Archive for the ‘FAQs & Fatwas’ category

Money Earned before Islam from Forbidden Sources

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Hassan al-Shanqītī | Translated by Suhaib Webb Question: What happens to the money I earned before my conversion to Islam if it came from forbidden sources? Answer: When someone enters Islam, then what was his before his Islam, is his after it. This means, anything he owned prior to his conversion […]

Guidelines For Seeking Religious Rulings

By The Egyptian House of Fatwa All praise is due to Allah alone, may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon the final messenger, our master Muhammad the Messenger of Allah; his family, companions and whoever follows him in an excellent manner until the last day. The Post of Mufti The issuing of religious […]

“Is Wiping One’s Face After Supplication an Innovation?”

The Question: Is wiping one’s face after supplications acceptable? I was told that all the prophetic traditions that persuade it are weak and that doing so in an innovation? The Answer Imam al-Tirmidhi relates the following prophetic tradition on behalf of ‘Umar the son of al-Khattab [Allah be pleased with him]: “If the Prophet [Allah’s […]

Question Regarding Grammar of the verse “A few days” in the Second Chapter

Question During the month of Ramadan, I continually heard the verses “A few days” in Surah al-Baqarah (Qur’an, 2). After looking at the Arabic I noticed that the word for days, “Ayaaman” ends with a fataha which would make it mansub. Why? Answer May Allah bless you for spending some of your life thinking and […]

I Want to Go Overseas and Study. What Should I Study as a Maliki?

The Question: Salam alaikum Shaykh Suhaib, I have only recently come across your lectures and writings but I benefit from them. Your knowledge of fiqh, and down-home wit, really is beneficial. You don’t come off dry. I have some questions about seeking ilm of Maliki fiqh. I have been struggling with my din and finances […]

Question Regarding Qira’a Ibn ‘Amir

Asalamu alaykum, I noticed in the reading of Ibn ‘Amir of the verse, “All praise be to Allah who guided us to this and we were not from those who sought guidance” That the letter و is not mentioned. Whereas, in the other six readings it is. Any idea why? The Answer:

Is it permissible for a student to break the fast to study?

Answered by Dar Al-Ifta Al-Masriyah (The Egyptian House of Fatwa) The Question Is it permissible for a student to break his fast in Ramadan so he/she can study during his her exams? The Answer  We must distinguish between a student who can study with some difficulty, and between one who cannot study at all because […]

“Should I Send My Kids to Public School?” I was Proven Wrong By Granada School!

The Question: Should I send my children to a well established public school or a not so well established Islamic school? I am constantly being told by family members to send my son to a state school as the level education is better, I would prefer to send him to an Islamic school because of […]

Does Using Cologne Break One’s Fast?

The Question: “Does using cologne break one’s fast?” The Answer: “The use of cologne does not nullify one’s fasting during Ramadan.” And Allah knows best. Dr. Ali Guma Mufti Egypt

Doctor Must Touch Patients. Can I Go with Abu Hanifa’s Opinion?

The Question: As’salaamu’Alaykum I have a quick question for you:If somebody is trying to follow the Shafi madhab and he is a doctor, what is the ruling on breaking his wudu when touching women patients? Does he still lose his wudu?It is not for me, but for a friend of mine. He grew up studying […]

“Insulin Injections. Do they Break One’s Fast?”

By Dr. ‘Ali Guma   The Question: “My doctor told me that I must take my insulin injections at least 30 minutes before eating. With that in mind, is it allowable for me to do so while fasting? The Answer “There is nothing in Islamic law that prohibits one from taking insulin while fasting. Therefore, […]

Question: Entering al-Azhar and Studying Arabic

The Question: Asalamu Alaykum, Firstly, brother I think you are doing a brilliant job running this website and I pray to Allah you continue doing this. I have couple of questions: 1) I have applied to Al -Azhar via Regents Park Mosque (located in Central London), unfortunately I have not received a reply nor a […]

“Sisters are Slipping”

The Question: Asalamu Alaykum Br. Suhaib, I had a question. I don’t know if this is only happening in my community, but apparently there’s this new trend in wearing hijab inappropriately – now I’m not talking about not wearing abayah or something like that. I’m talking about showing the bangs on a daily basis, if […]

Can I advertise for Businesses that Sell Beer and Pork?

Asalamu alaykum, “I run a magazine service that advertises for local businesses in my community. These businesses sell alcohol and pork. Is it allowed for me to advertise for them since I’m not the owner of those businesses and charge them fees for my efforts?” The Answer: Assalamu alaykum, Scholars hold that it is not […]

“Did Islam Spread by the Sword?”

Question- When one reads history, they see that Islam and the Muslims waged many wars against others and that this was the teaching of Muhammad. When we look at Jesus, we see him teaching to spread his message with love and peace. Yes, I know that later the church digressed from this but that was […]

“Slipped with a Guy, Turned back to Allah and I’m Worried”

The Question: In that past, I made some terrible mistakes with a guy I knew. Nothing too out of line, but mistakes. After some time we both woke up and repented to Allah. However, till this day I feel guilty and worry that I might slip or that my sins are not forgiven? What steps […]

Can our MSA Conduct Meetings with Both Genders Present?

Question: “Is it allowed for our MSA board to meet even though we have different genders on our board?” The Answer: All praise is due to Allah [alone]. May His prayers and blessings upon the Prophet Muhammad, His family, companions and those who follow him. The scholars stated that If a gathering between the sexes […]

A Question on The Funeral Prayer

Asalamu alaykum, Asalamaleykum sheikh Webb, i have something that i need help. I don’t have your email that is why i decided to write here. I reside in US, i have a question concern praying for someone who died but he/she died in other countries (not in US), under Islam can we pray(offer Janazah) here […]

Shaking hands with a non-Mahram

Answered by Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradhawi Courtesy of IslamOnline.net The Question: Is it proven in the Glorious Qur’an or the Sunnah that shaking hands with women is totally prohibited within the social and family relations when there is trust and no fear of temptation? The Answer: There is no doubt that shaking hands between males and […]

Shaking hands with a non-Mahram

Answered by Sh. Abdullah Bin Bayyah Originally published on www.altranslators.com *Note: this is a repost of an older blog entry which, for some reason, got deleted: The Question: “Is it allowable for me and women [who are eligible to marry] to shake hands sometimes?” The Answer: