684 fatwas

  • Explaining Satan to 3 year old child Date: 8-11-2001

    Please tell me how can I explain Satan to my three-year-old child?.. More

  • Changing name to please fiancé Date: 5-11-2001

    My name is Habiba which means "darling" in Arabic. I am engaged to be married soon and my fiancé does not like my name due to the thought of other people (Especially males) calling me by my original name. Do you think that I am doing the right thing by agreeing with my fiancé to change my name?2. Is it Haram to communicate with my fiancé through.. More

  • Raising child of Zina in Muslim environment Date: 16-10-2001

    Man having child of 3 years from a non-Muslim girl as per American law is true father and has to grow up child and pay for childcare. Admits his sin and seeks to marry a Muslim girl. Your Fatwa granted permission to get married but should not have any contact with the son because son is not legal according to Islamic Shariah.a) It is not possible.. More

  • Naming son Ishaq Date: 7-10-2001

    I gave my newborn baby name "Ishaq". This name is the name of one of our Prophet Ibrahim's (Peace be upon him) sons. Is this acceptable?.. More

  • Naming child Kareem Date: 30-9-2001

    I have a question about Islamic names. My wife just had a baby boy and we named him Kareem. We were told by a couple of people that it is Haram and it should be Abdul Kareem. We were told that we can't name him just Kareem. We looked at various websites about Islamic names and found that both Kareem and Abdul Kareem were proper names for a child. Please.. More

  • Additions to name "Raihan" Date: 25-9-2001

    What is the prefix or suffix for the name "Raihan"?.. More

  • Muslims joining Boy Scouts Date: 25-9-2001

    Is it permissible for a Muslim parent to enroll their son in boy scouts? Muslim boy scouts are not available in his area... More

  • Sacrifice for twin boys Date: 20-9-2001

    I have just learned that I am carrying twin boys, Al-hamdulillah. Does that mean that four sheep have to be slaughtered for the Aqiqah--two for each boy?.. More

  • Changing Muslim name to English name in West Date: 19-9-2001

    We leave in US and my name is "Talal Abdul Mumith". This name is give by my parents. In all legal documents my name is still "Talal Abdul Mumith". For convince for the American business community I have changed my name to "Troy" an English name instead of "Talal". So that it is easy for the people. Is this ok in Islamic point of view. Please comment... More

  • Celebrating son's circumcision Date: 5-9-2001

    I am about to have my son circumcised. There is a tradition in our family to celebrate this occasion by inviting friends and family to a feast. Is this practice good or bad, a sunnah or a Bid'ah a source of reward or a source of sin?.. More

  • Calling step-father "Dad" Date: 5-9-2001

    I hope you can help me dear Muslim brothers, I am in a dilemma. When I was 2 years old my mum and dad got divorced, since then I haven't seen my dad, he always knew where I was but never came to see me. When I was 3 years old my mum got re-married to my step dad, from an early age I started calling him dad and still do till this day. But I have just.. More

  • Celebrating child's beginning to eat food Date: 5-9-2001

    Is there any ruling in Islam that a baby's feeding of food to be commenced by a function (commeration) at four months, four days with dates and fish or it is an innovation?.. More

  • Giving the name Shahed Date: 29-8-2001

    My brothers name is Shahed, could you please give me the meaning and can we keep this name... More

  • Islamic Ways To Discipline Children Date: 20-8-2001

    What are the proper ways according to the Qur'an and Sunnah to discipline children? .. More

  • Rulings regarding Aqiqa Date: 1-8-2001

    Is the Aqiqah for a child Fard, and if so, if the parents did not do this obligation at the birth of the child, do they have to do it at a possible time? What can a mother do who did not know due to ignorance that she had to do Aqiqah for a girl and not only for a boy? (The children are now about 30 years old and the mother has the means to do Aqiqah)If.. More