403 fatwas

  • 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

  • No harm in video games where player dies and respawns Date: 9-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. If I die in a video game and respawn again and continue playing, is this considered Shirk (polytheism)? I do not know if contradicts the Shariah since I have to start somewhere again in the game if I want to continue playing. .. More

  • Cutting heads of plastic toys to deface them Date: 5-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. This is regarding to question No. 350809. Firstly, I want to thank you for your reply. I have attempted to ruin the features of the toys, but unfortunately,some of them are made of extremely hard plastic, and additionally, I have maybe over 1,000 of them. I attempted to use a cutting instrument to remove the heads of these toys, but.. More

  • Using software with animal images in logo Date: 1-10-2017

    First of all, thank you very much for your responce. I have read your fatwa on Islamweb, but it is still not quite clear to me. In fatwa No. 350722, you state "If the image is not clear; i.e. it does not have eyes or a nose or mouth or fingers, then it is not a complete image and it is not considered imitating the creation of Allah, the Exalted." Now,.. More

  • Enlarging picture of mother and gifting it to her Date: 28-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please reply soon. I am thinking of giving a gift to my mom.I have a picture of her college days. I want to enlarge it and gift it to her. There is almost no chance of any non-Mahram (permanently unmarriageable kin) seeing it since she will not hang it up. Given that photographic images are permissible as per a strong scholarly position,.. More

  • Donating book with cross-section drawings of private parts Date: 11-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. What is the ruling on cross section drawings of private parts? I am donating a biology book to the school library, and I am hiding the pictures of women as well as those containing the ‘Awrah (what should be covered of the body) of men. I am not sure whether to hide cross section drawings of private.. More