270 fatwas

  • How the Muslim layman chooses a scholar to follow Date: 7-4-2013

    A layman Muslim should follow the opinion of an aalim (scholar) whose KNOWLEDGE and RELIGIOUS COMMITMENT he trusts the most in cases of scholarly differences. Now I have following interrelated questions: 1) How to choose an aalim(scholar)?In other words – How can a LAYMAN muslim know that person ‘ABC’ is religiously committed and knowledgeable.. More

  • He drove a car with faulty brakes and accidentally killed a girl Date: 21-3-2013

    i was involved in a fatal motor accident that led to the death of a sixteen years old girl. Although i knew quite well the brake of the car i drove was having problem before i took it, i thought i could manouver it as i was not going to a distant place. Am not sure of the faith of the girl but her mum goes to church and her father has died a long time.. More

  • Is a mother killed for killing her child? Date: 17-3-2013

    salam, you wrote that father cannot be killed for killing his son/daughter, can a mother be killed for killing his son/daughter? .. More

  • A housemaid killing a baby unintentionally Date: 17-3-2013

    Assalamu Alaikum, A baby died when the asian housemaid who is only 17 years old was giving the baby milk from bottle and when the baby's parents were not in home. The baby died accidentally due to suffocation and incorrect handling by the maid. The baby's parents allege that the maid killed the baby and did not forgive the housemaid nor willing to accept.. More

  • The authentic books of the Maaliki School Date: 16-3-2013

    Pls,could you give me a list of all the authentic figh books in the maliki madhab .. More

  • The wisdom behind legislating blood-money Date: 6-3-2013

    salam, Recently a Saudi preacher who killed his daughter escaped punishment by paying blood money. Why blood money is prescribed in Islam when the rich can be easily misuse and avoid punishment. Also there is a below statement in the news item. "The ruling is based on Islamic laws that a father cannot be executed for murdering his children, nor can.. More

  • Books that give in-depth knowledge of Usool Al-Fiqh Date: 25-11-2012

    Respected Sheikh, I am Ovais from Pakistan and a student. I want you to help me out of some queries regarding Usul-e-Fiqh (Principles of Jurisprudence). I believe that you can, given that your vast knowledge gives you an edge, guide a person i.e. me who want to have a in-depth knowledge on Usul-e-Fiqh but is reluctant to read MANY BOOKS on this.. More

  • Ta’zeer (discretionary punishment) in Islam Date: 27-7-2012

    Assalamu alikum i have read that Umar ra used to carry a durrah from which he used to hit people. A narration states that "Umar took his stick and started hitting the wife of Abu Salmah just because she said her husband is not good but reality was that he was impotent as mentioned the narration itsef. Umar ra said after hitting her saying, "O.. More

  • When it is desirable for a Zaani to confess his guilt to the ruler Date: 6-7-2012

    Assalamu alaykum. May Allah reward the people working on this website with goodness. I am confused. :( I've read answers from this websites about zina. In 1 place on this website (Fatwa No : 81620) I found this; " Imaam Ibn Hajar said, “Covering oneself is desirable but going before the ruler to purify oneself by implementing the prescribed.. More

  • The meaning of istihsaan Date: 26-2-2012

    what mean istihsaan? with practical examples in sales if possible?.. More

  • Consensus is a source of legislation Date: 7-2-2012

    Is there evidence from the Quran or Sunnah indicating that (Scholarly) consensus is a principal source of legislation? .. More

  • Commands in Sharee’ah between obligation and likeability Date: 4-12-2011

    In the name of allah Asalam alikum- I like to know the criterial or ruling regarding fard deeds because some people quote some statements from and say it is fard how to know it. i.e. they say zikr dawam is mentioned in quran so it is fard.likewise isolation from people is mentioned in quran so it is fard likewise an act/deed which is fard near.. More

  • Punishing suspects Date: 23-8-2011

    Is it permissible to punish suspects?.. More

  • Different levels of utilizing the available means Date: 17-7-2011

    What is the ruling on utilizing the available means?.. More

  • Wants to kill the people who cheated him and took his money Date: 1-6-2011

    As-salaamu-alaikum, May Allah have blessing on You...I have been cheated by some people by asking me to invest money to start a business and they have backed out at last moment.And when we asked them to return back our money they have asked them to give us time.we have agreed to that hoping that we will get back our money.But they are living to.. More