A Collection of Over 500 fatwa relating Aqeeda, Bidah, Sufism And Sects(From al-Ifta)

Acts commensurate with Kufr

Ruling on cursing Allah’s Being

Cursing Allah’s Being


Types of Riddah

Forms of Riddah

Making up for the missed acts of worship during Riddah

Nullifiers of Islam


Cursing the Qur’an and Hadith Sahih

Cursing the Qur’an and Hadith and obtaining unlawful gains

Disbelief in the Qur’an and mocking bearded Muslims

Eating from the slaughtered animal of someone who curses Allah and the Messenger

Words and phrases that take a person out of Islam

Disbelief of someone who curses religion

Tearing the Mushaf

Types of Kufr

Cursing the religion and building Masjids over the graves

The excuse of being ignorant in cursing and fighting religious rituals

Mocking the Hijab

Cursing Time

Ruling on Women who are Scantily Dressed

Rendering Haram Halal and Halal Haram

Judging the People of the Book who do not believe in the mission of Muhammad to be Kafirs

A Muslim opposing an established ruling supported with a clear text

Ruling on the people of the Book living with Muslims

Denying Hadith Sahih and interpreting Ayahs about Allah’s Names and Attributes

Abstaining from performance of the practical pillars of Islam is apostasy

Mocking the bearded Muslims as a major sin leading to Riddah

Difference regarding letting the beard grow

Mocking the bearded Muslims

Abandoning Salah and mocking the religion of Islam or the Sunnah

Apostasy renders good deeds null if no repentance follows

Has the evidence of Allah been established against the people of modern times?

Ruling on helping the apostates

Helping the apostates to change their names

Dealing with someone who abandons Salah and Sawm

Prohibition of telling jokes of blasphemous or dissolute content

Are Muslims to be excused for ignorantly performing acts of Kufr and Shirk?

Is denial a type of Kufr that takes a person out of Islam? What is the type of Kufr that takes a person out of Islam?

Kufr that takes a Muslim outside the pale of Islam

Some acts of Kufr take one outside the pale of Islam

Calling people to observe Salah always

Offering Salah behind a beardless Imam

Dealing with someone who denies some Hadith

Loyalty to disbelievers

Can a person who say “La Ilah Illa Allah” be a disbeliever?

Disbelief of a hypocrite

Ruling on someone who denies some Hadith

Is it permissible to profess Kufr due to coercion? What is the ruling on a person whose Ijtihad leads to denying one of the necessarily known religious matters

Coercion on Kufr

Misjudgment in Ijtihad

Studying sciences involving falsehood

Declaring someone to be Kafir

Ruling onTakfir of a Muslim for committing a sin

Ruling on the denial of a Muslim’s Iman

Ruling on accusing a Muslim with Kufr

Committing acts of disblief

Declaring specific and unspecific people as Kafirs

When it is permissible to declare a person as Kafir

Ruling on not regarding a disbeliever as a Kafir

Muslims should not judge others as Hell dwellers except on one condition

Can a Muslim be excused for their ignorance about `Aqidah issues?

Deeming Jews and Christians as Kafirs

Ruling on deeming Jews and Christians as Kafirs

Permissibility of deeming one of the People of the Book as a Kafir

Al-Wala’ wal-Bara’  

Ruling on hiring a non-Muslim

Prohibition of hiring a non-Muslim

The meaning of loyalty

Obligations towards non-Muslim co-workers

Ruling on loving and mingling with Kafirs

Taking Christians as brothers

Ruling on taking part in the disbelievers’ festivals and celebrations

Taking the same weekly leave as Jews and Christians

Sharing with non-Muslims the same places of worship

Dealing with a Dhimmy

Ruling on visiting the relatives who love non-Muslims

Muslims and non-Muslims exchanging visits

Ruling on spending the night at a non-Muslim’s house

Entering into business with non-Muslims

Ruling on the people of the Book living with Muslims

Ruling on traveling to non-Muslim countries

Ruling on giving Non-Muslims citizenships in Muslim Countries

When it is necessary for a Muslim to leave a non-Muslim country

Staying at a non-Muslim country

Annulling the Shahadah

Loyalty to Kafirs that takes one out of Islam

The limits of loyalty

Taking part in the celebrations of people of the Book

Ruling on attending Christians’ festivities

Attending national and Christian festivals

Celebrating the Christmas

Prohibition of attending Buddhist ceremonies

Dealing with a Christian neighbor

Dealing with a Christian neighbor

Doubtful matter related to Christianity

Ruling on a Muslim obtaining the citizenship of a non-Muslim government

Obtaining another citizenship and loyalty to a non-Muslim government

Obtaining another citizenship

Fraud to obtain another citizenship

Could verbal or practical Coercion be a justification to renounce Islam?

