532 fatwas

  • Danger of residing in the West upon the Muslim's Fitrah Date: 27-10-2014

    I live in the west where women mix freely with men and where their awrah is not covered. I'm a young brother studing at college. I'm scared of the damage this environment has caused to my fitrah and that I'm becoming insensitive to women. Other than just lowering my gaze and avoiding interactions, what further actions can i also take to restore my sensitivity.. More

  • Celebrating anniversary of buying a house or return of estranged husband Date: 25-10-2014

    Assalamu alaikum warahmatullah. I take orders and make cake for people. Now a friend wants me to make a cake for an occasion where her friends and family are celebrating for having bought their house one year ago and celebrating her husband moving to her many years ago. Is it halal for me to make cakea for such celebrations? .. More

  • Hanging amulets is prohibited regardless of the person's intention Date: 3-9-2014

    Asalamalaikum rahmatuallahi wa barakatuhu. I know that the "hand of fatima"/Khamsa is haram-shirk if used for protection. Can you pls tell me if it's haram if used purely for decoration. Barakallahu feeki .. More

  • Impermissible to be naturalized as citizen of a non-Muslim country without necessity Date: 25-8-2014

    Assalamualaikum I have a permanent residence status in Canada and I am 5 months away from acquiring a citizenship. I have read your fatwa as regarding this topic over and over again and I understand that you discourage it unless there is a dire need. Although I don't have one as of now but my relatives keep telling me to go for it since they fear that.. More

  • Helping Christians hold celebrations Date: 17-5-2014

    Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh, (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you). Hope your goodself and your family is fine by the help of our Allah Most High. Apologize to interrupt, Need clarification and confirmation through Qur’an and Sunnah of Prophet (pbuh) of following: We are Alhamdolillah Muslim and working in Muslim.. More

  • Claiming that supplications are more likely to be answered at graves is Bid’ah Date: 10-4-2014

    Assalamu alikum Could you please tell us what Imam ad-Dahabi said in Tareekh al Islam under the biography of Sultan bin Mahmood Balbaki the Zaahid. And in it he quoted a story by Shaykh Saaleh Mahmood bin Sultan. That Allah listened to the prayer at his grave. JazakAllahukhayran .. More

  • Using free public transportation as Christmas present in Australia Date: 22-1-2014

    Assalaamu 'Alaykum wa rahmatuLLAAH In Victoria (Australia), all public transports are free on the 25th of December, on behalf of Christmas. What is the ruling on using this free service? Is it forbidden, considering it as a Christmas present? JazaakumuLLAAHU khayran katheeraa .. More

  • She gave her daughter a gift to compensate her for missing Xmas activities at school Date: 17-1-2014

    I removed my 10 year old daughter from taking part in all the Christmas activities, trips etc that were taking part in her school and to encourage her and reward her I bought her a gift so she would not feel anything etc. Was it permissible to buy the gift ? .. More

  • Her Muslim husband refuses to let her take her daughter to Christmas feast Date: 14-1-2014

    Question- I am a christian married to a muslim man- we have a daughter 2years and she follows her father- she is Muslim, we live in country where people are from all over the world- and different celebrations and traditions are practised. Now I have an issue- as I want to attend Christmas tree ceremony- and definitely I want my daughter to be with me... More

  • Seeking cure at the shrines of the righteous and close servants of Allah Date: 9-1-2014

    Among the followed means in my society in seeking cure is going to the shrines of the righteous people. Some people claim that whoever is afflicted with paralysis or any other disease has only to stay overnight at the shrine of a certain Shaykh. Moreover, someone claims that he knows a person who was paralyzed and spent the night at one of these shrines.. More

  • Finding a good omen in pleasant scenes is an Islamic manner Date: 9-1-2014

    Could a pleasant scene be a good omen? This question came to my mind after seeing a wonderful and astonishing scene that reminded me of Paradise. I supplicate Allaah to Admit me, you and all Muslims to Paradise. This was shortly before sunset on the first day in Ramadhaan. I was sitting, reciting the Athkaar of the evening when I glanced toward the.. More

  • Wife slaughters sacrifice to other than Allaah Date: 9-1-2014

    Will the husband be held sinful if he does not forbid his wife from slaughtering sacrifices to other than Allaah? Will he, in such a case, be a polytheist like her?.. More

  • Attending the festivals of non-Muslims out of respect for their culture Date: 2-1-2014

    I attended a celebration which involves speeches, food for Deepavali in Malaysia. It is not a religious celebration, but a gathering out of respect for the different culture & celebration. During the function, I was asked to light a candle. Some people argue that the act of lighting a candle constitutes an imitation of Hinduism because Deepavali.. More

  • This is not Shirk but obsessive whispers that should be ignored Date: 22-12-2013

    A while ago I used to listen to music from South Korean singers and they called themselves idols. Now I have clicked on and stopped listening to their music. I made up imaginary people up in my mind years ago and I am worried that nowadays their features may have changed in some way and be taken from those Korean people. Would I be committing shirk.. More

  • Working in a place where non-Muslim festival related things are made Date: 10-12-2013

    Assalaam alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh. How i have understood in my country there is a place organized by the government where you can work three days in a week only 4 hours on each day. It is a workshop kind of place, i mean a place where you can do different kind of things like wood related things etc. But that place accepts non-muslim festival.. More