114 fatwas

  • Doubting reality of the world and of Islam Date: 23-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I had some doubt regarding the reality of the world around me after reading a science article which stated that things are not real and are a mere dream. So then I thought: is Islam for real? Is my wife whom I married real? So I had a doubt, but my heart was not at rest, and I wanted to believe that Islam was real. I researched this.. More

  • Having doubts about Islam Date: 12-7-2017

    A man was Muslim. Then he started doubting whether Islam is true or not. What is the best solution for him? 1) Keep solving the doubt without obeying Allah. 2) Stop solving the doubt and keep obeying Allah hoping for guidance and forgiveness. 3) Keep obeying Allah and at the same time keep solving the doubt in order to bring peace to his heart. .. More

  • Dividing Muslims into sub-sects Date: 28-6-2017

    Please do not cite any other fatwa. In order to understand, I need you to clarify my issue and send it directly to me! Thank you for your time and effort. It would be really appreciated by me! Dear Scholar, would you tell me: are Islamic sub-sects like Sunnis and Shias innovation (Bid'a) given that this divides the Muslims based on their own views?.. More

  • Difference between doubts and satanic whispers regarding Islam Date: 7-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I read in one of your fatwas that if a Muslim has any doubts about any aspect of Islam, he should consult scholars to get rid of these doubts. In another fatwa, I read that one who doubts any aspect of Islam is an apostate. Is there any difference between these two types of doubts? If so, then please explain. .. More

  • Layman may follow scholars in matters of Aqeedah Date: 15-12-2016

    Is it permissible for a layman (who does not know Arabic) to do Taqleed (blind following) of a scholar with regards to Aqeedah (creed) (like where Allaah is, whether Allaah has hands/feet, and so on)? .. More

  • Change in degree of religiosity is common in humans Date: 5-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Could you please tell me why there are Muslims who act religiously and then change? For example, a person was guided by Allah, and Allaah did everything for them. That person seemed like a religious person, which is what they were showing. However, it came to the point where the person's character had changed, and they then wronged.. More

  • Statement of the heart versus action of the heart Date: 5-7-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I heard someone say the following statement; is it true? This verse can be used as evidence for the action of the heart as a seperation for the statement of the heart: “Is it not time that the hearts of all who have attained to faith should feel humble at the remembrance of God and of all the truth that has been bestowed [on them].. More

  • Earlier generations of Muslims have better understanding of Islam Date: 4-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is this hadith authentic, and what does it mean if it is? "The later generation of Muslims will have a better understanding of Islam than the first." .. More

  • Two different usages of word 'eemaan' Date: 28-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am taking knowledge from a student of knowledge online. He said something that confused me, and now wonder whether he is reliable. He said that imaan (faith) is linked to the word ameen (used in 95:3), meaning secure. He said either (not sure which one) that this is one of the linguistic meanings of this word or that it is the root... More

  • Explaining how faith includes actions Date: 22-4-2016

    Asslaamu alaykum. There is something that I am confused about. I heard that Ahl As-Sunnah (the People of the Sunnah) say that imaan (faith) also includes actions. But what is the evidecne for this? Allaah uses the word imaan for prayer in the Quran, so, yes, we include that, and it is known that not praying is kufr (disbelief), but I see people using.. More

  • Difference between creed and faith Date: 26-3-2016

    assalaamu alaykum. I sent this question before I think, but it was not answered properly as you reffered me to another fatwa. Are creed and faith the same? I hear some people say no and some say yes; it looks the same to me, so what is the right view? .. More

  • It is impermissible for the Muslim to disregard the Sunnah or aqeedah books Date: 13-12-2015

    Assalaam alaykum. Is it permissible for a Muslim to disregard the books on aqeedah (creed) and take aqeedah directly from the Quran and the Sunnah? Also, what is the ruling on the person who takes his aqeedah from the Quran only and disregards the sunnah with the excuse that he would not know whether the hadith is saheeh or not? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Using qiyaas (analogy) in matters of 'aqeedah Date: 1-12-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is Qiyaas (analogy) allowed in 'aqeedah (creed)? .. More

  • Ruling on using metaphysics to understand creed Date: 28-11-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. I heard someone say that we cannot use metaphysics to understand aqeedah (creed). What is metaphysics, and is it allowed to be used in islam? .. More

  • Faith comprises words, deeds and intentions Date: 17-10-2015

    Assalamu Alaikum Shaykh. I am sending this question on behalf of some family members who state that they have a solid belief in Allah but who don't see a need or reason to follow all Quranic/Prophetic commandments. For example, they say that Islam is truly in their hearts and that they turn to Allah in gratitude and repentance with all humility, but.. More