Category Archives: Fiqh

Test Tube Babies, Surrogacy and IVF

The following query was put to the maraji`: What should be the ruling regarding someone who wants to have a “test tube baby” or IVF? Imam Muhammad Sa`id Ramadan Al-Bouti (d. 1434 AH), may Allah be pleased with him, answered … Continue reading

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Giving Zakat ul-Fitr to the Masjid

The following question was put to a marja`: Is it permissible to maintain masjids with Zakah ul-Fitr or wealth meant for it? The marja`, Imam Muhammad Zahid Al-Kawthari (d. 1371 AH), may Allah be pleased with him, said the following … Continue reading

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Secularism and Anti-Theism

Every one of you is a shepherd and responsible for his flock By Imam `Abdullah An-Nuri [1] The Missionaries of Secularism and Anti-Theism have waged war against us with their astrayness and they have found in our youth acceptance of their … Continue reading

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A Husband Making Groundless Threats to His Wife

A question was put to the marja`: A man said to his wife, “Do not do this thing or you will be forbidden to me!” However, he did neither intended disavowal nor divorce by this statement. It was only a … Continue reading

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Staying in a Corrupt Society; Kissing Women as a Greeting

A marja` was asked the following question: As-Salaamu `Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh, I am a young man that has been residing in Spain for a quite a fear years. It is a longstanding custom in this land that when … Continue reading

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Remarriage for Wife Abandoned by Husband

The following question was put to the marja`.  In the case where the husband left the wife and the maintenance no longer comes – while the wife for the past five years has known nothing of his whereabouts – is … Continue reading

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Mortgages on Homes

The following question was put to the marja`:  The European Council for Fatwa and Research has declared it permissible to purchase a house using an interest-based loan in non-Islamic countries based on the juristic principle that necessities permit forbidden matters … Continue reading

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Impermissible Names for Children

The following question was put to the marja`:  What is the ruling on giving a child names like `Abdun-Nabi (Slave of the Prophet) or `Abdur-Rasul (Servant of the Messenger) and is this in accordance with the rulings of the four … Continue reading

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Men Wearing their Hair Long or Short

The following question was asked of a marja`: Which of the following two actions for the man is the sunnah: lengthening the hair on the head or cutting it short?   The marja,` Imam `Abdur-Rahman Ash-Shami, may Allah preserve him, … Continue reading

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Innovations in Ramadan/Qur’an Completions

The following question was asked of a marja`: We have a very good custom that we carry out when completing the Qur’an in the month of Ramadan. There are a number of Qur’an completions that are done every night in … Continue reading

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