266 fatwas

  • Committing Zina over the phone does not incur the corporal punishment Date: 19-8-2015

    I have a friend who is married and has children. My friend got to know a young man and they loved each other over the internet. Everyone of them lives in a different country and they have never met. By the passage of time, their relationship got strong and they began to practice adultery over the phone. I would like to know what the Islamic ruling is.. More

  • Propagating the news of a rape incident is unfavorable Date: 19-8-2015

    I am a 21 year-old-girl. I am about to marry, by the permission of Allaah Almighty. The problem is that I was raped many times while I was young. No one of my family knows that. I have told my future husband and he accepted this fact. However, he has doubts about my truthfulness because I have not told my mother. He suspects that not telling her about.. More

  • Wisdom behind not prescribing corporal punishment for those who deal in Riba Date: 19-8-2015

    Why has the Sharee'ah prescribed a corporal punishment for killing, Zina (adultery/fornication), and theft but not for dealing in Riba (interest), for example, although its harms affect the Islamic society as a whole? What should one do to purify himself from a major sin he has committed? .. More

  • Corporal punishment should be carried out on whoever denies someone's attribution to his father Date: 19-8-2015

    One of my relatives denies that I am the son of my father without a valid reason, can I boycott him? Can the case be taken to a Sharee'ah court, taking into consideration that he was extremely infuriated when he said that? On the other hand, what is the ruling on a Muslim who went to church with a Christian woman in order for her to offer the prayer,.. More

  • Prescribed punishment of incest Date: 19-8-2015

    What is the prescribed punishment of someone who commits unlawful sexual intercourse with his stepmother? Should he be executed or receive 100 lashes, knowing that this young man is not Muhsan (currently or previously married)? .. More

  • Taking money without seeking permission of its owner is theft Date: 19-8-2015

    Assalaamu ‘Alaykum, I have a big problem. A long time ago, the wife of my paternal uncle made a copy of the key of my grandfather's closet. From time to time, she started to take money from that closet without telling anyone. She began to give a part of it to my mother so that she may keep silent and not to tell anyone. My mother took a part of the.. More

  • Rape is punishable under the Sharee'ah Date: 19-8-2015

    Why do we have a prescribed corporal punishment and rulings for every sin in our Islamic Sharee'ah except for rape? What is the punishment of the rapist? .. More

  • Stolen public property bought from the thief should be spent in public service Date: 19-8-2015

    I am a religiously-committed Iraqi Muslim man. There were many incidents of stealing public property in our disaster-stricken country. This wide-range theft of public money increased because of the encouragement of Kuwaiti and Iranian saboteurs as well as the American occupiers. What is the religious ruling on stealing public property? What is the ruling.. More

  • Difference between plunder and theft Date: 19-8-2015

    Is the religious ruling on plunder the same as that on theft? Is plunder forbidden? .. More

  • Ruling on stealing from a thief Date: 17-8-2015

    Is it unlawful to steal from a thief? .. More

  • Treatment for sexual inclinations towards the 'yet to have a beard' young men and sodomy Date: 17-8-2015

    I memorize the whole Noble Quran; all praise be to Allaah, the Exalted, but I have a huge problem. I have sexual inclinations towards young men who are too young to have beards and the practice of sodomy. I have tried more than once to give up such sins but, each time, I fail and re-commit them. Please note that I am poor and I cannot afford to get.. More

  • Whoever drinks alcohol while knowing its prohibition should undergo the prescribed punishment Date: 17-8-2015

    What is the ruling on someone who has recently converted to Islam and drinks alcohol? What is the prescribed punishment in such a case? Is it lashing or Ta’zeer (discretionary punishment)? .. More

  • Ruling on a son stealing from his father's wealth Date: 17-8-2015

    Does stealing from one's father entail cutting off the hand? .. More

  • Stealing to help those in need! Date: 17-8-2015

    I have a seventeen-year-old female friend whose family suffers from difficult financial conditions. She believes in Allaah, the Exalted, and performs prayer, but she sometimes steals. The strange thing is that she does not steal for herself, but to give to those in need. She does not like to turn down whoever asks her for money or tell him that she.. More

  • Does an unmarried woman's pregnancy entail the application of Hadd of Zina? Date: 17-8-2015

    Is the pregnancy of an unmarried woman considered evidence of Zina (adultery/fornication)? .. More