Fiqh is Islamic jurisprudence. Fiqh is an expansion of the code of conduct (Sharia) expounded in the Quran, often supplemented by tradition (Sunnah) and implemented by the rulings and interpretations of Islamic jurists.

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vaginal self-examination

Can i look and touch my genitals not for masturbation but for a vaginal self-examination and a better understanding of my organ? I understand that masturbation is wrong and is condemned by most ...
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Is this oath valid?

Say a person wants to quit a sin and he makes an oath that if he commits that sin again, may all his good deeds be taken away and may he gets punished for all his sins. But later he fell victim to ...
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Is the sunna pre-Fajr prayer before the Fajr adhan?

From a hadith: Allah's Apostle used to offer eleven Rakat and that was his prayer. He used to prolong the prostration to such an extent that one could recite fifty verses (of the Quran) before he ...
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Is there a concept of “nullification” of forbidden substances in Halal dietary laws?

As there as many positive similarities between Jewish law (halakhah) and Islamic law (fiqh), I was wondering about the following: In Jewish dietary law there is a concept of "nullification" of ...
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Can a temple be built in place of a Masjid?

As Salaam Alikum, In a case in India year 1992, some Hindus claim that a Masjid (mosque) Babri, was built over the birth place of their lord Ram. So they demolished the Masjid, which gave rise to ...
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Is offering food to non-Muslims during their festival a sin?

Can we offer food to non-Muslims during their festival? Recently a Muslim man offered some food to some Sikh during their 'Nagar Kirtan(Sikh custom involving the processional singing of holy hymns)' ...
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Does Islam allow killing of Innocent individuals, if the tribe has committed some crime?

According to this hadith: "Narrated Atiyyah al-Qurazi: I was among the captives of Banu Qurayzah. They (the Companions) examined us, and those who had begun to grow hair (pubes) were killed, and ...
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The difference between the 4 fiqh schools

What is the origin of the 4 main fiqh schools? (Sunni) Why is the Maliki school the main school in North Africa?
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does ijtihad open in islam (sunni view)?

I know that there are only four Sunni schools of Fiqh_ Sahfii, Hanbali,Maliki& Hanafi and all follower do their islamic duties according to only four schools.is it possible to do ijtihad not ...
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Earning from dealing in things that can be used for Haram deeds

Assalamu Alikum, I want to know about making/selling/dealing in things that have a possibility for Haram use. If I sell vehicles with an audio system with an intention that the driver will use it to ...
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Why should we do Taqlid (follow a Mujtahid) in religious problems?

according what in scripture we should do Taqlid in religious problems?
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If the current market has extortionate prices, what is the correct response?

If there is a product you need but cannot afford, OR could afford at an extortionate price that would leave you in indebted, what is the appropriate way to respond? By extortionate let's say it costs ...
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Is wudu area considered tahir (pure) even if it was semi attached to bathroom?

I heard the local imam of this mosque say you are allowed to say bismilah out loud in the wudu area since it is separate from the bathroom. He says, since there is a wall that separates them (even if ...
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Non scholars quoting hadith and Quran for explaining rulings [closed]

I see the current trend of people quoting hadith on various furoo masail like position of hands in prayers, zakat on wealth etc. But I hear scholars say that non scholars should not quote hadith or ...
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What exactly is Riba?

I know it means interest. I'm a 16 year old girl revert and I don't quite understand the laws of riba. For example, are phone contracts haram? Are scholarships haram? Is insurance haram? How can I ...
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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 it always right to take scholars' opinion at face value? How Islamic is that?

There's an intellectually faulty attitude that I occasionally encounter with some muslims. It's beyond evident, that whatever opinion or claim of truth we encounter, should be in some way or the ...
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Can ijtihad be a source of religious ruling?

To me, "ijtihad" is an opinion of a person in matters of religion when, no direct guidance is available from Quran and Sunnah of our prophet, Muhammad (PBUH), about that topic. This person is usually ...
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Can ijma be used as a source of religious ruling?

To me, "ijma" means consensus of muslims on some religious ruling that is unanimous in time and space. This means that there would not be a majority of muslims who disagree with it. Also there is no ...
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Islamic laws for Salat while in battlefield or at war

How should the prayers (salat) be performed in battlefield? How about when one is bleeding? How about when one is on a mission and must complete the mission within a given time frame and don't get ...
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Does One Repeat Wu'du After the Restroom or Just Wash Up?

When I learned wu'du it included the whole body, including the private parts. It was noted to me at some point that this part of the ablution must be repeated after using the restroom. However, ...
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Elections and Democracy in islam

Are elections, to choose your leader, allowed in Islam? I have been reading some contradictory opinions on this, on the one hand we have the so called fundamentalists who label it as un-islamic and ...
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marrying out of cast

I'm a muslim girl and want to marry a muslim boy who is following islam properly and so do I talked to my guardian (الولي) that is my father, and he just refused to the proposal and do not even want ...
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Islamic definition of ownership

Stealing is obviously wrong, and disallowed in Islam. However there are still some questions I have (because I cant see how to make them generic, I have phrased them as examples) and would like well ...
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Relationship between man and woman without having any haram interactions before marraige

Is it haram to have a relation without having any haram interactions? If so then what a Muslim couple should do? It is difficult to marry as they are young but it is also difficult to stay away... and ...
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Is it ok to sacrifice a larger animal for aqeeqah?

