Latest Answers - page 3
March 28th, 2012
What is the Islamic stance on plastic surgery if someone has an organ which is disproportionate to his face (eg. too big), particularly if this is causing him extreme mental distress?
Can I use eye drops (to keep my eyes moist when they get very dry and start itching) when I am fasting? Will it invalidate my fast?
What is the method of two people doing nikah with each other without both being present at one place (i.e. nikah via agent/proxy)?
Is oyster sauce and worcestershire sauce halal?
If I have wudu and I'm wearing a singlet top around the house and only my husband and children see, is my wudu broken because of not having my awrah covered?
1) I suffer from bad depression ... 2) My husband's parents live overseas and they keep asking us for more... 3) Me and my husband have had hard times and I find it hard to love him like I used to...
Husband neglecting the rights of his wife ...
Does my adopted daughter have to make hijab from me?
We know that reciting the kalimah 70 000 times will remove the punishment from the grave inshaAllah. Does this mean that we have to be in the state of wudu when reciting the kalimah for this virtue to take effect or can it be recited without wudu like any other usual dhikr, and the reward/virtue will stay the same?
Questions about conjugal relations with spouse.
I am a strong Hanafi follower. However, can i do Raf'ul yadain (raising hands before ruku') in my Nafl Salaat? I want to do it, so I can do this particular sunnat.
Is smoking haram or makrooh in Islam?
March 12th, 2012
Is it permissible to operate a penny auction business (also known as bidding fee auction)?
Is it permissible to migrate to a non-Muslim country?
If I am praying and a child comes and sits on me, would this affect the validity of my salat considering that the child most likely has filth in his diaper?
I heard that fruits can be eaten while standing. In fact, it is a Sunnah? Is this correct?
Some people say that in the presence of Islamic schools here in Australia, it is haram to put our children in a state school? Is it haram, as the Islamic schools are sometimes not affordable or are a bit far or do not have enough capacity?
I keep advising my wife regarding Islamic things but she does not listen and instead argues, what should I do?....Also we are trying to have a second kid and are unsuccessful. Is there any dua for my wife to conceive? Jazakallahu khair
What is the best way to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet (s.a.w.)?
Is it permissible to do Raqs and are there any hadiths on the subject?
February 29th, 2012
1) Does it go against the sanctity of the masjid to attend it wearing denim jeans and denim long sleeved shirts? 2) Can I enter and remain inside the masjid without ablution? 3) Does it go against the sanctity of the masjid to remain inside it without doing any ibaadat and instead just sit there with my eyes lowered and my mouth shut?
When I am away from my wife for a while I usually, get an erection without any sexual action or masturbation (spontaneous erection) and a few drops of mazi come out. Since this mazi invalidates wudu (and it happens frequently), what should I do?...
My husband and I got into a fight. He was very angry and full of rage. I asked for a talak. He left the room. When he returned he whispered ‘talak talak talak’ to himself. I did not hear this and was unaware of it...Did talak take place?
Is it permissible to drink kava (yagona)?
A friend of mine (Zaid) is doing car business. He keeps the cars in his home parking. For security reasons, he hired a security guard from a security company. A few weeks back, two of his cars were stolen and the guard had also disappeared.....
Did Ayesha (RadiAllahu Anha) used to chew the siwaak of Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam) before handing it to him? ... Did the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam) share his siwaak with his wives?
_February 20th, 2012
In regards to i'tikaf during Ramadan, is it compulsory that the i'tikaf is done in the masjid? Can people in i'tikaf stay in the maktab area, where jamat brothers come and stay?
1) Is it permissible to use an essence in cooking if it contains alcohol? 2) It is proving to be extremely difficult to get a comfortable shoe without pig leather in any part of it. Is it ok if we buy it then?
Can a widow of the age of 45 visit the grave of her husband? Can a daughter visit her father's grave?
Does black magic exist? If a learned person who has control of jinns says that someone has done black magic on your family, should we believe it? If so, how should one react, as everything is in Allah's control? Should one follow the advise of such a person?
I sometimes find some nails around my house. They seem like properly cut human nails and no family member knows anything about it. Though I am not the kind of person who puts everything to jinns or magic, but can it be related to it in any way? If so, what should I do for protection?
I read your answer regarding the impermissibility of studying with the help of HECS. Mufti Sahib, is Fee-Help the same thing as HECS? Could you please explain the difference between the two?
_February 8th, 2012
Will there by technology in jannah, such as cars, computers, laptops, mobile phones etc?
I want to know if one can recite duas -- like verses of the Quran or other duas -- without wudu?
From which age should a child start eating solid food according to the Quran and Sunnah?
