548 fatwas

  • Paraphrasing from works of other writers Date: 13-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am going to write a scientific work. If I read articles on the internet or from books and then paraphrased several paragraphs (I read and understand the idea and then write it again in my own language/style), is this considered cheating and sinful? Please reply, and may Allaah bless you. .. More

  • College degree obtained by cheating in exams Date: 13-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. On your website, there is the following question: "I would like to know whether we can use forged certificates for any job?" Your answer included this citation: "Know that if having a genuine certificate is a condition to be accepted for the job, then it is not permissible to provide a forged certificate. If the people you want to.. More

  • Using an object whose owner cursed Date: 11-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. If someone says, "Damn it," whether deliberate or not, to an object, does it become haram for him to keep it in possession? Also, I wear a robe that covers until my thigh and a long loose skirt when I pray at home. If someone were to peek from exactly below the robe (which of course does not happen), my ʻAwrah (what should be.. More

  • Copying someone's signature with his permission Date: 11-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Suppose that I need to withdraw money frm my account and I cannot go to the bank myself, so my brother goes to the bank and copies my signature on the cheque with my permission to withdraw money, is that allowed? .. More

  • Unintentional backbiting Date: 9-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have two questions regarding backbiting: 1. If a person backbites another person accidentally, unintentionally or out of forgetfulness, does he still bear the sin of backbiting? 2. If the backbitten person does not get offended of what was said behind his back, then does the backbiter still bear the sin of backbiting? May.. More

  • Joking about bad conditions in one's country Date: 8-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Scholar. In Algeria, things do not work well. Algeria is very dirty (I mean the streets and the roads), and there are many other things. Sometimes we make fun of the country regarding the things that happen in Algeria which should be the opposite of what actually happens in Algeria. We also make jokes. However, notice that we do so.. More

  • Saying to another: ‘Give me some of your rewards’ Date: 22-8-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Oftentimes, a man says something like, "Brother, give me some of your rewards, as you have earned much reward by doing much good deeds,"to another who is more pious. Is this Shirk (polytheism) given that no one except Allah can give this reward? .. More

  • Writing false information in CV Date: 22-8-2017

    I work as an IT engineer for an engineering firm. When I applied for the job, I listed a Microsoft certification on my CV, under the college where I studied at, but I have not passed it yet, and it does not say specifically say that I have passed it, but it could have deceived the recruiter into thinking that I passed it. (My recruiters for the job.. More

  • Ruling on mocking insects Date: 3-8-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. A fellow student showed me a video comic about a bee "sexually" (non-graphic) violating a flower. She only showed it to me because she finds the voice of the bee in the comic funny. That left me wondering; is mocking bees considered a major sin? After all, they are mentioned in the Quran. I am afraid, because I may have smiled during.. More

  • Failing to forbid backbiting out of shyness Date: 24-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Scholar. First, I want to thank you all for answering my questions. I have a problem: whenever I hear Gheebah (backbiting), I almost always feel to shy to react. However, this does not happen with everyone; there are situations in which I do not feel shy to correct certain people. And as we know, Gheebah may be the most common sin.. More

  • Reading Quran and watching pornography on same device Date: 17-7-2017

    What is the ruling on the one who reads the Quran and watches pornography on the same device? Is it Kufr (disbelief) because he is degrading the Quran? What is the ruling on sending Quranic verses on Facebook, on which you can find sexual content also? .. More

  • Ruling on certificate and earnings if one cheated on exams Date: 15-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. In my first professional examination, I gave three or four written exams out of six exams by knowing the questions of the exam before the examination was started. I cheated by this way. Before the cheating, I knew a fatwa which said that my income will not be haram if i will be qualified for that job. Knowing this fatwa, I was encouraged.. More

  • Saying to someone, ‘I would sacrifice my life for you’ Date: 11-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is there anything wrong with saying to one's loved ones, "I would sacrifice my life for you" to express your love in a poetic manner? .. More

  • Lying to mother to end her suffering Date: 3-7-2017

    Dear Brother, I was molested and abused a lot as a child. These past few days, I was repenting to Allaah and read that the parents are responsible for their young children. My parents were negligent; they allowed me to sleep in one bed with my brothers and study with male teachers all by myself. I asked my mother to repent for what happened to me, but.. More

  • Mocking man for marrying older woman Date: 29-6-2017

    Is it Kufr (disbelief) to mock or be disgusted by someone who has married an older woman? I am asking as I have seen this happen. Many muslims do this very often even though they know that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,married Khadeejah, may Allaah be pleased with her. .. More