My wife died due to CA Ovary. I have read in the Sahih of Bukhari that if a patient dies due to abdomen problem he is "Shaheed". Can you please put some light on this?
In some TV channels some astrologers offer predictions about the life and future of the people contacting them on the phone. They ask the callers to reveal their full name and date and place of birth. Then they claim to use this information to infer knowledge of the future of the callers. If they find that the future life of the caller is insecure they advise the latter to make it secure by the help…
Is changing the last name (or surname) by a woman after marriage to her husband's last name (or first/surname) unislamic? My wife wants to change her last name to my first name. I have come across few descriptions online where Qur’anic verses have been quoted and such change is deemed 'haram'. One such reference is:
I have been told that celebrating birthdays is tantamount to innovation in the religion of God. The following saying of the Holy Prophet (sws) is quoted to prove this claim.
Whoever introduces anything into this matter of ours that does not belong to it shall have that action rejected. (Bukhari, Muslim).
Whoever performs a deed which is not in accord with our…
- Considering Earthquakes As Divine Punishment
I have confusion regarding the cause of earthquakes. Majority of our religious scholars are of the view that it is a result of our sins. They refer to those ahādīths in which Prophet Muahmmed (sws) said that earthquakes are a form of God's punishment but Mr Javed Ahmed Ghamidi denies this view. May I know what his arguments are in this regard?
- Cures To Evil Eye
My question is regarding tying of black strand or thread on the wrist of a newly born kid, or simply putting black (kajal) in the shape of crescent or round tip on the forehead of the newly born up to infancy at least. I have heard from the elders that it provides some kind of protection against bad sight (nazar-e-bad). There is no Qur’anic dua or supplication to be made on those threads. Just the…
- Dhikr Beads
A debate is going on about the permissibility of otherwise of tasbeeh (dhikr beads) among a group of friends. I myself use them regularly. I wanted to know if it is bida'ah (innovation)?
- Did Adam’s Children Intermarry?
Please can you tell me how world population grew when Adam and Eve were a single couple and their children brothers and sisters. What does the Qur’an and religious literature have to say on this issue? Did the children marry one another then? Is this not weird?
- Difference Of Opinion
You hold that positive difference of opinion in religious views is always welcomed. But out of many of the scholars somebody has to be closer to the factual teaching. We have to decide and follow that. Cannot we name one such person whose views are closest to the Qur’an? We know that the points of difference in worship rituals are great. We may consider one viewpoint correct and the rivals as incorrect. The first pronounced…
- Does The Islamic Law Accept Revision According To The Changing Times And Needs
One of my peers told me that faith does not require proof or logic. So, if we agree that a particular law is ordained by Allah and/or ordained by Muhammad (sws) is the last word, the question again arises whether all the laws enforced by the Sharī‘ah are universal and everlasting, or for the Prophet's contemporary world. I am not an expert in the Sharī‘ah nor a studious follower of the tenets of Islam, I…
- Effects Of Some Magical Words
My sister has come across a group within the Christian community who are spreading some kind of words. They say that they will relieve all our problems. They are in some other language which they call God’s language. What should be one’s response to this? The group has also expanded itself across the country in many cities teaching Muslims those prayers, but they don’t tell you to stop practicing Islam. Please advice.
- Evil Eye
I would request Mr Ghamidi to please take some time for me to reply in detail regarding the belief of evil eye. There is nothing written in the Qur’an about this belief yet the scholars here say that the last two suras are a cure or protection for all such effects.1. I would like to know whether there is any sahih hadith which says that these suras are a cure or protection against such…
- Extending The Trousers Over The Ankles
Is it necessary to keep one's shalwar (lower garment) above one's ankles all the time or only when offering prayers?
- Extraordinay Hard Trials For The Pious
I have observed that pious people face the worst hardships. Why is that? What is the principle of trials and tribulations?
- Following Personal Understanding Of Religious Directives
Whenever I ask the ulema any religious questions they start explaining the answers in the light of fiqh books. They seem to be teaching fiqhs not the deen. Is fiqh that important that nowadays it is considered that important. The last line of defence they use is that you have to follow one fiqh. You can’t mix it. I don’t believe that I am going to take everything which is easy in any fiqh. Is…
- Following Wrong With True Intentions
My question is that, if someone studies Qur’an and Sunnah without any prejudice, bias or any such ailment and after studying if he reaches to a wrong conclusion and follows it for his whole life (because he thinks it is right and according to Qur’an and Sunnah), then would he be punished for following something wrong, which he thought was according to Qur’an and Sunnah? For example, we have Muslim brothers and sisters who prove…
- Gender Reassignment Surgery
I want to know that what does Islam say about Gender Reassignment Surgery. Is it prohibited in Islam? Can men or women go for this surgery and in what circumstances?
- Hiding One’s Sins
I wanted to know how far is an adulterer or fornicator rightfully allowed to draw a veil across his misdeeds? If someone questions him whether he has committed adultery or fornication, for instance, is it permissible for him to lie to hide his sin? If he says that he chooses not to answer that question it is very likely that questioner will automatically understand that there is something wrong.
