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Mercy Killing of Animals to End their Suffering

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question: I have a pet cat which is severely ill and dying of cancer. I know euthanasia in humans is not allowed in Islam but is mercy killing of animals also haram? Would it be permissible to put the cat to sleep to end its...

Medical Conditions and Waswasa

Answered by Sidi Wasim Shiliwala Question: I had a question regarding an abnormality I have been having. For the past year or so, I keep dozing off and falling asleep at the most random times of day. I have tried to get an accurate diagnosis but was unable to get a...

Is Masturbation Sinful? How Do I Stop?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is masturbation permitted? How does one stop himself from falling into it? Answer: Masturbation is prohibitively disliked and so it is sinful to engage in. It has many personal and societal ill-effects that are known and...

Is It Impermissible to Tell Inappropriate Jokes?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: There are jokes that have jarring or disturbing elements of absurdity, but don’t use curse words, sexual references, or Islamically disrespectful themes. One example are ‘dead baby’ jokes. (Q. How do you fit 50 babies into a...

Is Body Piercing Allowed for Men?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: Why is body piercing not acceptable for the man …especially if they do pierce their ears. Would you kindly give me some  Quranic and Hadith reference. I need to explain to a brother. Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I...

Is Cosmetic Surgery Allowed?

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question: Is cosmetic surgery allowed? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Mutilation of one’s body has been clearly prohibited in Islam. Allah Almighty mentions in Surah al-Nisa the words of Shaytan,...

Getting Therapy for Irreligious Thoughts

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I have recently started therapy for my ocd and self esteem/anxiety issues. These things have been affecting me greatly and through therapy etc i hope to get better soon. One of my ocd behaviors is to do with getting...