677 fatwas

  • Starting preschool in non-Muslim country Date: 29-1-2017

    Is it permissible to start a preschool in a non-Muslim country? The purpose of this is to try to make an Islamic preschool with halal food, Muslim teachers and nurses, and other possible benefits. However, since it will be located in a non-Muslim country, it will be bound by a curriculum based on the idea of democracy, meaning that there will be rules.. More

  • Naming girl Tabassum, Tasneem, or Humayraa’ Date: 23-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is it permissible to name a girl Tabassum, Tasneem, or Humayraa’? .. More

  • Naming child ‘Al-Arqam’ Date: 18-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is it ok to call a child Al-Arqam, after the Companion? Some people say that the meaning of this name is bad in Arabic as it means snake; is that true? May Allaah bless you. .. More

  • Naming baby ‘Azaan’ Date: 17-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I want to ask whether it is good to keep the name of a newborn baby as Aazaan (meaning the call to the prayer); and what is the other meaning of this name? .. More

  • Naming boy Dhiraar Date: 15-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have been blessed with a baby boy. I want to name him after the Companion Dhirar, may Allaah be pleased with him, who was a great Islamic warrior. However, some of my relatives rejected the name and argue that in the Quran there is a description of 'Masjid e Zarrar', which was built to harm Islam. I want to ask if it would be fine.. More

  • Surname could be name of any forefather Date: 14-1-2017

    My father's name is Shawkat Ali. Having said that, I have the following two questions: (1) If my name is Sakib Shahadat, is it obligatory to add the title ''Ali'' to my name? (2) Do I have to add the title ''Ali'' to my children's names as well, or would adding the title ''Shahadat'' (instead of ''Ali'') to their names be sufficient? .. More

  • Changing surname 'Mujawar' Date: 28-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. My surname is Mujawar. In our region, a Mujawar is someone who sits at graves of Awliyaa (so-called 'saints') and offers various kinds of services to the grave and grave visitors. Should I change my surname? .. More

  • Attributing oneself to maternal grandfather to gain fame Date: 14-12-2016

    In our country's suburbs, some political people use their maternal grandfather's name because their maternal grandfather is a well-known political personality, so they use his name to pursue their career into politics and entice people to give them the vote based on the name of their ancestry. What is the punishment in Islam for those people who use.. More

  • Breastfeeding baby after undergoing abortion Date: 3-12-2016

    Can I breastfeed my baby after having had an abortion? Please guide me. My baby is seven months old. .. More

  • Naming boy Muqeet Abdullah Date: 29-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I wanted to ask which name is better as a baby name, Abdul Muqeet or Muqeet Abdullah? I like Muqeet Abdullah but want your guidance. May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Carrying name 'Mateen' Date: 22-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. My name is Motin. Its correct spelling is Mateen, which is one of the 99 Names of Allaah. Some people say that it is not permissible to have the name Motin without having 'Abdul' (slave of) in front of it. It has to be Abdul Motin as it is one of the Names of Allaah, The Exalted. I am aware that some of Allaah's Names must have Abdul.. More

  • Father takes precedence over mother in naming child Date: 17-10-2016

    Hi, my name is Samantha. I am American and my husband is Muslim. I just became Muslim. We are going to have a baby soon. She will be born in America, so why does she have to have his name on the birth certificate? I am fine with her having an Arabic first name, but I want to add some American name that I like, like, for example, Aya Victoria Ashraf.. More

  • Whether woman must look after children's affairs Date: 5-10-2016

    In Islam, is it obligatory for the wife to care for her child's every need? .. More

  • Raising child born of rape Date: 20-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. If a man's wife is raped by a man who breaks in the house when she is alone and he escapes and is never seen again afterwards, then she gives birth to the child of this evildoer, what can be done with this child? Can it be given to someone else to raise it? Yes, it is not the child's fault, but, please,.. More

  • Child of forced marriage legitimate Date: 2-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. What are the Islamic rulings regarding forced marriages? Is it correct that such a marriage is invalid? If so, then what is the status of a child that is born from such a mariage which is then ended through divorce some time after the child's birth? If the marriage was unwanted but brought about due to pressure and threats from a.. More

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