266 fatwas

  • Hitting face of aggressor in self-defense Date: 1-3-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am fully aware that boxing and any sports and activities that involve deliberatelyhitting the face are haram, based on clear evidence from hadiths. But what about situations of self-defence against aggressors? Is hitting the face of the aggressor in such situations permissible? Note that all aggressors, especially non-Muslim ones,.. More

  • Following other than four main Mathhabs Date: 27-2-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, dear Shaykh. Is it true that Ibn Rajab wrote that it is forbidden to follow other than the four Mathhabs (main schools of Fiqh)? If so, is that a valid statement? Many scholars nowadays also cite and follow other Mathhabs; can such scholars be followed ? .. More

  • Why blood money is different for Muslim and non-Muslim Date: 17-1-2017

    My question is regarding blood money. I want to know why the non-Muslim gets half of the blood money of the Muslim. What is the reason behind this? .. More

  • Murder cases should be taken to court Date: 3-1-2017

    What is the right strategy regarding the killer who claims that someone else ordered the murder? Where does this murderer's word stand according to Islam? Should we believe him or not? And what if the one who supposedly ordered the murder denies ever even having met the murderer? .. More

  • Whether offender is alive when crucified for Hiraabah Date: 3-1-2017

    In Islam, sometimes crucificition is part of the disciplinary actions, does the crucifiction come after the killing in order to display what happens to criminals, or are they alive when they are crucified in order to illustrate it in an even stronger way? .. More

  • Whether Mujtahid Muqayyad can follow methodology of other Mathhabs Date: 8-12-2016

    Can a Mujtahid Muqayyad pass rulings on the basis of the methodology of different schools of thought on different legal issues? .. More

  • Believing that something is Halaal and then discover that it is Haraam on Day of Judgment Date: 4-12-2016

    If I believe that something is halal after examining all the evidence and arguments to the best of my ability, and I end up doing that thing in this life, but then, on the Day of Resurrection, I am informed that it was actually haram, will I be punished for it? .. More

  • Definition of ‘Maqaasid Ash-Sharee’ah’ and ‘Thawaabit Ash-Sharee’ah’ Date: 29-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, dear Scholars. Can you please provide a proper definition for the following terms: Maqaasid Ash-Sharee’ah and Thawaabit Ash-Sharee’ah.Your assistance in the matter will behighly appreciated. May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Rapee's right over rapist Date: 21-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. What is the ruling on a 14-year-old boy who used to rub up against his smaller cousin. He ejaculated sometimes, so he was mature. He ended up penetrating her, which is considered rape. He says that he knew that he was doing wrong. The victim remembered this and accused him now, almost 15 years later, as the victim was very small when.. More

  • Whether Muslim is killed for killing Mu'aahad Date: 14-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. There is a hadith that says that Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,killed a Muslim as punishment for killing a Mu'aahid(a person who is granted the pledge of protection by the Muslims)and said that he was to fulfill the covenant. So my question is: can a Muslim be killed as punishment for killing an innocent non-Muslim? .. More

  • Retribution for bodily harm in Sharee'ah Law Date: 5-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, Brother. I was wondering what the punishment for GBH and ABH is in the Sharia law. I cannot seem to find anything about that. If you could get back to me, then that would be great. Thank you. .. More

  • Sunnah acts of prayer not followed by Hanafis Date: 18-9-2016

    I heard a Hanafi scholar say that raising the hands, saying 'Aamin' out loud, placing the hands on the chest in prayer, and so on should not be done in a country in which the majority of the people are Hanafis, even if one feels that the above-mentioned actions are closer to the Sunnah. These practices can only be performed in a country like Saudi Arabia,.. More

  • Are the Hudood averted by the disbeliever's conversion to Islam? Date: 18-9-2016

    If a disbelieving thief embraced Islam, should he give back what he has stolen before entering Islam? .. More

  • Conditions for making Mubaahalah Date: 1-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. First of all, please do not recommend other questions as I have already searched for them. Brothers, please answer my question particularly, and in the shortest time possible. Can we make Mubaahalah (to sincerelypray and invoke the curse of Allaah upon those who lie)on seven modes of recitation even though some scholars have disregarded.. More

  • Origin of five fundamental necessities Date: 13-7-2016

    How were Ad-Darooriyyaat Al-Khamsderived? Does it have any basis in the Quran and Hadith, or is it just a scholarly opinion? .. More