522 fatwas

  • Studying works of literature that include aspects of Shirk Date: 7-1-2015

    Asallam u alaikum, My daughter 16 year old had to study a book for her English exam called 'Lord of the flies' about some boys stranded on an island and how they try to survive there. She had to do some coursework on the book and didn't have a choice. If it contains some bad things like the boys are scared of an imaginary beast in the story and they.. More

  • Ruling on photocopying Christmas-related material Date: 2-1-2015

    Asallam u alaikum A helper in a uk school who sometimes photo copies work sheets for the children was asked by the class teacher to photo copy words connected with christmas like 'tree' 'santa' 'christmas' etc. They said ok but they had no intention on doing it and to get out of it said they were busy with other things so the teacher did it themselves... More

  • The Prophet's death being 'good for Muslims' does not legitimize seeking his help Date: 2-12-2014

    what Ibn Hajar Haytami said in Fatawa Hadeethiya page 342 answer to the question no. 118, and Manawi in Faydh al Qadeer 3/400 no. 3700, and Abu Bakar bin Tahir as quoted by Qadhi Iyaad in Ash-Shifa regarding the meaning of the hadeeth "Your deeds are presented to me. I f they are good, I express my gratitude to Allāh, and if the deeds are not good,.. More

  • The obligation to migrate to an environment safe from trials of faith Date: 8-11-2014

    As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. In the area of United states where I live, their are no Islamic institutions that are upon the Manhaj of the Salaf for our family to attend. For this reason I have tried, for many years, to get my husband to move. I know several sisters and their husbands who have already done so to a particular community,.. More

  • Obtaining citizenship of a non-Muslim country to get custody of one's child Date: 5-11-2014

    im a permanent resident in canada not a Citizen my wife is a canadian and we have a child, but we are getting divorced in the court (i divorced her 3 times, shar3an ) and im scared she will take my son from me and he will be lost in kuffar country, if i go to the court for our divorce she will take my son for sure and they may not let me see him again,.. More

  • 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