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119 fatwas

  • Transgression in supplication is dispraised Date: 29-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. A person wants to supplicate to get a righteous and practicing wife who has praiseworthy qualities like Taqwah (piety), knowledge, good manners, etc., and at the same time he asks Allah to make this wife have physically attractive features and specifies them in detail, like by saying, "Oh Allah bless me with a pious and righteous.. More

  • One should not supplicate against himself Date: 26-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaauhu. I have heard that if I say, for example, 'I will fail the exam', and the angels that are with me say, 'Ameen', then Allaah will really make me fail; is this true? .. More

  • Child asking parents to supplicate Allah for him Date: 14-11-2017

    If I ask someone to supplicate for me, like my parents, does that mean that I miss the chance of being among the 70,000 who will enter paradise without judgement? If so, then if I did ask people to supplicate for me, do I still have a chance of being among the 70,000? .. More

  • Doubting number of Athkaar one has recited Date: 13-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I often forget how many times I have recited each of the three Quls in the Athkaar (expressions of remembrance of Allah) of the morning and the evening. So how can I complete those then? Should I take the smaller possible number? Sometimes,I have no idea about the number. .. More

  • Saying ‘Bi-ithnillah’ in supplication Date: 23-10-2017

    What is the ruling on saying 'bi-ithnillaah' (by the permission of Allaah) or 'bi-idhnika' (by Your permission) while supplicating? Does it take the same ruling as 'Istithnaa’' [i.e. (saying) Allaah willing] while supplicating? And if it does take the same ruling as Istihnaa’, then what if a person said it (more than once) in his supplications because.. More

  • Supplicating against oneself requires repentance Date: 8-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. About a month ago, I made a promise to Allah, the Exalted, that if I would commit a certain act again, I should be punished by falling into Shirk (polytheism/ascribing partners to Allah). Unfortunately, I committed that sin again. My question is not really based on repentance, as I have already repented, but more on whether the condition.. More

  • Sinner may supplicate against his opppressor Date: 4-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. If Allaah afflicted a person with magic or by being touched by jinn because of their sins, is that person considered to be opressed given that he is being harmed. In this case, if he supplicated Allaah against those who afflicted him with magic to help him against the opressors, will it be answered, like the supplication of one who.. More

  • Saying ‘Astaghfirullah Rabb-al-'Aalameen’ to seek forgiveness Date: 5-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. What is the ruling on randomly saying 'Astaghfirullah Rabb-al-Aalameen' (I seek forgiveness from Allaah, the Lord of the worlds), meaning not at the end of specific acts of worship but, rather, when driving, or when someone gives me excessive accolades which I do not deserve, or when seeing something that is a Fitnah (temptation,.. More

  • Supplicating Allah to vanish because of not wanting this life or Paradise Date: 22-8-2017

    If somebody does not want anything from this world and also does not want Heaven and supplicates God to make him vanish, will God answer such supplication or not? .. More

  • Supplication may be said once or thrice or otherwise Date: 22-8-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykhs. It is from the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,to repeat the supplication thrice. Hence, if I am making a supplication that has multiple things in it, but I repeat one part of the supplication thrice, will it be Sunnah or not? Or will it be an innovation? For example,.. More

  • Supplicating Allah for new teeth Date: 21-8-2017

    I am 32 years old. The majority of my teeth are broken and worse. My question is: can I supplicate for new teeth from Allaah? Is that permissible? .. More

  • Starting supplication with Basmalah not obligatory Date: 20-8-2017

    Is it mandatory in the supplication or in Thikr (expressions of remembrance of Allaah) to start with the Basmalah (saying 'Bismillaahi-r-Rahmaani-r-Raheem' [In the name of Allaah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful]), or can we just start without it? Does a person bear any sin if he does not say the Basmalah? What if someone forget to say.. More

  • Supplicating during rainfall not necessarily done in rain Date: 27-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu Shaykh. Is it a condition that in order for one's supplication to be answered during rain, one must be outside, in the rain? Or can one sit inside a room and supplicate while it is raining outside? Is it the same? May Allaah reward you, Shaykh. .. More

  • Changing wording of reported Athkaar Date: 1-7-2017

    Instead of saying 'Maa shaa Allaah' (Allaah has willed), you can say 'Maa shaa Allaah wa ta‘aala' (Allaah, The Exalted, has willed); instead of 'In shaa Allaah' (Allaah willing), you can say 'In shaa Allaah wa ta‘aala'(Allaah, The Exalted, willing); instead of 'Subhaan Allaah; (Glory to Allaah), you can say 'Subhaan Allaah wa ta‘aala' (Glory to.. More

  • Children memorizing supplications by collective recitation Date: 11-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahamtullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Every morning, during the first period at school, a boy recites Quran and then says, "Bismillaahillazi la yadurru ma' Ismihi shay..." till the end of the supplication, three times, and the rest of the class repeats after him. Then he says, "A'udzu bikalimaatillaahittaammah...' till the end of the supplication.. More