Fatawas - Permissible & Impermissible

Fatawas - Permissible & Impermissible

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 1878 | Date: 2024-04-03
Is it ok to work as a librarian in a library in a non Muslim/western country?

Is it permissible to work as a librarian or library assistant in a western country where I may be helping non muslims or even Muslims access books which contain haram? this is the most halal job i could find, and my need to get married is being discussed by my mother and mahram relatives, My college degree is history, and I am trying my best to avoid haram by studying online, and I will be getting an online master's in library science. Please answer soon, I am going to be volunteer soon at a local library so I can get a paid position. 

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 1865 | Date: 2023-12-26
Can a muslim woman study at university in such conditions?

Assalamualaikum,

i am a f nutrition and dietetics student from Turkey. In Turkey, we dont have any gender segregated or women only universities. I wanted to go a girls only university abroad but we couldnt afford it so i go to university here. I currently stay at a girls only dorm that is 15 minutes away by walk to my uncles house. My classmates are 97 girls and 3 boys.My father will be opening a clinic for me to serve only women and children after i graduate. I do not have student loan. Is it halal for me to attend university in such conditions please answer. 

May Allah bless you

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 1842 | Date: 2023-07-22
Zabiha halal restaurants in Makkah & Madinah

I'm planning to go for Umrah and I'm wondering about restaurants that serve zabiha halal, hand slaughtered meats.

 Is there any recommendation for restaurants or contact that are ok and Zabiha halal for us to consume?

JazakAllahuKhair

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ID: 1841 | Date: 2023-07-15
Costco Halal Beef

Assalamoalsikum.  Is "halal Tri Tip Beef" available at Costco approved as halal?  JazakAllah Khair.

Moosa Mehter

206-245-8010

12555A Corliss Ave N

Seattle, WA 98133

mmehter1@gmail.com

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ID: 1818 | Date: 2023-04-23
Teaching Question

Assalamualaikum,

I am a teacher in a CPS school. I wanted to know if it is permissible to make teaching videos on YouTube for teaching math, science etc, that only use my hand and my voice. I am a female so I don't know if this would then be not permissible to do because I have to put my voice in it. I was thinking I could use the videos to make a little extra money so that's why, I wanted to ask.
Jazakallah khair,

 

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 1800 | Date: 2023-04-06
Are monkfish halal to eat?

السلام عليكم Ramadhan Mubarak! I pray you are in good health. My question is, are monkfish halal to eat?

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 1799 | Date: 2023-04-06
Leather Khuffs Halal Certification

Assalam O'Alaikum Brother/Sister,

My name is Bader and I am a resident in Texas although I have lived 33 years in Chicago. 

As a new entrepreneur I am about to launch a Islamic Products website and will start by selling 100% Cow and Goat leather from Pakistan. Is it possible to get a Halal Certification for my Islamic socks that has:

  • No other material other than the Fine grain leather inside and outside
  • No Zipper and buttons, just some velcro on outside.
  • The soul will be breathable and there is nothing else so the water naturally will breathe into the bottom of the feet.
  • There are no chemicals used except Vegetable Tan material during tanning of the hides. 

Please let me know if there is a possibility to get certified from your board and if yes what are the requirements.

I will be looking forward to your reply.

JazakAllah Khairan.

Sincerely,

Bader Khan

847-778-3144

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ID: 1780 | Date: 2023-03-20
Business of Nail Polish and Nail Extensions

 Assalaamualaikum Wa Ramatullahi Wa Barakatuh,

Respected Muftiyan Ikram. I'm Abdullah Moin from India. I'm planning to start an online business by promoting my product of Nail Gel polish & Polygel Nail Extensions through social media. So I want to know two things here:

1) Can I do this business. If yes,

2) Can I Promote this business using social media like Facebook, Instagram, Youtube Channels, WhatsApp and E-mail Marketing etc., Please Advice.

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 1754 | Date: 2023-02-03
Kosher gelatin halal?

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh 

my question is about Kosher gelatin is it halal for Muslims to eat? Trader Joe's yogurt contains the kosher gelatin so can we eat those products or not? Please guide me JAZAKALLAH KHAIR

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 1753 | Date: 2023-01-31
Enzyme “Rennent” halal or not?

AoA

My name is Hasan and I am the resident of Virginia, USA. I just wanted to confirm if enzyme which is present in Milk, and all other dairy products, also in some snacks and candies, the name of enzyme is Rennent. I wanted to know that if it is halal or not. This same enzyme is present in Doritos and Scan Halal is saying it's not halal but in milk this same enzyme is there but Scan Halal is saying it is halal. Please guide and assist.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

Regards,

Hasan Dibaji.

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 1749 | Date: 2023-01-20
Can I wear these clothes?

Assalamu alaikum.

Can I wear clothes which show a little protrusion and reflection of my penis but they are not tight?

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 1682 | Date: 2022-09-08
فتوى خاصة بحالتي

محتاجة فتوى خاصة بحالتي لاني شفت اغلب فتاوى بتكون عامة وفي المطلق. محتاجة اعمل عملية تصغير لارنبة الانف لانها عندي كتير عريضة وبتعرضني للإحراج والتنمر حابة ابعت صورة لشكل انفي لاعرف اذا في حالتي يعتبر تشوه وحلال اصلحه او بيكون تغيير لحلقة الله. الرجاء الرد وتمكيني من ارسال صورة للتوضيح 

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ID: 1643 | Date: 2022-05-28
Is it permissible to go to med school with money earned from my mom selling a house to bank?

Instead of borrowing money? My mom doesn't want to use an Islamic bank, and isn't as practicing as I am, and she says she will do it so she can my medical school expenses so I don't have to pay for a student loan. Is this permissible?

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 1640 | Date: 2022-05-22
Is it permissible to take photos and videos

assalamualikum . I have a doubt that can we take photos and videos. And second thing can we take screenshots during videocall actually recently my cousin sister's wedding was there so the marriage was in Chicago. But we were in Hyderabad bride's mom was too in Hyderabad at the time of marriage the session was live and my taya (means bride's mama) was on video call so the bride's mom was taking screenshots of marriage ceremony guest,bride,bride's grand mother.so i would like to ask you my two doubts

Is taking photos or videos is haram 
                                 &

       2.is it permissible to take screenshots of humans during videocall 

kindly plz clear my these 2 doubts as soon as possible 

jazakallah hu Khaira

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 1638 | Date: 2022-05-19
Marijuana usage for sickness

Assalamualaikum,

I have been trying to reach different scholars to

get the answer to my question, but no one responds. My question is that if a person has Ben really really sick for the past 12 plus years, is on countless medicines just to get out of bed, and still not feeling well, is it okay if they consume marijuana medically? The doctor has told them that they could potentially stop taking all of the medicines, including narcotics, and actually feel better. Also, they have been having bad side effects to different medicines and it's getting harder to take care of their own children. Islamically, would you be able to consume marijuana as medicine? 
I would appreciate it if someone could get back to me as soon as possible. 
جَزَا کَ اللّٰہ 

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 1633 | Date: 2022-05-09
Slaughter Question

Assalakum,

is it permissible to stun the animal with stun gun (cow) before Slaughter.?

Jazakallah 

 

 

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ID: 1614 | Date: 2022-04-11
Cat food

Assalam-mu-Alaikum

My wife and kids adopted 2 cats. My question is the outside food from the supermarket haram for our cats to eat? because I heard it's not proper to feed the food. My wife and kids don't agree they keep buying cat food outside. I told them I would not buy the food they have to buy because I believe it's wrong and I only buy cat litter for them. Am I wrong about this? can we feed our cats outside food? Please elaborate.

Jzk

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 1607 | Date: 2022-03-26
Morning after pill

Salam. Can you please share what the ruling is for the morning after pill (for example, Plan B)? Are Muslim couples allowed to use it?

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 1606 | Date: 2022-03-23
Opening a grocery store ( will be selling cigarettes,vape and cigar )

Asslamvalikum mufti  sahab 

i am planning to open grocery store but I will be selling cigarettes ,vape ,electric cigarette and cigar .

hookah flavours as well .

no marjuana no alcohol no lottery 

and the the food in the grocery section will be halal no gelatin to haram products 

main concern is can I sell Tabacco products ,cigarettes,e-cigarettes vape and hooka flavours 

please let me know if I do this business will it be halal

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 1595 | Date: 2022-02-25
Restoring natural color of hair and my hair is black

Assalamu Alaikum.

A USA company offers a product to restore the natural hair color and it's not a die.

My hair color is black. Can I use it.

https://www.myhairprint.com/pages/hairprint-men

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 1568 | Date: 2022-01-23
Covid vaccine

Asalamualaikum wr wb 

I want to ask a question regarding covid vaccine.

In subcontinent, vaccine certificates are being given without taking vaccine. Can we also take for travelling ?

Jazakumullah khairan

 

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ID: 1560 | Date: 2022-01-18
Marriage

As Salaam Alaikum, 

M married since 2009 have 4 children Alhmdulilha, recently I came to know about my husband's affair he is having affair and also read his messages with another women for sex it's just not one woman many different messages with different women for massages and sex , m sorry to use this word . He did not touch me since 3 years and whenever I go close to him he sleeps or argue or says sorry I have problem and when I confront him about his affairs and other women he just lied and got angry saying why did I touch his phone and if you want to leave you can go , I can't leave him because I lost my parents last year due to Covid and all siblings are busy with their families and I dnt even work so no othe financial support than him and also my children are very young my fourth child is just 3 year old and m 33 year old woman.. m praying tahajjud and everything but feeling very low no one to talk , he won't even talk to me or sit beside me it's not that m ugly alhmdulilha m very beautiful that's what ppl say  infact he is not even good looking. Please help me out please, first I thought it's ok if he is not touching genuine men's problem I shouldn't force him but after all messages and pics I can't help myself but cry all the tym which is affecting my mental and physical health too please help me out , should I leave him or not if I get divorced there's no one to support and my kids love him , he is very good father help me pleaseee, I pray 5 tyms with tahajjud and Quran and fast as well every Monday and Thursday not because of this since I was 16 m practicing Muslim alhmdulilha please help mepleas  

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ID: 1539 | Date: 2021-12-28
Permissibility of Abortion at 3/4 Weeks

Hey!

I am 18 years old guy who is in high school and I have fall in love with the girl who is 18 also...we are younger in our family so our family were not even ready to think about out marriage so we decided to do nikah without telling them with my 2 counsins as a witness and one qazi. so the nikah was valid everything was good and we still live separate without telling out parents anything about it and we meet with each other every week. Now my wife good pregnant by accident. its been only 20 25 days yet. If our parents know this they will kick us out from home and how we gonna handle this situation. Is abortion halal because its been only 3 to 4 weeks. Can you please help us in this situation we are still students.

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ID: 1538 | Date: 2021-12-22
Masturbation.

What if one masturbates and before he orgasms he stops and nothing comes out? It is sinful? If you are having sex with your wife and you climax outside her vagina so she doesnn't get pregnant will that be sinful?

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 1531 | Date: 2021-12-15
Hukum Regarding Euthanasia

What is the Shar‘īah ruling in this regard?

1.     a). If the disease of a patient is diagnosed irrecoverable according to physicians or medical experts, can the treatment of the patient be stopped to emancipate him from severe pain so that he can go towards death immediately?

b). If the incurable patient suffers from any other recoverable disease (suppose a patient of cancer suffers from pneumonia), can the treatment of pneumonia be stopped so that it may cause death immediately?

2.    When can a human be declared dead according to Shar‘īah?

a)     The heartbeat of the patient stops along with the Brain Death.

b)    The  heartbeat stops but the Brain is alive

c)    The brain is dead but the heartbeat still exists. What is the verdict of Shar‘īah.

3. If a person is in coma or whose brain is dead, what is the verdict about his treatment? (Illustrate both of the prescribed conditions):

a)    If the Physicians and the medical experts have hope for life but the family of the patient cannot afford the expenses what is the Shar‘īah ruling in this regard? (The mechanical equipment or ventilator can be removed or not?)

b)    The second situation is: if the expenses cannot be borne and there is no hope of life, can the treatment be stopped or should the expenses be borrowed for treatment?

PhD Research Fellow

Government College University Lahore

Sir these questions are the part of My Phd Research entitled "A Critical analysis of contemporary Muslim scholarship on the issue of euthanasia" kindly provide their Answers in detail. The Answers will be included with the  your name and shariah board. in case of any question contact me on given email. kindly give me a chance to say thanks.  

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ID: 1520 | Date: 2021-11-29
Use of opioids after surgery

I have my surgery tomorrow and as part of prescription i have been asked to take certain opioids in case i have extreme pain. 

Is it permissible for me to take? Below are the prescribed opioids.

Hydrocodone: for extreme pain (10/10)

Tramadol: for high pain (7/10)

Siddiq Khan



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ID: 1512 | Date: 2021-11-21
Herbal Extracts alcohol

 Assalamu alaikum, are herb extracts allowed to consume; specifically garlic extract as a ingredient which is included in a product with oils e.g. (olive / castor / canola oil) for cooking. Extracts of herb or food substances usually consists of the raw material being preserved in an alcohol or water solvent. Would it be allowed to use a product containing garlic extract if the solvent used was alcohol and what if the solvent isn't known? What would be the Hanafi or Maliki ruling. JazakAllah khair. 

