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

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Is Breast augmentation haram after breastfeeding?

Alsalamu Alikum. I have a question regarding breast augmentation. After having kids and breastfeeding my breasts lost volume and look deflated and saggy. My breasts have been always very small and ...
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On the principle : “Certainty is not overruled by Doubt” which fatwa is certainty?

Assalamualaikum I chose to believe one fatwa and later had doubts because I found another fatwa more reliable but had not yet chosen to believe it. In such cases, which fatwa is considered certainty ...
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Did Khomeini say that sex with animals is permitted?

I found this from Quora.com. Can anyone explain this to me?
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Paying tuition fees through riba based bank

Is it permissible to pay my tuition fees through a riba-based bank? My school has only one option to pay tuition fees. I only go to the bank and pay the fees to the cashier and they sign my fees card, ...
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Is Islamweb.net a trusted website?

Is islamweb.net website trusted? Which Madhab do they follow? I searched that question but did not find any reliable answer.
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Does tiny bit of nasal mucus/booger invalidate wudu? [duplicate]

I did wudu and while doing it I saw that a little something had come out of my nose but I forgot to remove it. After I did wudu I went and prayed isha and only remembered it then. Now I am not sure if ...
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Does this movement invalidate salah?

When I was raising my hands before ruku, I quickly fixed my sleeve because I was scared that my arms might show. Does this invalidate my prayer? I know that excessive or unnecessary movements could ...
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Hijab fell on my eyes during prayer

I was praying isha snd during the prayer,my scarf slipped down a bit in front of my eyes. I was still kind of able to see so I just continued praying but I don’t know if it invalidates my salat in any ...
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What is the ruling on arousal & ghusl?

I’m kind of embarrassed to ask this but I want to know: Can something that comes from inappropriate thoughts require ghusl? I get those feelings quite often everyday, I try to ignore them but then ...
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Cat licking me after eating mouse [duplicate]

Assalamualikum my cat was eating a mouse and immediately after eating it he licked my hand is my hand najis. Is blood of a mouse najis
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is sharing a paid product that I got for free from someone and again sharing/leaking that same product with someone/everyone else haram?

this is a digital downloadable product. Like a cracked file/product.
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Where can I find the original Arabic version of bin Laden's 1996 fatwa?

For a paper in my Arabic class, I would like to cite from bin Laden's 1996 fatwa "إعلان الحرب ضد الأمريكيين الذين يحتلون أرض الحرمين الشريفين". It would be a little strange to take the ...
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A question about Non Muslims

Non Muslims cannot preach their religion in a Muslim country but a Muslim should be allowed to do so in a non Muslim country. Also if the non Muslim country doesn’t allow Muslims to preach Islam there,...
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Is it permissible to wear tight leggings under over-knee shorts in public?

Assalamualaikum, Recently alhamdulillah I started to (try to) apply the Deen as best as possible and I have lots of shorts in my possession that do not cover the awrah properly (are a little over the ...
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Am I exempted if I take this student loan involving riba? [closed]

I've been working really hard in high school to get accepted to a good major in university. I'm going to start studying this summer. I need an apartment and food to live and I have no income what's so ...
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Smoking Cigarette

My Question : Does smoking Cigarette invalidate prayer for 40 days? I am not chain smoker but I need to smoke only before toilet ..I do not go for mosque or prayer after smoking ..pls answer my ...
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Didn't rub my belly button during ghusl

Assalamualikum After doing GHUSL janabah I realised that I had not rubbed the inside of my belly button with my finger So should I now assume that the water would have reached the inside of my belly ...
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Uploading images as web developer

assalamualaikum! I am a web developer. And part of my job requires me to upload images of cartoons or 3d characters on websites. I just want to know that Is it shirk to to do so or not. Since i did ...
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What should I do get rid of someone I was in haram relationship with who is blackmailing me now [closed]

Assalamualaikum I had been in a haram relationship one year before with a non muslim guy at my college and we were involved in physical activities also (not zina,touching kissing only)but now i have ...
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Rulings on Doubts or Uncertainty

In case of illegal Intercourse in Islam. If a person doesn't remember, uncertain, doubts or is unsure whether the action of penetration took place. Does the person still need to offer expiation or a ...
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Is web Scraping/Automation against site terms of use Haram?

Al salam Alykom I know this question had been asked before but it doesn't appear which answer is the correct one. Is scraping web sites' data is haram? websites usually doesn't agree that bots crawl ...
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Is it permissible in islam to scrape data of any website although, the website owner doesn't allow it? [duplicate]

I was working at a company. Their main product is a browser extension that scrapes data of any website and they don't care about the website owner's permission. Even some websites put Recaptcha on ...
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I have doubts wether urine splashes came to me or not

while urinating sometimes i get doubts wether urine drops splashes came to me or not iam not sure about it so do i have ro change my trouser and wash my feet
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How do I distinguish women cloth from men cloth?

In a fatwa about women wearing pants,I read that it is permissible for women to wear pants if it is loose & not similar to pants that men wear. But I'm having a hard time understanding what kind ...
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Is making dua by raising hand after sunnah prayer valid?

Assalamualaikum. I am seeing some hadith that making dua by raising hand after prayer is not valid. I found the following fatwa that is recommending making dua by raising hands after fard prayer. ...
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Is it haram to follow the fatwas of contexualist/modernist scholars? [closed]

Is it haram to follow the fatwas of contexualist/modernist scholars? Is contexualisation allowed when interpreting verses? One example is Khaled Abou El Fadl who issued a fatwa some years ago saying ...
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Choosing between two reliable, yet contradictory fatwas based on desire: is this a major sin?

I once read that if one stands between two fatwas that both have evidence for their claims, and chooses the fatwa based on desire, then this is the worst of the major sins (which indicates that it'll ...
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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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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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