520 fatwas

  • Impermissible for the Muslim to ask the dead to supplicate for him Date: 19-12-2015

    Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. Shaykh, is the following hadith authentic? If yes, then it proves that the dead can pray for those who are alive. Mufti Aashiq Ilahi, on page 18in his book What Happens after Death, quotes At-Tabaraani as having reported that the Prophet Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said, "Your deeds and actions.. More

  • Selling cakes on Christmas Date: 5-12-2015

    Assalamu alaikkum...Am running a bakery. ..can I sale cakes in Christmas? .. More

  • Saying that a person saved another person is not an act of disbelief Date: 1-12-2015

    I was told that it is an act of kufr (disbelief) to say that one saved someone because it is Allaah Who saves people - is this true? .. More

  • Saying that a person brings good luck Date: 27-11-2015

    A man got married in our family. At the marriage, the grandfather of the groom said a doubtful statementto the bride. I cannot completely recall the statement, but I think he either said, "You have brought good luck," or, "You are good-fortuned and have brought good fortune to my family because after nearly 17 years, all my children have reunited in.. More

  • Seeking blessings with the relics of the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam Date: 16-11-2015

    Asalaamu alaykum, dear shaykh and brother in Islam. I have a question about the following hadith: Abdullaah, the freed slave of Asmaa' (the daughter of Abu Bakr), the maternal uncle of the son of 'Ata, reported: "Asmaa' sent me to 'Abdullaah ibn 'Umar, saying, 'The news has reached me that you prohibit the use of three things: striped robes, saddle.. More

  • Asking the dead to intercede with Allaah for the living is impermissible Date: 7-11-2015

    I believe that going to the Prophet's grave or the grave of a righteous man and asking them to make dua to Allah for you is in innovation in the religion, However, on a forum I frequent, one person claimed that it is mentioned in Fath Al-Barithat the majority of the scholars say that the dead can hear the living, and that person also claims that the.. More

  • The story about a person who asked for food at the Prophet's grave is not authentic Date: 24-10-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. Shaykh, is the following quote authentic? Apparently, it was quoted from Ibn Taymiyyah's work: A person came to the blessed grave of the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,and requested food from the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,and sat down. After a while, a Hashimi (a member.. More

  • Making promises by joining pinkies Date: 8-10-2015

    Assalam Alikom, May I please know the fatwa behind "pinky promise". Can we, as muslims, give pinky promises to others? Thank you .. More

  • What to do about a tree that people hang amulets on Date: 30-9-2015

    Asalaamu alaykum. There is a pomegranate tree in my home on which people tie amulets and red threads and so on because some branches are pointed out of my home. Some people say that these amulets are black magic. Should I cut down the tree or simply remove the amulets and threads? .. More

  • Ruqyah may be read on children at any time Date: 24-8-2015

    Assalamu 'alaikum. Is it considered as innovation to recite the Surah Falaq, Surah Naas and Surah Ikhlas & wipe over the children before going outside in the evening or night as the prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, advised to keep the children inside the house when evening comes? Please give reference to the 'ulama regarding this. .. More

  • Supplication, charity, patience and seeking available treatments are the best ways to repel diseases Date: 23-8-2015

    I am a 26-year-old man and suffer from hereditary alopecia. I pray and supplicate Allaah Almighty to heal my hair. I give charity according to my ability, acting upon the hadith where the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "Treat your patients by (giving out) charity." Are there any specific supplications attributed to the honorable.. More

  • Making a promise to another human being is not Shirk Date: 22-7-2015

    Salam alaikum, I have read your links, which you have sent me, but my questions continue:1. if have not understood what the exact difference between a promise, oath and vow is. When is it shirk? Is following Expression shirk? if someone would say: If i do such and such, then i promise you (a Person), that i will say it to you / or that i will buy you.. More

  • Naming a shop after a pagan idol Date: 16-6-2015

    As-salaamu 3laikum, what is the ruling on a Muslim who deliberately uses the symbol of a pagan god as a name for his shop and hangs a sign in the shop explaining the meaning of the symbol? Jazaakum Allahu khairan .. More

  • Moving to a non-Muslim country for better income and work opportunities Date: 1-5-2015

    asalamI live in a muslim country and when I would be graduated from university inshallah I d like to move to canada or usa but I prefer canada .Anyway I want to do so because I can find better income there ,and there are other opportunities of work there and why not meet a non muslim woman and convert her in islam and get married inshallah . as I said.. More

  • Invoking anything besides Allaah in prayer is Shirk Date: 30-4-2015

    AslamualakuumI asked this question before but you reffered me to anothe fatwa that didnt answer it.some people say they call upon Jesus, Prophet Muhammad, big schollars, this person and that person, and they say that there duas get accepted. What is this, is it jinn, is it Allah misguding them. My brohter said to me that he read that Ibn taymiah wrote.. More