A fatwa relating to this: https://seekersguidance.org/answers/shafii-fiqh/are-medicinal-herbal-extracts-with-alcohol-permissible-in-the-shafii-school/

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ID: 1502 | Date: 2021-11-06
Hair Restoration

Assalamoalikum,

I am 21 yrs old, female and have been suffering from hair loss to the point where sections of my scalp are showing. I have tried many pills and topical treatments with very low success and high side effects. I have consulted a couple experts in this field and have been suggested as a good candidate for Stem Cell Hair Restoration. In this procedure, a stem cell serum is injected into the scalp to stimulate hair growth. This has a 93% success rate which I was informed is very good and there are no alternatives to this besides hair transplant (which is major surgery). I understand that using stem cells harvested from other humans is Haram, but given my condition, is there any leeway? I am not doing this for beautification purposes, i just want to close the gaps in my scalp stop hair from falling out more.

Jazak Allah

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ID: 1468 | Date: 2021-09-11
Healing with Marijuana

Salams, I am 25 years old. I have been dealing with anxiety and depression majority of my life. I have overcome self-harm and anorexia in my teenage years. But in just the past two years, I had a rough patch and gained a little over 100 pounds. As a result, my health obviously declined drastically. What makes matters worse is that I struggle with lipodema, PCOS, and Hasimotos hypothyroidism. Most days, it's almost impossible to get out of bed. I have chronic pain now in my joints, mainly my knees which makes it difficult to exercise (sometimes, even to walk) and that aides my depression. I know it sounds like excuses but I feel like I tried everything. A few months ago a friend told me how she used edible marijuana to cope with her issues from her doctor and introduced me to it. I tried it and felt great results. I was able to move without pain which helped me exercise and it also boosted my mood. The doses I take never interfere with my life or my prayer, I am able to function normally, socially as well. I do not have a prescription for this because it's taboo in my family so I can't get it directly from a doctor. Recently, I read somewhere that weed is the same as alcohol in Islam. My question is, is this true? Is me taking edible marijuana to self-meditate the same as drinking and is thus prescribed the same punishment (40 days no accepted prayer)? Or is it just a sin? Or is it acceptable, in my case? Which of the three? Thank you.

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ID: 1440 | Date: 2021-08-04
How do I stop masturbating?

I have stopped watching video porn, which was a compulsive habit of mine, but now I look at images of women in bikinis or non sexually intended images of beautiful women, usually which appear as ads on websites, and I cant help but click and masturbate, and I have a slight obsession with the website pinterest, because I can obtain thousands upon thousands of "tame" images with fine details based on how I search it, and I look at dozens of images while I masturbate. I initially began giving up as part of a movement on the internet called "nofap" which is a non muslim run site which seeks to stop porn addiction and compulsive masturbation often for health benefits or better mental health or even attractiveness to women by analogy, and that was why i did it, but many also do it for religious reasons though proselytization or discussion of religion is discouraged except in the subforums for religious groups called "muslimnofap" "christiannofap" etc. but now I realize i should be doing this to please Allah. 

however i fear i will not be able to do it. i need internet for work and school, and i also use the internet to obtain islamic interpretations for my dreams, but the two sites often contain triggering ads, and seem to contain any ads google sends them, and i also like to learn in my free time and often run across this. i am also an internet addict. 

so it is not as simple as getting rid of the internet. what should i do?

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 1425 | Date: 2021-07-16
Are Tdap and MMR Vaccines Halal?

Are the following vaccines Halal? :

1) Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) Vaccine and

2) MMR Vaccine (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)

Thank you 

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ID: 1424 | Date: 2021-07-13
pure platinum ring

Assalamu alaykum

I know men are not allowed to wear gold or silk. But I would like to know if men can wear pure platinum ring?

Looking forward to your reply

Jazakallah Khairan

Asma

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ID: 1421 | Date: 2021-07-06
VACCINATION

MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccines required to get an admission in university. That vaccines made from some human ingredient, and gelatin (porcine) which made from pork and some other ingredients.In that case Is it permissible to get that vaccines in Islam?

Thank you

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ID: 1379 | Date: 2021-05-09
Is it permissible to suggest a plastic surgery procedure

I am a medical doctor. I examine faces of men and women across the world (mostly non-muslims) for aesthetic Consultation of face. My clients provide front and side photos of their face. I reshape the side photo in Adobe Photoshop as per the preset facial measurements for average/attractive Asian and Caucasian faces (measurements for attractive faces available online from various researches). I then provide suggestions on how to achieve the target face with plastic surgery procedures. I am not involved in the plastic surgery procedures directly, I provide facial aesthetics consultation.

In light of Islamic ruling, how is it permissible or not permissible?

JazakAllah khairan

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ID: 1370 | Date: 2021-04-24
Gelatin

is kosher beef gelatin made from the hide of beef halal to consume? 

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ID: 1312 | Date: 2021-02-07
Alcohol in Shafi Madhab

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,
I recently learnt that its not permissible for a person to use perfumes and cosmetics that have alcohol in them according to the Shafi Madhab. I was wondering whether its only a specific type of alcohol or all types of alcohol and if this ruling applies to hand sanitizers, hand soap, deodorant, body washes, and hand lotions also?

Jazakumullah Khairan,
Wassalam

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 1282 | Date: 2021-01-07
Injecting cows with rBGH or rBST and other growth hormones

Assalamualaikum,

Can we consume meat and milk of cows injected with rBGH or rBST or any other growth hormone? Can we use other livestock injected with these hormones?

Jazakallah Khair

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ID: 1265 | Date: 2020-12-14
COVID-19 Baccine

Assalamualaikum

I am a healthcare worker and I want to know is it permissible to get COVID-19 vaccine ?

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ID: 1254 | Date: 2020-11-13
Oral sex in erectile dysfunction

Assalamu Alaikum Mufti saheb.

We know oral sex is very much disliked in Islam. One of our brothers of our Muslim community had erectile dysfunction. He also took some medicines for it, but could not tolerate the side effects. He went to a non muslim sexologist and he suggested him a few lifestyle modifications and advised him to let his wife suck his private part before sex so that it can get him an erection. So, he has convinced his wife to do that and she sucks his private part before sex and spits out everything that goes in her mouth and doesnot swallow anything. The brother says he is getting benefit from it and he can get an erection now without any medicine and can have sex for sometimes. He mentions that although his wife disliked it in the beginning, now she likes it and wants to do it on her own.

Is it permissible for him to do that on his specific situation?

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ID: 1239 | Date: 2020-10-22
oral intercourse

is oral intercourse halal

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ID: 1222 | Date: 2020-10-15
Urgent Question


Dear Mufti Sahab,

I hope you are well. I am writing to ask if one is allowed to take medication with haram bovine ingredient for liver problems. I am in USA and have a cyst in my liver, the dr has prescribed a medication that has bovine enzyme in it along with vegetarian preservatives. The composition is changed in the sense that it has other non bovine ingredients in it. I have looked various websites but can’t find any halal alternative. Also before prescribing this one, he actually prescribed porcine one which I refused to take so he gave me the bovine one.

Can you please clarify this for me. It’s very heavy on my heart to take it but he said that if it didn’t work, there is a porcine option.

Jazakallah khayr,

Erum Khan
NJ

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ID: 1211 | Date: 2020-10-02
Self Masturbating in Video Call

Assalamu Alaikum,

My wife and I are sexually very active and my wife wants me to have sex with her at least once a week except during her days of haidh.

Now when she goes to her parents home without me, she ends up self-masturbating because I she is missing me. 

I try to have video calls with her to help her out, but quite a few times as part of the conversation we are very much intimate with one another and she asks me to self-masturbate as she wants to see me have an orgasm. 

Although I understand self-masturbation is forbidden, I would like to understand what is the ruling for video calls with spouse and what should I do in such situations. 

primarily what should I do to stop myself and my wife from self-masturbating. 

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ID: 1204 | Date: 2020-09-25
Punishment ruling for students

Assalamu Alaikum.I am reaching to you in regards to a few incidents in my family.

Many of my relatives gave their children in Qawmi Madrasah in Bangladesh so that their child becomes Hafiz, Alim. But in some cases some undesired incidents left us deeply hurt.

One of my relative's son was studying Hifz in a renowned Madrasah in Bangladesh. Due to his medical condition he was taking medicine that made him sleep heavily. The ustads knew it and the parents requested the ustads to co-operate and help. One day, with all the students he went to sleep but could not wake up so quickly like others. So, his ustad beat him so hard in the hip that he got permanent injury that will affect him lifetime, the doctor said. Now he cannot sit for long time and his regular activity is restricted.

If this was a mere incident, then it was not a matter to worry a lot. Similar incidents occured with another relative of mine, when his son not being able to say his lessons for some excusable cause, the ustad slapped him so hard that his eardrum ruptured with profuse bleeding. Some kids of my neighbours and friends were mentally unstable in fear of the torture they saw in their madrasah and some also experienced severe beating without major permanent damage. Many times when the parents go to talk to the ustad regarding this physical punishment, they justifies it Islamically saying teachers are after parents in Islam and they have the right to punish them physically in case of necessity and it is no sin.

The overall situation and all these incidents are creating mistrust and bad image regarding Qawmi Madrasah and I get to face a lot of questions as I am one of the persons in my family who encourage my relatives to make their children alim/hafiz by giving them in Madrasah.

So my questions are-

  1. What is the ruling for punishment for students by teachers?
  2. When the teachers can punish the students and upto which limit?
  3. What is the sunnah from our Holy Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasallam and his companions and the salaf regarding this aspect of teacher-student relationship?
  4. If the parents take legal action against the ustad for the permanent injury caused to his son in this aspect, is he disrespecting the ulama or doing something unjust or something sinful?
  5. What can be done to prevent these undesired situations?
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ID: 1174 | Date: 2020-08-28
Products with wine in cooking

Is vinegar made from alcohol / wines such as Red, White, Rice allowed for consumption.

Are flavoring extracts such as vanilla. mint, orange (made from burbon or vodka) allowed.

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ID: 1172 | Date: 2020-08-26
Ihsan Farm's Halal Certification

As Salaamu alaikum. I just noticed on your website that Al Ihsan farms Halal certification has expired on 6th of August, 2020. Could you please update me as to whether it is still halal or not. JazakAllah khair.

Regards

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ID: 1152 | Date: 2020-07-24
Working for Uber Eats or Other Food Delivery Services

Is working for Uber Eats food pickup/delivery (or other similar food delivery services) permissible for a Muslim? The food they deliver can either be Haram or Halal. As their employee, you pickup food from the shop and deliver it to the customer who ordered it.

 

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ID: 1148 | Date: 2020-07-20
High School

Aslum U Alikum, I am an 8th grader going into high school and the high school I would like to go to is an all-boys Christian private high school. I chose this high school because there were no Islamic High schools and because the school my mother wants me to go to is a charter school, ranked 7/10. One of the main reasons I want to go to this school is because of sports, but this school is also ranked 10/10 and to add on to, religious classes only take place on Friday. My mother is concerned that going to this school will make me lose my iman and I have tried to counter this in many ways such as listening to Bayyinah BTV and Zaniab center lectures and taking many other Islamic classes but not so much about academics because I am an A Student. If you are to respond to this please email me at raynaseem2006@gmail.com. Thank you for your time and consideration. 

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ID: 1136 | Date: 2020-06-30
Leasing vs Financing Car - Permissible Cases

Assalamualaikum,

Please shed more light regarding islamic stance on leasing and financing a car, is any case allowed in islam and the reason behind it.

Jazakallah Khair

 

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ID: 1127 | Date: 2020-06-24
Pita Inn in Skokie, IL

 

Assalam alaikum, I want to know about a restaurant named Pita Inn, which is located in Skokie IL, is it halal or not?

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ID: 1126 | Date: 2020-06-24
Goat Meat from New Zealand

Assalamualykum Wa Rahmatullah

Is it allowed to consume goat meat from Newzealand? We are hearing different opinions from local Shiekh on NZ meat sold in Costco. 

The NZ grade association confirms strict rules are implemented to follow halal slaughtering rules. One point of interest is animal is soft stunned and then hand slaughtered. Ten stunning is not strong enough to kill the animal and its reversible. Details in below link. 

https://mia.co.nz/what-we-do/trade/halal/

JazakAllahu Khair for the guidance 

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ID: 1107 | Date: 2020-06-07
Suicide!!

Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu hamada saaheb,

i wanted to ask that why the suicide is not permissible in islam like when i come to your madrasah and ask the question in office, to maulana and you guys answer in way that make me want to commit the suicide.. i am devastated and now my only option is to ask questions here because when i come there they treat me the bad behaviour. please fix. anyway tell me the answer to question above. and tell me is life really worth it? if yes then how? if no then why not. i am examining you guys hahha sorry but i just curious.

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ID: 1103 | Date: 2020-05-31
Scan halal

Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

i wanted to know if the zabiha option in the scan halal app is reliable.. please inform me asap.

jazakAllah khair,

wassalam. 

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ID: 1098 | Date: 2020-05-26
Gelatin Capsule Shealth

Assalamu Alaikum.

