Is it permissible for sisters who are working in Da’wah to choose an Ameerah (leader) for themselves?is it permissible for sisters who are trying to sread the salafidawah amonst the sisters to select an amir to make sure that everything is being done in an organized fashion based on the understanding of the salafusalih (this is just amongst sisters the sisters) and their are no leaders within the community that is on the salaf.
Ruling on referring cases to a female judge regarding family mattersIn our city there is a court for family cases in which rulings are based on the Maaliki madhhab, but the one who judges cases there is a female judge. Is it permissible to refer cases to her regarding matters of divorce and the annulment of marriage?
Is he sinning if he goes against the traffic rules?Is a person sinning if he goes against the least important traffic rules, such as going slightly over the speed limit, not using his signals (indicators), not exiting the lane in the correct manner, or not leaving enough space between his car and the car in front? Is it important to comply fully with these rules, or does the least infraction incur sin because he is not obeying those who are in authority?
Doubts about the Sahaabah (may Allah be pleased with them) and a response to those doubtsIn Kitaab as-Sunnah by Ibn Abi ‘Aasim it is narrated that Imam ‘Ali said: No man will be brought to me who gives me precedence over Abu Bakr and ‘Umar but I shall flog him with the hadd punishment of one who fabricates lies. If Imam ‘Ali himself acknowledged that Abu Bakr and ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with them) were more deserving of the caliphate than him, then why did he, along with some other Sahaabah, refuse to swear allegiance to Abu Bakr as the caliph? With regard to the second matter, it is when ‘Uthmaan ibn ‘Affaan (may Allah be pleased with him) beat ‘Ammaar ibn Yaasir (may Allah be pleased with him) twice: once because he disagreed with ‘Uthmaan openly in the mosque about ‘Uthmaan’s right to use of the (public) wealth of the Muslims, and he beat him in the presence of ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib, and the second occasion was when he delivered a message to ‘Uthmaan from his opponents, telling him that he had failed to follow the example set by the caliphates of Abu Bakr and ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with them). Did ‘Ali see ‘Ammaar being beaten without doing anything? How sound are such claims?
The story of ‘Umar’s exiling of Nasr ibn Hajjaaj from MadinahIt is said that ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab exiled Nasr ibn al-Hajjaaj for his exceptional good looks. Is this true? What was the reason for that?
There is nothing wrong with reporting criminals, even in an non-Muslim countryIs it permissible to call the police in a non-Islamic country against cannabis-hash breeders? While not knowing if all involved individuals are Muslims or not. Do different rulings apply in the case they are sinners or kufaar? If its not permissible to call the police, what actions should be taken if you don’t believe talking to them to stop would be of any help. Their actions (making and selling hash) are of no direct harm/danger to me (but possibly will harm other people that buy them), but are not allowed by Islam ruling to be used in ways they intend to sell. Also what ruling applies if above example occurred in an Islamic country, should one call the police? (I tried to find an answer to my question using this website. It appears that it is not allowed to work for the police because they rule by laws other then those of Allah and his messenger, so it seems that calling the police would not be permissible in cases of little benefit or little danger, so it would probably be better not to call the police in the example I given, am I wrong in any of this?)
Politics from an Islamic perspectiveDid the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) have a political outlook (siyaasah) on which he based his ruling of people or on which he based the running of the affairs of state?
Is it permissible for ordinary people to label as a kaafir one who reviles Islam, without referring to the scholars concerning that?Is it permissible for ordinary people, if they hear someone reviling Allah or Islam or the Messenger (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) to label him a kaafir without referring to the scholars?.
Ruling on abiding by the law of the land in western countriesIs it essential for a Muslim who lives in a non-Muslim country to abide by the laws of that land, such as abiding by traffic laws and the age set for being allowed to drive, or is that haraam or makrooh?
Oath of allegiance (bay‘ah) of ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib to Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq (may Allah be pleased with them both)Many of the Shi‘a claim that ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib (may Allah be pleased with him) never swore allegiance to Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him), and they say that when he held out his hand his fist was clenched (in contrast to the hand being open, as was the usual practice when swearing allegiance), and they say that he did not swear allegiance to him at all. I was wondering whether the shaykh could help me to understand what actually happened, in sha Allah.
Sources of income for the bayt al-maal (treasury) in the Muslim stateIf zakaah can only be spent on the eight categories mentioned in the verse, then how can the Muslim state raise what it needs of funds to pay its employees, and to build roads, hospitals, schools, universities and other things that the state is required to do?
How to Treat Non-MuslimsWhat is the Islamic view of humanity? Does it encourage us to love and respect others as human beings, regardless of their religion or race?
