Fatwas

  • Ruling on writing on graves

    Is it permissible to place a metal plate or a “sign” inscribed with some Ayahs (Qur’anic verses), the name of the deceased person, and the date of his...

  • Ruling on holding funeral ceremonies

    According to our customs, when someone dies, people gather outside their house, ornamental light bulbs are hung (like in weddings) and the deceased’s family line up. Condolers pass...

  • Ruling on Simaniyyah Tariqah (Sufi order)

    Here in Sudan, we have a shaykh who has many followers who compete in serving and obeying him. They travel to visit him, thinking he is one of the...

  • Ruling on listening to songs

    Many men and women are fond of songs, what is the ruling on listening to songs? Please advise. Answer: I advise Muslim men and women to abstain from listening...

  • Does committing sins obliterate the blessing?

    A sister from Riyadh asks: I read that one of the consequences of sin is punishment from Allah and loss of blessings, and I wept with fear because of...

  • Woman's Hijab color

    Should the Hijab (veil) of a Muslim woman be black or can it also be another color? Answer: A Muslim woman does not have to dress in black. It...

  • Wearing black clothes

    Is it obligatory for women to dress in black when going out, or can they wear any color as long as it is not an attractive color? Answer: It...

  • Ruling on women wearing a brassiere

    What is the ruling on women wearing a brassiere? Answer: Wearing a brassiere defines women’s breasts and makes them a source of Finah (temptation), and as such, they are...

  • Ruling on women wearing sheer clothes

    What is the ruling on women wearing sheer clothes? Answer: It is not permissible for women to wear sheer clothes. Whoever does this is considered to be of those...

  • Ruling on a woman wearing tight clothes

    Is it permissible for a woman to wear tight clothes or white dress? Answer: It is not permissible for a woman to appear before non-Mahrams (not a spouse or...

  • Ruling on a woman removing hair from her body

    I asked you previously about the ruling on a woman’s plucking of excessive hair from her body and you - may Allah bless you - replied but did not...

  • Ruling on wearing tight shirts

    Women here in our country wear tight shirts that reveal the shape of their bodies. I heard on your show that this is impermissible, so I ordered the women...

  • Ruling on wearing skirt's opening

    Fashion designs are rampant in the world today. Some women wear clothes that are zipped up at the back, others fasten belts round their waists, and others have the...