956 fatwas

  • 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

  • Warning people against person who spreads corrupt ideology Date: 5-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a question regarding warning against a specific person. This person talks about wrong things and has a different ideology than the Salaf (pious predecessors). It is about a sect whom are called Khawaarij by many Salafi scholars. So this person goes to unbelieving girls who are interressted in Islam and tells them about her.. More

  • Ruling on refraining to call to Islam out of laziness Date: 2-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I read the following statement of Imam An-Nawawi (Rawdat At-Taalibeen, volume 7 page 289), “And if a non-believer says to a Muslim, 'open Islam to me,' and he says, 'we’ll see', or 'be patient until tomorrow', or he desires to enter Islam from preaching, and it is said to him, 'sit until the end of the gathering,' then kufr has.. More

  • Neglecting to invite non-Muslim relatives to Islam Date: 1-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I hope you are well. A brother is being tormented by his negligence in the past. His grandmother had said bad words about the Quran and belittled him before he became Muslim. Afterwards,he did not visit her for many years. He became Muslim close to 4 four years later and discovered that she died about.. More

  • How to handle a disobedient irresponsible younger brother Date: 16-2-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Can u please tell me how to treat my younger brother who is married and has a kid too. I facilitate him by all means but he constantly teases me by his disobedience and irresponsible attitude towards his own life. I myself am a psychotic patient, but he is very careless and does things that make me sick. How should I treat him, and.. More

  • Issuing certificate of conversion to Islam is not bid'ah Date: 28-1-2016

    In America, at our masjid, when a new Muslim converts, we issue a certificate for him. We tell him that it is not required in the religion but that it may be a means of protecting his/her rights pertaining to marriage, Hajj, or a proper burial and the likes. Some of the youth deemed it to be a bid'ah (innovation) in the religion and stated there was.. More

  • Booking hotel room for alcohol drinker Date: 16-1-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I work for a governmental department in international relations. I am in charge of applying visa, hotel booking and plane tickets for all formal delegations and personnel travelling. My boss is going to travel to abroad, and I have to book a hotel for him while knowing that he is drinks alcohol and might be travelling to a country.. More

  • Imaam Ahmad’s statement that the Khaawarij are the Murji’ah Date: 9-1-2016

    Dear Shaykh, is the following saying of Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, may Allaah have mercy with him, true? “Verily, the Khawaarij, they are the Murji’ah.”How could this be possible? Are the Khawaarij and the Murji'ah two different sects? What did Imam Ahmed intend with these word's? May Allaah reward you Shaykh. .. More

  • Being present while Christians call upon Jesus instead of Allaah Date: 10-12-2015

    Sometimes, while we are talking to non-muslims such as christians we may hear them call on Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) instead of Allaah. Does this fall under the verse of the Quran where Allaah says that we should not sit with those who mock our religion and verses? Is it permissible to talk to them? .. More

  • Studying in a Christian school where forbidden prayers are read aloud Date: 4-12-2015

    Assalamu Alaikum. I already asked fatwa (no 282373) regarding attending prayer christian college.As It is prohibited I wrote letter to the college Secretary about this.In that college they conduct prayer through speaker which is fitted in every clasarooms,labs, staffrooms.He said that he could allow me to stand outside the classroom where the speaker.. More

  • The guided person may attain a higher rank than the one who guided him Date: 26-11-2015

    Assalaamu alaikum. The Prophet, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam,said that the one who gives dawah (proselytization) to others will get the full reward every time they do an act of worship. However, is it possible that the one who responds to the dawah (in certain circumstances) may actually reach a higher status in Allaah's sight than the one who.. More

  • Status of grandmother in Islam / Going to the mosque early or waiting for cousins to come along Date: 26-11-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. What is the position of the grandmother in Islam? Question 2: Going to the mosque together with my cousins causes me to be2-3 mins late for the prayer sometimes. When I am getting late for the prayer, should I wait for my cousins or should I leave them and proceed for the prayer alone? Sub-question 2. Is it compulsory to invite everyone,.. More

  • Questionnaire asking Christians' opinion on the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam Date: 14-11-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. I was asked by my local masjid to send a questionnaire to non-muslims containing questions of the type: 1) Do you believe in the existence of God? 2) Was Muhammad a good man? And more of the same. I wanted your opinion on this topic because I refused to do it because I said that if I asked the second question about the prophet, sallallaahu.. More

  • Calling people to Allaah while one's own family are not guided Date: 5-11-2015

    Shaykh, one of our muslim brothers asked me to ask you the following question: ''I have been guided and I practise the sunnah of Muhammad, salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam. However, many of my family members and relatives have not been guided. I try to call them to practice Islam but, unfortunately, they do not respond to my call. When I invite others (that.. More