Entries by Erin

Keeping Pets

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is it permissible to keep pets, such as fish in an aquarium or birds? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful I pray that this finds you well, and in the best of health and spirits. In terms of permissibility, it is permitted to keep pets if one […]

Women Covering Feet

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: When do women have to cover their feet? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, The legal ruling (fatwa) in the Hanafi school is that a woman’s feet are not parts of the body which must be covered with clothing (`awra). As such, it is not legally obligatory […]

Kids in Test Tubes: Is In Vitro Fertilization Allowed?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) involves taking drugs and fertilization outside of the womb. Since many couples are going through infertility, we would like to know what Islam says about IVF. Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, In the name of Allah, the inspirer of truth. All praise […]

Using Ultrasound to Determine the Gender of a Baby

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Can you please tell us the ruling on ultrasound or finding out the sex of the baby beforehand? Is there any prohibition for having an ultrasound done? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, 1. It is in itself permitted to find out the […]

The Permissibility of Contraception

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is contraception permissible? Is it disliked? What is the better way? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon His Messenger Muhammad, his folk, companions, and followers. Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Contraception is permitted; however, it is superior not to engage in […]

Permissibility of Non-Muslims Entering Mecca

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I was wondering about the permissibility of non-Muslims entering Mecca? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon His Messenger Muhammad, his folk, companions, and followers. Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, In the Hanafi school, it is permitted for non-Muslims to enter all […]

Making the Servant Pay for Damages Caused by Negligence

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is it permissible to ask one’s domestic servant to pay for damage caused by negligence during ironing if this happens repeatedly? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Walaikum assalam, The default is that an employee is entrusted (amin), and not liable for any damages that occur in […]

Remaining Naked When Alone

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: What is the ruling on not having one’s nakedness (awra) covered in front of animals, such as a pet bird or cat? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful. Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh In general, it is either recommended or necessary (wajib) to cover one’s nakedness […]

Aiming for a Big Start to 2013

The SeekersHub Global team has spent this past week in Toronto strategizing and preparing for 2013. The 2013 year will bring you newly designed courses, the new SeekersSteps curriculum, and many more exciting developments which we will announce throughout the year, God Willing. As we prepared for the year to come, we also had a […]