He was Muslim, then he went back to his country and apostatised, then he came back to a Muslim country; is he a mu‘aahad (non-Muslim living under Muslim protection)? How should we deal with him?There is a man who was working in a Muslim country, and he was a Muslim. Then he went back to his own country and apostatised from Islam, then he came back to the Muslim country where he was working, and he was a non-Muslim. My question is: should the rulings on apostates be applied to him if he comes back to work in a Muslim country, or should the rulings on the mu‘aahad (non-Muslim living under Muslim protection) be applied to him? I hope that you can clarify and explain the best way to deal with him.
Definition of terrorism and what it means in Islam and in the WestWe have heard a great deal about terrorism. What is terrorism according to the Muslim view? What is terrorism according to the Western view? How can we debate with them if we differ with them concerning the definition?
Muslim taking part in elections with non-MuslimsIs it permissible for a Muslim who is living in a non-Muslim country to take part in their elections?.
How the caliph of the Muslims is appointedHow did the Islamic state organize its affairs? How did the government rule in the earliest period?.
Advice to the Muslims in FinlandWe are a Muslim community of 35 000 to 40 000 members including all different sects. The people who make statistics do not make a difference between a Shiite, bahaa’i, Habashi and a Sunni! These Muslims are assimilated in a Christian country of around five million citizens. Even the flag of the country presents the symbol of Christianity, which is the cross. During these last months one group of recently converted Muslims (Sunnis) formed a political party and as their goals they have e.g. trying to stop selling alcohol in the shops, and they went even further to claim that they want to establish sharee’ah in this Christian country! It has to be taken in consideration that the Muslims do not have even their complete usual rights like own graveyard, right to do ritual sacrificing of animals and so on! Before we had a graveyard but it became full and because some errors had been committed in its handling additionally there is also some differing between the parties who will take charge of it, the authorities profited from all of that and made it difficult for us to have a new graveyard! So now if some one dies, he is buried in the same graveyard with the Christians and atheists!!! These recently converted Muslims try to be united between each other and to be far from the qabaliyyah and hizbiyyah of the Somalis, and far from the “talks of the Arabs and their assimilation”. Now the media is focusing on Islam and Muslims here in a negative way by bringing up subjects as: - Divorce is in the hand of the man and the women can not get her complete rights and be free in Islam if she does not want to stay married to her husband… - Corporal punishment of children in homes (because it is a crime in this country if you slap your children) - Muslim families try to isolate their children from the society and not let them to participate in swimming hours (boys and girls together) and attending the music hours… - And whether Muslims would like to follow Islamic law or the law of the country. The goal of the media is to distort the image of Islam and to grow hatred in the chests of the common people for they will hate Islam and Muslims: common people usually complain that we are taking their money and enjoying their services and now they will add to that the claim that we would like to apply here Sharee’ah which we do not even apply in our home countries! And among the Muslims those who practise their religion are a minority while the majority has become assimilated!!! The media and the researchers base their research results on the opinions of every Tom, Dick and Harry i.e. every common ignorant person is qualified to answer. Especially when the most of people nowadays are just running after fame and worldly gains and are enough fed up with their origin and their home countries which neglect their rights and do not appreciate them as citizens. So the appreciation of non-Muslims can make them to take whatever steps … even we heard some who gave up Islam for Christianity! When the head of this group that formed the political party was advised concerning the steps that he is taking, he merely answered that he is trying to get publicity to Islam… (this person was active in politics already in his youth). Now we ask from you to give a general advice to the Muslims in this country and especially to these recently converted Muslims, and to remind us all of our duty in a non-Muslim society and towards its citizens and authorities and to draw for us our limits for we will not be as a hammer that will be used to destroy our own homes or at least not to be a cause to stop even these few rights we enjoy because not everyone has got the possibility to emigrate to an Islamic country. Please if you need more details about the subject you can contact us and we will be pleased to give you more detailed information. I wish to get a quick answer still when there is time to lock doors of evil and before it is too late! Wa jazaakumullaah khayran! There can be some mistakes in our expressions and you are allowed to drop such things that do not fit da’wah and to shape it in the way that you want. The thing that concerns us is to get a complete advice.
Ruling on democracy and elections and participating in that systemWhat is the ruling on democracy and taking a leadership role in parliment or other levels of the democratical government? What is the ruling regarding voting for someone in democracy? How was the islamic state organized, and governed in the classical times?.
Concept of democracy in IslamI heard that the word democracy is derived from Islam. Is that true? What is the ruling on promoting democracy?
Western human rights organizations and the ruling on referring to them for judgementThe global human rights organizations call for justice and equality and speak against oppression and transgression against people on the grounds of gender, race and colour, and support other noble principles. Is there any reason why we should not cooperate with them? If there is, what is the basis of objecting to these noble principles?.