Yes, it is true that leaving Islam, in an Islamic state, can be a reason for someone to be put to death. Note the caveat: in an Islamic state. We do not have any Islamic state today; only Muslim countries who mix some parts of Islamic law with other types of law.
I think the question you're asking is more about why this might be the case. As you mentioned, ...
Ask yourself this: If someone gave you a computer, and it turns out the computer itself was stolen, would it still be halal to use? Piracy is stealing, plain and simple. I've been working in software development for over ten years and I know first hand how much hard work goes into making it, and to have someone come and get it for free hurts.
I also grew up ...
Here is a hadith which says that our Prophet (pbuh) said that we must obey the ruler of the country we reside in unless ofcourse the rule goes against islam:
the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “It is
necessary upon a Muslim to listen to and obey the ruler, as long as
one is not ordered to carry out a sin. If he is ...
According to majority of scholars, If the male organ enters woman even once, then Ghusl is obligatory on both. Ejaculation is not the condition for Ghusl, entering into woman is.
Also, If ejaculation happens without penetration, even then ghusl is fard. So in both cases ghusl is fard. So, you must do ghusl before praying, otherwise prayer will not be valid.
First of all, dogs are not considered as haraam in Islam.
Islam gives permission to keep dogs for certain purposes, such as hunting, guarding livestock and protecting crops.
It is mentioned in Al-Quran
And you would think them awake, while they were asleep. And We turned
them to the right and to the left, while their dog stretched his
forelegs at ...
Does Islam permit child marriages?
I will explain the Hanafi law, as I don't know the other ones. Basically, marriage is legal at any age. So, yes, child marriages are allowed. However, sexual intercource between the husband and the wife happens after the girl reaches puberty, not before.
Source: A website which belongs to Hanafi scholars:
In Islamic law, there is a maxim which states that "Everything is permissible unless it's forbidden explicitly". So for example, when it comes to food, everything is permissible to eat except for some specific things: pork, dead meat, animals slaughtered in the name of other than Allah, etc. Same with clothing; we can wear whatever we want with some ...
Whether covering a women's face is wajib has been debated for a long time. Since the side that assures that it is wajib has already been covered, I'll cover here the side that says it is not. I will be referring to the writings of Sheikh Al-Albani, who is considered by many as the most prominent Sunni scholar in modern times to have come to criticize ...
In Islam everyone is equal so caste has no importance.
There is a hadith:
"An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab"
If you say that one should not marry of a particular caste then you are saying that you are better than them and that makes you ignorant.
“He will not enter Hellfire who has the weight of a seed of faith in his heart and he will not ...
There is an ayat about your question:
وَالْقَوَاعِدُ مِنَ النِّسَاء اللَّاتِي لَا يَرْجُونَ نِكَاحًا فَلَيْسَ عَلَيْهِنَّ جُنَاحٌ أَن يَضَعْنَ ثِيَابَهُنَّ غَيْرَ مُتَبَرِّجَاتٍ بِزِينَةٍ وَأَن يَسْتَعْفِفْنَ خَيْرٌ لَّهُنَّ وَاللَّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ
And women of post-menstrual age who have no desire for marriage - there is no blame upon them for ...
Saying prayers in mosque of Shia and Sunni is totally unrestricted. Even saying prayers in church is allowed (if it has no danger for your religion).
Also the whole world is created by Allah. No one can restrict from for praying to him by building anything.
But it's better to pray to Allah in a mosque because of hadith from prophet Mohammad(صلى الله عليه ...
Hadith (Reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
A woman is married for four reasons: her property, lineage, beauty and
religion. You should better marry the religious one otherwise you will
Sister, caste should never become a hindrance for a marriage.
If the boy has been sent as your partner, then you will get married to him. In Sha Allah
Learning, practicing and teaching magic, all of them, is kufr (disbelief).
Allah says in Qur'an:
And they followed [instead] what the devils had recited during the
reign of Solomon. It was not Solomon who disbelieved, but the devils
disbelieved, teaching people magic and that which was revealed to the
two angels at Babylon, Harut and Marut. But ...
