351 fatwas

  • Claims that Nabataeans, not Thamood, built Al-Hijr Date: 19-1-2016

    Assalaam alaykum Brother. I was just wondering if you could answer the following: It is said that Thamood built the buildings in Al-Hijr, but other people say that it was the Nabataeans who did so and that the buildings are dated to 400 BC, and we know that Thamood existed before Abraham and more, and it is likely that Thamood and Ad were close to Noah,.. More

  • Ibn Katheer's interpretation of the barrier between the fresh and salty seas Date: 11-1-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I asked you two times concerning an issue of tafseer and you sent me links to other fatwas, but that did not really help. That is why I want to formulate my question a little different now: In Surah Ar-Rahmaan and Surah Al-Furqaan, Allaah describes a barrier between fresh and salty water. What was the opinion of ibn Katheer concerning.. More

  • Story of 'Awj ibn 'Unuq is fabricated Date: 1-1-2016

    Could you tell me anything about the longest living man,named 'Auj bin Anak, who was born in the life span of Noah, peace be upon him‚ and died at the hands of Moses, peace be upon him, because of his disobedience? .. More

  • Tafseer of verse 52:41 Date: 20-12-2015

    What is verse 52:41 implying or trying to convey? Does it mean that the ghaib (the Unseen, here in this verse it means Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz [the Preserved Tablet]) is in their hands so that they can write it down? .. More

  • The meaning of ʻIlliyoon and Sijjeen Date: 20-12-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. We know that during the journey of the soul after death, if the deceased is a believer, Allaah will command that he be written in ‘Illiyyoon, and if he is a disbeliever, that he be written in Sijjeen (as mentioned in Surah Al-Mutaffifeen). What are ‘Illiyoon and Sijjeen? Is ‘Illiyoon a place in Paradise and Sijjeen a place in.. More

  • Taaloot (Saul) was a good man whom Allaah praised in the Quran Date: 16-12-2015

    Dawood’s (peace be upon him) relation with Taloot: As per his promise, Taloot married his daughter to Dawood and appointed him the commander of his army. Gradually, the discussion of Dawood’s greatness and excellence increased among the people. With these discussions, love and affection for him increased manifold in the hearts of the people. Meanwhile.. More

  • Interpretation of Quran 48:15 Date: 3-12-2015

    Asalaamu alaykum Shaykh. There are two verses that I want to quote if you can please answer this as this is the key to a very good arugment that someone I know is working on. He needs you to explain this and then he is done. Allaah says, {Those remaining behind will say, when you set forth after spoils to acquire them, “Let us follow you,” desiring.. More

  • Who was Haamaan? Date: 20-11-2015

    Assalaamu alaikum. I have been reading the Quran and have read about Haman. I know that he was a bad man and that he and Pharaoh had soldiers working for them and that Pharaoh asked Haman to build a building. Was Haman a vizier? Who was he and what was his job? Thank you. .. More

  • Interpretation of the verse {...the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, and We separated them...} Date: 19-11-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. There is a hadith where Ibn abbas was asked about the ayah that says: {Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, and We separated them and made from water every living thing? Then will they not believe?} [Quran 21:30] Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that Ibn `Umar said that a man came to.. More

  • Interpretation of verse 46:9 {...nor do I know what will be done with me or with you...} Date: 18-11-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. There is a verse that says that the messenger is commanded to say, "nor do I know what will be done with me or with you", it is verse 9 of surah. Please explain this verse, does it mean that the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, did not know whether he would be in Paradise or not? .. More

  • Sins do not make a Muslim physically impure Date: 8-10-2015

    Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. Hello, I'm a young muslim men and I have questions about sins and the purity of a person. If a person commits sins in the past like not praying five times, lying or others, does that mean that they become physically impure and the things that they touch or the things they wear becomes impure? According to.. More

  • Explanation of verse 6:121 Date: 5-10-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. I sent this question before Shaykh. The site sent me a answer, but it answered only one small part, and a lot of the question was not answered. I asked about shirk (polytheism) in that ayah (verse), but the site gave me a fatwa on shirk in genreal. Sorry Shaykh, but can u please answer this particular question? Could you please explain.. More

  • The reason the Quran is referred to as ‘That Book’ in verse 2 of Soorah Al-Baqarah Date: 4-10-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. Can you please answer some questions that someone readied about surah Al-Baqarah ayahs 2-3? {That is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah. Who believe in the unseen, establish prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them.} They ask the following: 1) Why does it say 'That' book.. More

  • Mentioning the dog in the story of the companions of the cave does not mean that it is pure Date: 25-8-2015

    My husband says that a dog is not impure and argues that it is mentioned in the story of the Companions of the Cave that they accompanied it. I know that it is impure but I do not know how to refute my husband's claim. Please advise. May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Why Haaroot (Harut) and Maaroot (Marut) were sent down to earth Date: 13-8-2015

    I have heard that angels are just to follow the command of Almighty ALLAH, and they couldn't do anything beyond that, then why ALLAH trial against the Harut & Marut? Did angels also disbelief? And why ALLAH sent them to earth? And Why they taught witchcraft to people?I have heard that these two angels are hanging in well somewhere in Babylonia until.. More