365 fatwas

  • The meaning of 'Kufr' and 'Shirk' Date: 20-2-2005

    Please clarify whether the terms "Kufr" and "Shirk" are interchangeable or not. Please clarify the different types of Kufr and Shirk. Also tell me whether persons performing any type of Kufr or Shirk deserve for eternal punishment in hell. .. More

  • Confused about friendship with a non-Muslim Date: 3-11-2004

    I have an Iranian friend. She was a Shiite Muslim and now became a Mormon Christian after marrying to a Mormon American man. When she is with me she says she believes in Allaah and Jesus, may Allaah exalt his mention, cannot be the son of Allaah. However, she also says it is not a big deal if Allaah has a son or not as long as you.. More

  • Marriage laws which contradict Islamic law Date: 3-11-2004

    I live in a Muslim country that recently has changed its marital laws. For example, the marriage age has been raised from 14 to 18 and if a man wishes to practice polygamy he has to take the permission of his first wife and of a judge (who most likely lacks the Islaamic characteristics of a judge). Given that these new laws have.. More

  • Being condemned to Hell eternally for sins other than shirk Date: 28-7-2004

    Scholars of Ahlus Sunnah say that only Shirk is the unforgivable sin and those who do shirk are the only people who will abide in Hell forever. But Allah says in the Quran that there are other sins which may doom a person in Hell Forever. The following are the verses in support of this. 1)"Nay, but whosoever hath done evil and his sin surrounded.. More

  • Mocking Islam Date: 15-7-2004

    If someone commits an act, which could be seen as 'Istihzaa bideen' (mocking Islam), does it mean they are then Kafir and no longer Muslim?.. More

  • Nullifiers of one's Islamic belief and their cure Date: 21-6-2004

    How can a Muslim be declared outside of Islam? How he can came back? What are the evil practices involved is nullifying Islamic belief? .. More

  • Calling a Muslim a non-Muslim Date: 20-6-2004

    Tell me if it is wrong to call a Muslim a non-Muslim if he turns his back on Islam. .. More

  • Different acts of Zina Date: 24-4-2004

    Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said a man's Iman will go out of him when he commits Zina or in the state of intoxication by alcohol and it will return to him when he stops that act. Does this statement of losing Iman (becoming an unbeliever) imply to Zina of the eyes (seeing some women with bad intention) and also to Zina of mouth, ears.. More

  • Effects of apostasy Date: 24-4-2004

    What is the effect of changing your religion from Islam to another religion on a person, community and country? Please answer me quickly... More

  • Questions about a new converted wife's faith Date: 18-4-2004

    The question: I want to ask is of utmost importance to me and I would appreciate if it can be answered as soon as possible. I married my wife ten years ago. She was born in a family where father is an atheist and mother is a non-practising Christian belonging to Armenian Church. My wife is educated and makes opinion about the things on logic... More

  • The fate of his father who committed suicide Date: 7-3-2004

    My Father expired a few months ago under mysterious circumstances. He was a good Muslim, very kind and loving in nature. But in financial matters he was very weak. He never took advice from knowledgeable people. He invested his life’s earnings in one project by taking a big loan by mortgaging his property. Unfortunately this business did not turn.. More

  • Oath of allegiance in UK Date: 23-2-2004

    Many Muslims in the UK apply for British nationality and passports and this involves signing an oath (Kasam). I do not have the details of the oath but I understand that it includes promises to be sincere to the Queen and Britain. Is this Halaal, Makrooh or Haraam? .. More

  • Husband curses Allah but repents Date: 17-2-2004

    I am a married woman with a son. I am a born and raised Canadian but my parents and husband are born and raised Lebanese. My husband is a diabetic, and has a terrible temper because his glucose is not stable. When he's having one of his regular temper tantrums he curses Allah. "May Allah Forgive him" He usually says "Astaghfir Allah" thereafter... More

  • Insulting the Holy Prophet is Kufr Date: 13-11-2003

    While chatting with a female through the net, she gave some very bad abuse to the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam). From that day I am feeling guilty that because of me, she used some very bad words to our Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam). What should I do as a compensation for that act?.. More

  • Are these Nullifiers of Tawheed? Date: 9-10-2003

    In what ways does pride, envy, hatred or selfishness break Tawheed? Could you explain what is meant by the sin of Shirk?.. More