- Hijama / Cupping
I live in Dallas, TX, USA and here the Muslim community is involved in "Hijama" It is very popular here and people say that it is Hijama and everyone should do it regularly. In Hijama they remove the blood of the body by making small cuts on skin and sticking vacuumed cups on different parts to suck the blood. The people who do that say it is a Sunnah and it is a remedy…
- Indulgence In Masturbation
I watch a lot of porn movies on internet and then do masturbation to remove my sexual desires. I don’t want to do all these things but it becomes necessary for me to masturbate as I cannot control myself at times. It is only after committing the act that I feel relaxed but ashamed as I also know that this thing is haram in Islam. But I can't stop it. Please tell me what should…
What is the significance of performing an action not approved by the Holy Prophet (sws)?
- Intentions Behind Actions
In islam if the intention is good an act will be rewarded. My question is if my intention is to please allah even though I do not have the intention to help the person is it still rewarded? For example a man asks for help but I do not like him yet I still help him only having the intention that Allah wants me to help him does it still count?
- Interpreting Islam
It is generally held that Islamic interpretations are can only be done by ahl al-Ra’y (people of the opinion, i.e. scholars) and not everyone. I wanted to learn the true Islamic perspective on the issue.
- Islamic Architecture
How would one characterize Islamic Architecture? How does one describe a mosque? What makes up a mosque? Is a minaret a symbol of Islamic Architecture? What building best describes Islamic Architecture?
- Japanese Gardening (Bonsai)
I am extremely fond of the Japanese art of gardening called Bonsai. Kindly inform if this is perfectly acceptable in Islam to cut and crop a huge size tree in a miniature form.
- Keeping Dogs
I live in Australia and I keep a dog. Some Muslims brothers said that it is not allowable to keep the dog in one’s home because the mercy of God does not descend into that house. They quote the ḥadīth to support their claim. Please tell me is it true and can we keep a dog at home. Pleases note that the dog stays only at the backyard of the house.
- Magic And Evil Eye
I am facing many hurdles especially in my career like in my business and some other few matters from last 3 years. Some people say that you are a victim of black magic and evil eye. Whenever I am going to start some easy assignment I don’t know why I faces some hurdles.
- Material Carrying Allah’s Name
I found Allah‘s name written in Arabic on a raw eggshell. The eggshell cannot be kept and has to be disposed of. How do you suggest I should deal with the problem? Would it be a sin to dispose it off?
- Meaning Of The Word Muttaqi
What is the meaning of the word "muttaqi"? Is it true that according to the Qur’ān, the most honorable to Allah is muttaqi?
- Memorising The Holy Qur’an
My question is that what is the need and significance of Hifz-e-Quran these days. These days, the Quran has been saved in its best form; it has been saved on computers, CDs, hard disks and papers. There is no chance of any amendment/ forgery/ changes in the Quran now. Is there a need to do Hifz-e-Quran by heart? I believe that learning of the Quran by heart was only for a limited time (when there…
- Naming Chilrden After The Messengers
I live in Canada and have named my younger son Noah: same as Nuh or Nooh. To me it gives the same meaning regardless. My intention is to name him after the Prophet Noah. Please advise if that is ok to name him in English version as Noah for I live in Canada. When people ask me why I named him Noah and I gladly explain that its the same Prophet Noah that Islam belief…
- Permissibility Of Music
I have following questions to ask.1) I am quite satisfied with your stance on Music. I had a discussion with some friends of mine, where they were comparing music with alcohol. According to them, music is banned for the same reason that it can lead to some thing worst, and the history tells us that at large music has been used in a wrong way. So what will be your response on this analogy,…
- Purpose Of The Worldly Life
Here are my questions:1. What is the purpose of my life, why I am here? What am I suppose to do during my stay on this planet earth or during this phase of my life?2. Can we eat the food which is sent to us by the People of Book especially meat e.g Kosher or animal killed by Christen standards?3. What you think about the interest which we pay on our…
- Recurring Nightmares
In last few days my wife is very depressed as she is having an increase in number of dreams. Due to the increase in the number of dreams she is becoming worried and also getting restless. Please advise any prayer (dua) to get her out of this problem. In her last dream she saw a large number of donkeys with their throats cut or killed. Can you also help us interpret the dream?
- Regarding Hazrat Abū Talib
Mufti Ahmad Raza Khan Barelvi had written a risala (pamphlet) to prove that Hazrat Abu Talib was a kafir and is in hell for ever. He wrote this risala a very long time ago and sunnis of Pakistan had almost forgotten this risala and fatwa. But unfortunately in the recent past few Sunni barelvi ulema who have a crooked mentality have started to spread this fatwa among sunni masses through booklets, their fatawa, their speeches…
- Salutation To The Holy Prophet (pbuh)
Recently a question has arisen on media about a book where PBUH was not written with the Prophet's name. My question is whether it is obligatory to write PBUH or SAW when writing a book or an academic paper. I have tried to search for this on internet but I have not found any reasonable resource. Kindly guide me on this with references. Also guide me about the early scholars as what they used…
- Sin And Crime
What is sin and what is difference between sin and crime?
