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The Prophet SAAWS strictly prohibited the drawing of beings with souls; there are many hadiths in Bukhari and Muslim to support this. Most people believe this commandment came after the angel Jibrael said he would meet the Prophet but then did not show up. Later, Aisha found a puppy hiding in their house and made it go away. Following this, the angel ...


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It is the prerogative of the author to apply a copyright on his/her work for whatever reason, whether it is to support themselves or anything else. Once this condition is applied, it is treated as a contract and Islam respects copyright 100%. Some people claim that this is not true, because copyright is "preventing knowledge from the people." This is an ...


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This is an issue on which scholars have differed. The vast majority of scholars throughout time claim that music is haraam, and cite the references in the other answers. Islam QA says: The four Imams, their followers and the vast majority of earlier Muslim scholars are of the view that musical instruments are haraam, to such an extent that it was ...


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A long answer is available at Islam Q&A, article 40882. In this case, the Qur'an itself provides an explanation: They ask you about wine and gambling. Say, "In them is great sin and [yet, some] benefit for people. But their sin is greater than their benefit." And they ask you what they should spend. Say, "The excess [beyond needs]." Thus Allah makes ...


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These two Ayas are the key source: وَلَا تَنكِحُوا مَا نَكَحَ آبَاؤُكُم مِّنَ النِّسَاءِ إِلَّا مَا قَدْ سَلَفَ ۚ إِنَّهُ كَانَ فَاحِشَةً وَمَقْتًا وَسَاءَ سَبِيلًا And do not marry those [women] whom your fathers married, except what has already occurred. Indeed, it was an immorality and hateful [to Allah ] and was evil as a way. ...


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Many people will talk about diseases and medical research and all that sort of thing, but the simple fact is that we were never given a reason. Like many things, Muslims are expected to submit to Allah's will in this matter, after all the word Islam means "submission".


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Quran - Surah An-Nur [24:30]: Tell the believing men to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts. That is purer for them. Indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what they do. Hadith - Al-Tirmidhi 3118: Whenever a man is alone with a woman the Devil makes a third. Hadith - Al-Tirmidhi Do not call on women in theabsence of their ...


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The answer is very simple. Our prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) explained by example how Muslims should treat non-Muslims. In Mecca, when Islam was a few people in number, he lived and interacted with non-Muslims (idol worshippers, specifically) peacefully. He would buy and sell from them, visit their sick, and they would even entrust him with their ...


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I would conclude that suicide bombing is not permissible, and is in fact highly punishable To support this, there are many examples from Hadith, where suicide is explained quite explicitly: Hadith - Bukhari 7:670, Narrated Abu Huraira The Prophet said, "Whoever purposely throws himself from a mountain and kills himself, will be in the (Hell) Fire ...


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Congratulations! MashaAllah that is great news. Rasulullah narrated in one hadith: There are many persons amongst men who are quite perfect but there are none perfect amongst women except Mary, daughter of 'Imran, Asiya wife of Pharaoh, and the excellence of 'A'isha as compared to women is that of Tharid over all other foods. (Saheeh Muslim) As ...


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The general rules for naming someone with one of Allah's Names are as follows: If the name has a meaning or refers to a function or quality that only Allah is capable of, like creating, resurrecting, lordship, etc. then it is not permissible to call a human being by these names, except by prefixing "'abd" to that name. If however the name refers to a more ...


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The general ruling on food is that everything is permissible (for example, Surat Baqarah:172). Then there are some things that have been explicitly made impermissible, for example in the next ayah Surat Baqarah:173 (emphasis mine): He has only forbidden to you dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine, and that which has been dedicated to other than Allah. ...


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There is no law in the Quran or sunnat to prohibit such an action. In Islam, if something is not prohibited, then it is halal. Allah only prohibits leaving the Muslims aside and being allies with non-Muslims. يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ لاَ تَتَّخِذُواْ الْكَافِرِينَ أَوْلِيَاء مِن دُونِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَتُرِيدُونَ أَن تَجْعَلُواْ لِلّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ ...


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And eat up not one another's property unjustly (in any illegal way e.g. stealing, robbing, deceiving, etc.), nor give bribery to the rulers (judges before presenting your cases) that you may knowingly eat up a part of the property of others sinfully. (2:188) Assuming that we see a file as the original creators property, then I believe that this ayat applies....


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It is forbidden to commit suicide. يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ لَا تَأۡڪُلُوٓاْ أَمۡوَٲلَكُم بَيۡنَڪُم بِٱلۡبَـٰطِلِ إِلَّآ أَن تَكُونَ تِجَـٰرَةً عَن تَرَاضٍ۬ مِّنكُمۡ‌ۚ وَلَا تَقۡتُلُوٓاْ أَنفُسَكُمۡ‌ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ بِكُمۡ رَحِيمً۬ا (٢٩) وَمَن يَفۡعَلۡ ذَٲلِكَ عُدۡوَٲنً۬ا وَظُلۡمً۬ا فَسَوۡفَ نُصۡلِيهِ نَارً۬ا‌ۚ وَڪَانَ ذَٲلِكَ عَلَى ...


