Is Euthanasia Permissible?

Shaykh Jamir Meah answers a question related to Euthanasia and its ruling in Islamic law. Question: My question is regarding the medically assisted death option which patients in hospitals are choosing. I’m completing a clinical pastoral education unit in a hospital and was recently asked if I would assist patients who have chosen medically assisted […]

Can I Prescribe Medication With Gelatin When a Less Efficacious Alternative is Available?

Shaykh Jamir Meah answers a question related to the permissibility of prescribing medication which contains gelatin.   Question: Salaam, I know it is haram to take medicine that has haram elements in it (like gelatin capsules) if there is a reasonable alternative (such as tablets). So as a muslim psychiatrist, many of our medicines have […]

The Pros and Cons of Breast Implants

Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan addresses a sister’s concerns about rulings on breast implants. I pray that you and your family are very well. May Allah reward you all and keep you firm on the path of serving, striving, and emulating the Beloved, blessings and peace be upon him. I recently read this SeekersHub reply on breast […]

Fasting while Using Contraceptive Implant

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about fasting while using a contraceptive implant. If one has a contraceptive implant fitted into their arm, are the fasts they keep legally valid? Yes, your fasts are legally valid whilst you have a contraceptive implant in your arm. This is because there is no entry of a substance into […]

In Vitro Fertilization

Shaykh Jamir Meah answers questions about In Vitro Fertilization. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa baraktuh. I had a miscarriage in December 2017 and was advised that I have to follow up for six months. Once the six months ended I found out that my husband and I both have beta thalassemia. So our children […]

Homeopathy and Animal Products

Shaykh Jamir Meah clarifies the rulings on the permissibility of using homeopathic medicines that contain animal products. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I would greatly appreciate it if someone can answer the question in regards to homeopathy and the animal products that can be found in them, i.e. Lac Caninum (dog’s milk) […]

Schizophrenia – Fiqh Ruling

Shaykh Salman Younas is asked about the level or degree of religious responsibility of a person who is diagnosed with schizophrenia. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have schizophrenia as diagnosed by a doctor who is not Muslim. Am I held responsible in terms of prayer, fasting etc? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam […]

When Can I Take a Medicine Containing Gelatin?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum I have a daughter with a congenital heart disease. I need to vaccinate her against the flu every year. My local GP is giving intranasal flu vaccine which is derived from gelatin. It is much better then the injection. The injection is less effective but I believe […]