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  • Congratulating non-Muslims on their religious feasts out of fear of being harmed Date: 16-12-2009

    My question is about the creed of Walaa’ and Baraa’ (allegiance to Muslims and disassociation from non-Muslims). After the events of 11 September, we Muslims living in the United States, started to find it necessary to communicate with the Christian Americans. We began sharing with them their annual feasts such as Thanksgiving Day. I go.. More

  • His Christian wife wants to take their daughter to celebrate Christmas Date: 15-12-2009

    I am a young Muslim man married to a Christian woman and we have a Muslim daughter who is two years old. My wife wants to take our daughter to her parents' house so that they can celebrate Christmas, but I do not agree, although I cannot prevent her from doing so and if I divorce her, I would lose my daughter as I live in the West. Please advise.. More

  • Comparing birthday celebrations to traffic rules Date: 15-12-2009

    I read the Fataawa related to birthday celebrations and found that you consider them prohibited because they involve imitating the West and are religious innovations. I have a comment here: is any imitation of the West prohibited? We imitate the West in many of their educational, sporting, and other systems, and there is no text prohibiting.. More

  • Ruling on putting Christmas tree to attract customers Date: 15-12-2009

    I own a shop in a foreign country. Is it permissible to put a Christmas tree in the shop for the purpose of decoration and to attract customers? May Allaah reward you... More

  • Eating Diwali sweets Date: 5-12-2009

    assalamualaikum,can a muslim eat diwali sweets .. More

  • His sister sent him a happy Rakhi sms Date: 15-9-2009

    Salaam alaykum Dear All, RAMDAN KAREEM TO ALL OF YOU MAY SHOWER HIS BLESSING ON UALL OF US....AMEEN ! MY QUESTION IS MY SISTER HAS SEND ME THE SMS TO EXPRESSING HER LOVE THAT SHE MISS ME ..... BUT AT THE BOTTOM LINE SHE HAD WRITTEN WISH YOU HAPPY RAKHI...... "RAKHI" IS THE OF HINDU TO EXPRESS LOVE TOWARD BROTHER & SISTER .......AS I'M STAYING.. More

  • A new Muslim attending a Christmas family gathering Date: 16-8-2009

    Salam Alykum, i am a revert muslim 3 years ago and i have strong faith of ALLAH, i live in qatar alone and i visit my non-muslim parents just once a year, since i become a muslim i like to stay in arab country were every street and every corner thier is a mosque because its difficult to live in our city were no muslim people around. all my family are.. More

  • Imitating non-Muslims - a religious view Date: 24-3-2009

    I wanted to ask a question about the fatwa 90174 about wedding anniversaries. In that fatwa the cleric use the following verse from the Prophet (pbuh). “He is not one of us, he who imitates non-Muslims, so do not imitate the Jews and the Christians” My question is, if this is so is it against Islam to where jeans, celebrate fisherman’s day, human.. More

  • His Hindu classmates ask him to participate in their pagan festival Date: 26-1-2009

    assalmalaikum , please help me i am in a very desperate situation . i am a third year student of engineering in india and leaves with hindu friends in a hostel of more than 100 people. i am a namaazi person who offer salat consistently the problem is that in my college every year sarwasti puja is celeberated which is a kind of idol worship . every.. More

  • Imitating Hindus by putting a red sign on the forehead Date: 29-12-2008

    Salaam. My mother-in-law is a Parsi (Zoroastian) from India. My wife converted to Islam and we're both practicing Muslims. We've both made it clear to my in-laws that we don't want to be a part of anything religious from their side. They have understood that and accepted it. Sometimes, on happy occasions, they put a red mark on my wife's forhead.. More

  • Questions the impermissibility of celebrating birthdays Date: 1-4-2008

    salam May Allah Blees u . i Have some question in my mind and i wana to clear that.In u one of the fatwa i read that to celebrate birthday is not permitted by the Islam. i want to ask where Allah has restained muslims to come close and to celebrate the happiness.My question is why we always on the arguemnet that its the festival of non-muslims.why.. More

  • Muslims preparing a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day Date: 25-2-2008

    Assalamu Alaikum. I am a Muslim living in Minnesota, and my family has made it tradition to make a turkey dinner ever year on Thanksgiving Day. I was wondering if such an act is considered Haram. My siblings tell me that we do it on Thanksgiving Day because it's one of the few days throughout the year in which the whole family is off from work/school... More

  • Participating in a ceremony similar to baptism Date: 1-1-2008

    My cousin is having a ceremony for his daughter and I'm invited. He called it a Bi-yat and said it was like a baptism.What is it and what are my responsibilities to his child? Thank you.. More

  • Attending birthday parties of non-Muslim colleagues to win them Date: 4-12-2007

    Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh i m doing job in MNC Company in India & They gave me a gift of chocolates on the festival of diwali. i want to know that can we eat these chocolates or i have to thrown this in dustbin or what i can do with this chocolates? & My another question is in my company birthdays was celebrated by cutting.. More

  • Recording memoirs Date: 12-11-2007

    What is the ruling on writing memoirs on special memory books?.. More