266 fatwas

  • Pressing someone's neck without killing him is not murder but entails Ta'zeer Date: 31-3-2014

    What is the definition of murder in Islam? Is pressing someone's neck in anger for one or two second but not taking his life and causing no damage to him is also murder? what's ruling on it? .. More

  • Following scholars who follow a Mathhab Date: 15-3-2014

    assalam mu alaikum sheikh i am an ahle hadith living in india people here in india have different madhabs mostly they are the followers of hanafi madhab when we ahl hadith go to them and say about quran and sunnah and to the understanding of salaf they criticize us by saying you are gair muqallid...and you people have just come couple of centuries before.. More

  • An imprisoned scholar has the right to issue Fatwa Date: 19-2-2014

    Salam Alaikum Wa Rehmatullah... I want to confirm through your source whether an imprisoned scholar or mufti is illegible to issue any kind of Fatwa or Islamic ruling from prison. Is his fatwa acceptable ? .. More

  • Punishment for embezzlement and taking public funds Date: 17-2-2014

    As sallam alaykum. I delivered a lecture today and the question posed to me was" what is the ruling of Islam on a company or public officer who forged to embezzle the company or public fund. Is it equal to stealing to which the hand can be cut or only that the misappropriate public fund should be returned to public or company treasury." I need an Islamic.. More

  • She used the soap or cream of her housemates without their permission Date: 23-1-2014

    ls i just want to know if using the soap or cream of my housemates once or twice without asking is considered stealing (there was no intent to steal just didnt think much of it because i know them and it wasn't out of place).and do i have to give it back. These are not exactly quantifiable. I can't take a smear of soap and give it back. I also want.. More

  • Diyah (i.e. blood money) can be paid from Zakat money in case of straitened circumstances Date: 21-1-2014

    I am a doctor and one of my friends works as an anesthetist in Makkah. One of his patients died from the effects of anesthesia, and the verdict was that the person responsible must pay 80,000 riyals as Diyyah to compensate for his death. Can I help him in paying the Diyyah or should I first investigate whether it was manslaughter without any negligence.. More

  • Acting in opposition to one's own Mathhab in certain issues Date: 7-1-2014

    Can a woman of Hanafi Madhab escape from paying zakat on gold ornaments of personal use taking advantage of opinions of other madhabs like Malei or Hambali? .. More

  • Citing Companions as evidence Date: 15-12-2013

    Assalamu Alaykum, Thanks very much for your reply for my question 2425251. You wrote: "That is the case if reason and Ijtihaad can be applied in the opinion of the companion; otherwise, it is regarded as Marfoo‘ (traceable) to the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, unless it is known that that companion used to take from the books of the People.. More

  • Violations without prescribed punishment Date: 12-11-2013

    As-salaamu 3laikum, I would like to know what is the correct punishment, if any, that should be carried out on a Muslim woman who goes out in public without hijaab, or appears in films without wearing hijaab, in an Islamic state. I am not asking about the obligation of hijaab - I know it is obligatory - I just want to know how an Islamic state should.. More

  • Conditions of the validity of witnesses to marriage contract Date: 4-11-2013

    selemoen eleikoum sheykuna, What are the conditions of a witness? I married and my witnesses wear people: - who shave their beards? - one doesn't pray all his prayers in time? - they all had isbaal, pants below ancles? If i read the conditions of witnesses that they must be adl and have no mistakes i fear that nobody his marriage in my direct surrounding.. More

  • Camera footage as a valid witness in a rape case Date: 7-9-2013

    Assalam-u-Alaikum! I have 2 questions. We tried reading in other fatwas, but first Jawab we couldn't find. I work in company in europe and many workers are also Muslim. My friend stay late one day and other worker also stay at the end. They to wrok together, he got drink to her and she says then started to come close and touch her. She say she tried.. More

  • How the Muslim layman chooses a scholar to follow Date: 7-4-2013

    A layman Muslim should follow the opinion of an aalim (scholar) whose KNOWLEDGE and RELIGIOUS COMMITMENT he trusts the most in cases of scholarly differences. Now I have following interrelated questions: 1) How to choose an aalim(scholar)?In other words – How can a LAYMAN muslim know that person ‘ABC’ is religiously committed and knowledgeable.. More

  • He drove a car with faulty brakes and accidentally killed a girl Date: 21-3-2013

    i was involved in a fatal motor accident that led to the death of a sixteen years old girl. Although i knew quite well the brake of the car i drove was having problem before i took it, i thought i could manouver it as i was not going to a distant place. Am not sure of the faith of the girl but her mum goes to church and her father has died a long time.. More

  • Is a mother killed for killing her child? Date: 17-3-2013

    salam, you wrote that father cannot be killed for killing his son/daughter, can a mother be killed for killing his son/daughter? .. More

  • A housemaid killing a baby unintentionally Date: 17-3-2013

    Assalamu Alaikum, A baby died when the asian housemaid who is only 17 years old was giving the baby milk from bottle and when the baby's parents were not in home. The baby died accidentally due to suffocation and incorrect handling by the maid. The baby's parents allege that the maid killed the baby and did not forgive the housemaid nor willing to accept.. More