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  • Can a Muslim male marry a Christian female without his parents consent?
    1620 Laws and Jurisprudence 2006/09/30
    Dear Brother,Assalam alaikum wa rahmatullahWe thank you for contacting us and pray for your prosperity and success in all aspects of your life.You must be praised for your attentiveness in religious affairs and wanting to solve your family issues through guidance of Islam and to seek solutions from such a ...
  • What is Musharakah?
    1180 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/07/19
    In Islamic fiqh, the term musharakah is used for two meanings:1- For two or more people to have a joint ownership regarding anything that can be owned (let it be wealth, assets or even a right). One of the binding rulings regarding this type of ownership is that none of ...
  • How do you define assassinations? Do you have any suggestions to stop such acts?
    1176 Traditional 2010/05/20
    Usually the arrogant world powers and people who are attached to this world, in order to strip away people’s rights, first accuse them of things such as assassination, and subsequently torture and murder them under the pretexts of fighting and prevention of terrorism and the like. These false accusations not ...
  • Knowing that the Quran is a clear book, what are the conditions/prerequisites of comprehending it?
    1921 Exegesis 2010/04/08
    The Quran is the Prophet's miracle for all times and can not be compared to common books. Although the Quran is clear, explains matters and has conveyed the meanings through simple words as delicately and beautifully as possible, but it contains some issues and describes certain realities that we are ...
  • Is God subjugated to natural laws?
    1322 Traditional 2012/03/10
    Allah is the one who has set all natural laws, and the only thing He is under the influence of, is His own will. The one thing to keep in mind is that His will is that things take place through their natural causes. In addition to the fact that ...
  • What is Islam’s ruling on listening to music?
    1850 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/11/21
    Music is essentially sound, and watching it (without listening) has no ruling; the only ruling there is, has to do with producing and the sale of instruments, teaching and learning, playing, and listening to it. Most scholars consider listening to and producing lahwi music to be haram and don’t see ...
  • Did the Imams have knowledge of the unseen?
    1755 Traditional 2011/11/21
    According to Quranic teachings, complete knowledge of the unseen only belongs to Allah, and it is Him that knows everything about this world. Some of Allah’s special servants are informed of secrets and knowledge and other impalpable things, they see the unseen and hear what cannot be heard through Allah’s ...
  • Why do dhuhr and asr prayers have to be recited silently, while the same doesn’t go with other prayers?
    1755 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2009/03/09
    The main reason why we pray these two prayers in a low voice is that it is the tradition of the prophet (pbuh) and that he used to pray this way and has ordered us to pray exactly like him. Of course some reasons have been mentioned for this ruling ...
  • What do the separate letters (Huruf Muqatta’ah) in the Quran mean?
    4200 Quranic Studies 2009/10/22
    The ‘Huruf Muqatta’ah’ are the separate letters located in the beginning of some surahs of the Quran that have no independent meaning. There are different viewpoints regarding these letters; the best one being that they are a secret between the prophet (pbuh) and Allah (swt) that only the prophet (pbuh) ...
  • What should a single person, who marriage is difficult for, and has committed masturbation do?
    1477 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/01/14
    Masturbation is haram (forbidden); this prohibition extends to all people and no-one is allowed to offer any type of excuse for committing such a sin. Those who experience difficulty in executing a canonical marriage contract, ought to weaken their sexual appetite and inhibit all predisposing factors to masturbate by means ...

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