Can we give sadaqa to non-muslims? There are so many poor non-muslim helpers at my work place. Can I give sadaqa to them and still get the benefit of sadaqa
"We have been eating only halal meat as it is widely accessible in Toronto Canada for the past few years. Lately, our teenage daughters have complained that they have had to refrain from eating at relatives's homes including my parents and siblings who believe christian meat is halal. My daughters feel that we are making things more difficult when others have chosen an easier way, which is supported by a lot of Scholars in North America.every time I check your site for a solution to this, I get more confused because of the difference in opinions, Jazakum Allah Khairan for all your attempts at answering all the questions. Here's where my confusion comes from: Different opinions were given in the past few years regarding eating meat slaughtered by people of tbe book, in the US, UK, and Canada: 1. Sept 05 the conclusion was made that the meat in the US market is Haram because of "stunning the animal". 2. June 04 Sheikh Kutty noted that we can eat meat butchered by people of the book, but if find meat provided by muslims we should seek the latter. 3. In another Fatwa, Sheikh Kutty notes that zabihah of the people of the book is permitted in Canada as Canadian Government inspectors make sure that animals that die from stunning are not used for zabihah. My question is mostly for Canadian meat, does Sheikh Kutty or other respected Scholars continue to feel the same? Or has anything changed in the way Canadians slaughter the animals since 2004? Another concern is that Sheikh Kutty noted that we should eat halal meat when available. Does this mean the non-halal meat is only permissible in areas where the halal meat is not accessible? This is not usually the case in Canada especially in large cities. " Jazakum Allah Khairan
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. I was wondering if it is haram or makruh to visit and place flowers at the grave of a non-Muslim. This person was a very dear friend to me and passed away before I accepted Islam. Jazakum Allahu khayran.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. What to do in a situation when a kafir (disbeliever) starts insulting Islam, Allah, and His Messenger? Can you hit him? Jazakum Allahu khayran. ]]>
As-Salaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh, Is it permissible to give gifts to non-muslims on their religious holidays (eg., giving a gift to a hindu on diwali)? Jazakallah Khayran.
Can a non-muslim enter Maedina. I know it is forbidden to enter Mecca, but what about Medina
Dear respected scholars, as-salamu`alaykum.Are non-muslims allowed to preach their religion and to build their places of worship in an Islamic State?If yes then why building of churches are not allowed in Saudi Arabia whereas muslims are building their Mosques in London and Paris etc.?
Assalam alikom wa rahmatullah wa baraktuhmy question is about the Quran,and if non-muslims are allowed to touch/hold it.i mean the original arabic copy not the translation,as i gave one of the non-muslim friends a copy of the arabic Quran as a gift,i wanted to know if i'm required to tell them about ghasul and wudu before holding it,or it doesn't matter as they are not muslims?thanks.
If a non-Muslim government appoints a Muslim judge to decide matters relating to Muslims according to Islamic law, must Muslims obey him and submit to his or her verdicts?
As-Salamu `alaykum. Is it permissible to allow non-Muslims to attend a funeral of a Muslim during burial and other procession? If yes, to what extent and under what conditions? For example, can the non-Muslims participate in the actual burying of the dead Muslim? Please cite evidences, incidents etc. Also, can a Muslim attend a funeral of a non-Muslim who is not related to him?
As-Salamu `Alaykum. I am the only Muslim in my family and I read the Hadith that Paradise lies under the feet of the mother. What is the meaning of this Hadith, and is this also true of a mother who is non-Muslim? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Some non-Muslims use the greeting of Islam as-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh [Arabic for: May peace and Allah's mercy and blessings be upon you]. What's Islam's stance on that?aLso, is it permissible for a Muslim to use the same salutation to greet or answer the greeting of a non-Muslim? I know people who believe that this is permissible, and others who believe otherwise. Jazakum Allahu khayran.
As-salamu `alaykum. Is it permissible in Islam for Muslims living in the West to bury their dead in non-Muslim cemeteries? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Are Muslims allowed to enter a Church? My mother recently remarried in a registry office and had a blessing in a Church. My husband is a Muslim and was not sure if he was allowed to go in. He ended up not going into the Church, as he feared some sort of recrimination, even though he was not asked to take part in prayer. I have researched this but to no avail and would like some clarification for us both. I really look forward to your reply.
As-Salam `alaykum. I am new Muslim and I am living with my Christian family in a non-Muslim society. My family is celebrating Christmas and I want to ask if it is wrong for me to attend their celebration.
Scholars of Islam, as-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatu Allah. During the Christmas season, Christians all over the country illuminate their houses with lights, put up Christmas trees, and exchange gifts. TV is full of jingle bells and all the stores are decorated for Christmas. All this is very tempting to small children; children love putting up lights and decorating for holidays. Some Muslim families also put up Christmas trees and lights to keep their children happy. They argue that Christmas is, after all, Prophet Jesus' birthday and there is no harm in celebrating Christmas as long as children are happy. When our children started talking a few years back they started asking why we do not put up lights and trees during Christmas. I explained to them that we are Muslims and we don’t celebrate Christmas; we celebrate `Eids. To keep our children happy and to get them excited about `Eid, we started putting up lights (green and white) around the house and decorating inside the house during Ramadan until after `Eidul-Fitr and during `Eidul-Adha. We exchange gifts with our Muslims friends on both `Eids. Alhamdulillah, our children now wait for `Eid, not for Christmas. What is the Islamic position on these issues? Can we celebrate Christmas? Is it OK to put up lights during Ramadan and `Eid?
