389 fatwas

  • It is Sunnah to start lectures with Khutbat-ul-Haajah Date: 2-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Why do shaykhs always begin lectures by praising Allaah and sending the Salaam on Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention )? If this is Sunnah, does it also apply to non-religious lectures, like a physics lecture? What are some of the Sunnah-related acts/words of religious and non-religious lectures? .. More

  • Changing wording of reported Athkaar Date: 1-7-2017

    Instead of saying 'Maa shaa Allaah' (Allaah has willed), you can say 'Maa shaa Allaah wa ta‘aala' (Allaah, The Exalted, has willed); instead of 'In shaa Allaah' (Allaah willing), you can say 'In shaa Allaah wa ta‘aala'(Allaah, The Exalted, willing); instead of 'Subhaan Allaah; (Glory to Allaah), you can say 'Subhaan Allaah wa ta‘aala' (Glory to.. More

  • Meaning of Tahleel and Taqdees Date: 28-6-2017

    I want to know what the Tahleel and Taqdees which the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,told us to be steadfast on are, as seen in the following reference? The Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said, “Hold fast to Tasbeeh, Tahleel, and Taqdees, and close the fingertips, for indeed they shall be questioned, and they will be made to.. More

  • Permissible supplication - Impermissible supplication Date: 12-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I would like to know about the supplications mentioned below whether reciting them is allowed or not in the light of the Quran and Sunnah: 1. Allahumma ya wadudu azal arshil majidi ya mubdiu ya mueedu ya fa alunllimayuridu azal izzatillati laturamu walmukil llazi la yuzamu yaman ala nurihi arkana arshihi ya mughisu aghisni ya mughisu.. More

  • Children memorizing supplications by collective recitation Date: 11-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahamtullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Every morning, during the first period at school, a boy recites Quran and then says, "Bismillaahillazi la yadurru ma' Ismihi shay..." till the end of the supplication, three times, and the rest of the class repeats after him. Then he says, "A'udzu bikalimaatillaahittaammah...' till the end of the supplication.. More

  • Hadeeth of At-Tirmithi about virtue of 'Laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa billah' Date: 9-5-2017

    The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,said, "'Laa Hawla wa laa Quwwata illaa Billaah Al-'Aliyy Al-'Atheem' is a door from one of the doors of Paradise.Whoever says 'Laa Hawla wa laa Quwwata illaa Billaah', an angel descends to give good health/brings a cure for that person." (Tirmidhi). Is this Saheeh (authentic)? .. More

  • Singing Thikr without Music Date: 9-5-2017

    In my village, there's a common practice. They do Thikr (expressions of remembrance of Allaah) and send peace and blessings upon the Prophet, sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam,in the form of songs, but without musical instrument. What is the ruling on that? .. More

  • This supplication has no source in Sunnah books Date: 30-4-2017

    Hello there. I read in the Shia books that before the battle of Karbala, Hussein taught his son a supplication. So I wanted to ask if he really learned that supplication from the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, and taught it to his son. The suppliction is: "Bihaqqi Yaseen wal Qur-aanil Hakeem wa bihaqqi Taa-Haa wal Qur-aanil ‘Adheem yaa man.. More

  • Allah may answer prayers of disbeliever Date: 21-4-2017

    According to Islamic theology, will Allaah answer my prayers even if I sin consciously; disbelieve in heaven and hell, the Prophethood of Muhammad, the divinity of the Quran, and a host of other Islamic things; and do not pray the Islamic way? .. More

  • Supplicating Allah for wealth, power and wisdom Date: 11-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a simple question. A person whom I know prays to Allaah for wealth, power, and wisdom so that he can help his Ummah (Islamic community) (besides praying for it). However, he does not know how he would help and is neither rich nor intelligent. Is this type of praying good, or is he merely burdening himself? .. More

  • There are supplications for distress, not prayers Date: 10-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu Shaykh. What is the intention that one should have in their heart when one wants to offer the prayer of the one in distress? And is it only for distress, or also if one needs something? I heard that it is Sunnah to pray when one is in distress or is afflicted or if one anticipates an evil coming their.. More

  • Saying Mu‘aqqibaat yields great reward at all times Date: 3-4-2017

    Ka’b ibn Ujrah narrated that the Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,said, “There are Mu‘aqqibaat, the one who says them shall not be miserable. Glorify Allaah at the end of every prayer thirty-three times, and praise him thirty-three times, and extol His greatness thirty-four times.” If I do not say this after the prayer but say it at other.. More

  • Interruption in reciting Athkaar after obligatory prayer Date: 3-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykoum wa rahmatullaah. My question is as follows: is it possible to momentarilyinterrupt the recitation of the Athkaar (pl. of Thikr [expressions of remembrance of Allaah]) recited after the five compulsory prayers and resume them later on? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Supplication more likely accepted in three sacred mosques Date: 11-3-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Is it true that supplications made at Al-Masjid Al Haraam are more likely to be answered than those made elsewhere? What about the masjid of Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam? Is it from the Sunnah to ask the one who is going on Umrah or Hajj to supplicate for you, for example? May Allaah.. More

  • Seeking refuge with Allah upon hearing dogs barking at night and during day Date: 8-3-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. Should we seek refuge with Allaah, The Exalted, from the accursed Satan when dog barks during the day also? Or is that only during the night? May Allaah reward you, Shaykh. .. More