Fatwa Answers

Loans and forgiveness

Question As salamu alikum. My father died 8 years ago. 15 years ago my dad asked my brother in law to lend 1000 dollars to my brother and he said he will make sure that he returned that money. But my brother never returned. Still now my brother in law holding my...

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Business partner raises interest bearing loans

Question Salam, I have a friend (non-believer) who raises capital to buy properties, renovate and then sell on for a profit which is distributed back to the investors. In order to raise capital, the developer does this through a combination of investments from general...

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Bus fares

Question Asalamualykum Sometimes I travel on the bus with my children.On the bus website it states for children 5 and above a bus ticket has to be purchased. When I am boarding the bus and let the driver know I have to pay many drivers dismiss this and say its fine...

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Property Dispute

Question My father in law gave his daughters their share while he was alive almost 20 ,25 years before his death.this was because his son in law's fought for it . They said they wanted their share as they cannot wait for him to die.all these 25 years my father in law...

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Ruling on Urine Drops

Question Asalamoalikum So whenever im reading quran or just doing nothing/vulgar things come in my mind idk how but i try to avoid them but since they come like 50 times a day its hard to avoid all.when this happens i feel something has exited my genital and i have...

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Breaking the Cycle of Sin

Question I feel stuck in a cycle of sin and repentance which I can't seem to break free from. Can you advise what I can do I have read that a islamic spiritual hakeem can maybe help? Any advice would be greatly appreciated jazakallah Answer We pray that Allah the...

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Deductions Allowable from Zakat

Question Assalamualaikum, I have some questions regarding my Zakat I hope you can answer, specifically I would like to know what deductions are permissible from the amount owed due to the liabilities I have. I have listed the potential deductions I believe I can make,...

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Fat Dissolving Injections

Question Are fat dissolving injections permissible? Answer The default ruling is that making permanent or semi permanent body modifications is not permissible in Islam except where the shari'ah explicitly permits. For example, Botox injections for cosmetic purposes...

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Kaffarah for broken oath

Question Assalamu alaikum. I have broken an oath. I am unemployed and don't have enough money to do kaffarah. My father bought me a laptop for studying. Should I sell the laptop to give kaffarah or should I fast for three days? Answer The amount of money required to...

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Giving sadaqah daily

Question Is giving sadqah each morning a misconception associated with certain cultures, in that it will help you in some way during that day? Is there any authentic Hadith supporting this? Following this, if I make intention to give sadqah each day however this takes...

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Eyebrows and skin needling

Question Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, inshaAllah you are well. I had 2 questions: 1. What exactly is considered to be a part of the eyebrows? For example, can the very thin hair that grows around the eyebrows be removed? 2. Is skin needling...

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Year of hijrah

Question Aslm Can you please tell me what was the Islamic year of the hijrah of the Prophet (pbuh)? I know that it took place on 12 Rabu'-ul-awwal but I do not find anywhere the year this happens. It is said that it was the year 622 according to gregorian calendar....

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Proxy of zakat giver and recipient.

Question As Salamu alaykum Can a Islamic institution be a proxy on behalf of a Zakat giver and Zakat recipient, by which the proxy can pay off the debt of the recipient upon the permission of the recipient directly to the creditor without the recipient having...

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Itikaf Rulings for Women

Question I would like to enquire about the rulings regarding itikaf for women. Apologies if some of the questions may seem silly, I just want to clear any doubts: 1. Is the area for itikaf the entire room in which she usually prays her Salaah? If not how much of the...

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Self catheter whilst fasting

Question Assalamualaiykum. Can I perform self intermittent catheterisation whilst fasting Jazakumulla Khair for your time and May Allah reward you all Answer Inserting an object into the urethra will not invalidate the fast as there is no link between the urethra and...

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Accepting Islam in Ramadan

Question Assalamu aleikum, If non-Muslim accepts Islam 5 days after Ramadan started and he starts fasting, then should he fast another 5 days after Ramadan finishes? In other words, should he fast for the rest of Ramadan only (25 days) or he should fast 30 days?...

