Category Fatawaa (Q&A)

Ruling on wiping over socks with holes in them

Question: Is it permissible to wipe over socks that have holes in them [when making wudoo’]?   Answer: Praise be to Allah. The correct view is that it is permissible to wipe over khuff (leather slippers which cover the foot and ankle) or socks that have holes in them. The Prophet ﷺ allowed wiping over […]

Definition and Ruling on al-Gheebah (Backbiting)

Question: What is the definition of gheebah and what is the ruling on it? Answer: Praise be to Allah. Al-Gheebah [backbiting, gossip] means that a person mentions the faults of his Muslim brother in his absence, which he would not like if he heard about it, when there is no need to mention them. When […]

Ruling On One Who Practices Witchcraft

Question: What is the correct ruling on one who practices magic or witchcraft? Answer: Praise be to Allah. Magic in all its forms is haram [impermissible] according to all divinely-revealed laws, and there is scholarly consensus that magic and learning magic are haram. Magic goes against that which the Messengers brought and it opposes the […]

Questions about the diseases of the Murji’ah in Takfeer

Question:   As-Salaam Aleykom Shaykh, May Allah grant you good and a long life. A while ago when you spoke about takfeer, the mistakes that happens [when you apply it], and the outcome of it. And this scenario maybe happening, but because of this a new way [Manhaj] has appeared, that which we call irjaa […]

The authenticity of the hadith about 73 sects

Question: What is the authenticity of the hadith about 73 sects? Answer: This hadith is authentically attributed to the Prophet salla Allahu ‘alayhi wasalama. It was narrated from different directions and by several companions radiya Allahu ‘anhum. Some of the later scholars have criticized the authenticity of this hadith, and raised some questions about it, […]

Islamic Ruling on building graves on top of Masaajid

Question: What is the ruling on Masjid build on top of graves? Answer: Building Masaajid on [top of] graves, or taking graves as Masaajid is Haram according to the Qur’an, Sunnah, Ijmaa’ [consensus] of the Sahabah, Tabi’een and the four Imams [of the mathaahib]. And this deed [Building Masaajid on graves], is categorized by a […]

Whoever commits blatant Kufr is a disbeliever without believing it’s Halal

Question: Can a person who insults the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) be denounced as a Kafir merely for speaking that insult, or must he also be shown to believe that his action is permitted? Answer: Praise be to Allah. The Sahabah, Tabi’een and the Ahl al-Sunnah who came […]

The Ruling on fighting the disbelievers who attack Muslim lands

Question: Dear beloved Sheikh Sulaymaan bin Naasir al-Alwaan may Allah protect you. What is the ruling on fighting the disbelievers who attack Muslim lands? Answer: Islam forbids abandonment, and surrendering the lands of Islam to the enemies of the Religion and the descendants of Apes and Swine’s.  Islam calls us to fight in the Sake […]

Ruling on Martyrdom operations against the Jews

Question: You know what is happening to the Palestinians at this time from the crimes of the Jews and the humiliating Arab silence. So is there, in the suicide operations against the Jews, any opposition from the Shari’ah? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. The pestering Jews are the gatherers of […]

Beware of Takfir

Question: Sheikh, may Allah reward you with the best, today Takfeer al-Mu’ayyan [declaring an individual/person to be a disbeliever] is widespread, by some people, and some of them are from amongst the students of Knowledge. There are also people who concern themselves with Takfeer, while they are at a low level of steadfastness in the […]