552 fatwas

  • Deliberately evoking sexual thoughts to ejaculate Date: 9-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I recently had a wet dream, but I stopped myself from completely ejaculating. After I woke up, I feared that this may be harmful to myself, so I purposely thought of sexual fantasies while lying in bed in a certain position, and I ejaculated (I did not masturbate or anything like that). Am I sinful? I only did this fearing for myself,.. More

  • Making pronunciation mistakes in some statements Date: 4-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. What should one do if one makes a slip of the tongue in prononcing certain phrases? For example: if a person accidentally says "Alhamdulilaah" (praise be to Allah) incorrectly and then realizes soon after, are they obliged to repeat themselves with the correct pronunciation? If they are not obliged to do so, would it be better to.. More

  • Finishing project in less than minimum required time Date: 12-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. 1. If a project requires a minimum of 140 hours of work to pass but one does it in only 130 and exaggerates it to 140, would it be sinful to claim credit for this work? 2. Is it permissible to work for a public/government-owned phone service provider or telecom companies? 3. Is it considered Shirk (polytheism) or showing.. More

  • Every oppressed person will get retribution in Hereafter Date: 2-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Thank you, Brother, for your assistance in answering this question. I live in Australia, where there is a governmental organisation called the Environment Protection Authority (EPA). The EPA has the authority to issue fines to drivers for littering. However, this is often done based on what other drivers have reported; the littering.. More

  • 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