Almost all the medications available in our pharmacies in Capsule form has its shell made up of Gelatin. In many cases, these gelatin is from pork source, many cases cattle sources but no mention of being halal and in some cases this Gelatin used in the capsule shell is certified as Kosher.

My question is, what is the ruling for consuming these Gelatin shell capsules for a medical condition prescribed by a doctor?

Also what precautions can be taken by us

  • 1. As a Muslim patient
  • 2. As a Muslim doctor
  • 3. As a Muslim pharmacist ???
  • ZazakAllah khair.  
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ID: 1066 | Date: 2020-05-03
The usage of doula service in childbirth

Does the usage of doula service in childbirth is in line or allowed by Maqasid Syariah protection of life ? 

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ID: 1053 | Date: 2020-04-23
Skin care products with (Collagen or Hyaluronic acid)

Assalamu alikum,

What is the ruling on using skin care products with (Collagen or Hyaluronic acid) like creams and serums .

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ID: 1049 | Date: 2020-04-14
Marriage problems

Assalamualaikum Mufti Saab,

I have been married (love marriage) 6 yrs for now and have 3 kids, i work in Saudi and my wife decided to return back to India 1 yr back with kids as we were having a lot of problems living together. But now it seems problems have increased further. My wife hates me and everything about me. She claims i have wasted her life and i am a trial from Allah for her. She wants to leave me & find a better man once our kids grow older. I am helpless and have given up as i am not able to find the root cause as there seems to be so many problems. I have accepted that i am a bad person but day by day it is becoming more tougher and her insults are only increasing for minute unnecessary issues. Allah asks us to be patient through our tough times but how do i know what i am going through is a punishment or a trial from Allah? Also taking a divorce will only impact children or it is better to seperate now itself? If I really am a trial for her and i will end up in jahannam eventually, does it make sense to end my life now so that my kids will not be impacted because of me? Suicide is haraam yes but doesn't fatwa change depending on the person's case?

Lastly, she has called me a lot of things, miser is one of them which hurts me most, but i give charity but in secret for sake of ikhlaas, is Allah testing my ikhlaas by making her call me miser and that I only run after Duniya?

 

Lastly i would request you to pray for my kids that our problems do not impact their Duniya and Aakhirah, this is the last thing i want.

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ID: 1027 | Date: 2020-03-09
Wearing a Necklace with Ayatul Kursi

Assalamu'alaikum, I wanted to know if it is permissible to wear a necklace that has Ayatul Kursi written on it? I understand it is beneficial to recite Ayatul Kursi, but is there any harm in wearing it in the form of a necklace. JazakAllah khair 

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ID: 1020 | Date: 2020-02-16
Tobacco Business

Assalamualaikum,

I would like to know if it is permissible in Islam to involve in a business which buys and sells tobacco products like cigarettes, Hookah, e-cigarettes, etc, I would really appreciate if you can shed some light on this subject based on Shariah requirement and Islamic Law.

Jazakallah

 

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ID: 1019 | Date: 2020-02-16
Zulfiqar Necklace

Assalamualaikum,

I was wondering if it is okay to wear a Zulfiqar Necklace like a plain Zulfiqar necklace? Most people have told me that it's werid since its a Shia thing but we also believe that Hazrat Ali رضی اللہ عنہ was given the sword, so is it okay to wear one?

Jazakallah

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ID: 1018 | Date: 2020-02-15
Clapping

Assalamualaikum,

  1. Is clapping permissible in Islam? Is there any Hadith regarding clapping?
  2. When we make Dua in a majlis, can we recite Durud then Surah Fatihah, Surah Ikhlas, Surah Falaq, and then Surah Nas? Someone said to me I should first recite Surah Nas then Surah Falaq, and Surah Ikhlas the last.

 

Jazakallah

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ID: 1012 | Date: 2020-02-02
Products Sold at Restaurant Depot

A/Salam Aluikum

Respected brothers I have a question about restaurant depot chicken if we want to To buy chicken tender from restaurant depot so which company should we buy, Or from which company we look at the label..

And also if we want to buy any kind of chicken so is there is any chicken Halal in the restaurant depot and also tell me about the meat goat meat , beef meat thank you so much.

and I'm asking about a restaurant depot in Alexandria Virginia.

jzk Allah khair

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ID: 1001 | Date: 2020-01-28
Finding Baby Gender

Assalamualaikum,

I was wondering if it is allowed in Islam to find out the gender of the baby?

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ID: 997 | Date: 2020-01-25
Pants under the ankles

Assalamualaikum, 

It is known that pants or shalwar below the ankles is prohibited in Islam, but some say that Abu Bakr R.A. was told that, "Even your clothes are below the ankles but you are not from those who have arrogance (or as said something like that ) so the people now get excuse that if some one has no arrogance then it is fine to have clothes under the ankles. What do the Ulama say about this?

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ID: 983 | Date: 2020-01-07
Cutting hair for women

Assalamualaikum,

I have really long hair and I'm not able to manage it properly. I have been having hair loss now for quite a while and so I found out that when I eat most of my nutrients go into my hair and my body barely gets any, I understand that it is forbidden for women to cut their hair but in my case it is affecting my health. I had lost weight as well. So for this reason will it be permissible for me to cut my hair short?

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ID: 982 | Date: 2020-01-03
Life insurance

Assalamualaikum, 

Is it permissible to get life insurance in Islam?

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ID: 976 | Date: 2019-12-31
Machine Slaughtered Chicken

Assalamualaikum,

I have read a previously answered topic on your site regarding machine slaughtered chicken which says thsi kind of meat is "Haram". We recently found out the place where we were buying meat from (Muslim Owner) is selling machine cut Chicken. We will be careful while buying meat from this place from now onwards but I have some Chicken (6-8 lbs) at home from this shop. Should I throw this Chicken away? And for so many months we have been consuming meat from this place because we trusted the muslim owners when they said it is Halal. And honestly I did not know about "machine cut" chicken until I came to USA. I always thought chicken is cut by hand by muslims. Is there any kaffarah for consuming this haram chicken unknowingly?

Jazakallah

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ID: 939 | Date: 2019-11-27
Life Insurance

Salam alaikum respected scholars,

My late father took out a life insurance policy many years ago after having consulted others and being told that it was halal to do so. He passed away in October 2005. Since then, my mother and I (the only members of my father's immediate family) used the money from his life insurance to pay off our home, purchase a car (we did not have one when my dad passed away), pay for my college education, and other things such as purchasing food, clothing, paying bills, etc. My mom has not had a stable job for the past 2 years or so, so we have been really relying on my father's life insurance for a lot of monetary needs. I do not think we would be able to stop using the life insurance funds, especially because my mother is unemployed and I am still in college without a job.  I am emailing to ask if life insurance is truly permissible or not.

 

Jazakallahu khairun

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ID: 931 | Date: 2019-11-27
Qibla/Kaaba Direction for Masjid

AsSalaam Alykum, 

 
I am a resident of Northbrook, IL.  We have Islamic center in Northbrook, named ICC, Islamic Cultural Center.  This center is the closest center from my house.  Local mussalli's praying towards, East, instead of NE direction.  to be specific approximately 42 degrees off.
 
Local musalli's tried to convince, center of Imam to correct qibla direction and pray towards, NE, However, they are not agree to change.
 
Question - Can we pray in the center  towards East or about 42 degree off of NE direction.  Is this acceptable?
 
Please advice.
 
Jazakallah
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ID: 921 | Date: 2019-11-26
Engaging in Useless Conversation

Asalamualaikum. 

I wanted to confirm what our deen says about those who engaged in futile/idle talk as some ‘Ulema describe it. Conversations that doesn’t benefit the believes in anyway

I wanted to confirm is it haram not discouraged for one to engage in such discussions.

Let me present a few examples.

Zaid, and Bilal are not brothers who neglect their furdh obligations, but one night just to “kill time” they talked about the following for about an hour.

  • A certain satellite that crashed after reaching the planet Mars
  • The weather for today
  • Whether the MH370 plane that crashed almost 3 years ago will ever be found
  • The new BMW car that’s been released

Were the brothers sinful for indulging in such discussions for 60 minutes?

 

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ID: 920 | Date: 2019-11-26
Giving Bath to Girl Child

Asalamulaikum Hazrat. 

I was wondering is there an age to limit to how long a father can assist his wife in bathing, and changing their daughter in full nakedness?

Our daughter is now 2 years, and 7 months. My wife is also almost 7 months pregnant. So, it’s not easy for her, but I’m still conscious there must be a limit to when the father should be distracting his gazes?

Jazak’Allah.

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ID: 917 | Date: 2019-11-26
Using Amulets/Ta‘wiz/Taweez

Assalamalikum,

 
I would like to know if is it permissible to wear amulets? particularly when it contains numbers that are claimed to be quran ayaths.
 
It would be great if you can provide some references.
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ID: 916 | Date: 2019-11-26
Talking behind someone’s back (gheebah)

Asalamualaikum.

Hazrat, please confirm whether the below action is considered gheebat under the shariah.

A friend of mine, and me were discussing certain fatwa of respected scholar. We saying how it’s quite harsh, how he makes takfir on other ‘Ulema, and many ‘Ulema do not agree with him on many contemporary issues.

I would praise the Maulana’ intention, and made du’a for him as I mildly expressed my concerns with his fatwa, and mildly passing a few critical comments. My friend however, was saying the Maulana is “extreme and stupid”. I made him aware of the Ahadith where the Prophet (SAW) warned those who wrong his friends will be destroyed. He somewhat persisted, and eventually I totally to stick a sock in it as the Hadith of “gheebat” kept ringing in my head.

You might be asking was there any need for a discussion, and the answer was no. It was just casual chit-chat to pass the time.

My question is were we both guilty of gheebat, or just him?

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ID: 910 | Date: 2019-11-26
Selling Smoke Pipes

Assalam Alikum W.r.b brother,

 
Is it halal business to distribute glass pipes to retail stores? For example I am attaching a link; so you know which glass pipes I am talking about.
 
 
Waiting for your reply. Thank you for your time and effort; May Allah give you jaza.
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ID: 905 | Date: 2019-11-26
Social Security Benefits/Payments

Dear brothers Muftis,

 
As-salaam-alaikum.
 
Lately, my wife & I started getting small amounts from Social Security Administration as benefits to us and since we both are
still working we are not going to get Retirement Benefits/(like) Pension, which we will, in-sha'a-Allah, in the event that we are not in a 
position to work any more for our livelihood (which is certain).
 
Since the whole American economy is based entirely on "Interest" and the money coming to us from Social Security Administration, we fear
of it being likely contaminated with "Interest".
 
Under the circumstance, please let us have your "Fatwa" whether or NOT it is "Halal" for us to utilize the amounts 
received from Social Security Administration. Thank you.
 
Jazakum Allahu khairan.

 

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ID: 903 | Date: 2019-11-26
Playing Video Games

Asalamualaikum,

 
 insh'Allah you are well. I would like a ruling from you.
 
I am a practising Muslim and I regularly engage in worship, islamic learning and fulfill my obligatory duties as well as optional. I purchased the video game titled 'last of us' to play in my spare time, simply for some entertainment and it is still unopened. As far as I am aware, it contains some doubtful matters: mainly profanity, violence and presence of women. I intend to mute the audio, so I won't hear the profanity, however there remains the question of whether it's halal to play a video game which contains a young female character in it, there are no illicit relationships in the game, it's mainly a game where the characters are simply trying to survive in a zombie apocalypse world. There is however quite a bit of violence in the game, you have to kill the zombies in the game which is troubling me.
 
Could you please advise whether it's halal to play this game, there is only a short timeframe within which I can return the game so I would be very grateful if you could respond as soon as possible.
 
JazakAllah khayran
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ID: 901 | Date: 2019-11-26
Job Delivering Non Halal/Zabiha Food.

assalam o Aalikum,

Main ye malom karna chahta hon k mujhy food delivery ki job mili hai jis k andar har tarha k food i.e(halal or haram contain pork meat and non zabiha meat of chicken and beef) dono he deliver krny hotey hain except ALCOHAL (SHARAB). Mera sawal ye hai k kia is tarha ki food delivery ki job karna thek hai ya nahi?

 

Aur agar thek nahi hai toh is job se kamaya gaya paisa kia kisi ko donate kr sakty hain k nahi?

 

Aur agar donate kr sakty hain toh kia apne kisi needy relative/rishtedar ko de sakty hain k nahi?

 

meri rehnumayi farmaye please.

ALLAH HAFIZ

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ID: 887 | Date: 2019-11-25
Halloween

Salaam, Brother. I am in need of an urgent answer to my question and so I have come to you. My friends invited me to a Halloween event recently. It is called Scream fest. You enter a series of Mazes and Scary people pop out and scare you. Although, I will not actually be celebrating Halloween, it is Halloween related. It is not a party so alhamdullilah there will be no alcohol consumed. Is it forbidden for me to go to this event because it is Halloween related, or is it permissible, as I believe I am not actually celebrating Halloween. I would much appreciate it if you could answer this question, asI need to give my friends an answer on whether I can go or not within the next day or so. Jazakullah for your time.

