A Fatwa فتوى is a juristic ruling concerning shariah issued by a scholar.

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Catch up with rapid recitation in taraweeh - skip sana?

In taraweeh, the imam recites so fast that by the time i finish sana-audhubillah-bismillah, he finishes surah fatiha. Is it allowed to read only bismillah or should i complete the sequence no matter ...
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Is there any online fatwa QA website for Shafi Fiqh?

Salam, I have been browsing the internet for Shafii scholars who have their own QA fatwa website but unforgettably only found one or two inactive ones. is there any online fatwa QA website for Shafi ...
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Can I do banking job?

I am a Muslim girl and I have just qualified my Inter examination. When I was in class 2, my father expired and in my family I have 1 younger sister and my mother. Since then I had been supported by ...
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Facing the Qiblah during salah

I work as a night operator and my shift ends a few hours after when the Fajr salah is. I'm the only one there so I can't leave my seat, so I pray in my seat. However, I have to always face the window, ...
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Drew animate things before knowing it is sin

Jazakallah khair i really appreciate this but im still confused is it haraam to have animal statues?
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Cosmetic surgery to get rid of depression/negative critics

I understand that beautifying would be wrong but the plastic surgery that would help to reduce or cure the stress/depression/mental problems.Is that permissible? Doing so, would enable a person to ...
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Can Qaza salat be prayed in short form?

I came to know that Qaza salat can be prayed or it is allowed to pray it in quicker manner by following some rules.The link is given below: http://www.islamicacademy.org/html/Learn_Now/English/...
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Is it haram to wear loose trousers or jeans [closed]

Is it okay if i wear loose trousers to school with a hijab? I read fatwas and différent ones say its permissable while others dont.Some of them say its haram because it reveals the shape of your leg....
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Who can pray at the first queue?

It is said that Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and his household declared some specialties or actually terms for the persons who intend to say their prayers (Salah or Namaz) at the first queue of ...
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Is it allowed to enter other religious places other than mosque?

Assalamu alaikkum! I need to know if is it allowed for a Muslim to enter a church or a temple or a gurudhuara? If so, is it allowed to eat the sweet or other eatables given there? Please do provide ...
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Is network marketing halal or haraam in this way? [duplicate]

Assume that A is a product manufacturer, and there's B, a customer who needs the product. Let's say that he sells the product, which is market-priced at $1000 for $800. So now as a customer B is ...
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Giving away interest money in charity

I know this question has been asked plenty of times, but I've been wondering (because it's still unclear): can I give away riba money to non-Muslim organizations? Like Unicef, or any other company ...
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I intentionally swallowed blood, but NOT with the intention to break the fast

I got a nosebleed today, and as I was running towards the sink, lots of blood came into my mouth, and it dripped like mad. I then washed my nose, and stopped the bleading. But in the process of doing ...
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Shouldn't there be two directions for the qibla? [duplicate]

since the earth is actually circular (more of an oval), shouldn't there be two directions for the qibla? The one you're facing and the one directly opposite to it? Ex: A pilot flying from America ...
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Can I break fast in the following case?

as most of you know we are currently in the holy month of Ramadan, I'm a high school senior and my graduation is tomorrow It starts at 10 AM and I must wake up at 7 AM Since I reside in Dubai, our ...
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Should we use “Jazak Allah khair” instead of “Shookran” or “Thanks”?

I have heard people using the phrase "Jazak Allah khair" at times when it was appropriate to thank others and always wondered if that is something advised to do. But I've also seen some people who ...
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Talaq and العده

Me and my children's father lives in different country for almost a year and half and he divorced me. Do I have (العده) which is three months because we didn't meet for two years now?
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Wearing Ihram from Masjid e 'Aisha while comming from madina to perform Umrah

As Salaam Alaikum Last Thursday i have visited Madina from Riyadh with my Family (Mother, Wife & 3 Childrens with a Friend & Driver) & then we make pray Juma Salah & did Ziyara & ...
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Is it allowed to learn about other Abraham religions ( Christian and Jewish )

My curiosity pushed me sometimes to read Christian and Jewish books, because many of my friends are not Muslim and when I try convince them to convert to Islam they said start by reading about our ...
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Is satire on the Quran allowed?

I'm doing some research about freedom of speech in Islam, and I am wondering if there are instances where satire on Islam is permitted. One of my points of reference is in Judaism, where there exists ...
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Is it allowed to wear silk mixed cotton cloths

It is not allowed for men to wear silk cloths. Is it permissible to use/own silk bed-throws?. There are men's cloths known as Andi Cotton Punjabi which is quite popular in some areas. In Andi cotton, ...
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software piracy…how halal or haram is it?

Esselamu Aleikum, I have a question about software piracy. I watched a short video on youtube from Dr. Zakir Naik where he explains that "in general it is haram" but there are exceptions (this is ...
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Are 'vocals only' nasheeds of Maher Zain permissible to listen to?

I recently learned that a nasheed is haram to listen to if it has sound effects which sound like musical instruments even if they are 'vocals only' (source). However, I don't have much idea about ...
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How is it to read an unlicensed copy of a book?

Asslam O Alaikum, I know this type of question has been asked before, but my scenario is different. I'm from a country where piracy doesn't matter much. In my 4 years of Electrical Engineering, ...
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Question about rape

I've found the following fatwa which shows rulings for the punishment of rape: http://islamqa.info/en/158282 I have a question about the following section: A woman’s claim to have been forced ...
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What counts as bowing?

