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1 Was there consensus on the permissibility of absolute taqleed of one of the four madhhabs?
2 He made a film out of cartoon pictures; is it permissible for him to make money from YouTube ads that accompany his clips?
3 Is it mustahabb to do wudoo’ before every naafil prayer?
4 He is asking about the origin of the Jews
5 What should a person do if he memorised some of the Qur’an then forgot it?
6 There is no saheeh marfoo‘ hadith that specifies the place where the Mahdi will appear
7 Does refuting the Darwinian theory of evolution imply refuting animal and plant evolution?
8 Advice to a wife who is suffering some problems with her husband, whom she married under pressure from her mother and without the consent of her father
9 Was Imam ash-Shaatibi an Ash‘ari?
10 They prayed behind someone who did not say the takbeer and tasleem out loud; what is the ruling on their prayer?
11 Ruling on listening to music in breaks during news broadcasts and documentaries
12 Don’t the Christians have the right to believe in the crucifixion, as they saw it with their own eyes?
13 Comparison between jihad and seeking knowledge
14 Is it permissible to marry the daughter of one’s father’s paternal uncle?
15 Ruling on saying “Labbayk ya Rasool-Allah (Here I am at your service, O Messenger of Allah)”
16 If the mother touches her child’s ‘awrah, does that invalidate her wudoo’?
17 Ruling on one who says that the poverty of Muslims is because they have too many children
18 Her Christian mother is very ill and is unconscious; can she call her to Islam?
19 Soundness of the hadith “Whoever is not prevented from doing Hajj by genuine need, an oppressive ruler or debilitating sickness, and dies without having done Hajj, let him die if he wishes as a Jew or if he wishes as a Christian”
20 Tafseer of the verse “Then He Istawa (rose over) towards the heaven when it was smoke, and said to it and to the earth: ‘Come both of you willingly or unwillingly.’ They both said: ‘We come, willingly.’”
21 He is asking about the worst of people and the worst in disbelief: is it Pharaoh or Abu Lahab?
22 Ten textual and rational proofs that the Qur’an is the word of Allah and is not created
23 Commentary on the verse “And We adorned the nearest (lowest) heaven with lamps (stars) to be an adornment as well as to guard (from the devils by using them as missiles against the devils). Such is the Decree of Him the All-Mighty, the All-Knower”
24 Is it permissible for a woman to carry or use a bow or a spear?
25 Is it permissible to buy toys for cats, and meat that is not halaal?
26 Is it permissible to make bookings for someone who is going to travel and commit evil deeds whilst travelling?
27 Ruling on describing the Qur’an as the eternal word of Allah
28 Ruling on playing with ouija boards
29 Is there a hadith that speaks of a trade embargo on Iraq, Syria and Egypt?
30 Does a woman who is suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome have to inform a suitor about it?
31 A Christian has come across a mention of our Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) in their scripture
32 Refutation of those who say that before Prophethood the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) was just like other people
33 Commentary on the hadith of Ibn ‘Umar, “Whoever says following every prayer and when he goes to bed, ‘Allahu akbar ‘adad ash-shaf‘i wa’l-witr…’”
34 Is there scholarly consensus on all ten things which nullify Islam that were mentioned by Imam Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab?
35 Did the Sahaabah (may Allah be pleased with them) fast on the day of Badr?
36 Is it Sunnah to separate one naafil prayer from another by moving to the first spot or to another spot?
37 Ruling on naming a daughter after her mother
38 A Muslim woman is in love with a Christian man and wants to marry him
39 The basic principle concerning the Muslim’s speech is that it should be truthful and honest; he should not speak on the basis of speculation, or about that of which he has no knowledge
40 It is mustahabb to separate between the obligatory prayer and the naafil prayer, by speaking or moving
41 Is it mustahabb to offer du‘aa’ when rain is falling? What should be said when rain falls and when hearing thunder?
42 What are the defects that must be disclosed to a potential marriage partner?
43 Is it Sunnah to do ghusl on the Day of ‘Arafah?
44 Ruling on reciting al-Faatihah on special occasions, as is customary among some people
45 Reconciling between the verse “We shall make you to recite (the Qur’an), so you (O Muhammad shall not forget (it)” and the fact that the Prophet sometimes forgot when praying and otherwise
46 Ruling on congratulating non-Muslims on non-religious occasions
47 Ruling on saying “Taqabbal Allah (May Allah accept it)” after finishing the prayer
48 She had many fatwas available to her and chose the one she felt most comfortable with
49 Further discussion of some of the hadiths that speak of the Mahdi
50 Ruling on lending and borrowing gold and silver
51 If he follows a scholar who is known for being knowledgeable and honest, he is not sinning
52 The charitable organisation ceased operation, yet the employees are still receiving salaries
53 She is living in a non-Muslim country where she is afraid to wear Islamic dress and seek Islamic knowledge
54 Did Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqallaani regard it as permissible to celebrate the Prophet’s birthday (Mawlid)?
