996 fatwas

  • Quran does not use stories from any past Books Date: 29-12-2017

    Hi! I would like to ask you about the story of Jesus creating clay birds, which is referred to in Quran. This story comes from an apocryphal Gospel called Infancy Gospel of Thomas, which all scholars and historians consider to be a forgery and unreliable, historically speaking. So why does the Quran use a story from such a document? .. More

  • No discrepancy between verse 4:12 and verse 4:176 Date: 28-12-2017

    Hi. Quran 4:12 says that if a man leaves neither ascendants nor descendants but has a sister, then for her is one sixth of inheritance, but Quran 4: 176 says that if a man leaves neither descendants nor ascendants, His sister will have half of what he left. A man has one sister only, what is her inheritance, 1/6, 1/3, or 1/2? Quran 4:12 also says that.. More

  • Handling copybooks with Islamic content Date: 28-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have an important question; please reply soon. I study Islam at school, so I write Allaah's name in my notebooks very often. Do I have to respect these books with the same degree as the Mushaf (physical copy of the Quran)? Does that mean that I cannot stack them? What about folding the paper that contains verses or Allaah's name?.. More

  • Removing dust from Mus-haf Date: 28-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have read some time back in your fatwas that the Quran or any other paper which contains Islamic content has to be kept free from dust, dirt, and so on. The day I have read this, life has become very stressful for me. I keep on thinking and searching in my home for any Islamic books, even school textbooks of the kids, and clean.. More

  • Handling items on which Quran is written Date: 27-12-2017

    Assalamu alaykum. Today, there are pictures of Islamic buildings with inscriptions from the Quran etc. on plastic bags, copybook covers, posters, photos etc. Can we use them? Should we keep them instead of throwing them away? And if a person sees such plastic bags etc. with such pictures on the ground, should that person take them from that place in.. More

  • Reciting soorah that requires prostration every night Date: 27-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. It is my habit to recite Surah As-Sajdah and drink milk at night before sleeping. In Surah As-Sajdah, there is a prostration, so am I supposed to do the prostration given that I recite this surah every day? .. More

  • Numerical miracles in the Quran Date: 27-12-2017

    I was wondering; I heard the claim that Adam and Jesus are both mentioned 25 times in the Quran and that this is a numerical miracle. Is that true? .. More

  • Verse which Prophet would have concealed were he to do so Date: 12-12-2017

    What is the verse regarding which ‘Aa’ishah, may allah be pleased with her, said, "If Prophet Mohammed, sallallhu ‘alayhi wa sallam, would have hidden something from the Quran, he would have hidden that verse"? And what was the reason for the revelation of that verse? .. More

  • How people of Shu‘ayb were destroyed Date: 29-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I was just wondering; did the people of Shu‘ayb build homes in or from mountains like Thamood? The Quran says that they were destroyed in the same way. .. More

  • Interpretation of verses from Soorah Al-Layl [Ch. 92] Date: 19-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaikum. In the verses of Surat Al-layl, Allah said: (what means) {As for he who gives and fears Allah, and believes in the best [reward], We will ease him toward ease. But as for he who withholds and considers himself free of need, and denies the best [reward], We will ease him toward difficulty.} [Quran 92: 5-10] If I am not wrong, one of.. More

  • Misinterpretation of verse 57:14 Date: 14-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I was just wondering; there are loads of verses which encourage to question and not to be blind followers and such, but verse 57:14 makes it sound as if once you are Muslim or already were Muslim, you are not allowed to question anymore or it is wrong to question. Verse 57:14 makes it sound as if if you question, you have become a.. More

  • Respect of Arabic text Date: 13-11-2017

    If there is a paper that says 'masjid' on it, is it permissible to sit on it? Also, if there is a car that has written 'Sunnah' or 'karama' on it, and then when people sit in this car, these phases/writing may be at a lower level than the feet, is that wrong? I am not making things up; I am giving examples of situations which I have faced, so please.. More

  • Number of times 'male' and 'female' were mentioned in the Quran Date: 13-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. How many times are the words 'male' and 'female' mentioned in the Noble Quran? I heard that it is 23 times, and someone else said 24 times; which is it? May Allah reward you. Wassalaam. .. More

  • Whether story about reasons of revelation of Soorah Al-Kahf is true Date: 13-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Is the story of Quarysh consulting the Madinan Jews about Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, true?The jews gave them three questions. And in response, Allah sent down Surat Al-Kahf. Is that true? .. More

  • Biography of Diqyaanoos not known Date: 4-11-2017

    Who was "Daqyanus", claimed by scholars to be the king in the era of Ashab Al-Kahf (the people of the cave), who are often cited in Islamic history books? .. More