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  • Mother saying to son: Go away, you do not have a mother anymore Date: 16-5-2016

    Dear Brother/sister, assalaamu alaykum. If a mother is angry and tells her son, "Go away, you do not have a mother anymore;" how wrong is this kind of expression according to Islam? .. More

  • Saying ‘Oh my God’ permissible Date: 16-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Could you please tell me about the permissibility of common phrases like 'oh my God'? I speak a lot in English and find myself using such common phrases but I do not know whether they are considered permissible or not. Also, I was just recently cracking a joke to a colleague of mine, where I took the phrase 'The road to hell is paved.. More

  • One should not praise himself for doing good Date: 12-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. If we are able to perform good deeds and refrain from sinning, then we thank Allaah for having enabled us to do that; however, if we sin, then we only blame ourselves. Why is that so? Given that Allaah gave man the free choice between good and evil, can we not praise ourselves if we do good deeds and refrain from sinning? In the end,.. More

  • Insulting with 'shala' in Bangladesh Date: 5-4-2016

    In Bangladesh, it is a common habit amongst non-practising Muslims (as well as non-Muslims) to insult with the term 'shala' (which means, 'my wife's younger brother', even if the person called shala is not his wife's brother). Is that permissible? .. More

  • Intention determines permissibility of statements Date: 19-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. What is the ruling on making generalized statements such as, “I dislike running,” or, “I love meat.” I am asking because running can be from the Sunnah and meat can be pork. .. More

  • Teacher calling student 'donkey' for answering question incorrectly Date: 22-2-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. If a student gives a wrong answer when his teacher asks him a question (about say Chemistry), then is the teacher sinful if he calls the student ''a donkey'' (for giving a somewhat stupid and erroneous answer)? .. More

  • Calling a club or Youtube channel ‘as-Saabiqoon’ or the like Date: 15-1-2016

    Is it allowed to give clubs and the like (or other things such as Youtube channels) names of what you aspire to be without claiming it for yourself, for example, a group of people striving to become from the sabiqun call their club name as-sabiqun; would this go under claiming good for yourself even if those people do not believe that they are such.. More

  • Insulting the devil is not a sin Date: 11-11-2015

    Assalamu alaykum. Abou Hourayra (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,said, "Do not insult the devil, and seek protection of Allah against his evil." (Reported by Al-Daylami and authenticated by Shaykh Al-Albaani in Silsila Saheehah No. 2422) My question is the following: Is insulting and speaking.. More

  • The ruling on saying that humans 'create' things, like internet accounts for example Date: 12-10-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatah. Dear Shaykh, nowadays, we see the English word 'create' being usedin many books, magazines, newspapers, and websites. For example, on facebook, it says 'create' a new account, and so on. My question is, I know that in Arabic the word khalaqa should only be used for Allaah, The Exalted, but what about.. More

  • Enemies of Islam may be described as 'cunning' but not 'clever' Date: 15-6-2015

    As-salaamu 3laikum,Some people come up with false arguments to try to paint a bad picture of Islam, and they put some time and effort into knowing what will appeal to or confuse people to put doubts in their mind.If they are effective at doing this, what is the ruling on describing them as 'clever'? Of course I don't mean by that approving of what they.. More

  • Not wrong to relate names of objects of worship Date: 11-4-2015

    salaam aleikoum ustad,One guy on tv was saying that that is a god and for other cultures Allah and he said the dirty names buda and krisna and the kaafir even said that for some people singers are their god and named some names.This got me excited and i directly said 'your mother!' because your mother is a kind of cursing in my country. So i cursed.. More

  • Describing someone's hands as 'healing' or 'magical' Date: 19-3-2015

    Assalamu alaykum,are such jokes/expressions shirk or kufr?1. If person a massages person b and the pain of person b disappears, then person b says to a: you have healing hands/or you have magical hands. Is there any problem with that?2. If a wife says jokingly to her husband: Look into my heart to see my love for you. Then the husband laughs and says:.. More

  • Ruling on using the title 'Saint' Date: 12-2-2015

    What is the ruling on calling someone a saint if that it what they are typically referred to, eg "Saint Jerome"? .. More

  • Saying Muslims are 'believers' because they believe anything Date: 17-1-2015

    Assalam Alaikum. One of the Da'ees sent an email to his group stating jokingly: "Muslims are called 'Believers' because they will believe anything." He said it sarcastically, meaning that many Muslims these days believe and spread false information without verifying. Even though he was speaking jokingly and sarcastically, I feel uncomfortable with what.. More

  • The title 'Ala-Hazrat' is permissible Date: 5-1-2015

    Salam o Alaikum. Dear Sir, It is stated that I have some question to ask your highness to be enlightened. 1. Can shift Mukam-e-Ibrahim from it’s original place? 2. Calling to someone respected with the title “Ala-Hazrat” is a major sin (Shrik)? 3. What if one Muslim calls other Muslim “Kafir” without any proof or justification from Quran or.. More