Coercion on disbelief

A Muslim working in a non-Muslim country

A Muslim eating the food of the People of the Book, giving them Islamic books, praying in front of them and going to their churches

Permissibility of the People of the Book’s food

Giving Islamic books to Christians

Ruling on non-Muslims entering Masjids and Muslims entering non-Muslim places of worship

Non-Muslims entering Masjids

Muslims entering non-Muslim places of worship

The cross shape which is the Christian’s symbol nowadays

Hiring Christians and displaying their cross on sold items

Offering a non-Muslim guest unlawful food

Ruling on having one temple for the three religions; Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Ruling on a Muslim wearing a cross and when it leads to disbelief

Ruling on the Call to Rapprochement between Religions

Necessity of using accurate expressions and warning against using ambiguous terms  

The use of the phrase “Islamic Customs and Traditions”

Addressing someone as: “O Sayyid!”

Words that show lack of respect to Allah

Calling the deceased “Al-Marhum” and “Al-Maghfur Lahu”

Attributing blessings to nature

Ruling on saying:”Allah knows that…” or “Allah forbid!”

Protecting the limbs from committing sins

Concluding letters with “May you last forever”

Concluding letters and requests with “May you last forever”

Permissibility of saying “Many ways but only one death”

None but Allah knows the Ghayb

Allah Alone knows what is in the wombs

Causes of disagreement among scholars

Ruling on consulting soothsayers who claim the knowledge of the Ghayb

Claiming the knowledge of the Ghayb

None but Allah knows the time of the Hour

A Waliy knowing the Ghayb

Everything on earth will perish

The Messenger’s knowledge of the Ghayb

The Messenger knowing the Ghayb

Knower of Ghayb

Five keys to the Ghayb

Five keys to the Ghayb only known to Allah

Allah telling the messengers about the Ghayb

Seeing Allah in this world

Did the Messenger of Allah see His Lord on the night of Isra’?

Can humans see Allah in this world?

The Messenger seeing Allah

Seeing Allah in this world overtly

Curing obsession and inner thoughts

Curing obsession and Satan’s plots

Devilish Whispering

The path to sincerity

Satan’s Insinuations

Treatment of showing off

Doubting that a person’s good deeds are out of showing off

Self insinuations

Treatment of the whispering of Satan while offering Salah

Remedy of the whispering of Satan while offering Salah

Remedy of pride and showing off

Apostasy insinuations

Supplication against insinuations

The Saved Sect  

The prosperous one in the sight of Allah

The path to Paradise

To be a Muslim as a great honor and source of pride

An advice for young men

The Difference between Sufi Tariqahs and Shari`ah

The splitting of this Ummah into seventy-three sects

A Muslim should follow what is revealed in the Qur’an and Sunnah

The obligation not to be prejudiced towards a group against another

Achieving Muslim unity

Discussing the Hadith “Allah will raise for this Ummah at the head of every hundred years a person…”

The meaning of the Hadith: “Islam began as something strange…”

The meaning of the Hadith “I asked my Lord three things”

Adhering to the Sunnah

Ruling on political and religious parties

Islam and political parties

Da`wah and politics

Standing for a minute of silence in memory of martyrs

Technical definition of Ahl-ul-Sunnah wal-Jama`ah

Ahl-ul-Sunnah wal-Jama`ah

The meaning of the Hadith “All are in Hellfire except one”

Will all the members of the Saved Sect be admitted into Paradise?

The characteristics of the Saved Sect

Do the current sects fall under the Hadith “My Ummah will be split…”

The authentic form of the Hadith “All of them will enter Hellfire except one”

The Islamic group closest to the Truth

The Islamic group closest to the Truth nowadays

Muslims’ stance from Islamic groups

The guided group

The Salaf are Ahl Al-Sunnah wal-Jama`ah

The meaning of Salaf and Salafiyyun

The meaning of “Salafism”

A Muslims’ Duty in Irreligious Societies

A Muslims’ role in irreligious societies

An advise to the Muslim living in an irreligious society

Witnessing against all nations on the the Day of Resurrection as one of the merits of this Ummah

The Islamic Ummah as witness against other nations

Ibn Taymiyah as one of Ahl-ul-Sunnah

Wahabiyyah and Shaykh Muhammad Ibn `Abdul-Wahhab


Definition of Wahhabism

Some books by Shaykh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah

Useful books for understanding `Aqidah suggested by the Committee

Useful books for understanding `Aqidah

Advise for those who wish to adopt a suitable methodology to study `Aqidah

Some useful books for understanding religion

Useful books in Fiqh

The best book in the true `Aqidah


Building a dome on the grave of the Prophet may not be taken as an example

Sufism and building domes over graves

Sufism and the Islamic stance from it

Tariqahs, Wirds and Dhikr

Wirds and Sufi Bid`ahs

Bid`ahs of Sufis

Sufism mostly involves Bid`ahs nowadays

Sufism mostly involves Bid`ahs

Are Sufi Tariqahs on the right path or on deviation?