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Personal opinions in tafsir

Question As-Salāmu Alaykum Are explanations of the Qurānic Arguments permissible according to the way of the sahaba and salaf (like in an-Nur al-Mubīn by Ibn Juzayy and what Imam Suyuti said أي خرجتا عن نظامهما المشاهد لوجود التمانع بينهم على وفق العادة عند تعدد...

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Selling Musical Instruments

Question During my dark times, I was a music producer, Alhamdulillah,Allah guided me and I quit music. Since I had possession of music instruments like Piano and DJ equipment, I decided to sell them to a non muslim friend who's a musician too.. He hasn't paid me yet,...

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Halal food in Saudi and on airlines

Question Asslaamu alaikum What is the status of meat/chicken in Makkah and Madinah. There are many messages saying it is not permissible to eat at all food places there. How does one determine what is halal or not? I have read about the issues of imported meat and...

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Superiority

Question Sheikh ibn taymiyyah claims that arabs are superior to non arabs in terms of lineage and descent and that this is the opinion of the majority of scholars including imam ahmad is this true i thought superiority was based on taqwa not on lineage kindly clarify...

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Virtue of Arabs

Question Sheikh there is this hadith i came across saying that Allah chose kinanah from quraish and quraish from banu hashim and banu hashim from the prophet i disagree with these hadith bcoz the prophet said there is no superiority of arab over non arab except taqwa...

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Tamari

Question As salamu alaikum. Is it permissible to use a product containing fermented soy bean? Example: Tamari is made by fermenting soy beans. Jazakallah khair! Answer We have answered the question on mono-diglyceride in your previously submitted question. As for...

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Hadith verification

Question وَقَالَ جَرِيرُ بْنُ عَبْدِ الْحَمِيدِ ، عَنْ قَابُوسَ ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ: أَنّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ " فَرَّجَ بَيْنَ فَخِذَيِّ الْحَسَنِ وَقَبَّلَ زَبِيبَتَهُ " قَابُوسُ : حَسَنُ الْحَدِيثِ Jarir from Qabus bin...

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Pirated Games and Modded Nintendo Switch

Question As-salamu alaykum, Few years ago I bought modded Nintendo Switch with pirated games, and I have downloaded some pirated games myself. Having realized that playing pirated games is prohibited and that I cannot restore Nintendo to original state (to play...

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Love Arabs

Question I understand we are commanded to love Arabs as part of our faith. However is an arab anyone who speaks arabic according to Ibn Taymiyyah and other scholars and thus we love arab speakers? Answer There are hadiths which mention that we should love and respect...

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Zakat Anniversary

Question Assalamu alaykum I asked a hanafi scholar if, on my zakat anniversary this year, my wealth is less than the nisab but not zero, what must I do? They said that zakat would not be compulsory on me but that my zakat annual date would not reset, it would remain...

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Mono- Diglyceride

Question Assalamu alaikum. There is an emulsifier used in frozen desserts, breads, etc called Diglyceride/ Mono- Diglyceride. Is it necessary to find out the source? Jazakallah khair. Answer As these ingredients could originate from either animal, synthetic or plant...

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Combining salah

Question Asalamo alikum, Is it permissible to combine 2 salah when there is a very high risk or certainty of the next prayer being missed due to circumstance or preferable to make up the missed prayer later in Hanafi school of thought. Jazakallah . Answer In the...

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If our Prophet the best Prophet

Question As Salamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu, I had a question regarding if Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, our beloved Prophet is the best of all prophets, peace be upon them all, as a lot of scholars say he is the best and there is a consensus...

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Mediator between hospitals and insurance

Question Assalamualikum, I work in a private company that works with U.S. (United States) healthcare clients. The company works as a mediator between Doctors/Hospitals and Medical insurance companies. I work on behalf of U.S. Doctors, Hospitals, and Labs not insurance...

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Child Trust Fund

Question Is it permissable to use child trust fund, if so can I use all of it? Answer Without the specifics on what the fund invested the money into, it is difficult to give a specific ruling. Nonetheless, I shall offer general principles for your case. The government...

