Contemporary Issues

[Q-ID0402] Can nikah be performed over Skype or phone?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: Can nikah (marriage) be performed over phone or Skype when the bride and groom are in different countries, e.g. UK and Pakistan? If yes, how can it be done Questioner: A brother from UK ANSWER: بسم…

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[Q-ID0396] What is the Islamic ruling on giving blood?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: Does Islam permit blood transfusion for a patient who needs it? What is the ruling if it is a question of life and death? What is the ruling upon the one who donates blood as he…

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[Q-ID0385] What is the ruling on women having IVF treatment?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: is IVF permissible? If a woman is not able to conceive children, this is the only way using which her treatment can be done. This is also known as test tube baby. In such a case,…

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[Q-ID0371] Can we work in supermarkets where we have to handle alcohol?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding the following matter, how is it to work in supermarkets, where we sometimes have to handle alcohol and if a customer requests it, we must give it to them. Also, we have to stock it on the shelves and touch them, how…

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[Q-ID0368] Is pre-stunned chicken and meat Halal or Haram?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the noble Shariah say regarding this matter; what is the ruling concerning pre-stunned stunned meat? Will the meat be Halāl or Harām? Some scholars say it will be Halāl and some say it will be Harām. Questioner: Afzal from England ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم…

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[Q-ID0363] Is it permissible to have laser eye surgery?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: is having laser eye surgery to improve our eyesight permissible? Questioner: Umar from UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب If there are no such things (in the procedure)…

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[Q-ID0358] What is the ruling on doing masah (wiping) over water-proof socks?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and the muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: can masah (wiping) be done on water-proof socks made of nylon the same way it is done on socks made of leather? Questioner: R. Khaliq from UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم…

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[Q-ID0322] What does Islam say about the existence of Dinosaurs?

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QUESTION: As Muslims, what is our stance on the belief of dinosaurs and the like? Is there any mention in the Quran or Ahadith of our Prophet (peace be upon him)? If not, by accepting they existed, is this kufr (disbelief) due to the evolutionary idea linked to them? ANSWER: All praises belong to Allāh,…

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[Q-ID0321] Can I join a competition to win prizes if there is an entry fee?

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QUESTION: Is it permissible to enter sporting or any other competitions where you have to pay an entry fee and are eligible for prize money if you get to certain stages of the competition? If you don’t win you lose your entry fee. Questioner: Ashraf from UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب…

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[Q-ID0317] Can I become a member of a work Union which will pay me if I lose my job?

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QUESTION: What is the verdict of the Learned Scholars of the Sacred Shariah regarding the following issue; in our country there is a Union which handles the affairs of the employees, if anyone wants to become its member then they have to contribute a monthly fee, the benefit will be this that if its member…

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[Q-ID0307] I already own one house, can I buy another via a mortgage?

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QUESTION: What do the Scholars of the mighty sharī’ah say regarding this case; I am now a complete owner of one house, is it permissible to give this house on rent and get a second house on mortgage? ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب When you are the…

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[Q-ID0304] Can I consume medicine that contains Gelatine?

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QUESTION: What is the verdict of the Learned Scholars of the Sacred Sharī’ah regarding the following issue; I have just read on the package of the Flucloxacillin capsule that it contains gelatine (pig fat). Is it allowed to consume this capsule as it is an antibiotic that works against infections? Questioner – Amir Attari from Derby…

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[Q-ID0289] What is the Islamic ruling on consuming medicine that contains Alcohol?

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QUESTION: What is the verdict of the Learned Scholars of the Sacred Shar’īah regarding medication that contains alcohol? Besides medication any other drink which contains a little or less amount of alcohol is it permissible? Is it correct to use such liquid in which alcohol was put during the process and during the process it…

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[Q-ID0276] Is the recycled tap-water in England suitable for Wudu and Ghusl?

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QUESTION: What is the verdict of the Learned Scholars of the Dīn and the Muftīs (Learned Scholars of Shariah) regarding the following mas’alah (legal case), in our country England lots of cities use recycled water i.e. water from the gutters and the pipes is cleaned and returned through water-pipes back to homes. Are Wudu (ablution)…

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[Q-ID0266] Is celebrating birthdays allowed? What about exchanging gifts & food?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding this matter: is it impermissible to distribute food and exchange gifts on the occasion of one’s birthday? Some people say it is a part of Western culture, and therefore, celebrating birthdays is harām. ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب…

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