520 fatwas

  • Standing for national anthem - wearing jerseys with players' names Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Shaykh, may Allah reward you for your previous answers. Shaykh, I had two queries: 1. Though I read on your website that standing for and singing the national anthem of one’s country is forbidden, my friends are asking me about the reason for that. They are saying that it is not worship; you are.. More

  • Ruling on women wearing red dot (bindi or tikka) on forehead Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Shaykh, I would like to know whether it is allowed for a female to put a red dot, or 'bindi’, also known as ‘tikka’ (the ornamental jewel worn on the forehead) on her forehead as a form of adornment. It is an adornment worn by females in the subcontinent, especially in India. Some say that this.. More

  • Dying without repenting from minor Shirk Date: 31-12-2017

    Does Allah forgive minor Shirk (polytheism) if a believer dies with this sin unrepeated? .. More

  • Statement of Ibn Abd Al-Haadi about visiting Prophets' graves Date: 29-12-2017

    As-Subki quoted the following from Ibn Al-‘Arabi: "But the visitor of a grave should not seek to benefit from the deceased, because this is an innovation. Benefiting is only allowed from the grave of Prophet Muhammad and other Prophets." [Sharh Al-Muwatta by Ibn Al-‘Arabi, As-Saarim Al-Munki chapter 4] Ibn Abdul-Haadi replied in great detail. Please,.. More

  • Participating in non-religious festivals of non-Muslims Date: 26-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Shaykh, can you provide me the explanation of the verse: {For every religion We have appointed rites which they perform…} [Quran 22:67]? Does the verse give us (Muslims) permission to participate in their festivals like birthdays (individual birthdays), wedding anniversaries, company anniversaries,.. More

  • Clarification about hadeeth of slaughtering camel in Buwaanah Date: 5-12-2017

    Clarifications on wearing clothing with the Nike symbol. I am a little confused in regards to fatwa 82398; you stated that the Nike symbol is impermissible as it holds connotations to a Greek Goddess and even though the sign of any religious significance is not used in today's world, it is still impermissible today. The fatwa put forward this narration:.. More

  • Story of Khaalid seeking blessing in Prophet's hair Date: 21-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum dear Scholars. My question is in regards to the hadeeth that is narrated about Khalid ibn Al-Waleed, who kept a hair of the prophet Muhammad, sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam,in his hat, and that at one time he had lost his hat and started to worry, until he found it. The story goes as follows: It was narrated that the great military.. More

  • Building mosques at graves and whether Al-Baydhaawi encouraged it Date: 16-11-2017

    Who was Qadi Al-Baydhaawi? A sufi quoted him as having said: "Anyone who builds a mosque near the grave of an upright person or prays in the tomb or intends to ask for help through the spirit of that upright person ... If he does all that without the intention of glorifying him or doing Tawajuh towards him (in prayer), then there is nothing wrong in.. More

  • False beliefs about numbers 786 and 666 Date: 13-11-2017

    Shaykh, I use the number 786 for many of my passwords, but I do not associate this number with anything, such as the Basmalah, like some people say. Is this ok? Also, does the number 666 has anything to do with something evil? I heard that the number 6 is like the devil's number. Can I use these numbers while also not associating anything with these.. More

  • Asking dead to make supplication is not polytheism but religious innovation Date: 1-11-2017

    I have been married for 8 months now. My husband told me that he asked a person in their grave to supplicate for him once or twice a long time ago. He told me about this incident after our marriage, and I told him that it constitutes polytheism. So he immediately sought forgiveness and considered it to be polytheism. My question is whether our marriage.. More

  • Natural fear is not sinful Date: 22-10-2017

    I shared a video posted by someone which shows a sting operation disclosing such-and-such to be liable for a Muslim massacre, but these are old clips, and the culprit has now been set free by the supreme court, so I immediately deleted the video thinking that I might face a legal notice of defamationion of that individual, as he has been given a clean.. More

  • Impermissibility of contributing to non-Muslim religious festivals in any way Date: 22-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I study in college, where the higher-posted people are non-Muslims, and the students are organising functions of their religion in which they worship idols, and they started asking for money as a contribution. I refused in the beginning, but then they again came and said that I have to give the money. I told them that I would, but.. More

  • Truth about subliminal messaging as source of power Date: 16-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am a Muslim, and I was using something called subliminal's to get "superpowers", and the way this works is that it uses only your brain to run a command, so it pushes your brain and subconscious mind, and I can almost control smoke, but my question is: is what I am doing haram? Is it possible for the subconscious mind to do this,.. More

  • Reciting Ruqyah verses as compiled in some books Date: 10-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. What do you say about reading “Manzil”, which is a compilation of some verses or Surahs from the Quran for protection against the evil influence of the jinn, magic, and other evils in the books Al-Qawl Al-Jameel and the Beheshti Zewir by Shah Waliullah Muhaddith Deh’lawi and by Moulana.. More

  • Lighting so-called ‘Unity Candle’ at wedding celebration Date: 9-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have been married for three months now. My wife was a Catholic and reverted to Islam, praise be to Allaah. When we got married, we did not have a ceremony, so my parents-in-law, who are not Muslim, planned one for us. So we went to their place and had a little party where we had food and chatted. The part that angered me is that.. More