I know bowing to a human being is a sin, but what counts as bowing? All types, or just ones in Islam, like ruku and sujud?
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Promoting web hosting services as an affiliate for non muslims

I am an affiliate marketer. I promote website hosting offers on my website. Some hosting companies do not allow adult content hosting, others say: if there is no violation with the laws in their ...
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What is the source of this fitwa: “Whoever kills one Rafezi (7 or 10 Shia), He'll go to the Jannah”

Fatwa: من قتل رافضيّاً واحداً(سبعة او عشرة شیعه) وجبت له الجنّة Whoever kills one Rafezi (7 or 10 Shi'a), He'll definitely go to the Jannah I see this fatwa in the internet and there are a ...
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Ruling of health insurnace

Salam, I would just like to know your thoughts on taking health insurance from your company (given that you have to pay a part of it). I know we are all mujtahids here. From what I know the default ...
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Is 'web scraping' permitted in Islam?

I am a web sites developer but I also do build web scrapers. The last time a question comes to my mind, is this kind of work triggers no issue in Islam? the sites to which I build scrapers contains no ...
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Correct Way of Shaving Pubic Hair

Assalaamualaikum , we have seen some hadiths on the importance of shaving pubic hair , but what is the right way of doing it? Is it ok if it is cut short with scissors? Narrated By Abu Huraira : I ...
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Is it Halal to give Commission or Gifts to clients to get the contracts?

I have a client who has asked for commission from our company in order to give us the yearly contract for their hospital systems maintenance. If I don't give it to him, then he will definitely ...
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What is the ruling for the person who neglects prayer on Friday?

I saw a video recorded in Syria, I think it's an Islamic group. They punish a muslim person 25 jilda (الجلدة) because he didn't attend Friday prayer. Is there any rule for that?
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How to resolve the Difference of opinion among scholars?

Assalamualaikum Brothers and sister! Most of the times, many scholars, even madhabds have difference of opinion. What does Islam says about it and what are the general opinion of scholars in this ...
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Is earning as a cabin crew halal if serving haram food is avoided?

I have some doubt, I'm a male and considering to work as a cabin crew, the problem is, usually cabin crews have to serve alcohol and non-halal food. So what if I could avoid serving alcohol to the ...
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Can I avoid wearing Ihram when going for umrah if it's too inconvenient for me, and wear it in Masjid Ayesha after staying in hotel in Makkah?

I want to travel from Germany to Jeddah and my wife and baby daughter of 16 months will also be traveling with me. I want to perform Umrah with my wife and daughter, but If I wear Ihram from Germany ...
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What is the eligibility criteria for giving FATWA?

I want to know who is eligible to give fatwa in all the schools of thoughts/fiqhs. as far as i know in SHIA's only marja's can give fatwa. what is the criteria in all other sects.
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Did Ibn Tayyimia Order Jihad against the druze, alavites and Shiites?

This Wiki articles claims of a fatwa by Shaikh Ibn Tayyimmia on obligation of Jihad against Druze, Shiites and other claimed heretical sects. What is the source of the fatwa , can anyone quote the ...
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What a woman should do if she wants to leave a job?

I am a teacher. I am doing job from last 14 years. I have three children. Now I want to quit job as I cannot give sufficient time to my children and my home. My husband is not doing any job ...
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A rich person who collects zakat for the poor is entitled to receive from zakat?

Quran/9/60 - Sahih InternationalZakah expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed to collect [zakah] and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing ...
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National Anthem in Islamic Schools

Can you please provide us with some guidelines regarding the national anthem being sung by our school during its various functions? Is it permissible, standing up for it, placing hands on chest etc..?...
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Is it haram to for a sister and her brother to sit together, when both are no longer children?

Is it a sin for a brother (16 years old) and his elder sister (18 years old) to sit near to each other? Is there a hadith regarding this?
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Investing in Gold EFTs

I've noticed that the stocks and shares market gives investers the ability to invest in physical gold without having to have the physical gold, i.e. view EFT's such as LON:PHGP. ETFS Physical Gold ...
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What is the definition of nearest country for prayer timing where day length is very long?

This question asks about how to handle prayer times in countries where days length is very long, the accepted answer says They should estimate their times based on the nearest country in which ...
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What is the Islamic Judgment of paying taxes from the US

Is it Haram to pay taxes for America for the Muslims who live in there , and is it "Tawlli" [Helping a kaft against Muslims ]
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Are these words Isthlal and Kufr

*when someone for example say these kind of phrases does it mean that he thinks that what he is doing Halal ,and does he become a kafr just for saying it * when someone is drinking and say " I ...
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What is the Judgement in this case?

السلام عليكم A guy was talking to a girl in the web , he wrote the لفظ الحلالة Allah in the page , is that Haram , or it is sort of mocking for the religion .,, ? I searched the web for this , I ...
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Is Auto-tunes Haram?

I searched the web for this question. I found some scholars answering that it depends on how Auto-tunes is used: if you are completely changing the voice to sound like music, it's haram, but if it's ...
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Can I pause my Wudu' a little?

Nowadays, it is really cold in our country. When I am making Wudu' I was wondering if it is allowed to pause after washing my hands to the elbow to drain them, and get my blouse down, then continue ...
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I read something that could be Kufr, what should I do to be forgiven?

I read poems in Arabic that might have some Kufr, but I didn't agree with it or like it, and I stopped and made a tuba. Is a person who reads such things without agreeing with it kafr or not?