266 fatwas

  • Definition of following scholars’ concessions Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum! According to one of your fatwas, following a scholar's concession is evil. What is the meaning of a scholar's concession? Is a decision made by the majority of the scholars a concession? Or is the meaning of a concession a decision made by only one scholar? I hope that you could give me a direct answer because I might have difficulty.. More

  • Weight of opinion of majority of scholars Date: 1-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. We hear “the majority held this or that opinion” frequently. How much weight does the majority carry, and is there anything wrong with being a Jumhuri (a person who always follows the majority) except in cases where there is clear proof? Could a person adopt the majority as their Madhhab (School of Thought), and are there any.. More

  • When a layman may act according to the easiest opinion of the scholars Date: 30-12-2017

    I have read all the fatwas on this site regarding the issue which I am going to ask about, so, please, I prefer a personal answer. My question is regarding following Scholar/School of Thought A in some matters and Scholar/School of Thought B in other matters. For example, if I consult Islamqa.info, they say that photography is not allowed as a hobby,.. More

  • Minimum value of theft that entails cutting thief's hand Date: 12-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykh. Recently, I read on your website about the prescribed punishment for theft. I came to know that the scholars differ regarding the minimum value of theft which entails cutting one's hand. According to the Hanafis, the minimum value is 10 dirhams, because at that time, the value of a shield was 1 dinar, or 10 dirhams. On the.. More

  • Judge may waive disciplinary punishment Date: 6-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Can a judge forgive a disciplinary punishment which was given for backbiting or lying? Can he reduce the punishment? I have seen that in certain countries, they give 300 lashes, which are given with certain intervals. What if they give them in one go? May Allah reward you .. More

  • Who is entitled to issue fatwas? Date: 16-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaikum. Today, if a person gets an Islamic degree, he is considered a student of knowledge. Are they considered layman, and can they give fatwas? What is the difference between a senior scholar/Mufti and a scholar/‘Aalim, and what kind of fatwa can the senior scholar/Mufti give which the scholar/‘Aalim is not allowed to issue? .. More

  • Witness not obliged to testify if he fears harm Date: 9-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a question that has been bothering me. I witnessed a shooting that resulted in a murder, and I called the police right after the incident. Now the police wants me to testify, and I can not remain anonymous if I do so, so being a witness in this case may put me in a very dangerous situation, as gangs were involved in the shooting,.. More

  • Even 90% certitude does not overrule certainty Date: 1-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. You quoted another fatwa that said: Besides, An-Nawawi said in Al-Majmoo‘, “Our scholars (i.e. in the Shaafi'i school of jurisprudence) stated that it makes no difference in doubt thatthe two probabilities are equal for the person or that he predominantly thinks that one outweighs the other.” With regards to the rule that.. More

  • Strengthening faith takes priority over investigating the Diyah of non-Muslims Date: 21-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Recently, I have read on Wikipedia that the blood money for accidental death and injury of a non-muslim (Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, Sikhs) is one sixteenth of the amount that a male Muslim would receive. The amount is less than the amount of blood money for Jews and Christians. Is that authentic? What is the reason for such difference?.. More

  • Who pays Diyah if poor father killed his son Date: 21-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. If a father kills his son, he is obliged to pay the Diyyah (blood money), but if he is poor and his relatives are also poor and they are unable to pay it, then what will the punishment be in this situation? I know that this is a silly question, but I want to know please. .. More

  • Choosing the lesser of two evils is religious principle Date: 5-10-2017

    Salam. I have a question from a video I have watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg16u_bzjPE, which basically says and explains the following: You are in a situation where five people are going to die, but you can save them by causing the death of one single person. Is it this allowed in the Shariah? Meaning: saving the life of five, by.. More

  • Anger at person who insults one's womenfolk Date: 10-9-2017

    Is it allowed to punch someone or shout at him or be angry at someone who, for example, insults one's wife or mother or someone who is disrespectful in an arrogant way? Or someone who attacks one's honor? Does the ruling change if the one who does this is a disbeliever? .. More

  • Seeking fatwa from people of innovation Date: 3-7-2017

    Can I ask people who have innovations, even if the innovation constitutes an act of disbelief about all matters of the religion? For example, can I ask them if an act is forbidden or something regarding Waswaas (obsessive doubts)? There are not so many Salafi shaykhs in my city, I think. .. More

  • No Hadd on woman who incites rape Date: 25-5-2017

    I know that there is a Hadd (prescribed corporal punishment)punishment for the rapist, but is there any punishment for the women who is raped? If she is raped due to not wearing the hijab, traveling without a Mahram (permanently unmarriageable kin), going to a non-Mahram, going out the house without her guardian's permission, or any other blameworthy.. More

  • Punishment for throwing acid on person Date: 17-5-2017

    What is the punishment for one who casts acid on someone according toIslamic jurisprudence? .. More