Is it permissible to distribute food offered in fulfillment of a vow made for Awliya’ (pious people)

Question 10: Is it permissible to distribute food offered in fulfillment of a vow made for Awliya’ (pious people) among people? Is it permissible to celebrate this and hang out flags?

Answer: First, Allaah has praised those who fulfill vows of obedience, and promised them good rewards. Allaah says, They (are those who) fulfil (their) vows He also says… read more here.

I made a vow to give all my salary in charity if I became a teacher

Question 9: I made a vow to give all my salary in charity if I became a teacher. It is worth mentioning that I am not quite sure of this vow, but it is most likely true. My question is: What should I do with my salary which is 4,200 Riyals? Am I permitted to take it in order to avoid asking people, especially that I am married and have two kids. My living necessities are many and I am separated from my husband due to Shar`ee (Islaamically lawful) reasons, but divorce has not occurred yet. Besides, I have a maid servant.

Answer: It is sufficient to give in charity one third of your salary, for the Prophet (peace be upon him) said… read more here.

A person vowed to meet the Custodian of the Two Sacred Mosques, but he did not do that

Question 8: My mother vowed to meet the Custodian of the Two sacred Masjids to explain her personal conditions and her injured son’s conditions. She also vowed to offer a sacrifice as charity for the sake of Allaah because her son survived an accident and got out of the hospital. What should she do?

Answer: Your mother does not need to fulfill her vow of meeting the Custodian of the Two sacred Masjids; because this is a permissible vow… read more here.

A person vowed to hold a banquet if their neighbor was granted a child, but they did not fulfill it

Question 7: More than five years ago, I had a neighbor who lived next door. He and his wife had been receiving treatment for the sake of having children. They remained childless even though they had been married for more than eight years. One day when I was talking to that neighbor, I made a vow that if Allaah (Exalted be He) granted them a child, I would hold a banquet to share the pleasure of having a child. Some time later, Allaah (Exalted be He) granted them a baby girl. When I told him that I was going to fulfill my vow, he refused on account of my poor living conditions. What is the opinion of Your Eminence? What should I do?

Answer: The vow you had made falls under the category of vowing to do a Mubah (permissible) act… read more here.

I vowed to give my daughter in marriage to the first son born to my brother

Question 6: I have a daughter who is now around fourteen years old. I vowed to give her in marriage to the first son born to my brother. My brother got married and had a boy who is now about twelve years old. However, the boy is noticeably much younger than my daughter; literally he looks like an eight-year-old boy, not to mention his immature conduct. My daughter is about to get married, but she is not satisfied with him. I am very confused. I hope that your Eminence will provide me with a Fatwaa on this regard, May Allaah grant you success!

Answer: Your vow is considered valid and you have the choice either to fulfill it or not… read more here.

Should a person who is fifteen or sixteen years old fulfill their vow?

Question 5: When we were about fifteen or sixteen years old, and my colleagues and I made a vow to go on a picnic with our wives when we get married. Afterwards, one of us died without getting married. Now each of us has a wife. Please give us your Fatwaa concerning this. May Allaah reward you best!

Answer: The two who got married have to fulfill their vow, as long as it entails nothing prohibited… read more here.

She vowed to give her share of inheritance as a Sadaqah (voluntary charity) on behalf of herself

Question 4: Praise be to Allaah Alone, and may peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, his family and Companions.

