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  • Not initiating Salaam does not amount to abandoning fellow Muslim Date: 21-6-2017

    I have a question about the following hadith: “The Muslim is not allowed to abandon a Muslim brother for more than three days. If three days pass and he meets him, he should greet him. If he (the other believer) returns his greeting, then they share the reward, but if he does not return it, he (alone) will incur the sin.” My question is, when.. More

  • Answering written salaam may be done orally Date: 3-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. May Allaah reward you for all the good that you do and increase you in goodness. I noticed that you never answer the Salaam greeting in your fatwas although most questions do start with it, and it is known that answering it is obligatory. Or is that not the case when giving fatwa? May Allaah bless you. .. More

  • Asking person to convey Salaam Date: 13-5-2017

    If someone asks me to convey the Salaam (greeting) to another person, does it become obligatory upon me to do so? .. More

  • Musaafahah done with one hand or both Date: 10-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. What is the authentic hadith for Musaafahah(shaking the hand) with one hand? There are so many interpretations given by people in our region (South India). If the solid Nass (text) is not found, then following the Urf (local custom),Musaafahah with both hands, is better in my view. May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Permissibility of greeting non-Mahram women if there is no fear of temptation Date: 5-3-2017

    Assalaamo alaykum Scholars. The shaykh I usually ask for fatwas told me that greeting non-Mahram (permanently unmarriageable) women is haram. I apply that, praise be to Allaah, and if they are muslims I do not care, but there are certain people whom I have tried to avoid greeting, but it has been really diffiuclt. This is when I encounter my teacher.. More

  • Whether it is from Sunnah to say 'Salaam' thrice to group of people Date: 23-2-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. Is it from the Sunnah to say the 'Salaam' thrice when saying it to a group of people? I am asking because of the following hadith: Anas, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported, “Whenever the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,said something, he would repeat his words thrice so that.. More

  • Saying 'Fee amaanillaah' when leaving someone Date: 27-4-2016

    Is it permissible to say, 'Fee amaanillah' to someone when leaving him? .. More

  • Saying assalaamu 'alaykum in English Date: 21-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. What is the meaning of 'assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu'? Is it correct to say 'peace be upon you' in English instead of Arabic ? .. More

  • Nodding to show approval is not prohibited Date: 15-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Hello, while I was on the internet, I read that some people were saying that nodding is haram because some people say that it is like bowing. I want to know the truth about this as I was watching a video and nodded in agreement with the person speaking. What do you say about this? .. More

  • Replying to someone who gives greets from a distance Date: 20-12-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. 1) If someone greeted from a distance so that I could not hear his salaam (or what he said) clearly, is it obligatory upon me to reply to his salaam then? 2) Is it obligatory to reply with the salaam loudly so that the person to whom the reply is given may hear it? .. More

  • The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, did not shake women's hands in the pledge of allegiance Date: 13-12-2015

    Assalamu alaykum. I read a narration in Al-Marifah of Abu Nuaym Isfahani that Ibn Luhayʻahsaid that the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, used to shake hands with men during the bay'ah (pledge of allegiance) but not with women. Is this particular narration sound? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • The response to 'Jazaak Allaah Khairan' Date: 5-12-2015

    salamun alaykum shaykh ..regarding a question wat should one respond to jazakallah khair ..I hv seen references like this For jazakallah khair we should REPLY by wa antum fa jazakallahu khair from. (Musnad Abu Y'ala 2/243and Ibn Hibbaan 16/268)buta confusion is thatmany peoplesay it is not how to respond, so doI respond correctly or if I am wrong correct.. More

  • Prohibition of shaking hands with non-Mahram women is not specific to the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam Date: 26-8-2015

    What is the sharia ruling on shaking hands between men and (non-Mahram [permanently unmarriageable]) women? Umaymah bint Ruqayqah, may Allaah be pleased with her, narrated that the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "I do not shake hands with women." Is this ruling specific to the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, since.. More

  • Kneeling on one's knee to propose to a woman Date: 24-7-2015

    As Salamu aleykum shaykh May Allah bless you.I got one question: is it permissible for a muslim to kneeling down (on one knee) for a proposal of marriage if there is no shirk or superstition involved and in the presence of the mahram of the woman? I would like to mention that this act is as I know not an religious act but rather tradition. For muslims.. More

  • The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, did not command the Companions to kiss his hand Date: 8-4-2015

    Asslam'alaykum, Please advise me if Rasoole Karim(sallallah'alayh'wasallam encouraged to kiss his hands to show respect and honour. In some parts of subcontinent peoples use to kiss hands of a person who recently performed hajj and also hands of Islamic scholars. Moreover, please let me know the reference of hadeeth which narrates that 'Hazrat Ma'az.. More