547 fatwas

  • Whether asking someone to kill oneself is suicide Date: 11-7-2017

    If I tell someone to kill me, will that be considered as an act of suicide? .. More

  • Waswasah about using singular and plural forms in supplication Date: 7-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. It is true that a person must be honest; my question is the following: is what I am doing (an act of honesty) right, or is it extremism? I get irritated by the devil and supplicate that Allaah protects me from the devil and does not let 'his' evil whispers reach me. When I say 'his', I get confused,.. More

  • Seeking medical treatment is prescribed in Islam Date: 7-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. In the Quran and Hadith, do they encourage the Muslims to seek remedy from medicine that consists of drugs and natural herbs? I was told by a friend that seeking natural herbs is better, and he was saying that doctors (whether they are Muslims or not) do not care about their patients. They just keep prescribing drugs and the drugs.. More

  • Waswaas about correct pronunciation in prayer Date: 21-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. How far should one go in trying to get the pronunciation right when reciting the Faatihah and Athkaar (pl. of Thikr [expressions of remembrance of Allah]) in prayer, especially in the silent ones? Trying to correctly pronounce each letter results in me opening my mouth widely in order to recite letters like ع and ح silently. It.. More

  • Telling shopkeeper that selling cigarettes is prohibited Date: 7-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wabarakaatuhu. If I tell a shopkeeper that smoking is haram, do I also need to tell him that selling cigarettes is also haram? I assume the shopkeeper does not smoke himself. .. More

  • Ruling on jaw surgery to eliminate defect Date: 7-6-2017

    This is to clarify some confusion regarding a question I have asked previously. I asked about jaw surgery. My orthodontist told me that my lower jaw is underdeveloped, which makes my upper teeth protrude outwards. I was confused whether it would be permissible to get surgery done or not. I got a reply that it is permissible if it is obvious and causes.. More

  • Detoxing body through water-fasting Date: 5-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am obese, and I want to detox my body and lose excessive fat through water fasting for 1 to 2 weeks (maybe even longer). This means only drinking water and nothing else throughout the fasting. It is the quickest way to detox and clean out your body before starting a healthier eating habit. I have done a lot of research about it,.. More

  • Muslim not sinful for mere thoughts Date: 5-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Thank you for all the work that you are doing at Islamweb, and may Allaah bless you. There is something that I am quite confused about. I once jokingly thought to myself that I would kill my wife, then I jokingly thought that I cannot kill her but rather should "create a life with her". And thinking of this, I laughed. By 'creating.. More

  • Ruling on seeking medical treatment through crystal stones and what is similar Date: 30-4-2017

    What is the sharia ruling on seeking medical treatment through crystal stones? Is it lawful to use them, or it is considered a type of shirk (polytheism)? .. More

  • Ruling on consuming aphrodisiacs Date: 30-4-2017

    What is theSharee'ah ruling on using aphrodisiacs by spouses in order to feel more ecstasy and sexual enjoyment in particular? .. More

  • Impermissibility of treating homosexuals with unlawful means Date: 30-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. A psychiatrist treats a homosexual through arousing his normal sexual tendency via audio-visual stimuli, such as by displaying films that arouse his sexual desire towards women. Then after reaching satisfactory results that highlight the possibility of a successful marriage, the patient will be urged to repent of committing homosexuality.. More

  • Treating sexual frigidity by watching pornographic movies impermissible Date: 30-4-2017

    Is it permissible for a married couple to watch porn films, as one of them suffers sexual tepidity and does not become sexually aroused except by watching such things? .. More

  • Sex Reassignment Surgery Prohibited in Islam Date: 30-4-2017

    I am a Muslim woman but I do not feel that I am a female. Rather, I internally feel that I am a man. I had a previous marriage which ended with divorce. I was feeling like a man who was cohabiting with another man. Doctors, however, assert that I have a natural female genital tract. Is it permissible for me in the sharia to undergo a sex reassignment.. More

  • Waswaas about considering calling absent person Shirk Date: 16-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. May the peace and blessings of Allaah, the Exalted, be on all of of you. I wanted to ask about an issue that has been bothering me. I used to listen to music due to some problems related to depression.I had some OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) problem and a faith crisis. I am doing a lot better now, Maa Shaa Allaah (as Allaah.. More

  • Making artificial organs Date: 3-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Does Islam ban humans from making artificial organs? It is impossible for humans to make better organs than Allaah, right? Please provide references. .. More