The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’ has read the question submitted by His Eminence Head of the Courts of Tabuk, which was referred to the Committee by the General Secretariat of the Council of Senior Scholars, by number (4241), dated 14/7/1421 A.H. His Eminence’s letter included a question submitted by a Muslim sister, which goes as follows:

Please be advised that the lady (…) came to me with her husband (…) and told me that her father died and left money and real estate. She claimed her share in the inheritance. When her mother knew about this, she got angry, thinking that her daughter was avaricious. So, the lady told her mother, “I want to keep aside the share of my handicapped sister and that of my brother, and I concede my share.” However, her mother was not convinced and she disavowed her and everyone that takes their shares. So, the daughter vowed to give her share of the inheritance as a Sadaqah (voluntary charity) on behalf of herself and her father. Her mother refused to shake hands with her and pushed her away. What should she do with that vow? Is it effective? What should she do to clear her conscience? It should be noted that part of her share in the inheritance is a building in which her brother is a partner. Can she take its profits and give them as a Sadaqah? After making this vow, she also said in the same situation, “My share (of the inheritance) is unlawful for me and my children.”

Please advise according to what was mentioned concerning the ruling on this vow and whether it should be fulfilled; keeping her share with her brother and giving the profits as a Sadaqah; and the ruling on declaring this share unlawful for her. May Allaah reward you and protect you. Salam (Islamic greeting of peace).

Answer: Having studied the Fatwa request, the Committee answered that the mentioned vow was made out of anger… read more here.

A person swore to pay a large sum of money that is far beyond their capability

Question 3Several years ago, I took an oath not to do a certain thing, and that I would donate a very large sum of money if I did it. I did this as a way to deter my evil-inclined self, but I broke this oath more than once, and I donated this sum of money, and confirmed the previous oath by another one, with a larger sum of money. What should I do if the latest sum of money is far beyond my capability?

Answer: If you intended by this vow to refrain yourself from doing a certain thing, you have to offer a Kaffaarah (expiation) of breaking an oath… read more here.

My father wanted to marry me with Shighaar marriage, I made a vow to observe Sawm (Fast)

Question 2My father wanted to marry me off to someone by way of Shighaar marriage (exchange of daughters or sisters for marriage with no mandatory gift to a bride from her groom). I made a vow to observe Sawm (Fast) for nine months if this marriage did not take place. As the marriage did not really take place, do I have to fulfill the vow I made? I was fourteen when I made the vow and I had not started to menstruate yet. Also, I doubt whether I had other signs of puberty at that time or not. I observed Sawm for a whole month and then stopped. Do I have to fulfill the vow or not? May Allaah safeguard you! Al-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullaah wa barakaatuh (May Allaah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!)

Answer: You are not required to fulfill the vow you made because you doubt whether you had reached the age of Takleef… read more here.

I frequently take oaths; some of them deliberately and others unintentionally

Question 1: I frequently take oaths; some of them deliberately and others unintentionally. Must I offer Kaffaarah (expiation) for these oaths? Furthermore, I had an argument with my brother and swore not to enter his house until my death even if one of my relatives would die in his house. I really intended never to enter his house, but I was forced by my mother to enter it, because she told me that she would be angry with me if I did not visit my brother. Also, my brother apologized to me.

Now, should I offer Kaffaarah for the oath I took? I did not enter my brother’s house for one month after the oath I swore, but later I was forced to enter it at my mother’s request. Please answer me. May Allaah reward you with the best!

Answer: When someone takes an oath and breaks it, they have to offer Kaffaarah. Unintentional oaths are pardoned, as Allaah (Exalted be He) says… read more here.

What is the ruling on swearing to go to a certain place, then swearing not to go to it?

Question 10: I swore to slap my sister for some reason, but I retracted this after I had calmed down. A few days after, I swore to do another thing without having expiated for my first oath, I asked a shaykh whether I have to offer the Kaffarah (expiation) once or twice? He told me that if I made another oath before expiating for the first one, then I should offer a Kaffarah once. However, I asked another shaykh about this, but he told me that I should offer the Kaffaarah twice.

Answer: You should offer the Kaffaarah twice, for the first oath was different from the second one… read more here.

