This answer was collected from the official website of Darul Uloom Deoband Waqf. The institution is based in India and the answers are provided in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh.

Reading novels

Answered by TheMufti.com

Q. What is the ruling regarding the reading of novels, books etc.? A. It is permissible to sell and read novels and other literature on condition that its contents are not against Shariah or the values of Shariah. Novels and literature containing vulgarity, immorality etc. are detrimental to one’s Imaan and are not permissible to sell or… read more »

Are stepchildren Mahram?

Answered by DarulIftaBirmingham

Answered by:  Maulana Abdul Muktader​ Question: A man has two sons and one daughter from his first marriage. He divorces their mother and marries a woman from whom he then has two daughters. My question is, do the sons of the previous marriage become Mahram to the two daughters of… read more »

Shaking a woman’s hand.

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Answered by:  Maulana Muddasser Dhedhy Question: Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah What are the errors in shaking ladies in Islam with reference in Qur’an     بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم               In the name of ALLAH the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Answer: … read more »