697 fatwas

  • Having an inappropriate name Date: 13-6-2001

    My name is Sifaturrahman. Should I change it? Please comment with Daleel... More

  • Time of Aqeeqah Date: 7-6-2001

    Recently I performed Aqeeqah on the 6th day, for my son, on the understanding that it has be performed within first 7 days of the birth of the child. Please advise whether this is acceptable or not in the light of Hadith, and whether I have to repeat the same... More

  • Daughter's name Date: 29-5-2001

    My daughter name is Tehreema which I keep on Sura Tahrim? Is that ok or should I change it?.. More

  • Aqiqa for new baby boy Date: 21-5-2001

    I have a new baby boy. I need information about aqiqa of 2 sheep. Can my family eat from it? I am not sure that I can give it to poor people. Is it halal to give it to relatives and friends? thank you .. More

  • DNA testing Date: 9-4-2001

    Thank you for yur reply to my query. I would be grateful for further clarification on one point. You had stated:"One, requiring a DNA test to prove paternity is an indication of accusing one's wife of Zina if the test conducted during circumstances, such as after having doubts or conflicts with one's wife, etc. so, one should not demand this test unless.. More

  • 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 Sharee’ah 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 to.. 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 ‘Aqeeqah 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.. 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