158 fatwas

  • Speech of Allah is one of his attributes Date: 7-9-2017

    Do the names and attibutes of Allaah have a higher value or status than the entire Quran given that they are His names? .. More

  • Name of Allah ‘Ash-Shaafi’ mentioned in Sunnah Date: 15-7-2017

    What are all the Names of Allaah? I know some, like Al-‘Adl, Al-‘Afuww, Al-Ahad, and so on, but I was surprised when Mufti Ismail Musa Mink said that Ash-Shaafi is one of His Names; I never heard that before. So what are the Names of Allaah? I know that they number 99. .. More

  • Writing name of Allah with small 'a' Date: 10-6-2017

    If I write the name of Allaah in English, do I have to use a capital 'A' for the name of Allaah? When I write Allaah with small 'a',​ I have no intention of disrespecting my Lord, Allaah; am I doing anything wrong? Also, are there names of the days used by the Muslims? Does it matter what names we use, whether it be in English or not? I try not.. More

  • Mispronouncing name ‘Sayyid’ in jest Date: 22-3-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. So far, I know that my name has been taken from one of the glorious names of Allaah, i.e., 'Al-Sayyid'. Many people jokingly and affectionately call me 'Saadu', or other names, by changing the pronunciation of my name. At times, when someone is angry with me, they also shout at me, changing my name's pronunciation, although they know.. More

  • Names of Allaah ‘Al-Musawwir’ and ‘Al-Waasi’’ Date: 5-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Does the name of Allaah "Al-Musawwir" mean that He can create totally unexisting new shapes? And does the name "Al-Waasi" mean that He has limitless capacity? .. More

  • Light of Allah (Noor) not like light of moon Date: 2-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have seen the fatwa on this site regarding the Noor of the moon translated as reflected light, but Allaah also calls himself the Noor of the heavens and earth. And as seen on https://islamqa.info/en/255524, the scholars of the past criticized differentiating between Dhiyaa’and Noor and said that the light of moon is its own. So.. More

  • Statements of Imaam Al-Bukhari about essential attributes of Allah Date: 28-11-2016

    Do you know of any statement from Imam Al-Bukhaari about the Hands, Face, Eyes, and Legs of Allaah being metaphorical and not literal? .. More

  • Addressing Allaah with third person pronoun Date: 27-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Thank you for replying to my message. This question is bothering me a lot, and I pray to Allah to satisfy my search through your advice. In Islam, we see everywhere that Allaah, The Exalted, loves His slaves to praise, worship, respect, and honor him. We always show our respect to elders and people of high ranks by addressing them.. More

  • Impossibility of Allaah lying Date: 19-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have heard scholars say that it is wrong to say that Allaah, The Exalted, can lie. Defects are not under His Power, since lying is a defect and Allah, The Exalted, is free from all defects. It is not possible for Allaah to tell a lie. Can we still say that it is possible for Allaah to lie? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Impermissibility of referring to Allaah as Brahma Date: 18-9-2016

    Is it permissible to call Allaah 'Brahma'? (It is used by Hindus and means 'creator'.) .. More

  • Refuting accusation that Ibn Taymiyyah compared Allaah to sun Date: 8-7-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Shaykh, is the following quote authentic, and did Ibn Taymiyyah compare Allaah, The Exalted, with the sun or moon. Shaykh Al-Islam has said in Al-Aqeedatul Hamawiyah that the hadith is true in its manifest meaning; that Allaah, The Exalted, is over the Throne and that He is ”in front of the face of.. More

  • Abu Haneefah's view on istiwaa' over Throne Date: 27-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu Shaykh. I would like to know whether the narration of Imam Abu Hanifa about Allaah, The Exalted, being above the throne is authentic (Sharh Aqeedah Tahawi). Some Deobandis (Asharis) are claiming that this narration is weak and munqati (discontinous). Can you please provide the full chain of this narration? .. More

  • Meaning of Al-Kursi - Affirming that Allaah Almighty has two feet Date: 24-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I would like to know what the Kursi of Allaah is. I would like to know whether Allaah, The Exalted, has two feet. What is the proof for that? I read that the hadith of Ibn Abbas that says that the Kursi is the place of Allaah's feet is weak. If it is authentic, could you please tell me which Hadith.. More

  • Saying ‘Yaa Naafi', ‘Yaa Maani', ‘Yaa Noor’ in supplication Date: 23-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, can I recite "Yaa Naafi'u " "Yaa Maani'u" "Yaa Noor" as 'wazeefah'? .. More

  • The appropriate approach to draw analogy between Allaah and His creation Date: 14-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is it halal to use comparisons that include The Most High to prove a point? For example, when I want to prove that disbelieving is disgusting, could I compare this to somebody being given many gifts and then just acting arrogantly? For instance, a man is on the street and someone gives him ten dollars, but he does not thank him but.. More