My husband and I got into a very heated argument. He wrote down the letter 'T' implying talaq.... Did talaq take place?
After getting married, if the couple do not have sexual relationship for a few months, does their nikah remain valid?
When someone sneezes in salat, can he say alhamdulillah?
I work in a restaurant where they cook the food using cottonseed oil. Is cottonseed oil halal?
Recently, I purchased a turban which is a sky-blue colour. Whilst white or black turbans are preferable according to the Sunnah of the noble Prophet Muhammad (ṣall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam), is such blue colour permissible?
January 26th, 2012
In salat, instead of reading Surah Fatiha, if you accidently start reading another surah then stop and start Surah Fatiha and continue normally do you have to do sajdah sahwu?
If you are reading a surah in salat and you mix up some of the verses or you read a verse from a different surah thinking it is continuation, do you have to do sajdah sahw? And after that if you remember the correct order and repeat the verses correctly, do you have to do sajdah sahw?
In nafl salat, is it permissible to make dua in the sajdah? Also, is it permissible to make dua in salat in a language other than Arabic?
Can you please give me some wazeefas for creating love and harmony between husband and wife and for removing friction and disunity between them?
What can a person do to free a child from bad habits, such as taking drugs etc? Also, how can one protect his children from bad influences, especially in non-Islamic countries?
Can you pray on a thick blanket? Can you pray nafl sitting on a bed? Can you read the Quran on the floor while others are sleeping on beds?
I'm a Sri lankan residing in Qatar for the past 10 years..mashallah. I live here with my husband and 2 children. Alhamdullilah my husband is very pious, understanding and very kind. But my mother who is living in sri lanka is very mean to me....She is causing problems for me and my family... My husband suggests that I should not be in touch with my mother because of the problems she has been causing...What should I do?
A few years ago, I made a vow of giving my phone to the masjid as donation if a particular problem of mine was resolved. Later, that particular problem was resolved. However, I kept delaying giving my phone to the masjid as donation till my phone stopped functioning. Now what should I do?
Is it permissible to eat testicles of halal slaughtered animals? What about selling them?
January 17th, 2012
I'm 45 years old. I have had urine leakage problem for 5 years. Can I use tampons to hold my wudu for more than 1 salat?...Can a ma’zoor wear leather socks and do masah for a whole day and nıght lıke a normal person?
If a female has a nose rıng, will she have to twıst ıt or remove ıt for wudu and ghusl? If yes, can you please explan where the water actually needs to reach? (the skın under rıng/ ınsıde the pierced hole)
Are women allowed to wear synthetic wigs or synthetic hair extensions (not from human hair or animal hair) to look attractive for their husband?
In my washing machine, I found a used panty liner. I do not know how long it was in there for. The liner seemed washed; it had no smell or substance; it merely had a light yellow colour. Does it mean that all our clothes are impure and we have to wash them again?
Is it permissible for a heart patient to drink a herbal tea (for heart/BP relief) that has alcohol mixture according to the manufacturer?
I suffer from severe headaches when I fast. The pain is unbearable especially in the afternoon. Is it permissible to drink a pain killer and then continue with my fast?
Is it permissible for a female to get her eyebrow pierced? What about her belly?
A few people have told me if the child start teething his/her upper jaw first then it is a sign of bad luck, especially for the maternal uncles. Please advise if there is any dua or sadqa or something else which we can do to avoid the bad luck.
January 9th, 2012
I work at a 7-Eleven store. Sometimes, customers leave the change and allow me to keep it. My question is that am I allowed to keep that money or does it belongs to 7-Eleven?
Can we put our money in an interest bearing account with the intention of giving the interest money to the poor? Isn't this a way of helping the poor?
Is 'MCCA Income Fund' Shariah compliant?
My parents are not Muslims. Am I allowed to inherit after them? Will it make a difference if they make a will?
Is it permissible for a Muslim to work in a bank?
I had love marriage with my wife. We stay with my parents. Due to some problems with my mother, my wife now stays disappointed and angry on small issues. She even does not pay any respect to me nor my parents. We also have a one and half year old baby. What should I do? Leave her?
1) Can you explain the meaning of this scary dream I had ... 2) My friend had an affair with someone... 3) Can you send me all the duas that are recited in the salat?
I have been told not to read the books of Maulana Maududi. Why is this?
__December 28th, 2011
Is it permissible to take HECS-HELP loan for higher education?
If we buy a home on instalments -- for example $50,000 to be paid over 18 months in divided instalments -- can we ask the builder that if we pay the full amount in 12 months instead of 18 months, can he offer us that property, say for example, for $45,000 instead of $50,000?
