951 fatwas

  • Mixing animist beliefs with Islam (Dayak) Date: 18-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. In Indonesia, there is an ethnic group called the Dayak. Some of them mix their animist beliefes with Islam, and some scholars also support it because it represents "traditional Islam" for them. These beliefs include some mystic and odd rituals together with some anti-Islamic belief. Is this permissible? .. More

  • Khawaarij are not extinct Date: 9-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Did the Khawaarij (Kharijites)become extinct after the Battle of Nahrawan, or do they still exist today? .. More

  • Watching video that depicts Allah talking to Adam and Eve in college Date: 9-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. A few weeks ago, during a class at my university, the teacher put up a video were it showed what they claim to be Allaah talking with Adam and Eve. I felt too shy to leave the classroom. I did not raise my sight, so I did not see what they claim to be Allaah, Allaah willing, but I briefly saw the persons supposed to be Adam and Eve,.. More

  • Ruling on past wealth and pictures of actress who embraced Islam Date: 5-1-2017

    If a non-Muslim actress converts to Islam, is the money that she earned as an actress halal? And is it haram if people look at old pictures of her before she wore a hijab? .. More

  • Revert not obliged to change name Date: 2-1-2017

    I have been told by several sources that both Todd (first name) and Christopher (middle) are not permissible or at best inadvisable? Todd means fox, clever, or wily, and Christopher means Christ-bearer. Are these good, or must I change my name? .. More

  • Prophet Ibraaheem (Abraham) was Muslim Date: 20-12-2016

    {Indeed, the most worthy of Ibrahim among the people are those who followed him (in submission to Allaah) and this prophet, and those who believe (in his message). And Allaah is the ally of the believers.} [Quran 3:65-68] Is this verse telling us that we are more entitled to claim Ibrahim as our prophet than the followers of Jesus and Moses? Please.. More

  • ‘Do's and Don'ts’ of enjoining good and forbidding evil Date: 7-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. What are the ‘do's and dont's’ of enjoining good and forbidding evil? I heard that it is necessary to use ‘we’ while correcting someone and not ‘you’. Is there any proof for that? And should a man always enjoin good and forbid evil? And what is the meaning of the last verse of SuraH Al-‘Asr (what means):{…and advised.. More

  • Describing 'Eesa as Word of Allah and Spirit of Allah in Quran Date: 7-12-2016

    We know that the Quran contains no contradictions, but I want to know what the Quran means when it says these three things about Prophet 'Eesa (Jesus), peace be upon him: He is: the word of God, the spirit of God, created from dust. .. More

  • Reacting to YouTube channel that attacks Islam Date: 29-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, Scholars. I know that you are very busy with many important things and therefore may not have time for this. However, I hope that you could listen to this problem, which needs to be reacted to as fast as possible. There is a man called Ismaa´eel Abu Adam who has a YouTube channel. He had been a Muslim for 16 years now. Suddenly,.. More

  • Chatting with non-practicing Muslim not act of Kufr Date: 23-11-2016

    I am a Muslim girl and I have the following question: does sitting and chatting with a disbelieving woman equal disbelief? I know that we are forbidden from making friends with the disbelievers, but what about chatting with them about school or telling funny stories about our pets? You see, before I started practicing Islam and before I learned how.. More

  • Kindness to people as form of Da'wah Date: 11-11-2016

    What is the evidence for the claim that performing good and kind deeds is a form of Da'wah (proselytization)in Islam? .. More

  • Helping Christian find lost cross pendant Date: 29-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I want to know whether what I did was right or wrong? My friend lost his cross pendant in a restaurant and I somehow found the cross and gave it back to him. I want to know whether Allah will reward or punish me because the cross is something religious to my friend and I helped him find it. Does it mean that I helped him in his religion.. More

  • Origin of Star of David Date: 10-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please tell me what is Magen David and why it is called the Star of David? And why was it taken as the symbol of the flag of Israel? .. More

  • Extent of judging people based on their actions Date: 26-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. To what extent can you judge another person? For example, if someone were to commit murder, we would be quick to condemn such a person. But if someone were to leave their prayer, then we would be told to look at and correct our own faults before judging a person for that. Should we only judge someone's culpability if it involves hurting.. More

  • Mistakes in pronouncing Shahaadah when converting to Islam Date: 16-8-2016

    Assalaam alaykum. If someone says the Shahadah (testimony of faith) and does not say the it in the correct way in Arabic and English; does it count as converting to Islam if you do not learn to say it in correct way? For example, when Muslims pray or read Quran in Arabic, they need to repeat it if it contained mistakes. Thank you for your time. https://en.wik.. More