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Serving alcohol in restaurants in non-Muslim countries

Hanafi scholars have permitted engaging in corrupt contracts with non-Muslims in non-Muslim countries provided they willingly consent; these include selling alcohol, pork and the like.
This ruling is applicable to the case in the above question. They based their opinion on many evidences from the Sunnah which include the following: more ...

Is it permissible for Muslims to eat Prasad shared by temple custodians in India?

Prasad is a material substance of food that is a religious offering in both Hinduism and Sikhism. It is normally consumed by worshippers. 'Prasad' literally means a gracious gift. It denotes anything, typically an edible food, that is first offered to a deity, saint, Perfect Master or an avatar, and then distributed in his or her name to their foll ... more ...

Painting T-shirts with Quranic verses on them, is it permissible?

The original status of dealing with Quranic verses is based on preservation and conservation accompanied with paying respect to the sacred text along with keeping its sanctity intact. Therefore painting Quranic verses on the seats of the chairs for people to sit on, or on the tiles of the floor where people would walk on or in any other places whic ... more ...

I live in the UK, what is the ruling on buying and selling removable tattoos?

Tattoo as a term has two meanings. The first of which is the permanent tattoo which includes the process of stitching a needle into the skin until blood oozes out and then different kinds of dyes are placed in these opening wounds to penetrate through the body and remain there with no removal. This kind of tattoos are prohibited in Islam according ... more ...

Falling in love with a girl from a different nationality

Marriage in Islam is a sacred union that is based on mercy, love, respect and mutual understanding along with intellectual compatibility and social adequacy. Inter cultural marriages usually face the problem of differences in the cultural background of the two couple; for this reason the families of one or the two parties usually act conservatively ... more ...

How should I deal with homosexuals in the society I live in?

Homosexuality is defined as having a sexual attraction towards the same gender and is religiously prohibited due to its defiance to the divine structure of family and to the purpose of creation of Adam and Eve. Also the dreadful negative consequences of living and raising children in a family where its natural structure is being tampered with, spea ... more ...

Should Muslims see themselves superior to non-Muslims?

Seeing oneself as superior to others in any way, shape or form whether based on his social status, financial position, religious affiliation, racial origin, educational degree is one of the grave sins which the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) warned us against. The Prophet said in one of his authentic traditions, “There is no superiority of an ... more ...

Interacting With People of Other Faiths

I live in the US and some non-Muslims want to become my friends. What is the best way to deal with them? more ...

I live in England. Can I spend charity to hospitals treating children with chronic diseases?

Muslims ought to extend their hands with mercy and reach out to the needy no matter where they are. The concept of charity in Islam is not only confined to financial aid and monetary dealings but it also takes different shapes and various forms which starts from the simple act of smiling to people and removing any harm away from the road and ends u ... more ...

Refugees living off the welfare system in non-Muslim countries

I am asking about Muslim refugees in non-Muslim countries, is the money received from governments lawful? I heard that existing, living and staying in Europe is unlawful for Muslim refugees. What is the Islamic stance on that? more ...

I live in Australia and I am tired of people’s bad reaction to my hijab. Please advise me

I live in Australia and started wearing hijab nearly five years ago, I was really happy with my decision and I used to ignore ignorant people who stares or react badly to my hijab, but recently with all what is happening, I feel depressed and don't want to leave the house, I fed up from the stares and the feeling that everyone is watching me. I hav ... more ...

Paradigms of coexistence: a blueprint for Muslims living in non-Muslim countries

Islam in essence is based on the principle of universality as the message of Islam is the last divine link between heaven and earth and was sent to all mankind in totality regardless of their cultural affiliation or racial background. Muslims are required to clarify the message of Islam and present Islam in the best way both in words and actions. M ... more ...

We are a Muslim family living in Canada. We have debts which we pay back with interest yet my husband wants to enroll our kids in an expensive private Islamic school. What should take a priority please?

We are a Muslim family living in Canada. We have debts and we are paying interest on this debt. My husband decided more ...

I live in the USA and my wife filed for divorce against my will yet she was granted 50 % of all what I own. Is this ruling Islamic?

We are of the opinion that this is one of the civil rights which are subject to the customs and laws of a given country and which more ...

I live in Spain with my husband and I suffered from several miscarriages. My doctor suggested for us to consider other options such as adoption. Is there an Islamic way to give the child our family name without committing something wrong?


For years I had problems keeping my pregnancies and no one but Allah knows why. Now we reached the time that more ...

I live in Europe and they are using a gravestone on which they write the name of the deceased. Is this act permissible?

I have read that the Shafi’is consider it a disliked act to place a plaque with the deceased name on their grave. I have similarly heard more ...

I am a veiled Muslim living in Germany and my ex-husband claims custody for my daughters. Some people advised me to take my veil off in the appeal. What should I do?

I am Egyptian living in Germany for 7 years. My husband's mother is European. After some problems we had a divorce and now he went to court more ...

Are mosques in Sri Lanka allowed to give some burial ground lands to the government to use it for construction pruposes?

In Sri Lanka all Muslim burial grounds belong to mosques.In one area, two mosques have built shops and public market more ...

Religion Vs. Culture: Where does Islam fit?

Do Muslim minorities in non- Muslim countries practice one Islam? Or are there multiple Islams such as Spanish Islam, Canadian Islam, American Islam, French Islam, or Italian Islam? This question becomes necessary when we see new Muslim immigrants to non-Muslim countries holding tight to their home traditions and customs in a defying attempt to pre ... more ...

Are you an American or a Muslim: What comes first?

With the rapid social and political changes in our modern world, old borders do not seem to fit anymore and defined frontiers are outdated. Moreover, globalization, exile and immigration have created a new environment where many people around us in our own society do not resemble us and are different from who we are and what we are familiar with. T ... more ...

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