Questions tagged [fiqh]

Fiqh الفقه is Islamic jurisprudence and deals with the (individual) details of specific laws, rulings and verdicts.

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How should insults to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) be handled?

Does the quran or hadith give any guidance on how to handle the case if a Non-Muslim insults the Prophet (Peace be upon him)?
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Can transgender people be Muslims, and how do gendered rules and rules about marriage apply?

What is the view of Islam about transgender/bigender people? Are they considered Muslims? anyone who pronounces the shahada a Muslim My questions are: Some rules in Islam (like wearing gold, ...
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Who are the women that a man is forbidden to marry?

While I know that Islam allow a man to marry four wives at the same time, it prohibited men from marrying specific women, such as mother. My question is, who are those women that are prohibited for a ...
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Is organ donation permissible?

Is it permitted in Islam to donate organs like eyes or kidneys to someone who needs one? I'm looking for information both about donating while alive (suppose a parent or sibling is in need of it), and ...
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What is the minimum number of persons required for a jumuah jama'ath?

I heard someone saying 50, someone as 25 and someone says 3. My friend's brother is studying engineering in a college with total of 5 to 10 muslim boys. They are not allowed to go out for Jumuah. Can ...
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Is keeping a lost property lawful?

What does a muslim do when he finds an unclaimed property (book, cash, etc.) fallen somewhere (roadside etc.)? Is picking it up lawful? If unlawful, should he leave it there?
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What are the teachings of Islam about sperm donation?

The science has come to such an amazing and miraculous era where heart transplant, kidney replacement and eye replacement operations are taking place. There is also a sperm donation provision, which ...
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Does the “three times” count still apply if we use “detergent”?

I know (In Hanafi school of law or Madhab), I need to wash clothes three times to make them clean(pure). But the rule doesn't say anything about using detergent or chemicals, which can effectively ...
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Why is pork forbidden in Islam?

Is there a reason behind pig/pork/boar being forbidden in Islam? What is this reason? How is it justified, and what are the benefits of it in day-to-day life?
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Is it necessary for Muslim males to wear cloths that which show up the skin above the ankles?

We hear it very commonly that according to Islam, it is necessary for males to keep your pants (or whatever you are wearing on your lower body) above your ankles. i.e., it should not be hanging below ...
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What is the shari'a ruling regarding removing personal belongings when praying in a mosque?

I have seen many times that people while praying in a mosque remove their belongings like wallet, watch, spectacles etc and keep it on the ground in front of them and pray salat. Is this the right ...
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Are elections, to choose your leader, allowed 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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Is it permissible for Sunni Muslims to pray behind Shi'a Muslims?

The other day I prayed behind a Shi'a Muslim without realizing and I noticed a little later that he was Shi'a. The prayer I followed didn't seem like the usual prayer I normally follow behind Sunni ...
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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 is the difference between fard and wajib?

Which group of scholars differentiate between fard and wajib? What is the difference and when was it mentioned in the books? Do they represent different levels of obligation somehow?
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Teachers hitting children?

Are teachers allowed to hit children according to Islam? In the passed, when I was very little, my parents used to send me to Quranic class. I noticed that teachers would hit the students for many ...
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What is the wisdom behind the prohibition of creating portraits? (Sunni View)

Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) visited me after returning from a journey, and I had a shelf with a thin cloth curtain hanging ...
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Does Islam allow to keep any pets that aren't dogs but are still part of the dog family?

Under the assumption that keeping a dog itself is haram, can Muslims keep pets such as foxes or wolves, which are closely related to dogs but not actually full-breed dogs? Or can they not keep ...
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What is Ijmaa? How is it established?

As we've discussed in several other questions, one of the important bodies from which we derive fiqh (legislative rulings) is ijmaa, or consensus of the scholars. I wonder, then, how is it that ijmaa ...
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Why has black hair dye been singled out?

Why has black hair dye been singled out? I find it confusing because I read in a fatwa that people should not dye their gray hair black to deceive people. That is really confusing because it is ...
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How to calculate zakat while in debt?

I recently bought a house and got Shariah loan (Mortgage). The only difference is that in the Shariah loan they don't use the word "interest". They say I am paying them "rent" at a fixed percentage ...
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Does Islam permit honor killing?

After reading the following Verse of the Holy Qur'an, Those who commit unlawful sexual intercourse of your women - bring against them four [witnesses] from among you. And if they testify, confine ...
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Can Muslim men and women shave their body?

In summer when going to Swimming, it can be quite embarrassment to go with hairy body. Also I do not personally like hairs on my body. I am not sure if Islam allows shaving the body? If yes, can one ...
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Is singing permissible in Islam?

