5401 fatwas

  • Broken Engagement Date: 22-7-2000

    I'm writing to seek your advice on the following matter. Over a month ago my father passed away, but only ten days earlier my sister, the only daughter in the family, was engaged. Every detail from the venue of the Nikah & Walima had been arranged including the Mahr whilst my father was still alive. Two weeks after the janazah my sister's fiance'.. More

  • Ruling on the three consecutive divorces Date: 19-7-2000

    Please give me the background to the establishment of the three consecutive talaqs (divorces) resulting in the immediate cancellation of the marriage contract (some call it talaqul bidah). Also, kindly inform me about the various requirements for this practice to be fulfilled. .. More

  • Overwhelmed by family problems Date: 18-7-2000

    My father & my mother in-law are brother & sister. My mother died in 1981. My father married my mother stepsister who is 1/3 of my father age. My mother in-law & father is living very near. My father has two sons from second marriage. His elder son is 15, the other is 12. I have 5 brothers in-law. My husband is eldest son of his family. My father in-law.. More

  • A woman's behavior after husband's death Date: 14-7-2000

    CAN A WOMAN WEAR A BEAUTIFUL DRESS & USE MAKE-UP AFTER HER HUSBAND DIES ESPECIALLY IN THE IDDAH PERIOD, AND WHAT ARE THE PROHIBITED ACTIONS DURING THAT TIME?Can a woman wear a beautiful dress and use make up after her husband dies especially in the Iddah period, and what are the prohibited.. More

  • The length of the waiting period of a divorced woman (‘Iddah) Date: 14-6-2000

    Alsalaamu Alaikum: I read that the period of ‘Iddah’ is a period of three mensturation periods. Is that correct? And if so, does a woman start counting from the day of divorce or the day of her last sexual encounter with her husband? Please clarify. Thank you! .. More

  • In Dilemma: Married Without Parents' Knowledge and Now They Want Him to Marry Again Date: 13-6-2000

    I'm a 29 year-old Muslim man and I'm married to a woman from USA who became Muslim after our marriage and we are blessed by a daughter. My problem is that my parents don't know that I'm married to a foreign woman, which is an unacceptable act in my family. Moreover, law in my country does not allow it. My brothers and sisters know about my marriage... More

  • Parents against Daughter's Choice for Marriage Date: 11-6-2000

    I have a man whom I love very much. He proposed to me 3 months ago. We were together at university. We have been loving each other for 5 years now. He is only 8 months older than I. My father and mother don't want this marriage. They are saying that he is too young to handle marriage responsibilities. He is 22.5 years old. His father and mother feel.. More

  • Wearing Hijab when menses appears Date: 6-6-2000

    Does a girl have to wear hijab as soon as her period comes? Are parents allowed to force her? Please I want a proof from the Qur'an. Please answer quickly... More

  • Right of a former homosexual to marry Date: 5-6-2000

    Is it right for a Muslim who was once homosexual, but who has reformed him or herself to marry?.. More

  • Arrogance of Arabs to non-Arabs Date: 4-6-2000

    I have seen so many Arabs who really are proud on their blood and treat non-Arabs cheap. Sometimes they can be arrogant. When you question them they say "I am Arab you are non-Arab". It really ticks me off. When I asked the Imam who is non-Arab, he said you should not say anything wrong to them because Prophet Muhammad was one of them and we respect.. More

  • Rights of No.1 wife of 25 years regarding inheritance from husband Date: 1-6-2000

    What are my rights as wife No. 1 after 25 yrs of marriage and my rights with regards to inheritance should my husband treat me unfairly, which seems to be most likely?.. More

  • Confused about Marrying Man Engaged to Cousin He Does Not Want to Marry Date: 30-5-2000

    Assalaamu alaikum Dearest brothers, shukran for answering my questions, but to no avail it has still left me confused. Reason being that i have read through some of the other questions as well as the answeres u supplied , i came across a question 3549 something similar to mine, yet u discouraged this man from marrying her, bringing the matter of CULTURE.. More

  • Religion of children born to Muslim-Christian couple Date: 24-5-2000

    I am a Muslim with a Christian wife. What is the Islamic point of view regarding the religion of the our coming kids? Thank you. .. More

  • Education for women Date: 20-5-2000

    I would just like to congratulate you on this wonderful and enlightening site. I am only 21 years old, and I was always taught that you learn from your cradle to your grave. I thank my father for educating me. Do men realise that women are the beginning of a learning centre for children? If women are educated their children will be educated. A famous.. More

  • Marriage between Arabs and Non-Arabs, Men or Women Date: 20-5-2000

    Why is it permissible for Arab men to marry non-Arab women, but a big issue is made when an Arab woman wants to marry a non-Arab man? I read your answer to a question saying there is no distinction between ARAB and NON-ARAB; they are all Muslim. Why should Arab women seek permission from the authorities first? .. More