365 fatwas

  • 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

  • Being forced to utter words of Kufr Date: 23-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykh. I know that if a person is forced to utter words of Kufr (disbelief) while his life is threatened (he will be killed), he can utter those words while his heart is sure in faith. Now, I want to ask, if the property and honor of a Muslim are in danger and he is asked to utter words of Iufr or he will lose his property and honor,.. More

  • Joking in uttering words of disbelief unacceptable Date: 15-5-2017

    There is a Muslim guy whom I know who said really bad things about Islam to someone, presumably pretending to be an atheist. He said really bad things, like "Your God wants you to do His dirty work;" and that the Madrassahs are universities of ignorance and that "your Prophet" must be held responsible for this (we seek refuge from Allaah from such speech)... More

  • Doing something that mocks religion without intention to mock is not disbelief Date: 9-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Please let me know; if a person does an act which he thinks may be mockery of the religion yet he continued doing it but did not intend mockery by it. Is there a possibility that it may be disbelief? .. More

  • Saying Bismillah before sinning or Alhamdulillah after sinning Date: 27-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. What is the ruling on those who say ‘Bismillaah’ (in the name of Allaah) before doing a sin or say ‘Alhamdulillaah’ (Praise be to Allah)after commiting a sin? .. More