Latest Answers - page 4
_November 30th, 2011
Is it permissible to wear coloured contact lenses?
Is it permissible to combine two salats due to rain?
1) Is a woman's voice her awrah? Can a woman speak with non-mahram men? 2) I have read the Ayesha(R.A) when communicating with non-mahrams would place her finger into her mouth to alter her voice. Should this be practised by Muslim sisters?
When does the time of Ishraq prayer start?
_November 27th, 2011
Is it permissible to use SealSkinz socks as a replacement of khuffayn (leather socks) for doing masah?
Is it permissible to have third party car insurance and RACV roadside assistance?
What is the ruling regarding essences in food? If they contain alcohol will they be permissible?
Is it permissible to work at KFC?
1) Is it permissible to vomit into the toilet? 2) Is it permissible to wipe your nose on tissue and throw this tissue into the toilet? 3) Is it permissible to spit into the toilet?
When a married woman is showering alone or with her husband, should she wear a skirt that covers her body from her waist area down to above or past her knees for modesty? What if her husband refuses her to do so? Also does that apply only to women or men also?
_November 21st, 2011
1) Is using a credit card permissible if by the end of each month the balance is paid in full and no interest is paid at all? 2) Is it permissible to pay for products and services with a credit card when there is a surcharge for paying through credit card?
When does the time for Maghrib salat finish? Is it true that you can offer Maghrib salat just before Isha if for some reason ( such as work ) you were not able to offer it on time?
Can a non baligh boy lead the congregation prayer?
Did the Prophet (s.a.w.) used to snore when asleep? Please provide hadith if so.
_November 24th, 2011
Are women allowed to wear finger rings of any metal? What about other types of jewellery? What about men?
If someone arrives at the masjid while the Jama'ah of Fajr prayer is going on, should he offer the sunnah prayer first or join the jama'ah immediately? If someone missed the sunnah prayer of Fajr, how should he do qada of it?
November 13th, 2011
Is the meat of turkey and shark halal?
Can females visit graveyards? Is it permissible to visit the graves of pious people? What about singing qawali and doing dhamaal there?
Can a woman trim her hair due to split ends? Can a woman use perfume for her husband? Can a woman offer salat if she has used perfume, nail polish or any type of makeup after doing wudu? Can a woman offer salat in jeans and shirt? Can a woman recite Quran or do daily taleem wearing see-through dupatta?......
Is it permissible to keep one's son's/daughter’s photo as the desktop background of one's computer or mobile phone? What is the Shariah ruling on webcam?
Does sajda tilawah become compulsory when the whole verse is recited or when just a specific word is recited?
I am a revert and a heart surgeon. I am told that I am not allowed to touch opposite gender; however under the circumstances I have to operate on both male and female patients. What should be my course of actions?
I am legally required to have workers compensation insurance and public liability insurance to run my business. In such a case, will it be permissible for me to hold these two types of insurance policies?
November 8th, 2011
Is it permissible to invest in shares of various companies listed in Australian Stock Exchange?
Is it permissible to do qurbani on a wild animal like a cow that has been shot and then run away and later found dead?
I want to do qurbani for my deceased father. Can I make intention of sending the reward of one qurbani to multiple people?
Can we give sadaqa to our real brother or sister?
If a dog touches you, does it break your wudu? And is it true that you have to wash that place seven times?
A woman’s habit is to bleed for 6 days in her menstrual cycle. If the bleeding stops on 5th day, will it be permissible for her to have intercourse before the 6th day?
Even though to be superstitious is not permitted in Islam, are pigeons considered bad luck?
Can impure clothes be washed in the washing machine? If not, will it be okay to wash it three times? Will that purify the clothes?
If one feels that some of their previous prayers may not have been accepted for whatever reason, can he do qada of those prayers to be on the safe side?
November 3rd, 2011
Is it allowed to take ambulance membership? In this membership, you have to pay a certain amount annually regardless of how many times you use the service or whether you use the service at all.
Can you give me some dua from the Quran and Hadith that I can make for my deceased mother?
If a woman has a miscarriage after 3 months of pregnancy then what is the duration of bleeding? ... If the bleeding does not end in 10 days will she have to take a ghusl and start offering salat? ... Can the couple have intercourse after 10 days if bleeding doesn't stop?
Is public liability insurance permissible? What about workmen compensation insurance?
