408 fatwas

  • Watching videos with background music as part of course materials Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalamu alaykum, Shaykhs. I have a question regarding course materials containing videos which include professors of opposite genders and even background music; if someone reads transcripts instead of watching these videos to learn course topics, can they continue the courses? May Allah reward you. .. More

  • Drawing unicellular organisms Date: 1-1-2018

    In biology, we have to draw pictures of unicellular organisms like amoebae and others. Is this permissible? .. More

  • Drawing modestly dressed women Date: 26-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a question. I am a girl who likes to draw, but I always make sure that my drawing is cut off (so that it would not be able to live by its own if it were real). Usually, I cut them off at the stomach or waist. Sometimes, I draw them without giving them a face. Sometimes, I only draw the body to design clothes. I want to ask.. More

  • Woman filmed in protest video by mistake Date: 22-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. A group of protesters all of the sudden showed up. There was a female Muslim who was nearby, and one of the protesters captured her in their video without her consent. She was unable to verbally ask that person to blur her in their video, but she attempted to use her hand to tell that person that she does not want to be in the video,.. More

  • Making computer game based on ideas from game containing Shirk Date: 14-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. There is a game which has been known to contain Shirk (polytheism) as well as religions other than Islam. However, the cartoon is not based on these religions, it just contains characters who are part of these religions, such as Christianity, and the main plot is for these humans to battle monsters. Now, I would like to create stories.. More

  • Woman playing role of man for female audience Date: 13-12-2017

    In the name of Allah. Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I am a female studying in a female-only university. We have a stage show coming soon (only for females), and I have been selected to act like a man. Is it permissible for me to dress like a man, in front of a female-only audience in a stage show? May Allah reward you. .. More

  • Playing dice games online Date: 12-12-2017

    Is it permissible to play dice games online? I know that it is impermissible in real life, but what if the game is played through an app? .. More

  • Using ear plugs upon hearing music Date: 16-11-2017

    In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate. Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I currently live in the West, and I was wondering if inserting earplugs whenever I hear music, etc. would be considered a religious innovation. I believe that there is a hadith which relates that Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi.. More

  • Special needs adult girl playing with stuffed toys Date: 14-11-2017

    Is it permissible for a 21-year-old girl with special needs (learning disabilities) to play with stuffed animals and/or toys? She mostly plays with stuffed animals and/or toys whenever she is not learning the religion. In addition, when she is not learning the religion, she tends to bang her hands on any surface (table/desk), bang her foot against the.. More

  • Keeping fashion pictures to use in dressing before Mahrams Date: 13-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. In fatwa no. 351643, I read that such cartoons do not fall in the same category as looking at real images. But in fatwa no. 88793, such pictures are forbidden. From what I read, I assume that the latter is forbidden because it is pornographic and has bad influences? Please clarify this, so that I do not misunderstand. Also, I like.. More

  • Muslim playing role of non-Muslim in films Date: 9-11-2017

    My friend was a Muslim who used to act in movies. I saw him portray a non-Muslim in some of the films which he acted in. I told him to repent for that, but unfortunately he died accidently without repenting. My question is: was my friend still a Muslim at the time of his death? His intention was pure, as he told me that he only did this for the sake.. More

  • Ruling on playing 'Pokemon' Date: 1-11-2017

    Assalamu alaykum. I am wondering about the video game called Pokemon. What is the scholars' opinion at Islamweb concerning the game? I know that versions of the game give certain creatures divine attributes, which is undoubtedly wrong, but what if the version of the game was free of that? The main issue I can think of is that the game has an element.. More

  • Placing loud music near child's ear Date: 23-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I might have done a heinous act. I bought a bluetooth speaker 80*80*32 mm in size (Remax RB-M15) and played a song with full volume. Then I held and placed the speaker's under my one-and-a-half-year-old nephew's arm, approximately 5-6cm away from the left ear, so that he could feel the vibrations of the speaker. I held it there for.. More

  • Playing games whose characters die and come back to life Date: 11-10-2017

    A long time ago, I played a game in which there was respawning. As I stopped playing this game, I gave my account to a relative, who is playing this game now. I asked him if he could give me this account back so that no one would play it, but he refused to do so by saying that he will try to get his own account, and if it works, he willgive me my account.. More

  • Keeping pictures for memory Date: 11-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Having learned about the impermissibility of women's photos, I now feel regretful and am taking steps to destroy all non-hijabi or improper hijab photos of mine and not make new ones. However, my printed wedding album and photos with my babies remain, some of which are in hijab, while others are not with a proper hijab, as some hair.. More