Category «Fataawa»

Astrology and Palmistry : Differentiating the means from cause

The general principle regarding “means” (asbāb) is that they should not be regarded as the “cause”, rather considering them as a means to conclude the outcome is permissible. However, sharīʿah has excluded ʿulūm al-nujūm (astrology) from this principle. This means that sharīʿah has strictly prohibited deducing outcomes using astrology as a means (and not a cause).

A general guideline in finding the right muftī to ask fatwā in today’s time

The only question that then remains is: If the taqwā position is to take the cautious view, does that mean taking the non-cautious view is still permissible? In short: Yes, it does. However, since the desire of a muʾmin is to do one’s best for Allāh, one’s aim should be to adopt the position of taqwā. Having this thought in one’s heart will always keep one yearning for the best as a questioner. However, if for some reason he is unable to do the best and does not opt for the cautious opinion, then he will still retain the desire in his heart along with regret for having lost the opportunity to gain more rewards. We hope that Allāh will still shower His blessings upon him.

Giving one child better treatment than others

It appears in Bukhaari Shareef [1] that a sahaabi by the name of Nu`maan bin Basheer radiallahu anhu had presented a slave to his son. His wife insisted that she would only be pleased with him until Nabi salallahu alayhi wasallam approved of him presenting the slave to his son.

This sahaabi went up to Nabi salallahu alayhi wasallam and related what had transpired between him and his wife. He then requested Nabi salallahu alayhi wasallam to approve of his gift to his son.

Tasbīh al-Tarāwīh – Du’a/Tasbeeh after 4 rakat taraweeh

Traditionally, in each tarwīhah, the mustahabb break between each set of four rak’ahs of the Tarāwīh (Taraweeh) prayer, the Muslims of different regions, especially in Makkah and Madīnah, observed different acts of worship. The Muslims in Makkah used to make tawāf of the Ka’bah during each tarwīhah, whereas those in Madīnah, unable to make tawāf, would pray an additional four rak’ahs instead.