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

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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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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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Children's rights from parents (Son)

From another question I asked previously, the following fatwa was provided which says that a fathers financial responsibility ends when the son reaches puberty. I'm assuming after which it's optional ...
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Children's rights (Son)

I've heard that the father is responsible for his children in-terms of clothing them, providing them with food, shelter (financially to put it simply), as in all the basics of life. Assuming this is ...
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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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Ihram from Masjid Ayesha

Aslam-o-Alikum, I wanted to travel from Germany to Jeddah and my wife and small daughter of 16 months are also travelling with me.I wanted to perform Umrah with my wife and daughter. ...
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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 ...
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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?
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What is the Islamic Judgement of calling a woman /girl angel?

*My question is * is it Haram to call a woman angel , or its mocking for the religion , I don't mean like naming her Malk /angel , I mean to say for example this girl is like an angel something like ...
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Am I a Kafir in this case

I have watched a turkish TV show/movie that might have been talking a little bit about علمانية (secularism), however some funny things happened in this show (stuff that has nothing to do with Kufr), ...
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What is the maximum time for a man to leave his wife alone?

What is the maximum time period for a man to leave his wife separate without having sexual intercourse between them? (For instance, he went to a foreign country to earn a living.) I heard that at the ...
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If Islam is perfect and innovations are haram, then why do changes still occur (fatwas)?

Islam is said, by many, to be the perfect religion. If this is so then why do we find differences of opinion on modern issues? Why are there changes to the religion to deal with modern issues if ...
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How does Islam see hypnosis?

According to the Encyclopedia of Britannica hypnosis means: hypnosis, special psychological state with certain physiological attributes, resembling sleep only superficially and marked by a ...
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Respecting and/or worshipping the black stone in islam

Is respecting and/or worshiping the black stone of Kaaba in islam an important part of islam in order to please God to gain his favor? Like when a scholar specifically go to the black stone and kiss ...
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Is selling and buying dogs haram (banned) in Islam?

What is the ruling about selling dogs? Are there different rules depending on the type of dog or the purpose for which the dog is intended?
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Working for a client who wants erotic stories?

Is it permissible for a novelist/writer to work for a client who wants erotic stories? Please cite references from Quran/Hadith, if there are any. And also, are there any fatwas from shia scholars ...
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Is it true Umayyads and now Sunni scholars recommend taking fast at Ashura day as celebration?

I want to know if it is true that fasting is recommended by Sunni scholars on the day of Ashura. If so, are they following the Umayyads? Is it a celebration of the day Hussain a.s. the pious grandson ...
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Who is responsible for Zakat on wife jewelry when both spouses are working?

Both husband and wife work, and the wife owns jewellery. Does the responsibility to pay Zakat fall on the husband (who is earning) or should the wife pay for her own Zakat?
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If they heard about Islam, but in a distorted manner will they go to the hell or heaven? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the fate of someone who died never hearing of Islam? Suppose that we have a person has heard about Islam, but in a distorted manner. Or if they know of Islam but ...
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If they haven't heard of Islam .. Do they enter the hell? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the fate of someone who died never hearing of Islam? Allah says : ومن يبتغ غير الإسلام دينا فلن يقبل منه وهو في الآخرة من الخاسرين And whoever desires ...
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Does swallowing saliva break one's fast?

Does swallowing saliva break one's fast? What should one do with it if they cannot swallow it? Please answer providing good evidences or references.
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Is it permissible to use/own silk bed-throws?

I have read some hadith about silk: Abu Musa al-Ash'ari reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Wearing silk and gold has been forbidden for the men ...
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Is it acceptable to accept donations from haram money cards?

We all know that credit cards and similar money cards are haram, so would it be haram to accept donations from such cards?
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Claiming zakat (charity) in tax return

Sometimes we get a receipt for whatever donation we do. It can be reimbursed when filing our tax returns. If I give zakat and get a receipt and claim it in the tax return, is it OK to do so? Also can ...
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Is a Muslim allowed to use a Ventoline inhaler or similar medicine inhaler during Ramadan?

Is it allowed for a patient to use a Ventoline inhaler during the fasting of Ramadan? Notice that the disease is chronic, so an inhaler must be used constantly.
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Does Islam permit euthanasia?

Definition: Euthanasia, also known as assisted suicide, physician-assisted suicide (dying) , doctor-assisted dying (suicide) , and more loosely termed mercy killing, basically means to take a ...
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What should I do if I accidentally swear to do something bad out of anger?

For example, my child spends all his/her pocket money for snacks in one day. Then, I swear that I won't give any money to him/her forever. What should I do after a situation like this?