693 fatwas

  • Child of forced marriage legitimate Date: 3-9-2016

    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

  • A childless couple in Canada needs to accommodate an orphan child Date: 18-7-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a question regarding adoption. We are a childless couple who recently permanently moved to Canada after having burned all our boats in Pakistan (left jobs, home, and so on). Canada does not recognize guardianship, which is more in line with Islamic teachings, they only accept adoption. My question is, can we 'adopt' an orphan.. More

  • Changing children’s last name Date: 10-7-2016

    Assalaam alaykum. My question is concerning taking a last name different from that of your father. A brother's parents divorced twenty years ago because of a lot of problems. The father stabbed the mother with a knife and other bad things. The mother changed the last name of the children for security reasons and ignored the Islamic ruling. The children.. More

  • Naming baby Lut (after Prophet Loot, may Allaah exalt his mention) Date: 29-6-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum Brother. I was wondering; can you name your son Lut after the prophet Lut? Mainly, though, what is the meaning of the name Lut? No one has been able to tell me, so I was wondering if you knew. May Allaah reward you. The word 'lot' in Hebrew means 'veiled'; is that a nice baby name? I mean is the word 'veiled' a good meaning or a bad.. More

  • Having illegitimate child with non-Muslim man Date: 23-6-2016

    Im 27 years old. I have always been a good person or at least tried to be so for the sake of Allaah, as best I can. I have begun to spin in and out of depression after having been approached for marriage and then rejected. I was then proposed to again, and we made it to the marriage, but I was divorced after a few weeks without consumating the marrage... More

  • Naming girl ‘Anfal’ Date: 18-6-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Can we give our baby girl the name Anfal like in Surah Al-Anfal? The Arabic word has different meanings, and I heard that it also means 'increase in goodness. If yes, then can you please tell me all its possible meanings? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Telling an illegitimate daughter truth about her birth Date: 27-5-2016

    I am a mother who has a child out of wedlock who vaguely remembers her "biological father" when he was around. I repented from it and married someone else a few years later; he explained the opinions of the scholars regarding the child's ascription to me. My question is: do I have to tell my daughter that she was born out of wedlock? What if she asks.. More

  • Naming child 'Subhaan' Date: 23-5-2016

    Having the name Subhan for my kid is right in Islam, but some people say that we should change it. .. More

  • Calling person Ghafoor or Razzaaq Date: 17-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. (1) Is it considered shirk (polytheism) or is it just a sin if someone calls a person Ghafoor or Razzaq (while his actual name is Abdul Ghafoor or Abdur Razzaq)? (2) What should a latecomer (who joined in the third rak’ah [unit of prayer]) say in the last tashahhud with the imam? .. More

  • Visitation rights of non-custodial parent Date: 17-5-2016

    A father of a two-year-old baby girl living with her divorced mother wants to know what rights he has over the child and what rights the child has. We are living in a Hindu-influenced society that prevails in Pakistan. What does Islam say about the visitation rights; is there a cap on frequency visiting given that I am only allowed to see my daughter.. More

  • Name ‘Muhaymin’ exclusive to Allaah Date: 16-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am confused regarding my name. As you see, my name is Abdul Muhaymin. Many say that the name of Allaah is 'Al-Muhaymin', which means , 'Al-Muhaymin, the All-Preserver'. So many people keep their kids' name as only 'Muhaymin', which only means, 'ruler, overlord, one who provides sanctuary from any hazard or danger'. Is it okay to.. More

  • Naming a boy 'Muhammad Nabi' Date: 4-5-2016

    What is the Islamic scholars' ruling on choosing the name 'Muhammad Nabi' for boys? .. More

  • Shortening someone's name Date: 28-4-2016

    I have a wife named Malika, and I call her Malik for short. Is it permissible to call her by this name? I heard that the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam,used to call ʻAa'ishahʻAa'ish,or is this a name which is exclusively for men? .. More

  • Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, directed children to proper behavior Date: 8-4-2016

    We read your article about children lying and their different types and were wondering if there are any reports that mention how the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, and his Companions, may Allaah be pleased with them, dealt with children who would lie. Is it true that he, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,used to ignore them? If so, then what type.. More

  • History of name Al-Muttalib Date: 6-4-2016

    Who started the generation of the name Al-Muttalib. .. More