133 fatwas

  • Reading fiction that contains a few erotic words for descriptive purposes Date: 17-9-2014

    Assalamu 'Alaikum Shaikh. I have a question about reading Fictions. Not silly,useless type of Fictions. I usually read fictions which are based on real scientific facts. One can learn a large amount of information of specific subject by these type of books. But some books contain a little bit erotic word like 'breast' ,' sexy' etc.Authors use these.. More

  • Definition of a 'promise' in Islam Date: 24-8-2014

    Is breaking the agreement the same as breaking a promise?...i.e., is agreement and the promise the same thing? .. More

  • A hetero-romantic asexual reading romantic novels Date: 22-7-2014

    Asslamualaykum Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuh. Hello, I'm a Hetero-romantic Asexual (attracted only emotionally) female, I was wondering is it a sin for me to read romantic novels and books? (even though I don't because I know it's haram) Alhamdulillah Allah has protected me from Zina because of my Asexuality, so does it give me permission or not? Please.. More

  • Definition of the Arabic word 'Zamaan' Date: 11-7-2014

    Assalaamu 3alaikum, What is the definition of time? Is it something that makes people age or is time just a name for the wearing out of things or the earths circulation around the sun etc. .. More

  • Ruling on studying sociology Date: 23-6-2014

    I want go into sociology in University here in the States but I would like to know if it is an appropriate subject to study. I’m afraid because some of the subcategories in the major have to do with things such as homosexuality and how these people should have rights and be able to marry. As Muslims we don’t take the same position in this matter.. More

  • Reading Islamic history and scholars' biographies for enjoyment Date: 25-4-2014

    As-salaamu 3laikum, Is it permissible to read Islamic history and the biographies of the scholars for enjoyment as well as for benefit? I always used to read novels and articles to relax occasionally but I found that a lot of them had haram content. If I read Islamic material at that time instead which is easy to read is there anything wrong with it?.. More

  • Meaning of 'soldiers of Allaah' Date: 23-2-2014

    As-salaamu 3laikum, I would like to know about the meaning of the term 'soldiers of Allah', does it only include those who are obedient to Allah or could it include anyone who is used by Allah for any purpose even if their intention is not to obey Allah? Like nowadays we hear about people coming to Islam after investigating the claims of the enemies.. More

  • What may and may not be mentioned of ethnic cultures Date: 1-11-2013

    Salam.I wish to build an application that will be a quiz type on my native culture. But there are aspects of my culture that do not comform with Islamic cultural practices. Is it permissible for me include these aspects as part of the questions (e.g traditional belief, music, drums, Dance etc.)? Please note that this application is not encouraging anyone.. More

  • Using artificial intelligence Date: 29-6-2013

    Salam Alaikom Is learning and using artificial intelligence haram ? some part of it try to simulate how a human brain works like artificial neural networks to learn over time and became more efficient at a certain programmed task. May Allah reward you. .. More

  • Writing a story about the boy and the king for children Date: 4-6-2012

    Assalamu Aleykum, I am planning to write a story about the boy and the king for children of the age 10+ I have in the past authored Islamic books for children, but they were all fictional stories that I have made up. That's why I'm a bit weary writing this one as it was a related Hadith from the prophet (saw). I do notwant to do anything that.. More

  • Meaning of Taaghoot Date: 7-3-2012

    What is meant by "Taaghoot"? .. More

  • Crisis of the contemporary Muslim mind: the causes and cure Date: 7-3-2012

    In the name of Allaah, the Most Merciful, the ever Merciful. Will you please define the crisis of the contemporary Muslim mind, its causes and solutions? What is the role of upbringing and nurturing in solving the problem? .. More

  • Meaning of Tahaarah Date: 4-7-2011

    A comprehensive meaning of At-taharat.. More

  • It is permissible to use this computer operating system Date: 10-5-2011

    As-Salamu Aleikom, Having studied Computer Science, and being looking for a job in the area, I think it would be very beneficial for me if I could learn more about the kind of computer operating systems called Ubuntu Linux. However, I have some doubts which prevent me from using it. I would like to listen to the opinion of a knowledgeable person.. More

  • Comparing reading books to consuming alcohol is wrong Date: 20-12-2010

    Al salaam alaykum i am asking regarding the meaning and interpretation of a certain hadith, the text was "What is intoxicating in abundance, then little quantaties of it are haram" I apologize for my weak translation. Could you explain that? I am very confused does it apply to good things as well, for instance if someone is passionate about reading.. More