133 fatwas

  • Nahj Al-Balaaghah is not an authentic book Date: 24-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. How authentic is Nahj Al-Balaaghah? It is the book in which sayings of ‘Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, are mentioned and which is mostly quoted by Shias. .. More

  • Watching shows or reading novels that contain Shirk Date: 23-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is it permissible to read novels/stories or watch shows that contain Shirk (polytheism) or parts that are contrary to the basics of ‘Aqeedah (creed) while skipping these parts? So shows that sometimes mention "gods" or have characters nicknamed as "the god of death, of destruction, etc"? I know that reading or watching this while.. More

  • Writing fictional stories Date: 7-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am seeking your advice, Shaykh. I hope you can help me. I am writing a book (it is clearly written and categorized as fiction on the cover, in the genre, and in the book). It is about a girl who gets in an accident and believes that things are taking place, but they are actually a figment of her active imagination. At one point,.. More

  • Meaning of the word shaykh Date: 1-8-2017

    What is the meaning of the word 'shaykh'? .. More

  • Studying erotology and becoming an erotologist Date: 12-7-2017

    I was wondering: is erotology and being an erotologist haram? I know that Muslim scholars such as Ibn Al-Qayyim and As-Suyootihave written about sex in the past, so is it permissible? .. More

  • Mudd, Saa' and Qullah in modern measurements Date: 21-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Could you please give the standard measurements of these term in kg/liter in our present time: Mudd, Saa', and Qullah. .. More

  • Reading about fictional characters Date: 5-6-2017

    When we read about fictional characters, sometimes their religion is not made clear but their mannerisms resemble that of non-Muslims. Is it obligatory that we consider them Muslims in our mind? Because when I try to imagine them as Muslims, I think that because of their traits, they do not deserve to be attributed to the great religion of Islam. Moreover,.. More

  • Reading crime books for fun or to learn Date: 13-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is it allowed to read crime books for fun or to learn? Does it refer to Laghw or not? .. More

  • Reading books on how to attract opposite sex Date: 23-2-2017

    Am I allowed to read books on seduction and attracting women that were written by non-Muslims so that I may apply what they contain with my wife? These tips are really effective. The books teach how to tease a girl, be mysterious to her, be a challenge to her, and so on, in order to attract her. Can I benefit from them in addition to benefiting from.. More

  • Definition of ‘Daabbah’ and whether angels are considered ‘Dawaabb’ Date: 30-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. What does Daabbah mean? Does it also include the angels? .. More

  • Meaning of 'man' and 'woman' in Arabic Date: 29-1-2017

    Could you give me the meanings of the words 'Man' and 'Woman' in Arabic? Somebody told me that woman means 'a hidden one' or 'something that must be hidden'. Is that correct? .. More

  • Definition of ‘man’ in sight of Allah Date: 15-1-2017

    Many people claim that I am a man, but in the sight of Allaah, what is the definition of a man, and what are his qualities? Who is a man, and who is not? .. More

  • Reading Persian book Shahnameh Date: 14-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is it permissible to read Shahnameh? .. More

  • Meaning of 'Aathaar' Date: 5-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I was wondering; what does the Arabic word Wa Aathaaran mean? Does it mean something left behind that we can see, or just something left behind that we could or could not see? For example, the dinosaurs left fossils, but they are in the earth and we cannot see them unless we dig the up, if you know what I mean. May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Difference between Laghw and Haraam Date: 21-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, Brother. I was just wondering what the difference is between Laghw (ill speech)and haram, and also I get the feeling that everything is Laghw, like, we cannot play sports and so on. Do you know what I mean? Laghw could be everything apart from eating, sleeping, and worshiping. I am not being disrespectful. I am very confused about.. More