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Q. Can I Inherit from My Paternal Grandfather if My Mother Has Already Passed Away?

﷽ Fatwa 16-1 Question: My maternal grandfather had five children, two sons and three daughters. When my grandfather passed away, only two sons and two daughters were alive; my mother passed way during the lifetime of my grandfather. Now my grandfather has passed away, and two sons and

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Q. Is it Permissible to Celebrate the Mawlid?

Fatwa 17-2 Question: Is it permissible to celebrate the birth of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ? Answer: The Muslim community has in the last century and a half come into a great deal of confusion regarding the celebration of the mawlid – the birth of the Beloved Messenger of Allah ﷺ. Many

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Q. Is it Permissible to Fast Without Eating the Pre-Dawn Meal?

Fatwa 4a-2 Question: Is it permissible to fast without eating suḥūr (pre-dawn meal)? Answer: It is permissible to fast without suḥūr (Fatāwa `Ālamgīri), but it is recommended (mustaḥabb) to eat suḥūr and then fast. It is narrated in “al-Mu`jam ul-Awsaṭ” by Ṭabarāni and “Ṣaḥīḥ ibn Ḥibb

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Q. Is it Necessary to Make the Intention of Fasting the Night Before?

Fatwa 4a-1 Question: Is it necessary to make the intention for a fast the night before? If someone has not eaten or drunk anything up to ten o’ clock in the morning and makes his intention to fast, will the fast be valid or not? Answer: Making an intention the night before for the fas

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Q. Can Zakāt Be Given by Check?

Fatwa 3-1 Assalam Alaykum Two questions have been posed as follows: I live in the United States and need to pay Zakāt. If I pay someone legally designated as needy by check, will the Zakāt be considered to be paid at that time, or when that person deposits it in his account, or when h

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Q. Are DNA Tests Permissible?

Fatwa 17-1 Question: What is the position of the scholars of the Islamic tradition concerning DNA testing used to establish paternity or lineage? Is it permissible in the Islamic Sharia to perform DNA tests for this purpose, or not? Answer: DNA testing is a detection method of biologi

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Q. Is it Permissible to Give $10 and Take $14?

Fatwa 10a-13 Question: Is it permissible to give $10 and take back $14? Answer: It is permissible in buying and selling. Allah Most High says, “and Allah has made trade permissible” [Baqara, 2:275]. It is written in “ad-Durr ul-Mukhtār”: (و صح بيع درهمين و دينار بدرهم و دينارين) بصرف

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Q. Can an Advance Payment Transaction be Made for Something Other than Crops?

Fatwa 10a-12 Question: Is the advance payment transaction for bricks permissible or not? The situation is that the seller purchased some land with the intention that after four months he would dig out its mud and make bricks with it. Khalid has already made a deal for some bricks and

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Q. What is an Advance Payment Transaction (Salam), and What are its Conditions?

Fatwa 10a-11 Question: A man made a deal to pay for some crops in advance and waited until their harvest to take them. What are the conditions required for this type of transaction to be considered valid? Answer: This type of transaction is called “Bay` us Salam” and it has twelve con

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Q. How Can any Extra Money be Taken for a Loan Without Taking Interest?

Fatwa 10a-10 Question: A man wants to take out a loan for $100, and another man wants to give it. Both parties reject the notion of taking or receiving interest. How should this loan be arranged? The borrower does not wish to borrow from a non-Muslim, but the lender does not wish to l

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