I swore to hit my sister for some reason, but I retracted that oath

Question 9: I proposed to a woman and agreed with her father to pay a Mahr (mandatory gift to a bride from her groom) of thirty-five thousand riyals. After the contract of marriage was concluded, I was shocked that my father-in-law requested from me a sum of eighty-five thousand riyals as Mahr. I refused such a request and problems continued between my father-in-law and me for one full year. I took an oath not to pay more than fifty-five thousand riyals, but unfortunately, my father-in-law did not agree and insisted that the Mahr had to be eighty-five thousand riyals. Nevertheless, I repeatedly took oaths not to pay the requested sum. So benevolent people intervened and reconciled between my father-in-law and me, where I had to pay seventy-thousand riyals. I told them about my oaths and that I could not breach them but they compelled me to pay the seventy-thousand riyal. I paid the money to avoid any further problems since they have already lasted for one year and two months. Please provide me with your beneficial Fatwa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar) regarding the oaths that I took, bearing in mind that I took such oaths by saying, “I swear by Allaah the Almighty…”, “By Allaah! It is unlawful for me” and “By Allaah, the number of creatures there are between the heavens and earth” that I will not pay more than the sum of fifty-five thousand riyals. Nevertheless, I did not fulfill my oaths. Please answer me. Best Regards.

Answer: If the reality is as you mentioned, you have to make one Kaffaarah (expiation) for your multiple oaths and it will be sufficient for all of them… read more here.

Do I have to observe expiatory Sawm for breaking an oath for three consecutive days?

Question 8: As Kaffaarah (expiation) for a broken oath, a man gave another man a sum of money to feed ten poor people. They could not find ten separate poor persons, is it permissible to give this money to a family of ten or more or less? How should the feeding be? Should they pay the money or should they provide food as mentioned in the Book of Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He), or can they give them rice, oil, chicken and meat? May Allaah reward you with the best and guide you!

Answer: It is Waajib (obligatory) to pay the Kaffaarah to ten poor persons, for Allaah (Exalted be He) says… read more here.

Is it permissible to pay the expiation for an oath to a person who does not perform Salaah (Prayer)

Question 7: My brother vowed that he would never commit a sin again, otherwise, he would fast for three successive days as a Kaffaarah (expiation) for it. Is it sufficient for him to feed ten poor people or does he have to fast?

Answer: It is enough for him to feed ten poor people, clothe them, or free a believing slave; if he is unable, he should fast for three days… read more here.

The amount of food that should be given to the Mis-keen as expiation for breaking an oath?

Question 6: If I breach my oath, should I pay Kaffaarah (expiation) as a whole to the poor and the needy at the same time or not? Can I give Sadaqah (voluntary charity) to four people on a day, and six people on another day, even a month later? If I find no poor or needy people, can I give the Sadaqah to the charitable institution in our area? Can I give Sadaqah to five people, and then repeat the same five people again, so that they are considered ten people?

Answer: If a person breaches their oath after swearing by Allaah or any of His Attributes, they have to pay Kaffaarah, which is feeding or clothing 10 needy people, or emancipating a believing slave. If they can afford neither of these, they will have to observe Sawm (fasting) for three days… read more here.

What is the Kaffaarah for the person who vowed not to commit a sin once again, but did again?

Question 5: Does a person who swears by the Qur’aan have to make Kaffaarah (expiation) if they break their oath? Is it permissible to swear by the Ka`bah or by Allaah’s Favors?

Answer: It is permissible to swear by the Qur’aan because it is the Word of Allaah, which is one of His Attributes… read more here.

Should a person feed the Mis-keen (needy) with cooked or dry food?

Question 4: What is Kaffaarah (expiation) for an oath? If such Kaffaarah involves feeding poor people, how can they be known? Are they those who solicit alms? Have they certain conditions such as performing Salaah? Are children included as long as their family belongs to the limited or low-income classes? As for animals and birds, can they be fed as expiation for breaking oaths?

Answer: Kaffaarah for breaking an oath is to feed ten poor people from the common food, clothing them, or freeing a believing slave… read more here.

Is it permissible to swear by the Qur’aan, Ka`bah, or Allaah’s favors?

