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10 fatwas

  • Giving derogatory name to religious minority Date: 22-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am from Bangladesh, where a low percentage of Hindu Bangalis reside. Some of the Muslims here call all the Hindus 'Malawun', which comes from the Arabic 'Mal'un', which means cursed. As far as I know about the word 'La'nah', it means going out of Allaah's mercy. I fear that by calling them by this derogatory term, they are increasing.. More

  • Whether Muslim employer should enforce Shariah on non-Muslim employees Date: 13-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaikum. I have several questions regarding employing non-Muslims in my business. Let us say that I have a little software company in Canada and that most of my employees are Christians. Do they have to follow Islamic rules given that I own the company? 1. Do I have to force my employees to wear the hijab even though they are not Muslim?.. More

  • Non-Muslim minorities must be treated with kindness Date: 8-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am from Bangladesh. Recently, two minority groups have been persecuted in my country, Hindus during their Durga Puja Festival, and a group named Shaotals. Some days later, Rohingyas of Burma have also been persecuted! I was shocked! It seemed to me as if Allaah is punishing us because some politicians persecuted non-Muslim minorities.. More

  • The ruling on kidnapping disbelievers for ransom Date: 28-1-2014

    Assalamualaikom brothers, I have these questions that needs your answer. 1. What can you say about kidnap for ransom? Some Muslims says, it is allowed because it is in the Quran Surat Muhammad verse 4. 2. When someone farted on his pants while outside his house (i.e. office), is he allowed to pray using his pants? I'll be waiting for your answer. Thank.. More

  • Position on places of worship in the countries that Muslims conquer Date: 5-10-2013

    assalamu alaykum, I read in some articles that Caliph Abu Bakr (ra) used to give list of advices to each commander before proceeding to war. Some of the advice were : (7) Do not disturb saints and worshippers of other religions. (8) Do not destroy places of worship. Is the above narration true? Is there any reference of this narration in authentic books?.. More

  • Jizyah at the time of the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam Date: 21-3-2013

    Assalamu Alaikum, Is there any evidence that the polytheists (mushriks) lived under Prophet (pbuh)'s rule either by paying or not paying Jizya? .. More

  • Islam protects the life and wealth of non-belligerent non-Muslims Date: 26-2-2013

    Assalamalaikum warahmatullahi wa barakatuh how do you explain this " the blood and wealth of a mushrik is halal for a muslim" jazza kallh khairan. salam. abdullahrey .. More

  • Restrictions placed by Muslims on non-Muslims, etc. Date: 2-4-2003

    Freedom of religion is a very important and clear concept in islam. My question is that: how is the concept of "no compulsion in religion" in Islam fit or contradict with two other facts about Islam: 1) No Christian (or other religion) missionaries are allowed to preach their religion in the "Islamic state". (I know that Islam is the only true religion,.. More

  • Rights of Non-Muslims in an Islamic State Date: 2-6-2002

    What's the right of Ahlu ath-Thimmah (non-Muslims living in an Islamic state) regarding their religious practice and their rights in that country? .. More

  • The rights of non-Muslims living in Islamic state Date: 2-6-2002

    I would like to know the status of non-Muslims who are living in an Islamic state... the difference between an Islamic state and a Muslim state... More