Is singing allowed in islam? Is there any difference if the singer is a man or a woman? What about if there is no music in the song?
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What does Qur'an or Hadith says regarding the correct methods of disposing the Qur'an?

To dispose of the Qur'an, some claim it should be: Burned, or Wrapped in a clean piece of cloth and buried, or Disposed of in a flowing river. Please give a reference to the Qur'an or Hadith ...
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How does Islamic Law apply to non-Muslims within a Muslim country?

Within a primarily Muslim country, if a non-Muslim commits a punishable sin, would they be punished in accordance to Islamic Law?
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How does Islam deal with habitual beggary?

Some people take up beggary driven by physical disability and some, especially children, are forced to do it. On the other hand there are a lot of people who take up beggary out of laziness. Islam ...
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Where should we look during Salah?

I have noticed that different people look at different places when praying. Does it matter where we look when we pray and where should we really be looking at during each step?
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Wipe off after wudu

After making wudu, is it allowed to wipe the water off the face and other parts or must simply let the water to dry by itself? What is the sunnah over that?
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Paying taxes to corrupt governments?

What are the rulings on paying taxes to governments that are corrupt? You know well that the money you give doesn't go to the government system, gets lost in the way and probably finds its way into ...
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Is Hijab required in front of blind men?

According to Islamic rules, is it required for a woman to wear the headscarf in the presence of a non-Mahram blind man?
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Are there special cases in which meat not slaughtered in Islamic way is allowed to eat?

It is well known that Muslims are forbidden to eat meat which is not slaughtered in Islamic way. But, what is the rule for eating meat sold in public markets or public places in non-Muslim countries. ...
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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 it permissible in Islam to interbreed between two different species of animals to make new variation in animal's offspring?

Nowadays people make experiments and perform interbreeding to obtain new variation in animals. Like we have make horse and donkey interbreeding to produce a mule. Is this permissible, although Allah ...
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How do non-Muslims participate in Salaat?

As a Jew, I am allowed by Jewish law to pray in a [Sunni] masjid since it is a place which is completely free of idolatry and Islam maintains the pure monotheism and oneness of Allah. However, from ...
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What to do with the Riba (interest) money? [duplicate]

I have some interest money in my account and I recently came to know it is haram. I want to get rid of it. Please tell me the ways to spend it. Can I spend it as wedding or birthday gift to my ...
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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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What is the Islamic definition of music?

Based on answers from questions like (Music in Islam?), it seems that music is haraam. My question is, has Islamdefined for muslims what music is? For example, is music: singing without musical ...
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At what age Prayer and Fasting become fardh?

At what age it becomes fardh for a Muslim to start praying (5 fardh prayers) and fasting (in Ramadan) regularly. Is there any difference in opinion among Imams of Fiqh regarding this? Also, does the ...
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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 ...
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What types (if any) of sexual activity are permitted during Ramadan?

Of course, engaging in actual sexual intercourse is forbidden during the day during Ramadan. But are other types of sexual activity between a husband and wife permitted? If so, what is permitted and ...
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Which kind of financial trading is permissible in Islam?

I heard dual views over stock trading, insurance and other kind of financial components. Many a times it also comes forward that the complete system is working on interest only, hence there is nothing ...
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Is predicting the future haram?

I have heard that predicting the future is haram in Islam because only God knows the future and we cannot predict what only God knows (some say it is almost shirk). My question is: Is predicting the ...
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Is there any punishments prescribed for cruelty towards animals?

If someone mistreats their animals or pets, is that punishable?
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Why are dogs considered Haram in Islam?

Is there a prohibition to take care of dogs in the rule in Islam, because I just to know it is haram if exposed to saliva alone?
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How many times should a woman suckle her adopted child to become mahram?

After knowing that, if a couple adopts a child, the child will still be non-mahram for the woman if it was a boy or vice-versa for her husband. Alhamdulillah these restrictions will not be applied, ...
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When should the marriage party(Walima) be given?

It is the sunnah of Prophet(PBUH) to give Walima(marriage party). When should a bride groom give the treat for his marriage? I need the quickest time. ie, From when can a bride groom give the ...
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Why is Abu Huraira considered unreliable by Shia fiqh?

I have seen that Abu Huraira is considered as an unreliable narrator by Shia: One famous example would be the case of Abu Hurayrah, who narrated over five thousand hadiths: Sunnis consider him a ...
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What is Waqf in fiqh terminolgy?

What are the conditions and rules for someone to declare his or her assets as Waqf? Besides, does it apply for intellectual properties?
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What are the preconditions for cutting hands of a thief?

If someone is found to be guilty of theft, there applies Islamic law concerning theft; that is, the hand should be cut off from the wrist joint. “[As for] the thief, the male and the female, ...