- Status Of Eunuchs
What is the status of eunuchs in the Islamic Shari‘ah. I mean if a eunuch wants to live in accordance with Islamic laws, what laws would apply to him: of men or of women? Moreover, should such a person live a whole life of sexual abstinence? If so, would it not be the toughest test given to a human being? Don’t you think, in most of such cases, the person might become faithless? Please place…
- The Chosen Ones
This Sura (62:6), in addressing the followers of Nabi Musa, says that "If you believe yourself, to be the chosen race, to the exclusion of others, then express your desire for death."
Would you say that this also applies to Muslims, who consider themselves to be the chosen race, to the exclusion of others, based on religion alone, as opposed to their taqwa.
- Visting Graves Of The Walis And Awliyas
I was listening to one of the scholars in Pakistan. He said that before prophet (sws) died, he went to the tomb / graves of the martyrs of Uhad. He said that this hadith has consensus and is present in reliable ahadith books. The speech was in the context of visiting the graves of Aulia and Martyrs.
My second questions pertains to Prophet Noah and the flood which came as a punishment in…
- Wearing Bangles
I was wondering whether non-golden bangles and necklaces are forbidden for males.
- Wearing Pig Skin Suede Shoes
I suffer from intense foot pain from birth that has a crippling effect when I walk a block or stand for 20 minutes or so. I came across these medically altered shoes that have provided some relief. I found out today that they are made of Pig skin suede. Is it permissible for me to keep wearing these shoes? Your help will be really appreciated. Thank you.
- Were The Earliy Shari’ahs Deficient?
assalām-o-alaykumPlease refer to Q 42:13 which says that the same laws of religion were ordained for all the prophets. However, we keep hearing from the Islamic religious clergy that Sharī‘ah of Muḥammad is different, better and somehow more complete then the laws ordained for previous Prophets. I do not have any ready reference regarding the above claims by clergy but I recall hearing such assertions many times in the past. Could you please give…
- Women Vocalists
My question to you is regarding women and music. I see Ghamdi Sahab has always been a supporter of music being permissible within the limits of Islam. My question to you is how can a woman pursue music as a career by remaining within the limits of Islam? It would be great if you can also define these limits if what I asked is permissible.
- آخري صدي
- آل کے لفظی معنی
- ابن تیمیہ
- اسلام اور تفریح
- اسلام ميں خواجہ سراؤں كی حيثيت
- اسلام میں تصویر او رموسیقی
- اسلام میں عقیقہ کا حکم
- اسلام میں فلم
- اسلامی نظام بنکاری
- اللہ سے دوستی کی شرط
- انسان اور جنات كا تعلق
- انسانی اعضا کا عطیہ
- اولاد آدم كی آپس ميں شادی
- اچھی صحت کے لیے مسنون دعائیں
- بچوں کو نظر لگنا
- تشہد میں درود و سلام کیوں؟
- جادو اور اس کا روحانی علاج
- جرم اور گناہ میں فرق
- خود کشی میں رضاے الٰہی
- دست شناسی (پامسٹری)
- دین میں فلسفہ کی آمیزش
- رزق کی تعریف
- روضۂ مبارک کی تصویر آویزاں کرنا
- زم زم کا معنیٰ
- شفاعت کا عقیدہ
- صحابۂ کرام کی صحیح تصویر
- طہارت کے متعلق سوالات
- علم الاعداد
- علم نجوم کی حقیقت
- فرشتوں کی حقیقت
- فری میسن
- قرآن کا مردوں کو زیادہ اہمیت دینا
- قرآن کی رو سے علما کی حیثیت
- قوت عقل کا غلبہ
- كيا جادو ممكن ہے؟
- لڑکیوں کے رشتے کے لیے وظیفہ
- مجبوری کی وجہ سے غلط کام کا ارتکاب
- مسلمان مرد وعورت پر غسل کب لازم ہوتا ہے؟
- موجودہ موسيقی ميں درکار اصلاحات
- موسیقی کے بارے میں علما کا نقطہ نظر
- مکتب فراہی کا فقہی مسلک
- میلاد ذکر اور بدعت
- نظربد ، تعويذ اور جادو
- نظرِ بد
- وبائی امراض اور احادیث
- ویلنٹائنز ڈے منانا
- ٹی وی ايک شر؟
- پلكيں بنانا
- کالے جادو کی شرعی حیثیت
- کبیرہ گناہوں کی معافی
- کتا پالنا
- کرایہ اور سود
- کسی کو کافر قرار دینا
- کیا ذہنی توازن کھو جانے والا مكلف ہے؟
- کیا موسیقی حرام ہے؟
- گھر میں كتےاور تصوير
- یتیم پوتے کی وراثت