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ID: 878 | Date: 2019-11-23
Purdah/Covering/Awrah/Satr/Hijaab with Mehram and Na-Mehram

Assalam u alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.
Hope all great by Allah's grace.

I want to ask

1. What all comes under a muslimahs awrah in front of non-mehram ?
2. What all comes under a muslimahs awrah in front of mehram?
3. Does a womens voice come under awrah?

Plz do guide me.
Jazakallahu khairan.

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ID: 861 | Date: 2019-11-22
Disability Benefits

Assalaamu alaikum WA rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
Please guide me in the following matter.

I have been sick and disabled for the last 3 years. The US government pays me disability income every month. The government also pays retirement benefits when you retire. I am concerned whether these benefits are allowed for a Muslim.

Jazakallaah

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ID: 853 | Date: 2019-11-20
Abortion

Assalamoalaikum    The reason of writing is that I m six months pregnant and my altrasound show an abnormal development of fetus both physical and mental and is also 4 weeks behind.My doctor advised me to terminate it because of the sever medical problems after birth. I already have a child with these problems . 

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ID: 852 | Date: 2019-11-20
Driving Cab Uber

Assalam-o-alaikum Wrwb

 
I have 2 questions;
 
1- I would like to know driving UBER  or any cab is halal, because as a driver you have to take people to Haram places (Bar, Nigh clubs etc) , by driving and taking them to those places, are we a part of Sin?

“Help you one another in Al‑Birr and At‑Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression”

[al-Maa’idah 5:2] 

 

2-I would like to start some business like Store / gas station, I need to know is it halal to sell Cigrates and Cigars or become a partner to someone who owns that Store / gas station?


 
Jazakomullaho Khairan
Wassalam wrwb
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ID: 850 | Date: 2019-11-20
Abortion

Dear Mufti Sahib

 
Assalamu alaikum. 
 
 
I would like to know sharia ruling about below issue:
 
 
My sister got married with a person 6 months back.She found her husband is addicted in some drugs and tried to guide him.She asked him even to leave all these and go to Tabligh but her husband denied.
 
 
But after several trying, no improvement happened.Rather,just 2 days before the eid ,her husband became very angry and was too much aggressive to kill his own mother for money & as her mother asked not to take drug.
 
 
Under this situation, his mother brought my sister to our house to avoid any mishaps. My sister is very nervous and feels very risky for her life.She wants now separation.
 
 
She guess she is pregnant for 5 weeks. If she is separated by divorce or khula,considering her future life and possibility of marrying other person after iddat,can she now do abortion as per hanafi fiqh?
 
 
Kindly advice.
 
 
Maasalam, 
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ID: 842 | Date: 2019-11-19
Salah and Pictures

Asalam Aleikum Warahmatulahi wabarakathu!!
I have a question regarding praying in a house with images, because we went on a vacation to a country and we rented the house and when we arrived it was fajr time but I wasn't sure if I can pray in a house with christianic images. When I will be praying I will be facing the opposite direction so is it allowed to pray or should I remove them or at least cover them?

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ID: 839 | Date: 2019-11-19
Masturbation

Asalammu Alaikum,

 
 I am a 24 year old unmarried male. I do not come from an Islamic Background. 90 % of my knowledge comes from online classes and books. Like many young men, I am seriously addicted to masturbation. I did not know know it was a sin until a few years ago. I try my best to control my urges. But I fail many times. It is an ongoing battle. I have understood that many of my fasts  in Ramdan have gone invalid, because of this action. Over the last few years, I have made a note of the fasts I broke. I broke 38 fasts in total so far. Initially I thought I would make up for them, later in life. Now I know that I have to make up for them at the earliest. I have been doing some research and found that, I have 3 options to make expiation(Kuffarah) for each invalid fast:
  1. Free a slave
  2. Fast for 60 days consecutively
  3. Feed 60 poor people with one 'mud' (approx 700-750 grams) food.
 
 
I have started earning now. I am planning to give 700-750 grams of wheat flour everyday to one poor person over the course of 60 days. Since I have lost 38 fasts, for 38*60 = 2280 days (nearly 6 and half years) I will have to keep this up. This is a huge task. I am ashamed to ask a scholar face to face about this issue. Could you please tell me, if I am doing the right thing as per Shafi Madhab?
 

Thanks a lot for your time. May Allah bless you.

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ID: 834 | Date: 2019-11-19
Donations for Masjid

Dear honorable and respected mufti sahib,

Questions:  May donations for building of new masjid be accepted
from non-Sunnis, Ahmadis/Qadianis, Christians or other non-Muslims?
  May donations be accepted from people whose income includes sale
of liquour/marijuana, proceeds of gambling?  What should be done wi
th donations already received from unacceptable sources?
Please provide all proofs( hawalajaats) and details in English and arabic. 
Sincerely

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ID: 821 | Date: 2019-11-19
Money From Keeping a Lottery Machine in Store

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh,

 
I am a Pharmacist and shareholder of Independent Pharmacy store where other general store items are also sold. All four owners of Pharmacy are Muslims but some of them want to start Lottery business through 3rd party company at the same Pharmacy location where principal lottery income will be earned by 3rd Party company but that 3rd Party company will pay royalty based on the income derived from lottery tickets to Pharmacy management anyway. I would like to ask the following questions.
 
(1) Can the income derived from Lottery/Gambling is permissible according to the laws and principles of Islam?
 
Pharmacy owners want to sell Lottery tickets just to enhance business because all lottery tickets customer will walk in to Pharmacy store and may purchase other stuff or medicines, so it may cause 20 to 30% increase of Pharmacy business as well but Pharmacy owners decided to give all income/royalty derived from lottery to charitable organization. My second question is related to donation of  all profit from lottery ticket sale to charitable organization.
 
(2) Can you please also let me know if the revenue is generated from lottery/gambling and donating income from lottery to charitable organization is allowed of still considered as Haram as per Shari’ah rules if business owner is Muslim?

Jazak Allah Khair!
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ID: 818 | Date: 2019-11-19
Work Related to Packaging Pork

Aslamulaikum,

I have a small question. I work at a company where I have to pick up plastic wrapped pieces of meat, which has pork, chicken and beef, and pack it in boxes. I would like to ask if that is ok in islam or not? 
Thank you 
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ID: 777 | Date: 2019-11-15
Vitro Fertilization Treatment

Asalamalikum,

The reason I want you to do fatwa is because I want to know if we should go for  In Vitro Fertilization yes or no? My doctor said it will be useless because we both are fine. We are suffering from undefined infertility. It has been like 8 years of our wedding. I never conceived in these 8 years. Unbearable mental stress is silently killing us. We are helpless.  Please make dua for us.

Can you do istekahra please 

wassalam

 

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ID: 752 | Date: 2019-11-14
Lying to Employer

Asalamualaikum.

My employer are undergoing a process where they will be changing everyone’s shift. 

Alhamdulillah, I have been doing a shift where I get Fri/Sat/Sun off for almost 4 years.

The employer states unless there is a good reason then they may consider giving, or adjusting our shift accordingly. I can get medical documentation to confirm, I am an unpaid carer for my grandmother who has dementia, and I care for her during weekends.

This is not true to a small extent. I just help occasionally by taking her up/downstairs as she can’t think for herself, and she can’t walk by herself. 

Is it permissible to be dishonest to my employer on this occasion in order to retain my original shift, and so my life outside work is not unbalanced. The documentation would be legitimate.

Finally, we do perform Jummah at work, but it’s done very casually, and quickly. I have done this once before too.

Let me know.

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ID: 742 | Date: 2019-11-14
Ruling on Mosque and Itikaf

Assalamu alaikum 

I am a volunteer in a Masjid. This is a new Masjid that was started up in March of this year. As the month of Ramadan comes to an end and people are preparing for I’tikaf, a few questions were raised and need to be addressed. The masjid building has not yet been renovated to fit the criteria of a traditional masjid.  

The showering facility in this building is not yet fully functional so if someone is performing I’tikaf here, is it permissible for the person to go home and shower then come right back? Or would that invalidate the I’tikaf?

 

A second question I have is more of a need for my education as well as our intention to the right thing by Shariah.

Why do we need to declare Niyyat of masjid boundaries? What is the actual purpose of such a declaration?

I have learned that it is best to declare a small area then expand upon that because once the area has been declared it cannot be reduced but can be expanded. If I understand the purpose of declaring an area (ihatah) for the masjid area then I can see how much area to include right now. One of the purposes of this ihatah declaration is to accommodate the need for I’tikaf.

I request a Hanafi Maslak based decision in these matters please.

 

Please feel free to call me to discuss in detail if you wish.

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ID: 727 | Date: 2019-11-14
Country Law - Breaking Red Light

Asalamualaikum.

Hazrat, whenever, I am in a rush especially when going to the mosque, I’ll pass through red lights when the streets are completely dead, and read “bismillah” in hope, I don’t get caught. 

Is such behaviour considered sinful, literally?

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ID: 707 | Date: 2019-11-13
Permissibility of Family Planning

As salaam o alaikum Mufti Sab
We have a question for you regarding family planning and is it permitted in our case?

Should we go ahead and ask the surgeon to tighten the tubes while delivering the fourth pregnancy? 

I have 3 kidsAges(11,10,7).  Alhumdolillah my wife is pregnant with twins. All her deliveries were c-section surgeries. This will be her fourth c section.

Recently, i was diagnosed with a rare type of blood cancer. I am undergoing treatment for it. May Allah give me shifa , health and long life to take care my family. Aameen. Allah is the provider but kids need their father in this country.

I am scared that Allah swt will punish us on the day of judgement for tightening the tubes to avoid further pregnancies.

We need your guidance in this regard.

We live in USA.  Yes it is hard to raise 5 kids since i am the only bread earner. My wife stays home to take care of kids.

Any thoughts in this regard will be appreciated.
JazakAllah

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ID: 697 | Date: 2019-11-13
Dart Cups

Are Dart Cups permissible to use?

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ID: 694 | Date: 2019-11-12
Going to beach

Assalamualaikum, 

Is it permissible for the Muslims to go to the beach where there are half-naked and fully naked men and women?

Please let me know in the light of Quran and Hadith.

Jazakallah

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ID: 693 | Date: 2019-11-08
Permissibility of residing in USA

Assalam Alaikum Dear Mr. Scholar/Aalim,

I would like to get Fatwa about two very important issues in the lights of Quran and Sunnah as follows:

1-      I am among those hundreds of thousands of Muslims who came in USA for the better future prospects from a Muslim country, settled in here and have children born in this country. I was told by many religious fellows (not scholars) that living in a non-Muslim (Christian) country is NOT allowed in Islam until one observes some guidelines like change his intention from Dunia to Deen, involves in work of Dawa,  keeps his/her identity alive, etc. My question is:

“Could you please explain this point and describe all the steps one must take in order to keep his/her stay legitimate (Halal) in USA according to Shariah”.

2-      I heard this Hadith which more or less meaning: “Whoever (Muslim) keeps a life-style (language, food, dress, demeanor, etc) of non-Muslim (Christian/Jews/Hindus) then his Hisab (accountability) on the day of judgment would be with them (Non-Muslim)”. My question is:

“Is this an authentic Hadith and if YES then can I have the reference if possible in order to show to some brothers”.

May Almighty reward all of your great efforts!

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ID: 690 | Date: 2019-11-08
Keeping Beard or Not

What do the ulamah kiram say in the light of the Islamic Shari‘ah about a person who states that it is mandatory to keep a beard and it is haram to trim / cut it to a length which is less than the length of one’s fist? Another person states, that not keeping a beard or trimming it to a length smaller than one’s fist is no doubt a sin, but it is not considered haram to do so, his reasoning for his statement is that millions of Muslims are practicing in this fashion.

Which of the statements is true?

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ID: 688 | Date: 2019-11-08
Difference Between Halal and Machine Slaughter

Never heard about hand cut and machine cut.  As per my experience here both are halal.  but have little confusion here that is it allowed to eat machine cut or not.

 

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ID: 683 | Date: 2019-11-08
Masturbation and Its Evil Effects/Sin

when i masturbate i bring to mind the thought that Iblis has put his genital organ inside the vagina or anus of billions of people by making them eternal inhabitant of hell through his countless deceptions and this dramatically increases the quantity of pleasure.

in my country when someone tricks somebody, we say <> or he has poked him, meaning he has poked his genital organ inside him. or<< he has plunged him>> meaning he has plunged his genital organ inside him, or<< he has embroiled him>> meaning he has embroiled his genital organ inside him. Have i commited a sin that is kufr,major, minor, or no sin at all. please describe different scenarios of bringing bad thoughts to mind deliberately and scale of sin(kufr,major,minor,or no sin at all). When are sins of the heart kufr, major and minor.

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ID: 681 | Date: 2019-11-08
Working as a Real Estate Agent

Assalamu Alalkium,


My question is regarding becoming a real estate agent. If I advise my client to get a loan/mortgage from an Islamic Finance company but they choose Chase Bank or some other non-Islamic bank will my sale be considered Halal? My job was to advise them, I cant force someone to get Islamic Financing. Please let me know if this job will for me.
 
Jhz,
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ID: 679 | Date: 2019-11-08
Gelatin in Medicine etc.

