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Using the Bible as Toilet Paper

Using the Bible as Toilet Paper: Permissible?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: We do not accept the statement that the heavenly books such as the Torah or Gospel can be used to clean oneself with since it …

Muslim Imam Named Hero of the Year by Nigerian Newspaper

SUN Awards: Muslim Imam Named Hero of the Year

A Nigerian Muslim imam has been honored by The Sun newspaper, Nigeria, for saving hundreds of Christians during an attack in the central Plateau State last year. Imam Abubakar Abdullahi was awarded the Sun Hero of the Year Award for his courage in saving Christian villagers from being lynched  by bandits in Plateau. The imam also received …

Is It Permissible to Celebrate the New Gregorian Year?

Is It Permissible to Celebrate the New Gregorian Year?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- If you are talking about religious rituals associated with the arrival of the new year, this celebration is disallowed. 2- If someone expresses joy …

Celebrating the New Year

Celebrating the New Year: Allowed?

Wa`alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- It is difficult to categorize certain feasts like Thanksgiving and New Year as religious feasts. 2– Some scholars permit new converts to attend their families celebrations without participating in anything purely …

Can Muslim Children Celebrate Christmas with Their Non-Muslim Friends

Can Muslim Children Celebrate Christmas with Their Non-Muslim Friends?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Just as you may invite Christians or others to share the joy of Eid, you are also allowed to share the joy of feasts by Christians …

Muslim Youth to Protect Christmas Mass in Indonesia

JAKARTA – As Indonesian Christian minority get prepared for Christmas celebrations, a Muslim group in the world’s most populated Muslim country is deploying thousands of volunteers to protect the churches across the country during the Christmas mass. “We have coordinated with police, military, and Islamic groups to maintain the security so that Catholics can attend …

What Is the Status of Jesus in Islam

What Is the Status of Jesus in Islam?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- It may be a surprise to many people in America that we Muslims also believe in Jesus. 2- Although we do not celebrate Christmas, but we …

Eating Food Made by Non-Muslims

Eating Food Made by Non-Muslims: Permissible?

Wa`alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Muslims are allowed to eat food prepared by any human as long as the food is clean, healthy, and prepared with halal (lawful) ingredients. It is not required …

Picnic Unites Omaha Muslims, Jews, Christians

OMAHA – Fostering mutual understanding, respect and friendship, people of all faiths gathered at the Tri-Faith Picnic at Omaha’s multifaith campus Sunday, sharing food and talk. “I think it binds people here,” said Nizam Qassem, a member of the mosque that the American Muslim Institute opened on the campus in 2017, Omaha.com reported. “Wherever there …

Imam Who Sheltered 300 Christians Invited for Presidential Honor

LAGOS – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has invited 83-year-old brave Muslim imam for a handshake and a national honor to commend his role in sheltering and protecting Christians during attacks on June 23  in Nghar Yelwa village, central Nigeria. The decision was taken after reports revealed how imam Abdullahi Abubakar saved about 300 persons when …



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