Fatwas


Ruling on relatives of the deceased sitting beside the grave

What is the ruling on a relative of a dead person sitting beside the grave when people leave after the burial for no more than half an hour?...

Dhul-Qa'idah 8, 1441 // Jul 12, 2020

Ruling on Adhan after burying the dead in the grave

In Bangladesh, we call the Adhan after burying the dead in the grave. Scholars differed on this issue; some of them permit it while others don’t. What is...

Dhul-Qa'dah 25, 1441 // Jul 12, 2020

Why are the Sufis interested in pronouncing the name of Allah rather than referring to His Attributes

Why are the Sufis interested in pronouncing the name of Allah rather than referring to His Attributes? Why do Muslims not mention Allah’s Name and...

Dhul-Qa'dah 20, 1441 // Jul 11, 2020

What is Sufism

What is Sufism? Does it pose a danger to one’s Islam? What is the ruling on keeping company with Sufis? Answer: In general, Sufism as it exists at the...

Dhul-Qa'dah 20, 1441 // Jul 11, 2020

The pledge of Sufis

I was under age when I went to one of the shaykhs of the Sufi sects. I said to him: I want to join the sect of Shaykh ‘Abdul-Qadir...

Dhul-Qa'dah 20, 1441 // Jul 11, 2020

Tablighi Jama'at and offering Salah in Masjids containing graves

M.’A. From America says: I traveled with Jama’at Tabligh to India and Pakistan. We used to gather and pray in Masjids (mosques) that have graves inside them. Later, I...

Dhul-Qa'dah 20, 1441 // Jul 11, 2020

Sufis who beat themselves with skewers

I know some people who call themselves shaykhs but they stab themselves with skewers etc. And ascribe fictitious things to Al-Rifa’i. What is the ruling on the foregoing? Is...

Dhul-Qa'dah 20, 1441 // Jul 11, 2020

Sufi superstitions

The mentioned Imam says that one day Safi Al-Din ibn Ahmad passed along a road in that city and found a rock. He divided the rock with his Miswak...

Dhul-Qa'dah 20, 1441 // Jul 11, 2020

Status of the Sufi orders in Islam

I am forwarding to you this message that was sent to me by a woman who says her husband, Mohamed Al-Faytury Hamudah, follows a Sufi order. She wants...

Dhul-Qa'dah 20, 1441 // Jul 11, 2020

The pledge taken from a Sufi Shaykh

What is the ruling of Islam on the pledge that we make to the shaykh of a Tariqah (Sufi order)? Will we be considered disobeying the Qur’an and the...

Dhul-Qa'dah 20, 1441 // Jul 11, 2020

Origin and the creeds of Sufism

I ask your eminence to reply to us in short about Sufism and Sufis; what is Sufism, their ‘Aqidah (creed) and what is the opinion of Ahl-ul-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah (adherents...

Dhul-Qa'dah 20, 1441 // Jul 11, 2020

Misguidance of all Sufis

I read in a book entitled “Hadhihi Al-Sufiyyah (This is Sufism)” that Sufism is a deviant Islamic sect that departs from Islamic ‘Aqidah (creed) and methodology and introduces Bid’ahs...

Dhul-Qa'dah 20, 1441 // Jul 11, 2020

Ruling on kissing the hands and feet of the Sufi Shaykh

Some followers of a certain Tariqah (Sufi order) kiss the hands and feet of their shaykh and put their foreheads against the shaykh’s hands and feet until they are...

Dhul-Qa'dah 20, 1441 // Jul 11, 2020

The followers of Sufism stance on their shaykhs

Some ignorant Sufis follow their Shaykhs in their error and immorality. The Sufi before his Shaykh is like a dead person before his washer to dispose of him as...

Dhul-Qa'dah 20, 1441 // Jul 11, 2020

Ruling on Prophet's songs

Many Muslims celebrate the Prophethood of our Messenger (peace be upon him) with musical songs just as the Jews and Christians do i.e. they mention Allah (Exalted be He)...

Dhul-Qa'dah 20, 1441 AH // Jul 11, 2020

Ruling on setting up tents beside the graves

What is your opinion - may your favor continue - on setting up tents beside the graves, where Qur’an reciters keep reciting the Qur’an for a period of...

Dhul-Qa'dah 25, 1441 // Jul 10, 2020

Ruling on placing Henna in the Grave with the Deceased

Is placing henna in the grave with the deceased part of the Islamic ceremony? If yes, what are its benefits? Answer: The Sunnah (whatever is reported from...

Dhul-Qa'dah 9, 1441 // Jul 10, 2020

Ruling on placing book in the grave

We have a strange practice and would like to know the religious ruling on it. Some people place a book they call ‘Al-Dawshan’ or ‘Al-Qudwah’ in the grave...

Dhul-Qa'dah 9, 1441 // Jul 10, 2020

Claiming to have dream of deceased who command him to build a shrine for the deceased

Nowadays, there are a group of people who transfer the deceased months or years after burying them claiming that this deceased person came to one of them in...

Dhul-Qa'dah 8, 1441 // Jul 09, 2020

Ruling on hanging photos of the deceased at home

Is it Haram (prohibited) to hang a photo in the home of one that died? Is it Haram to collect and keep photos of those who have passed...

Dhul-Qa'dah 7, 1441 // Jul 08, 2020