The meaning of Sufis saying “So-and-so is the owner of time and can dispose of people’s affairs”

Can a normal person receive revelation directly from Allah?

Sufi dancing and singing

Validity of Dhikr through dancing and swaying

The Sufi claim that the Prophet knew the Qur’an before it was revealed

Sufis claiming to see the Prophet while awake 

Ruling on Sufi’s saying Dhikr on certain nights with certain forms and saying “O, so and so! Help me!”

Does Islam tolerate the Sufi Tariqahs such as Al-Shadhiliyyah?

Islam does not tolerate Sufi Tariqahs

Ruling on following the Sufi Tariqahs spreading in our times

The soul of a Waly ascending to the heaven

The souls and not bodies of Awliya’ going to heaven

Falsity of claiming that remembering Allah is better than the obligatory Salah and answering them 

Invalidity of the permission granted by a shaykh to his disciple and claiming so 

Ruling on following some Sufi Tariqahs such as Al-Shadhiliyyah

The Bid`ah of holding banquets on Mawlid celebrating the Prophet and Awliya’

Invocating Allah with the single pronoun formula

Ruling on supplicating to Allah saying “O Ho”

The Bid`ah of chanting Dhikr in various ways after Salah

Ruling on delaying slaughtering the Udhiyah three days after the `Eid

The Bid`ah related to Sufi Dhikr said collectively while swaying

Ruling on some Sufi Tariqahs such as Izalat Al-Bida` and Al-Qadiriyyah 

Ruling on the so-called “Hizb Al-Aman”, “Salah Al-Nuqtah” and “Salah Al-Lahutiyyah”

Praying with Sufis

Ruling in praying in a Masjid that has a Sufi Tariqah

Ruling on sitting with Sufi Tariqahs remembering Allah while swaying

The Sects

Muslims’ stance from sects

Al-Burhamiyyah Tariqah

The Naqshabandiyyah


The Isma`ili Sect

The Bareilwi order




Al-Qadianiyyah order

Ruling on Al-Ahmadiyyah sect and their beliefs

Ruling on the Sufi order called Al-Qadyaniyyah and their alleged prophet

The difference between the Muslims and Al-Ahmadiyyun


The so-called Salat Al-Fatih

The Wird of Al-Tijaniyyah Order

Ruling on the Wird of Al-Tijaniyyah Order and the practice of spreading a white cloth in the Masjid when saying Dhikr

Ruling on reading Wird of Al-Tijaniyyah and worship Allah through it

Ruling on saying Wirds of Al-Qadianiyyah and Al-Tijaniyyah and ruling on the Sufi Book “Dala’il Al-Khayrat”

Ruling on reciting poetry upon the completion of reciting the Qur’an

Al-Tijaniyyah as one of the most disbelieving and misguided Tariqahs

Introducing Ahmad Al-Tijany, his Tariqah, beliefs and the Shari`ah ruling on his followers

Ruling on praying behind an innovating Imam following Al-Tijaniyyah

The Masjid controlled by Al-Tijaniyyah followers

Ruling on abandoning the Masjid controlled by Al-Tijaniyyah followers

Ruling on the Imamate of a follower of Al-Tijaniyyah and praying behind them

Ruling on the recitation of Al-Tijaniyyah and Al-Qadiriyyah and praying behind their follower and offering funeral prayer for them

Does the Shirk mentioned in the Ayah “And do not marry Al-Mushrikât (idolatresses, etc.) till they believe” include those who follow some Tariqahs such as Al-Tijaniyyah

Ruling on the Wird of Al-Tijaniyyah, Al-Qadiriyyah and others


Excessiveness of Al-Qadiriyyah

Ruling on the merits of Shaykh Abdul-Qadir

The Kharijites

The meaning of the Hadith “During the last days, some young foolish people will appear”

Al-Ibadiyyahisone as one of the deviant sects

The Rafidah

The difference between Sunnis and Shiites

Ruling on the slaughtered animals of those who supplicate to Al-Hasan, Al-Husayn and `Aly at times of adversity

The offerings of those who supplicate to other than Allah are dead meat that is unlawful to eat

Ruling on marrying from those who supplicate to AL-Hasan, Al-Husayn and `Aly apart from Allah

Scholars’ book about Shiites and their details

Ruling on the modern Shiites

Claiming that `Aly on the rank of prophethood and Jibril made a mistake

Ruling on putting `Aly on the rank of prophethood and Jibril made a mistake

Ruling on the followers of Al-Imamiyyah Al-Ithna, which is one of the Rafidi sects and the difference between the scholars and followers of any deviant Muslim sect

Ruling on the Imamite Shiaan sect in Islam and its origin

The reality of the Iranian Shiites and their chief and answering those who claim there is no true Muslim leader except Ayatollah Khomeini