October 30th, 2011
A cow is being shared for Qurbani. Is it obligatory to weigh all the shares before the people doing Qurbani take their shares? If the shares are not weighed but mutually agreed by all not to weigh, is the Qurbani valid for all people?
My eyesight has grown very weak. I suffer from short-sightedness. Is there any dua I should say that can cure my short short-sightedness, so that Inshallah my eyesight can return back to normal?
What is the Shariah ruling on natural flavours and natural colours?
What is the rule on keeping a dog as security for my family?
Is the meat of a horse halal?
Here in Saudi Arabia after maghrib azan there is around 15 minutes duration before the maghrib prayer starts. In this duration, can I offer 2 rak'ats nafl salah?
October 28th, 2011
Can we give Sadaqah on behalf of living families who are sick, disabled, stressed, or going astray?
Can you please tell me if the home loan package of MCCA called 'Amlak' is Shariah compliant?
I have heard recently that snoring is sunnah. Is this true? Please provide evidence from hadith if so.
When I used to study in university I did not have the religious way of living and my group of friends had also 2 boys in it, but Alhumdulillah after Allah blessed me to live in a religious way.....
Under normal conditions, is it Sunnah to recite the following Surahs in the Obligatory Prayers as stated ....
I've read in a Islamic website, that the coming of Imam Mahdi could possibly, most likely be in 2014 or 2015. Could this be so?
October 25th, 2011
A person going for Hajj will be staying for a total of 17 days in Makkah, Aziziah, Mina and Muzdalifa. Will he become a muqeem or will he remain a musafir?
1) Is it compulsory to give one third of the qurbani meat to the poor? 2) Is it permissible to use Qurban meat to have a BBQ in order to raise funds which will be used to service the local Muslim community or even donate to the local masjid?
October 22nd, 2011
My wife and I need to complete our Islamic Wills, as all Muslims do, and I need to know what shares (percentages) my wife and I need to allocate and to whom. Our circumstances are as follows ....
Many times I have heard this statement that "Income is from Wife's fate and Offspring is from Husband's fate". Is this mentioned anywhere in the Quran or Hadith? Jazakallahu Khairan.
I am a revert. During a name giving ceremony, I observed that the baby's head was made wet with water. This reminded me of the Christian baptism ceremony. Can you please tell me what is the significance of this and why it is done?
1) Can the wife keep the parental allowance money for herself that the couple receive in a shared bank account without her husband knowing? 2) The husband does the bank dealings, but before he went overseas, he left some money with the wife to use for household needs. When he returned, he asked for the money that was remaining and from this, the wife kept a little for herself before returning the unused money. Can the wife keep this without her husband's knowledge?
Let's say someone is travelling on an airplane and the plane is going against time, and therefore the time of the some prayers will be very short. As soon as the time of Maghrib -- for example -- enters, the plane starts landing.....
I would like to know if taweez is permissible in Islam.
The wearing of a white dress on your wedding and also wedding rings originate from the non-muslims. Is it possible that if we follow this culture, we will be raised among the non-muslims?
October 19th, 2011
What is the ruling on making dua after the Janaza prayer? Is it permissible? What about making dua after the burial?
1) When does the time for Jum'a prayer start? What if it is offered a little earlier? 2) A group of us offer the Jum'a prayer at work. Is this permissible?
October 17th, 2011
1) Upon waking up, if a person sees wetness around his private part, how can he know whether it is perspiration or semen, mazi or wadi? 2) I am constantly disturbed by the whisperings of Shaitan. How can I control this?
If a person has filling in his teeth, will it affect his ghusl?
Can we name a shop or store (for clothing business) with Islamic names such as "Sana" or "Zahra" or "Aisha" or "Fatima"? Are there any restrictions or points to consider?
If someone has 2 wives, will his children from his first wife be mahram for the children of his second wife who were born from a previous marriage?
Will my wife's wudu break if she uncovers her head infont of me or a mahram inside the house?
October 13th, 2011
After doing ghusl, if a person sees drops of semen on his private part, will he have to repeat his ghusl? Or should he just wash away the drops of semen?
Can the wife keep money for herself from the money that the couple receive in a shared bank account without her husband knowing?
A couple have a shared bank account (under one name) where they both receive government funding. Can a wife spend the money on others (i.e. give gifts) without the husband's permission?
