548 fatwas

  • Reporting those who abuse asylum program to authorities Date: 9-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am a Muslim citizen of a Western country, and I appreciate that everybody respects the law and abides by the rules. Where I live, the government started a program so that individuals and organizations can sponsor Syrian refugees. Unfortunately, some immigration consultants are using this program to make a huge profit and use this.. More

  • Giving false information to receive welfare Date: 5-1-2017

    I am young and have finished high school. However, my grades were poor, so I took a pause of one year to improve my grades and start university next year. So I am unemployed, and I may also seek social welfare in my country because I do not have a job. While seeking social welfare, I fullfilled every criteria for it, but I did make a misstake twice... More

  • Mocking people unbecoming of Muslims Date: 2-1-2017

    What is the ruling on mocking one of the customs or rituals of the non-Muslims even though one fears that this may have been a custom sent down by Allaah to earlier specific generations? One such custom may be putting stickers on one's head, which Hindus do. I thought that this might be a custom sent by Allaah to a specific generation through an earlier.. More

  • What to do when others backbite Date: 2-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. If one cannot leave the place where backbiting is going on and people either do not stop when being asked to stop or do ot accept that what they do is backbiting and start arguing, can one put their fingers in their ears to block out their voices or put on a headset and listen to something beneficial?.. More

  • Resorting to talebearing to ward off harm Date: 28-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a question regarding something that my husband and I were talking about. My husband's youngest uncle has a child aged four. The uncle and his wife work very much, so the uncle's mom takes care of the child. I am often around at this family's house (my husband lives in other country), and I always see the uncle's mother hitting.. More

  • Ruling on cursing people and things Date: 27-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is the expression 'Goddammit' a very great sin, Islamically? .. More

  • Degree of authenticity of Ibn 'Abbaas's report about masturbation Date: 24-12-2016

    My question is the following; there is a hadith of Ibn 'Abbaas, may Allaah be pleased with him, in which one person came and asked him about masturbation and he turned in dislike and and said, "Marrying a slave girl is better than that, and it is better than fornication." My question is: is this hadith authentic? Please answer this question. .. More

  • Doubtful statement expressing amazement Date: 22-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. If I get surprised at a person's wit and say, "If only I could see what Allaah made him with," am Ia sinful? .. More

  • Abiding by terms and conditions of university Date: 22-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. My university requires me to perform one year of practical training in any organization. I started it in a company. Due to the bad environment there, I made a contract with the owner that allowed me to work in my dad's company, and I have to pay him a monthly sum in return for being outsourced. Afterwards, I convinced my dad to relieve.. More

  • Presenting fake certificate impermissible under all circumstances Date: 21-12-2016

    My father works in a haram bussinness, his bussinnes has been doing bad for the last two years and he barely provides for the family. Our other source of income is my sister. I am a high school graduate and I want to study medicine. In order to get into med school, I have to do a two-year pre-med course. My question is, since my sister is the one who.. More

  • Saying 'O mother' or 'O father' as exclamation Date: 20-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Sometimes, when we are surprised or hurt or find something funny, we say 'O my mother' or 'O dad'. Is there any sin on us for this? .. More

  • Asking Allah to remove fever without cursing it Date: 13-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. It is true, one must not curse fever, as that is forbidden. I want to know whether it would also be wrong for me to say, “Oh Allaah, I seek refuge with You from this fever or fever in general.” And what if I were to say, “Oh Allaah, take this fever away from me; heal me completely”?.. More

  • Saying ‘Rest in peace’ to deceased Muslim Date: 6-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, dear Scholars. I have a question regarding two conflicting statements. It is reported that ʿAbdullah ibn Masʿood, may Allaah be pleased with him, said,“There is no comfort or rest for the believer until he meets Allaah.” Wakeeʿ ibn Al-Jarraah, Al-Zuhd #86. It is reported that Masrooq, may Allaah have mercy with.. More

  • Ruling on students' inattentiveness in class Date: 30-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykhs. Is gossiping and playing mobile games by students sitting on the back bench while classes are going on a kind of cheating? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Swearing is dispraised habit of tongue Date: 30-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I know now that swearing is prohibited, but what if the swearing is not directed at someone, like when someone randomly swearswhen something bad happens or perhaps swears at an object, and not a person? .. More