677 fatwas

  • Naming boy ‘Saifan’ or ‘Muhannad’ Date: 24-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Arabic names that mean sword (like Mohaned); are those good names? My sister want to keep her son's name Saifan, which means "Sword of Allah" but she is confused on whether it is a good name or not. Is Saifan a good name? Please answer these two questions. .. More

  • Calling person 'Rahmaan' Date: 22-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have heard that being called by the names of Allaah, such as ‘Rahmaan’, is shirk (polytheism). I know that Abdul Rahman is one of the best names for us, and a lot of people have this name, but in two parts. Living in the West, an individual may write his first name as ‘Abdul’ and his surname as ‘Rahman’ in forms. This.. More

  • Children can perform prayer movements without ablution Date: 22-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is there a problem if a child that has not yet reached the age of seven (maybe three, four, or five years old) performs the movements of the prayer, without having performed ablution,in a rowin the mosque or at home, in order to instill love of the prayer in the child? .. More

  • Wife not obliged to care for step-children Date: 19-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have six children and my husband has four from his ex-wife. My husband is a guest in my home as he works out. I get to see him for a weekend once a month or two weeks every three months at most. His ex-wife has sent their adult kids to live with me without asking our permission, they just showed up one day. Well, I guess it is their.. More

  • Naming boy ‘Rahmaan’ and girl ‘Ilaaha’ Date: 17-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. We know that using the name Ar-Rahmaan is forbidden, but is it permissible to call a person just Rahman without the definite article 'Ar'? Is it not the same as naming a person ‘Azeez, which is applicable to both Allaah and people? Also, is it permissible to call a woman Ilaaha, which means female goddess? If not, then how should.. More

  • Her father made Istikhaarah on her behalf to give her baby to her ex-husband Date: 15-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. In the name of Allaah, I got married a second time with a son of my first husband living with me and my second husband. However, due to unavoidable circumstances, I took a khul' and now have another son from second husband who is one month old. I want to keep both sons with me, but my father refused.. More

  • Ruling on delivery by caesarian section Date: 8-3-2016

    What does Islamic fiqh say about getting a caesarean section willingly? If any doctor stresses to get it without any risk for the wife or baby, is it legal in Islam? .. More

  • Rabbi as nickname Date: 8-3-2016

    I have a shirki (related to polytheism) nickname, Rabbi (my lord), which was given to me by my cousin in my childhood. My relatives and neighbours only call me with that name. Most of the people of our society are ignorant, they do not know about Tawheed (pure monotheism), Asma ul Husna (the Names of Allaah), and so on. They called my grandfather Rahman.. More

  • Wisdom in dealing with step-son Date: 28-2-2016

    The son of my wife from her ex-husband lives with us. He is nine years old. Her ex-husband bought a mobile phone for the son so that he could call the son anytime he likes and talk to him. He also claimed to teach him Quran even though I am paying for his Quran lessons. I did not allow the boy to have the phone in my house, which creates problems between.. More

  • Adulterer may trace his illegitimate child back to himself according to some scholars Date: 23-2-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a friend who is a non-Muslim and has a one-year-old son with a muslim man, and the son bears his father's name. They could not get married before she got pregnant because her divorce with her ex-husband, which is also a non-muslim, was still not finalized. Another reason is that she did not have money to file for a divorce.. More

  • Attributing a child to the grandfather's name or the mother's name Date: 15-2-2016

    Is it compulsary to name a son after the father's name? In india/pakistan, we give the family name to the son and not the father's name. For example, a father named Saajid Mohammed names his son Waajid Mohammed. Mohammed is his father's name while the father's name Saajid is not added to the name. Is this acceptable/permissible/allowed/haram/impermissible?.. More

  • A man may provide accommodation for his ex-wife who has custody of his children Date: 23-1-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have been married for almost two years to a man who has six kids. Now he told me that he is still with his first wife, living under the same roof, for the kids. I do not have a problem with that at all. She had no idea that he got a second wife. After a couple of months, he told her, the relationship between them was already unhealthy.. More

  • Why children who are given a righteous upbringing sometimes go astray Date: 23-1-2016

    Assalaam alaykum. Why is it that even after raising children on the way of Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam,the children sometimes do not follow their religion properly or go astray? It is said that if we are good to our parents, then our children will be good to us, does this happens for every individual? I have seen people who.. More

  • Calling a child 'my angel' / Travelling without a mahram Date: 22-1-2016

    Assalaam alaykum. Is it ok to call your child 'my little angel'. Can I travel to see my mum without my husband, it would take two to three hours by car. .. More

  • A child may carry his grandfather's name as his surname Date: 16-1-2016

    Please, can you explain if a child's surname can be his grandfather's first name? In some families,l it is widely practised that both the child and his father have the same surname. For example, if the grandfather is called Bashir, then his son will be Usman Bashir, and Usman's son or daughter will be also be (named) Bashir. Is this allowed in Islam?.. More