Dear Shyukh,

 
As-salaam- alaikum.
 
In our country (USA), most of the medicines contain "Gelatin", apart from several other ingredients. The Gelatin is stated to be derived from animal/s. Now the problem arises whether the animal in question was slaughtered according to Shari'ah.Obviously it would not have been.
 
Under the circumstances, please advise whether or not we Muslims should take such medicines containing "Gelatin" in this Country. I would appreciate your scholarly "Fatwa" in this regard.
 
The Cough Syrups contain a negligible/small quantity of alcohol and we were told that it is permissible to consume Cough Syrups since alcohol contents are not large enough to cause intoxication and could be taken as a medicine.
 
I shall be obliged for an early response. Thank you, in advance.
 
Jazakum Allahu khairan.
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ID: 674 | Date: 2019-11-07
Taking Pay for Sick Day

Salaams Hazrat.

 

- On the 25th of October, I was suffering from  a fever, and Gastroenteritis (vomiting and diarrhoea) overnight, so I was rang in to tell my employer, I am not coming in.

 

- The next day on the morning of 26th of October, I rang in suck again. My fever had subsided, but I still expected not to have fully recovered from diarrhoea, as generally it can take days to settle down. The agreement with the employer was, if miraculously I feel better through out the day, I should come in and for the remainder of my shift. 

 

- As the day (26th of October) progressed, surprisingly my diarrhoea had gone, so at this point I was obligated to back into work, but my mom raised an interesting point. she forbade anyone to visit our home because 5 members of my family were affected one after the other (me included) indicating that this viral infection is clearly contagious.

 

- After doing some research, it can contagious up to 2 weeks from the point of recovery:

 

 

You're most infectious from when your symptoms start until 2 days after they've passed. Stay off school or work until your symptoms have stopped for 2 days.

 

- So, based on this discovery, I decided not to go into the work to complete the remaining hours left in the day.

 

Questions:

 

1) Considering officially I was given "statutory sick pay" for 26th October based on being sick, can I still accept it as halal income even though in reality my reasons for not coming to work was based on not passing on the virus to someone else? I am confident, that any employer would not allow an employee to stick around, and infect colleagues, and would instead send them home. 

 

2) If I inform my manager of the above reason, would it this be justified, and halal under the shariah?

 

Jazak'Allah.

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ID: 659 | Date: 2019-11-07
Breastfeeding after two years

Aslamaulikum

Is it haram to breastfeed a child after the age of 2 years? Or can it be continued?

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ID: 647 | Date: 2019-11-07
Writing Experience on Resume When One Doesn’t have the Experience

One of my friend decided to go to the 6 week IT QA classes and I'm thinking of joining that 6 week classes.  in that 6 week classes first 4 week they teach studnet about the quality testing procedure and train them for that specific testing job after 4 week they take 2 week mantoring classes In that classes they build students  resume and determine how much understanding studnet has of the first 4 week of classes and after determining the understanding and knowledge  they decide how much exprience on studnet resume should we put.but the question is that they show that exprience on resume where student never work before students have only  have knowledge and understanding of that job because they trained and teach studnet for  4 weeks..so is it considered lie if they show exprience on resume where studnet never worked before and if student find a job and whatever rizk  he will earn considered Haram ?

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ID: 646 | Date: 2019-11-07
Working in a Restaurant

Assalamualaikum mufti Saab, I found a job at shawarma store who sells halal chicken and beef shawarma and fries only 

Nothing haram items can I work over there ( the owner is from Palestine and he is Muslim) 
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ID: 627 | Date: 2019-11-06
Cadaver Tissue Usage in Medical Treatment

As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum  

 
I have visited the Doctor today to discuss and schedule the knee surgery, he has given few options to repair/replace my ACL. What is Islamic perspective regarding the use of Cadaver Tissue Insha'Allah.
 
1. Cadaver Tissue can be used and quick recovery.
2. Using my own Tissue be used and longer recovery and long term discomfort during Sajda.
3. using my own Hamstring Tissue and longer recovery.
 
Jazakallahu Khayran

 

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ID: 622 | Date: 2019-11-06
Chastity and Porn

Assalamu Alaykum Sir, what does losing chastity actually means in Quranic terms? What type of acts make person unchaste? Does doing masturbation and watching porn looses girl's chastity? If she never had any sexual relations with any man and if she always maintains distance with every man. I know masturbation & watching porn are grave sins and one should not do it, but I really want to know that will she not be able to marry a chaste man, As she is not a fornicatress (Zani) who only has to  marry a fornicator. 

 
I was discussing the same thing with my friend and she told me that if a girl who maturbated can marry a chaste man IF she sincerely make taubah, other wise she will not be allowed to marry a chaste man, and I suddenly thought that one cannot marry a chaste man if he/she did actual Zina (sexual intercourse or any type of homosexual intercourse) until he/she repents. But the person who did masturbation or watching porn do not lie in the category of actual Zina (sexual intercourse), so she can marry a chaste man. Right? This is soo confusing, waiting for your answer sir!
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ID: 595 | Date: 2019-11-03
Pork related work

Assalamualaikum,

I work at a company in which I have to handle pork with gloves on. Is that permissible? I am the line lead there and have to handle it 3 times a week. Is that ok? Is my income haram? I try to avoid it as much as possible but sometimes I have to. 

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ID: 586 | Date: 2019-10-27
Cure for masturbation

Assalamualaikum,

What is the cure for masturbation? Please give advice on how one can cure this habit. Also, what should one do when marriage in his society is usually done later? If one wants to fulfill his desires in the Halaal way, he must wait a very long time due to the mindset of society and family. What should one do in this condition?

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ID: 575 | Date: 2019-10-04
Ear Piercing for boys

Assalamualaikum,

I am a boy. Is it okay for me to have ear piercing?

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ID: 573 | Date: 2019-10-01
Dua to find a good Muslim spouse for my brother

Assalamualaikum, 

My brother is involved in a non-marital relationship with someone who is not Muslim. What can I do or how can I guide him to leave a Haram relationship and get married to a Muslim girl. I have talked to him many times about this and he clearly has told me that he is not interested in marrying a Muslim. When I talk to him he does believe in Islam and in Allah but he thinks there is nothing wrong with marrying a Non-Muslim. I tried explaining to him many times that it will cause a problem when he has kids and there is a possibility they will not follow Islam either. What can I do to help him realize this decision is wrong. My Ammi is very worried also. She has spoken to him regarding finding a good spouse for him, but he refuses. Can you please provide me something to recite to help him leave the Haram relationship and find a good suitable Muslim spouse for him. I would also like something to recite to help him become closer to islam, his Salat, and to Allah. 

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ID: 570 | Date: 2019-09-27
Waqf

Assalamualaikum,

In 1983 a Masjid was built in Kansas by a group of students. One of the students then waqf the Masjid to a religious non-profit organization registered in Michigan. All the land and title of the waqf were transferred to Michigan organization in 1983. Now after 36 years the student who waqf the masjid want to take it back and give it to another non-profit organization belonging to his friend. The Michigan organization doesn’t want to give the title back after taking care of the wqaf for the last 36 years. Does the student has the right to claim the waqf back after 36 years and give it to his friend’s organization?     

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ID: 565 | Date: 2019-09-09
Indirectly supporting Cannabis growth

 Assalamualaikum

I am an HVAC product engineer working for a company which makes Big HVAC units. These units are used to control temperature and humidity of a room/space or a building .Can be used in schools, hospitals, gyms, indoor pools, indoor agriculture, etc. With recent legalization of Cannabis my company is developing HVAC unit which is more suitable for indoor pools and  indoor agriculture in general ( but main customer is cannabis industry). All this does is it maintains required temperature and humidity inside a room or building. Also this unit is used in areas where there is a lot of humidity and scarcity of fresh water (like Caribbean island). This HVAC unit removes moisture from building and converts it into drinking water and maintains desired room temperature.

Our company makes other products which serves different areas and most of the profit comes from non-cannabis customers (80%).

Since cannabis is getting legalized for recreation purpose, we are getting lot of demand from this industry and our company is specifically focusing on this. Is it permissible for me to still work at this company ?

I apologize for my poor writing skills. If this is not clear I can explain it to you over the phone .Please can you guide me through this situation.

Jazakallah Khair

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ID: 562 | Date: 2019-09-04
Is it khalwat e sahiha or fasida..can we remarry?

Assalamualaikum,

I divorced my wife (3 times in one go) before consummation. We met once when my wife was attending her friend's wedding in our car parked at a roadside wedding banquet. We hugged and kissed each other and had no intention of doing intercourse. The place where our car was parked was not a safe place to do more than a hug or a kiss as there were people moving around and we could see them as our car didn't have tinted glass. Furthermore, there was a huge residential building overlooking us. After having a normal talk of 30 minutes my ex-wife returned to the wedding .

I want to know whether the situation is khalwat e sahiha or fasida.

Me and my X happily want to reconcile. Can we remarry with new nikah and meher or not?

Much help needed

Jazakallah 

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ID: 558 | Date: 2019-08-27
Having hair removal by others

Assalamualaikum,


Undoubtedly, Allaah is not shy to speak the truth. If one finds it difficult to remove hair from the navel to the knees, will it be permissible to take help from someone else or the people which are meant for such jobs in locality nowadays?

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ID: 550 | Date: 2019-08-16
About K&ns

Assalamualaikum,

I would like to have a question about the K&NS products. Are they Halal in USA as there are certification on their website and Halal logo on products? 

Please respond ASAP.

Jazakallah 

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ID: 547 | Date: 2019-08-03
Falsies

Assalamualaikum,

Is is permissible to wear false eyelashes and false hair extensions? If not, why? 

A detailed answer would be appreciated.

Jazakallah

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ID: 543 | Date: 2019-07-26
Home loan from Devon Bank and UIF

Assalamualaikum,

This question is to Mufti Nawalur Rahman Saheb.

I am planning to buy a house and looking for a finance. Primary i have selected Devon Bank and UIF based on my knowledge. I want your sage advice which financing meets the islamic Sharia laws perfectly?

Jazakallah

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ID: 542 | Date: 2019-07-22
Transcription

Assalamualaikum,

I have seen some online ways to earn money like transcribing. In simple words, the process of converting a video recording or a voice recording into text format is called transcription or transcribing. A transcriptionist is the person who converts the audio file into text format. My question is that is transcribing a way of earning halaal? If there are any possible scenarios where such an earning may not be right please mention them.

Jazakallah

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ID: 539 | Date: 2019-07-14
Cigarette Business

Assalamualaikum 

What is the ruling on the profit made from a business of cigarettes? If a persons money is makhloot with money made from e-cigarettes and other halal things, then when he wants to give away in sadaqah the money he made from the cigarettes, should he deduct the money he had given in sadaqah and zakat before this moment?

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ID: 525 | Date: 2019-06-18
cosmetic products

Assalamualaikum, 

Is it permissible to use cosmetic products such as soaps, shampoo and creams which have ingredients derived from animal fat? Please help jazakallah.

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ID: 522 | Date: 2019-06-16
Infiradi Taraweeh

Assalamualaikum,

In one masjid, there is an Imam of Taraweeh who does masah on thin cotton socks. Is it permissible to pray taraweeh by yourself in this situation?

Sometimes he does not have socks on, but he shaves his beard, hangs his pants below his ankles, does not cover his head, and wears American clothing. Is it better to read Taraweeh by oneself in this situation or is it better to read behind him.

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ID: 520 | Date: 2019-06-14
Fatwa on breaking Engagement

Assalamualaikum,

I am asking this question on behalf of a friend. 

The guy got engaged to someone in a non ceremonial manner and Islamic way but now he likes other girl who also happens to be his cousin and wants to marry her. They don’t talk or anything like that but he wants to marry this other girl. His parents say that it’s too late for him to change his mind now as he agreed for engagement and they say that Allah SWT has ordered in Quran to fulfill your promises and that this engagement is nothing but a promise that he has to fulfill. So the question is can this guy break the engagement because he wants to marry someone else now or it would be Haram to do so. He is scared that the girl he is engaged to and their family will get hurt if engagement is broken and he will suffer the wrath of Allah SWT if he did that. At the same time he also is unsure if will be able to keep the first girl happy after marriage if he didn’t break the engagement. 

Jazakallah

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ID: 519 | Date: 2019-06-14
Hair Dyeing

Assalamualaikum,

Is it permissible for women to dye the edges of their hair a diffrent color?

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ID: 518 | Date: 2019-06-13
Helping Non-Mehram

Assalamualaikum,

How can we help Non Mehram (male or female) when no relative is around when they are in need of help, i.e., when they are sick, old, or need moral support.

 

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ID: 515 | Date: 2019-06-08
Video Bayanaat

 

Assalamualikum,

Mera sawal ye hy ki video lecture k zariye bayanat karna sunna .Is talluq se hamare ulama ka (Ahle deoband ) ka kya fatwa hy.  kahan tak ijazat hy.Fatwa malum ho tha k ulama k barey me dil me burayi na aye. Kyun hamarey bade akabir ulama jysa k mufti Taqi Sab Db bhi video lecturesdete hain... Is barey me wazahat dein meherbani..Shukriy

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ID: 513 | Date: 2019-06-02
Terminating Pregnancy less than 40 days old due to following reasons?

