336 fatwas

  • Only scholars may declare Muslim to be disbeliever Date: 2-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. It is said in a hadith that if anyone calls another person a kaafir (disbeliever), then if the person is not kaafir, the man who called him kaafir will become kaafir. On the other hand, it is said that if anyone doubts about any kaafir, then he will become kaafir. Then how should a common muslim judge who is kaafir? .. More

  • Financial transactions with apostate Date: 7-4-2016

    I asked about accepting a gift from an apostate and it has been answered, but what if the case has not reached the judge in order to declare him an apostate and I rebuked that person but he refused to listen, can a gift from him be accepted? Secondly, if I lend that person money after his apostasy, can I accept the money if he pays it back? Meaning,.. More

  • Clearing confusion about statement by Ibn Al-'Arabi about kufr Date: 2-4-2016

    Our Shaykh, we have send your answer (fatwa number: 2604615) to some brothers, but they accuse us of lying about this statement of Qaadhi Abu Bakr Ibn Al-'Arabi's being about major kufr (disbelief) and major shirk (polytheism). They have send us this text in which they pretend that Al-Qasimi says that this is about kufr dune kufr (minor kufr) and not.. More

  • Keeping lucky charms or games of magic and luck Date: 27-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I already sent you a question, but I have many questions, so I am sending them to you separately. I have a question regarding kufr (disbelief). From what point is someone a kaafir (disbeliever)? There are Muslims who are collecting things like lucky charms or things like that but without believing in it, is this kufr? Or some may.. More

  • Meaning of statement: the worst Muslim is better than the best non-Muslim Date: 20-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum dear respected Shaykh. Could you please explain the following statement: "The worst Muslim is better than the best disbeliever." .. More

  • People are judged according to what is apparent from them Date: 19-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I read the following on facebook: "The ruling of kufr (disbelief) and imaan (faith) is built upon the apparent, not the hidden." They further added, "There is no 'do not judge me' in Islam. 'Umar ibn al-Khattaab, may Allaah be pleased with him, said that we judge by what is apparant. This is the way of the pious predecessors." Kindly.. More

  • Wishing that Muslim dies as disbeliever out of hatred Date: 6-3-2016

    If a person wants others to disbelieve or die on disbelief out of envy, does it come under approval and being pleased with kufr (disbelief)? Does this cause apostasy? Does he have to re-enter Islam? Please answer in full detail and do not recommend other questions as I have already seen them. .. More

  • Verbally abusing a Muslim for posting religious material on social media Date: 17-2-2016

    I have a habit of posting Islamic posts on social media. One day, when a person was checking my profile in front of me, he saw one of these posts and remarked, "What is this (he used slang here)? Do you think people come here for Islam? Does sharing this increase your faith?" What is the ruling on him? I do not know whether he was reviling the contents.. More

  • Ruling on wearing a cross - Building a model brain Date: 17-2-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, my first question is whether or not this statement is correct: It is disbelief if someone intentionally wears a crucifix and while knowing that this is haram. Is it haram to say that? What if someone wears a crucifix but does not believe that Jesus, may Allaah exalt his mention, was crucified? My second question has to do with science... More

  • Ibn Hajar's statement about regarding what is forbidden as permissible Date: 16-2-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a question regarding the following statement: Ibn Hajar said in Al-Fath, 1/244, "Regarding forbidden things as permissible is kufr (disbelief), and leading others to kufr is also kufr. However, this view is subject to further examination. The majority of the scholars are of the view that this does not constitute kufr unless.. More

  • Failing to refute false statements about Jesus does not turn a Muslim into a disbeliever Date: 9-2-2016

    Assalamu alaykum. I truly appreciate the work that you do answering questions, and I have a question that is really important and I need advice, Allaah willing. I am very eager to receive your response, Allaah willing, as I am very worried. I go to High School in America, where things are taught from a secular standpoint. Earlier this year, my dad and.. More

  • Claiming that a disbeliever is a Muslim is a lie, not apostasy Date: 24-1-2016

    Please, what is the ruling on lying to (two muslims) by telling them that a disbeliever is a muslim (though in the Muslim's heart, he does not believe that this disbeliever is a Muslim)? He is concealing his disbelief and labelling him a muslim. The person that does this knows that lying is haram. But when he does that, he does not know that labeling.. More

  • An ignorant or mistaken Muslim committing an act of disbelief Date: 3-1-2016

    Shaykh, is the following saying of Qadi Abu Bakr Ibn Al-Arabi, may Allaah be pleased with him, true? ''The ignorant and erring person from this ummah, even if that person commits acts of kufr (disbelief) and shirk (polytheism), does not become a mushrik (polytheist) and infidel since lack of knowledge and mistake are the justification for it!'' (''Tafsir.. More

  • Ruling on asking a Muslim if he really is Muslim Date: 19-12-2015

    Assalaamu Alaykum. I know that saying that a Muslim is a kaafir (disbeliever) is a grave sin and that the kufr (disbelief) reverts back if the other person is not kaafir. But does kufr revert back if someone ask the other Muslim whether he is a Muslim or a Hindu or when the person asks the other person whether he is Muslim or not? Or when they say,.. More

  • Resorting to man-made laws against Muslims to get one's usurped rights Date: 12-12-2015

    Is it haram to use disputes offered by companies like PayPal to dispute transactions from Muslim merchants? I bought something online, and the muslim merchant did not sent me my item. I contacted him, and they said that it was out of stock and that they would send it when it came in the same week. they still have not sent it, and when I try to contact.. More