I hope that you can provide me some examples and state the age when they started to seek knowledge. May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Breaking vow by mistake does not require expiation Date: 18-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I made a vow to Allaah and broke this vow by accident as I forgot about it. As soon as I remembered, I stopped what I was doing that broke the vow and have not made the same mistake again. Do I have to pay an expiation as I broke the vow although I did so by mistake? .. More