Will it be permissible for a woman who is fully covered to ride a bicycle? Are there any rulings that say that it is prohibited for women to ride a bicycle as it can expose the body shape? Will wearing a loose abaya and long scarf not suffice?
What should Muslim men do when their wives or other Muslim women are being mistreated on the streets? For example, if someone makes a derogatory comment about a man's wife or if someone pulls of her hijab. How should men/husbands react to these kinds of situation?
A few years ago before I got married I did a very bad deed: I was chatting with a non-mahram and we finally had an affair but only virtual, nothing physical. After a few months his wife found out about this and she asked me to take an oath and tell the truth....
Is it permissible for a woman to get a body massage?
I have been living in Bahrain for the past two years...Since I came here I am not satisfied with the halal status of frozen chicken sold in the supermarkets for three reasons...
_December 21st, 2011
Is watching cartoons permissible in Islam if it has no music.
What is the Shari'ah ruling on Baby Bonus payment scheme by the Australian Government?
The local farms like ------------- have their own system of slaughtering chicken. The personnel who slaughter the chicken there recite "bismillahi allahuakbar" on the first few chickens during the beginning of their shifts and do not recite on the rest. Will all the chicken slaughtered this way be considered Halal or only those on which Bismillah was recited?
I need to declare the beneficiaries for my super & bank accounts. Can you kindly guide what percentages of benefit should I mention for each dependent in the light of Islamic teachings? My immediate dependents include one wife and one 3 yrs old son. Other family members include my father, mother & one brother who live outside Australia.
We are expecting a baby soon inshAllah. Can you please check and confirm if I can name my baby boy as "Mahad", this is one the 99 names of prophet S.A.W. Also, if this name isn't right then we have some other names in mind as below so please advise: Abdul Basit, Abdul Muheeb, Abdul Hadi, Mohammad Bilal and
Is it permissible to get a temporary tattoo for a month or so?
Will my wudu break if I touch or hug my wife? What about if I see my wife's awrah? If not, in which case will my wudu break?
Do Intrusive thoughts if they enter a persons mind because of a mental disorder such as OCD,STRESS,DEPRESSION, and the concerned person cant control them is he blameable? And also waswas which could be causing thoughts about uncleanliness, evil thoughts aboout greater impurities that are excreted by the human body... Its not like the person wants to do these things and in reality doesnt intend to do any sort of evil. Are there any prayers like ruqiya prayers for curing OCD, and such other psychological diseases?
Is carmine used in lipstick permissible to use? The number given is carmine CI 75470
I am 15 years old. Can I lead salat to build confidence while my dad is with me?
If a musafir (traveller) offers Zuhr, Asr or Isha salat behind a muqeem (non-traveller) imam, will he offer full four rak'ats or only two rak'ats?
_December 12th, 2011
I am supposed to get married to a woman. However, my mother says that she is doubtful as to whether this woman drank her (my mother's) breast milk when she was a baby. Is it permissible for me to marry this woman?
I have missed many fasts in the past (in my college & university life). I was not sure about the actual number I missed. Alhamdulillah, I have made up many of them based on estimation. Many a time, I may have intentionally broken the fast after starting. I am not sure whether I did this before the age of puberty or not. What should be the age of puberty in this case and what should I do?
What is the Shari'ah ruling on Cetearyl Alcohol, Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol and Glycerine (from animal source) used in Body lotion /cream / soap?
Can the pregnancy be terminated (aborted) if it is known by ultra-sound & other tests that the baby, in 5th month of pregnancy, has serious brain and other organs abnormalities, with very remote chance of survival?
Is it permissible to attend a school gathering that calls itself by haram name (devils) and who has the motto "through the fire the spirit is forged" if the purpose is to gain knowledge and discuss world problems?
December 6th, 2011
I had heard that it is not permissible to eat/drink from a bowl/plate/glass that has a broken portion. Is this true? Also, what if the bowl is only slightly chipped on its side? Will it be impermissible to use that?
Will it be permissible to do laser eye surgery?
Sometimes in my underwear I see something white but it is not a liquid. I think it's the cloth (wool) of the underwear. This puts doubt in my head and I have to have a bath....
My husband operates a business whereby he imports goods and sells it locally. But he has registered the business under my name.... He has opened bank a/c, has credit card, and vehicles under my name....
Is ones prayer accepted if he changes his intention during his prayer? For example: It is the time of Maghrib and I make the intention of Asr instead. During the prayer I remember that it is Maghrib time and not Asr so I change my intention. Is my prayer accepted?
Can women wear clothing, shoes, and jewellery that have fake animal fur or prints/designs that resemble wild animals such as leopards, tigers, zebras etc or best to refrain from wearing such garments?