677 fatwas

  • Rulings on breast-feeding Date: 4-4-2001

    1. Is providing breast milk for an infant Fard (for a baby too young to live on solid foods)? At what age (beyond two years) would breast-feeding become a Haram act?2. Is it Haram for children to pretend to be animals? .. More

  • DNA analysis and Sharia Date: 29-3-2001

    I am a lawyer in Singapore. I practice Shariah Law. At present I have a Shariah case. My client's wife has petitioned for divorce. My client consents. There is a 1-year-old son. My client suspects that his wife had relations with another man and as a result bore the son. My client wants to do a DNA test to confirm. The lawyer for the wife objected.. More

  • Breast feeding beyond two years Date: 27-2-2001

    Is it ok to breastfeed your own child past two years of age? At what age would it become haram, the age of discretion?.. More

  • Raising Muslim children from a prior marriage Date: 22-2-2001

    A sister who converted to Islam has children from a previous relationship. Their father is not in their lives. Who has the responsibility for disciplining these children, their mother or their Muslim step-father? If the mother disagrees with the step-father's treatment what can she do? If a step-father abuses his step-children is the mother to blame.. More

  • Rulings on Aqiqah Date: 7-1-2001

    What is "Aqiqah"? Is it compulsory with the birth of a child? How soon should it be arranged?.. More

  • New born child Date: 1-1-2001

    My question is about the sunan for a new born child. "Abu Burdah reported from Abu Musa, who said: `I had a new-born baby; I took him to the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, who called him Ibrahim. The Prophet chewed a date then he took it and rubbed the inside of the baby's mouth with it.' I've heard that it's not necessary to do.. More

  • Ceremony performed before birth of first child Date: 21-12-2000

    It has been a practice in my place, that the first delivery of a woman should be in his parents' home to which I have no objection as it is not way contrary to Islam to my knowledge. They usually send the wife to her mother's house after 7 months. Before she is sent they do a kind of ceremony called Satwasa, which I feel is a practice of Hindus.I appreciate.. More

  • Using a Jewish name Date: 31-8-2000

    I have two questions. 1. I have son and we keep his name "UZAIR". so somebody says that it is a jewish name but this name is in Qur'an. So can tell me it is okay? Give me a full detail please. 2. Is it okay to celebrate our kid's birthday?.. More

  • Custody of Children in and after Marriage Date: 4-8-2000

    If a married couple have a child, who has custody of the child while the couple are still married? And if the couple divorce, who gets custody of the child? Please give reference! .. More

  • Changing one's last name Date: 27-3-2000

    I don't have my father's last name. I want to get my name changed; I would like to know the ruling on changing of one's last name if your father is non-Muslim... More

  • Father wants to use son's last name as his own first name Date: 10-2-2000

    For my son, can I change his last name to be my first name, eg. my first name is Anees and last name is Abbasi; for my son, can I use Jasim Anees? I read some where that a person cannot change his last name... More

  • Custody of children of divorced parents in Islam Date: 1-1-2000

    I'm confused about something and would like to know the answer. I read a part of something, that wasn't explained and it upset me and I need clarification. If a married couple divorce who have children, and the wife takes custody of the children, if she gets remarried, she has to give up custody of her children to the father? If this is true then.. More

  • Keeping relations with child of Zina Date: 25-12-1999

    A relative of mine has a son that was born out of wedlock. Although we know that Islamically he is not responsible for maintaining the child, he loves the child and sees him regularly. He also spends on the child by giving money to the mother for the child's food, clothing, toys, schooling etc. I want to know if it is permissible or recommended for.. More

  • Using "Laila" as a name for Muslim girl Date: 5-11-1999

    I want to know the meaning of Muslim name "Laila,' and if it is a good name for a baby girl? thanks... More

  • Having Muslim son baptised by Catholic priest Date: 12-9-1999

    I am married to a Christian Catholic woman, and we had a baby boy about 4 months ago. I called him ADAM. My parents in-law and my wife want to baptise him by a priest, but I refused, because I am Muslim, and my son has to be so. I am working at their own business, and I am having lot of truble with them all the time because of my son's baptism. My parents.. More