559 fatwas

  • Asking people for help in general matters Date: 18-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, in the Name of Allaah! Is it permissible for a Muslim to ask his fellow Muslims for help in general matters like, for example: 1) Could you get me a mobile from abroad; I will pay you money? 2) A woman asking her husband to get some sweets from the shop? 3) Asking a Muslim friend to give you notes to study for an exam? 4) Asking an.. More

  • Lying about identity to market product online Date: 17-9-2016

    What is the ruling on affiliate marketing on the Internet? Sometimes, people use a fake ID to market their product. For example, I do not live in Qatar, but I create a Facebook account and put my country name as Qatar in order to target Qatari people to buy my product online. Is this kind of marketing halal or haram? .. More

  • Lying to parents about how suitor met their daughter Date: 8-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I met a girl through a website dedicated to teaching English. I am a fluent English speaker, and she needed help. After speaking a few times, it became apparent that there is a mutual attraction, and we decided to end communication unless I can speak with her family. I am new in Egypt, she is 17 years younger than me, and I am still.. More

  • Calling someone mad for leaving masjid right after prayer Date: 11-7-2016

    Oftentimes, when someone gets up to leave the masjid straight after the congregation ends, some people comment, ''This man becomes mad for going out of the masjid.'' Is this a sinful comment (because of using the word ''mad'')? .. More

  • Lying to parent about exact amount of tuition Date: 10-7-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please, what is the ruling on one who collected an amount for tuition from his father that was higher than the actual fee. For example, the tuition costs $1,000, but he needed more than that, and knowing that it would be tough for him to get more than that, he told his father that it costs $1,150. Is this permissible? Wassalaam. .. More

  • Saying ‘Glory be to’ to other than Allaah Date: 10-7-2016

    Our Shaykh, is one allowed to say ''Glory'' to someone other than Allaah, or is that Shirk (polytheism)? For example: Glory be to Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, or to Abu Bakr, may Allaah be pleased with him, or to some simple man. May Allah reward you, our Shaykh. .. More

  • Presenting false information to receive government aid Date: 7-6-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I wanted to ask if food stamps and the WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program forWomen, Infants, and Children) are haram or not? These consist of financial assistance with food. When we show them a proof of income while applying for this assistance, we show them a lower income than I make because I cannot afford much. Is this.. More

  • Warning people against dissolute person Date: 18-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum dear Scholars. A member of the community who gives dawah (proselytization) has been giving dawah to women for the past two years. It has become known to members of the community that this brother who gives dawah has fallen into sin with women due to different sisters coming forward with stories of this brother trying to make advances.. More

  • Mother saying to son: Go away, you do not have a mother anymore Date: 16-5-2016

    Dear Brother/sister, assalaamu alaykum. If a mother is angry and tells her son, "Go away, you do not have a mother anymore;" how wrong is this kind of expression according to Islam? .. More

  • Saying ‘Oh my God’ permissible Date: 16-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Could you please tell me about the permissibility of common phrases like 'oh my God'? I speak a lot in English and find myself using such common phrases but I do not know whether they are considered permissible or not. Also, I was just recently cracking a joke to a colleague of mine, where I took the phrase 'The road to hell is paved.. More

  • Ruling on skipping classes Date: 12-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Could you please throw some light on the subject of skipping classes in college and school according to Islam? Also, please explain how to deal with Muslim friends who do so. May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Hacking computer game to win vouchers Date: 12-5-2016

    There is a food company that offers free vouchers of sandwiches if you are among the top scorers. The game can be hacked, and the hacker can change its source code and thus make it into the top scorer list. If the hacker wins by changing the game mechanics, will these sandwiches be halal for him or not? Please note that no rules and regulations have.. More

  • One should not praise himself for doing good Date: 12-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. If we are able to perform good deeds and refrain from sinning, then we thank Allaah for having enabled us to do that; however, if we sin, then we only blame ourselves. Why is that so? Given that Allaah gave man the free choice between good and evil, can we not praise ourselves if we do good deeds and refrain from sinning? In the end,.. More

  • Lying in job interview Date: 4-5-2016

    Assalaam aleykum. I am able to meet the minimum requirements of my job, but I am not able to excel in it because of a few deficiencies in me. I worry because I have hidden or lied about some of these deficiencies during the interview. Does this make the earnings of my job haram? .. More

  • Forging papers to work as a taxi driver Date: 27-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am indebted, and I have a daughter to provide for and my family and so on. I cannot find a halal job. I can find jobs where I do not pay taxes, like in a pizzabar and so on, but I think thateven that is considered haram, is it not? My only way to get out of this problem is to cheat on my papers for getting a taxi card so that I.. More