548 fatwas

  • Cheating in exams Date: 29-6-2017

    After Allaah guided me, I resolved never to cheat in exams, and this continued till now. Unfortunately, though, I fell into the sin of cheating in my final exams. Now this is causing me great distress as I think that I might be surpassing someone who is more eligible than me because I cheated in the final exam and only those who qualify for the final.. More

  • Falsifying part of PhD thesis Date: 25-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I was in need of a research paper (first authored paper) for my thesis for my PhD. I worked primarily on this research paper and did so very hard. It was agreed by all authors before starting the research for that paper that whomsoever would contributes the most would be the first author. I was given the main responsibility and generated.. More

  • Giving false opinion is lying Date: 7-6-2017

    Thank you very much for all your previos answers. I have a new question. Is presenting an undefined fact considered a lie? For example, someone asks we what I prefer, and then I answer him that I prefer A when I actually prefer B, but I do not dislike option A. This is not an exact fact; rather, it is like an opinion, which can change. Is that a lie?.. More

  • Calling non-Muslim 'brother' Date: 7-6-2017

    Can a Muslim say 'brother' to a Christian or a Jew? Is it permissible according to Islam to consider them brothers? .. More

  • Lying to receive internet connection at reduced cost Date: 7-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykh. I have a question to ask. I recently took got a broadband internet connection. I asked my senior brother in college to talk with his internet service provider (suppose A) to give me the connection so that the monthly cost can be reduced. So he talked with his internet service provider (A), but internet service provider (A).. More

  • No harm in describing commodities as 'flawless' Date: 6-6-2017

    Is it permissible to order clothing from an online shop that describes the clothes as 'flawless', meaning that the stitching, the material, or the design and so on is 'flawless,in order to get it delivered to my house? .. More

  • Fabricating stories to make someone quit smoking Date: 5-6-2017

    A close relative of mine smokes. I am doing my best to help him quit. Is it permissible for me to make up false stories about my friends to emphasize its adverse effects and how it destroyed them in the hope that this may lead him to stop smoking. .. More

  • Staging crime scene to study people's reaction Date: 18-5-2017

    I have a question. Sometimes, people make a staged crime etc. to experiment; to observe people and study the society and benefit from this. Is this considered lying, and is it sinful? Also, is filling in false information when making an account (at a bank) which requires us to be of a certain age or more sinful? What about the accounts? .. More

  • Laughing at friends when they slip and fall Date: 17-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a question. I and my female classmates have a sport class. Durung the exercise, many of them slip in a funny way. The person falling would laugh, and we would also laugh with them. Is this sinful? If we laugh at a person without intending to mock him and they do not mind, is it sinful? Please reply, thank you. .. More

  • University offered student help on exam Date: 17-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am in a terrible situation right now. I joined a distance-learning program under an agency to facilitate exams and course management for a distant university; they did not provide me with the full course material till now, and the exam is in 10 days. It is impossible to complete studying the full books before the exam now. When.. More

  • Saying ‘O Allah, all the roses of the world are for You’ Date: 17-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. If one says, "Oh Allaah, all the roses of the world are for You," is it a wrong statement? May Allaah reward you, Shaykh. .. More

  • Cheating in high school diploma test Date: 9-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Excuse me, my name is Yoga. I have some questions. I am sorry if my English is bad. Firstly, I graduated from my senior high school, but I cheated on the exam, and now I am on college with a test, and I have not cheated on the test. Can I still use my diploma certificate to get work in the future? Will.. More

  • Lying about real reason for renewing invalid marriage contract Date: 9-5-2017

    After one year of marriage, a couple came to know that their marriage was invalid. Now they want to renew their marriage, but they cannot tell their families the real reason of the invalidity of the marriage. So, since they live in a foreign country, they will say that they need a video of the marriage for the visa process and that that is why they.. More

  • Failing to denounce backbiting out of shyness Date: 7-5-2017

    If someone backbites to me about another person and I do not protest or anything (out of shyness) but I utterly resent the act in my heart, would some of my good deeds still be taken away by the person about whom I heard the backbiting on the Day of Judgment? Also, would I be punished in the grave for listening to it? .. More

  • Bought phone for husband who used it to watch pornography Date: 3-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykom, I got my husband a smart phone 4 years ago, and since then, he has been watching pornography and similar things. I am so afraid that Allaah will hold me accountable for his sins, since I am the one who bought him a smart phone; it is like being a partner in crime. Will I be held accountable for his sins? I tried to advise him and.. More