354 fatwas

  • Laughing at skit about drinking alcohol Date: 8-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have sent this question before, but I made a mistake in the question number and accidentally quoted the fatwa number. Please accept my apologies. This is a follow up to question No. 2678145. I did not completely understand the answer, so I hope that you will be able to help me through this example. One of the groups in my class.. More

  • Accompanying Muslim who commits acts of Shirk to Hajj Date: 11-9-2017

    There is a woman who, though she claims to be Muslim, commits a lot of Shirk (polytheism). For example, she visits graves; wears "Taweez"; and goes to "Peer", fortune tellers, and magicians. She also believes in many weird things, like that the cause of rain would be such-and-such Hindu festivals, that wearing bangles would prolong the lifetime of the.. More

  • Man-Made laws not rejected in absolute manner Date: 11-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I go to a college in London, and if I were to have an altercation or fight, then if two non-Muslim teachers judge and issue a ruling, for example, if they kick me out of the college, would that be counted as going to the Taghoot (anything which is worshiped, obeyed, submitted to, or followed instead of Allaah whilst consenting to.. More

  • Doubting that some statements constitute disbelief Date: 7-9-2017

    I remember my aunt's husband saying something years back; I think he said something close to ‘Has allaah gone blind or something?’ or something similar. Also, my parents were having a discussion about the rain, and one of them ended up saying something like 'Call up Allaah [with a phone/mobile] and tell Him to stop it from raining.' These situations.. More

  • He has doubts that his father has fallen into Istihlaal and Kufr Date: 29-8-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I had a heated debate with my dad. It was regarding mortgages. My dad says that interest is haram and that there is no doubt about that, but he says that since we live in the UK and given that there is no way to come to own a home in a halal way, by necessity, we have to take out mortgages. He says that if a person is dying from starvation,.. More

  • People might benefit from man-made law Date: 3-8-2017

    We know that no law is as effective as Allaah's laws, but is it possible for a law to be as effective as God's laws in one or two particular aspects, like political stability and such? Is it true that the downfall of the Muslims was due to non-compliance with the Shariah, or were there other factors as well? .. More

  • Whether it is Kufr to call people with shortened forms of their names Date: 19-7-2017

    In a book, it says: "126– It causes Kufr (disbelief) to say Abdulkoydur instead of AbdulQâdir when said intentionally. So is the case with saying Abdo instead of Abduluzeyz, Memo instead of Muhammad, Hasso instead of Hasan, and Ibo instead of Ibrâhîm. Some tradesmen write these blessed names on shoes or slippers for advertisement because they.. More

  • Whether not ruling by Shariah is major or minor disbelief Date: 3-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum Shaikh. I have read one of your fatwas regarding not ruling by what Allaah revealed. In that question, I read that there are two types of not ruling by what Allah revealed; major Kufr (disbelief) and minor Kufr. I then read in your fatwa that the first kind includes someone who legislates a law whereby he permits what is forbidden.. More

  • Muslim declaring disbelief while drunk Date: 1-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Someone asked a Muslim married man about his religion and whether he is a Muslim or not. The Muslim man was drunk at that time. He replied, "No, I am of all religions". Afterwards, however, during the same instance/discussion, he clarified that he is Muslim. Please tell me, should the Muslim man renew his marriage contract because.. More

  • Repeating words of disbelief in song without believing in them Date: 24-6-2017

    I read your fatwas, but I could not find the answer. Is repeating words of Kufr (disbelief) in an song Kufr without believing it? And also, is it Kufr to buy Kufr stuff given that supporting Kufr is Kufr. And also, how about enjoying it but without believing in it, as it is only done for entertainment. .. More

  • Doubting that something one did is act of disbelief Date: 21-6-2017

    If there is something that represents disbelief on the door of a shop, like a picture or writing, and so on, is it an act of disbelief if I enter the shop and leave the shop by closing and opening the door? Another example: if there is something that represents disbelief on someone's clothing and they ask me to hand it over to them, is it an act of.. More

  • Throwing picture of Ka’bah and Prophet's Mosque by mistake Date: 10-6-2017

    Shaykh, I have accidentally thrown away a picture of Prophet's Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,masjid, as well as a picture of the Ka’bah, so I do not know what to do now, and I think that I also have Islamic material of which I do not know where it is, but I had no intent of disrespect. I also lost Islamic material, such as Ayaytul Kursi,.. More

  • Muslim's reward for past good deeds preserved if he apostatizes and later repents Date: 7-6-2017

    Say that someone does a good deed like, for example, leading the prayer, and he then apostatizes from Islam and then becomes Muslim again, and then another muslim complements him for his good deed [leading the prayer] and says, "May Allaah reward you," then how should the person who became Muslim again respond? What if he stays quiet, would he be doing.. More

  • Insulting Prophets amounts to Kufr Date: 25-5-2017

    What is the ruling onpeople who raise questions about the actions of Prophets and their wives or the Companions and their wives and swear at them for their actions? It may be any action of them; for example, Ibrahim's, may Allaah exalt his mention, abandoning wife and son in the desert, the Prophet, sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam,marrying a very young.. More

  • Describing sin as good or beautiful Date: 25-5-2017

    Is it allowed to say that a sin os beautiful or good or what is similar to that? For example: saying, "Fornication is beautiful" or "Alcohol is good" intending to say good about the state of drunkennes or not. Or if there is a thing with which he can cheat people; to say "To have this thing is nice for the owner" or "Nice song". If we hear these things,.. More