1156 fatwas

  • Categorization of haraam into muharram lithaatih and muharram lighayrih Date: 17-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I was reading about the difference which the scholars of Fiqh have made in case of haram (Muharram lithaatih and Muharram lighayrih), but the Hanbali scholars do not consider this categorization. Can you elobrate on this issue and present the better opinion in this regard? May Allah reward you. .. More

  • Meaning of ‘the Straight Path’ Date: 17-11-2017

    Is this hadith authentic? And could you please give me the whole hadith that describes the straight path as worshipping Allaah alone, telling the truth even if a near relative is concerned, not killing your child out of poverty - and I think that there was another one; can you please give me this hadith? .. More

  • Using ear plugs upon hearing music Date: 16-11-2017

    In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate. Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I currently live in the West, and I was wondering if inserting earplugs whenever I hear music, etc. would be considered a religious innovation. I believe that there is a hadith which relates that Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi.. More

  • Special needs adult girl playing with stuffed toys Date: 14-11-2017

    Is it permissible for a 21-year-old girl with special needs (learning disabilities) to play with stuffed animals and/or toys? She mostly plays with stuffed animals and/or toys whenever she is not learning the religion. In addition, when she is not learning the religion, she tends to bang her hands on any surface (table/desk), bang her foot against the.. More

  • Keeping fashion pictures to use in dressing before Mahrams Date: 13-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. In fatwa no. 351643, I read that such cartoons do not fall in the same category as looking at real images. But in fatwa no. 88793, such pictures are forbidden. From what I read, I assume that the latter is forbidden because it is pornographic and has bad influences? Please clarify this, so that I do not misunderstand. Also, I like.. More

  • Muslim playing role of non-Muslim in films Date: 9-11-2017

    My friend was a Muslim who used to act in movies. I saw him portray a non-Muslim in some of the films which he acted in. I told him to repent for that, but unfortunately he died accidently without repenting. My question is: was my friend still a Muslim at the time of his death? His intention was pure, as he told me that he only did this for the sake.. More

  • Getting pregnant without marriage through artificial insemination Date: 9-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum warahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. A Muslim sister got pregnant, her family decided to discipline her given that she was not married. When the elders met her, she told them that she waited for years, that no one was proposing to marry her, and that she was getting to the age were she would not be able to get pregnant if she got married... More

  • Taking nootropics (smart drugs) Date: 5-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Are nootropics halal in Islam? If I want to improve my abilities, can I use it? May Allah reward you. .. More

  • Question resulting from OCD Date: 4-11-2017

    If there is an item/product that represents disbelief or has something related to disbelief written on it and I hold it or touch it, do I become responsible for it? Do I have to give it back to its owner? I mean something such as a Christian cross, or something else; what if I were holding a bag that has a bible in it and I give it back to the owner,.. More

  • Name of website does not affect ruling on buying from it Date: 1-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is Amazon.com haram? The reason I am asking is because it is named after the Amazon river, and the Amazon river is named after a pagan story. Does this mean that Amazon.com is haram? And if so, do I have to get rid of the stuff I bought from there? .. More

  • Ruling on playing 'Pokemon' Date: 1-11-2017

    Assalamu alaykum. I am wondering about the video game called Pokemon. What is the scholars' opinion at Islamweb concerning the game? I know that versions of the game give certain creatures divine attributes, which is undoubtedly wrong, but what if the version of the game was free of that? The main issue I can think of is that the game has an element.. More

  • Abortion or permanent contraception if pregnancy harms wife Date: 29-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykh. If present pregnancy or further pregnancies increase and worsen sickness and even threaten a woman's life, and that is confirmed by doctors, but the husband does not give his consent for abortion or permanent contraception, should the wife continue to obey him in that even when she is severely sick or harmed or may die? Is.. More

  • Knowing Arabic and speaking other language without need Date: 29-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. If someone knows Arabic as well as another language, is it impermissible for him to converse in that other language except for a need or legitimate reason? Can he not talk in English or Urdu while the person with whom he is talking also knows Arabic? May Allah reward you. Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi.. More

  • Woman using cosmetic fillers to hide masculine features Date: 24-10-2017

    I would like to know whether it is permissible for a women who has masculine features to have temporary cosmetic fillers and treatments, just the bare minimum to help correct the issues to help her look more feminine for her husband and help relieve her psychological distress in this matter. .. More

  • Nahj Al-Balaaghah is not an authentic book Date: 24-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. How authentic is Nahj Al-Balaaghah? It is the book in which sayings of ‘Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, are mentioned and which is mostly quoted by Shias. .. More