 

Assalamualaikum,

I would like to find out if it is permissible for us to terminate the pregnancy if it is less than 40 days old with the following background:

We live in USA and have 2 kids Alhamdulillah with older one 3 years and the younger one just 10 months old. We did not plan for it, but my wife is pregnant again and we would like to find out if we can terminate the pregnancy if it’s in very early stages about less than 40 days old?

I strongly believe that having a third child so soon will impact our health, our marriage and our relationship with Allaah. It will have a negative impact on our kids as we have seen it with current kids and we will not be able to raise them the right way in Deen and duniya. Based on that please advise if it is permissible to terminate pregnancy as it is in very very early stages and wait until our situation has improved? ( More situation details below)

We are stable financially Alhamdulillah, but It is already very emotionally/mentally challenging for me and wife to handle two small kids without the help of any relatives. After the birth of our younger child, me and my wife have realized that we are unable to raise the older child the right way. The relationship between us as a couple has deteriorated after second child with lots of arguments and unhealthy discussions due to stress. Undoubtedly our relationship with Allaah has been negatively impacted and we are unable to practice our Deen as we used to, and things are going downhill especially for me as husband. My patience level has dropped, and I get angry easily resulting in fights with the wife or shouting on kids. We have acknowledged it many times that if we had waited a bit longer to have the second child, things would have been very different. Our sleep patterns are very bad with not enough sleep and rest as both the kids cannot sleep by themselves but need parents to make them fall asleep and they wake up 2-3 times every night to be consoled. My migraine problem has increased recently with at least one week/month of headaches. I am worried for my wife’s health as well to have another child so early.

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ID: 503 | Date: 2019-05-19
Riba ( Interest)

Assalamualaikum, 

 I have got some Interest from bank. So where can I use that Interest? Can I give it to a muslim poor family without attention of getting reward (sawab)? 

Jazakallah

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ID: 502 | Date: 2019-05-17
Online Sales : Selling Non-Zabiha Beef Items to American Customers

Assalamualaikum, 

I do online sales for general merchandise to American customers. There were few candy items which had Gelatin in it. 

Offcourse, we avoid them and Muslims don't buy. Is it allowed to sell?

There are also few non-Zabiha canned beef Items that American customers buy.

Please let me know if these items can be sold or not.

Jazakallah

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ID: 501 | Date: 2019-05-17
Online Sales : Sending Different Count on Packages of Same Item (Always Extra Quantity)

Assalamualaikum,

I am an online seller.

I sell general merchandise.  Some of the items that we sell, we always send extra quanity of the ordered items but in different packaging.

For Example

The customer ordered Coffee Cups, 500 Count (25 Cups Per Sleeve, 20 Sleeves Per Case). 

I sent same Coffee Cups in different packaging, 528 Count (3 packs of 176 Cups Per pack).

Another Example

The customer ordered Dish Washer Pacs, 46 count . Instead of samller pack, I sent 78 count.

Customer Authority & General Behaviour

Usually online customers are very picky. If they get something else, don't like the item or think the item is not similar what they ordered. They usually return item or ask for a refund.

In this case, 100% of the customers are happy since they are getting more than what they had ordered.

General Answer Based on Shahriah ruling

I will appreciate if you can guide me for this isssue

Jazakallahu

 

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ID: 491 | Date: 2019-05-08
Question on a Medicine Ingredient

Assalamualaikum,

Our five years old son has very early onset chrohns, and in order to avoid some heavy medications to treat him, we are opting for some probiotics and supplements from a small holistic clinic (alternative medicine). One of the dietary supplements prescribed is called SPM Active: Specialized Pro-resolving Mediators and comes in a soft gel. It is a "practitioners' exclusive" and I am being told no other medication like it is available. However, the only way it is being offered is in a soft gel made with Bovine gelatin. The company Metagenics confirmed that there is NO pork used and Bovine gelatin is beef. Is it acceptable to give this soft gel to our son for treatment? If not, could we puncture the gel tab and squeeze the non-gelatin liquid out, although the doctor who prescribed it told us there is no guarantee that some of the gel tablet and liquid contents inside the tablet would not mix.

Please advise, and please keep our son and all of us in your Dua'as.

Jazakallah

 

 

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ID: 490 | Date: 2019-05-08
Insurance Halal or Haram

Assalamualaikum

I own a home and two cars and I am dealing with following types of insurances:

1- Car insurance. Among the two types liability and full insurance which one is allowed?

2-Home insurance, I have to maintain insurance per my house loan requirements, what is shariah ruling

3- Medical insurance- I know there are ways to avoid medical insurance without penalties in tax. The question is whether it is halal or not. Some people do not take medical insurance and accept risk of large bills of medical expenses. What is shariah ruling?

Please guide in the light of Quran and Sunnah.

Jazakallah

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ID: 487 | Date: 2019-05-05
Wasaawis

Assalamualaikum, 

This has been bothering me for quite a long time, and is affecting my health mentally. My father is religious and there is no question about doubting him. He loves me very much for I am his favorite daughter. I also love him as a father too. When I cry, he kisses me on my cheek and hugs me. I feel VERY weird when he does that. And shaytaan puts horrible wasaawis in my mind.. like what if my parents nikaah get affected because of that. Thinking of this makes me feel so broken and I don't know what to do. I feel this is all just wasaawis and I should ignore it and I did, but then it comes again and I can't stop thinking about it. I decided I will ask just in case. I did not want to ask at all, being afraid of the worst possible outcome. Maybe I shouldn't have asked, but I am just in case. Also, there was an incident that occurred a few years ago.. I think I was like 10 or 11 years old. I think I said something to my dad or something happened. Then I wrote I nice sorry letter to him saying I am very sorry for saying or doing that.. etc. When he read it he came by me and I stared crying. He took me into the room and hugged me. There was no one else in the room, which made me feel uncomfortable.. and weird.. He didn't do anything weird. All he did was say it's ok and hugged me and kissed me on my cheek. But the whole time my heart was racing and I felt very uncomfortable. Now while writing this I feel like it's just waswasa and I should leave it. But if I do, a few minutes later wasaawis about this not being a waswasa will come. Please guide me through this and please tell me what I should do to stop these wasaawis and have a more peaceful life. 

Jazakallah

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ID: 480 | Date: 2019-04-28
Job related to hospital and insurance

Assalamualaikum,

My question is about my job. I joined a job at a hospital in the UAE in February 2019. My job title is Insurance Coordinator. The patients at our hospital get treatment with their Insurance Card. It is comulsory here by the Government to have the insurance. Once a patient gets treatment on his insurance card we convert his treatment into a numbering, e.g., Hypertention 10, Diabetes E11.9, etc. This is called medical coding. This way I convert the disease name from text to numbering and submit the bill for payment to the national insurance company. That insurance company after checking the bill transfers the treatment amount to the bank. Please advise whether this job is permissible for me or not, is it Halal for me or not, whether I can continue working at this job or not?

Jazakaallah

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ID: 476 | Date: 2019-04-23
Taking and keeping pictures

Assalamualaikum,

Is it permissible in Islamic Shariah Rules to take and preserve  pictures or videos of a wedding ceremony and celebration.

Jazakallah

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ID: 471 | Date: 2019-04-20
Trimming eyebrows

Assalamualaikum,

Is it permissible to trim the excess hair from the eyebrows to make them back to a more normal size?

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ID: 460 | Date: 2019-04-03
Wife's sin against husband.

Assalamualaikum,

What is the Ifta when you caught your wife working abroad allowing another man with her in her bedroom?

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ID: 452 | Date: 2019-03-26
Using a rubber toy for sex

Assalamualaikum,

If my wife is in periods or when she is pregnant and doctors recommend not to have sex, as an alternative can I use silicon-made sex toy for men which is easier to clean and reuse.

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ID: 448 | Date: 2019-03-25
Dying hair

Assalamualaikum,

If woman has too many white hair is it permissible for a woman to dye (color) her hair?

Jazakallah

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ID: 444 | Date: 2019-03-20
Chocolate Brand

Assalamualaikum,  

My question is regarding CALLEBAUT CHOCOLATE brand . According to its website it states that it is kosher and halal. But in the ingredients it says Natural Vanilla Flavors. I enquired about it but still waiting for the reply.  Do I consider it Halal as it states that in its website that this brand is halal and fully confirmed Muslim Dietary law. 

Jazakallah

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ID: 426 | Date: 2019-02-26
Papa John's

Assalamualaikum,

Is it permissible to eat from Papa John's?

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ID: 425 | Date: 2019-02-26
Selling and Using E-Cigarettes

Assalamualaikum,

What is the ruling on selling and using e-cigarettes like JUUL, Stig, Stog, MOJO, etc.?

What should one do with the money gained from selling such items?

If one bought merchandise with such money, then sold that merchandise, what is the ruling on that money?

If one gave sadaqa after acquiring that money, will that be considered as giving sadaqa from the money described above?

 

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ID: 416 | Date: 2019-02-06
Breastfeeding after 2.5years

Assalamualaikum,

My child is 2.5years old and is still breastfeeding. I have tried multiple times to wean him off but have been unsuccessful. He does not eat for days ad if i dont offer him my milk also, his weight has drastically dropped before. I have consulted with his doctor also, and she said he needs to have enough calories for his body to funtion and grow. Hes not getting that from food at all. She said to let him continue till he weans himself. Hes also in feeding therapy to get him to try new foods. I have tried everything to get him to eat solid and liquid food but he wont eat anything. His doctor also prescribed him hunger medicine but that hasnt worked either. When he gets hungry he wants milk, if not given he stay hungry all day and night. He gets very cranky because of hunger also of milk is not given. Please guide me if i can continue to breastfeed him? We are traveling to pakistan recently and he stays in diraraha the whole time we are there. Last time we went he was in dirraha for 2 weeks multiple times a day. His doctor says he needs to have enough liquid in himself of else he can fall very ill. If doesnt have my milk and no food either, it can be very dangerous for him with having diarrhea. Please guide me on what i should do? He is 2 and a half of age. I know we are not suppose to breastfeed after 2.5 but i don't understand on what i should do. 

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ID: 414 | Date: 2019-02-05
Verification of a research on car insurance

Assalamualaikum,

Could you please give me a fatwa on whether it would be correct to act upon the conclusions found in the following research paper on car insurance?

Link: http://fiqhacademy.com/res01

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ID: 412 | Date: 2019-02-02
Is My Nikah Valid?

I would like to know if the Nikah I made was valid?


I met a brother over the internet and we wanted to make our Nikah. The  groom, who lives in a different state, called me in September, 2016 and put me on the phone with a different brother who was serving as the Imam. The Imam asked me if I accepted the proposal of the groom. I said yes. Then he said that we made our Nikah. I wasn’t introduced to any witnesses over the phone and I don’t know if any were present at the time. I did not appoint anyone to represent me where the groom was. There was no contract or Mehr. I asked the groom for the names of the witnesses if there were any, but he won’t respond. 

We did not announce our marriage to any Muslims when he came to visit me where I live. He met my family who are Non-Muslims. We didn’t announce that we made our Nikah over the phone because they wouldn’t understand. The groom didn’t introduce me as his wife to his family or any other Muslims when I went to visit him the following year in November, 2017. We have been alone but we have not consummated the Nikah.


The only Muslim I introduced the groom to as my husband was my 13 year old son. I told him we made our Nikah over the phone.

I sincerely appreciate your help to resolve this issue.

Please let me know if you need any further details.

Jazakum Allahu Khairun!

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ID: 407 | Date: 2019-01-11
Ethanol and methanol in gasoline

Assalamualaikum,

Gasoline contains alchohol: ethanol, methanol. What is the ruling on these alchohols used therein?

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ID: 405 | Date: 2019-01-10
Communication between boy and girl before marriage

 

Assalaamualaikum,

I am in talk to a person whom I am wishing to marry in future, but every time he talks about the closeness the married couple have. He is not bad in his character, but i wanted him to keep it in control till getting married. Sometime I get fear about intimacy because I actually don't want that to happen, I mean the consummation of marriage. I fear when I hear about it. I wanted him to understand that I wanted his support but the fear in me isn't going away whenever he talks. He leaves no stone unturned in getting diverted to the topic. I wanted a suggestion how to make him concentrated in future life and serious regarding it. He is well educated and earns too but he is always in romantic mood. Please suggest me how to make him get diverted from this and how to get rid of my fears regardiing the fear I feel whenever I think of getting married. I want a suggestion for both of us. Please kindly reply.

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ID: 402 | Date: 2019-01-06
Beatboxing

What is the ruling on beatboxing? 

What is the ruling on making nasheeds on the same tune and beat as popular songs?

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ID: 400 | Date: 2019-01-03
Income from Insurance Job

Assalamualaikum,

I a full time employee in a software consulting company that contracted me into an Life Insurance company where I am doing my current job as programmer.  My job involves, gathering and summarizing data about insurance policy information, premiums, claims etc. from various IT systems, and do not involve any interest calculations or sending / receiving applications or signing insurance contracts etc as such.  

My question is, can I go to Haj/Umrah using this earned money from my current job?  If I perform Haj/Umrah would it become an accepted deed by Allah?

