693 fatwas

  • 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

  • Enrolling child in Islamic nursery with possible Shariah violations Date: 5-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Dear Shaykh, I pray you are in the best of health. All praise is for Allah. Is it permissible to send a young child (aged 2-3 years) to an Islamic nursery in the UK if the parents are told that the staff do nursery rhymes there? Does the content of the rhyme matter, as well as whether they are sung.. More

  • Talking to atheist with pagan name Date: 2-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I do not know whether you have received my email, but if you did, then I would like to apologise for this inconvenience. I asked if it was an act of Shirk (associating partners with Allah) to talk to people with pagan names, and from what I undersood from the answer, it is not, but what if a Muslim was to talk to a person with a name.. More

  • How teacher creates syllabus and conducts classroom Date: 2-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Could you please give some ideas on how a male Islamic teacher shouldcreate his syllabus/contract with his students according to the Shariah? This male Islamic Tteacher is a new teacher and would like to know some Islamic rulings on how to conduct his class. Thank you. .. More

  • Naming baby girl 'Ghazal' Date: 26-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I would like to know if the name Ghazal (poetry, flirt) is disliked or forbidden in Islam. Thank you. .. More

  • Naming person or product 'Al-Muqaddas' Date: 23-5-2017

    Is it permissible to keep the name [Al-Muqaddas] or [Muqaddas] for people or use it to name products? .. More

  • Changing baby's name does not require new 'Aqeeqah Date: 16-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Our baby girl's ‘Aqeeqah was done on the seventh day. At that time, praise be to Allaah, we cut the hair, sacrificed an animal and, named her. Is it possible for us to change the name after the ‘Aqeeqah? If we want to change it, should we have a new ‘Aqeeqah? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Separating between mother and her child Date: 15-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a matter in my family that requires advice before action is taken. Problem and Background: I am from a family that consists of both Muslims and Non-Muslims. I have a non-Muslim niece that has 5 children (some out of wedlock), all fairly young, aged 8-14 (approximately). One of the five children (who is 10 years old) has displayed.. More

  • Civil court forces Muslim man to support illegitimate child Date: 9-5-2017

    About eight years ago, a non-Muslim Filipino man and his non-Muslim Filipina girlfriend lived together under one roof for more than a year, and she became pregnant. The man and woman were never married. The woman gave birth to the child. The man gave financial support initially, but their relationship turned sour and was on and off. Later on, he discovered.. More

  • Congratulating unmarried couple on the birth of child Date: 22-4-2017

    I hope you are in good health. My brother, who is a non-Muslim and in a relationship (unmarried) with a woman, is due to have a child in maybe less than two weeks, Allaah willing. I feel that it is not good to congratulate for a child born outside of marriage; is that correct? So what would be good for me to say to them upon the child's arrival? And.. More

  • Meaning of ‘Aa'ishah and Faatimah Date: 12-4-2017

    What do the names Fatimah and ‘Aa'ishah mean? .. More

  • Fulfilling promises given to a disabled child Date: 12-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is it permissible for an average human being to not fulfill their word to a cognitively or physically disabled child? A disabled child told an individual that they would like them to always keep informing them on how they should behave apporiately if they caught them doing otherwise. This individual agreed, but the disabled child.. More

  • Father's rights when mother has custody Date: 17-3-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am divorced. I have two children; a son (almost four years old) and a daughter (two years old). My query is regarding the custody of the children; at what age is the custody transferred to the father? I live in Saudi Arabia, and my kids are residing in Islamabad, with their mother. Visitation rights of the father: 1. Can I.. More

  • Naming girl Mishkaat Date: 9-3-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I would like to know what 'Niche' (Mishkaat) means? Is it related to Allaah's light in any way? Is it allowable to name a girl Mishkaat? .. More

  • Father preventing daughter from visiting divorced mother Date: 15-2-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am a 21-year-old girl. My parents have been divorced for several months now, and I live with my dad to take care of him and go to my mom's house to sleep there during the weekends and holidays. However, dad was not very welcoming to that idea; he hates mom so much although she did not do anything to him. He used to abuse her emotionally.. More