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He has forbidden you only the Maitah (dead animals), and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that which is slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than God (or has been slaughtered for idols). But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits, then there is no sin on him. Truly, God is Oft-forgiving Most Merciful. [2:...


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The fuqaha'(jurists) have inferred that the angel of life blows the soul into the foetus after it is 120 days old, so without doubt, terminating the life of a foetus when it is over 4 months old is definitely murder (speaking in general terms). This is based on the hadeeth: عن أبي عبد الرحمن عبد الله بن مسعـود رضي الله عنه ، قال : حدثنا رسول الله صلي الله ...


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Disclaimer: I would talk to a different imam -- one who you think has knowledge and is trustworthy in deen -- and get him to sort this out for you. If you want to take things into your own hands (which could impact your health, or something else), read below. This is something very serious. I would read this thoroughly, do some more research, and step very, ...


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There is no explicit ayah or hadith about smoking. The goals of Islam (maqaasid ash-shari'ah, if I'm not mistaken) are five. Among those five are preservation of human life. The history is interesting: the default ruling on all non-worship things is that they are mubah (permissible) until proven guilty. As with smoking. When scholars initially ...


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Adding new ibadats to Islam is called bid'at, and it is haram. Then the question turns into Is there an ibadat in Islam for celebrating the birth day of the nabi?. The answer is no. There is no birthday celebration for the nabi in Islam. Nabi's followers had never done any kind of celebration or birthday party for him when he was alive. Birthday celebration ...


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First, finding references on this is hard. Perhaps it's sufficient to say that rasulullah changed the names of certain people when their names were islamically unacceptable. See my answer on naming girls Asiya for some examples. If you look through the sunnah, you won't find that rasulullah changed the names of anyone who had these names; you will find he ...


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Is the woman allowed to wear Leather/PVC/latex trousers or catsuits to look sexy for her husband? Yes, she is allowed to wear such cloths. Are a couple allowed to visit a sex shop together? In my opinion (also by some scholars) No. Because in Islam, we are not allowed to see Awra of other men or women. and these sex shops have all sorts of nudity (...


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The body which we are using isn't our own property, it is what Allah has given us to use and live in the world and Allah will take it back once we will die. Allah has forbidden harming yourself and this is the reason why suicide is haram in Islam because it is self-harm. And spend in the way of Allah and do not throw [yourselves] with your [own] hands ...


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The only hair areas that I am aware of that have restrictions are: The beard for men Narrated By Ibn 'Umar : Allah's Apostle said, "Cut the moustaches short and leave the beard (as it is)." Sahih al-Bukhary, The Book of Dress, Hadith Number:5954 The eyebrows for women Narrated By 'Abdullah : Allah has cursed those women who practise ...


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So it's ok under the following conditions: Does not harm any partner Both partners agree to it. Each of them has the right to: get a chance of conception get the pleasure There's an old Fatwa of Sheikh Munajjid, I quote as: Praise be to Allaah. It is permissible to use condoms so long as this does not cause any harm and so long as both husband ...


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Pure water by itself is fundamentally halal. If there are haram impurities involved, the water would also become haram; not because of the water itself, but because of what's in it. So, for example, if it was drawn from a small pool in which someone was storing their dead pig carcasses, we shouldn't drink it (most would chalk that up to common sense though)...


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Sexual fantasies, I would say, are not uncommon for Muslims. The only problem, for men especially, is that sexual fantasies may lead to something more, including masturbation, or even worse, committing zina. That being said however, having sexual fantasies is by no means a sin, as long as the person does not act upon it. Sexual fantasies are among the ...


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I found several other fatwas listing a different opinion on the issue. Some key arguments, 1) 3d objects(statues) are strongly disallowed but 2d images are ONLY detestable. Muslim has also reported from 'Aisha that she said, "We had a curtain with the figure of a bird on it. When the Messenger of Allah (peace be on him) entered the house, he saw it right ...


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All types of insurance are Haram (prohibited). They involve Jahalah (sale with lack of knowledge), Gharar (fraudulent transaction where details about the sold item are unknown or uncertain) - both of them are not pardoned - gambling, unjustly taking people's money, and Riba (usury/interest). There are many legal proofs that all these transactions are ...


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Prediction is not necessarily prediction; it might actually be inferences or even observations. As oshirowanen mentioned, there are two kinds of predictions: Magical Prediction and Scientific Prediction. Scientific Prediction (Actually I don't believe them as prediction) The term "Scientific prediction" is a misnomer .The correct terms are Scientific ...


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