If I cannot use this money, can I borrow from someone do the Haj/Umrah and later pay back?

JazakAllah

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ID: 398 | Date: 2018-12-26
General Contractor Licence Bond Fees

Assalamualaikum,

One of the requirement for a general contractor is to acquire a bond. A bond is a security money around $100,000 to $500,000 depending on the type of contrator, there is a fee associated with that bond that contractor has to pay.

I need guidance about that fee, does that fee involve any riba/interest? 

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ID: 395 | Date: 2018-12-25
Is it permissible to only wish "Happy Christmas" to our christian friends?

Is it permissible to only wish "Happy Christmas" to our christian friends, its should be noted that I am only asking to wish not celebrate. Please repsond as soon as possible.

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ID: 394 | Date: 2018-12-24
Handshake with the opposite gender

Assalamualaikum,

I am living in the middle east and I work as a doctor. Over here, it is easy to refuse a woman's handshake as the culture allows. Although, professionally I have to touch the female gender when I examine them as a patient. I will be moving to USA in a few months and am a little concerned about greeting the opposite gender over there, especially during interviews, or other meetings. 

Is it permissable for a man to shake a woman's hand? What if the woman is aged more than 55 years. 

Further, if it is not permissable, what is the best way to avoid handshake without being offensive? You know these days there is a fitna that islam is demeaning woman and if a man refuses handshake with a woman, he is apparently, demeaning her.

Appreciate your sincere advice.

 

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ID: 391 | Date: 2018-12-21
Allowed make up for wife to please her Husband

Assalamualaikum,

There are few questions listed below, please answer:

1.What is permissible make up a wife can use for his husband?

2. Can a wife remove her hairs on hands and legs for husband (if husband demands)?

3. Can a wife use lipstick for husband?

4. Can a wife use perfume for husband?

5. Can she wear skinny clothes and such clothes in which her skin in visible for husband?

6. Finally please elaborate every permissible extend of make up that a wife can do to please her husband.

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ID: 389 | Date: 2018-12-20
FUND RAISING

Assalamualaikum,

Is it permissible to do fund raising in masjid for masjid renovation. Is it permissible for the speaker to  take 10% as commision from the funds raised. Many times the speaker continues for more then 2 hours forcing people rather then encouraging them to donate for masjid. What is the best way to do fund raising.

Jazaakallah

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ID: 388 | Date: 2018-12-18
Husband and wife sleeping without clothes under blanket and taking shower together

Can a husband and wife sleep completely naked together covered only with a blanket ? Can they also take shower together? Please guide us.

JazakaAllah 

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ID: 386 | Date: 2018-12-12
Red wine Vinegar

Assalamualaikum,

Do you know if red wine vinegar is Halaal?

 

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ID: 382 | Date: 2018-11-29
BUYING HOUSE IN CANADA

Assalamualaikum, 

Please let me know is it legal (Halal) to buy one house in Canada?

 

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ID: 381 | Date: 2018-11-25
Charging phones in the Masjid

Assalamualaikum,

One of the eminent elders of Da'awat o tableegh has said in one of his bayaans that it is HARAAM to charge phones in the mosque by people participating in tableeghi effort. I wanted to ask its Shara'ee status.

What if we donate some money equal to or greater than the overall expenditure of the electricity used during our stay in the mosque? Would it still be considered Haraam?

The reasoning that the respectable elder has given is that mosques are funded by common people and if you want to charge phones in the mosque then you have to ask each and every person who is contributing to the Masjid.

He has also mentioned that same ruling would NOT apply to using fans and lighting in the mosque meaning we can use them but cannot charge our phones.

Kindly throw some light on this.

JazakAllah Khair

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ID: 380 | Date: 2018-11-24
About beard?

Is it Sunnah, Wajib, or Fard to grow a beard in Islam?

If it is Wajib or Fard or Haraam (big sin) not to keep the beard or trim it then why did Allamah Iqbal, Tipu Sultan (Mysore), qari abdul basit abdus samad(egypt) have no beard?

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ID: 376 | Date: 2018-11-17
Aborting pregnancy

Assalaamualaikum,

I have recently had a miscarriage and went into severe depression, have been on medications for the last 3 months which are not safe for the baby. And I have thyroid problems and the recent blood test results came out abnormal. My doctor is adjusting the medications. I already have 3 kids and it has been difficult for me to take care of my family because of my poor health. Now I am pregnant again for about 4 weeks.

Is it Islamically allowed to terminate the pregnancy?

Please advise.

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ID: 375 | Date: 2018-11-17
Sunni marrying a Shia

Assalamualaikum,

I am a sunni male and interested in a girl who belongs from a Shia family. I just wanted to know marrying a shia being sunni is not a problem in the light of islam. Also, will there be any conditions to consider?

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ID: 370 | Date: 2018-11-08
IT Solution Provider working at Bank

Assalamualaikum,

If I work for a IT Solution provider which provide their software and also support at client, 

1- If company (IT solution provider where one work) send to Bank ( whom they sold their product and also support) to work at their location and support ,will this be ok?

2- If company  (IT solution provider where one work) intially hired  that one will work at Bank location ( however they will be on IT solution Provider employee)  after intial training and may be after some months or year they can be send to another client,  is this OK?

 JazakAllah Khair

 

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ID: 369 | Date: 2018-11-08
Working as Tax Auditor

Assalamualaikum,

My question is about working as Tax Auditor with City of San Francisco. The auditors audit the businesses to see if they have correctly paid the taxes owed to the city. If an auditor finds any deficiencies, penalties and interest charges are calculated and charged to the underpaid amount and business is required to make the payment for the total amount, is working as tax auditor permissible
Jazakallah

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ID: 363 | Date: 2018-10-30
Is champagne or red wine vinegar halal?

Assalamualaikum,

Is champagne or red wine vinegar halal.

Jazakallah 

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ID: 362 | Date: 2018-10-29
Men’s Engagement/Wedding Rings

Assalamualaikum,

Are men allowed to wear engagement/wedding rings? If yes, should it be on the left hand or righ hand?

Also, are any metals, except for gold, permissible?

Now-a-days mens rings are of tungsten, titanium and platinum. Are these permissible?

JazakAllah

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ID: 350 | Date: 2018-10-05
Nose piercing

Assalamualaikum,

Is nose piercing allowed in Islam.In the case if my husband likes it and he asks me to get it done, is it permissible?

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ID: 348 | Date: 2018-10-03
Birth Control

Assalamualaikum,

I would like to if birth control such as interuterine devices (IUD) for female and birth control pill allowed in Islam? Why, or why not?

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ID: 347 | Date: 2018-09-28
Video calling

Is video calling permissible in Islam? Is it not haram like taking photos and videos?

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ID: 345 | Date: 2018-09-25
Software company that has client involved in haram transaction

Assalamualaikum,

There is a technology company that builds point of sale (POS) software to be used at cash register at bowling alley. Software is used to manage membership and guest services and to manage all retail transactions performed by the business, this includes , toys, food & drinks (including alcohol). Any bowling alley that uses the software agrees to pay a percentage of profit on all transactions performed by the business using this software.

Is it permissible to work for this software company ? 

Jazakallah

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ID: 340 | Date: 2018-09-16
Girls Learning Horseback riding as Sunnah

Assalamualaikum,

May Allah سبحانه وتعالى gives you all tremendous good rewards in this world and the hereafter. Aameen

Please let me know is it permissible for a 12 -13 years old girl (baligh) to learn horseback riding as following Sunnah. 

Jazakumullah!

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ID: 336 | Date: 2018-09-09
Meat Sold at Restaurant Depot

Assalamualaikum,

is the mutton, chicken and beef halal from Restaurant depot? Since I moved to Seattle I’m getting to know that all the Restaurants here usually buy their meat from the Restaurant depot. Many of friends also buy from here. When I told them that not all the meat iie halal there so they got mad and saying meat is imported from Muslim countries and Muslim don’t lie. I’m very confuse whether to eat at their place or not. They bring chicken wings and gyro from there and invite us. Please can you let me know know if it’s zabiha or non zabiha?

Jazakumullah! 

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ID: 334 | Date: 2018-09-06
Talking while eating

Assalamualaikum,

Is it Sunnah to talk while eating or should one remain quiet during the meal?

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ID: 331 | Date: 2018-09-03
Women Hair Removing

Assalamualaikum,

Is it allowed in Islam for a woman to remove the hair from her arms, legs, thighs, and lips.

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ID: 330 | Date: 2018-09-03
Working at a smoke shop or gas station for a student

Assalamualaikum,

I have a question regarding working at a smoke shop or gas station. My friends and few room mates work at smoke shop and their job is to sell tobacco related products, cigar and CBD's(medicinal drug). The income that they earn throught selling those products, is it considered to be halal or haram? Basically the reason they work over there is to collect money for their university's tution fees and also for rent and other purpose. Can you please provide help regarding this issue?

Jazakallahu khayr

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ID: 328 | Date: 2018-09-01
Bank loan

Assalamualaikum,

I am interested in building a house, and not buy a house which is already built as we are unable to accommodate the need of my parents who would need a bedroom on first floor.

Unfortunately all the Shariah compliant banks including Devon bank do not provide loan for construction of homes.

My question to Mufti saab is whether in this situation can I acquire loan from regular bank and once construction is done re do the loan from Islamic shariah compliant bank?

Jazakallahu khair

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ID: 327 | Date: 2018-08-29
Usage of cosmetics that have alcohol in them

I want to ask about lipsticks that  have very good texture such that they don't come out even after eating greasy food that  of those lipsticks contain no animal fat but a little amount of alcohol, will it be Hala if I use them on my lips? I also want to ask that can we  use other cosmetics like foundation, powder etc when these substances have alcohol in them ? I don't offer salah while wearing these cosmetics, I offer either before applying them or after removing them.So is it okay if I use these cosmetics?

Nowadays there are many cosmetics brands trending with Hala certification for thier cosmetics. It's one of these brands, named Iba Halal. These brand is owned by two sikh ladies.These brand Iba halaI is not owned by muslims.I bought a foundation from these brand which has perfume in it ,not alcohol or any animal component.Peefume  has alcohol in it. So, is this foundation really halal? 

One of my friends bought some cosmetics from a brand named Huda Beauty having Halal certification with it  when it is having alcohol in it. Alcohol is mentioned in it's ingredients. 

Do these brands really take permission from ulama ekraam?

How far is actually usage of such cosmetics correct according to the shariah even if I don't offer salah while wearing these kind of cosmetics? Apart from cosmetics we have alcohol in our moisturizers, sanitizers etc. What about thier usage?

I read it  that alcohol comes under those unclean things (najasate galeeza) that when it is on a person's clothes/body is salah is not acceptable. So if it is that bad thing then how far is my usage correct/okay?

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ID: 326 | Date: 2018-08-27
Marriage with a person working for a company related to the bank

Assalaamualaikum,

My sister got a proposal for a boy who is working in a company related to the bank. Everything is well and fine in that proposal but the only problem is that he is working in a company which is related to the bank. He is an engineer there. What should we do? 

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ID: 324 | Date: 2018-08-23
Usage of thick textured cosmetics

I want to ask about lipsticks that  have very good texture such that they don't come out even after eating greasy food that  of those lipsticks contain no animal fat but a little amount of alcohol, will it be Hala if I use them on my lips? I also want to ask that can we  use other cosmetics like foundation, powder etc when these substances have alcohol in them ? I don't offer salah while wearing these cosmetics, I offer either before applying them or after removing them.So is it okay if I use these cosmetics?

Nowadays there are many cosmetics brands trending with Hala certification for thier cosmetics. It's one of these brands, named Iba Halal. These brand is owned by two sikh ladies.These brand Iba halaI is not owned by muslims.I bought a foundation from these brand which has perfume in it ,not alcohol or any animal component.Peefume  has alcohol in it. So, is this foundation really halal? 

One of my friends bought some cosmetics from a brand named Huda Beauty having Halal certification with it  when it is having alcohol in it. Alcohol is mentioned in it's ingredients. 

Do these brands really take permission from ulama ekraam?

How far is actually usage of such cosmetics correct according to the shariah even if I don't offer salah while wearing these kind of cosmetics? Apart from cosmetics we have alcohol in our moisturizers, sanitizers etc. What about thier usage?

I read it  that alcohol comes under those unclean things (najasate galeeza) that when it is on a person's clothes/body is salah is not acceptable. So if it is that bad thing then how far is my usage correct/okay?

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ID: 315 | Date: 2018-08-11
Breastfeeding after 2 years

Is it Haram to breastfeed a child after 2 years of age?

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ID: 301 | Date: 2018-07-14
Showing private parts to doctor

Assalaamualaikum,

I am a 26 years old male. I am suffering from incontinence i.e. a few extra drops of urine dribble out after I relieve myself. My mother asked me to consult a Urologist. The (MALE) doctor as a part of his investigation, asked me to show my private parts to him which I did. He inspected them while having his gloves on and told me that everything is normal. My question is, Is it permissible in Islam to show your private parts to the doctor.

JazakAllahu Khair!

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ID: 299 | Date: 2018-07-12
Can we use Homeopathic medicines?

