Would it be Permissible to Use a Paper Shredder to Dispose of Material with Qur’anic Verses on them?

Answered by Mufti Muhammd ibn Adam Question:  Would it be Permissible to Use a Paper Shredder to Dispose of Material with Qur’anic Verses on them? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, With regards to disposing and getting rid of unwanted Islamic literature, many classical jurists (fuqaha) state that the best way […]

Having One’s Grave Dug whilst one is Alive

Answerd by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question :Having One’s Grave Dug whilst one is Alive Answer :  The relied upon position of the Hanafi jurists (fuqaha) is that it is permissible to have one’s grave dug whilst one is alive. It’s actually considered to be a means of remembering one’s death and preparing for it, […]

Rights of Children in Detail

Answered by : Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : Rights of Children in Detail In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Answer :  Children are a mercy and a gift from the Almighty Creator to the parents. They serve as a means of coolness for the eyes. Just ask those who have not […]

Permanent Contraception (Female Sterlisation) – Does Intention affect Permissibility?

Answered by : Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : Permanent Contraception (Female Sterlisation) – Does Intention affect Permissibility?  Answer : Under normal circumstances, female sterilization is considered to be absolutely and decidedly prohibited (haram) in Shari’ah. The irreversible nature associated with both the male and female sterilizations clearly contradicts one of the primary purposes (maqasid) of […]

What is the Definition of a Promise?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : What is the definition of a promise? Does one have to say the word promise for it to be one? Answer : A promise is an firm affirmation or commitment to do something. The “firmness” can be explictly stated, or understood by context or custom. The word “promise” […]

Ruling regarding shaking hands with members of the opposite gender

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Does the ruling regarding shaking hands with members of the opposite gender relate to avoidance of skin contact in particular or the impersibility of shaking hands of the opposite gender in gender? Can one over come this impermissibility if one were to shake the other person’s hand while […]

The Wearing of Silk and Jewelry

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I have heard an opinion related to the hadith forbidding gold and silk which states that the reason the Prophet, may peace and mercy of Allah be upon him, forbade us from wearing gold and silk was because they were expensive commodities in that era, as they are now, […]

Wearing Sandals on Hajj

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool Question: Wearing Sandals on Hajj In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Kind. Answer : The upper part of the foot (around the cuneiform bones of the foot) must be uncovered during ihram. The sandals that you wore have a strap on top of this very part of the foot, and […]