954 fatwas

  • Origin of Star of David Date: 10-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please tell me what is Magen David and why it is called the Star of David? And why was it taken as the symbol of the flag of Israel? .. More

  • Extent of judging people based on their actions Date: 26-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. To what extent can you judge another person? For example, if someone were to commit murder, we would be quick to condemn such a person. But if someone were to leave their prayer, then we would be told to look at and correct our own faults before judging a person for that. Should we only judge someone's culpability if it involves hurting.. More

  • Mistakes in pronouncing Shahaadah when converting to Islam Date: 16-8-2016

    Assalaam alaykum. If someone says the Shahadah (testimony of faith) and does not say the it in the correct way in Arabic and English; does it count as converting to Islam if you do not learn to say it in correct way? For example, when Muslims pray or read Quran in Arabic, they need to repeat it if it contained mistakes. Thank you for your time. https://en.wik.. More

  • Difference between praised and dispraised debating Date: 24-7-2016

    Dear Shaykh, Assalaamu alaykum. Someone posted a controversial issue about religion on his website. My friend asked for a clarification about the article, but he refused to respond to it, quoting the following hadiths: “The most despicable men in the eye of Allaah are those who like to fall into debate.” (Muslim) “I guarantee a house in Paradise.. More

  • How to attract worshipers to new mosque Date: 10-7-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. Respectful scholar, I want to ask you regarding a matter related to the masjid in detail. I live in an area that is filled with people who do not know the religion, and if they do know it, then it is not in the correct way. In my locality, there are around 13 to15 masjids, and only 2 belong to Ahl Hadith... More

  • Giving parents advice regarding what they watch on gaming console Date: 4-6-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. My father and stepmother had an old gaming console that I had given them. They used it for video entertainment and so on, with a lot of their entertainent being haram (music, unislamic shows, videos with unislamic content, and so on). I was ignorant back then and not pious. I did not have a clue that.. More

  • Ruling on followers of Shakeel ibn Haneef Date: 4-6-2016

    This is in regards to Shakeel bin haneef, who claims to be Imam Mahdi and Jesus, peace be with him. His followers preach and try to convince others to believe in Shakeel. 1. Are the Shakeeliyans out of the fold of Islam? 2. Can we let them offer the prayer in our masjid? 3. Is marriage allowed with them? If someone is already married and their.. More

  • Refuting the Murji'ah regarding the components of faith Date: 2-6-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am confused about Eemaan (faith). I heard that it is made up of the statement of the heart, action of the heart, statement of the tounge, and action of the limbs. However, I hear people (students of knowledge) saying that if you lose everything apart from the statement of the heart, you are still a Muslim, just a bad one. I am confused.. More

  • Explaining the existence of different scholarly opinions to non-Muslims Date: 27-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. When we are inviting disbelievers to Islam, how can we explain why there are differences of opinion in Tafsir (exegesis), Fiqh (jurisprudence), and so on, and what is the wisdom behind the fact that Allah has decreed differences in the religion? May Allah reward you. .. More

  • Being one of the directors of a school that violates Islamic Law Date: 23-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I live in India and have a halal business with my elder brotherthat is doing well financially. My brother recently started a school for Muslims and non-Muslims alike, from nursery to 12th grade with a branded schools affiliation; his intention is to do charitable work for Muslims with the extra money from the school. The school has.. More

  • Etiquette of correcting speaker's mistake in religious knowledge Date: 16-5-2016

    Regarding correcting others in an Islamic discussion, sometimes, when one is in conversation, one hears a lot other speakers (parents, friends, etc.) saying things like, “This is allowed,” or, “This is disallowed in Islam,” and so on. What is the ruling for the ordinary listener in this case? Should he speak out if he hears something that is.. More

  • His manager steals money from work Date: 11-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a question. I work for a place where the budget is allocated by the government (public money). I am in charge of organising courses, filling in forms, plane tickets, hotels and all the procedures for a delegation to travel in order to participate in meetings, conferences, tournaments, or courses. My question is: I am responsible.. More

  • Etiquette of debate Date: 20-4-2016

    Shaykh, assalaamu alaykum. What is the meaning of 'debate'? How should a person debate on Islamic issues with other brothers? What are the relevant rules? .. More

  • Disciplining young children whose parents are non-practicing relatives Date: 19-4-2016

    I am asking about forbidding other people's children to commit evil. Should we do this when their parents who are negligent Muslims do not accept authentic hadiths? So if we tell a child not to listen to music, for example, then they will tell their parents, who will say that it is not haram. Or we say do not draw humans and animal faces and their parents.. More

  • Taking Shahaadah does not have to be in public Date: 7-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am a female muslim revert, praise be to Allaah. I am the only Muslim in my family, and because of this I usually get into some problems with my grandmother, who became my guardian after my mother passed away in 1999. So, recently, when I went to visit her, she started quarelling with me about why I am still Muslim and in a bid to.. More