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Fataawaa

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Lexically, the Arabic word fatwa means to give a satisfactory answer regarding a certain issue. In the technical language of Shari`ah, the word fatwa clarifies the Islamic ruling in an answer given to question or a set of questions usually related to an Islamic issue. It does not make any difference whether the questioner is a person or a group of persons.



Islamic Verdicts on the Pillars of Islam (2 Vol. Set)




Fatawa Arkan-ul-Islam By Shaykh Muhammad ibn Salih Al-Uthaymeen. The Fatawa presented in these volumes have been selected from the whole collection of the Fatawa of the learned Shaikh Muhammad bin Salih Al-'Uthaymeen and translated into the English language. These Fatawa are distinguished by their reliance upon the Book of Allah, the Most High, the Sunnah of His Messenger (S) and the opinions of the scholars who are known for their investigative powers. We hope that these Fatawa will provide the people great help, knowledge and understanding of the finer points of religious aspects.




Ibn Taymiyyah Expounds on Islam




Author: Ibn Tamiyyah | Pages: 725 | Size: 62 MB

This is the english book "Ibn Tamiyyah Expounds on Islam" - A book of various fataawaa on Islamic faith, life and society. Translated by Muhammad Abdul Haqq Ansari and printed by The Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America (IIASA).




The Ruling on Meat Slaughtered In the West




Author: Abdullah Azzam | Pages: 52 | Size: 1 MB

“…During my visits to the West, and when I am being served meals on planes or in restaurants in Europe or America, I would find that I was very hesitant to eat the food, and I wanted very much to search for halal food and find that pure bite to eat in order to protect any part of my flesh from being nourished on haram, as the Fire is more deserving of every bit of flesh nourished on the haram…”


Courtesy of Iskandrani



The Islamic Laws of Animal Slaughter




Author: Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani | Pages: 154 | Size: 2 MB

There is a growing sense of concern today among consumers, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, about the healthfulness of what they eat. Health food stores have gained a prominent status in the US, and many consumers review every last ingredient listed in a food item’s nutritional facts list to ensure that they meet their dietary standards. Muslims must be even more conscientious of what they consume, as a Muslim’s diet must, above all, be lawful (halal) under Islamic law, as well as wholesome (tayyib). The Qur’an states, “O people, eat from whatever is upon the earth that is lawful and wholesome” (2:168).

Of all types of food, one that has become the cause of controversy among Muslims the world over is slaughtered meat. Muslim sources without the guidance of scholars have spread inaccurate information about Islam’s rules and regulations for animal slaughter, leaving Muslims confused about the facts. Authored by a Muslim scholar recognized worldwide for his mastery of Islamic jurisprudence, The Islamic Laws of Animal Slaughter clears up the confusion. The author presents a brief, structured analysis of Islam’s laws for animal slaughter, as well an overview of their practical application in the modern world. A couple of articles, appended specially for this translation, round off the discussion by addressing matters particularly relevant to Muslims in the US and other Western nations.




Fataawa (Rulings) Concerning Tobacco Cigarettes




Author: Ibrahim Aal ish-Sheikh | Pages: 46 | Size: 1 MB

The colossal devastation of human health cause by tobacco use and smoking in the recent centuries cannot be denied by any sensible person. It is the single largest preventable cause of death all over the world causing unmentionable suffering and millions of debts yearly, yet even today the multinational tobacco corporations refuse to accept the conclusive scientific evidence and continue to selfishly promote their multi billion dollar industry often among those ignorant to the far reaching hazards and health consequences. The Islamic legal judgements of some of the most eminent scholars – Jurists of our era, - the use and promotion of all tobacco products is strictly prohibited (haram) and juristically punishable according to Islamic Law and legal precepts. The lucid, intelligent and legally sound arguments presented countered the feeble claim that tobacco use is merely obnoxious (Makrooh) and therefore a lesser social evil to be tolerated society.




The Islamic Ruling on Music and Singing




Author: Abu Bilaal Mustafa al-Kanadi | Pages: 52 | Size: 1 MB

The legality of music and singing in the Islamic shari'ah (the divinely-revealed law) is an issue which is hotly debated among individuals and scholars in Islamic societies of our present day. Arriving at the correct view requires unbiased, scholarly research of the available literature which must be supported by authentic, decisive proof. A considerable amount has been said and written both for and against this subject, and the proliferation of doubt and confusion necessitates another more critical, meticulous analysis and assessment of this whole matter, in order for one to come to a clear, decisive conclusion which leaves not the least bit of doubt in the mind of the reader.




The Nature of Fasting



Author: Ibn Taymiyyah | Pages: 46 | Size: 1 MB

This is a translation one of the smaller publications from the works of Shaykh Al-Islam Taqiuddin Ahmad bin 'Abdul-Halim Ibn Taymiyyah. It has been published in this form a variety of times with a number of minor additions to the text under the title, "Hagigatus-Siyam," or, "The Nature of Fasting." We have revised our version to meet the source section of Majmu' AI-Fatawa (25:219) from where it appears that the original booklet - with the exception of the questions, of which most appear on earlier pages - has been taken. We have inserted brackets to signify the additions, which earlier publishers probably took from other sections of his writings. We have also added brief references to the text for the Hadiths. I would like to express gratitude to brother Ebrahim Aly Ma'rouf for the original translation of this booklet, and the Darussalam staff for their editing and layout work.




Ruling on Magic and Fortunetelling



Author: Shaykh Bin Baz | Pages: 16 | Size: 1 MB

By: Shaykh Bin Baz. A short treaty written on the danger getting involved with those who practice magic.