Question 3: What is Kaffaarah (expiation) for an oath? If such Kaffaarah involves feeding poor people, how can they be known? Are they those who solicit alms? Have they certain conditions such as performing Salaah? Are children included as long as their family belongs to the limited or low-income classes? As for animals and birds, can they be fed as expiation for breaking oaths?

Answer: Kaffaarah for breaking an oath is to feed ten poor people from the common food, clothing them, or freeing a believing slave… read more here.

Paying the Kaffaarah (expiation) for an oath to the members of the same household

Question 2: How can I make Kaffaarah (expiation) for an unfulfilled oath? Is it permissible to give it in the form of uncooked food to a family of ten or five persons? For example, would offering two Mudds (a dry measure of half bushel, 543 grams,  or two times handsful) and a half of wheat to a ten-person family suffice, or must I give the wheat to each of the ten persons separately?

Answer: Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) talks about the Kaffaarah in the Qur’aan when He says… read more here.

Is it permissible to pay the Kaffaarah (expiation) for an oath in money?

Question 1: Kindly instruct us how to feed ten poor people, which is the Kaffaarah (expiation) for an oath. Do three meals have to be served or just one meal for every poor person. What is the monetary value of the meal? Is it permissible to pay money instead of giving food?

Answer: The Kaffaarah for an oath is to feed ten poor people; each poor person is to be given half a Saa` (1 Saa`= 3 kg. Approx.)… read more here.

What is the Diyah (blood money) of the baby who is killed unintentionally after his birth?

Question 10: We are students at the Faculty of Education for Girls In Jeddah, A discussion was raised concerning the Diyah (blood money) issue in the Sharee`ah in case of involuntary manslaughter. We had different opinions and did not decide the proper answers for some questions. Thus, we refer these questions to you for answer. May Allaah reward you!

A- What is the amount of diyah of a child who is unintentionally killed in a car accident? Is it equal to the Diyah of a man or woman? Please explain it in details.

B- How much does the Diyah of a man exceed that of a woman? Are they equal?

C- If a non-Muslim (a Christian or a Jew) is killed unintentionally, what is the Diyah that the killer must pay? To whom will it be paid?

Answer: First, the Diyah of a male child who is killed unintentionally after his birth is equal to the Diyah of a man… read more here.

What is the Diyah (blood money) of a Jew or a Christian?

Question 9: Is it permissible to pay the Diyah (blood money) of a Jew or a Christian? How much is it?

Answer: The Diyah of a Jew or a Christian is half the Diyah of a Muslim… read more here.

A woman intentionally aborted her baby twice, what should she do?

Question 8: A woman was totally unaware of the teachings of Islaam. She married while she was still young and lived in a district far from Masjids (mosques), scholars, and preachers. Allaah (Exalted be He) knows that this woman was really ignorant of the rulings of a. She committed a lot of major sins, such as theft, and sowed dissention and spread calumnies among Muslim women. One of the major sins she committed was adultery. She became pregnant from her husband, but she killed her baby when he was four or five months old out of ignorance. It is worth mentioning that she did not know that this crime was a major sin. She killed the baby so he would not distract her from her make-up and work. Please note that the baby’s father knew nothing about that matter. Then she became pregnant for the second time. When the embryo was eight months, she deliberately carried heavy weights with the intention to have a miscarriage. When she delivered the baby, he lived for five hours and then died on the same day.

She only performed Salaah (Prayer) in Ramadan. Her Salah might not have been accepted by Allaah (Exalted be He). Moreover, she used to observe Sawm (Fast) for the sake of Riya’ (showing-off), not for the sake of Allaah (Exalted be He). She gave birth to boys and girls. She then became pregnant and suffered from a severe illness. She received medical treatment in a clinic and she gave birth to a stillborn baby. Please note that she did not know whether this baby was born dead because of the treatment she received or because of something else. She did not cause this baby to be born dead. She always quarreled with her husband and they both did not fulfill the marital obligations they owed towards each other. When she remembers the sins she committed about forty-five years ago, she falls sick. About five years ago, she turned to Allaah (Exalted be He) in repentance for what she had done. Now she is a righteous woman; she performs Salah regularly and sheds tears all day and night for the sins she committed in the past. It is worth mentioning that she observes Qiyaam-ul-Layl (optional Prayer at night) and performs other supererogatory acts of worship.

