546 fatwas

  • Resorting to fraud to receive government benefits Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. My family is involved in benefit fraud. When I decided to move back in, my mum told me not to inform the council as this would reduce her benefits, so my uncle registered me on my grandad's address. I found work within a fortnight,but I was greedy for money, so I justified the lies. I recently quit my job, as it was haram. I am repenting.. More

  • Difference between Thunoob and Sayyi'aat Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh, Shaykhs. Can you please define Zunooband Sayyi’aat. Are they different? If yes, please explain the difference. And does one of them cover the other one? I mean, do Zunoob also include Sayyi’aat and vice versa? May Allah reward you, respected Shaykhs. .. More

  • Getting marks for test without taking it Date: 3-1-2018

    Yesterday, I went to do the examination of microbiology. Our respected teacher asked questions to all of the students except for me. Am I accountable for this? I was trying to keep away from his sight by hiding behind students, but he passed my exam by giving me 7 out of 10. Is l this considered cheating? Will this make my earning haram? .. More

  • Accessing online courses in indirect ways Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. There are many websites online that provide paid educational courses on programming, graphic designing, etc. There may be some ways to access/download them, and I want to know if these are allowed: 1. If one pays and enrolls in a course which was meant for individual use only, can he share his account details or the files with.. More

  • Falsifying date to avoid paying penalty Date: 3-1-2018

    Nearly 15 years ago, a person rented a house from a company, and the agreement was to give four weeks notice before leaving, and otherwise they would have to pay one month's rent. When he was going to leave the rented house, he planned to give four weeks notice, but he became busy and could only send notice two weeks before leaving, but on the notice,.. More

  • Warning people about cheaters is not backbiting Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. We have come here in India for medical treatment, and my father was explaining his problem and treatment until it reached the point of gossip. People usually use translators because they do not know Urdu. So he was explaining about them how they trick people, obtain money, etc. even though they are Muslim, but they have gone as far.. More

  • Definition of evildoing and sinning openly Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Can you explain what evildoing is and when a believer becomes an evildoer? As for the hadith which says that Allah will not forgove a person who sins openly; does this mean that he will surely be thrown into the Fire, or may Allah forgive him if He wills and is that just a warning from the Prophet,.. More

  • Conditions of praising a person Date: 3-1-2018

    Can you please explain the guidelines of praising others, and when it is permissible or when it is blameworthy? The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,said that if anyone praises you, you should put dirt in his mouth. Please explain. .. More

  • Cheating in college attendance, and meaning of Date: 3-1-2018

    Asslaamu alaykum. Shaykh, my questions are the following: 1. In my college, I do not attend the lectures and ask my friend to sign for my attendance. Is there a sin on me because the teacher thinks that I am present while I am not? 2. Can you explain the meaning of 'Rabitat'; it is mentioned in the last verse of Surat Aal-‘Imraan. .. More

  • Using Algerian expression ‘me and Allah’ to mean being alone Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum, Scholars. Yesterday, when I entered my grandmother's home, I asked whether they were alone in the house (my grandmother and my aunt) or if there was any guest in the house. She said, “No, we are just the two of us (my granmother and my aunt) and Allah.” This is a typicall expression here in Algeria, which is said, for instance,.. More

  • Chain mail that asks people to click ‘like’ if they love Allah Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. Sometimes, there are people who post some chainmail saying something like, “‘Like’ if you love Allah, and ignore if you do not care.” My parents said that it does not matter whether I click ‘like’ or not, because what matters is what I actually feel towards Allah. In such case, is it my obligation to click ‘like’?.. More

  • Overhearing answer while taking admission exam Date: 2-1-2018

    Is it permissible for me to continue my studies? Assalaamu alaykum. In my medical admission test, I gave one MCQ (multiple choice question) question's answer by hearing it from others. I did not ask anyone to tell me the answer. What happened is that others were cheating by discussing the answer, and I heard the answer intentionally. I gave all the.. More

  • Repentance from committing slander Date: 2-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is the following statement considered slander, bad thought, or accusing another in a scenario in which the reality is opposite to the statement: “I think he said something (and thereafter this issue was raised and became a problem, because it happened after we had somewhat of a confrontation)” - i.e. the reality is that the person.. More

  • Helping Muslim students against discrimination by raising their grades Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Dear scholars, today I am going to ask whether a certain action is valid or not. I am from Ethiopia, a country in which Muslims are a minority. I am a university instructor teaching higher institutional students. The number of Muslim students is very low compared to the other students, especially the.. More

  • Whether answering questions based on guessing is considered lying Date: 31-12-2017

    We need to obey the laws of our country if they do not command us to commit a sin. So if I am learning for the driving test and the question is something like "What are you not allowed to do?" and I do not know the answer but ponder and answer what I think is most likely, am I lying or saying that something is halal or haram without knowledge? Is this.. More