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Why drinking is prohibited in Islam?

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]...
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Is having sexual relations with a mahram permissible?

Mahram is derived from haram, it literally means "forbidden people", i.e. people with whom sex and marriage is forbidden. According to the Quran, sex is only permitted with one's wives and female ...
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Is masturbation permissible for a man during an extended period of unmarried life?

Masturbation is called استمناء in fiqh. There are no Quranic verses or authentic hadith that directly mention it. The view of the Shafi and Maliki schools of thought is that masturbation is ...
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How to deal with sexual urges?

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “O young men, whoever among you can afford to, let him get married, for it is more effective in lowering the gaze and in guarding one’s chastity. Whoever cannot ...
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Can sex with a prostitute be permissible if they become a temporary slave?

Prostitution is considered haram in Islam. (See IslamWeb for a fatwa on this.) Sex outside of marriage (zina, or "fornication") is strongly and directly forbidden e.g. in Qur'an 17:32 (......
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Is X halal? (reference question)

• What is the default ruling for any action? There are two types of actions: Worship actions: the default rule here is the forbid, and the allowed ones are the ones Mohammad (PBUH) taught us. Non-...
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Is sarcasm prohibited in Islam?

You can divide sarcasm into two types: Involving Lying Not involving lying The second is in the Quran itself, so that is definitely halal: Those who defy Allah’s signs and kill the prophets ...
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Is it halal to marry the daughter of my divorced wife if the child is from her ex-husband?

If marriage was consummated then step-daughter became Mahram forever, even after divorce or death. your step-daughters under your guardianship [born] of your wives unto whom you have gone in. But ...
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Is chess haram?

There's a difference of opinion: Sunni Islam: Only the Shafi'i fiqh permits playing chess, and even then it's discouraged. Shia Islam: Ayatollahs Sistani, Shirazi and Subhani say chess is forbidden, ...
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Can I marry an atheist woman with our parents' consent? What if she's pregnant?

Islam only allows marriage to a Muslim, a Jew or a Christian. Quran 60:10 ... And hold not to marriage bonds with disbelieving women ... Quran 5:5 ... And [lawful in marriage are] chaste ...
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Can sex with a prostitute be permissible if they become a temporary slave?

Having intercourse with a prostitute is forbidden (even through legal means such as marriage) and makes the person who does it a prostitute as well. الزاني لا ينكح إلا زانية أو مشركة والزانية لا ...
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Is masturbation permissible for a man during an extended period of unmarried life?

Salam, First of all, I would like to say that this question is very relevant as it pertains to a lot of muslim youth in this modern world. I'm planing on pursuing studies that will probably last ...
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Is it halal to have oral sex with the spouse?

Lack of consensus Surveying fatawa on the topic (see below), we see there is no consensus on the matter of oral sex. This lack of consensus is affirmed by the following fatwa: As for what you ...
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Is it permissible for a husband to press his wife's feet when her feet are in pain?

First of all, the default in Islam is that anything that is not forbidden is allowed. I am scratching my head on this one. I am a little alarmed that you are panicking about being a sinner because ...
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Earning from a blog that provides cracked softwares for download?

The act of sharing download files or download links of cracked software (which are not freely available) on your website, and the act of earning money off it, in my opinion, are haram, unless you have ...
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Is "White Wine (Sulphites)" halal?

No. It is haram. Sulphites, in parenthesis, is most likely there to indicate that the wine contains sulphites (sulfites). According to The Kitchn it is used as a preservative in winemaking. The ...
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Why are Muslims allowed to eat camels but not horses?

Horse meat Actually horse meat is halal: Is horsemeat Halal? Ahadith such as the following Narrated Asma': We slaughtered a horse during the lifetime of Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) and ate it. -- Sahih al-...
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Is it preferable for someone to ask God To take revenge on a specific person for him rather than doing by himself?

وَجَزَاءُ سَيِّئَةٍ سَيِّئَةٌ مِثْلُهَا ۖ فَمَنْ عَفَا وَأَصْلَحَ فَأَجْرُهُ عَلَى اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الظَّالِمِينَ Chapter 42 Council, Consultation سورة الشورى - Ash-Shura: Verse 40 ...
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Is it improper for a woman to insist on being the only wife?

DISCLAIMER. This is not meant to be a fatwa on the matter. Rather, it is a collection of the opinions expressed in multiple publications. One should always seek a fatwa from a scholar knowledgeable ...
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Is Breast Milk ritually impure?

Would Allah allow you to feed your baby something impure? Milk is not among the things that break wudu': Which things break the wudu? In verse (16:66) milk was declared as pure: ... We give you drink ...
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Is it sin to touch your sister with lust?

It is haram to look at or touch a mahram (such as your sister) with lust. A Mahram by definition is someone with whom sexual intercourse is haram. A mahram can not be made lawful, even by means such ...
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Haraam or Halal? - Coke and Pepsi contain 0.001% Alcohol

The impracticality of totally eliminating alcohol consumption Alcohol occurs naturally in the food we eat and the drinks we drink: Ethanol production has also been observed under natural ...
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Is horsemeat Halal?

Eating horse is makruh according to the Hanafi and Maliki madhab. Their evidence includes: In the Quran 16:5-7, Allah mentions cattle and the various benefits that may be derived from them including ...
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Is it halal to have oral sex with the spouse?

Yes, it is permissible for Muslims to perform acts of oral sex with their spouses. Licking or sucking the spouse's sexual organs are permissible, as long as it gives a person sexual satisfaction which ...
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Are these silly lies haram according to Islam?

In Islam, lying is strictly prohibited except in three cases. Allah says (what means): “It is only those who believe not in the Ayah (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) ...
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Are grapes and grape juice haram?

It's going to be what you expect: these things are halal. The only context I can think of where grapes (or grape juice) might be haram is if they're being (mis) used for making alcohol, as per the ...
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Can I take a break from prayer until I fix the mistakes?

This state of mind is referred to as Kathirush shak (کثیر الشک)/ one who doubts too much. And in this state one can and should ignore their doubt and assume that they have correctly performed that ...
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According to the four Sunni schools, is it impermissible to follow an extinct madhhab?

According to the four Sunni schools, it is permissible to follow any school of thought (madhhab) provided that: The sources are the Qur'an or the authenticated Sunnah (depending on the extent of the ...
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Is it a sin to miss salah because of sleep nowadays?

No, the essence of the hadith is that you are not responsible for actions in sleep, and this holds true even today: Sometimes people are in such a deep sleep they do not get awoken even by loud ...
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