Dear scholars, As-salamu `alaykum. In the Qur’an it is stated that the Jews think of Ezra as a son of God, but the Jews say they don’t think of him as a son of God but rather as a prophet. Please help me out. I don’t want to be among the disbelievers after having knowledge. Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Can a Muslim attend the funerals of non-Muslims? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. What is your advice in dealing with non-Muslims, especially in light of current events? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Does Islam consider al-Majus (Magians who worship fire) and al-mushrikun or (polytheists) who live within the Islamic State as dhimmis (non-Muslims under the protection of Islamic rule) like the People of the Book, or do they have a special status?
What is the Islamic ruling regarding the divorce issued by a non-Muslim judge?
As-Salamu `alaykum. Are Muslims allowed to inherit from non-Muslims? What is your evidence?
I am a Christian man, and I would like to know why can’t I marry a Muslim woman. If we Christians and Muslims believe in the same creator then why are we separated?
Is it allowed in Islam to eat at a person’s house if that person is from a religion other than Islam? I am only talking about vegetarian food. And what if the non-vegetarian food is halal but the person in whose house it is served is not a Muslim?
I'd like to know the position of Islam concerning the Christian saints and the miracles that Christians say they perform. Is it allowed that a man or a woman, obviously with the permission of God, could perform such miracles? How can a human being have some miraculous powers (including clairvoyance) if everything comes from God and from Him only? Do we consider those men and women only like wizards or mere deceivers?
Is there any evidence in the Shar`iah to say that we cannot vote for a non-Muslim candidate? Some Muslims believe it is haram to vote for such people because the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) did not do it nor did his Companions.
As-Salamu `alaykum. Is it prohibited for a Muslim child to be breast-fed by a non-Muslim woman? Will the child be considered a disbeliever then? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-salamu `alaykum. I am trying to learn more about Islam and would like to know whether, according to Sunni Islam, it is permitted for people who must not touch the Qur’an, e.g. non-Muslims, to read it in their minds without pronouncing it and listening to it. As for wet food, does it become forbidden to be eaten if touched by a something impure (a leather jacket, skin of a non-Muslim etc.)? I hope that you can help me. I thank you with all my heart.
I live in a non-Muslim country and I can't carry out my work except through banks that charge interest. I was told that Riba with non-Muslims is permissible, is that true?
As-Salam `alaykum ! Dear scholars, what is your response to an accusation levied against Islam, branding it as a racial religion, as it says that Muslims should not be killed for murdering non-Muslims?
As-Salamu `alaykum. I often go out for lunch and dinner with professional and personal friends, and I often find myself in an awkward position of stressing over what to order. I only eat halal, but at most restaurants, the only thing I can eat are either vegetarian and fish dishes, which are not to my taste at all, or chicken and beef items that are non-Zabiha (not slaughtered according to Islamic rites). Is it okay for me to eat the non-Zabiha chicken and beef on such occasions only? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Scholars of Islam, as-salamu `alaykum. Recently, I have read in the news that some Muslim scholars say the Hanafi madhab (school of fiqh) may allow Muslims to sell alcohol in a non-Muslim country. If this is true, what are the conditions and what is the proof of that ruling?
I am an American Christian and willing to accept Islam but I have one question in my mind. Please answer that on the website only I am not willing to tell you my identity due to security reason. 1) Why do you follow Mohammed and not Jesus if the Qur’an says he was the Messiah? I asked another Muslim guy about this and he said that Jesus is not the Messiah? Can you please help me with that? 2) If Jesus is alive then why Muslims do not follow HIM. 3) Why Muslims hate Non-Muslims? Please answer my questions ASAP. Thanks
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. I want to offer a sacrifice in `Eid Al-Adha. However, I am not efficient in slaughtering. Can I authorize my Christian neighbor to slaughter the animal for me? Is it legally permissible? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `Alaykum. Is it permitted for a Muslim man to marry a non-Muslim woman who is divorced and has kids, if she agrees to embrace Islam?
As-Salamu `alaykum wa Rahmatu Allah wa Barakatuh. In some time, people usually travel abroad for recreation and tourism. What do you think of Muslims traveling to a non-Muslim country for the sake of tourism and sightseeing?
Dear scholar, I would like to know if I can work with the Red Cross in helping the needy, and if so, then can I wear its uniform, which has the cross on it?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I am a convert. I always come across the following questions from the new converts: Is it permissible for us to make du`a’ (supplication) for our parents, family members and relatives who are non-Muslims? What can we pray for them? What can we not? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Is a Muslim allowed to donate a Qu’ran to a public library? As a part of my da`wah activities, I would like to give copies of the Qur'an with English translation and commentary to my local library. I think this would be a perfect way to get non-Muslims to read the Qur'an, and with that they will be inspired by it and want to learn more about Islam. Maybe it would even bring them to Islam.But I do have concerns. I know that the Qur'an is an honored book, so I don't know if it is even allowed for me to put a Qur'an in the library where it is likely to be treated as any other reading book, getting wear and tear and not respected. If you don't agree, then please provide me with authentic evidence that says I can't, as that is important to me.