55 Reconciling between the fact that Salaat al-Haajah is not prescribed and the hadith which states that if something troubled him, the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) would get up and pray
56 The virtue of praying four rak‘ahs after ‘Isha’
57 The virtue of tawaaf around the sacred House
58 If a traveller decides to return part way through his journey, can he still shorten his prayers on his way back?
59 Is it essential to inform the suitor about the presence of a spot of vitiligo on the woman’s body?
60 In the case of business partnerships, it is not stipulated that the shares invested by the partners or their shares of the profits should be equal
61 Treating waswasah by seeking refuge with Allah from the Shaytaan and ignoring it
62 Is it permissible to seek fame and love to be prominent in worldly matters?
63 Can large numbers be quoted as evidence of truth? And the meaning of the hadith “My ummah will not agree on misguidance”
64 Women attending an educational seminar with men, in the same hall
65 A baseless hadith about congratulating one another on the beginning of Rabee‘ al-Awwal
66 A fabricated report saying that the Romans will kill the Arabs in the land of the Romans
67 He gave the patient medicine to help him sleep and he died; what must he do?
68 He was not sure about the number of prostrations, and he omitted the prostration of forgetfulness out of ignorance; what is the ruling on his prayer?
69 Can the wedding feast (waleemah) count instead of offering expiation by feeding sixty poor persons?
70 They pray Jumu‘ah approximately one hour before the sun passes its zenith because of their classes
71 A specious argument about the prohibition of musical instruments, and the response thereto
72 Ruling on working as an engineer for an airline, when his work includes playing music and video clips; what is the ruling on his salary?
73 False reports about the earth being placed on the back of a bull
74 Ruling on holding a celebration on the occasion of a circumcision
75 He is wondering about the wisdom behind the fact that the number of rak‘ahs of the obligatory prayers is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an
76 Why does Islam forbid Muslims to imitate disbelievers?
77 A waqf does not become binding by merely forming the intention
78 Ruling on studying medicine and working in hospitals where there is mixing
79 Is it permissible to take out health insurance for a house cat because it is sick?
80 False, fabricated hadeeth stating that the believer will prostrate to his wife in Paradise because of her beauty!
81 One who stole property before reaching the age of puberty cannot discharge his responsibility except by returning it
82 Is it Sunnah to always make naafil prayers brief?
83 Were the Ottomans caliphs like the ‘Abbasids and Umayyads?
84 Does he have to migrate from an area where a lot of sin is committed, even though he works there?
85 The seven modes of recitation are mutawaatir and it is not permissible to cast aspersions on them
86 Will a conditional divorce be nullified if a woman is completely divorced then her husband marries her again with a new marriage contract?
87 Ruling on using a bus belonging to a Qur’an memorisation school for other charitable purposes that are not connected to it
88 How should he handle his wealth and how can he make a profit without incurring the wrath of Allah?
89 Is the division and categorisation of knowledge a good innovation (bid‘ah hasanah)?
90 Is it haraam to wear a ring of silver if it weighs more than one mithqaal?
91 On which finger did the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) wear his ring?
92 Some liquid came back up into his mouth when he burped as he was praying; what is the ruling?
93 Agreement between two families that each will give its zakat al-fitr to the other
94 Can a disbeliever be regarded as a mahram for his Muslim sister when travelling?
95 What is the ruling if the two witnesses did not hear the woman giving her consent to the marriage?
96 Extraordinary events that happen at the hands of non-Muslims are a test and a trial
97 She became Muslim and she has a daughter, and she is wondering about her chances of marrying a Muslim and some of the rulings on marriage
98 A brief look at the month of Safar
99 Did ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) pray in the church when he conquered Bayt al-Maqdis (Jerusalem)?
100 A young man is finding it extremely difficult to find halaal work