Questions tagged [fiqh]

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

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Is it proven to say this du'a before niyyah of salah?

Inni Wajjhatu Wajhiya Lillazi Fataras Samawati Wal Ardha Hanifaun Wa Maa Ana Minal Mushrikeen. Translation: "I have made myself attentive towards Him who has created the earth & sky & I ...
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What is the difference between 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 armed Jihad obligatory or recommended?

I am confused about this: Some teachings of Islam are orders that are obligatory, example Pillars of Islam: Salat, Sawm, Hajj, Zakat. Some teachings of Islam are recommendations on which it is ...
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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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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, ...
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What are the characteristics of 'illal (criteria) that distinguish them from hikam (benefits)?

This question raised the point that it is hard to distinguish the term 'illah (criterion, Arabic: عله) from hikmah (benefit, Arabic: حكمه) when it comes to ahkām al-fiqh (rulings of jurisprudence, ...
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Is it permitted to make insurance claims?

I've read fatwas about how insurance generally is haraam, however, if you live in countries where certain insurances are legally required, that type of insurance is not haraam. For example, car ...
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Is it permissible for men to wear women's undewear because they are more comfortable and have better colors?

I've asked this question before, and I want to reiterate it to clear up some misconceptions. Please do not immediately downvote this post (most people do), and read it in full before making any ...
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Is adultery better than backbiting?

From this answer to the question What is backbiting and what kinds of speech are considered backbiting, I learn that backbiting is worse than committing adultery in Islam. If that's the case, does it ...
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Is it compulsory for Imam of a masjid/mosque to have a beard?

Recently an acquaintance of mine was refused for being the imam of a mosque, just on the ground that he does'nt had a beard. He is a admirable and pious man with a sound knowledge of Quran. He is also ...
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Is it permissible to split a 4-rakat farz salat into two 2-rakat farz salat?

Can we break longer rakat (farz or sunnat) into shorter ones i.e instead of performing 4 farz rakat of zuhar altogether, can I break them down into two parts of 2 farz rakat? Note that I am not ...
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If I apply oil on my hair then is my ablution valid or not?

If I apply oil on my hair then is my ablution valid or not? I've searched this from 3 to 4 days but I can't find a proper answer which satisfy me.
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What is the difference between Hajj Mofrad, Mokren, and Motamatte3?

What are the differences between these three types of Hajj: Mofrad, Mokren, and Motamatte3? I know the difference is concerning Ihram, but what is exactly each one of them?
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Can we Use Beer Shampoo?

As we already know that alcohol consumption is Haram in Islam. Can Muslims use beer Shampoo?
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Is zakat mandatory at the age of 17?

Is it mandatory for me to pay Zakat, even though I don't have my own job and I always save my money as cash? Also, not to mention that I'm saving up for a PS4 or a custom PC, which are quite expensive ...
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When calculating moon phases and prayer times found acceptance among the scholars?

After posting the question Are questions on the historical inauguration of some "utilities" or "methods" on topic? on meta I finally decided to ask ask it here: I'm pretty sure ...
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How are the rulings for menstruation defined?

How are the rulings for menstruation/menses for our sisters defined according to the different fiqh schools? I mean the duration, how a female can be sure her menses really ended, etc.
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Did scholars define a limitation of concubines a man could have?

While verse (4:3): And if you fear that you will not deal justly with the orphan girls, then marry those that please you of [other] women, two or three or four. But if you fear that you will not be ...
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Can An Illegitimate Child Inherit Wealth From His/Her Biological Mother?

There are some Hadiths that state that an illegitimate child cannot inherit the wealth of his biological father (See Sunan Ibn Majah 2745 and Jami` at-Tirmidhi, Vol. 4, Book 3, Hadith 2113). However, ...
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Is it permissible to marry someone with whom you have had premarital sex?

I have had sex with an innocent girl of my age we both are muslims. I did not have the knowledge of haram and halal while performing the act but now I feel disgusted. She wants me to marry her but my ...
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Can Qaza salat be prayed in short form?

I came to know that Qaza salat can be prayed or it is allowed to pray it in quicker manner by following some rules.The link is given below: http://www.islamicacademy.org/html/Learn_Now/English/...
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How should the prayers (salat) be performed in battlefield?

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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What is the difference between fidyah الفدية and kaffarah الكفارة?

Both terms are used to express an expiation or ransom (based on the actual context). See for example (2:85), (2:184) (in context of fast), (2:196) (in context of hajj), (2:229), (3:91), (5:36), (13:18)...
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Is saying "in sha Allah" on every intended act obligatory?

We all know about the famous verses at Surat Al-Kahf, 23 - 24: وَلَا تَقُولَنَّ لِشَيْءٍ إِنِّي فَاعِلٌ ذَٰلِكَ غَدًا And do not say of anything: Surely I will do it tomorrow, إِلَّا أَن يَشَاءَ ...
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How to make up for missed salat for years?

Lately i discovered the importance of salat and it will be first thing to be asked on judgement day and i have missed so much due to negligence. How do one make up for years of missed salat? What does ...
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What if a person on a journey broke the fast of Ramadan?