AlSalaam Alikum Scholars My wife was Christian, now AlhamduLilah is Muslim. Her family is still Christian living overseas but relatively poor. Now they're children going to college and my wife sends them good financial help for college. Does that count as Zakat for my Muslim wife to send needed money to her Christian family? JAK
As-Salamu `alaykum. Is it permissible for a Muslim husband to completely prevent his Muslim Western wife from visiting her Christian parents? Is he allowed to allow her to visit them only sparingly? Does Islam prefer its adherents to sever ties with their non-Muslim families and blood relations? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Why cannot a muslim female marry a non-muslim? If both are commited to one another, surely with time (Inshallah) the non-muslim could find imaan. Equally, the female could marry someone who is a muslim by birth and have little in common or commitment from him and effecrively gamble her imaan and happiness in this life
To what extend should a muslim's relashionship to The People of Scripture go ?
Assalamo Alykum Dear Scholar: I am doing my clinical pastoral education in a local hospital .Could you please inform me what to say and what not to say to the non muslim patients. JAK
As-salamu `alaykum.For nearly 2 weeks. I?m seeking the answer of a question that comes to my mind described in the following paragraphs:As far as I knowFrom www.IslamOnline.net (Search : ?jinn paralyses?)?Because jinn can see us while we cannot see them, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) taught us many ways to protect ourselves from their harm. They are seeking the refuge of Allah from the accursed Satan, reciting Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas, and reciting the words taught by Allah in the Qur?an. Allah Almighty says, ?And say: My Lord! I seek refuge in Thee from suggestions of the evil ones. And I seek refuge in Thee, my Lord, lest they be present with me.? (Al-Mu?minun: 97-98)?Saying bismillah, (in the name of Allah) before entering one?s home, eating or drinking, and having intercourse will keep Satan from entering the house or partaking with a person in his food, drink and sexual activity. Similarly, mentioning the name of Allah before entering the toilet or taking off one?s clothes will prevent the jinn from seeing a person in a state of undress or harming him?And I also know that from www.IslamOnline.net?We have in the traditions of our prophet (pbuh) and the biography of early Muslim physicians much evidences to the value of reading the Quran and using its verses as therapy and a form of exorcism.?So, if we evaluate all the informations above we can come to a conclusion that ?Alhamdulilah we are muslims. We dont have to fear from jinns. As our Prophet taught us many ways to protect ourselves from their harm. Even in case of a jinn possession, reading the Quran and using its verses as therapy and a form of exorcism would In sha Allah help us?.(Coming to my question :)?However, I could had been borned to be a non-muslim (Budhist, Shamanist, Christian, Jewish, any religion and belief). I could had no knowledge, lack of knowledge or misunderstanding about Islam. If I were a non-muslim, would not I have been protected against jinns and gotten heal from jinns possessions? In another words, are there any protection ways for non-muslisms like muslims (the ways our prophet taught us) and how could non-muslims heal from the jinn possessions (muslims by reading Quran) ? Is Allah merciful to the non-muslims as just as to the muslims in this issue??I would be pleased if you can make a clarification on this issue by considering the following time intervals (Satan excites apprehension ) : ? The History before existence of Islam (Pre-Islam. I could had been borned anytime in the history before Islam as a non-muslim and had no knowledge on God and any prophet), ? History from the existence of Islam till today, ? Today and the future. Thanks a lot. May Allah be with us.
Dear scholar, I am a Muslim living in the uk and i will finish my high school soon and i found legal career interesting and I would like to become a lawyer , does Islam permit me to become lawyer in non Muslim country, would this relate to any kind of shirk.
Name of Questioner: Adnan - United Kingdomtitle: Does Islam Forbid Befriending Non-Muslims? Date: 07/Jun/2006name of Mufti: Muzammil Siddiqitopic: Relations during Peace first: would you clarify the meaning of patronize in this fatwa for exemple: in my futur university in french the old students build up some activities for the new student. the framers of this activities are generally french students (christians)?also they attribute to each new student an old one who build a schedule to make him know the town...? is it also permitted to work in a job where the boss (patron) is non muslim? second: is it permitted to eat non-muslims'food to accept money from them (I can't talk about their money is hallal or not)also to help them and share social activities with them finnally is there any difference dealing with: christians and jews and other non-muslims as in marriage because even if french is known as a christian nation, the majority are qualified "non-practicant" or such things.holy God reward you the best.
As-salamu alaykum wa rahmatullahWe know that our Prophet commanded us not to imitate non-believers. Can you clarify please what is considered as imitation of them?
Assalamu Alikum, I work in a non muslim country. The company I work provides meals for the employees which is prepared by non muslims(not ahlulkitabs). They also serve pork. even though we don't eat any meat or pork, I would like to know whether is it halal to eat the food they prepare as they will be using the same kithcen utensils to prepare these meals and those frayers or utensils will not be cleaned accroding to sharia rulings. I encouter the same problem when I go to resaturants and hotels as mostly they are managed and own by non muslims.Jazakallah
Respected scholars of Islam, as-Salamu `alaykum! We heard the news of the U.S. general who called Allah an idol. Later on, he backtracked on his anti-Allah remarks. However, I want to know your comments on such attacks.
Dearest brother, As-Salaam `alaykum. Indeed, the issue of jizyah is one of the hot Islamic topics that are misunderstood by the orientalists. They used to attack Islam saying that non-Muslim minorities are persecuted in Muslim lands and they are obliged to pay the jizyah from time immemorial. Please, shed more light on the issue, and clarify the Islam’s stance on the concept of jizyah.