552 fatwas

  • 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

  • Hearing backbiting unintentionally Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum Scholars. A few days ago, I was in the masjid, and I was praying a voluntary prayer on the second floor. On the first floor, there were two imams who were having a discussion. I think I heard clear backbiting (and Allaah knows best) while I was praying. Do I bear the sin of the listener to backbiting despite the fact that I was praying.. More

  • Lying in non-Muslim court to get one's rights Date: 30-12-2017

    An orphan revert with four children is due compensation and money for her kids from her ex-husband, who abused her for 13 years and is a disbeliever, and he is rich but has not been paying anything for the children. However, in order to get what she is due and to get the rights of her children, she has been asked to tell some lies in court. Her ex-husband.. More

  • Difference between pride and arrogance Date: 30-12-2017

    What is the difference between pride and arrogance? In which case is pride permitted? Please, kindly give examples of behaviour which indicates arrogance. Is looking down upon people considered arrogance? .. More

  • Saying to someone: I am well by the blessing of your supplication. Date: 28-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. There are many ignorant people who, whenever I ask them, “How are you?” reply, “I am well, by the blessings of your supplication,” though I have not supplicated for them. They do not say, “I am well by the mercy of Allaah.” Is this type of saying permitted? .. More

  • Whether recounting person's injustice constitutes backbiting Date: 28-12-2017

    Hi, Shaykh. I have a question. Please advise me on what to do. I am a married Muslim woman; I have been married for three years now. I have a sister-in-law who has been treating me really bad, and I used to tell people,like her cousins and so, what she used to do to me. I never said anything false and never added anything to what she did, and they reported.. More

  • Hadeeth about Companion who claimed to have had an argument with his father Date: 28-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have read a hadith about a Companion who will enter Paradise. In this hadith, another Companion told him a white lie, saying that he had had a dispute with his father and had to stay outside the home for three nights. Is that type of white lie permissible? .. More

  • Laughing loudly is disliked Date: 27-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I would like to know whether laughing out loud is haram in Islam; and secondly, someone mentioned that laughing loudly is a devil's laugh and that we should refrain from laughing loudly. Kindly advise with references. Salaam. .. More

  • Calling someone ‘m love’ or ‘my life’ Date: 27-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Can I call someone ‘my love’? Also, the word ‘Jani’ means life in my language, can I call someone with that, and also, can I say that I won a match because of a person's match-winning performance, or do I have to say, “I won because of Allah”? Also, why do we call Allah the ‘Greatest’? If there is no one great around.. More

  • Talking about one who wronged you is not backbiting Date: 27-12-2017

    If I narrate something (i.e. some wrongdoing) that someone or some people did to me without specifying their names and their appearances, and I use general terms like “they”, “some people” etc. because I do not want to fall into the sin of backbiting and I talk about it with some people and then they tell me that they know who I am talking about.. More