Asalaamualaikum,

I have heard that Homeopathic treatment for Allergies is not halal because the pills are preserved in some alcohol.

Please let me know if this is permissible or not.

Jazakallah!

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ID: 288 | Date: 2018-06-14
Pizza Vapors mixing

Assalaamualaikum,

We have few pizza chains (Papa John's, Dominos, and Pizza Hut) that are owned by Muslims. What I would like to understand what is the Islamic ruling in regards to cross contamination that may be present during the preparation of the pizza. Primarily I have been told by a few people that when the pizza is cooked in the brick oven or stove, vapors from cheese and meat move freely from in the environment and it is common for them to cross-contaminate pizza cooking at the same time or even in the next batch. I would like to know if taking precautions to ensure separate cutting knife and changing of gloves in preparation is sufficient to be able to eat from these chains. I appreciate your time in looking into this matter.

Jazakallah

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ID: 258 | Date: 2018-05-20
Selling Non-Zabiha Meat at my restaurant

Assalaamualaikum,

I live in the United States. Is it halal for me to own a restaurant business that sells meat that is not zabiha? The restaurant is not labeled as zabiha and the customers are non-Muslims. I am confused as to whether this is okay or not. There is no pork sold in the restaurant.

Also, the restaurant also sells cigarettes. Is this haraam?

JazakAllah Khair.

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ID: 257 | Date: 2018-05-19
Is working as a cashier selling alcohol wrong?

Assalamualaikum,

I work as a cashier at a convinience store. We sell a lot of things, we also sell alcohol. Is it wrong working as a cashier there? 

 

 

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ID: 246 | Date: 2018-05-13
Masturbation and its Expiation

Assalamualaikum

I am a young teen and I have had a problem with masturbation and pornography for a number of years now. I feel its desire, then I commit both after trying to restrain myself, and either I stop for a couple of weeks or I keep masturbating till all of my desires are gone for another couple weeks. The longest I have lasted was about a month. Even in Ramadan and after 'Umrah I still have not been able to stop. Marriage isn't an option in the USA at such a young age, parents dont understand this situation. Please advise what I should do and make dua for me.

I masturbated and watched pornography out of desire. Since Ramadan was approaching, I felt really guilty and I swore to Allah and upon Hs glory and might that I wouldn't do it from that day till the end of Eid. I ended up commiting the same acts two days later. How do I expiate for this sin?

I have also been attracted to a white girl from my grade since the beginning of my school year. Alhamdulillah I haven't done any big moves on her and have mainly kept this to me and some others. I made dua and I still do from time to time for her guidance. I would really like if she found guidance and we could get married. I know this might be foolish/funny, but I truly want this to happen. I understand that it is just hormonal as I have gotten over other females before with the same feelings, but I want this to happen. What is the maximum extent to which I can interact with her? What can I talk to her about? Can I talk to her about Deen? Should I be making du'aa for her and if so how much?

I have completed 5 years at a hifz madrasah and I am now in highschool and Allah has given us the ability to pray Jumu'a there, and I lead. It is sad that I do these sins and then carry out such a magnificent task that I am unworthy of. There are other boys that have varying knowledge of Deen, but I say this as the reality and not to demean anyone, their knowledge isn't too much although they might be better than me in the sight of Allah, I have led for 5 weeks straight, should I give the other boys a chance to lead the Jumu'a if they prepare for it? Please make du'aa for you brother in need,

May Allah accept and reward you.

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ID: 240 | Date: 2018-05-02
Watching Television or Videos through Other Sources

Assalamualaikum, is it permissible to watch cartoons (anime) or movies or things similar to these on TV or through other sources?

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ID: 236 | Date: 2018-04-22
Status of a Retailer Selling Meat

Assalamualaykum

I have been Eating meat which my mom has been getting from a bangla store by the name of "Motin" in liberty in Ozone park. I was just wondering if you could check it out. My mom said she saw the way that the farm they get their meat from slaughters the meat but I am still not so sure weather if I should trust her or not. Many times my mother says things just to make sure that we don't fight or argue with her. It would be awesome If you could check it out. Please do so. Jazakallahukhairan.

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ID: 233 | Date: 2018-04-18
Usage of Social Media Such as Facebook

Asalaamu aleykum warahmatullahi wabarakatahu,

Am I sinful for having a Facebook account? If I’m using Facebook only as a resource to seek information from people, as a tool for business knowledge, but not gossiping, does that make it permissible? Or am I sinful for associating with images? In that case, would I be sinful for having a snapchat account, but only viewing photos of my family and friends, but not posting actual pictures of myself? And then, would I be sinful for using WhatsApp? I use it as a message board space to share beneficial knowledge with others, and do my best to refrain from circulating images. Is it true that viewing images captured on screen is sinful? Could I open a message and divert my eyes to still hear the video without watching the screen if it has pictures of animate objects? Like listening to YouTube videos, but not actually watching them? I’m very unsettled in my usage of different social media, and continually justifying the means, especially when it’s not been spelled out to me in a language which I understand. I saw a fatwah once in Urdu, but some sister vaguely translated it. Please could you tell me where the lines are in using Social Media and viewing images? I’m trying to stay on the right side of black and white, even in this modern world that says, I need to use it for business success. May Allah help me and grant me the best success in Dunya and Akhirah. Ameen. 

Jazzakum Allahu khayrn 

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ID: 219 | Date: 2018-01-18
Consuming Prawns

Assalamualaikum, 

Recently I heard that prawns are not halal to eat. Is that true?

JazakAllah

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ID: 211 | Date: 2018-01-05
Hajj Without Namehram

I have a question asked by a non Muslim friend. Why women alone cannot go for HAJJ without a mehram. Is it written in Qura’an and in which Surah and Aayah. 

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ID: 207 | Date: 2017-12-19
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) in My Situation?

Alhumdulilah I have three children (a boy and two girls). I always wanted more children but unfortunately we are unable to have any more children. My husband and I have been trying for more than 10 years now, we have also seen doctors and they performed all the tests but they did not find any issue with me or with my husband. It is unexplained infertility. The doctors are advising us to use In Vitro Fertilization. Is it okay for us to get this procedure done in the light of sharia in these circumstances?

JazakAllahu khayran

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ID: 201 | Date: 2017-12-10
Crescent Chicken and Beef

Assalamualaikum

Is Crescent’s beef which comes from New Zealand certified by Shariah Board of America?

JazakAllahu Khaira

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ID: 196 | Date: 2017-11-29
Status of Animals Slaughtered by Alhay-Kitab

Assalaam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu

As mentioned in Surah al-Maidah, we can eat the meat that is slaughtered by Christians and Jews, is that correct in this era? If not then what’s the proof against it?

JazakAllahu Khaira

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ID: 164 | Date: 2017-10-17
Keeping Fish as Pets

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu

I want to keep a fish aquarium in my house. It is my intention that I will take care of them as best as I can and will ensure I feed them properly. I will also try my best to raise them and take care of them as a pet. I want to understand whether in the light of the Islamic Shari‘ah it is permissible to keep a fish aquarium in ones house and if there are any special instructions or conditions which we have to follow. If there are any details regarding keeping such water based pets at home, please provide guidance regarding it.

Wassalam

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ID: 163 | Date: 2017-10-14
Eating Non Zabihah Chicken

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu

I am under extreme mental pressure and anguish due to the issue that there are no verses in the Quran about non-Zabeehah chicken which clearly instructs us to refrain from eating it.Since chicken is a halal animal, there are many people in the country where I live (majority of them from Arab descent) who call non-Zabeehah chicken as halal and eat it. If you can provide me guidance in this regard I would be really thankful to you.

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ID: 161 | Date: 2017-10-14
Food from Bride's Family in Gathering for Nikah

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu

We want to understand if it is permissible for the brider’s family to arrange for food for the gathering of Nikah from a Islamic standpoint?

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ID: 159 | Date: 2017-10-14
Taking Pictures for Marriage Proposal

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu

Does the Islamic Shari‘ah give permission for taking picture of a boy or girl for the purposes of sending a marriage proposal? Are there any fatawah which talk about the permissibility of taking pictures in these circumstances? What are the permissible methods of sending a proposal for marriage according to the Islamic Shari‘ah?

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 151 | Date: 2017-09-30
Permissibility of Using Dart Foam Cups

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah

We have observed that in many restaurants and stores across America, a brand of Styrofoam cups called “Dart” is being used. Especially to serve hot drinks such as tea and coffee. We have also found out that the company which makes this cup, utilizes a special chemical zinc stearate which is extracted from beef or pork tallow/fat. This chemical acts as a releasing agent for the cups from the metallic mold. In the light of the usage of such a chemical, the question is, will it be permissible to drink hot or cold drinks in such cups. A quick answer will be appreciated. JazakAllahu Khaira

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 149 | Date: 2017-09-29
Consumption of the Wife's Breast Milk

 

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah

Is the breast milk produced in a woman right after giving birth to a child permissible for consumption by her husband? I am confused regarding this situation and others have been inquiring me regarding this as well. Please guide me regarding this situation and remove my confusion. What is the ruling according to the Hanafi madhab regarding the situation when the husband does end up consuming her wife’s breast milk.

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 144 | Date: 2017-09-18
Men Wearing Rings

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah 

As per my knowledge and understanding, men are only allowed to wear silver. However, I have seen online that there are some rings that are made out of silver but are for beauty purposes, they add a stripe of deer antler in it. As this is not a metal, would it be permissible for a man to wear a ring with the deer antler stripe?

JazakAllahu Khaira for your time

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 139 | Date: 2017-09-10
Consumable Things of Halal Animals

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah 

Are the hooves also known as paya, bone marrow also known as nalli, brain etc. of a goat considered halal? Can you please also mention the organs which are not considered halal for consumption by Muslims?

JazakAllahu Khaira

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 126 | Date: 2017-08-17
Status of a Halal Zabiha Provider

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah 

Is Senate Meat and Poultry in New York halal or not? I'll be thankful for a prompt response in this matter.

JazakAllahu Khaira

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ID: 112 | Date: 2017-07-16
Tim Hortons Donuts

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah 

Can we eat donuts from Tim Hortons? Do you have a list of all the Halal grocery items? There is so much confusion about the ingredients especially fats, glycerides etc. written on the products that we do not know what to consume and what to refrain from. As mostly their source (e.g. fruits, vegetables, animals etc.) is not specified.

JazakAllahu Khaira

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 106 | Date: 2017-07-06
Should We Call it Haleem?

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah 

Dear mufti sahib, there is a video and message circulating on the social media in which people are telling others that calling this dish “Haleem” as Haleem is considered incorrect and sinful. They are making the case that since Haleem is the name of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta‘ala, it is incorrect to call a food with the same name, instead they are suggesting to call it “Daleem”. The issue is, we have been eating this dish Haleem for so long especially during the month of Ramadhan, but are now worried that are we being sinful and should we not call this dish by this name anymore?

JazakAllahu Khaira

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 61 | Date: 2017-05-12
Taking Pictures of Animate Objects

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah

I wanted to know the ruling in light of the Hanafi madhab about pictures. I have heard from local Sheikhs that in the Hanafi madhab, we can take pictures of animate objects (such as people) on our phones or other digital devices as long as we don't print them. Is this correct? And, if not, what is the actual status of this ruling i.e. Makrooh, Haram, etc.?

JazakAllah Khair

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 57 | Date: 2017-05-08
Making Dua for Nonbelievers

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah

Is it permissible to say “God Bless America”? Similarly, when people here in America sneaz, other people say “Bless You”. Is it permissible to say “God Bless You” to a Non-Muslim? Please explain the reason of why or why not we can do that.

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 55 | Date: 2017-05-08
Smoking Cigarettes

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah

Respected Mufti, is smoking cigarettes considered haram? What will be the ruling about a husband who before the marriage said he does not smoke but afterwards it was found out that he does actually smoke? JazakAllah Khair for your response.

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 54 | Date: 2017-05-07
Is Smoking Weed Halal?

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah

I am an Egyptian Muslim. My question is regarding marijuana (weed). Since in many States of United States of America weed has been legalized and a lot of its healing benefits have also been found, is it now halal to use it or is it haram?

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 44 | Date: 2017-04-20
Moving to Another Country for Better Opportunities

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah

I moved from Pakistan to America in the year 2002. Is it permissible to live in America with my family and kids when there is an option for me go back and live in Pakistan? My question is in light of all the difficulties in performing ibadah in a non-Muslim country, the general societal situation as well as the overall difference in the way of life between the two countries.

JazakAllah Khair

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 17 | Date: 2017-03-09
Permissibly of Vanilla Extract

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah

The Vanilla extract or artificial flavor, which is used in a lot of foods, is it permissible to use it? It should be noted that extraction of this artificial flavor is done by using alcohol. Should we refrain from using such flavor in our food? There are a lot of types of foods including icecreams, sweets, chocolates etc. which contain it.

Please make dua for us.

JazakAllah Khair

Permissible and Impermissible
ID: 16 | Date: 2017-03-09
Permissibly of Surrogacy in Islam

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah

Is surrogacy allowed in Islam? Please provide the answer in light of the teachings of Quran and Hadith.

JazakAllah Khair