Is it ok to sacrifice a larger animal (like a cow, ox, or buffalo) rather than a goat or a sheep for the purpose of aqeeqah? If yes, then is it ok to divide the shares as two for the boy and the rest ...
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Can a man marry his mother's sister-in-law? [duplicate]

Can a man marry his mother's sister-in-law if she is divorced?
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Whimsy about the status of my wudhu is affecting my salah

Basically I have a problem that as soon as I start doing wudhu I begin to get all types of feeling such as passing wind but mostly that something will release from my private parts. I get very anxious ...
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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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Test Tube babies

There are various methods in Assisted reproductive technology i.e. IUI, IVF, ICSI and further variances of ICSI. It is stated here that The Islamic community, after the fatwa on ART by Gad El-Hak ...
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What is difference of Hadd and Qisas?

Both of them are physical punishments that are related to the human body. what makes these two punishment different?
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Is Graphology or Handwriting Analysis is Permitted in Islam?

I want to ask, is graphology or handwriting analysis is permitted in islam? Here's the definition from wikipedia: Graphology is the pseudoscientific study and analysis of handwriting, especially ...
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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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Is Listening to Brainwave Entrainment‎ or Subliminal Message Audio Halaal in Islam?

Assalamu'alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh as the title says, i want to say is brainwave halaal or haraam? Brainwave Entrainment in Wikipedia: Brainwave Entrainment is any practice that aims to ...
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Is Recording Vedio also prohibited like drawing or taking picture in Islam?

I knew that drawing shapes that has soul is not allowed in Islam, is this rule also includes Video recording?
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Is a fox/hyena/jackal/wolf classed as as being of the dog family according to Islam?

Are we able to touch a fox, hyena, jackal or wolf? Are they classed as being of the dog family?
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Can I use a miswaak while fasting?

Some brothers told me not to use miswaak after Zuhar up to Ifthar. But, some brothers told that it is permissible to use. Can I use a miswaak while fasting?
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Is sujood is permissible outside salat when it is only for asking Dua?

Is it permissible to ask dua in state of sujood outside salat? i.e. just for sake of DUA, can we do sujood?
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Local moon or international moon?

The month of Ramadan is near, so naturally the subject of the moon arises. Based on hadiths, which moon I need to refer to -- the local or international moon -- for sawm and for eid? For example, if ...
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Can a person take individual opinions from any of the four schools or is it mandatory to follow only one throughout your life?

I don't see a problem in following a ruling which for me holds more weight according to the authentic hadith and Quran over the rulings which were just opinions from people, presumably from Quran and ...
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Are there any schools of thought which consider the science of Fiqh to be Bidah?

We see that today an Islamic ruling is derived using a set of guidelines and scientific process. Each of the four schools may have different rules to derive a ruling , so can this intricate process ...
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Ahlul Hadith or Ahlul Ray [ أهل الحديث و أهل الرأي]?

What is the difference between Ahlul Hadith(People of Hadith) and Ahlul Rai(People of opinion) from fiqh perspective in the sense how do they differ in ruling? , I read that Hanafi Madhab is the only ...
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How does Islamic law or scripture define حرب for the purpose of justifying deceit?

In this thread, a member stated, Lying is forbidden except in three instances, and they are: To please ones wife lying during/in war (وَالْكَذِبُ فِي الْحَرْبِ) and to try to bring ...
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Breaking an unfair oath

Let's say someone was forced into making an oath on the Quran to vote for the incumbent government upon becoming a citizen of that country. The person could not become a citizen without making this ...
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Why is Murabaha not considered Riba?

To take the definition of Murabaha from Wikipedia: This concept refers to the sale of goods at a price, which includes a profit margin agreed to by both parties. The purchase and selling price, ...
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What are the teachings of Islam about sperm donation?

Since the science has come to such amazing and miraculous era where heart transplant, kidney replacement and eye replacement operations are taking place, there is also a sperm donation provision, ...
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Wali Faqih (ولایة الفقیه), acceptable or obviously wrong?

Derived from this Question and this Answer is a question about wilayah of Faqih (ولایة الفقیه) that Shia brothers strongly believe in, although different scholars may have different opinions on its ...
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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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Is my wall pak after being exposed to waste-water?

I used to have a problem with moisture developing on my bathroom wall. According to the plumber, this was due to a leak in the waste-water pipe from the commode upstairs; the water would accumulate ...
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What is the punishment for stealing more than twice?

I have read in a book that when a person steals once, his/her right hand is cut off. If he/she steals a second time than their left leg is cut off. But what if they steal a third time? I heard that ...