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20 Fatwas About Shaban

20 Fatwas About Shaban

It is the month of Shaban; we get excited as we draw closer to the blessed month of Ramadan. Does Shaban have any peculiar merits? Are there specific acts of worship to do in it? How about fasting; should we fast or not during this month? Find answers for these questions and more in this …

Coffee Is Haram? How to Deal with a Strange Fatwa

Coffee Is Haram? How to Deal with a Strange Fatwa

Did you know that 5 centuries ago, drinking coffee in Makkah or in Cairo was illegal, punishable by jail and lashing? Why? Because it was the prevalent fatwa and fiqhi opinion that coffee was prohibited as a type of intoxicants.

What Is Fiqh?

What Is Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence)?

In the Qur’an, the term is used to signify deep understanding of matters especially those related to religion. It is mostly used to mean the understanding of the words of someone else and, for religious matters, the words of Allah and His Messenger.

World’s First Islamic Crypto Exchange Set for Launch

ABU DHABI — An Emirati financial services firm, ADAB Solutions, has announced plans to launch the world’s first Shari`ah-compliant cryptocurrency exchange, Albawaba reported on August 27. “We’ll launch this platform because in the meantime no one can guarantee that the coins and projects listed on conventional cryptocurrency exchanges comply with the norms of Islam,” ADAB …

15+ Fatwas About Animal Sacrifice (Udhiyah)

15+ Fatwas About Animal Sacrifice (Udhiyah)

The day of Eid Al-Adha is now upon us. On this blessed day, many Muslims offer an animal sacrifice; a ritual called Udhiyah. Udhiyah reminds believers about Prophets Ibrahim and Ismail (peace be upon them). Their wonderful sacrifice and submission to God’s command remain a source of inspiration for every Muslim. In this folder, we …

Is Ghusl Necessary Straight After Intercourse?

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 in this fatwa: It is permissible to delay ghusl (ritual bath) until the time of Fajr, but it is recommended for the husband and …

Thousands Gather to Farewell Australia’s Grand Mufti

Thousands Gather to Farewell Australia’s Grand Mufti

MELBOURNE – Thousands of mourners have observed the funeral Prayer for the Australia’s top Islamic leader, a day after his death in Melbourne, The West reported on July 12. Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Azeem Al-Afifi, 48, was farewelled by about 3,000 people on Thursday during a service at Al-Taqwa Mosque in Truganina, Australia where he had …

Should Muslims in the North Fast 23 Hours a Day?

Editor note: This article was first published in June 2015. We republish it here due to its relevance and the useful information it contains. Summary This article surveys the different opinions regarding the maximum length of fasting for Muslims living in northern regions of the globe. My main concern is to ease the hardship that …

Egypt’s Fatwa House Bans Trending Suicide Game

TUNIS – After a series of appalling teenager suicides connected to social media game “Blue Whale”, Egypt’s Dar al Iftaa, the country’s top Islamic authority, has declared the game forbidden in Islam. In a YouTube video, a Dar Al-Iftaa representative said the game consists of “several elements” deemed to be “forbidden” in Islam, as quoted …

Is Playing in a Rock Band 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: 1- The ruling concerning playing in a rock band really varies according to the kind of messages delivered. If the …



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