Selected Fatwa

1322 fatwas

  • Lack of Qur'anic recitations by women Date: 9-6-2003

    Why are there no recordings of women reciting Qur'an? And why do no women lead prayer in mosques, even in the U.S., where there may be a significant number of women? I am new to Islam, like many Americans, and am fascinated by the beauty and universality of its message... More

  • Made a vow to Allah but may not be able to keep it Date: 9-6-2003

    My mother made a promise to Allah that if she gets a daughter she will make one of her sons a Qur'an memorization, i.e. One of her sons will memorize the Qur'an. She got twins a son and daughter. She tried to put one of my brothers for Qur'an memorization one year. But it didn't turn out well and he could not do it. My question is "Is there anyway to.. More

  • The way the Prophet spoke directly to women Date: 9-6-2003

    I have read a Hadith that the Messenger of Allah set a special day to teach the women the Deen of Islam. In what manner did he do this, i.e. behind a screen/wall or face-to-face but with Hijab?.. More

  • Criteria for marriage Date: 25-3-2004

    Is it alright to marry a non-religious person just to please your parents, but you are forbidden to instruct her in Islam, its obligations and prohibitions? In other words, she can do as she pleases, but I practice, or is it better to disobey my parents and find a practicing Muslim woman? What does Qur'an and Sunnah advise?.. More

  • Going on Hajj while in debt Date: 9-6-2003

    Is it proper for my friend whoborrowed a debt from me to perform Hajj? If he dies, must his immediate family members settle the debt? Is it necessary for me to make it Halal? Advise me on all these in details... More

  • Did not complete vow to fast Date: 9-6-2003

    Someone made a vow to fast then did something deliberately that broke his fasting. Please comment... More

  • Paying Zakah for brother and sister Date: 9-6-2003

    I have two brothers who live with my father and mother with their wives and kids in the same house and they eat and live together. I have also one sister and they prepare for her marriage soon. I live alone with my wife and son beside my work and I have money. Can I pay my Zakah elmal for my brothers and sister to help them or I cannot do that because.. More

  • Islamic manners in conversation Date: 9-6-2003

    What are the Islamic manners for a conversation?.. More

  • Wants to marry sister of his aunt Date: 9-6-2003

    There was a narration from the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) that once a companion of his married and informed the Prophet that he had married a widow. The Prophet asked him why he married a widow. He told him that if he married a single woman then he would have found her being playful towards him and he would have been playful with her. Although.. More

  • What can be done about Freemasons Date: 9-6-2003

    What can we do about freemasons who want to control the world? Freemasons want to destroy Islam... More

  • Marriage through the Internet Date: 9-6-2003

    Whats your opinion of a married Muslim man who decides to take a second wife whom he met through Internet and she is agreed to accept Islam and live with him without causing any harm to his first wife?.. More

  • Lived on food not Halal when he first went to Australia Date: 9-6-2003

    I live in Australia. When I came here first, I had difficult finding Halal food. I had to live on food that was not Halal but the only thing I had was chicken. Was the chicken or food that I had that time, Haram or Makhrouh? Al-hamdu Lillah, now that I have access to Halal foods; I have started living on them. But please do answer my question... More

  • Distinguishing between discharge and orgasm Date: 8-6-2003

    My husband is very loving nature during whole day, when he touches me I suddenly feel conscious than I have white discharge too. How can I differentiate this discharge is of consciousness or from an orgasm. Do I have to take a bath, if the Wudu is null?.. More

  • Wife sitting in place used for prayer while in menses Date: 8-6-2003

    I have a place in my room which I use for Nawafil prayers. My wife also use to pray at this place. If she is in menses can she sit at this place?.. More

  • Lot and fate Date: 4-6-2003

    What is the difference between Qismat (lot) and Taqdeer (fate)?.. More