351 fatwas

  • Story of Shaddaad who built paradise of Iram Date: 19-4-2016

    You have not answered the question. Who was Shad'dad, the man who claimed to have made a paradise on earth named 'erum'? Is this a true story or is it a fabrication? .. More

  • Meaning of ‘missiles for the devils’ in verse 67:5 Date: 17-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. How do we understand the following verse? {And, indeed, We have adorned the lowest heaven [the heaven of the world] with lamps [stars], and made them missiles to drive away devils.} Are these refering to metorites or stars? I read in a tafsir (exegesis) that these are metorites that are flung from the stars. But metorites do not.. More

  • Meaning of 'ahqaab' in verse 78:23 Date: 6-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. What does verse 23 in chapter 78 mean when it says 'ahqaab'. .. More

  • Drink mentioned in soorah Al-Mursalat is fresh water Date: 2-4-2016

    What are the drinks mentioned in Surah Al-Mursalaat? .. More

  • Structure that Pharaoh ordered Haamaan to build in verse 40:36-37 Date: 19-3-2016

    I would like to know, when Pharaoh ordered Haman to build something higher than the clouds so that he would be able to see the God of Moses, what did they build? Is it the pyramids of Giza or something else? Where has that building gone? What do our historical books say? .. More

  • Meaning of 'In Shaa' Allaah' in verse 48:27 Date: 17-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykh. I sent this question yesterday, and you sent me a fatwa as answer, but it did not answer the question. I was talking about the use of the word in that verse, not in general, so here it is again. Sorry shaykh, could you please answer? May Allaah reward you. There is a verse that says something like, "In shaa' Allah, you will.. More

  • Using weak ahaadeeth in Tafseer Date: 5-3-2016

    Is it acceptable to use weak hadiths in tafsirs (Quran exegesis)? What does this mean exactly? Does it mean that they are authentic according to tafsir? .. More

  • Discovery of grave of boy from story of boy and monk (Soorah Al-Burooj) Date: 5-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I would like to know the authenticity of what many Quran exegesists mention in their exegesis of Soorah Al-Burooj. Many of them say that the boy in the story of the monk and the king was found and dug up during the rule of ʻUmar (may Allaah be pleased with him) and that his hand was still holding the arrow, as mentioned in the.. More

  • Interpretation of the verse in Soorah Al-Kahf about the sun setting in water Date: 5-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please read the whole question. May Allaah reward you. There is a verse that says that the sun goes down in the sea in soorah 18. Now, I know that this means that it apeared to be doing so to Thul Qarnyan, and I saw someone even prove this from the Arabic without the possibility of doubt, but my question is the following: I heard.. More

  • Indication of the verb 'kaana' in reference to Iblees in Quran 18:50 Date: 27-2-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. May Allaah reward you for answering some of my previous questions; the answers really helped. I have another question. The word 'kaana' is used in the meaning of 'it was' or 'it became' in the Quran. Although the expression “Kaana min al-kafirin” is translated as “He became from the unbelievers” in Baqarah 34, the expression.. More

  • Reconciling verse 46:9 with hadeeth about little boy who died Date: 27-2-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. You answered my question in fatwa 299269, but how can you reconcile the tafseer (exegesis) of that verse, which was talking about this world, with the hadith in Bukhaari where the little boy died and the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,ordered to not say that he is in Paradise because he was not even where he himself will be,.. More

  • Biography of Balʻaam ibn Baʻooraa’ Date: 22-2-2016

    Who was Balʻaam? .. More

  • Why Zayd ibn Haarithah divorced Zaynab bint Jahsh Date: 16-2-2016

    Why did Zayd divorces Zaynab, may Allaah be pleased with them, as is clearly mentioned in Soorah Al-Ahzab, 37-38? .. More

  • Saarah was the cousin of Ibraaheem, may Allaah exalt his mention Date: 11-2-2016

    Please clarify to me whether Sarah was the cousin of Ibraheem, may Allaah exalt his mention, or not? Was she not the daughter of the king? When the people of Babylon saw that Ibrahim did not burn in the fire, only a few of them believed in him and accepted his prophethood. One of them was Ibrahim's nephew Lut (Lot), may Allaah exalt his mention, and.. More

  • Interpretation of the verse: {Do not obey a sinner or ungrateful disbeliever} Date: 28-1-2016

    What does it mean not to obey an ungrateful sinner or a disbeliever? .. More