Non-Muslim Religious Celebrations & Ruling On Part Participating



By: Taken from the introduction: The conflict between truth and falsehood is ongoing and will last as long as this world remains. The fact that some groups among the Ummah of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) are following the people of falsehood such as the Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians, idol-worshippers and others, whilst a group is remaining steadfast to the truth despite the pressures, is all part of the decreed system of the universe. But this does not mean that we should give in and follow the ways of those who are astray, because the one who told us that this would inevitably happen also warned us against following this path, and he commanded us to adhere firmly to Islam no matter how many people deviate from it and no matter how strong they become. He told us that the blessed one is the one who adheres steadfastly to the truth no matter what the distractions, at a time when the one who does righteous deeds will earn the reward of fifty men whose deeds are like those of the Sahaabah (may Allaah be pleased with them) – as was reported in the hadeeth of Abu Tha’labah al-Khushani (may Allaah be pleased with him).



Celebrating Valentine’s Day



Author: Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid | Pages: 16 | Size: 1 MB

A book by Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid focusing on the history of valentines day and the permisibility of muslims celebrating it.



Rulings of Udhiyah Sacrifice



Author: Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid | Pages: 6 | Size: 1 MB

Udhiyah refers to the animal (camel, cattle or sheep) that is sacrificed as an act of worship to Allaah, in the country in which the person offering the sacrifice lives, during the period from after the Eid prayer on the Day of Nahr (Eid al-Adhaa) until the last of the Days of Tashreeq (the 13 th day of Dhu’l-Hijjah), with the intention of offering sacrifice. Udhiyah is one of the great rituals of Islam, in which we remember the Unity of Allaah, His blessings upon us and the obedience of our father Ibraaheem to his Lord, and in this act of udhiyah there is much goodness and blessing. So the Muslim must pay attention to its great importance. This book is a brief look at this important ritual.



Celebrating The Holidays of The Infidels


by: Ahmad Musa Jibril

Among the widely spread deviations of the ummah concerning those in the west and fiercely invading Muslim countries is the celebrations of the holidays and festivals of the infidels. They have become a trend and a tradition to some, that one who does not celebrate them, and does not go along with the flow is in their eyes a burden, outcast, or even a radical and a fundamentalist. But that’s only in the scale of those walking on their faces, Allah said, “Is then one who walks headlong, with his face groveling, better guided, or one who walks evenly on a straight way.”




Selected Translations From 'Majmu' al-Fatawa'


By: Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah

In the fatawa of the Lajnah ad-Da'imah, they say the following:

"...it is a book that is great in significance, full of benefits, and covers many issues and discussions that are useful in the life of the human being, as well as his Hereafter. So, it is a comprehensive scientific collection that covers all fields of knowledge, whether that be in the area of 'Aqidah, Tawhid, Fiqh, Usul, Hadith, Tafsir, astronomy, logic and debate, knowledge of various sects and denominations, medicine, the Arabic language, geography, history, spirituality, and much more.

So, this is a book that is great in status and mighty in importance. Allah clarified the truth with it, and swept away much of the doubts of the misguided and innovations of the deviants from the straight path. The author - may Allah have Mercy upon him - wrought havoc upon the people of falsehood with his textual and logical proofs, and has refuted them to the very core of their own madhahib, as he was more knowledgeable in the madhahib of the people of falsehood than they were! So, he brought out the proofs, swept away the doubts, and gave victory to the madhhab of the Salaf. He clarified the reality of this Religion and its beliefs, as well as the compatability of sound logic to the authentic texts. This was all done in the most eloquent manner and clarity.

So, whoever reads this great book will - if Allah Wills - come out with an intellect that is safe from doubts and misguidance, firm opinion, and great knowledge that he can benefit from and benefit others with..." ['Fatawa al-Lajnah ad-Da'imah'; 12/125-127]




Dishonouring Others
by al-Imaam Ibn Taymiyyah

Forced Marriages
by al-Imaam Ibn Taymiyyah

The Purposes of the Shari`ah
by 'Abdulwaahid Hamid

Islamic Ruling Concerning Homosexuality
by al-Jumu'ah Magazine

The Evil of Smoking
by Sameh Strauch

The Role of Islamic Bank
by Said Zafar

The Legal Punishments
by Imam an-Nawawi

Those Who are Deaf or Mute
by Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn Baaz

The Islamic Ruling Regarding Spying on Muslims
by Muhammed Sa'eed Wahf al-Qahtaani

The Islaamic Verdict on Spies and those who Perform Espionage against the Muslims
by Abu Mu'aath al-Makki

Flawed Sales
Various Authors

Ruling on Imitation of Disbelievers
Dr. Naasir al-'Aql

The Islamic Law Of Wills
Dr. Abid Hussain

The Islamic Laws of Inheritance
Dr. Abid Hussain

The Ill Effects of Television
by Abu Mohammed Abdur-Rauf Shakir

The Third Parent (Televison)
by Muhammad Alshareef

Ahadeeth Concerning Tasweer (Pictures)
Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn Baaz

What is Zina?
Various Authors

The Copyright Issue
Sheikh Feiz

Slaughter in Gaza - What Can You Do?
Salih Al-Munajjid

Boycotting The Products Of Kuffaar
Islam Q&A


Celebrating or Participating in Holidays of the Disbelievers


Celebrating or Participating in Holidays of the Disbelievers
Jamaal al-Din Zarabozo

Ruling on Celebrating Valentine's Day
Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih Ibn 'Uthaymeen

On Halloween
Idris Palmer

To You Be Your Celebrations, And To Me Mine
Dr. Muhammad al-Jibaly

Ruling on Celebrating Non-Muslim Festivities
Nida'ul Islâm


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