697 fatwas

  • Husband forcing wife to raise his illegitimate child Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. I got married to a Muslim man two years ago. He got two illegimate kids before he met me, the smaller one is three years old, and social services took the baby away from her mother as she had drug problems, so my husband fought for the baby's full custody. In the begining of our relationship, he told me that he would send the girl.. More

  • Excessive fear for safety of one's children Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have been sending questions, which all went unanswered, and I did not received a confirmation email. I only now realised that I put the wrong email address. Let me start again with a question. I feel that I am currently entangled in the traps from the devil. Ever since I gave birth for the first time, and until now, I live in constant.. More

  • Four-year-old son still sleeping with his mother Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. My son is now four years old and sleeps cuddling me only, as he finds comfort there only. My husband stays in Dubai due to his job. My question is that my boy touches my breasts in some way or another as his play while he is lying down to sleep. I have told him strictly many times not to do this and.. More

  • Children are not accountable for their actions Date: 3-1-2018

    Hello Shaykh. I want to ask a question, a really heart-breaking question; I am still hurt till this moment. We found a cat that was very small, and I took it in like family. We loved it with our whole heart. I and my wife loved it like our own daughter. We live on the fourth floor in a building, and the cat went out to the balcony while my wife was.. More

  • Distributing sweets upon birth of new baby Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Can we distribute sweets among our neighbours and relatives for the newborn baby, not taking it as part of the Shariah, but in order to show happiness. I am asking as everyone ask for sweets, so is it allowed? .. More

  • Disagreeing with in-laws about aspects of child upbringing Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. My in-laws disagree with the freedom that I give my 13-year-old stepson. He is a good boy, sensible, and intelligent. He has recently developed an interest in fitness and attends youth training sessions at a local gym with likeminded friends. How can I reassure them that he needs space to grow outside of the family and experience.. More

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

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is the name Zanirah a permissible name in Islam? .. 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: 30-12-2017

    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: 30-12-2017

    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: 26-12-2017

    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: 21-12-2017

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