From the Fatwa Department
Our understanding is that Quran reading is discouraged because of the incorrect handling of the Quran as well as the Incorrect reading by some people, mistakes with tajweed , zabar ,zer etc? Please also advise specifically with regards to Quran readng at a funeral home.
Q: Is it necessary to shave from exactly below the belly button ( as if from milli meters below it ) and i wanted to know if we've to shave the hair which grow between the anus and genitals(bladder). Please explain which part are necessary to shave and which are not?
Q: I have no religious beliefs at this point but, I was raised as a Protestant Christian. I have begun to learn and study the Egyptian Arabic language and it has lead me to become interested in Islam.
Q: I have seen red wine vinegar used in many salsas. Is it permissible to consume red/white wine vinegar? I have heard vinegar is Halaal, but the word "wine" puts doubts in mind.
Q: Sugar alcohol is used as an artificial flavor in several cake mixes. Is it Halal or not?
Q: Is it ok to participate in these cruises which have casinos, music, dancing, bars etc?
Q: I was diagnosed with Chron's Disease a year ago, and I have tried all types of medicines which have only made my condition a lot worse. Now I am at a point where I do not use medicines at all, and pray my pain will be relieved.
Q: I wanted to know if gelatin from Halal animals is permissible to eat.
Ensure that the Qurbani animal fulfils the necessary conditions of Qurbani. It has been observed that some Muslims have been using under-age animals for Qurbani. This is invalid and Qurbani will not be discharged.
Q.I want to know whether I can hear the Qur’an or hear talks from islamic scholars while working on some software code or while playing games?
Q. I've been suffering from very strong wasawis for a long time. Recently it has caused me a lot of stress. A lot of times I think things or say thing in my mind then feel guilty afterwards and say Astagfirullah.
Question: There is a lot of confusion about Muslim Marriages Bill that has been recently released by the Minister of Justice. The public is getting mixed signals from different Ulemas and Jamiats. This is definitely a serious issue that affects every Muslim in our country. What is the position of your organisation on this issue and what are we as ordinary Muslims required to do about it? Please advice. Shukran.
Q: I would like to know regarding present day Nasheeds whether they are permissible to listen to or not when their content (words and meanings) are correct and also there are no musical instruments. (E.g. Zain Bhika, Junaid Jamshed).
Q: What is the correct date of birth of our beloved Nabi (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam)?
Q: Kindly explain the Shar'i ruling on married couples exchanging gifts amongst themselves especially on Valentine's Day?
Q: What is the status of homosexuality in Islam, and how should one cope with it?