555 fatwas

  • 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

  • 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