Is it possible for a Muslim to sell cigarettes in a non-Muslim country? The customers are sometimes Muslims and sometimes non-Muslims. The seller is not a smoker, and he also sells books, newspapers, magazines, stationery, and other things.
As a Muslim minority, can we join non-Muslim political parties and take part in elections?
I've just started to study and learn Islam. I have not yet decided to convert. Is it OK for a non-Muslim like me, in an attempt to learn more about Islam, to practice rituals such as Prayer and fasting Ramadan?
As-Salamu `alaykum. My cousin has a wedding next month and she has invited me and my husband to her wedding. Is it permissible for us to take part in the wedding? She is a Christian and will get married in church. Jazakum Allah khayran.
Is it permissible for a Muslim who owns a supermarket in the West to sell pork to non-Muslims? I think that there is a Hanafi ruling regarding the permissibility of such selling. Could you please shed some light on this issue as it concerns many Muslims, especially those who live in the West? Jazakum Allah Khayran.
What is the Shari`ah ruling on non-Muslim women entering the masjid (mosque) without Hijab?
Could you please answer my question: Should a Muslim obey the laws of a non-Muslim country while living there? My friend told me that we do not have to obey them, as we have not made an explicit agreement. Please provide evidence.
I am wondering if you will be able to give me some advice on a problem of mine. I live in the United States and I have many friends who are Christians. Some of these friends are males. Recently, my feelings for a male friend have grown deeper. I feel I am falling in love with him. It is at the point where I want to marry him, since he also has feelings for me.However, I do not want to commit anything that is against Islam. Why is it okay for men to marry Christian women yet Muslim women are not allowed to marry Christian men? That is what my parents have told me. I don't know what to do. Can you please give me some assistance?
As-salamu alaykum. Could you please guide me to the domains of Muslim-Christian cooperation and the efforts that should be done from both sides to enhance such cooperation?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Can we attend a Christian marriage ceremony? My husband, three children and I are Muslims. My family, however, are all Christians and they are very respectful towards Islam. My cousin is getting married and she has asked if my daughter could be a flower girl at her wedding. The traditional role of the flower girl is to carry a basket full of petals and to toss them as she walks down the aisle just before the bride. We would like to know if we can accept her invitation. Jazakum Allah khayran.
Is it permissible to dictate the kalimah (La ilaha illa Allah; Muhammadun rasul Allah) to a non-Muslim on his death bed?
How far should the Muslim authorities enjoin the non-Muslim women to wear Hijab so long as they are in the Muslim countries?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Are we ever allowed to socialize with non-Muslims? How do we tell our non-Muslim friends that we cannot be their friends anymore, without hurting their feelings? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear sheikh, as-salamu `alaykum.today, the term "Islamic tolerance" causes confusion. So, could you please shed light on the spirit of tolerance in Islam? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Respected scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Why did Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) look for a wali or protector after returning from his Journey to Ta’if ? He got a wali after many mushriks (disbelievers) rejected to give him protection. In the Qur'an, Allah commands Muslims not to take a mushrik as wali. I would appreciate an elaborated answer giving details of what the word wali means in the Qur’anic language and what Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) actually asked from the mushriks. Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear Scholars, would you kindly shed light on how Islam addresses the issue of having dialogue with other religions? Please, support your answer with evidence from the Qur'an and Sunnah. Thanks in advance.
Dear scholars, As-salamu `alaykum. Is it permissible for a Muslim to send condolences to the family on the death of a Christian friend, colleague, or neighbor? If so, is there any authentic evidence from the life of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) that he did that? Jazaka Allahu khayran.
As-Salamu `alaykum. The dearest and closest Christian friend I have is a 90-year-old former Catholic priest who has been a joy and a loving supporter of me for several years. He's a beautiful man with a loving heart for all peoples and an enormous respect for Islam. He never fails to call me every day to check on me because of my disabilities. My question is: When his time comes to die, if he does before me, is it permissible for me to give a eulogy for him at a church or funeral home? Because his wife, 86, may indeed ask me and many know how close he and I are. Jazakum Allah Khayran
As-Salamu `alaykum. Can monetary contributions by non-Muslims be used on the construction of a Mosque? May Allah reward you for your good work.
As-Salamu `alaykum. I have a hadith which reads: "I was ordered to kill the people until they all say ‘There is no god but Allah and pay the Zakah.....’ I am not sure of the exact words but the hadith has the same meaning as above. Does this hadith mean that any non-Muslim should be killed?
What if a non-Muslim friend (for example, Christian, Hindu, Sikh, Ahmadi) stays at our house and eats with us using our plates and sleeps in our beds. Are we allowed to use those plates again? Can we use the same bed sheets that he/she used without washing them?
AlSalaam Alikum When I married my wife she was Christian, now she does not believe in it and has spoken the shahadah in front of me but did not do ghusl and two rakats, she doesn't know how to pray.She has family back home in Lebanon who are Christian. She sends them money they need very much every year.Because of her shahadah and she does believe in Islam now, can that money she sends her family be considered ZAKAT for her? JAZAKUM ALLAH KHAIRAN