Live Fatwa (ٌRamadan-related Issues)

Dear Brothers/Sisters,


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

Wednesday, May. 24, 2017 | 20:00 - 22:00 Makkah | 17:00 - 19:00 GMT

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assalaamualakum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. I'm a Muslim, therefore I believe there is good & peace in everything in Islam but I'm confused about the sharia law. I was going to look it up, & I even started to but a lot of the websites I used portrayed it in a very unlawful &unislamic way but I know there is good to it. Could you go over every Islamic sharia law in depth? because I'm sure there is beauty I just can't find.

sharia law - About Islam

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

Shariah is three branches: Faith, practice and law

Law is the rules and regulations that dictate our life according to that which pleases God. So, eating pork, drinking wine, stealing, practicing magic and many other examples are all prohibited under the law of Sharia.

Law of Shariah is meant to bring benefit and prevent harm. It is to protect our Deen, self, mind, honor and wealth.

The law of Shariah was mentioned mainly in the Quran in the general rules, then the Sunnah of the prophet (peace be upon him) gave real examples of implementation and up till now scholars can relate in Qiyas or analysis new implantations of the original meanings and purposes of the Shariah.

For ladies, When we work with men in our field of work ,can we be pleasant with them and if there is a joke ,can't we laugh?

Work - About Islam

Respect and honor should be your guideline in this. That which you do not allow for your wife to happen with other men, do not allow yourself to practice it with other women.

The Quran advised also women to watch for the tone of their voice not to be close to intimacy for people who have ill hearts morally will use it in a bad way.

So yes, being pleasant is a fine term between genders or if someone mentioned something funny yes people can laugh even being of other gender. But always put your heart and intention at check not to be loose and intimate in a way that would be not proper.

If the women in islam wants to work and the husband at first doesn't allow,can they discuss nicely and come to a decision?

women - About Islam

Yes, of course that is the way it should be. I cannot imagine a relationship based on orders from husband but would rather hope to see it as an understanding based on love and respect and all that happens in proper communication.

Love means sacrifices. If you love him and you feel this matter is sensitive for him you will find a place in your heart to stay home taking care of family and kids. Maybe later in time he might change his mind and have no issues for you to work.

Assalamwalikum My husband and I were dating from past 7 years till we got married last December. It's been 5 months of our marriage. I am not happy because of him and his mother. My mother in law has created so much problem between us that now both have lost the love and respect between each other. He knows his mother is wrong but he'll keep telling me to try to fix things with her but I can't. She treats me so bad like taunts me and makes big issue for small mistakes I do. Tells my husband and fills his ears. There's no peace at father in law is neutral and told my husband yo find another house and stay. But my husband has been spoon fed and pampered and dsnt want to leave his parents.he is proper mommy's boy. Very immatured. But today he told me if I don't make things fine between his mum n me den he'll divorce me. That's when it hit me he'll always be a son and never a husband. In 5 months he never took my side. And he has no regret to divorce me cz of my in laws . What should I do. I fought with my parents to marry him because they knew how his mother is and they told this will happen but I thought my husband would support me. My parents will hate me if my husband divorces me. Should I even cry if this relationship doesn't work out because my husband doesn't care about me if he told this. In fact he told it in a very nice manner and not even in anger. Please help

Divorce - About Islam

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

In short, you have two options it seems since he is not willing to change. No doubt you have the right for a house with him on your own, I am not sure if a local Imam can talk to him about your rights including a separate residence that might ease the tension with his mom.

Back to the two options; either be ready for divorce or take it responsibly if it happens. Life does not end by divorce even if it hurts and it causes a real hardship but we must always pull out and seek positively new ways to live honorable.

Or, try to change things on your side to accommodate the status you are in now. You dated him for 7 years you said, you knew him and his mom, your parents knew it too so I would assume since you knew you might be able to cope.

My advice is the second option of course, try to rise over the issues that bother you and try to convince your husband to move in the near future to a place on your own. I pray and hope things will work for both of you insha’ Allah.

Asalaamu alaikum Pls, as a Muslim is it good to celebrate mother's day?

celebration mother's day - About Islam

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

I do not see an issue celebrating that day. It is a social event not a religious one. It will become haram if things done in it were haram like drinking wine, spending money extravagantly etc. But if someone bought his mom a gift or took her out for dinner or invited family at home to be with her it should be fine.

Can I name my son Muhammad or Musa? And what is the meaning of the name of Musa?

Naming my son - About Islam

Yes, indeed you can. The prophet (peace be upon him) told us directly to name our kids after him. He (peace be upon him) said: “name after my name.” (Al-Bukhari)

The same thing applies for Musa and all other prophets. As to the meaning of the name Musa: it is in Hebrew (the pulled from water) and in Coptic language (the newly born.)