Prostrating to other than Allah as Bohras do

Bohras women kissing their chief’s hands and legs and those of his household

The chief scholar of Bohras claiming he is the owner of the soul and faith in behalf of his followers

The chief scholar of Bohras claiming he owns all Waqf properties

The chief scholar of Bohras claiming he has the right to socially boycott those who oppose him

Ruling on religious discrimination in Islam

Transmigration of souls

The reality of Transmigration of souls

Validity of the ape-man theory


The meaning of Bid`ah

The meaning of a good and evil Bid`ah

The meaning of “Newly Invented Things”

Ways of Denouncing Bid`ahs

Not all Bid`ahs are equal in evil

Ruling on someone who persists on reciting the Qur’an over the dead before and after the burial and slaughtering a sheep to the funeral attendees

Meaning and types of Bid`ah

Rejected and accepted innovations

Types of Bid`ah

Good and evil Bid`ahs

Ruling on raising the voice when saying Dhikr and reciting Ayat-ul-Kursi after Salah

Explaining the Hadith “Whoever innovates anything in this matter” and “Whoever introduces some good practice”

Deeds are to be agreement with the Qur’an and the Sunnah

The Qur’an and Sunnah as the criteria of deeds

Books free from Bid`ahs and warning against them

Bid`ah related to Qur’an recitation

Specifying some Surahs of the Qur’an as the “Saving Surahs”

Permissibility of gathering people to recite the Qur’an for a particular person

Ruling on reciting Al-Fatihah after offering Witr after `Isha’ Prayer

Ruling on reciting Al-Fatihah during school’s morning assembly

Gathering people to recite the Qur’an with the intention of gaining more of Allah’s provision

Preparing banquets for completing the recitation of the Qur’an

Ruling on distributing food and drink following Khatmah

Ruling on writing Ayahs on a paper and putting it in water then drinking it to facilitate memorizing Qur’an

Hand washing after Qur’an recitation

Gathering to recite the Qur’an

Ruling on reciting the Qur’an collectively and in unison after the prayer

Ruling on reciting the Qur’an collectively and in unison on Friday before the Imam enters

Bid`ahs of Salah

Putting the hand on the head after Salah

Ruling on Tarawih

Ruling on reciting Qur’an through loudspeakers and the Ibtihalat

Ruling on Nafilah prayer offered on the last Wednesday of Safar

Ruling on the Bid`ah in “Al-Du`a’ Al-Mustajab”

Ruling on reciting Qur’an before the arrival of the Imam on Friday

Ruling on rubbing oneself against the walls of the Masjids at Al-Rahmah Mountain in`Arafah

Ruling on performing Tawaf around a Masjid seven times on completion

Ruling on adding words before or after the Adhan

Ruling on sending blessings on the Prophet loudly before or after the Adhan

Bid’ah of Sawm

Ruling on observing Sawm on certain days in Rajab

Sawm during Rajab and Sha`ban

Bid`ahs of Hajj

Custodians of the Ka`bah have no worldly or religious superiority compared to other people

Setting aside a certain bed until a pilgrim comes back to use it

Ruling on changing names after Hajj

Bid`ah of Du`a’

Assigning someone to recite the daily morning and evening Wird

Making Dhikr collectively and reciting the entire Qur’an together in one voice

Swaying while remembering Allah

Repeating saying “O Latif”

Desirability of maintaining the Shari`ah way of remembering Allah

Ruling on reciting Al-Fatihah for the dead and otherwise

Reciting certain verses after the Jumu`ah Prayer

The Khatib and listener talking during the Friday Khutbah

Ruling on the Khatib and listener talking during the Friday Khutbah

Ruling on sending blessings on the Prophet loudly and saying collective supplications after Salah

Reciting Al-Fatihah after supplicating

Ruling on reciting Al-Fatihah after supplicating

Ruling on saying Dhikr collectively between Tarawih and the time and number of Tarawih

Ruling on remembering Allah loudly while swaying

Allocating a Dhikr for a certain day

Remembering Allah by saying the two Shahadah

Desirability of remembering Allah by saying the two Shahadah as related

Ruling on supplicating for the dead before moving the body, after the Funeral Prayer and after burial

Ruling on reciting Al-Fatihah and Al-Salah Al-Ibrahimiyyah and ending by reciting, “Glorified be your Lord, the Lord of Honor and Power!”

Ruling on individually or collectively reciting Al-Fatihah after Salah

Ruling on reciting Al-Fatihah after Salah

Ruling on reciting Al-Fatihah after supplication

Ruling on reciting the Qur’an before the Adhan

Ruling on reciting the Qur’an and supplicating before the Adhan

Ruling on turning the radio on in the Masjid before the time of Salah and ruling on offering the Funeral Prayer before an Obligatory Salah

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