522 fatwas

  • Carrying Qur’anic verses to ward off evil Date: 2-5-2004

    Some people carry some Qur’anic verses in a small medal tied around their waist to prevent Satanic disturbances and for safety. Is this allowed in Islam? It is very common among the Indian Muslims... More

  • Living in USA Date: 2-5-2004

    I borrowed some money from the US government; interest free, to go to school. After I graduated, I moved back to my home country, which is Muslim and poor. My plan was to quickly find a job and pay back my debt. Now 6 months since I moved back, I still cannot find a Halal job. Moreover, after I surveyed the job market here, the salaries available.. More

  • Feels his faith has weakened in UK Date: 26-4-2004

    I am an asylum seeker in the UK and things have not been going well for me. Iwas a better Muslim beforeI came here; nowI feel my Iman (faith)haslessenedand I feel a less of a Muslim. Am I not doing well because of my deeds?I just want things to work out for me so thatI can go back home, Insha Allah. Please rememberme in your Du’a... More

  • Pagan rituals Date: 24-4-2004

    In my native country people celebrate what is called the festival of and “Barweeh”? Has this any confirmation in the Hadith or the Prophet’s (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) Sunnah? They do this by lighting up Chirags (small lanterns) and by preparing pots full of sweet rice?.. More

  • Muslim living in non-Muslim land Date: 22-4-2004

    I am living in Canada and I need fatwa about Muslims living in non-Muslim land, and growing a beard in order to get a job... More

  • Believers living in non-Muslim countries Date: 22-4-2004

    I have heard that living in non-Muslim country is forbidden until you have a valid reason for that. Economics is certainly is not one of them. When I contacted the Imam of the mosque he asked me where I will live then? His ruling was there is no place right now where true Islamic culture is present, even if you take a home just outside Haram (in Mecca).. More

  • Muslims staying in non-Muslim countries Date: 22-4-2004

    I have heard some people here in France saying that Muslims should not live in non-Muslim countries. I am confusedabout this claim. Please clarify this pointin light of Islam, remembering that there are people living here in Europe and in USA for generations and there are people who are married andtheir children are natives of those countries... More

  • Using Qur'anic verses as protection or for benefits Date: 11-4-2004

    Here in Pakistan, we use to hang some Qur'anic Ayah for protection or maybe for benefits. Is this permitted?Is it correct that a Sahabi (I don't know his name) used to have Ayah in his neck for protection or on his children?.. More

  • Ruling on Amulets Date: 11-4-2004

    What is the ruling on amulets? Can we pray behind one who makes and sells amulets? .. More

  • Hanging small size Quran in necks Date: 11-4-2004

    It is a common practice of Muslims in India and Pakistan that they wear Taaweez (amulets) of very small size Holy Qur'an around their neck. Is it permissible or not?.. More

  • Yemeni student studying in US and living with US family Date: 25-3-2004

    Iam a student from Yemen studying in the United States and living with an Amercian family. Its a new program which allows Middle Easten students to come study in America for one year.I would like to know ifI can eattheir meat even though it is not Halal, beef chicken and not ham? .. More

  • Having non-Muslim friends Date: 25-2-2004

    I have had problems understanding if we are allowed to be friends with a non-Muslim. 30% of my friends are non-Muslims I laugh and joke with them. We talk but we are not as close as my Muslims friend. I just want to ask if I can ask help from them, like homework, or even work with them. I can see if I let them go it will not be the same. I am trying.. More

  • Haram marriage custom in India Date: 17-2-2004

    In my native India there is a marriage custom like taking a coconut and tying it all around with a red thread. Then on the 5th Friday after marriage the husband and his wife with their individual coconut called 'The coconut for preserving the womb' go and immerse it in a lake. Is there any Ahadith which confirms this? Or is it only a borrowing.. More

  • Celebrating Christmas Date: 8-2-2004

    My girlfriend is a teacher in the Netherlands where most schools celebrate Christmas. Can she celebrate Christmas, although she does not have the intention to celebrate it? .. More

  • Significance of number 19 Date: 4-1-2004

    Does number 19 has special meaning in Islam? I was Catholic and since I converted to Islam many important things keep happening in my life almost every months on 19th. Plus I have feeling that everywhere I look I see number 19 (on the watch, etc.). I read in Qur'an that the world is based on number 19; also I read in Tafsir that there are the nineteen.. More