This: Traveling During Ramadan: Should I Still Fast? made me think about the following question: What if a person -like somebody who is on a journey during Ramadan- who had the choice not to fast, ...
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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 I reserve my favorite graveyard / burial ground / cemetery for myself?

There is a similar question out there which asks if one can make arrangements for his grave in particular. But, my question is different. I've heard from people who say, some old people told to their ...
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Is it permissible to pause salah and do personal work and continue where you left?

Here is the link:- http://raleighmasjid.org/how-to-pray/invalidate.htm It says: If any emergency arises during prayer and you must leave prayer you should make one Tasleem to the right side only, ...
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What is the duration of grief or mourning for a death in Islam and when it starts?

If I remember well -correct me if I'm wrong- usually the duration for a the grief or mourning for a death person in Islam is of three days. Now if a Muslim died in a non-Muslim country where the death ...
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Are there rulings, apart from alcohol consumption, whose chronology may be found in the Qur'an?

In the Qur'an we find the chronology of the ruling on alcohol see for example in my answer on Was alcohol permitted long ago, before Mohammad was born?: Alcohol allowed, alcohol declared as bad, ...
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Is it mandatory to mention person name for Qurbani?

Till today I know that it is mandatory to mention person name for Qurbani. Just got a pamphlet from a Masjid it says, According to the Quran and Sunnah it is not necessary to mention you name ...
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What is the fiqh ruling on lost property in mosques?

I'd like to know the ruling or if there are different opinions and cases for lost property (لُقَطَة) -books, keys, smartphones, etc.- which was found in mosques? It happens often that people when ...
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Can clean sea water be used for wudu?

In Quran 5:6 Allah sbwtl states regarding wudu from Yusuf Ali's translation: "O ye who believe! when ye prepare for prayer, wash your faces, and your hands (and arms) to the elbows; Rub your heads (...
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If we found a dead body somewhere, and need to bury it do we consider it a Muslim body or not?

In Verse (5:31) we are taught how to bury a dead person. This Verse at first sight doesn't make clear whether this is mandatory only for dead bodies of believers or a general rule. A Hadith from Sunan ...
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Observing of Iddah, is it important in case of prisoners of war?

Verse 2:234 talks about 4 months and 10 days of Iddah if a women's husband dies. She must not re-marry during this time. And those who are taken in death among you and leave wives behind - they, ...
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Is there a difference between taxes and customs in Islam?

هل هناك دليل شرعي يخرج الضرائب من المكوس ذات العقوبة العظيمة في الإسلام؟ هل فرض النبي أو أحدا من الخلفاء دفع مال علي المسلمين غير الزكاة؟ Is there evidence that makes taxes different than customs ...
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Why should we do Taqlid (follow a Mujtahid) in religious problems?

According to what in scripture, we should do Taqlid (follow a Mujtahid) in religious problems?
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Why astronomical calculations supercede non-sighting of the moon in some Islamic communities?

While trying to analyze the difference of opinion among the scholar on moon sightings, I came across the below Hadiths: Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: Observe fast on ...
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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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What is zina of the heart? What things constitute zina of the heart?

I understand very well what is zina of the eyes and hands. It is seeing and touching Haram things. But what is zina of the heart? Is it confined to imagining Haram things like: Just like it is Haram ...
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Is eating red meat every day prohibited?

In my recent question on why cow meat isn't prohibited when there is a hadith saying "beware of cow meat, because it is a cause of sickness", the answer was that it is only forbidden when it harms you....
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Limits of the legislative powers of the caliph

In a comment to this answer, user Uma states (picking up an example about fizzy water I suggested): The limits ordained by religion are that the caliph shouldn't prevent doing an obligatory ...
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What is the amount of nisab for Zakah?

What does nisab mean? What is the amount of nisab, how a persone calculate his Zakah ?
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What are the rulings of praying and follwing an Imam from outside a mosque when the mosque is crowded?

In the classical literature of fiqh scholars adress the issue of crowded mosques, and how to pray in a case a mosque is filled to overflowing. But so far I couldn't find any explanation or rulings ...
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What kind of condition are invalid in a nikah contract? Can not having intercourse be a condition?

Before asking my question I need to explain what made me ask it: Often when in a Muslim community a new revert/convert (in the cases I witnessed always female) came. The Muslims always gave (her) the ...
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Do all possible heirs always get a share or is it possible that some may go out empty?

In case of inheritance we have a few kinds of heirs which we may categorize under one of the categories: spouses, parents (and their parents etc.), children (and their children etc.), siblings (and ...
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Is it allowed to make relations with Non Mehrams in social media? [duplicate]

I have noticed that people are very closed to the social media. Some people are involve in to relations with Non-mehrams. But my question is that if ladies are following shariah completely like doing ...
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Which form of purification is necessary after test-tube fertilization?

Assuming test tube babies and therefore sperm donation from the own husband are allowed (which seem to be the case according some answers here!). If a woman has been fertilized by assisted ...