It is permissible for a woman to put highlights

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Question It is permissible for a woman to put highlights on her hair and beautify herself for her husband. Answer Muhtaram / Muhtaramah In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh. The highlights should not resemble fashion in vogue or the way adopted by immoral women. And Allah knows best Darul Iftaa,Madrasah Inaa’miyyah … [Read more...]

Divorce statements to myself

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Question In couple of your fatwas on divorce you said that usually repeating statements of divorce to yourself (without intending divorce) will not cause divorce. Can you please clarify this? I am suffering from a lot of divorce thoughts lately and due to these thoughts I find myself repeating divorce statements outloud to myself while driving or even taking a shower when i am alone. All this is talking to myself only with no intention to issue … [Read more...]

I am a day trader of stocks. Is it permissible to short sell in Islam?

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Question I am a day trader of stocks. Is it permissible to short sell in Islam. Short selling is the selling of a stock that the seller doesn’t own at the time of selling them. He sells them in the hope that the price of those shares will decline, and he will profit by buying back those shares at a lower price. Answer Muhtaram / Muhtaramah In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh … [Read more...]

Is it allowed to have an abortion if you were raped?

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Question Is it allowed to have an abortion if you were raped? Answer Muhtaram / Muhtaramah In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh. Allah, The Most Merciful, has created mankind and out of His wisdom has stipulated laws to govern them. The laws of Shari’a are such that different needs and conditions of people are kept into consideration in such a manner that no person … [Read more...]

Why does a male inherit double of a female?

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Question In Islamic Law of Inheritance a male receives two shares & a female receives one share of a deceased’s estate. Could you please explain the reason for this situation from an Islamic Perspective? Answer Muhtaram / Muhtaramah In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh. 1. As Muslims, we are required to express submission to Allah Ta’ala and His commands, for this is … [Read more...]

if a man agrees to sign a contract before he gets married which states that he will not take a second wife

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Question I require your assistance in finding out information regarding the following: - if a man agrees to sign a contract before he gets married which states that he will not take a second wife, and in the event that he does he will pay his (current) wife RX and would allow his (current) wife the choice to end the marriage before he takes a second wife, would this contract hold up as being valid and enforceable under the laws of Sharia? - … [Read more...]