Category Archives: Miscellaneous Issues

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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A Husband Sleeping in the Bedroom with His Wife

A query was sent to the marja`: In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate Dear Shaikh, What is the ruling in the Revealed Law regarding the husband sleeping in the sitting room or next to the television in … 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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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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Health Clubs, Bathhouses, Saunas and Swimming Pools

The following question was asked of a marja`: In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate Peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Master Muhammad and upon his family and Companions. We have buildings in our midst named … Continue reading

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Valid Reasons for Cutting the Beard

The following question was asked of a marja`: What is the ruling on shaving the beard without a valid reason in the Revealed Law? What would be the ruling on plucking hair away from the cheeks or removing it with … Continue reading

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Unequivocal Statement on Shaving the Beard

The following question was asked of a marja`: What is the ruling on shaving the beard?   The marja,` Imam `Abdur-Rahman Ash-Shami, may Allah preserve him, answered with what follows: Praise be to Allah and peace and blessings be upon … Continue reading

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