131 fatwas

  • He Wants to Learn Arabic Date: 2-6-2020

    Can you give some tips for me as an English speaker, as I want to learn Arabic (mainly to understand the Qur’aan but also it would help with seeking knowledge of Islam in general). I can read Arabic but only understand the common words. I’ve been trying to learn the translation of surahs word by word but am not sure if this is the best way since.. More

  • A Medical Student Cannot Tolerate College any More Date: 22-4-2020

    I'm a medical student and I still have 3 more years to graduate, but I can't seem to tolerate it anymore to the extent I would just wish to die instead of going to college or studying. And it would be so difficult for me to start a in a new college. I thought about the options that I have with a family member, but nothing seems to be working. I hate.. More

  • She Likes Reading Romantic Stories Date: 8-4-2020

    Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh I love reading stories and i love writing them as well. I was wondering, is it haram to read a story where there is romance? When i read a story like this i do not seek to do haram things like have a boyfriend or anything like that, and i even skip the pages that have something romantic in it. Is it a.. More

  • Reading Harry Potter Novels Date: 25-12-2019

    Can I know if it is Haram to read books like Harry Potter? .. More

  • Definition of Amaanah (trust) Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. What does trust, or Amaanah, mean? For example, if parents trust their child in that he will not do something, but he does anyway, did he break the trust? Is that person a hypocrite? Or does Amaanah, or trust, mean that we are entrusted with someone else's property or something else and have to take care of it? Today, almost every.. More

  • Living in country without learning its language Date: 3-1-2018

    Is it haram to live in a country permanently and not learn the language bearing in mind that it makes life difficult as well as the life of your children as you cannot do basic acts like making an appointment. For example, living in Malaysia and not being able to speak any Malaysian at all. Are people who do this sinful? .. More

  • Meaning of Rahmah, Rizq, and Fadhl Date: 3-1-2018

    What is the difference between Rahmah, Rizq, and the Fadhl of Allah? .. More

  • Speaking English instead of native language Date: 3-1-2018

    Is it disliked to speak English instead of one's native language, be it Bengali, Urdu, or the like? People in Bangladesh speak half-English. They use many English words but use Bengali grammar. They also say a few sentences in English. .. More

  • Saying untrue things about oneself in poetry Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. I want to write a poem. Am I allowed to refer to myself in the poem while not actually experiencing what I am saying? For example, I write, "My lips keep telling lies," while I hardly tell lies. Is this a form of lying then? Should I make it clear to the audience that this is someone else and not me? .. More

  • Definition of Amaanah in Islamic terminology Date: 28-12-2017

    What is the meaning of 'Amaanah' according to Islam? Is it a kind of blessings? Are women considered an 'Amaanah' in Islam? .. More

  • Categorization of haraam into muharram lithaatih and muharram lighayrih Date: 18-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I was reading about the difference which the scholars of Fiqh have made in case of haram (Muharram lithaatih and Muharram lighayrih), but the Hanbali scholars do not consider this categorization. Can you elobrate on this issue and present the better opinion in this regard? May Allah reward you. .. More

  • Meaning of ‘the Straight Path’ Date: 18-11-2017

    Is this hadith authentic? And could you please give me the whole hadith that describes the straight path as worshipping Allaah alone, telling the truth even if a near relative is concerned, not killing your child out of poverty - and I think that there was another one; can you please give me this hadith? .. More

  • Knowing Arabic and speaking other language without need Date: 29-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. If someone knows Arabic as well as another language, is it impermissible for him to converse in that other language except for a need or legitimate reason? Can he not talk in English or Urdu while the person with whom he is talking also knows Arabic? May Allah reward you. Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi.. More

  • 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