Please note that in case the Kaffaarah (expiation) for such sins is Sawm, she would not be able to observe successive Sawm because of her illness and old age. What must she do to expiate for her sins? May Allaah reward you best!

Answer: First, this woman must make Tawbah (repentance to Allaah) for the sins she committed. Allaah (Exalted be He) forgives those who make Tawbah. Allaah (Exalted be He) says… read more here.

A person hit someone driving a motorbike, what should he do?

Question 7: I was driving along a freeway which was under reconstruction. There was a person driving a motorbike. Unintentionally, I hit the back of the motorbike. I did not stop to see what happened. Some of my cousins were with me in the car and advised me to stop, but I did not respond to their request. Please note that this accident happened more than eight years ago. What is your advice to me? May Allaah reward you with the best!

Answer: You should go to the traffic police and report the accident in order to search for the person you hit to know… read more here.

What is the ruling on the Diyah (blood money) paid to the heirs of the deceased?

Question 6: What is the ruling on the Diyah (blood money) paid to the heirs of the deceased?

Answer: The Diyah is to be distributed among the heirs of the deceased in the same way that inheritance is distributed… read more here.

Would the person who murders a Muslim receive the same punishment as the one murdering a believer?

Question 5: Allaah (Exalted be He) says: And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell to abide therein Allaah (Exalted be He) states that Fire is the punishment for a person who kills a believer, not a Muslim. Would a person who kills a Muslim also receive the same punishment?

Answer: Whoever kills a Muslim, their punishment will be the Fire. If the inward aspects of the person being killed are in agreement with their outward aspects… read more here.

Is it permissible to ask the family of the murdered person to pardon the murderer?

Question 4: It gives me great pleasure to thank you and ask Allaah (Exalted be He) to reward you the best for what you do for the sake of Islaam and Muslims. Your Eminence, I would like to raise this question before you as you are a person of rank and reputation in the sight of all Muslims. Also, those who seek the truth receive your Fatwaa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar) with approval. A crime of murder was committed in Qatar when some boy sat school quarreled with each other. The youngest of those boys stabbed the oldest twice. As a result, the boy died immediately. Some good people have tried to settle the matter by interceding with the victim’s family, who are seeking revenge, to convince them to pardon the killer since he is still sixteen years old. While attempting to gather some reputable persons to go to the victim’s family, a man, whom we consider to be the most well versed in religious knowledge among us, has opposed our attempt and has ordered us not to do so as it is a sort of intercession with regard to one of the Hudood (ordained punishment for violating Allaah’s Law) prescribed by Allaah. He claims that intercession with regard to manslaughter is not permissible. According to our scant knowledge, intercession with regard to manslaughter is a good act and pardoning the killer is better than demanding Qisaas (just retaliation) as Allaah (Exalted be He) says: O you who believe! Al-Qisaas (the Law of Equality in punishment) is prescribed for you in case of murder: the free for the free, the slave for the slave, and the female for the female. But if the killer is forgiven by the brother (or the relatives, etc.) of the killed against blood-money, then adhering to it with fairness and payment of the blood-money to the heir should be made in fairness. This is an alleviation and a mercy from your Lord. So after this whoever transgresses the limits (i.e. kills the killer after taking the blood-money), he shall have a painful torment. He (Exalted be He) also says: And We ordained therein for them: “Life for life, eye for eye, nose for nose, ear for ear, tooth for tooth, and wounds equal for equal.” But if anyone remits the retaliation by way of charity, it shall be for him an expiation. And whosoever does not judge by that which Allâh has revealed, such are the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrongdoers – of a lesser degree). He (Exalted be He) says: And to forego (and give her the full Mahr) is nearer to At-Taqwa (piety, righteousness). Allah (Exalted be He) says: The recompense for an evil is an evil like thereof; but whoever forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is with Allaah. Verily, He likes not the Zâlimûn (oppressors, polytheists, and wrongdoers). He (Exalted be He) also says: …and who pardon men; verily, Allaah loves Al-Muhsinoon (the good-doers). It was reported in the Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet)on the authority of Anas ibn Maalik (may Allaah be pleased with him) that he said: “I never saw the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) judging in any dispute that involved Qisas but he commanded remission regarding it.”On the authority of Abu Al-Darda’ who narrated that he heard Allaah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) saying: “Whoever suffers an injury and forgives (the person responsible), Allaah will raise his status to a higher degree and remove one of his sins.” On the authority of ‘Aboo Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) who narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Never a man forgives a grievance unless Allaah increases him in dignity.” On the authority of `Abdul-Rahmaan ibn `Awf who narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Three – by the One in Whose Hand is the soul of Muhammad, if I am to swear regarding them – wealth never decreases because of Sadaqah (voluntary charity), so give Sadaqah; and no servant pardons a grievance, seeking with it the Pleasure of Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He), but Allah will surely increase him in honor because of it on the Day of Resurrection…” This evidence shows that Islam urges Muslims to pardon one another and promises a great reward in this world and in the Hereafter for the one who pardons others. According to our scant knowledge, intercession is a desirable practice as the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “If you make intercession, you will be rewarded.” Consequently, intercession is an allowable practice according to Shari`ah.

