365 fatwas

  • People questioning one's faith Date: 16-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am Muslim by birth, and I do practice the pillars of Islam, but most people I meet always refuse to accept the fact that I am Muslim. In fact, in my heart, I am Muslim. I always feel sad when people ask about my religion and I tell them that I am Muslim and they deny my belief. Please advise me, because I am very sad to hear that.. More

  • Takfeer is serious matter that is not taken lightly Date: 28-3-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Why is Takfeer (declaring someone to be a disbeliever) made so easily when it comes to the specific interpretations of Allaah's attributes and names even though the verses and hadiths concerning that are not clear, and as shown throughout Muslim history, open to varying degrees of interpretation? For example, the Mu‘tazilah, Ash‘aris,.. More

  • Ignoring stories about reverts not Kufr Date: 21-3-2017

    In my facebook account, I follow many Islamic scholars. One day, I came across a storyfrom one of those scholars about a bartender who converted to Islam. I thought to myself, "Why should I care?" and I did not read the story. Afterwards, I realized that I said that I do not care that a non-Muslim converted to Islam. Is what I did and said Kufr (disbelief)?.. More

  • Asking players to ‘put team first’ not disbelief Date: 9-3-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I was with my soccer team in a group, and the coach said to "keep putting the team first." If I remain silent in this situation, does this mean that I approve of what he said? I do not know if what he said was disbelief. Is it disbelief by remaining silent in a situation in which there is disbelief present in words or actions? If.. More

  • Sinner does not necessarily hate Allah Date: 24-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I was wondering; if someone loves sin in their heart and hates Allaah, like a serial killer, but he nevertheless believes in Him and agrees with everything that Allaah says while not caring about that, so he believes that halal is halal and haram is haram but does not apply that, is he a disbeliever or not? .. More

  • Revert wife forced to apostatize Date: 17-1-2017

    My wife and I got married two years ago. She reverted to Islam, but now her family have been hiding her from me. After 100 days, they forcefully made her return to Hinduism just because they want to dissolve the marriage given that the court can dissolve the marriage according to law 1933, which states that if the man is Muslim and the woman is Hindu,.. More

  • Doubts regarding Kufr through inappropriate supplication Date: 15-1-2017

    If a Muslim was unaware of what Shirk (associating partners with Allaah) means once while praying and misunderstood a hadith about God loving us like 70 mothers to be the same as Him loving us like children and invoked him as saying that we are like His children by mistake, and then as soon as he learned that the Christians commit Shirk with Him in.. More

  • Ruling on person who causes another to curse Islam Date: 10-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykh. I know that I have submitted quite a few questions to this site, but I only have one more question, and if this question gets answered, then the amount of stress that would be removed from my life is huge. My question is very simple. Please, I have searched the net tirelessly for an answer, and I have gone and looked at your.. More

  • Mocking name of person who carries one of the names of Allah Date: 24-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Some people have names that are taken from the names of Allaah like, for example, "Kabir". If someone insults another guy named "Kabir" by mocking his name, is that merely a sin then, or is it tantamount to Kufr (disbelief), as it is Allaah's name? It is to be noted that the object of insult was not Allaah's name but the name of the.. More

  • Calling Christian Jew or calling Hindu Christian is not Kufr Date: 21-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. If I were to call a Christian a Jew or a Hindu a Christian; would that constitute Kufr (disbelief) on my part given that they have different Kufr beliefs? Or would it not be Kufr to name one type of non-Muslim with a different type of non-Muslim appellation. My question is very urgent, please. May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Praising someone for committing sin does not necessarily mean disbelief Date: 21-12-2016

    What is the ruling on praising someone for sinning by, for example, telling someone who fornicated, "You did the right thing, smart guy," or a father saying to a son who beat his enemy unjustly, "You made me proud;" is this considered disbelief, or is it a grave sin? Note that the concerned person does not mean fornication or injustice to be lawful.. More

  • Stance of Islam towards capitalism Date: 5-12-2016

    What does Islam say about capitalism? .. More

  • Calling person 'god' because of receiving food from him Date: 29-11-2016

    On television, I saw a person who was so grateful for being given food that he called the person who gave that person food a god. By saying this, he meant to say that he was 'a very nice person'. I laughed at this outburst of joy. Is what was done regarded as Shirk (associating partners with Allaah)? Does the intention with which the person said this.. More

  • Studying immigration laws in Western country Date: 28-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum I want to make a career change, but I do not want to violate Allaah's (The Exalted) laws. I would like to know whether studying in immigration or working in the government (immigration or citizenship) is haram? The program consists of different courses: Immigration and Refugee Law, Temporary Status, Economic Class, Family Sponsorship,.. More

  • Accepting repentant apostates in Muslim army Date: 12-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I resubmit my original question as you requested, with a little elaboration: Assalaamu alaykum. Did Abu Bakr, may Allaah be pleased with him, not allow apostates into the army even after their repentance? And did ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him,although he did accept them into the army say not to make them the Caliph? It.. More