Dear scholars, As-salamu `alaykum. Is oral sex considered zina (fornication or adultery)? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-salamu `alaykum. Muslims know that they should answer whoever sneezes in their presence by beseeching Almighty Allah to have mercy upon him. Is this a right for anyone who sneezes in one’s presence, or are there cases when one is not required to pray for a sneezer? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `alaykum! I had an un-Islamic relationship with a Muslim woman, but we did not cross the limit (i.e., intercourse). Our intention was to marry. The woman was already married, but wanted to leave her husband, but now she is compelled to live with him. However, she is not happy with him, and still wants to marry me. I want to rectify this sin, which I have committed with getting so close to her. What should I do according to Islam?
In Western countries now there is a lot of abuse hurled at Muslims. How should we react to verbal abuse? Should we ignore them, fight back, or take legal action and so on? Thanks.
Is there any Islamic ruling regarding making fun of Islam and Muslims if it is done by a Muslim?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Almighty Allah says: (Allah loveth not the utterance of harsh speech save by one who hath been wronged. Allah is Ever Nearer, Knower) (An-Nisa’ 4:148). Would you explain the meaning of this verse, especially that we differ on the meaning of “harsh speech” and its permissible limits. May Allah reward you!
Dear Sheikh! As-Salaam `Alaykum. What does Islam say on sleeping on one’s belly especially as this may stir sexual desire?
A friend of mine asked me what does Islam say on the protocol of hospitality as well as the rules that guide Muslims when visiting people. I think I got his point. Actually, he is referring to non-Islamic attitude of people nowadays when visiting each other. They have turned their visits into a nuisance.
Respected scholars of Islam, As-Salaamu `Alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh. Please, I want you to clarify the Islamic stance on begging, for it has become a widespread phenomenon, particularly in the Arab countries where people are always driven by their emotions and sympathy. Jazakum Allah khayran.
Scholars of Islam, as-salamu `alaykum. Some people spread rumors or news without verifying the information, which mostly leads to confusion, disorder, misunderstanding, etc.What is your advice to these people?
Scholars of Islam, As-Salamu `Alaykum wa Rahamtu Allah wa Barakatuh. Is there a copyright law in Islam? Some people say that knowledge is a common property and it cannot be restricted. They use the Hadith of the Prophet, peace and blessing be upon him, that "Wisdom is the lost property of a believer, it is his, wherever he may find it." What do you think of making copies of computer software?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Is it permitted to publish magazines that show women in an immoral way, as well as magazines that publish the news of actors and actresses? Also, is it permissible to work for such magazines to distribute them? Are we allowed to buy them? Jazakum Allah khayran!
Dear scholars, as-Salamu `alaykum! I am a female Muslim physician attending ultrasound course, which involves mixing together with other males. Is it Islamically permissible to attend such classes, bearing in mind that such lesson involves sensitive issues like the male organ and reproductive system? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. I would like to know what the Islamic viewpoint regarding pollution is (whatever kind of pollution)? If it is possible, please insert some Ayahs or Hadiths related to the issue. I am gathering the information for the purpose of study. Thank you and jazakallahu khairan kathira.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. What is the teaching of Islam concerning breaking with or forsaking a friend for more than one month? Is it permitted to desert a friend for so long? And what if the desertion was due to this friend’s committing a sinful act? Jazakum Allah khayran.
What is the importance and significance of saying "in sha' Allah"?Can one say it before or after the act? Also, can it be uttered in a low voice or it is better to utter it in a loud voice?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Is it permissible to socially converse with friends about sexual matters? What is one supposed to do when the topic comes up among friends? Listen, joke around with them, or walk away? Jazakum Allah khayran.
someone has betrayed me out of over 100 thousand dollars this same person kept me waiting for 8 years by promising on the Name of God and Quran to marry me and now i just found out he is already married he (he is Syed) was only conning me for money.cursing is all i can do.what does islam say about cursing?is there really a punishment by God to these people who defarud their fellow muslims?specially for marriage such a sensitive issue for a girl and her family?what is the punishment for these lowlife peoples who trying to gain benefit ruining others life? i relly need help about this issue since i have been cursing and cursing this man so much to the point i am afraid that God might punish me instead.i have been devastated emotionally by this man who i piously and genuinely loved, knew its not acceptable in islam before marriage but my intentions were free of any illegal thoughts and intentions and same he came accross to me.i trusted him wholeheartdly blindly and betrayal is what he gave me in the end.
Assalamou alaikoum dear scholars. I would like to ask your advice on which decision is the most appropriate according to Islam. I am a Canadian convert. I left my small hometown to live in Toronto after converting to Islam because it was to difficult for me to live in my small hometown where the muslim community is small and because things were difficult with my parents. Living in the metropolis has helped me a lot because I have access to lots of teaching, I made lots of friends convert and born-muslim, and I feel free to practice my religion. Now my parents are getting older and they are starting to need help and I feel guilty that I cannot always help them, so I wonder if I should go back to live in their small town. My non-muslim brother lives close to my parents, but he is not always reliable to help them. This decision brings me anxiety. Going back would allow me to help more my parents, but living in my hometown would bring me pain from memories of before Islam, would bring me pressure from my family who wish I would leave Islam and do not want people to know I converted, I am afraid I will compromise in my religion because of my parents' pressure (like I would not wear hijab), I would be more isolated without the muslim support I have in Toronto and it is not likely I will be able to get married because the muslim community is so small, and I am afraid I would become depressed. If I stay in Toronto, I can start looking to get married to have support and start a family, I have more support from the community, I can practice my religion more freely, I feel no anxiety. In summary, I am unsure what is better in the eyes of Allah: going back to help more my parents, or stay in Toronto and get married, secure my religion and visit my parents to help them once in a while. JazakAllah Kheiran.
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. How are the elderly treated in Islam? Do they have a special status? Do they receive care that suits their health needs? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. What is the judgment concerning ridiculing the judgments of Islam? And will there be any difference if the ridiculer is saying so seriously or jestingly? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu alaykum dear Scholars,I hope your fine. I have two questions to aks.1. I read from Sheikh Muhammad Salih al-Munajjid (a saudi scholar) that it is permissable to backbite a kafir, that confuses me - is that really true?And the second question is about a hadeeth which I also read on his website. According to (14/148) of Muslim, the prophet (sas) said, ?Do not initiate the greeting of salaam with the Jews and Christians, and if you meet one of them on the road, push him to the narrowest part of it.?Should we really be that harsh to the people of the book or to unbelievers?Wa salamu alaykum and thanks to your answer