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Further question on music and musical instruments

Question The answer to the above mentioned question is quite satisfying but I think you have used a lot of Hikmat while doing so. The reason why I see the problem with music is that Qur’an says that “Verily Sala’h stops you from vulgarity (Fahsha) and Munkar“. I do not have the exact translation with me. Once a Sahabi (RA) asked the … Read more »

About music and musical instruments

Question Are songs and musical instruments allowed in Islam? If not, what’s the reason? Answer Songs or music per se are not prohibited in Islam. It has been reported that the Prophet  (pbuh) stopped Abu Bakr (ra) when he tried to stop girls from singing and playing a tambourine, on a day of celebration. The Prophet (pbuh) told Abu Bakr (ra) to … Read more »

The prohibition of pictures mentioned in Ahadith

Question You consider photography and pictures to be allowed as long as they were not being worshipped. I agreed with your opinion but after reading the following Hadith I have become confused. Are they authentic or not or perhaps I have not understood their true implication. A detailed account for the basis of your opinion would be … Read more »

Food of the people other than the Abrahamic faith

Question I want to inquire regarding the eating the food from the people who do not believe in God’s books like eating in the home of Hindus or Sikhs. Most of the Hindus are vegetarians so the food prepared is actually halaal in nature. Please explain. Reply Muslims must always remember that they are the … Read more »

Is drinking Alcohol clearly prohibited in Islam?

Question Some people say that drinking alcohol may have been criticised in the Quran but it has not been made haram.Can you explain why people say it like that? Answer The language,style and terminologies of Quran are not the same which our clerics use to issue fatwas.According to our understanding, the Qur’an has given a … Read more »

why is Alcohol not prohibited in earlier revelations

Question Why was drinking alcohol not prohibited in earlier religions? As people generally say: If it is so disastrous for the faculty of reasoning then it should have been disallowed for the earlier religions also? Reply It is not correct to say that intoxicants were not prohibited in previous revelations. Intoxicants are a part of the … Read more »

More on carnivorous Fishes

Question Some people use the verse below as proof that every thing in the sea is Halaal. But I think that according to the context it is actually dealing with the fact that the people going for Hajj are allowed to eat what they catch from the sea on their way. It is not dealing … Read more »

Are Carnivorous Fishes Halaal

Question What is your point of view regarding carnivorous fishes like sharks and carnivorous whales etc. Will they fall under the same category as carnivorous animals on land? Reply Man has generally grouped, primarily, carnivorous and predatory animals as inedible items or with items which are naturally not meant for eating. There is no reason … Read more »

Regarding prohibition in drinks

Question A brother was recently reading a book by a famous author in the Western world known as Michael Creighton. This author wrote a book dealing with a Muslim character and apparently has done extensive research on Islam before pursuing the endeavor. However, in the book he speaks of “the draught of mead” and “fermented … Read more »

Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradhawi’s opinion on Halaal meat(Third question)

The Third Question Thank you very much for answering my question and Jazakallah Khair. I have another question in this regard. We know that the Christians had given up the Shari`ah of Moses (the Old Testament) long before the revelation of the Qur’an. This means that at the time when Qur’an was revealed, Christians did not follow the Kosher method … Read more »

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