Since we receive your Fatwaa favorably, we ask Your Eminence to send us a written Fatwaa on the permissibility of intercession with regard to manslaughter. Is it permissible for the victim’s family to agree not to demand Qisaas in return for a sum of money or to grant pardon with no return? We would like Your Eminence to focus on the permissibility and favorability of such a practice. We would be grateful if the reply could be as quick as possible. May Allaah safeguard you and all people of knowledge and virtue!

Answer: Intercession with those who seek revenge to convince them to pardon the killer or to accept Diyah (blood money)… read more here.

Impermissibility of changing one’s mind after the judge has ruled and the victim has agreed

Question 3: In the southern region of the Kingdom, some disputes may arise among tribes during which an exchange of gunfire takes place. The involved parties then go to the judge who gives his verdict according to what Allaah has revealed in the Qur’aan. However, an injured person may waive his right with the intention of taking revenge on his opposing party later, since he is not convinced with the judgment of Sharee`ah (Islaamic law). As a result, tribes convene so that the victim may set the sentence he sees suitable to the offense committed against him. Is such a practice permissible after hearing the judge’s verdict? Please give us a clear Fatwaa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar) in this regard. May Allaah guide you and increase your virtueson a Day when neither wealth nor sons will avail, except to he who comes before Allaah with a sound heart.

Answer: If a judge gives a verdict according to Allah’s Purified Shar` (Law), all parties must abide by it… read more here.

What is the ruling on asking the family of the person killed to pardon the killer?

Question 2: We would like to inform Your Eminence that we often go to the family of a person being killed to ask them to pardon the killer and demand no Qisaas (just retaliation). We sometimes spend a great deal of time with the family of the victim to convince them to pardon the killer, either in return for a sum of money or for any other reason. Sometimes we pretend that we are sick and refuse to eat until they would give a reply to our request; either by pardoning the killer or refusing to do so. We have heard from some scholars that it is not permissible to participate in such situations. Please guide us to what we should do!

Answer: There is no blame on doing so In-shaa’-Allaah (if Allaah wills)… read more here.

Is it permissible for the husband to demand Qisaas (just retaliation) for the murderer of his wife?

Question 1: Is it permissible for the husband to demand Qisaas (just retaliation) for the murderer of his wife?