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Gifting Property and Land

Question Assalamu alaikum 50 years ago, my mother bought some land in India in my name as my father was retired and sick. My mother bought the land with the intention of helping us financially. For example, so that myself and my youngest brother could use it to pay...

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Divorce in writing

Question Dear Mufti Saab, I was recently experiencing martial issues with my wife and there was animosity between the two families. My father then got my brother to write the text message below and send it to me asking me to send the text message to my wife. I did not...

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Vasectomy

Question I received a question in regards to Vasectomies and whether they are permissible. I looked through some Fatwa books and websites and found that it is mentioned as impermissible due to the procedure being deemed a permanent form of contraception. Recently, the...

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Non-alcoholic beer

Question Salaam alaykum, I was wondering whether it was permissible to drink non-alcoholic beer. As it usually contains 0.5% for the preservation of ingredients and taste. However, with even consuming a large amount of this non-alcoholic beer you will not become...

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Silver Rings

Question Can a man wear a silver ring with “لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله” written on it? Jazakallahu khayra Answer When it comes to wearing rings there are a few points to take into consideration. Men are only permitted to wear rings if the band is made of silver....

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Beliefs of Javed Ghamdi

Question Please see attatched pdf. The Istiftā' is on behalf of Dr.Ilyas Faisal Abdul Ghani. Answer Most of these views, if reported to us correctly, break the theological consensus of Ahlus Sunnah wa l-Jama’ah. Some of the most heretical positions mentioned here...

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Are temporary lip fillers haram?

Question Assalamu aleykum. I was wondering if you could answer this question in regards to religion. Because I can’t find any concrete answers online. Is it haram to get temporary hyaluronic lip fillers? I’m turning 19 and I wanted to get them for my birthday because...

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Earning prizes from sports

Question Al-Tirmidhi (1700), al-Nasaa’i (3585), Abu Dawood (2574) and Ibn Majaah (2878) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There should be no (money) prizes for competitions except in archery, camel-racing and horse-racing.”...

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Crowdfunding to buy and sell house with profit

Question If I was to do a crowd-fund to buy a house to then flip and return the people their money with returns, would that be ok? So there is no need for mortgage - all cash buy etc.. Let's say we buy a house for £300k, work on it and sell for lets say £350k, so the...

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Conditional divorce

Question Assalaamu alaikum ww Dear respected Mufti Sahib My question is, can a conditional divorce be revoked? For example, if a husband was to say to his wife "I swear to Allah, I will never again contact so and so in any form for any motive and if I do, you'll be...

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Studying Philosophy

Question Children in Year 9 have to choose their GCSE subject options with one of the options being REP - Religion, ethics and philosophy. This subject requires studying with an ‘open mind’ and one of the topics is arguing for and against ’ the existence of God.* Is...

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Receiving haraam food as gift from Non Muslim

Question Assalamu Alaykum If we receive a box of chocolates as a gift which contains alcohol from a non muslim but we didn't know at the time the gift was given, or we receive another gift which is haraam for us to consume, do we have to dispose of the food, or can we...

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IVF after tubal ligation

Question Assalamualaikum, Iam 27 years old female have undergone tubal ligation I have two daughters mashallah but now I want another child.can I opt for IVF. Answer IVF treatment is only permissible between spouses if there is a strong need such as when one does not...

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Menses and Umrah

Question Assalamu Alikum Warahmatullahi Wabarkatuhu To Respected Mufti Saheb, I am writing this to get some help on my menses situations and my recent trip to Umrah, Makkah. My monthly menses cycle is of 18 to 19 days - This has been the Cycle since 2019. (I usually...

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Sending Salam to the Prophet with someone else

Question Asalamualaykum I’ve seen a lot of people recently saying (to someone who is traveling to Madina) to give my Salam to the Prophet saw My question are we allowed to tell someone who is in Madina to give Salam on behalf of someone not in Madina Jazakallah Answer...

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Ghusl of Ear Piercing

Question I have sensitive ear holes (for earrings) that tend to almost close up often. Getting a wet earring (for ghusl) inside my ears not only hurts but made it bleed. I am unsure if water can even flow through the hole as it is small. It's small enough that the...

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