677 fatwas

  • The name Zanirah is permissible in Islam Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is the name Zanirah a permissible name in Islam? .. More

  • Woman giving gifts to male children Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Shaykhs,if there are children together, and I want to give them candy or gifts etc., but there are some male childrenamong them who might have reached the age where they are non-Mahram (permanently unmarriageable kin) to me, though I am not sure if that is the case or not, can I give all of them that.. More

  • Naming girl ‘Tameemah’ Date: 2-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. My wife and I have a newborn (two months old now), and we named her Tameemah because my wife's mother was named Tameemah, but she died while my wife was a child (may Allah have mercy upon her). Is it haram to give the name Tameemah to a newborn? Can you please explain in as much detail as you can why or why not? May Allah reward you. .. More

  • Adult daughters can stay with divorced mother Date: 1-1-2018

    My parents are getting a divorce. I have two sisters, and we are all in our 20's and single. When my mom moves out and the divorce is finalized, are we not allowed to leave our fathers household because he is our Mahram (permanently unmarriageable kin)? I do not want my mother to live alone, so is it Islamically incorrect if we do go live with her? .. More

  • Bearing name with bad meaning in Arabic but good in other language Date: 1-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. My previous question is about names, and I want to clarify it. A name is good in a language, like, for example, "Zaniyah", which means "forever"/"always" in "Nahuatl", while it is known that this means "an adulteress" in Arabic. If the person bears this name while she meant the first meaning though it has a bad meaning in the Arabic.. More

  • Claiming that third child must be named Muhammad Date: 29-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. A friend of mine said that you must give you third child Mohammed or else you are a miser, and he attributed this information to the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Is this true? .. More

  • Demanding custody of child in unregistered marriage Date: 29-12-2017

    I want a fatwa regarding the divorce of my friend, who is from India. My friend works in Saudi Arabia. He was already married and has children from his first marriage (in India). Later, he got married to another woman in Saudi Arabia who is not a citizen (she is from Ethopia). He kept this fact hidden this from his first wife. He had a son from his.. More

  • Offering ‘Aqeeqah for more than one child on same day Date: 28-12-2017

    As I work in Saudi Arabia, I have not been able to do my three children's ‘Aqeeqah. Can I do it on the same day for all three? Please reply soon. May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Getting someone to help mother in caring for children Date: 25-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Shaikh, I would be grateful if you would answer this question directly, because if you show another fatwa, I will have difficulty understanding it. Can mother hire a babysitter to look after her baby and clean the baby's waste (stool, urine, vomit, etc.) in order to decrease her burden, or is it obligatory for the mother to do all.. More

  • Not an obligation to change 'bad' family name Date: 20-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I intend to change my name. My family name has multiple meaningsand ways of spelling it. One of the meanings for my family name is a Celtic mythical hunter god. Another meaning for the family name is corner and angle. The family name is 'Hurn', if that is any help. I understand the importance of maintaining the family name, but would.. More

  • Ruling on name ‘Benazeer’ Date: 10-12-2017

    My name is Benazeer; some scholars said that my name does not have a good meaning and told me to change it. I am now called Sarah. I want to know whether Benazeer is a good name or not, and when I change my name, can I change it as Sarah Benazeer? Is it good? .. More

  • Name Maalik commonly used for boys not girls Date: 28-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is Maalik a boys' and girls' name? .. More

  • Bearing Name ‘Aws’ or ‘As-Soosi’ Date: 23-10-2017

    Is it permissible to keep the name 'Aws' [as in Al-Aws wal-Khazraj'] or As-Soosi? What do these names mean? .. More

  • Carrying family name ‘Rahmaan’ Date: 21-10-2017

    Is it clear Shirk to give someone the surname Rahman? My full name is Karima Rahman. If it is, then who's fault is this; my parents' or mine? .. More

  • Bearing name that may mean church Date: 8-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have recently learned that a name can be haram if it means something that goes against Islam. My question is: since one of the meanings of my name is church, is my name halal or haram? .. More