Answer: Demanding Qisaas (just retaliation) at the ruler from the criminal is the right of the heirs of a murdered person… read more here.

Is it permissible for a wife to take from her husband’s money?

Question 10: Is it permissible for me to take some of my husband’s money to give in charity with or without his knowledge?

Answer: It is not permissible for you to take of your husband’s money to give in charity except with his consent, or if he usually approves of such kind of charity… read more here.

Permissibility of a wife giving from the money she is paid to buy clothing for her parents

Question 9: Is it permissible for a woman to give her parents some of the money her husband gives her to buy clothes or something else for herself?

Answer: If the money is above her needed expenses, there is no harm in giving her parents from it with her husband’s permission… read more here.

Is it permissible for a wife to live on her husband’s ill-gotten money?

Question 8: A man earns unlawful money, and he does not listen to his wife’s advice. Is it permissible for his wife to live on this unlawful money, given that she has no other source of living? Should she continue her life with him or is she obligated to ask for Talaaq (divorce pronounced by a husband)? It is worth mentioning that his money is earned through trading in unlawful items.

Answer: If she knows that her husband’s money is unlawful, it is not permissible for her to live on these ill-gotten gains… read more here.

What is the ruling on the wife’s taking money from her husband to fulfill her needs?

Question 7: My husband refuses to support me and my children financially. When all the money I have is spent, I take from his money without his knowledge in order to sustain myself and my children. Am I sinful?

Answer: If the reality is as you mentioned, that you take from your husband’s money to sustain yourself and your children… read more here.

Does a husband have the right to spend his money without disobeying Allaah?

Question 6: Should a husband give his wife a monthly allowance in addition to providing her with all her needs, such as food, clothes, etc?

Answer: A husband is not a required to give his wife a monthly allowance as long as he provides her with… read more here.

Should a husband give his wife a monthly outlay?

Question 5: Should a husband give his wife a monthly allowance in addition to providing her with all her needs, such as food, clothes, etc?

Answer: A husband is not required to give his wife a monthly allowance as long as he provides her with… read more here.

What is the amount of money that should be given to the wives to fulfill their needs?

Question 4: Is it permissible for a man to marry four wives and give the first wife a quarter of a French riyaal, the second wife half of a French riyaal, the third wife one and a half French riyaals, and the fourth wife one French riyaal to buy their needs?

Answer: It is permissible for the Muslim man to marry four wives… read more here.

Is the husband of a rich wife obliged to spend on her?

Question 3: Why are a rich wife and sister not obliged to spend on a poor husband and brother respectively?

Answer: Allaah has obliged men to spend on their wives and the womenfolk who are under their care, as He says… read more here.

What is the ruling on spending a lot of money on lawful things?

Question 2: What is the ruling on having a lot of possessions, such as furniture and the like, with the intention of comforting oneself?

Answer: The basic rule regarding expenditure is that Muslims have to be moderate in eating, drinking, dressing, and furnishings… read more here.

What is the ruling on spending money extravagantly?

Question 1: I am a well-to-do person and I have earned all my wealth from Halaal (lawful) sources. I perform all my duties towards my relatives and the poor. I am trying not to fall short in that matter. Thanks to Allaah (Exalted be He), I have built a house and equipped it with luxurious and expensive furniture brought from abroad. However, I am at a loss, because I do not know whether what I have done makes me one of those about whom Allaah (Exalted be He) says: “And turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, Allaah likes not any arrogant boaster. But spend not wastefully (your wealth) in the manner of a spendthrift.

Answer: Spending money extravagantly may be Haraam (prohibited) or Makrooh (disliked). The prohibition of squandering is emphasized in the following Aayah (Qur’aanic verse) in which Allaah (Exalted be He) says… read more here.

What is the prescribed frequency of breastfeeding that affects marriageability?

