133 fatwas

  • Meaning of Ta'weel Date: 10-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. What does Allaah mean by Ta'weel? Is it Tafseer (exegesis), or is it something else, like the true reality? Like, is the Ta'weel for prayer the prayer itself and how to pray? People are saying different things, so please explain. .. More

  • Difference between permissible and forbidden Date: 17-9-2016

    What is the difference between the permissible and the forbidden? .. More

  • Correspondence of Quranic and Fiqhi terminologies Date: 23-7-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I heard a brother say that there are some differences between Quranic terminologies and Fiqh terminologies; like in Fiqh, Salaah means prayer, zakah means charity. However, sometimes in the Quran, Salah may mean praying for somebody, zakah may mean purifying. Is that right? .. More

  • Partaking in love poetry contest Date: 4-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. My college is arranging a poetry recitation competition in which the winner will be awarded a certain sum of money. I read in one of your fatwas that love poems about indefinite women are allowed. Can you please tell which body parts of a woman can be described for the poem to remain lawful? If I recite such a poem and become the.. More

  • Definition of khaaniqaah Date: 23-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. What is 'khanqah of peer'? Are the practices that they do based upon the Quran and Sunnah? Please tell me; it is very urgent. .. More

  • Writing decent love poems without identifying one's beloved Date: 15-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I read in one of your fatwas that its permissible to write love poems without indicating a particular woman and without expressing vulgarity. Suppose that I love a girl and want to marry her and kept the feeling to myself and took no haram actions. Can I write a poem about this feeling of love in a way that does not identify the girl.. More

  • Reading books that have indecent scenes Date: 9-3-2016

    I know that reading books in which kissing and intimate relations take place are forbidden. But what about if you read the book but skip the parts where this takes place? Would it then be permissible to read the book? I mostly talk about books for young adults. .. More

  • Learning English through subjects that contain un-Islamic topics Date: 18-2-2016

    I am doing a degree course in English that contains lots of immorality in evil poems, novels, dramas, essays, and so on, which is contrary to Islam. It also contains many elements that are not contrary to Islam, like grammar, phonetics, good poems, and so on. Besides this, we have to read two other subjects with it, Economics and Public Administration,.. More

  • Learning a language from a source prejudiced against Muslims Date: 31-1-2016

    Is it halal to learn a foreign language from a biased news source? I mean that in their report, for example, they do not tell the truth about the brutality of Israel and they lie about certain things in order to benefit Israel. .. More

  • Islamic definition of aadaab (etiquette/manners) Date: 28-1-2016

    Shaykh, what is the definition of aadaab (manners). I mean in Islam. .. More

  • Ibn Khaldoon did not support the theory of evolution Date: 10-1-2016

    I have a question, you say that the theory of evolution is haram, but did Ibn khaldun not write a book supporting it? Please explain. .. More

  • Some guidelines regarding speaking of Allah and Islam Date: 1-10-2015

    Using such expressions like 'Islamic thought', 'Islamic theory' or 'Islamic view' to mean the Islamic religion causes disbelief. It is an act of disbelief to call Allah's commandments and prohibitions 'divine thoughts', 'divine views', 'divine theories', or 'divine consciousness'. The case is the same with calling the rules in the Noble Quran, 'Quranic.. More

  • Technical definitions can vary with scholarly discipline Date: 14-8-2015

    Aslamualakaum Iheard somone say that words in islam are split into technical and linguistically.He said tecnhaicanlly means that all the diffrent ulema from diffrent fields agreed to one meaning.But then he later contradiuctns himself by saying that the word "sunnah" has diffrent meanings technically deepening if you are a muhadith or a faqeeh. My question.. More

  • The Islamic position on 'time travel' Date: 7-1-2015

    What does the Islam say about time-travel? .. More

  • Using software named after false deities Date: 1-12-2014

    Assalamu alaikum, is it permissible to use softwares that are named after those who are worshipped other than Allah (e.g. zeus, buddha,etc..)?How about those that were programmed using programming languages named after gods or the like of other religions (e.g. delphi(in greek mythology) programming language)? Some softwares are released in time with.. More