The quran orders certain punishments for those who sin the quran however does not say anything specifically about stoning or beheding. But it does include cutting the theives hand
“[As for] the thief, the male and the female, amputate their hands in recompense for what they earned [i.e. committed] as a deterrent [punishment] from Allaah. And Allaah is ...
No, you can't do anything to your hair. The rules are fairly simple:
Men should not look like women
Women should not look like men
The style should not imitate kafir
It is best to imitate the prophet of Islam
You can read the full fatwa here from islamqa.
So if this spiking style was a trend started by a kafir, then that style would not be allowed ...
Just imagine Police wants to arrest a female suspect. What to do if all the Police forces are men? In many cases there would be no solution without breaking Shari'ah laws like the situation that the Police force needs to touch or catch the female suspect.
Shari'ah has limitations on the relationships between stranger men and women, for looking or touching, ...
This is a very good question , as this mis-conception is still not clear among many many muslims as well.
I will divide the asnwer in 3 sections:
First of all, you must know that Islam is a religion from our creator, means this religion is best in all ways. No matter where, when we apply it, it works perfectly. In case of justice and ...
1. You cannot afford to ignore the fact that the married individual is more comfortable and is in a position to better perform his religious duties and obligations as he enjoys peace of mind and a tranquil heart. He is considered to have covered half of the way whereas an unmarried person struggles to safeguard his faith and himself against evil.
2. There ...
The actual status
I'm quoting here sunni references!
You will still find a lot of Fatwas where some scholars say that a woman who rejects to have intercourse with her husband is "nashiz ناشز" and can be punished and that she should obey if her husband wants to have intercourse. For example here (in Arabic) an extreme fatwa where the scholar seems to allow ...
Shirk, Associating partners with Allah (SWT), is the greatest sin. Shirk is not 'When you worship other than God', because the root word of Shirk means to associate.
The people of Makkah, and all the previous nations, had no problem with توحيد الربوبية, which means they believed in Allah (SWT) as the creator, but their problem was توحيد الالوهية, which is ...
As other questions state, in Islam, everything wordly is permissible until proven haram. So the question is, is this haram or not?
I don't give fatwa :) I will however mention some points to keep in mind:
Your body is not your own; it's a loaner, and you are expected to maintain it well (see Youssef G.'s answer)
Islam allows and encourages entertainment, ...
In Islam (from Sunni viewpoint), it is not permissible to swear by anything else other than Allah. In fact, most Scholars of Islam have reported a consensus that this is prohibited. There is an odd view that it is permissible to swear by the Prophet (Peace be upon him), however it is groundless. There are several Sahih Hadith which prohibit swearing by ...
Yes, it's allowed, as long as you trust that there's no distortion.
Allah says in Surat 'Āli `Imrān:191:
الَّذِينَ يَذْكُرُونَ اللَّهَ قِيَامًا وَقُعُودًا وَعَلَىٰ جُنُوبِهِمْ
وَيَتَفَكَّرُونَ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ رَبَّنَا مَا
خَلَقْتَ هَٰذَا بَاطِلًا سُبْحَانَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
Who remember ...
There is no rule for this.
In old times, there was no electricity. Illuminating the environment and surroundings was a problem. Without sufficient ambient light, cutting nails, cutting hair, shaving, etc would spread around more dirt. One of the primary sources of what we call "dust" and "dirt" in our homes is nothing but hairs, granulated death skin ...
No, there is no Islamic rule that prevents Muslim women from voting.
But some eastern cultures are trying to impose their cultural limitations and cover them with fake religious causes to force people to accept those limitations.
The iddat for a divorced woman is set to three menstrual periods, as interpreted from the following ayah:
Divorced women remain in waiting for three periods, and it is not lawful for them to conceal what Allah has created in their wombs if they believe in Allah and the Last Day. ...
-- Al-Baqarah 228
This above applies to any woman, regardless of ...
Generally, it's not allowed for a believer to marry anyone who has had premarital sex.
Allah said in Surah an-Nisa 24:3 =
"The fornicator does not marry except a fornicator or polytheist, and none marries her except a fornicator or a polytheist, and that has been made unlawful to the believers."
However, if the person makes toubah and asks for ...