Question 10: What is the prescribed number of breastfeeding that renders a child a son or daughter of the wet nurse? In what way are the daughters of the woman who breast-fed my son related to me as the son’s mother?

Answer: The breastfeeding that affects marriageability refers to breast-feeding a baby for five times or more during the first two years of the baby’s life… read more here.

A woman dropped some of her breast milk in a person’s ears, and he wants to marry her daughter

Question 9: An insect broke through my ear, so the mother of my fiance, Hissah, who is my cousin, dropped some of her breast milk in my ear. She did so only one time. Is it still permissible for me to marry Hissah?

Answer: It is permissible for the questioner to marry his cousin Hissah… read more here.

Does breastfeeding by a woman who cannot give birth to a child affect marriageability?

Question 8: We are three brothers and each of us has children. Our mother who is sixty years old breastfed a son of my brother and after sixteen years she did the same with my son. She used to insert her nipples into the mouth of the child to make him stop crying. She told us that she felt that fluid came out of her breast into the mouth of the child many times. Is it prohibited for my sons to marry the daughters of my brothers? May Allah reward you with the best!

Answer: If the case is as mentioned above, and breastfeeding occurred five times or more in the first two years of the child’s life it would be prohibited for the son who was breastfed to marry daughters of his paternal uncles and aunts… read more here.

A woman asked her sisters before her death to breastfeed her daughter but father objects

Question 7: A sister died leaving behind a daughter in her first month of age. While breathing her last breath, she asked her two sisters to breastfeed her daughter until the period of suckling ends. However, her husband prevented the sisters from breastfeeding his daughter. He took his daughter to another woman to breastfeed her and refused to let her aunts breastfeed her. Is there any sin on the aunts’ part or not? May Allaah reward you with the best!

Answer: There is no blame on the aunts for not suckling their sister’s daughter, since the child’s father refused… read more here.

Permissibility of giving the child powdered milk when the mother’s milk is insufficient

Question 6: Is it permissible for a mother to feed her baby Nido or any other milk formula if her milk is not enough to feed the baby?

Answer: There is no harm for a woman nursing her baby with milk formula. This milk does not spread the unmarriageable nursing link… read more here.

Does infant formula render marriage unlawful?

Question 5: Are children who drink from the same infant milk formulas considered siblings?

Answer No, they are not, for this does not carry the same ruling on suckling that renders marriage unlawful… read more here.

If a child was breastfed by a woman in a way that affects marriageability

Question 4: A baby boy was brought up by his paternal aunt and he sucked her breast. She had no children; and when she died, her husband granted the boy all his wealth. Would that boy be considered her son by breastfeeding?

Answer: The breastfeeding that affects marriageability refers to breast-feeding a baby for five times or more during the first two years of the baby’s life… read more here.

Is a child entitled to inherit from the woman who breastfed him?

Question 3: One of my brothers was breastfed more than twenty times by his maternal grandmother. Does he have any right in her inheritance? Is it permissible for him to marry one of the daughters of his maternal uncle or maternal aunts? Finally, is it permissible for me to marry any of them?

Answer: breastfeeding that affects marriageability refers to breast-feeding a baby for five times or more during the first two years of the baby’s life… read more here.

Is it permissible for a mother to breastfeed her baby while she is in a state of Janabah?

Question 2:  Is it permissible for a mother to breastfeed her baby while she is in a state of Janaabah (major ritual impurity related to sexual discharge)? If not, what does she have to do if she has already done this? Please provide us with your beneficial answer. May Allaah reward you best!

Answer: It is permissible for mothers to breastfeed their babies while they are in a state of Janaabah… read more here.

Is the mother who does not breastfeed her baby considered sinful?

Question 1: Some mothers do not breastfeed their babies to preserve their own health and others do not breastfeed their babies for the full period of two years. Are they considered sinners for doing so? Please answer me. May Allaah grant you success!

Answer: It is Waajib (obligatory) for mothers to breastfeed their babies and look after their health… read more here.