21 Rajab 1437
New issues and studies
Muslims around the world
Faith & Creed
Society & Family
A Muslim woman mistakenly marrying a non-Muslim man
Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Verily, Allah has forgiven my Ummah for their (unintentional) mistakes and their forgetfulness and ...
Fasting for those working in strenuous jobs
It has been established in Islamic law that one of the conditions obligating fasting is the legal and physical ability to endure it. The legal ability refers to the absence of any legal impediments that prevent fasting a ...
Does a surrogate mother have rights on the child she carries?
Islam attaches great importance to familial relationships. It tolerates no deliberate confusion of lineage and threatens with severe punishment any person who tampers with genetic familial relationships. If you consider ...
How can we seek help from Prophet Muhammad if we are only allowed to seek help from God?
There is a great difference between al-wasila (seeking intercession) and al-tabarruk (seeking blessings) and between shirk (associating partners with Allah). This is because Allah Almighty commanded us to make tawassul a ...
Threatening and kidnapping others to claim rights
Such procedures for claiming and gaining rights are prohibited in Islamic law; rather, they are considered major sins. Punishing people for crimes committed by others is corruption on earth and considered judgments bas ...
'Aqiqah for a male newborn
In Shari'ah, 'Aqiqah is the sacrifice slaughtered for the newborn child- whether a male or female. It is an established Sunnah that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and all the Companions (may Allah be ple ...
Using power of attorney after the death of the grantor
A power of attorney is an instrument authorizing another to act as one's agent in things which are possible to undertake on another's behalf during one's lifetime. It is legitimate, since Allah the Almighty says: Appoin ...
Purchasing an apartment through a bank
In our present times, new transactions such as purchasing an apartment through a bank, have appeared. The buyer makes a down payment and the bank pays the rest of the price on his behalf ...
Following the motions of the imam through a loudspeaker
Fasting in countries where the nights are short
The translated fatawa are not a literal translation of the original Arabic texts. Rather, they might be restricted to the rendering of the overall content and meaning of the most important and unequivocal citations from the traditional sources. Please proceed to the Arabic texts for the complete version of the fatawa.