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Is Playing in a Rock Band Permissible? - About Islam

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 …

Human embryonic stem cells

Therapeutic Cloning Advances in the Muslim World

Far more than just copying cells for the purpose of duplicating human beings, cloning technologies are leading to exciting medical applications. Continuing the discussion of Part 1, this article explores therapeutic cloning advances in the Muslim World.

Irish Islamic Center Issues Fatwa Against FGM - About Islam

Irish Islamic Center Issues Fatwa Against FGM

DUBLIN – The head imam of the Islamic Centre of Ireland, Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri, issued a fatwa on Tuesday against the practice of female genital mutilation. “Islamic Center of Ireland launches Fatwa Against FGM to unequivocally condemn FGM, reject Ali Selim’s remarks and support Ifrah Foundation and others in their campaign against End FGM,” …

Are Children Held Accountable for Their Sins? - About Islam

Are Children Held Accountable for Their Sins?

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- A person is not held accountable for what he does while he or she has not yet reached the age of puberty. 2- A person is …

Wrong Fatwas Can Lead to Disasters

Wrong Fatwas Can Lead to Disasters

Passion for Islam is not sufficient to qualify for giving fatwas and offering fiqhi advice. In fact, enthusiasm without knowledge can lead to catastrophic, wrong fatwas. A case of this sort did occur during the time of the Prophet’s (peace and blessings be upon him). At the time, an ill-advised fatwa lead to the death …

Al-Azhar Opens Fatwa Kiosks in Cairo Metro - About Islam

Al-Azhar Opens Fatwa Kiosks in Cairo Metro

The Fatwa Committee of Al-Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy has opened a number of kiosks in one of Cairo’s main underground metro stations to allow commuters to seek guidance on Islamic issues.

Should One-year-old Girl Wear Hijab? - About Islam

Should One-year-old Girl Wear Hijab?

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. Sister, we congratulate you on becoming a Muslim and we hope you understand the tolerant and flexible teachings of Islam which Allah the …

Brain Washing

"Brain Washing" to Convert People to Islam: OK?

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. Dear sister in Islam, thanks a lot for your question which reflects your care to have a clear view of the teachings of …

Ask the Scholar: Top 20 Fatwas in 2016

Ask the Scholar: Top 20 Fatwas in 2016

Which questions did interest our readers most during 2016? As we are starting a new year, we prepared a list of our most viewed fatwas in the Ask the Scholar service during 2016. Check our most popular answers below and feel free to submit your questions to Ask the Scholar or to our other counseling …

Divorcing a Wife

Divorcing a Wife in Absentia: Valid?

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. Dear sister, thank you for trusting us and for your question that shows your interest to know more about Islam. Though not obliged …



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