General Fatwa Session

Dear Brothers/Sisters,


Thank you very much for joining us in this Live Fatwa session. We would like also to thank our guest, Dr. Mohammad S. Alrahawan, for answering the questions directed to him. You will find the answers of your questions below.


Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 | 19:00 - 21:00 Makkah | 16:00 - 18:00 GMT

Session is over.

I have this weird fear of the unknown. What will happen in the future and Im suddenly scared of my parents dying . This thought kills me when i think about it. I cant concentrate in school or be happy when i am spending time with my family. I keep imagining different scenarios of what would happen . I cant seek professional help cz i am too young. I feel as if Allah is punishing me . I have asked for forgiveness and started praying as well . But i do not feel peace at heart. I feel helpless. I just want Allah to give me a sign that everything will be ok. And yes I did talk to my parents. Please help. Im very scared

Parents , anxiety and fear - About Islam

Your worries are the result of two things:


1) You lack complete trust in Allah. We must know that Allah is the Wakeel; the one who manages everything in this world and He is the One we must put our all trust in Him. He is the most beneficent and generous.


2) You listen to the insinuations of the Shaytan. Allah says in the Quran what means, “Satan threatens you with poverty and orders you to immorality, while Allah promises you forgiveness from Him and bounty. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.” (Al-Baqarah 2:268)


The healing remedy of what you suffer from is to keep yourself busy with dhikr (remembering Allah) and with prayers. Allah says what means, “Indeed, mankind was created anxious: When evil touches him, impatient, And when good touches him, withholding [of it], Except the observers of prayer – Those who are constant in their prayer. For the petitioner and the deprived – And those who believe in the Day of Recompense. And those who are fearful of the punishment of their Lord -” (Al-Ma`rahij 70: 19-27)


Almighty Allah knows best.


There is a hadith which says if someone's last words are "La ilaha Illa lahu Muhammadur Rasoolullah" he /she enters paradise. What if keeping this in head,the person sins all through his life.Would the person still be entered into Paradise?

Faith - About Islam

Many Hadiths are narrated from the Prophet (peace be upon him) to the same effect that whoever says la ilaha illa Allah truthfully or sincerely from the bottom of their heart, will enter Jannah.


This Hadith teaches us that if a man’s tongue spontaneously starts uttering the basic testification of Islam: “None has the right to be worshipped but Allah” just before his death, he will undoubtedly enter Jannah.


However, it is not definite whether he will go to Jannah in the first phase or will be admitted to it in the second phase after undergoing a purification process.


This depends on the Will of Allah. Yet, admission to Jannah is subject to his thorough understanding of monotheism and its conditions, that is to say, a complete abstinence from a polytheistic conduct of life.


Wahb bin Munabbih was asked on this hadith and said, “admittance to Jannah needs a key, but no key can work out without teeth. The teeth of this keys are actions and righteous deeds.


Almighty Allah knows best.

Assalam waleikum warahamtullahi wabarkatahu.. I am a born Muslim my grandfather my dad and many of my family people served in INDIAN ARMY now its my turn to continue... So I would like to know if I can join INDIAN ARMY as INDIAN ARMY FIGHTS mostly against PAKISTAN which is a Muslim country and terrorists who are Muslim..kindly help me

Can Muslim join INDIAN ARMY - About Islam

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.


The opinion, which is more akin to the sound juristic view, is that a Muslim shouldn’t indulge in a war against his fellow Muslim brothers, and he may justify his position by asking for a leave or (a temporary) exemption from the military as the true conscience of a Muslim dictates that he shouldn’t indulge in killing a fellow Muslim brother without a justifiable reason.


However, if there is no way but to participate, then a Muslim can join the rear to help in military service (i.e. not to participate in face-to-face confrontation).


This is the case of someone who is already enrolled in a non-Muslim army.

For one who is seeking to work in a non-Muslim army, I think he should not do that since it may cause him to fight or confront a Muslim or cause a great harm to Muslims.


Almighty Allah knows best.

Asalamu aleykum, I'm in need of urgent information as I don't want to sin or transgress Allah SWT boundaries. My mother is part of a sect of Islam, the Ismailis, and she goes to her place of worship everyday. I drive her there because I worry about her health and her coming back late at night. My question is, am I not co-operating in transgression and shirk since they worship their Imam? I am transporting her there out of my own will and assisting in shirk and transgression? I am confused and I am scared because I don't want to disobey Allah swt and his messenger sws, please give me some information on this.

Taking mother to a different place of worship - About Islam

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.


You must take all steps and ways possible to convince your mother what she is doing is not right and she must repent to Allah. Scholars maintained that a child has to pick up his parents even if they go to a church.


Almighty Allah knows best.

I was cheated on by my boyfriend. I believed he was the one allah selected for me but i was wrong. He cheated me for another girl. Insulted me, hurt me and dishonored me i many ways throughout the relationship. But i want to forgive him as i am burning from inside. But i want him to see his karma. And at the day of judgement i want to claim my rights. My question is if i forgive him now will i be able to ask for justice and my rights at the day of judgement??

Claiming rights at judgment day - About Islam

You should first of all think about taking a boyfriend is prohibited in Islam. Committing fornication is one of the grave sins which is promised evil consequences in this life and the hereafter, but Allah forgives all sins including adultery. He said in the Quran,

“Say, O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.” (Az-Zumar 39:53)

If you forgive him in this life, Allah will forgive him regarding your own rights but there are other rights which are left for Allah.

Almighty Allah knows best.

Assalamualaikum I saw many of our muslim brothers after nikah both of bride and groom are together on stage on the occasion of waleema/reception. The bride doesn't have any parda/hizab. I am going to marry and also want to do same. Kya aesa krna jayaz h ya nhi. Please reply me via email. Shukriyaa

Nikah - About Islam

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh


This is prohibited. A Muslim woman should enjoin the Islamic code of dress and modesty at all times without any exception.


Almighty Allah knows best.