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Who does a typical Islam Q&A fatwa speak for?

This question is likely to draw a number of opinions on the matter. I will try to document the arguments I have come across in chat rooms and debate forums, and leave the judgment to the individual ...
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Are centuries-old fatawa generally obsolete?

As in all former posts there's no clear cut and there seem to be a mixing between the terms fatwa, shari'a and fiqh I'd like to start by explaining the first: (as for a distinction between fiqh and ...
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Is there a source for "Whoever says I don't know has given a fatwa"?

The statement is neither hadith nor Qur'an, but one could call it words of wisdom and it will be hard to find a definite source, as there are indeed some similar statements referred to some ...
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Is there a source for "Whoever says I don't know has given a fatwa"?

Here is a good answer to this question, in Arabic: https://www.islamweb.net/ar/fatwa/96231 To make it short: There was never a Hadith with such meaning. The word (given fatwa "opinion") in ...
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Is there fatwa inerrancy like Papal inerrancy?

In Islam nobody is infallible unless Allah has told us so. In the sunni perspective only Messengers and prophets () are infallible in what ever they need to transfer the message of Allah, but as ...
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Are there modern-day fatawa which say "I don't know" or words to that effect?

It is important to know that a fatwa in Islam is a legal ruling. During the time of the Prophet ﷺ, seeking a fatwa was addressed directly through revelation, as in the case when the Prophet ﷺ was ...
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Is there fatwa inerrancy like Papal inerrancy?

According to the Ahlus Sunnah, no humans other than the Prophets are infallible: ياأيها الذين آمنوا أطيعوا الله وأطيعوا الرسول وأولي الأمر منكم فإن تنازعتم في شيء فردوه إلى الله والرسول O ...
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Is receiving health insurance from one's company permissible?

You have to tell us what school of thought you have then based on that someone can answer. There are various answers to this question. However in a nutshell: Sunnis are more inclined to it being Haram....
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Is satire on the Quran allowed?

NO Good that you asked before. Any ways, mocking the Qur'anic verses by non believers is expected, But you wonder, while they mock, And when they are reminded, they remember not. And when they see ...
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Is it allowed to enter other religious places other than mosque?

As you inquired for: Is it allowed to enter other religious places other than mosque? Let’s respond to your inquiry by i.e. stating regarding entering a church for a Muslim as a related example. ...
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Who can pray at the first queue?

According to sunni hadith collections and scholars: There are rules for whom is the best to be chosen as an Imam for congregation. And there's a rule for how the queue's or rows should be held: For ...
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Can I do banking job?

The answer may be yes and no. In fact apparently your answer would be depend on the part of bank where you intend to work in. I mean in case of working in relevant part jobs of the bank which are ...
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What is the Islamic ruling on Fatwas and how should those Fatwas be treated in the light of Islam?

Looking from the point of view of an average Muslim such as myself, the best thing to do is to follow the fatwas from the school of thought that we strongly believed in. All of those fatwas are based ...
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Catch up with rapid recitation in taraweeh - skip sana?

All perfect praise be to Allah Firstly i will suggest to talk with imam or switch masjid, and pray taraweeh behind some reasonable person who recite quran not fight with it... Secondly, sanaa/...
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If a Mufti has got knowledge of a crime must he report it to the authorities?

It depends. This should be applicable for muslim scholars and laymen the same way. Case-Allowed to reveal If the crime committed is such that it has oppressed another human(s) then the listener of act(...
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Hijab fell on my eyes during prayer

The only thing that may invalidate your prayer in the context of clothing is if you disclosed your 'awrah it means in case of hijab if for example your hair (a part of it) was visible, or your neck or ...
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Understanding the Ruling on being in an isolated place for opposite gender

There are orders in Islam about sin to restrict it and there are order about prevention to avoid committing sin. Your examples above definitely not comes in this prevention if you don't have ...
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Are centuries-old fatawa generally obsolete?

The premise that modern society is wildly different is somewhat exaggerated. The future will inevitably bring newer situations however there will still be basic factors that are the same or similar. ...
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How much can fatwas be trusted?

Do muslims generally trust in fatwas or can it sometimes be the case that there are fatwas from people who just don't know much? This depends on the source and the particular "Muslims" you are ...
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Did any of the sahaba - beside the Prophet Muhammad himself - give fatwa? (Shi'a view)

The Shiites set conditions for someone to have the right to give a fatwa. For example, he must be born lawful and know the Qur'an and the Sunnah of the Prophet. The Mufti must also be knowledgeable ...
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Fatwa for bullying?

Bullying is prohibited straight from the Qur'an. Bullies like to call names, insult and ridicule their victims. All of these actions are prohibited in the Qur'an. يا أيها الذين آمنوا لا يسخر قوم من ...
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Is this the correct translation of Imam ibn Taymiyyah's views on veiling?

Yes, mostly correct with some minor differences in the choice of the English words, and the partial quote that may take the whole topic out of its context. The fatwa you are referring to is in Majmū' ...
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Are English-language fatawa biased differently to Arabic-language fatawa?

Now that I'm back a bit longer "answer" ;). I guess by biased you mean adapted to circumstances of Muslims living in a non-Muslim country. My answer is based on my experience as a Muslim living in ...
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What does "interpretation of the meaning" signify?

The general idea is that the Qur'an was revealed in Arabic: Any English translation, no matter how accurate, is the work of man rather than the Unfailing Word of the Almighty. It is common to ...
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What is the Islamic ruling on Fatwas and how should those Fatwas be treated in the light of Islam?

I'm just answering your question based on your "comment": Fatwas are in first place a kind of Ijtihad of the scholar (mufti, sheikh etc.) that means he gives you an answer on your question ...
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Is there any online fatwa QA website for Shafi Fiqh?

How about this site, else you may seek for scholars with an own website. I don't know of any who are still alive or active. An other option is asking on a site about the Shafi'i view only (like on ...
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Who can pray at the first queue?

All Praise to Allah Subhan o Taala and blessings on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His Family and Companions As you have asked for the Ahadith regarding specialities in people standing in first ...
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Is it allowed to enter other religious places other than mosque?

We know that Allah has forbidden to destroy Churches and Temples etc. according to Verse of Surat al Hajj (22:40), but this doesn't mean that a Muslim should accept them as a Place where Allah is ...
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Wearing Ihram from Masjid e 'Aisha while comming from madina to perform Umrah

Firsts of all you should know that any direction you come from has it's myqaat (the place you should wear Ihram at) according this hadith. Scholars tend to say that people who are visiting Mekka ...
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Is it allowed to wear silk mixed cotton cloths

There is a difference of opinion regarding this. The hanafi Madhab permits clothing in which there is less than 50% silk. In the Hanafi school, it is permitted without dislike to wear items of ...
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