520 fatwas

  • Existence of doppelgangers Date: 26-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Lately, in the past weeks, I have been seeing someone whom I know, but they are not the person whom I know. Does Allaah create another human being (their vessel) to be similar to another human being, except that their soul is different? Another word for this is doppelgänger. .. More

  • Using names of days and months derived from Roman gods Date: 17-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I recently came to know that Muslims are not allowed to wear/use products with the Nike logo because she was an ancient greek Goddess. I have stopped using such products, but I am confused because we do use the names of the days, like Sunday, Saturday, Monday, etc. These days were named after the Roman gods! January was named after.. More

  • Satan does not live in Makkah Date: 9-3-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. Is it true that Satan lives in Makkah and that the small devils are elsewhere? I heard this from a completely unreliable person, but I want to know whether it is true or not. May Allaah reward you, Shaykh. .. More

  • Playing for team whose logo is ancient idol Date: 1-3-2017

    What is the ruling on playing for a soccer team called the Aztecs, named after the ancient civilization? They were known for their polytheism. Also, the logo of the soccer team is an Aztec bird, and I searched for the Aztec bird on Google, and it showed up as a false deity that they used to worship. Obviously, no one on the team really believes in that.. More

  • Sharing in price of Hindu idol Date: 23-2-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. During Diwali (Hindu festival of light), I and my Hindu friend were invited to someone’s home. My Hindu friend had purchased an idol of Ganesh as a gift. She had said that we would share the cost of the idol; out of fear that she would feel bad, I did not say anything. I have not given the money yet, is it permissible for me to.. More

  • Ruling on saying ‘Hallelujah’ Date: 15-2-2017

    Can Muslims use the word 'Hallelujah' in their conversation? It means 'Praise for God'. I heard that it stems from Jewish tradition. Does that affect the ruling? .. More

  • Muslim must be proud of religion and its rituals Date: 15-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykoum, Shaykh. In general terms, I do not care about the disbelievers. Sometimes, however, when I meet people whom I grew up or studied with (before becoming a practicing Muslim), I feel ashamed when I meet them in a completely different state; as a practicing Muslim with a beard and so on. Is that a sign of weak faith or hypocrisy? .. More

  • Eclipse has no effect on babies born on its day Date: 15-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Are there any bad consequences for the child born on the day of an eclipse? Is there any bad thing if a husband & wife intercourse on the day of eclipse? Is it true that if a child is born on the day of an eclipse, he could have some physical defect? .. More

  • Mermaids do not exist Date: 9-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Do mermaids exist? I saw some fatwas that said that they do exist. Can you please clarify, Allaah willing. .. More

  • Speaking to Satan and animals and stones Date: 9-1-2017

    What is the ruling on speaking with a devil, animal, stone, or a person who might be present? What I mean with the first is, if a man wants to pray and says loadly or silently in his heart, "I will pray and you (satan) will not prevent me from it." What I mean with the second is saying to an animal, "O such-and-such, you are so cute," or calling the.. More

  • Working as pilot and traveling to non-Muslim countries Date: 24-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I wanted to know if it is permissible to be a pilot considering that I might have to travel to a lot of countries, including non-Muslim countries? .. More

  • Make Hijrah from non-Muslim country or go for 'Umrah Date: 24-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykh. I live in the UK, and my life is ruined. I really cannot live here anymore, I have tried everything, I just cannot go on. For me to be able to hold on to Islam, what I must do is leave this place ASAP. I have been doing evil, disgusting major sins for years, there is no way I can change whilst remaining in this place. I have.. More

  • Fearing certain action to be bad omen Date: 23-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Recently, one of my distant relatives died. When another relative went to see the dead body, he accidentally hit his foot against the bed in which the dead body was kept. Is this a bad thing/omen? Are there any ways for us to rectify this mistake? We are really scared. Please help with your kind advice. Thank you. .. More

  • Passing under trees Date: 22-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. Is it true that one should not pass under a tree? Or that this is the case after Maghrib or any other specific time? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Drinking Quranic water to gain wealth or wisdom Date: 17-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Nowadays, there are many Muslims that take part in the act of drinking written Quranic verses with the belief that they will become wealthy or attain wisdom or knowledge. Is it only okay for a sick person to drink this for health issues, or can anyone drink it for health purposes? Please, I want to.. More