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

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Can you do prostituion if you are starving and have no way to support yourself?

As far as i'm aware certain haram things become halal in certain circumstances e.g. if you are dying of hunger and there is no food, you can eat pork or snakes. If you are dying of hunger with no way ...
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If a Mufti has got knowledge of a crime must he report it to the authorities?

Many people consult scholars for asking questions, sometimes they even reveal their own misdeeds to these scholars in order to get a fatwa or solution to get back on the right path. My question is if ...
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Benefitting the deceased by giving charity on his behalf

My friend father died – may Allah have mercy on him – and he want to give ongoing charity on behalf of his soul so as to increase his good deeds and raise him in status before his Lord, such as ...
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Is ad watching and earning halal?

Many websites pay its users to see its ads. They get some revenue and give some of it to its visitors. Is this revenue and earning halal. I have saw many muslims and some of my colleagues doing this
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Are centuries-old fatawa generally obsolete?

I looked at the PS in the question Sex in the Post-Modern Era (United States), and it requested fatawa which are up to date. Modern society seems wildly different than what would have been ...
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Smiled out of acceptance and happiness

While I was listening to dikr for the night and one dikr came on and it was saying that "I accept that Allah is God and Mohammed (pbuh) is his messanger and Islam as a religion" and when I heard it as ...
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Rights of others

I wanted to know, i rented a hotel with another friend. The hotel booking was under my name and because i am of a western nationality, the room did not have to pay a tourist fee. I shared the room ...
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How much can fatwas be trusted?

I am new in the islamic religion and I was wondering how much fatwas can be trusted. Do muslims generally trust in fatwas or can it sometimes be the case that there are fatwas from people who just don'...
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How to interpret Sufyan a-Thawri's statement on permission in fatwas?

Ibn 'Abd al-Barr quoted in his Jami' bayan al-'Ilm wa fadlih جامع بيان العلم وفضله a statement of imam Sufyan a-Thawri سفيان بن سعيد الثوري‎ with a -apparently- conected narrator chain saying -as if ...
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Did any of the sahaba - beside the Prophet Muhammad himself - give fatwa? (Shi'a view)

During the life time of the Prophet () did anybody of the sahabah give fatwa according to Shi'a sources? If so who was/were this/these sahabi/sahabah? And under what circumstances did he/they give ...
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Is there fatwa inerrancy like Papal inerrancy?

Papal Inerrancy, or Papal Infallibility, is a dogma of the Catholic Church that states that, in virtue of the promise of Jesus to Peter, the Pope is preserved from the possibility of error "...
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Why could bin Laden issue Fatawa? Was he a mufti? [closed]

I just read that Usama bin Ladin issued two fatawa, one in 1996 and one in 1998. From the little I had read, I was under the impression that fatawa were issued by competent scholars called mufti. Did ...
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Understanding the Ruling on being in an isolated place for opposite gender

I came across this fatwa and I can understand to the point that it is forbidden to be in 'an isolated Place' in which a man and a woman will be together based on the hadiths in the fatwa . But in ...
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Are there modern-day fatawa which say “I don't know” or words to that effect?

One thing I rarely see (maybe never see) in modern-day fatawa is an indication of doubt in their ruling. As a random example, here's a fatwa about oral sex from AskMufti: Q: Can a husband or wife ...
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Is there a source for “Whoever says I don't know has given a fatwa”?

I often hear the following quote (or similar quotes): من قال لا أدري فقد أفتى Whoever says I don't know has given a fatwa (opinion) -My own translation- I'd like to know whether this ...
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Fatwa for bullying?

Is there any law in Islam that mentioned about bullying, especially verbal bullying? Or is there any fatwa concerned about that? I had looked for bullying fatwa anywhere but no result. Is it haram if ...
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Is this the correct translation of Imam ibn Taymiyyah's views on veiling?

Imam Ibn Taymiyyah said in his "Majmoo' al fatawa" that : والحجاب مختص بالحرائر دون الإماء كما كانت سنة المؤمنين في زمن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم وخلفائه أن الحرة تحتجب والأمة تبرز وكان عمر رضي ...
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Who does a typical Islam Q&A fatwa speak for?

A popular answer style on this site is "here's a fatwa", and these are often sourced from Islam Q&A, probably due to availability probably more than anything else. If I read any given fatwa, I ...
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On what evidence did Sheikh Dr Usama Hasan issue his fatwa on fasting?

In June 2015, Sheikh Dr Usama Hasan issued a fatwa to reduce the fasting period of British Muslims during Ramadan. He said that if in your country, the period for fasting is 18 hours or more than you ...
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Are English-language fatawa biased differently to Arabic-language fatawa?

Since I'm unable to read Arabic, I only inspect English-language fatawa. I'm wondering if this biases the fatawa I access. It seems reasonable to speculate that scholars who write fatawa in Arabic ...
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What does “interpretation of the meaning” signify?

I see the phrase "interpretation of the meaning" repeatedly in Islam Q&A fatawa. One random example (from here): ...as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Whatever of good ...
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Is piracy a form of theft for the purposes of fiqh?

From this question What is the punishment for someone who pirates digital files?, the OP writes: It is agreed upon that piracy is theft according to the question Where does Islam stand on Internet ...
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What is the Islamic ruling on Fatwas and how should those Fatwas be treated in the light of Islam? [closed]

Since the dawn of our creation, mankind has a innate curiosity, and hence we tend to question about our surroundings. During my search on the topic (which requires an Islamic view point), however, ...
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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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Drew animate things before knowing it is sin [duplicate]

Jazakallah khair i really appreciate this but im still confused is it haraam to have animal statues?
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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/Namaz) at the first queue of ...
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Is it allowed to enter other religious places other than mosque? [duplicate]

Assalamu alaikkum! I need to know if it is 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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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 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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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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Is receiving health insurance from one's company permissible?

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 ruling ...
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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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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 a difference of opinion among scholars?

Most of the time, many scholars, even madhabds have difference of opinion. What does Islam says about it and what are the general opinion of scholars in this case that which ruling to follow? How to ...
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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? [closed]

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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Is investing in a physical gold exchange-traded fund halal? [duplicate]

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 should ...
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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 ...