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Is it permissible to wear snakeskin belts?

Question: Asalam alaikum dear Shakyh Mufti. Nowadays snakeskin belts are common and in fashion.  Are they allowed to wear? Shukran . Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. In principle,...

Method of Slaughter for Qurbani (Hanbali Fiqh)

Q: Is there a preferred method of slaughter for each animal?A: It is recommended to slaughter the camel while it is standing with its left leg bound, puncturing the fossa between its neck and sternum. This method is called naḥr. It is recommended to slaughter the cow,...

Breastfeeding Another’s Child (Hanbali Fiqh)

Q: How many times does another’s child have to breastfeed to be considered a part of the wet-nurse’s family?A: Nursing is defined as suckling milk, which was produced by pregnancy, within two years of the nursing child's life, from the breast of a woman and drinking...

Cutting a minor females hair

Q. Is it permissible to cut a 5 year old girls hair? As a parent of five small girls, all five and under, it becomes difficult for me to comb and tie all their hair every Morning. Please advise. A. It is not permissible to cut the hair of a mature female (Baaligah)....

Installing CCTV cameras – is it allowed?

Assalamualaikum A few days ago I read an article in a news paper Times Of India that installation of CCTV Cameras in homes, shops and another places are un Islamic thing, fatwa issued by Darululoom Deoband. Therefor I wish to know  your view point regarding this...

Quranic verses on vehicles.

Q. Is it permissible to have Quranic verses and phrases on one’s vehicle? A. The Holy Quran contains the words of Allah and must be respected at all times. Placing these Quranic verses on vehicles is only a matter of fashion and style, and no sort of respect is given...

Having wedding cakes and bridemaids at wedding

QUESTION: Assalamu Alaikum, Can you please explain why having wedding cakes at a wedding is haram and if there is any other way to incorporate the cake into the wedding ceremony that will be permissible? Also will it be permissible to have cupcakes on display instead...