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Shaving the Hair

Shaving the Hair of a Newborn: Necessary?

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: Shaving the head of the baby is among the rites of `aqeeqah. So a Muslim should never hesitate to do the …

Can I Give Zakah to My Widowed Sister

Can I Give Zakah to My Widowed Sister?

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: There is no harm in giving the Zakah to the widowed sister so long as she is in need of it. Answering your question, Dr. Salah …

Stuff

How to Return Stolen Stuff

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- If you can identify anyone of those people, you can restore him what you have taken from him. 2- …

Can I Give Zakah to My Brother or Sister?

Can I Give Zakah to My Brother or Sister?

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: There is nothing wrong with giving zakah to brothers and sister if our duty towards them will not be waived. The late Muslim scholar, Sheikh Ibn …

Can I Give Zakat al-Fitr in Cash?

Can I Give Zakat al-Fitr in Cash?

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- The majority of scholars said that we should give Zakat al-Fitr in the form of food. 2- Imam Abu Hanifa and some other scholars …

Is Zakat Al-Fitr Obligatory on a Poor Person and His Family

Is Zakat Al-Fitr Obligatory on a Poor Person and His Family?

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: Zakat Al-Fitr is obligatory on every Muslim, whether male or female, minor or adult as long as he/she has the means to do so. With regard …

Paying Zakah to Fund Collective Iftars

Paying Zakah to Fund Collective Iftars: 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: It is not permissible to pay the Zakah or Zakat al-Fitr to organize collective iftars. Answering your question, Dr Khaled Hanafi, Head of the Fatwa Committee …

Can I Give My Zakah to a Poor Friend?

Can I Give My Zakah to a Poor Friend?

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. Dear questioner, we would like to thank you for the great confidence you place in us, and we implore Allah Almighty to help us serve His cause and …



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