266 fatwas

  • The ruling on whether one should follow fatwa issued by one scholar or by a group of scholars Date: 9-2-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. When two scholars differ regarding any issue, I follow the one who is more knowledgeable and more pious, because I have not gained the ability to research on my own. ( I am, however, studying for the diploma on Islamic Studies at IOU) So what should I do when one or two jurists differ with another group of jurists who form a committee.. More

  • How to settle disputed debt claim on the estate of a deceased mother Date: 21-1-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. A woman who used to be my mother's friend in the past showed up 18 years after my mother's death saying that she wants her money back. She claims to have helped my mother building her house. She said that she bought some cement and other things for building to help her out at that time. We were suprised to hear this because we never.. More

  • One chooses the lesser of two evils only if both evils cannot be prevented Date: 5-1-2016

    What is Islam's view on the concept of the lesser of two evils? Is it ever allowed to do one evil if that means not doing a greater one? Or should a muslim completely abstain from both evils, even in a situation that requires you to choose something? .. More

  • The math-hab of 'Eesa (Jesus) and Al-Mahdi, may Allaah exalt their mention Date: 26-12-2015

    Assalaamu 'alaikum. A brother, when told that it is not haram to follow one of the four madhaahib without going to extremes for a person who is not a mujtahid (person who has the knowledge needed to practice ijtihaad [indenpendent reasoning]) or competent 'alim and that the majority of the scholars followed a specific madhhab,chargingly asked,"So what.. More

  • Grandfather is not killed for killing his grandchild from the son or the daughter Date: 20-12-2015

    Is the maternal grandfather killed for killing his grandchild? Its been stated in previous fatwas that the father and mother are exempt from the hadd punishment of killing their children. Does this also apply to grandparents from both sides of the family? Please clarify. .. More

  • Favoring the statement over the act in Hadeeth is not absolute Date: 11-11-2015

    Assalaam alaikum wa rahamatullaah brothers. I heard that the hadith Qawli is more correct, or more powerful, than the hadith Amali. Maalik, may Allaah mercy upon him preferred the second option (the action of the people of Madinah) when both meet. Because our beloved prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,spent his precious last days with the.. More

  • Compensation following a knife attack by an insane person Date: 8-10-2015

    Please can you give me a fatwa on the Following Domestic Violence case I encountered.I was attacked by My Sister in Law with a Knife back in July 2014 in an attempt to Murder.My sister in Law is mentally sick and living with my father in law. Her mother died 5 days before from natural causes from a Heart attack. ( I had a very good relationship with.. More

  • Habitually pursuing the odd views of scholars leads to heresy Date: 8-10-2015

    Assalamu 'alaykum. I've read on this website a quote of Imam al-Awza'i: "Whoever prefers to follow the exceptional rulings of Ulamah (scholars) gets out of the fold of Islam." (from Sunan of Al Baihaqi, taken from Fatwa No : 86931). On another website I've read something similar, but with slightly different wording: "Whoever holds on to the rare and.. More

  • The robbed person has the right to take his exact property or something like it from the thief Date: 19-8-2015

    I entered the mosque to offer the prayer and, when I went out, I did not find my shoes. They were worth 600 SAR. Then, I found them with another person. As I frankly accused him of having taken my shoes, he said that they belonged to his friend who lives in the same district in which I live and that they had exchanged their shoes. I was not convinced.. More

  • A husband saying to his wife 'O illegitimate daughter' Date: 19-8-2015

    What is the ruling on someone who said to his wife, "(O illegitimate daughter)"? Can she ask for implementing the prescribed corporal punishment on him or not? .. More

  • Father not entitled to carry out the corporal punishment on his daughter if she committed fornication Date: 19-8-2015

    What is the ruling on a girl who was proved to have committed fornication? What is her legitimate guardian required to do by the Sharee'ah in a time when corporal punishments are no longer applied? Is it obligatory on him to carry out the corporal punishment on her by himself or detain her in his house until Allaah Almighty decides her case? .. More

  • Definition of Muhsan Date: 19-8-2015

    Assalamu 'Alaykum. My question is: Does concluding the marriage contract make the man and women Muhsan or not? (I mean the marriage contract that is concluded for the first time) Thank you! .. More

  • Necessary procedures towards those who make accusations against innocent people Date: 19-8-2015

    I am a final-year university student. I am successful and religiously committed; praise be to Allaah Almighty. However, some imprudent people accused my honor . None of them has the courage to confront me as I understand from their way that they want to distort my fame. Someone of them says: “I saw her naked.” Some other says: “She smokes.”.. More

  • Punishment of someone who accused another of Zina through media Date: 19-8-2015

    What is the ruling on someone who accused another of Zina (fornication/adultery) via modern mass media, such as a newspaper. Please support your answer with proofs? .. More

  • The report that does not involve an explicit accusation of Zina is not slander Date: 19-8-2015

    I have repeatedly seen a girl speaking with a young man who has no legal relationship with her, and I told one of my friends about that. Is this considered slander against a chaste women? .. More