Shafi'i Fiqh

Aberrant Opinion in Islamic Jurisprudence and Ruling on Following it

You have stated in some fatwas on your website that it isn`t permissible to deliver fatwas based on aberrant opinions. Could you clarify what you mean by "Aberrant opinion"? And whether not following the four Madhabs (Schools of thought) is an aberrant opinion or not, because some Muslim countries follow the opinion of Ibn Taymyah who considers three divorces in one sitting as only one valid divorce? Is this fatwa aberrant?

Hanafi Fiqh

Greeting a non believer.

As a Muslim can i say words like NAMASTE OR NAMASKAR OR PRANAM. I LIVE in india and majority of the people say these words to greet each other. Can i as a Muslim say these words under compulsory circumstances. Or with the intention that i do not believe in the meaning of these words??

Hanafi Fiqh

The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) with Women, Children, and Orphans

I want to prepare a concise piece of literature for our annual” Mawlid for the women”, on the life of the Prophet(saw) and his relation to females of the family and the non-family members.I wish to highlight the beauty of his(saw) character and his immense campassion to those weak elements of society (including oorphans) and his advocation to their good treatment and the giving of their rights.

Many in my community only contemplate on his (saw) life in the capacity of a Messenger of Allah(swt) and have scant knowledge of his character in the capacity of an intimate campanion, a loving father and an advocater of the rights of the oppressed and vulnerable.

Answered by: Mufti Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf

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