Jurisprudence and Islamic Rulings
What is the ruling on repeating the marriage contract if it was done over the Internet?If we did the marriage contract over the Internet, is it permissible to do it again in person after a few months have passed?
Is money earned from permissible video clips which include background music regarded as haram?If I make video clips on YouTube of which the content itself is not haram, but there is music, is my wealth haram? Is all the money made by YouTubers and content creators haram? Because 90% of them use music.
Is the patient’s prayer valid if he takes narcotic medicine?Is it permissible for a patient who takes narcotic medicine to pray?
On principle, an incident should be thought of as having happened at the closest time, and this applies to one who did ghusl, then noticed something on his body that prevented water from reaching the skinI want to ask about the principle which says that an incident should be thought of as having happened at the closest time; what does it mean? Are there conditions attached to it, such as thinking that it most likely happened before that, and so on? Because I have read about it but I did not understand. For example, if someone does ghusl or wudoo’, then finds something that prevented water from reaching his body, such as dough and the like, and he does not know when it got on his skin and whether that was before or after he did ghusl, does he have to repeat ghusl, and does that also apply to wudu’ and other acts of worship? What is meant by the closest time? My second question is: if a woman is uncertain as to whether what is coming out of her is ordinary discharge or madhiy or something else, is it permissible for her to choose between them and follow the ruling that applies to what she chose?
Response to those who say that fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) favours menIs what I think correct? When I read fiqh and the different views of jurists, when the matter has to do with the rights of women, you will see that there are many different views, and some scholars’ views are biased towards men to make them easy for their own gender, whilst others are fair-minded. Thus men will adopt the view that suits them. I think that with regard to men’s rights over women, there are fewer differences of opinion. Don’t you think that jurisprudence is pro-men, which gives the world the impression that Islam is a religion that favours men, and that is because jurisprudence is masculine in nature, because in it you find views that most of the time do not pay attention to the situation of women, and most of the time it only pays attention to the situation of men. So ordinary people think that Islam favours men, when in fact that is not the case, for Allah, the Most Holy, is far above all of that, and Islam has nothing to do with some of these sexist views which stem from personal opinion. The problem is in the way some people present Islam, which gives the impression that it is a religion that favours men.
Does a person who died of cancer as a result of smoking attain the status of a martyr?Does a person who died of cancer as a result of smoking attain the status of a martyr?.
Permissibility of haraam things in the case of necessity and the conditions governing thatI know that haraam things may be permissible if it becomes necessary to do them. Are there conditions governing this ruling so that it may be applied correctly?.
Ruling on discussions in chat rooms about religious matters and polls concerning themRecently it has become common in many chat rooms for some who are regarded as being religiously committed to discuss various Islamic issues, such as the colour and quality of the hijab, and closing shops at the times of prayer, openly in front of ordinary people. Each person gives his view, for or against, or somewhere in between, as if it is a competition. In fact it has reached such a point that one of them described a Muslim sister in Canada who was wearing a black abayah and attracted a bunch of local people who found this off-putting look very strange! If someone argues back, they accuse him of being extreme and narrowminded, and not accepting of the other opinion. Even though the people who engage in this discussion are regarded as being religiously committed people, what is usually the case in these discussions is that no one cites shar ‘i evidence to support his view, or quotes the views of the scholars. When they discuss the matter they say: This is just my personal opinion and has nothing to do with fatwas, and the like. These discussions have become a source of conflict and resentment between committed people. What is the ruling on discussing religious issues in open gatherings among ordinary people? What do you say to those who run these chat rooms in which these things happen?
The difference between qasd (objectives) and niyyah (intention) and the importance of intention in fiqhWhat is the difference between qasd (objectives) and niyyah (intention)? What is the importance of objectives in fiqh?.
She is asking about the zakaah on white gold, and about a house that is haunted by the jinn1 – In shops and gold souqs they sell a metal which is white like silver; some people call it white gold and some call it platinum. Do I have to pay zakaah on it, and is the rate of zakaah on it the same as zakaah on yellow gold? 2 – There is a certain mark that appears on the forehead of some men, which people call the sign of prayer. My husband does not have this mark even though he prays all the prayers regularly in the mosque and is very religious. Is this mark what is referred to by the aayah (interpretation of the meaning): “The mark of them (i.e. of their Faith) is on their faces (foreheads) from the traces of prostration (during prayers)” [al-Fath 48:29]? Why don’t all men get this mark, and why don’t women get it? Does its absence mean anything? 3 – We have been living in a rented apartment for five years, and we have felt and noticed many things that make us think that the apartment is inhabited by jinn. In the last few days I have seen a glass cup in the kitchen, flying and throwing itself against the wall, crashing to the ground in pieces of glass. We don’t know what to do. 4 – I am a Muslim woman and like many others I am filled with grief at what America and the Jews are doing to the Muslims. I do not know what is my duty before Allaah with regard to this matter, and what I can do so that I will be free of blame before Allaah. Is there any specific thing that I should do?
Can a person be considered as a shaheed if he dies whilst on a business trip by sea?Can a person be considered as a shaheed (martyr) if he dies whilst on a business trip by sea?
Qualities of a muftiWhat are the qualities which a person must attain if he wants to set himself up to issue fatwas?
Should he give water to a thirsty man when he fears that he himself may become thirsty in the desert?If a person is walking in the desert and he has some water, but he fears that he may become thirsty later on, and there is someone who is thirsty now, does he have to give him water or not?
How to deal with papers on which Allaah’s name is mentionedWhat is the sharia's ruling about personal names found in newspapers etc that include either the prophet's name or Allah's name (Abdullah, AbdulKarim)? How may these papers be disposed of or destroyed?
Rulings on revitalizing disused landWhat constitutes revitalizing disused land (al-mawaat)? What are the rulings on that?
Why is the legacy mentioned first in the aayah, “after payment of legacies that you may have bequeathed or debts” [al-Nisa’ 4:12]?Why is the word wasiyah (legacy, will, bequest) mentioned in the Qur’an before the word dayn (debt?) when we know that the debt must be paid off before the legacy is given?
Meaning of the word PokemonWhat is Meaning of the word Pokemon ?
Rulings on seizing things wrongfullyWhat is the ruling on taking another person’s property wrongfully (ghasb)?