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

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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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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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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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Revenue generated from google adsence

i am working as a frontend developer. My job is to build frontend part of the website. Now I am not aware of the fact that, how they generate revenues from those sites. But, if the revenue is ...
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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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My questions is regarding L-Glutathione tablets

My questions is regarding L-Glutathione tablets. Basically, when I was born I was very light & fair skinned, as I grew up I did not take care of my skin so my skin started to become dark on my ...
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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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Majority opinion about woman reading quran in front of non maharam men

Which opinion is by majority scholar A person saying that majority opinion is that woman can read Quran in front of non mahram The Hanbali jurist Ibn Mofleh(May Allah have mercy on him) says, "...
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How can non-Muslims read a physical copy of the Quran?

According to this fatwa, you can't touch the Quran (mus'haf) if you have major or minor impurities. However, some scholars think that you can touch the Quran with minor impurities, but not with major ...
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Who is responsible for zakat on wifes jewellery 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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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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Ruling on using illustrations of humans for education & income purposes

Assalamualaikum. I have a instagram page in the financial advise niche. In this page, i sometimes require to use vector illustrations of humans, animals and other living beings (not made by me) in ...
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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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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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Charity(Sadkaye jaria) using ill gotten money [duplicate]

What islam says on the charity-works like madrasah(hefz,female,daorah,alial etc. Madras) established by the bribery of a man? Will that man get reward in the after life for these works?
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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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Did Ibn Taymiyyah order Jihad against the Druze, Alawites and Shi'ites?

This Wiki articles claims of a fatwa by Ibn Taymiyyah on obligation of Jihad against Druze, Shi'ites and other claimed heretical sects. What is the source of the fatwa? Can anyone quote the fatwa or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 & ...