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Repenting from Drinking, Then Marrying a Muslim

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum If a Muslim man drinks alcohol and later regrets his sin, how can repent? Can he then marry a Muslim girl? Answer: Assalamu alaykum Sister, Thank you for your question. Your question is answered in the following link: Drinking Alcohol: Are My Prayers Not Valid for 40 […]

Creating Websites Selling Alcohol

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked about being tasked, as a web-developer, to build websites for companies engaged in the sale of alcohol. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have just started a new job as an IT technician/web developer. Only today did the manager ask me to work on one of their […]

What Is an Intoxicant?

Shaykh Jamir Meah clarifies the rulings regarding intoxicants and the moral responsibility of someone who is intoxicated. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Shafi‘i jurists determined that liquid intoxicants are impure. What is the precise definition of an intoxicant and what are the symptoms of intoxication? Do symptoms like blurred vision, dizziness, vertigo, […]

Does Alcohol Only Refer to Ethanol? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I’ve been told that when talking about alcohol in the islamic context (khamr) we chemically only refer to “ethanol”. Can we limit all rulings pertaining to khamr, like impurity, to ethanol (and substances with a similiar effect) only, according to the Shāfi’ī school? Does it matter how […]

My Brother Keeps Alcohol at Home. What Should I Do?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum My brother and I live together along with a roommate in an apartment. We are all Muslim. My brother drinks alcohol and hides the alcohol in the house. I have asked him to remove it but he refuses to listen. What am I to do in such […]

Should I Trust My Fiancé Who Has Drunk Alcohol?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum My fiancé drunk alcohol for the first time in his life due to some major problems. Next day he messages me telling me about this mistake and promised me that he will never do this again. Should I beleive him and still marry him? Answer: Assalam alaykum. […]

Is It Impermissible to Marry a Daughter of an Alcohol Trader? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I expressed my interest to marry a girl but my father was concerned about the fact that she is the daughter of an alcohol trader. Is it impermissible to marry her or even to think about marrying her? Answer: Assalam alaykum. I pray this finds you in […]

A Comprehensive Guide to the Fiqh of Homeopathic Remedies

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalam alaykum I have heard some scholars say that homeopathy is permissible and some say that it isn’t. Since there is alcohol in the mother tincture, how is it considered permissible? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam. Jazakum Allah khayr for your question, which I have heard many Shafi‘i’s ask. It […]

Would You Clarify What Is Impure Regarding Leather and Alcohol in the Hanafi School?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum 1. Is wearing pig leather haram in the hanafi school? 2. Could you expand on the four conditions of the permissibility of using alcohol derived from sources other than Raisins, grapes or dates? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Pig Leather 1. Yes, it is impermissible to wear […]

Are Substances Mixed With Alcohol Excused According to the Shafi’i School?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, Are substances mixed with alcohol excused according to the Shafi’i School? An example would be a cream mixed with alcohol. Answer:Wa alaykum salam May Allah increase you. Scholars adopted one of three approaches in dealing with widespread usage of denatured alcohol in the current era. 1. Maintaining […]