Dealings with Non-Muslims

[Q-ID0451] Is it permissible to work in a School Kitchen serving non-Halal food?

QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding the following matter; I work at a non-Muslim school in the UK. The haram (prohibited) food consumed by the non-Muslims is present there. I only serve such food. Is serving haram food to non-Muslims permissible? I must also wash the dishes due…

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[Q-ID0450] What is the ruling on work pension plans in the UK?

QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding the following matter; in the UK, for both government and private jobs, 4% of the amount is deducted from our salaries and 6% of the amount is contributed by them and the this is given in the form of pension to the employees…

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[Q-ID0436] Banks in the UK are offering free cash if we switch to them, is it permissible to accept this money?

QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding the following matter; there are many banks in the UK that give free cash for opening a bank account with them. For instance, if you transfer to TSB from any other bank, they will give you 100 pounds as free cash. Is accepting…

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[Q-ID0431] Can we accept donations from non-Muslims for a Mosque or other religious works?

QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding the following matter, is it permissible to accept funds from a non-Muslim for a Masjid or other religious works?   Questioner: ‘Ādil from UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب It is forbidden to appropriate…

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[Q-ID0430] If one from a non-Muslim couple becomes Muslim, is their nikah valid?

QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding the following matter; will the marriage contract of a non-Muslim couple remain intact if either one of them accepts Islam? If the husband accepts Islam and the wife remains a non-Muslim, does the husband have to leave her?    Questioner: A sister from…

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[Q-ID0422] Who are ISIS and how do we recognise them?

QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding the following matter; what is ISIS and what is the shari’i (legal) verdict upon them? How do we recognise that they are from the Khawarij (renegades)? Kindly mention some of their signs.  Questioner: Kabir from UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون…

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[Q-ID0415] Can I shake the hand of a woman during a job interview?

QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding the following matter; whenever a person goes for a job interview in England, he has to shake hands with a female. Is this permissible?  Questioner: Wasim from Birmingham,  UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب It…

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[Q-ID0413] Can we wish people ‘Happy Holiday’ instead of ‘Happy Christmas’?

QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding the following matter; is it permissible to wish happy holidays— instead of happy Christmas— to Christians? Sometimes, wishing them becomes a compulsion.   Questioner: Faizan  from  UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب “Happy holidays” is an…

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Ofsted question Muslim Girls about the Hijaab

QUESTION: The head of Ofsted in the UK has said that inspectors will question young Muslim girls in Primary school on why they wear the Hijab. What are the thoughts of the Muslim community on this proposal?  ANSWER: All praises belong to Allāh, the Creator Most Sublime Who is Uncreated, the One Who loves modesty…

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[Q-ID0407] The local School is teaching my kids Homosexuality is normal, what should I do?

QUESTION: What do the Scholars say regarding the following: Schools these days are teaching children that being a homosexual is perfectly normal, how as a Muslim parent should I bring my children up in such environments? Questioner: A brother from UK ANSWER: By arranging private tuition for your children and having them removed from such…

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[Q-ID0388] Why can a man have upto 4 wives but a woman can only have one husband?

QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding the following matter, why can a man have four wives in Islam but a woman can only have one husband? Questioner: A sister from UK ANSWER: Allāh, to Him belongs all praise, the Creator Most Sublime Who is Uncreated. There is no…

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[Q-ID0357] Is Islam a homophobic religion?

QUESTION: Can the Scholars of the mighty religion Islam please advise on the following issue: I have colleagues at work who are homosexual and they ask me about the Islamic viewpoint on homosexuality. I tell them that homosexuality is a sin in Islam. I have heard other people argue to them that homosexuality should be…

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[Q-ID0337] What does Islam say about forced marriages? Are such nikahs valid?

QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: if our parents force us to marry someone whom we do not wish to marry, can they conduct our nikah forcefully? Is it permissible for us to marry someone by our choice even if our decision…

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[Q-ID0309] Should a Muslim who has converted to Islam get circumcised?

QUESTION: What do the Ulamā of the noble Sharī’ah say regarding this matter that a Hindu has recently accepted Islām and he is 30 years of age. Is it necessary for him to get circumcised or can he remain in a state where he is not? Also, for this act, is it permissible to reveal…

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[Q-ID0292] Which dua can we make and not make, for a non-Muslim?

QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding this matter, which type of supplication can we not make for a disbeliever and which type of supplication can we make for a disbeliever? ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب We absolutely cannot supplicate for the…

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