127 fatwas

  • Definition of Amaanah (trust) Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. What does trust, or Amaanah, mean? For example, if parents trust their child in that he will not do something, but he does anyway, did he break the trust? Is that person a hypocrite? Or does Amaanah, or trust, mean that we are entrusted with someone else's property or something else and have to take care of it? Today, almost every.. More

  • Living in country without learning its language Date: 3-1-2018

    Is it haram to live in a country permanently and not learn the language bearing in mind that it makes life difficult as well as the life of your children as you cannot do basic acts like making an appointment. For example, living in Malaysia and not being able to speak any Malaysian at all. Are people who do this sinful? .. More

  • Meaning of Rahmah, Rizq, and Fadhl Date: 3-1-2018

    What is the difference between Rahmah, Rizq, and the Fadhl of Allah? .. More

  • Speaking English instead of native language Date: 3-1-2018

    Is it disliked to speak English instead of one's native language, be it Bengali, Urdu, or the like? People in Bangladesh speak half-English. They use many English words but use Bengali grammar. They also say a few sentences in English. .. More

  • Saying untrue things about oneself in poetry Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. I want to write a poem. Am I allowed to refer to myself in the poem while not actually experiencing what I am saying? For example, I write, "My lips keep telling lies," while I hardly tell lies. Is this a form of lying then? Should I make it clear to the audience that this is someone else and not me? .. More

  • Definition of Amaanah in Islamic terminology Date: 28-12-2017

    What is the meaning of 'Amaanah' according to Islam? Is it a kind of blessings? Are women considered an 'Amaanah' in Islam? .. More

  • Categorization of haraam into muharram lithaatih and muharram lighayrih Date: 17-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I was reading about the difference which the scholars of Fiqh have made in case of haram (Muharram lithaatih and Muharram lighayrih), but the Hanbali scholars do not consider this categorization. Can you elobrate on this issue and present the better opinion in this regard? May Allah reward you. .. More

  • Meaning of ‘the Straight Path’ Date: 17-11-2017

    Is this hadith authentic? And could you please give me the whole hadith that describes the straight path as worshipping Allaah alone, telling the truth even if a near relative is concerned, not killing your child out of poverty - and I think that there was another one; can you please give me this hadith? .. More

  • Knowing Arabic and speaking other language without need Date: 29-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. If someone knows Arabic as well as another language, is it impermissible for him to converse in that other language except for a need or legitimate reason? Can he not talk in English or Urdu while the person with whom he is talking also knows Arabic? May Allah reward you. Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi.. More

  • Nahj Al-Balaaghah is not an authentic book Date: 24-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. How authentic is Nahj Al-Balaaghah? It is the book in which sayings of ‘Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, are mentioned and which is mostly quoted by Shias. .. More

  • Watching shows or reading novels that contain Shirk Date: 23-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is it permissible to read novels/stories or watch shows that contain Shirk (polytheism) or parts that are contrary to the basics of ‘Aqeedah (creed) while skipping these parts? So shows that sometimes mention "gods" or have characters nicknamed as "the god of death, of destruction, etc"? I know that reading or watching this while.. More

  • Writing fictional stories Date: 7-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am seeking your advice, Shaykh. I hope you can help me. I am writing a book (it is clearly written and categorized as fiction on the cover, in the genre, and in the book). It is about a girl who gets in an accident and believes that things are taking place, but they are actually a figment of her active imagination. At one point,.. More

  • Meaning of the word shaykh Date: 1-8-2017

    What is the meaning of the word 'shaykh'? .. More

  • Studying erotology and becoming an erotologist Date: 12-7-2017

    I was wondering: is erotology and being an erotologist haram? I know that Muslim scholars such as Ibn Al-Qayyim and As-Suyootihave written about sex in the past, so is it permissible? .. More

  • Mudd, Saa' and Qullah in modern measurements Date: 21-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Could you please give the standard measurements of these term in kg/liter in our present time: Mudd, Saa', and Qullah. .. More