266 fatwas

  • Rape and fornication are totally different categories in Islamic law Date: 8-7-2016

    In another fatwa, you have basically put the act of rape under the category of zina (fornication). But rape and zina are clearly not the same thing. With zina, it is two people who both agree to have intercourse together. And the crime for that is known. With rape, however, it is one person who forces himself upon another person who did not consent.. More

  • Penalty for killing disbeliever Date: 23-6-2016

    What does it mean that no believer should be killed in retribution for killing a disbeliever? Does this mean that someone could kill 100 disbelievers and suffer no repercussions? .. More

  • To what extent principles of schools of jurisprudence conform with the Sunnah Date: 21-6-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. There is a scholar in the UK, and he said that most hadiths that we agree to are from the Shafi'i Usool (foundations) and that if we were to use the Hanafi Usool, we would reject a lot more hadiths, especially ones that do not make sense and others. What do we say to this? .. More

  • Hadd of zina with regards to non-Muslims Date: 16-5-2016

    Concerning stoning, it is said that Imam Abu Hanifah and Imam Malik said that it is a condintion for the muhsan(married person)to be Muslim. Is it true that in an Islamic state Dhimmis (a non-Muslim living under the Muslim rule)will not be stoned if they fornicate but will lashed instead? Also, if they are not married, then they are given a warning.. More

  • Punishment of consumer of alcohol Date: 4-5-2016

    Assalaam alaykum. My question is about Islam. I know that there are hudud (plural of hadd: corporal punishment determined by Islamic Law) punishments prescribed by the sharia in an Islamic State Caliphate. I heard that in order to be punished for zina (illegal sexual intercourse), there must be four witnesses or a confession. My question is: what if.. More

  • Failing to produce four witnesses in accusation of rape Date: 2-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum dear Brother in Islam. I have the following query: If a woman accuses someone of rape while she does not have four witnesses and the accused does not confess having committed rape or adultery, will the woman be punished for slander of adultery (had-e-quzuf)? Please answer with evidence from the Sunnah. I have researched lots of Fiqh.. More

  • Punishment of accusing Muslim of magic without proof Date: 21-4-2016

    Assalaam alaykum. Is there a hadd (prescribed) punishment or taʻzeer (discretionary punishment) for the one who accuses a Muslim of magic without any proof or witnesses? Also, is this person considered a kaafir (disbeliever) for accusing a Muslim of magic, which is kufr (disbelief), based on the hadith that whoever says to his brother that he is.. More

  • Whether verdict of judge changes religious ruling on something Date: 7-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am looking for a reference regarding the issue of Shaykh Ibn Taymiyyah saying that the verdict of a judge does not make the haram halal, meaning that the verdict will not change the sharia ruling. Is it in Majmoo Al-Fatawaa? I also heard that the Hanafis slightly differ and say that if a man comes to a judge and brings four witnesses.. More

  • Repetition of zina not condition to implement the hadd Date: 6-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. About the verse about whipping the one who fornicates, I heard a person quote Ibn ʻAshoor,saying that the noun shows that this is only for people who did it over and over again, not just once. Is this interpretation true? Please do not send me another fatwa unless it answers my question. .. More

  • School fines for violating rules Date: 2-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum Brothers. I would like to ask a question about the money that a school gets from monetary fines levied on students for violating any rules. 1: Is this permissible in islam? 2: What can it be used for? .. More

  • Warding off assault against one's life or wealth Date: 29-3-2016

    ʻUmaribn Al-Khattaab, may Allaah be pleased with him, said, "By Allaah, no diyyah (blood money) is due to him (this man) from her." If the woman was killed while trying to prevent someone from violating her, she is a martyr. The Prophet said, "Whoever is killed while defending his honor is a martyr." [At-Tirmithi: good] I want to know whether this.. More

  • Ruling on whether repentance waives hadd of theft Date: 22-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I saw your opinion on the ruling on a thief. You used the verse (5:38) that explains to cut off a thief's right hand and some hadiths. However, you ended up with a wrong opinion. You should be ashamed of Allaah if you did not bother checking the verse after it, (5:39), which says, {But whosoever repents after his crime and does righteous.. More

  • Minimum value of stolen property that entails penalty for theft Date: 28-2-2016

    What is the minimum value of robbed goods for which one's hand is amputated in Islam? I found a hadith where it says a quarter of an Islamic dinar or three dirhams. I calculated it with dinar. I found that one dinar is a coin of pure gold weighing 4.25 grams, so a quarter ( ¼ ) is 1.0625 gram of gold. In my country, the value of 1 gram of gold, today,.. More

  • Ruling on immature person who commits robbery, rape or murder Date: 27-2-2016

    What is the punishment for an immature (one who is not reached puberty) boy or girl who commits rape, murder or robbery? For example, what is the punishment for a nine-year-old boy or girl who commits robbery, murder or rape? .. More

  • Priority is given to imitating the four Imaams before contemporary scholars Date: 16-2-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. On your website, you have stated that a layman should follow the scholar that he thinks to be the most knowledgeable and trustworthy. We all know that Imams Abu Hanifah, Maalik, Shaafi, and Ahmed were far more knowledgeable than all of the contemporary scholars. Does this not mean that it is better to follow one of the above-mentioned.. More