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  • He Believes that His Mother Apostated Date: 31-12-2018

    Salaam aleykum. My mother recently died and I was wondering if it's permissible to ask Allah to forgive her during prayer and dua or give sadaqa in her name when I've witnessed her calling to other things besides Allah on her deathbed. For example, she said "oh my mother" and "Oh Prophet Muhammad". Many people claim that because she was sick and in.. More

  • He Thinks That His Parents Apostatized Date: 10-12-2018

    As salaamu alaykoum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu,We know that Islam obligates us to be good to our parents. Are there exceptions to this rulling? Like when your parents are murtadeen and holding on to their Kufr that takes them out of Islam. And they don't want to change, while they claim they are muslim.. Like for example they do not pray the Salaat.. More

  • Ruling a Muslim to be a Non-Muslim Date: 12-7-2018

    Asalamo aleikoum scholars. Making things that are haram halal is kufr and the opposite. And it is known amongst scholars that falling in this kind of thibgs wheether is jocking or not it does not make any difference. What about this scenario. I am sitting with a brother and then a third person comes to us to talk with us and he does not shake hands.. More

  • Takfeer Is a Very Serious Matter Date: 27-6-2018

    As salaam alaykum wa rahmetullaahi wa barakatu, Respected Imaam, My question is concerning my past. I was born in a non muslim country and started practising Islaam on later age. When i started also my family members started but because whe have little knowledge whe made mistakes and understood some issues very wrong. Like the issue of takfeer. In that.. More

  • Excuse of ignorance about Kufr Date: 2-1-2018

    I understand that there is the excuse of ignorance for one who claims Islam concerning Shirk (polytheism) and Kufr (disbelief), so would that be the case about one who says Laa Ilaaha illAllah (there is nothing worthy of worship but Allah) and grew up being taught that Jesus is the son of God or one who says Laa Ilaaha illAllah and believes in another.. More

  • Scholar prostrates before Sufi Shaykh and then conducts marriage contracts Date: 2-1-2018

    There are scholars who prostrate to their shaykh, and then they perform people's marriages and read the sermon of the marriage. Is their involment haram or halal in people's marriages given that they perform Shirk (polytheism) and then do so? Are those marriages halal or haram? Please advise. .. More

  • Reacting to people who say or do what leads to Kufr Date: 1-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. During our life, we may have uttered words of Kufr (disbelief) and may have done acts of Kufr. We may have uttered a word without realizing that it takes one out of the fold of Islam. Can we renew our faith every day by repenting to Allah and repeating the testimony of faith? I am asking these questions because, nowadays, we sings.. More

  • Calling person ‘Khoda’ ('Allah' in Urdu) Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. A girl who loves me very much said that I am her Khoda (which we use for 'Allah' in Urdu). Here, the problem is not whether Khoda is the name of Allah or not, but the problem is that when we say Khoda (as everyone says in India and Pakistan), we mean Allah Almighty. Is what she said Kufr (disbelief)? If it is Kufr, then what should.. More

  • Not correcting sinner is not disbelief Date: 28-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Sir. Please tell me, if you see anyone involved in any sin or committing (an act of) disbelief but he does not know about it while I do know that that thing is very serious but at the same time I do not have any courage or dare not to correct him, will I also become a disbeliever in that case? I do hate the sin/disbelief in my heart;.. More

  • Ruling on singing lyrics containing disbelief without knowing their meaning Date: 29-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. In India, we have songs that contain disbelief, like "Rab bhi deewana lage", which means, 'Allah is mad about a girl'; and "Tujhme rab dikhta hai sajde sar jhukta hai", which means, 'I see God in you, and I will prostate to you.' So what is the ruling on one who sings these songs without knowing its meaning? .. More

  • Fearing remark might be disbelief Date: 13-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a desperate question; I fear that my sister may have fallen into major disbelief. We were discussing Islam with a group of people, when one of them said, " Muhammad, sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam,is my role model, to which my sister replied "Why do you not go marry a six-year-old?" I know that what she said was certainly haram,.. More

  • Joking about sins does not necessarily mean apostasy Date: 1-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum scholars. Having fun with religious concepts does not necessarily entail apostasy, does it? I have a family member who is religious, and he is funny, and from time to time, he makes jokes in which religious concepts may be involved but without intending to mock them. For instance, he said to me, “Had I known that you had money in.. More

  • Believing Darwin's theory about origin of man amounts to disbelief Date: 17-10-2017

    Is belief that humans evolved out of monkeys a belief that takes one out of the fold of Islam? I have seen Islamic websites refute this theory, but I have not seen any that say that believing in this is an act of disbelief, so I am confused. .. More

  • Attempting to reconcile Theory of Evolution with Islamic beliefs Date: 16-10-2017

    Respected Shaykh. What is the status of someone who, in an attempt to reconcile the theory of evolution with the Islamic narrative of human origins, states that homo sapiens (modern humans) descended from other hominid species (all the while believing that all of this happened by Allah's Will and Power), and that thereafter, these homo sapiens went.. More

  • Regarding Burdah poem as praise of Prophet, sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam Date: 12-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I asked this question before but I was told to clarify it. So, basically, I wanted to know whether if one read some defenses or justifications of the Qasida Burda, accepting it as simply praise for the Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,instead of considering it to be excessive praise, and then read fatwas on the latter.. More