548 fatwas

  • 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

  • Lying to clients for work Date: 27-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am a single woman and live with my parents. I got an opportunity to work from home for a call centre. I am from South Asia and have to make calls to Europe. I should lie to the clients and tell them that I am calling from Europe. I am so worried and confused regarding whether I am doing a sin. If I do not do this, then I have to.. More

  • Lying about being unmarried for protection Date: 26-12-2017

    Salaam. Am I able to lie and say that I am married when I am not? (I am divorced and have no intention of ever marrying again.) I live alone and am fully dependable on myself for survival. My job requires interaction with males for business purposes. However, I am being treated with disrespect by my own people, and I no longer wish to work with them,.. More

  • Lying about nationality to receive scholarship Date: 20-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. There is an American company that offers a global online scholarship about technology. However, you are from some specific countries, you are not eligible to participate in it, and I am from one of those banned countries. I contacted them to get an explanation regarding this restriction, and they said.. More

  • Suspecting that fiancé masturbates and watches pornography Date: 14-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I found out that my fiancé masturbates and watches bad videos. He would “like” a comment on Facebook about a shaykh speaking about how to get rid of this, and this is how I knew. He also hinted before to me that he does it and tries to stop. I feel devastated for two reasons: he is perfect in every other way. I am also devastated.. More