What does Islam say about depression and it's cure?
Is eating crabs, prawns and lobsters haram or makrooh?
Can a mother breast feed her child after having sex and not having a shower?
October 10th, 2011
Is the red food colouring 120 also known as Cochineal or Carmines HALAL?
Is it permissible to touch the Quran on a mobile phone display without wudu?
Is celebrating events like Aprils Fools Day and Halloween (which are not directly linked to any religion) permissible?
When does the time of Isha salat end?
Is yeast halal? What is the ruling regarding the yeast used in most dairy creams and cheese products? Also, please advise regarding the yeast used in bakery products?
Is wearing niqab compulsory? Aren't we allowed to leave our faces and hands uncovered? How about feet?
When two potentials meet for the purpose of nikah, I understand the woman can remove her veil. However, does this rule apply for the boy's father too? Can the boy's father see the girl before marriage?
Can you please tell me the meaning of these names: 1) Muhammad Haris 2) Muhammad Nabeel 3) Muhammad Hashim. Are these proper Muslim names?
This is more out of curiosity than anything else, but I have never come across a person named "Jibreel". Is this because it is not permissible to name a child 'Jibreel'?
You mentioned that it is okay for a woman to wax her arms and legs as long as it is not to attract strange men or to follow the latest trend, but with the sole intention to please one's husband.....What would the ruling then be for an unmarried girl? .....
October 7th, 2011
Is it allowed for a woman to travel without a male relative?
Is it compulsory for a woman to cover her face in front of non-mahrams? If so, are cousins also included as part of the non-mahrams, even if cousins absolutely never marry in some cultures?
Is it permissible to earn money by teaching the Quran? Also, is it permissible to buy and sell copies of the Quran?
October 5th, 2011
Is it permissible for a woman to wax her arms and legs?
Are women allowed to remove hair from in between the eyebrows if it is joined? Are they allowed to remove hair from their upper lip?
What parts of the body are women allowed to remove hair from? Can women use a shaver to remove pubic hair? What about hair from her legs and arms?
Is it permissible for a woman to use food products, such as honey or avocado, on her face to deep cleanse or to exfoliate her face?
Is looking after your parents in-law fard, wajib, sunnah or mustahab?
October 4th, 2011
My wife and mother have frequent problems with each other. I want both my mother and my wife to be happy. What should I do?
In one of your answers regarding growing the beard, you mentioned only the hadith book and not the hadith itself. Please mention the words of the hadith.
October 2nd, 2011
Is it permissible to get insurance on house and car?
Is it true that if a muqtadi gives luqma to the imam (during Salah) and the imam does not take the luqma (instead continues reading), the muqtadi's Salah will break?
Can one do Namaz (Salat) with Wudu sitting in an airplane travelling opposite direction?
Can you please explain the word 'nibaaz' mentioned in Sahih Bukhari in hadith number 368?
September 30th, 2011
Regarding the local institution (madrasa) which promotes the fatwa that interest is permissible....Can such a mufti be imam of Tarawih prayer? ... Can we give Zakat to such an institution? ... What is the ruling on completing the entire Quran in Tarawih prayer?...
Is it permissible do business with women? Is is permissible to employ female workers, such as cashiers, saleswomen, receptionist etc? Is it permissible to converse with female customers?
Should Zakaat payments to a partially crippled man be continued although he has been accused of immoral conduct?
Is it permissible to get prize money (not bet money) from winning illegal car races?
Is it permissible to get married in the month of Safar?
September 27th, 2011
Is ghusl valid if food particle is stuck between ones teeth? What if the food particle is discoverd after ghusl? Should ghusl be repeated? What if the food particle is discovered after having offered salat?
Is it permissible for a man to remove hair from inbetween his eyebrows? What about removing stray hair from face?
My employer is deducting complusory medical and life insurance from my salary. Is it permissible for me to accept this?
Is nikah done on Skype valid?
Can a man trim his beard and to what extent must he grow it from all sides?
1) I work in the IT field and have been given an offer to work for an insurance company in the same IT field. Firstly am I allowed to take this opportunity? If not can you please clarify? 2) I also wanted to understand if companies (who are not involved in banking, e.g. mining or health companies) who have excess reserve cash deposit their reserves in temporary fix deposits until they identify suitable projects to invest their cash in assets, would it be permissible for me to be employed by these companies?...